Commuters

% of the population 16 years+ who commute to work by driving alone

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Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

The jurisdictions in the CRC-footprint include: the City of Richmond, the Town of Ashland, and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
* Includes the Town of Ashland

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Why It's Important

Tracking those who commute by driving alone to work shows the reliance most people have on cars in our region. Carpooling and using others modes of transportation can help alleviate traffic congestion.

In the Richmond Region, this statistic decreased from 81.8% to 81.2% since 2014.