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Porter 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 work113,348
Number of tax filers who work in the county97,378
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county82,848
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county14,530
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County6,55050.4%
LaPorte County3,76829.0%
Illinois1,0027.7%
Jasper County9997.7%
Starke County6835.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County18,98165.6%
Illinois4,97617.2%
LaPorte County3,33311.5%
Out of State1,2764.4%
Jasper County3581.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over76,455100.0%
  Travel To Work73,53696.2%
    Car, Truck, or Van70,39292.1%
      Traveled Alone66,24986.7%
      Carpooled4,1435.4%
    Used Public Transportation1,1531.5%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1,9912.6%
  Worked At Home2,9193.8%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)26.9 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)80.0 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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