Chaves County, NM

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Population

65,454

0.238% decline

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$42,177

1.99% growth

Poverty Rate

21.2%


Number of Employees

26,659

0.105% decline

Median Property Value

$106,400

3.91% growth

About

In 2017, Chaves County, NM had a population of 65.5k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $42,177. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chaves County, NM declined from 65,610 to 65,454, a -0.238% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,356 to $42,177, a 1.99% increase.

The population of Chaves County, NM is 55.6% Hispanic or Latino, 40.4% White Alone, and 1.54% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Chaves County, NM speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chaves County, NM are Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (705 degrees awarded in 2016) and New Mexico Military Institute (127 degrees).

The median property value in Chaves County, NM is $106,400, and the homeownership rate is 68%. Most people in Chaves County, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Chaves County, NM is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chaves County, NM employs 26.7k people. The largest industries in Chaves County, NM are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,601 people), Retail Trade (3,357 people), and Educational Services (3,158 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,724), Utilities ($44,250), and Information ($43,750).

Median household income in Chaves County, NM is $42,177. Males in Chaves County, NM have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,925. The income inequality in Chaves County, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,177

2017 value

± $2,361

1.99%

1 Year Growth

± 7%

Households in Chaves County, NM have a median annual income of $42,177, 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 $41,356 in 2016, which represents a 1.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,854

Average Male Salary

± $2,038

$41,925

Average Female Salary

± $1,598

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Mexico made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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

    $52,566 ± $11,622

  2. White

    $43,679 ± $1,381

  3. Black

    $41,055 ± $8,510

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Mexico workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chaves County, NM is from New Mexico.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in New Mexico 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 10.01

  2. Census Tract 9

  3. Census Tract 11.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chaves County, NM was Census Tract 10.01 with a value of $73,407, followed by Census Tract 9 and Census Tract 11.02, with respective values of $66,094 and $58,657.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chaves County, NM (13.5k out of 63.7k 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 6 - 11 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. White

    10,866 ± 749

  2. Hispanic

    9,412 ± 711

  3. Other

    1,478 ± 331

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chaves County, NM is White, followed by Hispanic 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

26.7k

2017 Value

± 1,182

-0.105%

1 Year decline

± 6.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chaves County, NM declined at a rate of -0.105%, from 26.7k employees to 26.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chaves County, NM, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,279 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,002 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,238 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chaves County, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chaves County, NM, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,279 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,002 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,238 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chaves County, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.47 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chaves County, NM, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,344), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,795), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($53,906).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.7k

2017 Value

± 1,182

-0.105%

1 Year decline

± 6.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chaves County, NM declined at a rate of -0.105%, from 26.7k employees to 26.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chaves County, NM, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,601 people), Retail Trade (3,357 people), and Educational Services (3,158 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chaves County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Chaves County, NM 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 Chaves County, NM, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,601 people), Retail Trade (3,357 people), and Educational Services (3,158 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chaves County, NM has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.89 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.85 times), and Utilities (2.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chaves County, NM, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,724), Utilities ($44,250), and Information ($43,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.9B

  2. $12.8B

  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B

2015 Value

$110B

Projected 2045 Value

59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $9.94B

  2. $8.59B

  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

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

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Health

86.5% of the population of Chaves County, NM has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 31.5% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Chaves County, NM was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in Chaves County, NM see 1461 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.09% decrease from the previous year (1607 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2176 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 907 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,461 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chaves County, NM see an average of 1,461 patients per year. This represents a 9.09% decrease from the previous year (1,607 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chaves County, NM 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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$7,214

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,155

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,445

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,663

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.5%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

31.5%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chaves County, NM declined by 8.84% from 14.8% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chaves County, NM 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.3% prevalence

  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

Chaves County, NM is home to a population of 65.5k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.9% of Chaves County, NM residents were born outside of the country (8.46k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chaves County, NM is composed of 36.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (55.6%), 26.4k White Alone residents (40.4%), 1.01k Black or African American Alone residents (1.54%), 665 Two or More Races residents (1.02%), 504 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.77%), 409 Asian Alone residents (0.625%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0856%), and 31 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0474%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chaves County, NM are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chaves County, NM was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Chaves County, NM are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chaves County, NM residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.46k people

13.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.62k people

As of 2017, 12.9% of Chaves County, NM residents (8.46k 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 Chaves County, NM was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    145,710 ± 9,038 people

  2. Germany

    5,026 ± 1,738 people

  3. Philippines

    3,772 ± 1,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Mexico was Mexico, the natal country of 145,710 New Mexico residents, followed by Germany with 5,026 and Philippines with 3,772.

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Citizenship

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

91.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Chaves County, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chaves County, NM was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    36.4k ± 1.43k

  2. White Alone

    26.4k ± 47

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.01k ± 85

In 2017, there were 1.38 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (36.4k people) in Chaves County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.4k White Alone and 1.01k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    1,646 ± 197

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    482 ± 166

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    448 ± 141

Chaves County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chaves County, NM awarded 832 degrees. The student population of Chaves County, NM is skewed towards men, with 1,748 male students and 1,637 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chaves County, NM are Hispanic or Latino (390 and 47.7%), followed by White (293 and 35.8%), Unknown (59 and 7.21%), and Black or African American (29 and 3.55%).

The largest universities in Chaves County, NM by number of degrees awarded are Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (705 and 84.7%) and New Mexico Military Institute (127 and 15.3%).

The most popular majors in Chaves County, NM are Liberal Arts & Sciences (127 and 15.3%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (111 and 13.3%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (82 and 9.86%).

The median tuition costs in Chaves County, NM 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. 127 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chaves County, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 127 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 705 degrees awarded

  2. 127 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Chaves County, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus with 705 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

491

Degrees Awarded to Men

341

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 491 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chaves County, NM, which is 1.44 times more than the 341 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    390 degrees awarded

  2. White

    293 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chaves County, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 390 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 293 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chaves County, NM was $106,400 in 2017, which is 0.489 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,400 to $106,400, a 3.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Chaves County, NM is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chaves County, NM have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chaves County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,177

Median Household Income

± $2,361

23.3k

Number of Households

± 1,045

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Chaves County, NM grew to $42,177 from the previous year's value of $41,356.

The following chart displays the households in Chaves County, NM 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

$106,400

2017 Median

± $5,317

$102,400

2016 Median

± $4,705

In 2017, the median property value in Chaves County, NM grew to to $106,400 from the previous year's value of $102,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68%

2017 Homeownership

66.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68% of the housing units in Chaves County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chaves County, NM have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Chaves County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chaves County, NM was Drove Alone (80.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.9%).

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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