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Principal Means of Transportation to Work

 198519932001
 Number
(thousands)
PercentNumber
(thousands)
PercentNumber
(thousands)
Percent
All workers99,592100.0%103,741100.0%120,191100.0%
Automobile86,14886.591,30188.0105,58687.8
 Drives self72,13772.479,44976.693,94278.2
 Carpool14,01114.111,85211.411,6449.7
  2-person10,38110.49,1058.89,0367.5
  3-person2,0242.01,6841.61,6351.4
  4+ person1,6061.61,0631.09730.8
Public transportation15,0915.14,7404.65,6274.7
Taxicab1290.11170.11330.1
Bicycle or motorcycle9581.07440.78470.7
Walks only4,0324.03,2273.13,4082.8
Other means22860.34740.51,0490.9
Works at home2,9473.03,1373.03,4012.8
NOTE: Principal means of transportation refers to the mode used most often.
1. Public transportation refers to bus, streetcar, subway, or elevated trains.
2. Other means include ferryboats, surface trains, and van service.
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, American Housing Survey (Washington, DC: various years).

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