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Map: What Section of Town Has the Most Carpoolers?

Newscruncher is an ongoing series that breaks down the characteristics of your town. The map below is a snapshot of what section of town has the most carpoolers.

Where are the carpoolers in your town?
Where are the carpoolers in your town?
Newscruncher is a daily series that breaks down the characteristics of your town by the numbers. You can see more posts by clicking the Newscruncher link above the headline or by checking out our weekend roundups. If you see any technical issues with this map, or if you'd like to suggest ideas for future Newscruncher articles, please email data@patch.com.

This map shows a snapshot of the number of workers who carpooled to work across town. It's not a per capita average, but rather an estimate of the actual number of carpoolers.

The data are from the United States Census Bureau's 2011 American Community Survey. (Note: Census.gov was "unavailable" at the time this article was published thanks to the federal government shutdown.)  These values are an estimate for 2011 taking into account 60 months of collected data. You can learn more about the survey here.

Using your cursor, you can hover over any census tract – the geographic region defined by the U.S. Census – and see the actual number of carpooling workers in the box in the upper right hand corner of the map. Again, this isn't a per capita average, so you may naturally see more carpoolers in more populous areas.

What do you think explains the differences in carpooling across town? Tell us in a comment or a blog post.

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