Strafford County, NH

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Population

126,552

0.507% growth

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$67,805

6.72% growth

Poverty Rate

9.47%


Number of Employees

69,103

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$220,900

3.22% growth

About

In 2017, Strafford County, NH had a population of 127k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $67,805. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Strafford County, NH grew from 125,913 to 126,552, a 0.507% increase and its median household income grew from $63,533 to $67,805, a 6.72% increase.

The population of Strafford County, NH is 91.4% White Alone, 3.19% Asian Alone, and 2.28% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Strafford County, NH speak a non-English language, and 96.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Strafford County, NH are University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (4,124 degrees awarded in 2016) and Empire Beauty School-Somersworth (29 degrees).

The median property value in Strafford County, NH is $220,900, and the homeownership rate is 65.6%. Most people in Strafford County, NH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Strafford County, NH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Strafford County, NH employs 69.1k people. The largest industries in Strafford County, NH are Manufacturing (9,145 people), Educational Services (8,639 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,634 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($70,772), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,917), and Utilities ($62,628).

Median household income in Strafford County, NH is $67,805. Males in Strafford County, NH have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,292. The income inequality in Strafford County, NH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,805

2017 value

± $2,346

6.72%

1 Year Growth

± 4.59%

Households in Strafford County, NH have a median annual income of $67,805, 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 $63,533 in 2016, which represents a 6.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,929

Average Male Salary

± $3,049

$52,292

Average Female Salary

± $2,191

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Hampshire made 1.39 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

    $62,821 ± $14,027

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $58,194 ± $95,882

  3. White

    $53,561 ± $1,737

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Hampshire workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Strafford County, NH is from New Hampshire.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Hampshire was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.132% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Hampshire 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 801

  2. Census Tract 805

  3. Census Tract 860

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Strafford County, NH was Census Tract 801 with a value of $127,092, followed by Census Tract 805 and Census Tract 860, with respective values of $107,416 and $106,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Strafford County, NH (11.1k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower 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

    10,146 ± 788

  2. Asian

    400 ± 171

  3. Hispanic

    379 ± 165

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Strafford County, NH is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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

69.1k

2017 Value

± 1,907

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 3.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Strafford County, NH grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 67.6k employees to 69.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Strafford County, NH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,253 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,980 people), and Management Occupations (6,827 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Strafford County, NH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Strafford County, NH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,253 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,980 people), and Management Occupations (6,827 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Strafford County, NH has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.37 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.35 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Strafford County, NH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,462), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,325), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

69.1k

2017 Value

± 1,907

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 3.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Strafford County, NH grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 67.6k employees to 69.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Strafford County, NH, are Manufacturing (9,145 people), Educational Services (8,639 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,634 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Strafford County, NH, though some of these residents may live in Strafford County, NH 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 Strafford County, NH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (9,145 people), Educational Services (8,639 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,634 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Strafford County, NH has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.35 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.31 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Strafford County, NH, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($70,772), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,917), and Utilities ($62,628).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $8.76B

  2. $4.8B

  3. $3.29B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire product (by dollars) was Electronics with $8.76B, followed by Fuel oils ($4.8B) and Machinery ($3.29B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$44.8B

2015 Value

$75.6B

Projected 2045 Value

68.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Hampshire trade was $44.8B. This is expected to increase 68.6% to $75.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Hampshire trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Hampshire to other states, or from other states to New Hampshire.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.7B

  2. $2.35B

  3. $1.93B

In 2015, the top outbound New Hampshire domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $5.7B, followed by Maine with $2.35B and New York and $1.93B.

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

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Health

92.1% of the population of Strafford County, NH has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 10% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Strafford County, NH was $9,589 in 2014. This is a 2.35% increase from the previous year ($9,369).

Primary care physicians in Strafford County, NH see 1458 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.13% increase from the previous year (1336 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1465 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.5%). Additionally, Belknap County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,458 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Strafford County, NH see an average of 1,458 patients per year. This represents a 9.13% increase from the previous year (1,336 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Strafford County, NH 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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$9,589

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,880

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,129

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,397

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Hampshire (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.35%, from $9,369 to $9,589.

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

7.9%

Uninsured

58%

Employer Coverage

10%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

2.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Strafford County, NH declined by 14.9% from 9.27% to 7.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Strafford County, NH 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. 11.5% prevalence

  2. 10.6% prevalence

  3. 10.1% prevalence

Coos County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Hampshire, at 11.5%.

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

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Diversity

Strafford County, NH is home to a population of 127k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.45% of Strafford County, NH residents were born outside of the country (6.89k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Strafford County, NH is composed of 116k White Alone residents (91.4%), 4.04k Asian Alone residents (3.19%), 2.88k Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 2.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.21%), 1.04k Black or African American Alone residents (0.823%), 85 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0672%), 59 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0466%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Strafford County, NH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Strafford County, NH was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Strafford County, NH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Strafford County, NH residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.45%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.89k people

5.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.57k people

As of 2017, 5.45% of Strafford County, NH residents (6.89k 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 Strafford County, NH was 5.22%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Canada

    9,523 ± 2,387 people

  2. India

    7,906 ± 2,177 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,486 ± 1,448 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Hampshire was Canada, the natal country of 9,523 New Hampshire residents, followed by India with 7,906 and Dominican Republic with 3,486.

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Citizenship

96.9%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.9% of Strafford County, NH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Strafford County, NH was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    116k ± 56

  2. Asian Alone

    4.04k ± 248

  3. Two or More Races

    2.88k ± 357

In 2017, there were 28.6 times more White Alone residents (116k people) in Strafford County, NH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k Asian Alone and 2.88k 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 Strafford County, NH 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 Strafford County, NH 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 Strafford County, NH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Strafford County, NH 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

    3,231 ± 333

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,376 ± 305

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,328 ± 287

Strafford County, NH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Strafford County, NH awarded 4,153 degrees. The student population of Strafford County, NH is skewed towards women, with 6,892 male students and 8,426 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Strafford County, NH are White (3,297 and 82.6%), followed by Unknown (400 and 10%), Hispanic or Latino (109 and 2.73%), and Asian (78 and 1.95%).

The largest universities in Strafford County, NH by number of degrees awarded are University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (4,124 and 99.3%) and Empire Beauty School-Somersworth (29 and 0.698%).

The most popular majors in Strafford County, NH are General Business Administration & Management (706 and 17%), General Psychology (231 and 5.56%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (178 and 4.29%).

The median tuition costs in Strafford County, NH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $14,410 and $28,210 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 219 degrees awarded

  2. 178 degrees awarded

  3. 706 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Strafford County, NH was General Psychology with 219 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,124 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

$14,410

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Strafford County, NH institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of New Hampshire-Main Campus with 4,124 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,813

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,340

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,813 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Strafford County, NH, which is 0.775 times less than the 2,340 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Strafford County, NH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,297 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    400 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    109 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Strafford County, NH were to White students. These 3,297 degrees mean that there were 8.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 400 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Strafford County, NH was $220,900 in 2017, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $214,000 to $220,900, a 3.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Strafford County, NH is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Strafford County, NH have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Strafford County, NH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$67,805

Median Household Income

± $2,346

48.5k

Number of Households

± 1,513

In 2017, the median household income of the 48.5k households in Strafford County, NH grew to $67,805 from the previous year's value of $63,533.

The following chart displays the households in Strafford County, NH 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

$220,900

2017 Median

± $4,727

$214,000

2016 Median

± $4,447

In 2017, the median property value in Strafford County, NH grew to to $220,900 from the previous year's value of $214,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.6% of the housing units in Strafford County, NH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Strafford County, NH have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Strafford County, NH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.35%

  3. Walked

    4.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Strafford County, NH was Drove Alone (78.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.35%) and those who Walked (4.79%).

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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