Transportation >> Neighborhood Connections >> Use of Public Transit from Neighborhood >> Income, Education, Employment

Of King County residents with household income less than $35,000, about half used public transportation to get to and from their neighborhoods. 

Neighborhood access to public transit, pleasant places to walk, and amenities such as entertainment, restaurants, and food stores can affect transportation choices and quality of life.

According to data from a 2011 survey, 38% of King County residents used public transportation to get to or from their neighborhoods.  This included commuting and non-work or recreational travel.

  • Residents with annual household income below $35,000 were more likely to use transit than those with incomes of $75,000 or more.
  • College graduates were more likely to use transit than those with some college education, but did not differ from adults with a high school diploma or less education.
  • People who were retired were less likely to use public transit than were those who were employed, unemployed or not in the labor force (students, homemakers, those unable to work).