Lucas County, OH

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Population

430,887

0.37% decline

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$47,308

6.23% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

197,322

2.53% decline

Median Property Value

$116,300

1.04% growth

About

In 2017, Lucas County, OH had a population of 431k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $47,308. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lucas County, OH declined from 432,488 to 430,887, a -0.37% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,534 to $47,308, a 6.23% increase.

The population of Lucas County, OH is 68.5% White Alone, 18.7% Black or African American Alone, and 7.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lucas County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lucas County, OH are University of Toledo (4,571 degrees awarded in 2016), Lourdes University (430 degrees), and Ross College-Sylvania (354 degrees).

The median property value in Lucas County, OH is $116,300, and the homeownership rate is 59.1%. Most people in Lucas County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lucas County, OH is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lucas County, OH employs 197k people. The largest industries in Lucas County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,825 people), Manufacturing (31,638 people), and Retail Trade (23,232 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,386), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,113), and Public Administration ($53,970).

Median household income in Lucas County, OH is $47,308. Males in Lucas County, OH have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,904. The income inequality in Lucas County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,308

2017 value

± $1,624

6.23%

1 Year Growth

± 5.85%

Households in Lucas County, OH have a median annual income of $47,308, 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 $44,534 in 2016, which represents a 6.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,297

Average Male Salary

± $959

$46,904

Average Female Salary

± $740

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.33 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $73,640 ± $48,775

  2. Asian

    $63,304 ± $4,969

  3. American Indian

    $53,849 ± $24,595

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lucas County, OH is from Ohio.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.19% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio 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 76

  2. Census Tract 92.01

  3. Census Tract 91.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lucas County, OH was Census Tract 76 with a value of $122,981, followed by Census Tract 92.01 and Census Tract 91.01, with respective values of $101,836 and $98,988.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lucas County, OH (83.7k out of 423k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    42,198 ± 1,375

  2. Black

    29,667 ± 1,125

  3. Hispanic

    8,435 ± 586

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lucas County, OH 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

197k

2017 Value

± 7,168

-2.53%

1 Year decline

± 5.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lucas County, OH declined at a rate of -2.53%, from 202k employees to 197k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lucas County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,979 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,796 people), and Production Occupations (18,314 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,979 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,796 people), and Production Occupations (18,314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lucas County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.77 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.71 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,419), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,601), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,644).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

197k

2017 Value

± 7,168

-2.53%

1 Year decline

± 5.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lucas County, OH declined at a rate of -2.53%, from 202k employees to 197k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lucas County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,825 people), Manufacturing (31,638 people), and Retail Trade (23,232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lucas County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lucas County, OH 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 Lucas County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (35,825 people), Manufacturing (31,638 people), and Retail Trade (23,232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lucas County, OH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.1 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.66 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lucas County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,386), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,113), and Public Administration ($53,970).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

93.8% of the population of Lucas County, OH has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Lucas County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, OH see 1095 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (1113 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1476 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 473 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,095 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, OH see an average of 1,095 patients per year. This represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (1,113 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lucas County, OH 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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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

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

6.23%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lucas County, OH grew by 28.1% from 4.86% to 6.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lucas County, OH 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. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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

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Diversity

Lucas County, OH is home to a population of 431k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.82% of Lucas County, OH residents were born outside of the country (16.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lucas County, OH is composed of 295k White Alone residents (68.5%), 80.7k Black or African American Alone residents (18.7%), 30.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.1%), 14.9k Two or More Races residents (3.45%), 7.17k Asian Alone residents (1.66%), 1.27k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.295%), 860 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.2%), and 271 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0629%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lucas County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lucas County, OH was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Lucas County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lucas County, OH residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

16.4k people

3.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

15.3k people

As of 2017, 3.82% of Lucas County, OH residents (16.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lucas County, OH was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    63,926 ± 6,190 people

  2. Mexico

    49,870 ± 5,471 people

  3. China

    31,441 ± 4,347 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 63,926 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 49,870 and China with 31,441.

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Citizenship

98%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Lucas County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lucas County, OH was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    295k ± 770

  2. Black or African American Alone

    80.7k ± 2.93k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    30.6k ± 4.2k

In 2017, there were 3.66 times more White Alone residents (295k people) in Lucas County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 80.7k Black or African American Alone and 30.6k 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 Lucas County, OH 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 Lucas County, OH 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 Lucas County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lucas County, OH 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

    8,002 ± 1,383

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,300 ± 1,023

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,355 ± 817

Lucas County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lucas County, OH awarded 6,574 degrees. The student population of Lucas County, OH is skewed towards women, with 11,160 male students and 14,644 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lucas County, OH are White (4,445 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (874 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (247 and 4.09%), and Asian (184 and 3.05%).

The largest universities in Lucas County, OH by number of degrees awarded are University of Toledo (4,571 and 69.5%), Lourdes University (430 and 6.54%), and Ross College-Sylvania (354 and 5.38%).

The most popular majors in Lucas County, OH are Registered Nursing (478 and 7.27%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (255 and 3.88%), and Medical Assistant (252 and 3.83%).

The median tuition costs in Lucas County, OH are $15,900 for private four year colleges, and $8,052 and $17,390 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 346 degrees awarded

  2. 182 degrees awarded

  3. 172 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lucas County, OH was Registered Nursing with 346 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,571 degrees awarded

  2. 430 degrees awarded

  3. 354 degrees awarded

$8,052

Median In-State Public

$15,900

Median Private

In 2016, the Lucas County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Toledo with 4,571 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,482

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,092

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,482 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lucas County, OH, which is 0.607 times less than the 4,092 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

    4,445 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    874 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    247 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lucas County, OH were to White students. These 4,445 degrees mean that there were 5.09 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 874 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lucas County, OH was $116,300 in 2017, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $115,100 to $116,300, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Lucas County, OH is 59.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lucas County, OH have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lucas County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,308

Median Household Income

± $1,624

179k

Number of Households

± 6,465

In 2017, the median household income of the 179k households in Lucas County, OH grew to $47,308 from the previous year's value of $44,534.

The following chart displays the households in Lucas County, OH 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

$116,300

2017 Median

± $3,656

$115,100

2016 Median

± $4,299

In 2017, the median property value in Lucas County, OH grew to to $116,300 from the previous year's value of $115,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.1%

2017 Homeownership

57.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.1% of the housing units in Lucas County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

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

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lucas County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Lucas County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    7.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lucas County, OH was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.88%) and those who Worked At Home (3.68%).

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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