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Spencer 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, 2016
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work14,033
Number of tax filers who work in the county11,494
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county9,480
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county2,014
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2016
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Perry County46126.7%
Warrick County41724.1%
Dubois County39622.9%
Kentucky32018.5%
Vanderburgh County1337.7%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2016
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Dubois County1,53437.5%
Vanderburgh County88821.7%
Warrick County62315.2%
Kentucky54313.3%
Perry County50312.3%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over9,636100.0%
  Travel To Work9,12594.7%
    Car, Truck, or Van8,89592.3%
      Traveled Alone8,22385.3%
      Carpooled6727.0%
    Used Public Transportation150.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other2152.2%
  Worked At Home5115.3%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)26.8 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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