Springfield, MO

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Population

461,469

1.1% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$48,151

6.21% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

221,901

4.03% growth

Median Property Value

$148,200

2.85% growth

About

In 2017, Springfield, MO had a population of 461k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $48,151. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Springfield, MO grew from 456,434 to 461,469, a 1.1% increase and its median household income grew from $45,337 to $48,151, a 6.21% increase.

The population of Springfield, MO is 89.9% White Alone, 3.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.65% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Springfield, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Springfield, MO are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,608 degrees awarded in 2016), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,661 degrees), and Drury University (1,218 degrees).

The median property value in Springfield, MO is $148,200, and the homeownership rate is 63.5%. Most people in Springfield, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Springfield, MO is 2 cars per household.

Springfield, MO borders Branson, MO and Lebanon, MO.

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Economy

The economy of Springfield, MO employs 222k people. The largest industries in Springfield, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,526 people), Retail Trade (29,495 people), and Manufacturing (21,102 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,135), Utilities ($61,566), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,122).

Median household income in Springfield, MO is $48,151. Males in Springfield, MO have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,000. The income inequality in Springfield, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,151

2017 value

± $1,917

6.21%

1 Year Growth

± 5.43%

Households in Springfield, MO have a median annual income of $48,151, 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 $45,337 in 2016, which represents a 6.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,780

Average Male Salary

± $1,358

$45,000

Average Female Salary

± $978

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri 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

    $60,203 ± $7,374

  2. American Indian

    $52,191 ± $20,775

  3. White

    $47,483 ± $843

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Springfield, MO is from Missouri.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.464

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.872% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Springfield, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $81,594, followed by Platte County, MO and Clay County, MO, with respective values of $74,646 and $66,938.

The following map shows all of the counties in Springfield, 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

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Springfield, MO (72.9k out of 440k 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 Females 25 - 34.

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

    63,651 ± 1,773

  2. Hispanic

    3,057 ± 427

  3. Two Or More

    2,995 ± 421

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

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

222k

2017 Value

± 7,915

4.03%

1 Year growth

± 4.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Springfield, MO grew at a rate of 4.03%, from 213k employees to 222k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Springfield, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,268 people), and Management Occupations (19,864 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,268 people), and Management Occupations (19,864 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Springfield, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.46 times higher than expected), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.16 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Springfield, MO, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,808), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,121), and Management Occupations ($51,360).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

222k

2017 Value

± 7,915

4.03%

1 Year growth

± 4.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Springfield, MO grew at a rate of 4.03%, from 213k employees to 222k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Springfield, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,526 people), Retail Trade (29,495 people), and Manufacturing (21,102 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Springfield, MO, though some of these residents may live in Springfield, 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 Springfield, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (37,526 people), Retail Trade (29,495 people), and Manufacturing (21,102 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Springfield, MO has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.31 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.22 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Springfield, MO, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,135), Utilities ($61,566), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,122).

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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

89.8% of the population of Springfield, MO has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Springfield, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 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

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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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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$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

10.2%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Springfield, MO grew by 1.04% from 10.1% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Springfield, 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

Springfield, MO is home to a population of 461k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.48% of Springfield, MO residents were born outside of the country (11.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Springfield, MO is composed of 415k White Alone residents (89.9%), 15.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.4%), 12.2k Two or More Races residents (2.65%), 9.26k Black or African American Alone residents (2.01%), 6.98k Asian Alone residents (1.51%), 2.2k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.476%), 492 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.107%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Springfield, MO was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Springfield, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Springfield, MO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.4k people

2.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.5k people

As of 2017, 2.48% of Springfield, MO residents (11.4k 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 Springfield, MO was 2.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    42,104 ± 5,020 people

  2. India

    19,609 ± 3,432 people

  3. China

    19,003 ± 3,379 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 42,104 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,609 and China with 19,003.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Springfield, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Springfield, MO was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    415k ± 2.53k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.7k ± 2.03k

  3. Two or More Races

    12.2k ± 2.08k

In 2017, there were 26.4 times more White Alone residents (415k people) in Springfield, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.7k Hispanic or Latino and 12.2k 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, 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 Springfield, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Springfield, 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

    11,839 ± 1,514

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,664 ± 1,168

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,150 ± 1,065

Springfield, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Springfield, MO awarded 11,435 degrees. The student population of Springfield, MO is skewed towards women, with 19,870 male students and 28,828 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Springfield, MO are White (9,256 and 86.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (399 and 3.72%), Black or African American (300 and 2.8%), and Unknown (284 and 2.65%).

The largest universities in Springfield, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri State University-Springfield (4,608 and 40.3%), Ozarks Technical Community College (2,661 and 23.3%), and Drury University (1,218 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Springfield, MO are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,016 and 8.89%), General Business Administration & Management (776 and 6.79%), and Registered Nursing (601 and 5.26%).

The median tuition costs in Springfield, MO are $15,999 for private four year colleges, and $6,150 and $13,200 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 311 degrees awarded

  2. 309 degrees awarded

  3. 406 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Springfield, MO was Registered Nursing with 311 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,608 degrees awarded

  2. 2,661 degrees awarded

  3. 1,218 degrees awarded

$6,150

Median In-State Public

$15,999

Median Private

In 2016, the Springfield, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri State University-Springfield with 4,608 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,440

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,995

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,440 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Springfield, MO, which is 0.635 times less than the 6,995 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Springfield, MO by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    9,256 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    399 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    300 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Springfield, MO were to White students. These 9,256 degrees mean that there were 23.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 399 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Springfield, MO was $148,200 in 2017, which is 0.681 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $144,100 to $148,200, a 2.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Springfield, MO is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Springfield, MO have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Springfield, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$48,151

Median Household Income

± $1,917

183k

Number of Households

± 6,726

In 2017, the median household income of the 183k households in Springfield, MO grew to $48,151 from the previous year's value of $45,337.

The following chart displays the households in Springfield, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$148,200

2017 Median

± $3,883

$144,100

2016 Median

± $3,296

In 2017, the median property value in Springfield, MO grew to to $148,200 from the previous year's value of $144,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.5%

2017 Homeownership

61.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.5% of the housing units in Springfield, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Springfield, MO have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Springfield, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Springfield, MO was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (4.15%).

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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