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Wells 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 work19,116
Number of tax filers who work in the county16,901
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county14,335
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county2,566
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Adams County71432.2%
Allen County70832.0%
Huntington County40718.4%
Blackford County2179.8%
Jay County1687.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2017
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Allen County3,00569.8%
Adams County67715.7%
Huntington County4089.5%
Grant County1333.1%
Blackford County842.0%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over13,608100.0%
  Travel To Work13,04495.9%
    Car, Truck, or Van12,74793.7%
      Traveled Alone12,08488.8%
      Carpooled6634.9%
    Used Public Transportation90.1%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other2882.1%
  Worked At Home5644.1%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)21.3 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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