TABLE 40 Personal Income Spent on Commuting by Income Group and Selected Mode: 1999

TABLE 40 Personal Income Spent on Commuting by Income Group and Selected Mode: 1999

(Current dollars)

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Yearly personal income Own vehicle Public transit
Median spent Percent Median spent Percent
< $8,000 678 20.5 540 12.8
$8,000-$14,999 847 8.0 702 5.7
$15,000-$21,999 960 5.6 765 3.9
$22,000-$29,999 1,280 5.1 765 3.0
$30,000-$44,999 1,600 4.2 765 2.2
>$44,999 1,694 2.6 1,080 1.5
Total U.S. population 1,280 4.9 765 3.3

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Income and Program Participation (Hyattsville, MD: 2001), also available at http://www.bls.census.gov/sipp/, as of April 2003.