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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, 2015
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work29,811
Number of tax filers who work in the county26,751
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county21,915
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county4,836
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Rush County97627.3%
Marion County92826.0%
Hancock County62517.5%
Johnson County59416.6%
Decatur County45012.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Marion County4,05158.7%
Johnson County94213.7%
Bartholomew County70210.2%
Hancock County6419.3%
Decatur County5658.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over21,088100.0%
  Travel To Work20,51297.3%
    Car, Truck, or Van19,88494.3%
      Traveled Alone17,61083.5%
      Carpooled2,27410.8%
    Used Public Transportation470.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other5812.8%
  Worked At Home5762.7%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)23.7 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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