Figure 2-4 How Workers Below the Poverty Level Get To Work: 2011


Below 100 percent of the poverty level

  Percent of workers
Drives self 63.5
Carpool 14.0
Public transportationa 8.3
Walks only 6.3
Works at home 4.4
Taxicab, motorcycle, bicycle, or other meansb 3.4

a Public transportation category includes workers who used a bus or trolley bus, streetcar or trolley car, subway or elevated, railroad, or ferryboat.

b Other means includes ferryboats, surface trains, and van service and other means not classified.

NOTE: Percents may not add to 100 due to rounding. For the methodology used to calaculate the proverty level, please see How Poverty is Calculated in the ACS, which is available at

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, table B08122, available at as of January 2013.