More Solo Drivers in the South, Northeast

Richard Florida takes a look at a recent report showing connecting solo commuters with location and comes up with an interesting demographic breakdown.
October 11, 2009, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Florida found some clear patterns in the stats, such as:

"Income and Economic Output: The richer the state, the less likely people were to drive alone. Driving alone was negatively correlated with state income levels (-.46) and output per capita (-.41).

Class and Human Capital: States with higher percentages of college graduates (-.47) and the creative class (-.43) were less likely to have people driving alone. Driving alone was much more likely in states with large working class concentrations (.62)."

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Published on Friday, October 9, 2009 in Atlantic Monthly
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