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Howard 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, 2015
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work55,288
Number of tax filers who work in the county59,875
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county50,726
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county9,149
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Miami County2,11731.6%
Cass County1,36120.3%
Tipton County1,35020.2%
Hamilton County1,31019.6%
Grant County5538.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Miami County58022.2%
Marion County55521.3%
Tipton County51619.8%
Hamilton County50619.4%
Tippecanoe County45417.4%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over35,578100.0%
  Travel To Work34,48196.9%
    Car, Truck, or Van33,20993.3%
      Traveled Alone29,93884.1%
      Carpooled3,2719.2%
    Used Public Transportation1330.4%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1,1393.2%
  Worked At Home1,0973.1%
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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