Suwannee County, FL

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Population

43,814

0.369% growth

Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$40,600

7.42% growth

Poverty Rate

20.4%


Number of Employees

16,629

3.63% growth

Median Property Value

$92,400

4.17% growth

About

In 2017, Suwannee County, FL had a population of 43.8k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $40,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Suwannee County, FL grew from 43,653 to 43,814, a 0.369% increase and its median household income grew from $37,796 to $40,600, a 7.42% increase.

The population of Suwannee County, FL is 75.7% White Alone, 13.3% Black or African American Alone, and 8.82% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Suwannee County, FL speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Suwannee County, FL are RIVEROAK Technical College (118 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Suwannee County, FL is $92,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Suwannee County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Suwannee County, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Suwannee County, FL employs 16.6k people. The largest industries in Suwannee County, FL are Retail Trade (2,748 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,243 people), and Public Administration (1,468 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,921), Utilities ($58,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,048).

Median household income in Suwannee County, FL is $40,600. Males in Suwannee County, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Suwannee County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,600

2017 value

± $3,543

7.42%

1 Year Growth

± 11.5%

Households in Suwannee County, FL have a median annual income of $40,600, 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 $37,796 in 2016, which represents a 7.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 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

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Suwannee County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida 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 9706

  2. Census Tract 9705

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Suwannee County, FL was Census Tract 9706 with a value of $49,176, followed by Census Tract 9705 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $45,000 and $42,137.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Suwannee County, FL (8.58k out of 42.1k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,429 ± 641

  2. Black

    1,698 ± 501

  3. Hispanic

    924 ± 277

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Suwannee County, FL is White, followed by Black 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

16.6k

2017 Value

± 1,340

3.63%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Suwannee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 16k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Suwannee County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,775 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,622 people), and Management Occupations (1,333 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Suwannee County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Suwannee County, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,775 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,622 people), and Management Occupations (1,333 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Suwannee County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.87 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.51 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Suwannee County, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,964), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,769), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,111).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.6k

2017 Value

± 1,340

3.63%

1 Year growth

± 10.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Suwannee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 16k employees to 16.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Suwannee County, FL, are Retail Trade (2,748 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,243 people), and Public Administration (1,468 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Suwannee County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Suwannee County, FL 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 Suwannee County, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (2,748 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,243 people), and Public Administration (1,468 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Suwannee County, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.12 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.89 times), and Retail Trade (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Suwannee County, FL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,921), Utilities ($58,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,048).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

85.7% of the population of Suwannee County, FL has health coverage, with 28.8% on employee plans, 24.3% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 3.4% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Suwannee County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Suwannee County, FL see 6251 patients per year on average, which represents a 27.8% increase from the previous year (4891 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4866 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3369 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

6,251 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Suwannee County, FL see an average of 6,251 patients per year. This represents a 27.8% increase from the previous year (4,891 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Suwannee County, FL 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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

14.3%

Uninsured

28.8%

Employer Coverage

24.3%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

3.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Suwannee County, FL declined by 10.2% from 15.9% to 14.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Suwannee County, FL 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. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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

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Diversity

Suwannee County, FL is home to a population of 43.8k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.28% of Suwannee County, FL residents were born outside of the country (2.31k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Suwannee County, FL is composed of 33.2k White Alone residents (75.7%), 5.83k Black or African American Alone residents (13.3%), 3.87k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.82%), 832 Two or More Races residents (1.9%), 61 Asian Alone residents (0.139%), 35 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0799%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Suwannee County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Suwannee County, FL was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Suwannee County, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Suwannee County, FL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.31k people

5.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.49k people

As of 2017, 5.28% of Suwannee County, FL residents (2.31k 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 Suwannee County, FL was 5.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Suwannee County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Suwannee County, FL was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33.2k ± 28

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.83k ± 171

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.87k ± 487

In 2017, there were 5.69 times more White Alone residents (33.2k people) in Suwannee County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.83k Black or African American Alone and 3.87k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Suwannee County, FL 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 Suwannee County, FL 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 Suwannee County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Suwannee County, FL 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

    1,561 ± 222

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    476 ± 174

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    432 ± 170

Suwannee County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Suwannee County, FL awarded 118 degrees. The student population of Suwannee County, FL is skewed towards women, with 49 male students and 115 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Suwannee County, FL are White (81 and 68.6%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 20.3%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 9.32%), and Two or More Races (2 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Suwannee County, FL by number of degrees awarded are RIVEROAK Technical College (118 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Suwannee County, FL are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (24 and 20.3%), General Cosmetology (19 and 16.1%), and Phlebotamy Technician (17 and 14.4%).

The median tuition costs in Suwannee County, FL 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. 10 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 16 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Suwannee County, FL was Culinary Arts & Chef Training with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Suwannee County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

118 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Suwannee County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was RIVEROAK Technical College with 118 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

31

Degrees Awarded to Men

87

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 31 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Suwannee County, FL, which is 0.356 times less than the 87 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

    81 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Suwannee County, FL were to White students. These 81 degrees mean that there were 3.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Suwannee County, FL was $92,400 in 2017, which is 0.425 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,700 to $92,400, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Suwannee County, FL is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Suwannee County, FL have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Suwannee County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,600

Median Household Income

± $3,543

15.3k

Number of Households

± 1,050

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.3k households in Suwannee County, FL grew to $40,600 from the previous year's value of $37,796.

The following chart displays the households in Suwannee County, FL 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

$92,400

2017 Median

± $12,385

$88,700

2016 Median

± $6,544

In 2017, the median property value in Suwannee County, FL grew to to $92,400 from the previous year's value of $88,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Suwannee County, FL 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 Suwannee County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Suwannee County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Suwannee County, FL 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 Suwannee County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Suwannee County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Suwannee County, FL have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Suwannee County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Suwannee County, FL was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.6%) and those who Worked At Home (4%).

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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