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Figure 2-15 How Workers (Below the Poverty Level) Get To Work: 2014

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  Percent of workers below the poverty level Percent of all workers 16 years and over
Drives self 64.3% 76.8%
Carpool 13.1% 9.3%
Public transportation a 8.6% 5.2%
Works at home 4.3% 4.4%
Walks 6.2% 2.4%
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means b 3.6% 1.9%

aPublic transportation category includes workers who used a bus or trolley bus, streetcar or trolley car, subway or elevated, railroad, or ferryboat.

bOther means includes ferryboats, surface trains, and van service and other means not classified.

NOTES: Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding. For additional information, please refer to the American Community Survey's 2014 Subject Definitions, available at http://www.census.gov/acs/. Workers are civilians and members of the Armed Forces, 16 years and older, who were at work the previous week. Persons on vacation or not at work the prior week are not included.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates, table B08122. Available at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/index.html as of March 2016.

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017