Commuters and Populations

May 23, 2014

A 2013 study from the U.S. Census Bureau outlines which major counties in the U.S. have the biggest gap between the residence population and the commuter-adjusted population, which is calculated by adding the total area population with the total workers in the area, and then subtracting the total workers living in the area. The study uses census data from 2006 to 2010. The District of Columbia experiences a large jump in its commuter-adjusted population, shifting 79 percent during the day. Most of the commuters come from neighboring Northern Virginia and Maryland, and they increase the population from 600,000 residents to more than 1 million people during the day. (citylab)

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