Transportation and Commuting
Monroe County, Indiana

Transportation is the lifeblood of any community. How do workers in Monroe County get to their jobs? Have people shifted their means of transportation over time? How long does it take for people in Monroe County to get to work, and how do these statistics compare to transportation throughout Indiana and in the United States? Understanding the patterns and trends of transportation is vital for economic development.

How do workers commute in Monroe County?

The American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates on commuters' means of transportation to work. This data is limited to workers 16 years and older, and is collected based on the workers' residences rather than the locations of their jobs. Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. 

Note: The data here is based on "residence geography"—that is, workers who reside in Monroe County, including those who commute to other counties for their jobs. Some data is also available for "workplace geography"—that is, commuters who work in Monroe County, but who may live elsewhere.

How have commuting trends changed in Monroe County?

How long does it take to commute to work in Monroe County?

About the Data

• Means of transportation to work as percentages of commuters is from ACS Table: S0801.

• Transportation to work trends are from ACS Table B08301.

• Travel time to work data is from ACS Table S0801.

This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.