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Elkhart 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, 2012
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work123,766
Number of tax filers who work in the county141,103
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county114,990
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county26,113
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2012
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County8,87439.1%
Michigan6,12727.0%
Kosciusko County3,43215.1%
Lagrange County2,88612.7%
Noble County1,4046.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2012
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County4,72764.2%
Kosciusko County87411.9%
Lagrange County75810.3%
Out of State5577.6%
Michigan4516.1%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over87,440100.0%
  Travel To Work85,03197.2%
    Car, Truck, or Van80,64692.2%
      Traveled Alone69,93880.0%
      Carpooled10,70812.2%
    Used Public Transportation3480.4%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other4,0374.6%
  Worked At Home2,4092.8%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)19.4 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates