Elkhart-Goshen, IN

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Population

202,924

0.637% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$52,449

5.55% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

94,516

1.44% growth

Median Property Value

$130,800

4.39% growth

About

In 2017, Elkhart-Goshen, IN had a population of 203k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $52,449. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elkhart-Goshen, IN grew from 201,640 to 202,924, a 0.637% increase and its median household income grew from $49,692 to $52,449, a 5.55% increase.

The population of Elkhart-Goshen, IN is 75.3% White Alone, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.44% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Elkhart-Goshen, IN speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are Goshen College (260 degrees awarded in 2016) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (17 degrees).

The median property value in Elkhart-Goshen, IN is $130,800, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in Elkhart-Goshen, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elkhart-Goshen, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Elkhart-Goshen, IN employs 94.5k people. The largest industries in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are Manufacturing (34,541 people), Retail Trade (9,883 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,316 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,875), Public Administration ($46,311), and Construction ($41,535).

Median household income in Elkhart-Goshen, IN is $52,449. Males in Elkhart-Goshen, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Elkhart-Goshen, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,449

2017 value

± $1,232

5.55%

1 Year Growth

± 3.11%

Households in Elkhart-Goshen, IN have a median annual income of $52,449, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,692 in 2016, which represents a 5.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elkhart-Goshen, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $93,604, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $81,785 and $70,991.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elkhart-Goshen, IN (27.5k out of 199k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    20,046 ± 1,059

  2. Hispanic

    7,467 ± 702

  3. Black

    3,914 ± 481

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elkhart-Goshen, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

94.5k

2017 Value

± 2,160

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 3.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elkhart-Goshen, IN grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 93.2k employees to 94.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elkhart-Goshen, IN, are Production Occupations (20,104 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,731 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,660 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elkhart-Goshen, IN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elkhart-Goshen, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (20,104 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,731 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,660 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Elkhart-Goshen, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.67 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elkhart-Goshen, IN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,656), Management Occupations ($63,368), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

94.5k

2017 Value

± 2,160

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 3.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elkhart-Goshen, IN grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 93.2k employees to 94.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elkhart-Goshen, IN, are Manufacturing (34,541 people), Retail Trade (9,883 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,316 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elkhart-Goshen, IN, though some of these residents may live in Elkhart-Goshen, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Elkhart-Goshen, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (34,541 people), Retail Trade (9,883 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (9,316 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Elkhart-Goshen, IN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.61 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.04 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (0.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elkhart-Goshen, IN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,875), Public Administration ($46,311), and Construction ($41,535).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.1% of the population of Elkhart-Goshen, IN has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 9.13% on non-group plans, and 0.823% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Elkhart-Goshen, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Elkhart-Goshen, IN see 1505 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1489 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1852 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,505 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,505 patients per year. This represents a 1.07% increase from the previous year (1,489 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.9%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

9.13%

Non-Group

0.823%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elkhart-Goshen, IN declined by 8.35% from 18.4% to 16.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elkhart-Goshen, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

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Diversity

Elkhart-Goshen, IN is home to a population of 203k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 8% of Elkhart-Goshen, IN residents were born outside of the country (16.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Elkhart-Goshen, IN is composed of 153k White Alone residents (75.3%), 31.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.4%), 11k Black or African American Alone residents (5.44%), 4.78k Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 2.09k Asian Alone residents (1.03%), 619 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.305%), 231 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.114%), and 83 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0409%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Elkhart-Goshen, IN residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.2k people

8.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16.8k people

As of 2017, 8% of Elkhart-Goshen, IN residents (16.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was 8.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

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Citizenship

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

93.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.2% of Elkhart-Goshen, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    153k ± 254

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    31.2k ± 1.54k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    11k ± 539

In 2017, there were 4.9 times more White Alone residents (153k people) in Elkhart-Goshen, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.2k Hispanic or Latino and 11k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Elkhart-Goshen, IN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Elkhart-Goshen, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Elkhart-Goshen, IN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,254 ± 331

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,068 ± 226

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,012 ± 265

Elkhart-Goshen, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Elkhart-Goshen, IN awarded 277 degrees. The student population of Elkhart-Goshen, IN is skewed towards women, with 378 male students and 591 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are White (208 and 80.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (23 and 8.95%), Black or African American (14 and 5.45%), and Asian (6 and 2.33%).

The largest universities in Elkhart-Goshen, IN by number of degrees awarded are Goshen College (260 and 93.9%) and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (17 and 6.14%).

The most popular majors in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are Registered Nursing (44 and 15.9%), Family Practice Nurse (30 and 10.8%), and Environmental Science (17 and 6.14%).

The median tuition costs in Elkhart-Goshen, IN are $33,200 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 14 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was Social Work with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Elkhart-Goshen, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 260 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,200

Median Private

In 2016, the Elkhart-Goshen, IN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Goshen College with 260 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

109

Degrees Awarded to Men

168

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 109 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elkhart-Goshen, IN, which is 0.649 times less than the 168 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    208 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    23 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elkhart-Goshen, IN were to White students. These 208 degrees mean that there were 9.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was $130,800 in 2017, which is 0.601 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,300 to $130,800, a 4.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Elkhart-Goshen, IN is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elkhart-Goshen, IN have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elkhart-Goshen, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,449

Median Household Income

± $1,232

71.7k

Number of Households

± 1,845

In 2017, the median household income of the 71.7k households in Elkhart-Goshen, IN grew to $52,449 from the previous year's value of $49,692.

The following chart displays the households in Elkhart-Goshen, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$130,800

2017 Median

± $2,813

$125,300

2016 Median

± $2,387

In 2017, the median property value in Elkhart-Goshen, IN grew to to $130,800 from the previous year's value of $125,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elkhart-Goshen, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elkhart-Goshen, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elkhart-Goshen, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elkhart-Goshen, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.6% of the housing units in Elkhart-Goshen, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elkhart-Goshen, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elkhart-Goshen, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elkhart-Goshen, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elkhart-Goshen, IN have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Elkhart-Goshen, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.6%

  2. Carpooled

    14%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elkhart-Goshen, IN was Drove Alone (77.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (14%) and those who Worked At Home (3.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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