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, 2016

Number of tax filers who live in Benton County and work
Number of tax filers who work in the county
Number of tax filers who live in county and work in county
Number of tax filers who live out of the county and work in the county
5,634
4,479
3.693
786
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue

Commuting Patterns: Top five counties sending workers INTO county, 2016

County Number
Newton County 64
Tippecanoe County 266
Warren County 122
Illinois 55
Out of State 48
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue

Commuting Patterns: Top five counties receiving workers FROM county, 2016

County Number
Tippecanoe County 1,325
Newton County 151
Jasper County 125
Warren County 58
Out of State 54
Source: Indiana Department of Revenue

 

Travel to Work in 2016

Number Pct. Dist.
Total Workers Age 16 and Over 4,042 100.0%
Travel to Work 3,802 94.10%
Car, Truck or Van 3,589 88.80%
Traveled Alone 3,151 78.00%
Carpooled 438 10.80%
Used Public Transportation 23 0.60%
Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walked, Other 190 4.70%
Worked at Hone 240 5.90%
Average Travel Time (Minutes) 25.8