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Putnam 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 work22,788
Number of tax filers who work in the county21,087
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county17,497
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county3,590
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Clay County93736.0%
Owen County61223.5%
Hendricks County55321.3%
Vigo County27810.7%
Parke County2208.5%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Marion County1,97845.8%
Hendricks County1,56736.3%
Montgomery County3528.1%
Out of State2255.2%
Clay County1984.6%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over16,270100.0%
  Travel To Work15,04892.5%
    Car, Truck, or Van14,04986.3%
      Traveled Alone13,11480.6%
      Carpooled9355.7%
    Used Public Transportation40.0%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other9956.1%
  Worked At Home1,2227.5%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)25.9 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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