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Whitley 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 work23,618
Number of tax filers who work in the county19,672
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county16,440
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county3,232
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Allen County1,47350.8%
Noble County69323.9%
Kosciusko County32211.1%
Huntington County30710.6%
Dekalb County1053.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2015
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Allen County4,09263.2%
Kosciusko County1,39121.5%
Noble County5959.2%
Huntington County2533.9%
Wabash County1422.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over16,291100.0%
  Travel To Work15,73396.6%
    Car, Truck, or Van15,32594.1%
      Traveled Alone13,79784.7%
      Carpooled1,5289.4%
    Used Public Transportation330.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other3752.3%
  Worked At Home5583.4%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)23.5 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)17.3 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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