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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 work293,762
Number of tax filers who work in the county286,907
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county242,201
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county44,706
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Porter County18,98145.7%
Illinois15,35837.0%
Out of State3,0417.3%
Jasper County2,3885.8%
LaPorte County1,7624.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Illinois35,75272.7%
Porter County6,55013.3%
Out of State5,54411.3%
LaPorte County9461.9%
Marion County3600.7%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over209,791100.0%
  Travel To Work204,86597.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van192,85991.9%
      Traveled Alone175,68283.7%
      Carpooled17,1778.2%
    Used Public Transportation6,1522.9%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other5,8542.8%
  Worked At Home4,9262.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)28.2 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)70.1 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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