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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 work294,806
Number of tax filers who work in the county282,890
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county240,407
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county42,483
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Porter County18,23246.1%
Illinois14,50836.7%
Out of State2,7677.0%
Jasper County2,3145.9%
LaPorte County1,6894.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Illinois38,37173.8%
Porter County6,42912.4%
Out of State5,89311.3%
LaPorte County9551.8%
Marion County3780.7%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over210,968100.0%
  Travel To Work205,53997.4%
    Car, Truck, or Van193,56191.7%
      Traveled Alone176,79283.8%
      Carpooled16,7697.9%
    Used Public Transportation5,9332.8%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other6,0452.9%
  Worked At Home5,4292.6%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)28.3 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)69.6 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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