Santa Clara, CA

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Population

124,635

1.56% growth

Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$108,609

5.93% growth

Poverty Rate

7.71%


Number of Employees

66,752

3.15% growth

Median Property Value

$831,600

13.2% growth

About

In 2017, Santa Clara, CA had a population of 125k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $108,609. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Santa Clara, CA grew from 122,725 to 124,635, a 1.56% increase and its median household income grew from $102,533 to $108,609, a 5.93% increase.

The population of Santa Clara, CA is 41.5% Asian Alone, 33.1% White Alone, and 17.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Santa Clara, CA speak a non-English language, and 76.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Santa Clara, CA are Santa Clara University (3,000 degrees awarded in 2016), Mission College (584 degrees), and Institute for Business and Technology (330 degrees).

The median property value in Santa Clara, CA is $831,600, and the homeownership rate is 43.3%. Most people in Santa Clara, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Santa Clara, CA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Almost sunset in Santa Teresa County Park.

Economy

The economy of Santa Clara, CA employs 66.8k people. The largest industries in Santa Clara, CA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,706 people), Manufacturing (12,877 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,242 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($118,306), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($106,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($102,661).

Median household income in Santa Clara, CA is $108,609. Males in Santa Clara, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Santa Clara, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$108,609

2017 value

± $3,941

5.93%

1 Year Growth

± 4.48%

Households in Santa Clara, CA have a median annual income of $108,609, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $102,533 in 2016, which represents a 5.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Santa Clara, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 5049.01

  2. Census Tract 5061.02

  3. Census Tract 5050.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Santa Clara, CA was Census Tract 5049.01 with a value of $153,611, followed by Census Tract 5061.02 and Census Tract 5050.01, with respective values of $133,589 and $127,917.

The following map shows all of the places in Santa Clara, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.71% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Santa Clara, CA (9.26k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,749 ± 704

  2. Asian

    2,408 ± 465

  3. Hispanic

    2,389 ± 434

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Santa Clara, CA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

66.8k

2017 Value

± 1,900

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 4.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Clara, CA grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 64.7k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Santa Clara, CA, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (11,467 people), Management Occupations (7,354 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,466 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Santa Clara, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Santa Clara, CA, by number of employees, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations (11,467 people), Management Occupations (7,354 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,466 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Clara, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (5.9 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (4.46 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Santa Clara, CA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($122,154), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($114,361), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($104,589).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.8k

2017 Value

± 1,900

3.15%

1 Year growth

± 4.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Santa Clara, CA grew at a rate of 3.15%, from 64.7k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Santa Clara, CA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,706 people), Manufacturing (12,877 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,242 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Santa Clara, CA, though some of these residents may live in Santa Clara, CA 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 Santa Clara, CA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (13,706 people), Manufacturing (12,877 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,242 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Santa Clara, CA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.93 times higher than expected), Information (2.87 times), and Manufacturing (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Santa Clara, CA, by median earnings, are Information ($118,306), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($106,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($102,661).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of Santa Clara, CA has health coverage, with 65.7% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 7.44% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 0.311% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Santa Clara, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Santa Clara, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California 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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

4.97%

Uninsured

65.7%

Employer Coverage

10.4%

Medicaid

7.44%

Medicare

11.2%

Non-Group

0.311%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Santa Clara, CA declined by 25.7% from 6.68% to 4.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Santa Clara, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Santa Clara, CA is home to a population of 125k people, from which 76.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Santa Clara, CA residents were born outside of the country (52.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Santa Clara, CA is composed of 51.8k Asian Alone residents (41.5%), 41.3k White Alone residents (33.1%), 21.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.1%), 5.12k Two or More Races residents (4.11%), 4.24k Black or African American Alone residents (3.4%), 365 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.293%), 302 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.242%), and 199 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.16%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Santa Clara, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Santa Clara, CA was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Santa Clara, CA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Santa Clara, CA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    52.9k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Santa Clara, CA residents (52.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Santa Clara, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

76.4%

2017 Citizenship

77%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.4% of Santa Clara, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Santa Clara, CA was 77%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    51.8k ± 1.48k

  2. White Alone

    41.3k ± 1.53k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21.4k ± 2k

In 2017, there were 1.25 times more Asian Alone residents (51.8k people) in Santa Clara, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.3k White Alone and 21.4k 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 Santa Clara, CA 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 Santa Clara, CA 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 Santa Clara, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Santa Clara, CA 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

    1,293 ± 262

  2. Korea

    510 ± 149

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    404 ± 142

Santa Clara, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Santa Clara, CA awarded 4,007 degrees. The student population of Santa Clara, CA is skewed towards women, with 7,821 male students and 9,000 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Santa Clara, CA are White (1,324 and 38.3%), followed by Asian (829 and 24%), Hispanic or Latino (729 and 21.1%), and Unknown (276 and 7.98%).

The largest universities in Santa Clara, CA by number of degrees awarded are Santa Clara University (3,000 and 74.9%), Mission College (584 and 14.6%), and Institute for Business and Technology (330 and 8.24%).

The most popular majors in Santa Clara, CA are General Computer Engineering (342 and 8.54%), General Business Administration & Management (288 and 7.19%), and Law (218 and 5.44%).

The median tuition costs in Santa Clara, CA are $47,112 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. 140 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

  3. 109 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Santa Clara, CA was General Finance with 140 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,000 degrees awarded

  2. 584 degrees awarded

  3. 330 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$47,112

Median Private

In 2016, the Santa Clara, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Santa Clara University with 3,000 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,010

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,997

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,010 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Santa Clara, CA, which is 1.01 times more than the 1,997 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

    1,324 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    829 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    729 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Santa Clara, CA were to White students. These 1,324 degrees mean that there were 1.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 829 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Santa Clara, CA was $831,600 in 2017, which is 3.82 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $734,500 to $831,600, a 13.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Santa Clara, CA is 43.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Santa Clara, CA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Santa Clara, CA 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.

$108,609

Median Household Income

± $3,941

43.4k

Number of Households

± 1,400

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.4k households in Santa Clara, CA grew to $108,609 from the previous year's value of $102,533.

The following chart displays the households in Santa Clara, CA 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$831,600

2017 Median

± $13,845

$734,500

2016 Median

± $15,990

In 2017, the median property value in Santa Clara, CA grew to to $831,600 from the previous year's value of $734,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Santa Clara, CA 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 Santa Clara, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

43.3%

2017 Homeownership

43.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.3% of the housing units in Santa Clara, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.2%.

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

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Santa Clara, CA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Santa Clara, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    9.12%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Santa Clara, CA was Drove Alone (75%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.12%) and those who Worked At Home (4.6%).

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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