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Gibson 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 work23,021
Number of tax filers who work in the county27,424
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county18,859
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county8,565
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Vanderburgh County2,64540.4%
Illinois1,55523.7%
Warrick County1,13317.3%
Pike County66710.2%
Knox County5498.4%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Vanderburgh County2,73076.3%
Warrick County2948.2%
Knox County2416.7%
Posey County1614.5%
Out of State1534.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over15,984100.0%
  Travel To Work15,61397.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van15,00493.9%
      Traveled Alone13,92287.1%
      Carpooled1,0826.8%
    Used Public Transportation270.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other5823.6%
  Worked At Home3712.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)21.5 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)36.3 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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