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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, 2012
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work108,774
Number of tax filers who work in the county92,397
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county78,406
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county13,991
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2012
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County6,65652.2%
LaPorte County3,61428.3%
Jasper County1,0158.0%
Illinois7926.2%
Starke County6755.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2012
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County19,18866.2%
Illinois4,97417.2%
LaPorte County3,25211.2%
Out of State1,2244.2%
Jasper County3461.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over75,919100.0%
  Travel To Work73,12996.3%
    Car, Truck, or Van70,63893.0%
      Traveled Alone65,14885.8%
      Carpooled5,4907.2%
    Used Public Transportation1,0461.4%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1,4451.9%
  Worked At Home2,7903.7%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)27.0 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates