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This map shows a snapshot of the number of workers who carpooled to work across town. It's not a per capita average, but rather an estimate of the actual number of carpoolers.
Using your cursor, you can hover over any census tract – the geographic region defined by the U.S. Census – and see the actual number of carpooling workers in the box in the upper right hand corner of the map. Again, this isn't a per capita average, so you may naturally see more carpoolers in more populous areas.
What do you think explains the differences in carpooling across town? Tell us in a comment or a blog post.