Annual Commuting Trends
Data tabulated from the Indiana Department of Revenue, based on the IT-40 tax returns for the year, provide insight into the residence and work patterns among and between counties. Learn more about these data.
Local Employment Dynamics
OnTheMap: This resource allows users to map and analyze commuting flow data for small units of geography, such as cities or custom regions.
Census Commuting Patterns
Census data have traditionally provided the most insightful and comprehensive view of commuting. First, the question is geared to solicit that information specifically (unlike the derivative we use from the annual tax data). Second, it allows us to view commuting across borders into specific communities of other states. However, beginning with Census 2010, commuting data are not available out of the decennial census, but alternative data are available from the American Community Survey (ACS).
ACS Five-Year Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2016-2020 commuting flows on June 30, 2023.
- Indiana Commuting Patterns Interactive Map
- The Regionizer (StatsAmerica): Create a custom region (even crossing state lines if desired) and get commuting data, along with other reports.
- Commuting (Journey to Work) Data Tables (Census Bureau)
Travel To Work
- These data include method of transportation as well as average travel time.