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Decatur 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 work18,262
Number of tax filers who work in the county20,378
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county15,236
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county5,142
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Ripley County1,10733.0%
Shelby County61718.4%
Franklin County61118.2%
Marion County51415.3%
Rush County50415.0%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Bartholomew County83136.6%
Ripley County50722.3%
Marion County39117.2%
Shelby County38416.9%
Jennings County1576.9%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over12,834100.0%
  Travel To Work12,43596.9%
    Car, Truck, or Van11,99093.4%
      Traveled Alone10,66983.1%
      Carpooled1,32110.3%
    Used Public Transportation710.6%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other3742.9%
  Worked At Home3993.1%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)21.4 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)52.4 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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