Tidbit Tuesday | How Philadelphia’s different age groups commute to work
December 3, 2013 Leave a comment
Every Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities (MOTU) posts a map or graphic that tells a story about transportation or utilities in the City of Brotherly Love.
This week we are looking at how Philadelphians in different age brackets get to work. Of all Philadelphia workers, 50% drove alone, 9% carpooled, 26% took public transit, 12% commuted by “other” (taxicab, motorcycle, bicycle, walking, etc), and 3% worked from home. It is interesting to see how similar/different the various age groups are from this overall trend.
This data comes from the US Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey. It is important to note that the age brackets reported by the US Census Bureau are not at equal intervals and the above age brackets reflect those reported by the US Census Bureau.