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Putnam 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 work22,505
Number of tax filers who work in the county20,894
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county17,441
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county3,453
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Clay County81933.1%
Owen County65626.5%
Hendricks County55122.3%
Parke County2379.6%
Vigo County2088.4%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Marion County1,97546.6%
Hendricks County1,40333.1%
Montgomery County3798.9%
Clay County2485.8%
Vigo County2355.5%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over15,739100.0%
  Travel To Work15,38097.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van14,13589.8%
      Traveled Alone12,66880.5%
      Carpooled1,4679.3%
    Used Public Transportation60.0%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1,2397.9%
  Worked At Home3592.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)26.2 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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