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Ripley 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 work19,345
Number of tax filers who work in the county18,228
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county14,329
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county3,899
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Franklin County1,64549.9%
Dearborn County93828.4%
Decatur County48814.8%
Ohio (State)1223.7%
Fayette County1053.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Decatur County1,09330.3%
Dearborn County98927.4%
Ohio (State)81422.6%
Franklin County40811.3%
Kentucky3018.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over13,162100.0%
  Travel To Work12,65296.1%
    Car, Truck, or Van12,16892.4%
      Traveled Alone11,21685.2%
      Carpooled9527.2%
    Used Public Transportation330.3%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other4513.4%
  Worked At Home5103.9%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)27.0 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)20.9 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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