San Joaquin County, CA

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Population

745,424

1.6% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$61,164

2.77% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

314,196

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$349,200

10.5% growth

About

In 2017, San Joaquin County, CA had a population of 745k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $61,164. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Joaquin County, CA grew from 733,709 to 745,424, a 1.6% increase and its median household income grew from $59,518 to $61,164, a 2.77% increase.

The population of San Joaquin County, CA is 41.6% Hispanic or Latino, 31.6% White Alone, and 15% Asian Alone. 41.5% of the people in San Joaquin County, CA speak a non-English language, and 89% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Joaquin County, CA are San Joaquin Delta College (2,933 degrees awarded in 2016), University of the Pacific (1,750 degrees), and Carrington College-Stockton (379 degrees).

The median property value in San Joaquin County, CA is $349,200, and the homeownership rate is 57%. Most people in San Joaquin County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in San Joaquin County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of San Joaquin County, CA employs 314k people. The largest industries in San Joaquin County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,972 people), Retail Trade (37,132 people), and Manufacturing (30,243 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,289), Public Administration ($64,725), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,266).

Median household income in San Joaquin County, CA is $61,164. Males in San Joaquin County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in San Joaquin County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,164

2017 value

± $1,542

2.77%

1 Year Growth

± 4.09%

Households in San Joaquin County, CA have a median annual income of $61,164, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,518 in 2016, which represents a 2.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time 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

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Joaquin County, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 52.06

  2. Census Tract 52.07

  3. Census Tract 40.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Joaquin County, CA was Census Tract 52.06 with a value of $112,688, followed by Census Tract 52.07 and Census Tract 40.02, with respective values of $110,106 and $108,425.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Joaquin County, CA (121k out of 710k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 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. Hispanic

    61,553 ± 1,725

  2. White

    57,685 ± 1,708

  3. Other

    17,655 ± 1,001

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Joaquin County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

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

314k

2017 Value

± 10,468

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Joaquin County, CA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 306k employees to 314k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Joaquin County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,986 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,697 people), and Management Occupations (26,564 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Joaquin County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Joaquin County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,986 people), Sales & Related Occupations (29,697 people), and Management Occupations (26,564 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Joaquin County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.74 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Joaquin County, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($97,219), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,841), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($93,646).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

314k

2017 Value

± 10,468

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Joaquin County, CA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 306k employees to 314k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Joaquin County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,972 people), Retail Trade (37,132 people), and Manufacturing (30,243 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Joaquin County, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Joaquin County, CA 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 San Joaquin County, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,972 people), Retail Trade (37,132 people), and Manufacturing (30,243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Joaquin County, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.02 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.8 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Joaquin County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,289), Public Administration ($64,725), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,266).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

93.3% of the population of San Joaquin County, CA has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 31% on Medicaid, 8.33% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.688% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of San Joaquin County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Joaquin County, CA see 1697 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.772% increase from the previous year (1684 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1772 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 489 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,697 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Joaquin County, CA see an average of 1,697 patients per year. This represents a 0.772% increase from the previous year (1,684 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Joaquin County, CA 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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

6.7%

Uninsured

43%

Employer Coverage

31%

Medicaid

8.33%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.688%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Joaquin County, CA grew by 10.2% from 6.08% to 6.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Joaquin County, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

San Joaquin County, CA is home to a population of 745k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.6% of San Joaquin County, CA residents were born outside of the country (169k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Joaquin County, CA is composed of 310k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.6%), 235k White Alone residents (31.6%), 112k Asian Alone residents (15%), 50.7k Black or African American Alone residents (6.8%), 30.4k Two or More Races residents (4.08%), 3.99k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.535%), 1.53k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.205%), and 1.34k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.179%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Joaquin County, CA are Spanish (179,618 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (21,524 speakers), and Punjabi (13,606 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Joaquin County, CA was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in San Joaquin County, CA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all San Joaquin County, CA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

169k people

22.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

167k people

As of 2017, 22.6% of San Joaquin County, CA residents (169k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Joaquin County, CA was 22.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 California residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

89%

2017 Citizenship

87.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89% of San Joaquin County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Joaquin County, CA was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    310k ± 15.6k

  2. White Alone

    235k ± 1.23k

  3. Asian Alone

    112k ± 3.41k

In 2017, there were 1.32 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (310k people) in San Joaquin County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 235k White Alone and 112k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Joaquin County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    179,618 speakers (25.9%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    21,524 speakers (3.11%)

  3. Punjabi

    13,606 speakers (1.96%)

41.5% of San Joaquin County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in San Joaquin County, CA was Spanish. 25.9% of the overall population of San Joaquin County, CA are native Spanish speakers. 3.11% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 1.96% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    10,700 ± 1,272

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,653 ± 1,131

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,284 ± 789

San Joaquin County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Joaquin County, CA awarded 5,918 degrees. The student population of San Joaquin County, CA is skewed towards women, with 10,692 male students and 15,181 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Joaquin County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (1,964 and 34%), followed by White (1,699 and 29.4%), Asian (1,287 and 22.3%), and Black or African American (364 and 6.3%).

The largest universities in San Joaquin County, CA by number of degrees awarded are San Joaquin Delta College (2,933 and 49.6%), University of the Pacific (1,750 and 29.6%), and Carrington College-Stockton (379 and 6.4%).

The most popular majors in San Joaquin County, CA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (697 and 11.8%), General Social Sciences (405 and 6.84%), and General Education (328 and 5.54%).

The median tuition costs in San Joaquin County, CA are $29,036 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. 324 degrees awarded

  2. 628 degrees awarded

  3. 402 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in San Joaquin County, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 324 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,933 degrees awarded

  2. 1,750 degrees awarded

  3. 379 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,036

Median Private

In 2016, the San Joaquin County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was San Joaquin Delta College with 2,933 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,208

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,710

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,208 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Joaquin County, CA, which is 0.595 times less than the 3,710 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in San Joaquin County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1,964 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,699 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,287 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Joaquin County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,964 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,699 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Joaquin County, CA was $349,200 in 2017, which is 1.6 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $316,000 to $349,200, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in San Joaquin County, CA is 57%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Joaquin County, CA have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Joaquin County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,164

Median Household Income

± $1,542

227k

Number of Households

± 7,556

In 2017, the median household income of the 227k households in San Joaquin County, CA grew to $61,164 from the previous year's value of $59,518.

The following chart displays the households in San Joaquin County, CA 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

$349,200

2017 Median

± $7,034

$316,000

2016 Median

± $7,561

In 2017, the median property value in San Joaquin County, CA grew to to $349,200 from the previous year's value of $316,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Joaquin County, CA 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 San Joaquin County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57%

2017 Homeownership

54.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57% of the housing units in San Joaquin County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

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

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Joaquin County, CA have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 9.63% of the workforce in San Joaquin County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Joaquin County, CA was Drove Alone (81.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.82%).

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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