Herkimer County, NY

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Population

62,943

0.968% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$49,077

0.376% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Number of Employees

28,650

1.18% decline

Median Property Value

$95,800

1.54% decline

About

In 2017, Herkimer County, NY had a population of 62.9k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $49,077. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Herkimer County, NY declined from 63,558 to 62,943, a -0.968% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,893 to $49,077, a 0.376% increase.

The population of Herkimer County, NY is 94.8% White Alone, 2.06% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.2% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Herkimer County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Herkimer County, NY are Herkimer County Community College (504 degrees awarded in 2016) and Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (41 degrees).

The median property value in Herkimer County, NY is $95,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Herkimer County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Herkimer County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Herkimer County, NY employs 28.7k people. The largest industries in Herkimer County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,504 people), Manufacturing (3,781 people), and Retail Trade (3,653 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,313), and Public Administration ($46,544).

Median household income in Herkimer County, NY is $49,077. Males in Herkimer County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Herkimer County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,077

2017 value

± $2,029

0.376%

1 Year Growth

± 5.2%

Households in Herkimer County, NY have a median annual income of $49,077, 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 $48,893 in 2016, which represents a 0.376% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 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. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Herkimer County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York 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 113.01

  2. Census Tract 109

  3. Census Tract 102.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Herkimer County, NY was Census Tract 113.01 with a value of $79,271, followed by Census Tract 109 and Census Tract 102.02, with respective values of $63,190 and $60,597.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Herkimer County, NY (9.2k out of 61.8k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 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

    8,713 ± 570

  2. Hispanic

    285 ± 127

  3. Black

    242 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Herkimer County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

28.7k

2017 Value

± 949

-1.18%

1 Year decline

± 4.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Herkimer County, NY declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 29k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Herkimer County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,081 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,637 people), and Management Occupations (2,260 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Herkimer County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Herkimer County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,081 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,637 people), and Management Occupations (2,260 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Herkimer County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.49 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.48 times), and Production Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Herkimer County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,622), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($55,556).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.7k

2017 Value

± 949

-1.18%

1 Year decline

± 4.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Herkimer County, NY declined at a rate of -1.18%, from 29k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Herkimer County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,504 people), Manufacturing (3,781 people), and Retail Trade (3,653 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Herkimer County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Herkimer County, NY 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 Herkimer County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,504 people), Manufacturing (3,781 people), and Retail Trade (3,653 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Herkimer County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.79 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.39 times), and Manufacturing (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Herkimer County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,313), and Public Administration ($46,544).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

93.4% of the population of Herkimer County, NY has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Herkimer County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Herkimer County, NY see 3005 patients per year on average, which represents a 17.8% increase from the previous year (2550 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2982 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2236 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,005 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Herkimer County, NY see an average of 3,005 patients per year. This represents a 17.8% increase from the previous year (2,550 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Herkimer County, NY 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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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

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

6.61%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Herkimer County, NY declined by 14.1% from 7.69% to 6.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Herkimer County, NY 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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

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Diversity

Herkimer County, NY is home to a population of 62.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.55% of Herkimer County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Herkimer County, NY is composed of 59.7k White Alone residents (94.8%), 1.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.06%), 753 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 651 Black or African American Alone residents (1.03%), 309 Asian Alone residents (0.491%), 195 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.31%), 52 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0826%), and 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0318%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Herkimer County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Herkimer County, NY was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Herkimer County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Herkimer County, NY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.6k people

2.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.85k people

As of 2017, 2.55% of Herkimer County, NY residents (1.6k 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 Herkimer County, NY was 2.91%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Herkimer County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Herkimer County, NY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    59.7k ± 80

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.3k ± 260

  3. Two or More Races

    753 ± 164

In 2017, there were 46 times more White Alone residents (59.7k people) in Herkimer County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k Hispanic or Latino and 753 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 Herkimer County, NY 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 Herkimer County, NY 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 Herkimer County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Herkimer County, NY 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

    1,753 ± 184

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    632 ± 149

  3. Korea

    569 ± 99

Herkimer County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Herkimer County, NY awarded 545 degrees. The student population of Herkimer County, NY is skewed towards women, with 1,102 male students and 1,642 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Herkimer County, NY are White (445 and 86.2%), followed by Black or African American (33 and 6.4%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 5.23%), and Asian (4 and 0.775%).

The largest universities in Herkimer County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Herkimer County Community College (504 and 92.5%) and Herkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (41 and 7.52%).

The most popular majors in Herkimer County, NY are General Studies (96 and 17.6%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (41 and 7.52%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (41 and 7.52%).

The median tuition costs in Herkimer County, NY 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Herkimer County, NY was General Studies with 96 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 504 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Herkimer County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Herkimer County Community College with 504 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

186

Degrees Awarded to Men

359

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Herkimer County, NY, which is 0.518 times less than the 359 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Herkimer County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    445 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Herkimer County, NY were to White students. These 445 degrees mean that there were 13.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Herkimer County, NY was $95,800 in 2017, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,300 to $95,800, a 1.54% decrease. The homeownership rate in Herkimer County, NY is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Herkimer County, NY have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Herkimer County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,077

Median Household Income

± $2,029

25.2k

Number of Households

± 851

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.2k households in Herkimer County, NY grew to $49,077 from the previous year's value of $48,893.

The following chart displays the households in Herkimer County, NY 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

$95,800

2017 Median

± $2,418

$97,300

2016 Median

± $2,527

In 2017, the median property value in Herkimer County, NY declined from to $95,800 from the previous year's value of $97,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Herkimer County, NY 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 Herkimer County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Herkimer County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Herkimer County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Herkimer County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Herkimer County, NY 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 Herkimer County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Herkimer County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Herkimer County, NY have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Herkimer County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.47%

  3. Walked

    4.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Herkimer County, NY was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.47%) and those who Walked (4.51%).

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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