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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, 2015
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work14,288
Number of tax filers who work in the county11,760
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county9,631
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county2,129
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Perry County50427.7%
Dubois County42623.4%
Warrick County41122.6%
Kentucky34118.7%
Vanderburgh County1387.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Dubois County1,59338.2%
Vanderburgh County85620.5%
Warrick County61214.7%
Perry County55413.3%
Kentucky55213.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over9,820100.0%
  Travel To Work9,46796.4%
    Car, Truck, or Van9,24394.1%
      Traveled Alone8,43785.9%
      Carpooled8068.2%
    Used Public Transportation80.1%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other2162.2%
  Worked At Home3533.6%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)27.1 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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