Commute Patterns

Number of Residents who Commute to Another County Within the Region

2016

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Change in the Number of Cross-County Commuters
2006-2016 2015-2016
Origin Destination Number Percent Number Percent
Alameda San Francisco +44,317 +62.7% +1,721 +1.5%
San Mateo +8,943 +27.4% +6,930 +20.0%
Santa Clara +18,790 +32.8% -1,120 -1.5%
San Francisco Alameda +6,360 +32.7% +2,598 +11.2%
San Mateo +9,511 +23.4% -1,234 -2.4%
Santa Clara +12,688 +79.3% -4,685 -14.0%
San Mateo Alameda +906 +6.2% +1,422 +10.1%
San Francisco +23,650 +34.6% +10,770 +13.2%
Santa Clara +12,259 +25.2% -4,031 -6.2%
Santa Clara Alameda +7,422 +19.9% +6,374 +16.6%
San Francisco +8,459 +87.4% +430 +2.4%
San Mateo +1,895 +4.3% -942 -2.0%
Share of Commuters Who Cross County Lines, by County of Residence
2016
San Mateo County 43.1%
San Francisco 24.0%
Alameda County 37.3%
Bay Area 29.7%

Data Source:

United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey PUMS

Analysis:

Jon Haveman, Marin Economic Consulting

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for Commute Patterns are from the United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 1-Year Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) using the Place of Work PUMA for San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. Workers include civilian residents over age 16 who were employed and at work. Cross-county commuters include those who do not work within their county of residence.

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