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Howard 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, 2019
 Number
Number of tax filers who live in county and work56,272
Number of tax filers who work in the county59,555
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county50,429
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county9,126
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Miami County2,17732.0%
Cass County1,38920.4%
Hamilton County1,33919.7%
Tipton County1,25918.5%
Grant County6469.5%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Tipton County74922.2%
Marion County70120.8%
Hamilton County68820.4%
Miami County65919.5%
Tippecanoe County58017.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over36,520100.0%
  Travel To Work34,76295.2%
    Car, Truck, or Van33,78792.5%
      Traveled Alone30,43283.3%
      Carpooled3,3559.2%
    Used Public Transportation580.2%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other9172.5%
  Worked At Home1,7584.8%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)18.8 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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