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Shelby 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, 2017
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work29,610
Number of tax filers who work in the county26,284
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county21,637
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county4,647
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Rush County92227.2%
Marion County88126.0%
Hancock County64319.0%
Johnson County56316.6%
Decatur County38411.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Marion County3,99757.7%
Johnson County95813.8%
Bartholomew County69810.1%
Hancock County6529.4%
Decatur County6178.9%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over21,747100.0%
  Travel To Work21,21497.5%
    Car, Truck, or Van20,57494.6%
      Traveled Alone18,53385.2%
      Carpooled2,0419.4%
    Used Public Transportation470.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other5932.7%
  Worked At Home5332.5%
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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