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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, 2015
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work19,224
Number of tax filers who work in the county17,078
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county14,381
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county2,697
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Allen County73831.4%
Adams County73231.2%
Huntington County40317.2%
Blackford County27611.8%
Jay County1998.5%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Allen County2,99868.6%
Adams County65915.1%
Huntington County4319.9%
Grant County1653.8%
Blackford County1152.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over13,392100.0%
  Travel To Work12,88096.2%
    Car, Truck, or Van12,40392.6%
      Traveled Alone11,74087.7%
      Carpooled6635.0%
    Used Public Transportation100.1%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other4673.5%
  Worked At Home5123.8%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)20.7 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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