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Newton 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 work9,385
Number of tax filers who work in the county7,059
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county6,046
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county1,013
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Jasper County31539.2%
Illinois19424.1%
Benton County13817.2%
Lake County10913.6%
Out of State486.0%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County1,24241.8%
Jasper County91330.7%
Illinois48416.3%
Tippecanoe County1765.9%
Out of State1565.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over6,193100.0%
  Travel To Work6,12398.9%
    Car, Truck, or Van5,77693.3%
      Traveled Alone5,14783.1%
      Carpooled62910.2%
    Used Public Transportation260.4%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other3215.2%
  Worked At Home701.1%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)31.2 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)8.8 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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