Commuting Patterns

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. Two types of commuting pattern are provided here. The Census 2000 benchmark and the annual data tabulated from state income tax returns that can help provide a more current view.

Commuting Patterns:   
 Top five counties sending workers INTO Delaware County Workers
Madison County 2,144
Randolph County 1,398
Henry County 1,306
Hamilton County 852
Blackford County 669
Total of above 6,369

9.0% of Delaware County workforce

Source: IBRC, using 2014 Indiana Department of Revenue data

Commuting Patterns:   
 Top five counties receiving workers FROM Delaware County Workers
Madison County 1,746
Marion County 1,072
Grant County 506
Henry County 466
Hamilton County 444
Total of above 4,234

6.3% of Delaware County labor foce

Source: IBRC, using 2014 Indiana Department of Revenue data

Did You Know?

The average commute time
to work in Muncie is
17 minutes, which is
34% below the
United States average.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau