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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, 2017
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work129,281
Number of tax filers who work in the county154,557
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county120,692
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county33,865
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County11,86339.8%
Michigan8,60828.9%
Kosciusko County4,24914.3%
Lagrange County3,43611.5%
Marshall County1,6575.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County4,58162.4%
Kosciusko County93612.8%
Lagrange County78210.7%
Out of State6038.2%
Michigan4365.9%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over92,386100.0%
  Travel To Work89,14796.5%
    Car, Truck, or Van84,69091.7%
      Traveled Alone71,71177.6%
      Carpooled12,97914.0%
    Used Public Transportation4070.4%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other4,0504.4%
  Worked At Home3,2393.5%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)19.4 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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