Pettis County, MO

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Population

42,309

0.275% growth

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$43,097

6.5% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

18,739

0.214% growth

Median Property Value

$111,400

6.3% growth

About

In 2017, Pettis County, MO had a population of 42.3k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $43,097. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pettis County, MO grew from 42,193 to 42,309, a 0.275% increase and its median household income grew from $40,467 to $43,097, a 6.5% increase.

The population of Pettis County, MO is 85.3% White Alone, 8.57% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.84% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Pettis County, MO speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pettis County, MO are State Fair Community College (986 degrees awarded in 2016), Academy of Salon Professionals (22 degrees), and American College of Hair Design Inc (17 degrees).

The median property value in Pettis County, MO is $111,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Pettis County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pettis County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pettis County, MO employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Pettis County, MO are Manufacturing (4,070 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,737 people), and Retail Trade (2,254 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($39,432), Finance & Insurance ($39,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,542).

Median household income in Pettis County, MO is $43,097. Males in Pettis 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 Pettis County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,097

2017 value

± $2,031

6.5%

1 Year Growth

± 6.24%

Households in Pettis County, MO have a median annual income of $43,097, 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 $40,467 in 2016, which represents a 6.5% 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 Pettis 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 4802

  2. Census Tract 4801

  3. Census Tract 4804

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pettis County, MO was Census Tract 4802 with a value of $60,203, followed by Census Tract 4801 and Census Tract 4804, with respective values of $54,457 and $48,975.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pettis County, MO (7.13k out of 41.3k 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 Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

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

    6,126 ± 477

  2. Hispanic

    891 ± 201

  3. Black

    447 ± 156

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pettis County, MO 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

18.7k

2017 Value

± 753

0.214%

1 Year growth

± 5.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pettis County, MO grew at a rate of 0.214%, from 18.7k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pettis County, MO, are Production Occupations (2,662 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,384 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,522 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pettis County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pettis County, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,662 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,384 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,522 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pettis County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.5 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pettis County, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,964), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,900), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 753

0.214%

1 Year growth

± 5.73%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pettis County, MO grew at a rate of 0.214%, from 18.7k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pettis County, MO, are Manufacturing (4,070 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,737 people), and Retail Trade (2,254 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pettis County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Pettis 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 Pettis County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,070 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,737 people), and Retail Trade (2,254 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pettis County, MO has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.15 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pettis County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($39,432), Finance & Insurance ($39,167), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,542).

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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

86.7% of the population of Pettis County, MO has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.93% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pettis County, MO see 2012 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0497% increase from the previous year (2011 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1835 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 959 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

2,012 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pettis County, MO see an average of 2,012 patients per year. This represents a 0.0497% increase from the previous year (2,011 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pettis 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

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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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$8,107

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

13.3%

Uninsured

41.6%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

2.93%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pettis County, MO declined by 8.05% from 14.5% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pettis 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

Pettis County, MO is home to a population of 42.3k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.24% of Pettis County, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pettis County, MO is composed of 36.1k White Alone residents (85.3%), 3.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.57%), 1.2k Black or African American Alone residents (2.84%), 1.04k Two or More Races residents (2.46%), 236 Asian Alone residents (0.558%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.139%), 34 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0804%), and 25 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0591%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pettis County, MO was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Pettis County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pettis County, MO residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.64k people

6.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.6k people

As of 2017, 6.24% of Pettis County, MO residents (2.64k 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 Pettis County, MO was 6.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

95.6%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.6% of Pettis County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pettis County, MO was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    36.1k ± 28

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.63k ± 490

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.2k ± 133

In 2017, there were 9.95 times more White Alone residents (36.1k people) in Pettis County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.63k Hispanic or Latino and 1.2k 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 Pettis 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 Pettis 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 Pettis County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pettis 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

    1,059 ± 143

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    529 ± 122

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    364 ± 88

Pettis County, MO 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 Pettis County, MO awarded 1,025 degrees. The student population of Pettis County, MO is skewed towards women, with 1,982 male students and 3,226 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pettis County, MO are White (913 and 89.1%), followed by Two or More Races (35 and 3.41%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 2.93%), and Black or African American (24 and 2.34%).

The largest universities in Pettis County, MO by number of degrees awarded are State Fair Community College (986 and 96.2%), Academy of Salon Professionals (22 and 2.15%), and American College of Hair Design Inc (17 and 1.66%).

The most popular majors in Pettis County, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (483 and 47.1%), Metal Fabricator (114 and 11.1%), and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (53 and 5.17%).

The median tuition costs in Pettis 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. 477 degrees awarded

  2. 49 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pettis County, MO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 477 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 986 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Pettis County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was State Fair Community College with 986 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

374

Degrees Awarded to Men

651

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 374 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pettis County, MO, which is 0.575 times less than the 651 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

    913 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    30 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Pettis County, MO were to White students. These 913 degrees mean that there were 26.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pettis County, MO was $111,400 in 2017, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,800 to $111,400, a 6.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Pettis County, MO is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pettis County, MO have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pettis 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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$43,097

Median Household Income

± $2,031

16k

Number of Households

± 678

In 2017, the median household income of the 16k households in Pettis County, MO grew to $43,097 from the previous year's value of $40,467.

The following chart displays the households in Pettis 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$111,400

2017 Median

± $3,947

$104,800

2016 Median

± $4,116

In 2017, the median property value in Pettis County, MO grew to to $111,400 from the previous year's value of $104,800.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

66.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.2% of the housing units in Pettis County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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

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Commute Time

17.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pettis County, MO have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Pettis County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pettis County, MO was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.97%) and those who Worked At Home (4.34%).

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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