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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, 2019
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work301,646
Number of tax filers who work in the county287,224
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county243,571
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county43,653
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Porter County18,38945.4%
Illinois15,26237.7%
Out of State2,8377.0%
Jasper County2,3555.8%
LaPorte County1,6804.1%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Illinois41,63175.0%
Porter County6,58211.9%
Out of State5,91810.7%
LaPorte County9511.7%
Marion County4430.8%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over215,061100.0%
  Travel To Work208,85897.1%
    Car, Truck, or Van196,34091.3%
      Traveled Alone179,71483.6%
      Carpooled16,6267.7%
    Used Public Transportation6,2782.9%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other6,2402.9%
  Worked At Home6,2032.9%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)29.2 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)70.6 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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