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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, 2015
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work9,415
Number of tax filers who work in the county7,335
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county6,230
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county1,105
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Jasper County35938.4%
Illinois24626.3%
Benton County15917.0%
Lake County11212.0%
Out of State596.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County1,27444.5%
Jasper County85429.8%
Illinois45615.9%
Tippecanoe County1475.1%
Out of State1344.7%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over6,212100.0%
  Travel To Work6,09798.1%
    Car, Truck, or Van5,79393.3%
      Traveled Alone5,14982.9%
      Carpooled64410.4%
    Used Public Transportation641.0%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other2403.9%
  Worked At Home1151.9%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)32.7 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)32.3 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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