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Decatur 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 work18,190
Number of tax filers who work in the county20,287
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county15,023
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county5,264
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Ripley County1,11932.9%
Shelby County64819.1%
Franklin County60517.8%
Marion County52015.3%
Rush County50714.9%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Bartholomew County84335.9%
Ripley County52822.5%
Shelby County40917.4%
Marion County39116.7%
Jennings County1767.5%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over13,124100.0%
  Travel To Work12,83997.8%
    Car, Truck, or Van12,40394.5%
      Traveled Alone10,98383.7%
      Carpooled1,42010.8%
    Used Public Transportation720.5%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other3642.8%
  Worked At Home2852.2%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)21.8 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)36.0 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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