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La Porte 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 work69,194
Number of tax filers who work in the county65,105
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county58,086
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county7,019
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Porter County3,28053.8%
Lake County95515.7%
St Joseph County80013.1%
Michigan5388.8%
Starke County5298.7%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Porter County3,75240.0%
St Joseph County2,42225.8%
Lake County1,68918.0%
Michigan7978.5%
Illinois7267.7%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over46,403100.0%
  Travel To Work44,68796.3%
    Car, Truck, or Van42,79592.2%
      Traveled Alone38,74683.5%
      Carpooled4,0498.7%
    Used Public Transportation3860.8%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1,5063.2%
  Worked At Home1,7163.7%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)22.1 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)68.4 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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