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Elkhart County, IN

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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, 2014
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work127,132
Number of tax filers who work in the county148,228
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county118,782
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county29,446
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2014
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County10,32339.9%
Michigan7,18627.8%
Kosciusko County3,75714.5%
Lagrange County3,12412.1%
Marshall County1,4975.8%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2014
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County4,41262.1%
Kosciusko County88012.4%
Lagrange County80911.4%
Out of State5798.2%
Michigan4205.9%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over88,938100.0%
  Travel To Work86,91997.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van82,14192.4%
      Traveled Alone70,06378.8%
      Carpooled12,07813.6%
    Used Public Transportation4420.5%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other4,3364.9%
  Worked At Home2,0192.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)19.6 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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