Lumpkin County, GA

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Population

31,567

1.52% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$43,039

5.92% growth

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

14,549

1.54% growth

Median Property Value

$176,300

2.56% growth

About

In 2017, Lumpkin County, GA had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $43,039. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lumpkin County, GA grew from 31,094 to 31,567, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $40,634 to $43,039, a 5.92% increase.

The population of Lumpkin County, GA is 90.8% White Alone, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.14% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lumpkin County, GA speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lumpkin County, GA are University of North Georgia (2,906 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lumpkin County, GA is $176,300, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Lumpkin County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lumpkin County, GA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lumpkin County, GA employs 14.5k people. The largest industries in Lumpkin County, GA are Retail Trade (2,038 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,918 people), and Educational Services (1,857 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,750), Information ($52,321), and Finance & Insurance ($48,913).

Median household income in Lumpkin County, GA is $43,039. Males in Lumpkin County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Lumpkin County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,039

2017 value

± $2,966

5.92%

1 Year Growth

± 9.1%

Households in Lumpkin County, GA have a median annual income of $43,039, 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 $40,634 in 2016, which represents a 5.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 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

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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 Lumpkin County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 9601.02

  2. Census Tract 9601.01

  3. Census Tract 9602.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lumpkin County, GA was Census Tract 9601.02 with a value of $58,077, followed by Census Tract 9601.01 and Census Tract 9602.01, with respective values of $44,966 and $42,730.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lumpkin County, GA (6.05k out of 30.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    5,421 ± 812

  2. Hispanic

    329 ± 208

  3. Black

    302 ± 170

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lumpkin County, GA 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

14.5k

2017 Value

± 1,189

1.54%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lumpkin County, GA grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 14.3k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lumpkin County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,325 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,380 people), and Management Occupations (1,291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lumpkin County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lumpkin County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,325 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,380 people), and Management Occupations (1,291 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lumpkin County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.62 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lumpkin County, GA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,286), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($53,929), and Management Occupations ($52,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.5k

2017 Value

± 1,189

1.54%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lumpkin County, GA grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 14.3k employees to 14.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lumpkin County, GA, are Retail Trade (2,038 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,918 people), and Educational Services (1,857 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lumpkin County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Lumpkin County, GA 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 Lumpkin County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,038 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,918 people), and Educational Services (1,857 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lumpkin County, GA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (1.73 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.48 times), and Educational Services (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lumpkin County, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($56,750), Information ($52,321), and Finance & Insurance ($48,913).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Health

86.5% of the population of Lumpkin County, GA has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lumpkin County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Lumpkin County, GA see 2416 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (2598 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3931 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1429 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,416 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lumpkin County, GA see an average of 2,416 patients per year. This represents a 7.01% decrease from the previous year (2,598 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lumpkin County, GA 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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

13.5%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lumpkin County, GA declined by 7.37% from 14.5% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lumpkin County, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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Diversity

Lumpkin County, GA is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.7% of Lumpkin County, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.17k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lumpkin County, GA is composed of 28.7k White Alone residents (90.8%), 1.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.72%), 677 Black or African American Alone residents (2.14%), 385 Two or More Races residents (1.22%), 224 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.71%), 120 Asian Alone residents (0.38%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0602%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lumpkin County, GA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lumpkin County, GA was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Lumpkin County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lumpkin County, GA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.17k people

3.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

As of 2017, 3.7% of Lumpkin County, GA residents (1.17k 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 Lumpkin County, GA was 3.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Lumpkin County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lumpkin County, GA was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.7k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.49k ± 340

  3. Black or African American Alone

    677 ± 148

In 2017, there were 19.2 times more White Alone residents (28.7k people) in Lumpkin County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.49k Hispanic or Latino and 677 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 Lumpkin County, GA 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 Lumpkin County, GA 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 Lumpkin County, GA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lumpkin County, GA 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

    885 ± 198

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    443 ± 192

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    301 ± 154

Lumpkin County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lumpkin County, GA awarded 2,906 degrees. The student population of Lumpkin County, GA is skewed towards women, with 8,023 male students and 10,196 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lumpkin County, GA are White (2,340 and 81.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (249 and 8.69%), Black or African American (105 and 3.66%), and Two or More Races (65 and 2.27%).

The largest universities in Lumpkin County, GA by number of degrees awarded are University of North Georgia (2,906 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lumpkin County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (843 and 29%), Registered Nursing (196 and 6.74%), and General Business Administration & Management (160 and 5.51%).

The median tuition costs in Lumpkin County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,648 and $13,019 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 173 degrees awarded

  2. 160 degrees awarded

  3. 126 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lumpkin County, GA was Registered Nursing with 173 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lumpkin County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,906 degrees awarded

$3,648

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lumpkin County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Georgia with 2,906 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,121

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,785

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lumpkin County, GA, which is 0.628 times less than the 1,785 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

    2,340 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    249 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    105 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lumpkin County, GA were to White students. These 2,340 degrees mean that there were 9.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 249 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lumpkin County, GA was $176,300 in 2017, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,900 to $176,300, a 2.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Lumpkin County, GA is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lumpkin County, GA have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lumpkin County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,039

Median Household Income

± $2,966

11.4k

Number of Households

± 875

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Lumpkin County, GA grew to $43,039 from the previous year's value of $40,634.

The following chart displays the households in Lumpkin County, GA 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$176,300

2017 Median

± $13,367

$171,900

2016 Median

± $10,067

In 2017, the median property value in Lumpkin County, GA grew to to $176,300 from the previous year's value of $171,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lumpkin County, GA 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 Lumpkin County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.2% of the housing units in Lumpkin County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

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

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lumpkin County, GA have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.29% of the workforce in Lumpkin County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lumpkin County, GA was Drove Alone (85.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.05%) and those who Worked At Home (3.48%).

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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