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Perry 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, 2016
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work11,963
Number of tax filers who work in the county11,079
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county9,461
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county1,618
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2016
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Kentucky70950.6%
Spencer County50335.9%
Crawford County775.5%
Dubois County654.6%
Warrick County483.4%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2016
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Dubois County93743.8%
Kentucky53425.0%
Spencer County46121.5%
Vanderburgh County1255.8%
Out of State833.9%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over8,069100.0%
  Travel To Work7,88897.8%
    Car, Truck, or Van7,70995.5%
      Traveled Alone6,74583.6%
      Carpooled96411.9%
    Used Public Transportation180.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1612.0%
  Worked At Home1812.2%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)23.5 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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