Franklin County, MO

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Population

102,413

0.343% growth

Median Age

40.7


Median Household Income

$53,849

5.8% growth

Poverty Rate

10.6%


Number of Employees

49,855

1.44% growth

Median Property Value

$156,800

2.69% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, MO had a population of 102k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $53,849. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, MO grew from 102,063 to 102,413, a 0.343% increase and its median household income grew from $50,895 to $53,849, a 5.8% increase.

The population of Franklin County, MO is 95.3% White Alone, 1.67% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.39% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, MO speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, MO are East Central College (506 degrees awarded in 2016), Four Rivers Career Center (27 degrees), and Cosmetology College of Franklin County (4 degrees).

The median property value in Franklin County, MO is $156,800, and the homeownership rate is 74.1%. Most people in Franklin County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, MO employs 49.9k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, MO are Manufacturing (9,509 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,075 people), and Retail Trade (6,063 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,421), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,258), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,094).

Median household income in Franklin County, MO is $53,849. Males in Franklin County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Franklin County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,849

2017 value

± $1,753

5.8%

1 Year Growth

± 4.48%

Households in Franklin County, MO have a median annual income of $53,849, 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 $50,895 in 2016, which represents a 5.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 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

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Franklin County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8002.02

  2. Census Tract 8004.01

  3. Census Tract 8001

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, MO was Census Tract 8002.02 with a value of $85,792, followed by Census Tract 8004.01 and Census Tract 8001, with respective values of $61,118 and $60,490.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin County, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, MO (10.7k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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

    9,841 ± 709

  2. Two Or More

    415 ± 200

  3. Hispanic

    381 ± 199

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

49.9k

2017 Value

± 1,556

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 4.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, MO grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 49.1k employees to 49.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, MO, are Production Occupations (6,050 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,039 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,257 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (6,050 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,039 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,257 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.09 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.55 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,968), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,931), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,476).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.9k

2017 Value

± 1,556

1.44%

1 Year growth

± 4.39%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, MO grew at a rate of 1.44%, from 49.1k employees to 49.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, MO, are Manufacturing (9,509 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,075 people), and Retail Trade (6,063 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, MO 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 Franklin County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (9,509 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,075 people), and Retail Trade (6,063 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, MO has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.88 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.78 times), and Construction (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,421), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,258), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,094).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri 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 Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

91.8% of the population of Franklin County, MO has health coverage, with 56.2% on employee plans, 9.83% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Franklin County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, MO see 1506 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.29% increase from the previous year (1458 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1169 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,506 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, MO see an average of 1,506 patients per year. This represents a 3.29% increase from the previous year (1,458 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, MO in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

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

8.2%

Uninsured

56.2%

Employer Coverage

9.83%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

10.6%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, MO declined by 13.5% from 9.47% to 8.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin County, MO 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. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Franklin County, MO is home to a population of 102k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.51% of Franklin County, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.55k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, MO is composed of 97.6k White Alone residents (95.3%), 1.71k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.67%), 1.42k Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 840 Black or African American Alone residents (0.82%), 592 Asian Alone residents (0.578%), 195 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.19%), 67 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0654%), and 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0156%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, MO was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Franklin County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, MO residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.55k people

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.58k people

As of 2017, 1.51% of Franklin County, MO residents (1.55k 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 Franklin County, MO was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Franklin County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, MO was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    97.6k ± 71

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.71k ± 349

  3. Two or More Races

    1.42k ± 234

In 2017, there were 57.2 times more White Alone residents (97.6k people) in Franklin County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.71k Hispanic or Latino and 1.42k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Franklin County, MO 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 Franklin County, MO 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 Franklin County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Franklin County, MO 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

    2,876 ± 276

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    911 ± 221

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    842 ± 247

Franklin County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin County, MO awarded 537 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, MO is skewed towards women, with 1,132 male students and 1,888 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, MO are White (522 and 97.2%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 0.931%), Asian (4 and 0.745%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 0.559%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, MO by number of degrees awarded are East Central College (506 and 94.2%), Four Rivers Career Center (27 and 5.03%), and Cosmetology College of Franklin County (4 and 0.745%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, MO are General Studies (238 and 44.3%), Registered Nursing (48 and 8.94%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (27 and 5.03%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, MO are $N/A 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. 238 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Franklin County, MO was General Studies with 238 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Franklin County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 506 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 4 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Central College with 506 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

190

Degrees Awarded to Men

347

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 190 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, MO, which is 0.548 times less than the 347 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

    522 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, MO were to White students. These 522 degrees mean that there were 104 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, MO was $156,800 in 2017, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $152,700 to $156,800, a 2.69% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, MO is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, MO have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$53,849

Median Household Income

± $1,753

40.6k

Number of Households

± 1,406

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.6k households in Franklin County, MO grew to $53,849 from the previous year's value of $50,895.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, MO 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

$156,800

2017 Median

± $3,999

$152,700

2016 Median

± $3,567

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, MO grew to to $156,800 from the previous year's value of $152,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin County, MO 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 Franklin County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.1% of the housing units in Franklin County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin County, MO 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 Franklin County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, MO have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Franklin County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, MO was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.92%) and those who Worked At Home (2.95%).

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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