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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, 2013
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work124,615
Number of tax filers who work in the county144,154
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county116,177
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county27,977
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2013
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County9,53538.8%
Michigan7,01728.5%
Kosciusko County3,58314.6%
Lagrange County2,98212.1%
Noble County1,4826.0%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2013
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
St Joseph County4,51963.5%
Kosciusko County85312.0%
Lagrange County77410.9%
Out of State5257.4%
Michigan4406.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2013
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over86,930100.0%
  Travel To Work84,97197.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van80,17592.2%
      Traveled Alone69,31479.7%
      Carpooled10,86112.5%
    Used Public Transportation4780.5%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other4,3185.0%
  Worked At Home1,9592.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)19.4 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates