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Blackford County, IN

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Commuting

In Indiana, most workers commute to a job, either within their home county or beyond. Patterns of commuting are significant in showing the labor supply. The county labor force represents workers who reside in the county no matter where they work.

Commuting Data, 2017
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work8,145
Number of tax filers who work in the county6,832
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county5,990
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county842
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Delaware County26439.1%
Grant County20630.5%
Jay County9313.8%
Wells County8412.4%
Allen County284.1%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Delaware County64536.8%
Grant County55031.4%
Jay County23113.2%
Wells County21712.4%
Allen County1106.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over5,160100.0%
  Travel To Work5,03997.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van4,80993.2%
      Traveled Alone4,40285.3%
      Carpooled4077.9%
    Used Public Transportation250.5%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other2054.0%
  Worked At Home1212.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)23.5 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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