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Fayette 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 work14,314
Number of tax filers who work in the county12,734
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county11,488
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county1,246
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Wayne County37341.8%
Franklin County20723.2%
Union County14616.3%
Rush County11212.5%
Henry County556.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Wayne County76641.9%
Rush County37420.4%
Decatur County28815.7%
Shelby County22912.5%
Ohio (State)1729.4%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over9,564100.0%
  Travel To Work9,24296.6%
    Car, Truck, or Van8,94593.5%
      Traveled Alone8,11184.8%
      Carpooled8348.7%
    Used Public Transportation430.4%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other2542.7%
  Worked At Home3223.4%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)26.1 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)37.2 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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