Greenville, NC

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Population

176,484

0.762% growth

Median Age

32


Median Household Income

$43,526

2.88% growth

Poverty Rate

24.3%


Number of Employees

82,142

0.858% growth

Median Property Value

$138,700

2.74% growth

About

In 2017, Greenville, NC had a population of 176k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $43,526. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greenville, NC grew from 175,150 to 176,484, a 0.762% increase and its median household income grew from $42,308 to $43,526, a 2.88% increase.

The population of Greenville, NC is 55.1% White Alone, 34.3% Black or African American Alone, and 6.05% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Greenville, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greenville, NC are East Carolina University (6,082 degrees awarded in 2016), Pitt Community College (2,042 degrees), and Miller-Motte College-Greenville (230 degrees).

The median property value in Greenville, NC is $138,700, and the homeownership rate is 52.3%. Most people in Greenville, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenville, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Greenville, NC employs 82.1k people. The largest industries in Greenville, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,264 people), Educational Services (11,422 people), and Retail Trade (9,341 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,227), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,141), and Finance & Insurance ($45,990).

Median household income in Greenville, NC is $43,526. Males in Greenville, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Greenville, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,526

2017 value

± $1,420

2.88%

1 Year Growth

± 4.23%

Households in Greenville, NC have a median annual income of $43,526, 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 $42,308 in 2016, which represents a 2.88% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Greenville, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 Greenville, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $77,691, followed by Wake County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $77,318 and $69,940.

The following map shows all of the counties in Greenville, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenville, NC (41.3k out of 170k 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. Black

    19,284 ± 1,095

  2. White

    17,859 ± 1,013

  3. Hispanic

    4,079 ± 535

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenville, NC is Black, followed by White 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

82.1k

2017 Value

± 2,466

0.858%

1 Year growth

± 4.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenville, NC grew at a rate of 0.858%, from 81.4k employees to 82.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenville, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,512 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,175 people), and Management Occupations (7,471 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenville, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greenville, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,512 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,175 people), and Management Occupations (7,471 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greenville, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.81 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.57 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greenville, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($67,736), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,676), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,073).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.1k

2017 Value

± 2,466

0.858%

1 Year growth

± 4.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenville, NC grew at a rate of 0.858%, from 81.4k employees to 82.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenville, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,264 people), Educational Services (11,422 people), and Retail Trade (9,341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenville, NC, though some of these residents may live in Greenville, NC 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 Greenville, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,264 people), Educational Services (11,422 people), and Retail Trade (9,341 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Greenville, NC has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.5 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.42 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greenville, NC, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,227), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,141), and Finance & Insurance ($45,990).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

88% of the population of Greenville, NC has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 8.34% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Greenville, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Greenville, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

12%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

8.34%

Medicare

15.4%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenville, NC declined by 12.3% from 13.7% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenville, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Greenville, NC is home to a population of 176k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.72% of Greenville, NC residents were born outside of the country (8.33k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Greenville, NC is composed of 97.2k White Alone residents (55.1%), 60.6k Black or African American Alone residents (34.3%), 10.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.05%), 3.78k Two or More Races residents (2.14%), 3.04k Asian Alone residents (1.72%), 717 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.406%), 400 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.227%), and 61 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0346%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greenville, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greenville, NC was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Greenville, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greenville, NC residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.33k people

4.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.28k people

As of 2017, 4.72% of Greenville, NC residents (8.33k 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 Greenville, NC was 4.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Greenville, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greenville, NC was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    97.2k ± 469

  2. Black or African American Alone

    60.6k ± 549

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10.7k ± 1.06k

In 2017, there were 1.61 times more White Alone residents (97.2k people) in Greenville, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.6k Black or African American Alone and 10.7k 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 Greenville, NC 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 Greenville, NC 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 Greenville, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Greenville, NC 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

    3,181 ± 353

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,966 ± 387

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,724 ± 378

Greenville, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Greenville, NC awarded 8,403 degrees. The student population of Greenville, NC is skewed towards women, with 15,206 male students and 22,412 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greenville, NC are White (5,263 and 63.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,474 and 17.9%), Unknown (714 and 8.66%), and Hispanic or Latino (357 and 4.33%).

The largest universities in Greenville, NC by number of degrees awarded are East Carolina University (6,082 and 72.4%), Pitt Community College (2,042 and 24.3%), and Miller-Motte College-Greenville (230 and 2.74%).

The most popular majors in Greenville, NC are General Business Administration & Management (510 and 6.07%), Registered Nursing (417 and 4.96%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (391 and 4.65%).

The median tuition costs in Greenville, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,365 and $20,323 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 248 degrees awarded

  2. 246 degrees awarded

  3. 336 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greenville, NC was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 248 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,082 degrees awarded

  2. 2,042 degrees awarded

  3. 230 degrees awarded

$4,365

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Greenville, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Carolina University with 6,082 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,218

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,185

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greenville, NC, which is 0.621 times less than the 5,185 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Greenville, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,263 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,474 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    714 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greenville, NC were to White students. These 5,263 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,474 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenville, NC was $138,700 in 2017, which is 0.637 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,000 to $138,700, a 2.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenville, NC is 52.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greenville, NC have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greenville, NC 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.

$43,526

Median Household Income

± $1,420

68.8k

Number of Households

± 2,046

In 2017, the median household income of the 68.8k households in Greenville, NC grew to $43,526 from the previous year's value of $42,308.

The following chart displays the households in Greenville, NC 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$138,700

2017 Median

± $3,959

$135,000

2016 Median

± $3,276

In 2017, the median property value in Greenville, NC grew to to $138,700 from the previous year's value of $135,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greenville, NC 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 Greenville, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

52.3%

2017 Homeownership

52.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.3% of the housing units in Greenville, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.3%.

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

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenville, NC have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Greenville, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    8.09%

  3. Worked At Home

    4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greenville, NC was Drove Alone (84%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.09%) 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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