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Summer 2017


Commuting -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Commuting -- Effect of employer location on, Commuting -- Social aspects, Urban geography


It is a common misperception that low-income populations are transit-dependent or typically do without a car because it is too expensive. While much larger proportions of low-income populations use a mode of transportation other than a personal automobile to commute to work, a majority of them still use a personal automobile. In this edition of the Periodic Atlas, we looked at commuting as it relates to people of color and low-wage workers using the most recent reliable Census data as well as data from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LEHD-LODES).


Forms part of the series Periodic Atlas of the Metroscape.

A product of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University.

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