How Do Americans Get To Work?



The American Community Survey, a survey conducted by the US Census Bureau, estimates that there are 141,337,148 workers in the US. About 76.41%, or 107,990,698 of those working Americans commute to work by driving alone.
The visualization below displays these facts, as well as a map, a stacked bar chart, and totals for each method of transportation so you can see just how many workers use each method of transportation for their journey to work. in our map, counties that are orange represent counties that have a lower than average amount of commuters that drive alone to work. Blue dots represent counties that have a higher than average amount of commuters that drive alone.
With the interactive visualization, you can filter by county and state so you can see how the different breakdowns in different areas of the country. You are also able to filter by age range to see how different age groups commute.
Something that stood out to us was how the the age group with the largest number of walkers was 16-18 year olds, for obvious reasons. We would love to hear of any trends you see in the comments section.


Data Notes

As noted above, the data from this visualization comes from the American Community Survey, which is conducted by the US Census Bureau. This along with a slew of other information is available at American Fact Finder. This information came from Table B08101. The 2010-2014 five year estimates were used for this graphic.

The data was edited in excel after it was downloaded to get the information we needed. The visualization was created in Tableau.

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