Report reveals habits of D.C. commuters

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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ASSOCIATED PRESS/Charles Dharapak (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Charles Dharapak)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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WASHINGTON — The population of D.C. balloons each workday as hundreds of thousands of commuters flow into the District from towns and cities across the region.

A Census Bureau report that studies nationwide commuter habits has revealed specific figures behind the travel patterns of people who work in D.C. but live elsewhere. The report, based on 2013 numbers, sheds light on where the commuters are coming from and how they prefer to travel.

The findings from a handful of local counties:

 

MARYLAND

Prince George’s County

139,757 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 54 percent drive alone
  • 34 percent take public transportation
  • 10 percent carpool

 

Montgomery County

111,136 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 46 percent drive alone
  • 43 percent take public transportation
  • 10 percent carpool

 

Charles County

16,186 total commuters into D.C.

  • 63 percent drive alone
  • 24 percent take public transportation
  • 13 percent carpool

 

Frederick County

4,230 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 50 percent drive alone
  • 31 percent take public transportation
  • 18 percent carpool

 

VIRGINIA

Fairfax County

95,323 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 53 percent drive alone
  • 31 percent take public transportation
  • 15 percent carpool

 

Arlington County

48,944 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 36 percent drive alone
  • 53 percent take public transportation
  • 8 percent carpool

 

Prince William County

22,033 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 44 percent drive alone
  • 27 percent take public transportation
  • 27 percent carpool

 

Loudoun County

9,841 commuters into D.C. per day

  • 57 percent drive alone
  • 26 percent take public transportation
  • 17 percent carpool

 

The Census Bureau’s report:

 

Commuting Study by wtopweb

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