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Porter 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 work117,738
Number of tax filers who work in the county101,193
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county86,468
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in county14,725
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County6,58249.7%
LaPorte County3,92929.7%
Jasper County1,0598.0%
Illinois9797.4%
Starke County6865.2%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2019
CountyNumberPct. Five County Total
Lake County18,38962.1%
Illinois5,82219.7%
LaPorte County3,41711.5%
Out of State1,6335.5%
Jasper County3361.1%
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Source: Indiana Department of Revenue
Travel To Work in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Workers Age 16 and Over78,202100.0%
  Travel To Work74,59895.4%
    Car, Truck, or Van71,72691.7%
      Traveled Alone67,14585.9%
      Carpooled4,5815.9%
    Used Public Transportation8921.1%
  Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other1,9802.5%
  Worked At Home3,6044.6%
Average Travel Time (Minutes)27.8 
Average Travel Time using Public Transportation (Minutes)84.2 
Source: U.S. Census Bureau & American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

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