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Posted on December 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM by Murray McGee
Every morning thousands of people get into their vehicles and drive to work. Some may only have to travel across town. Others will drive from one community to another. But the average commute in Neosho County takes about 5 to 10 minutes.
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau approximatley 22 percent of our workforce commute from outside Neosho County. A total of 1,832 people commute into Neosho County from nine neighboring counties. At the same time 1,365 Neosho County residents commute to the same 9 neighboring counties to work. In this area Neosho County has a net gain of 467.
Of the 1,832 people coming into Neosho County each day to work 695 are from Allen County; 496 come from Wilson County and 215 from Labette County. (*Additional details below)
Commuting patterns provide revealing details about the economy, businesses and can influence future growth and development plans. The Kansas Department of Transportation studies commuting patterns and so do private developers. Having a more workers traveling into a county for employment than the number of people driving outside the county to work is a positive factor to be cosidered.
** Here are the numbers:
Commuting into Neosho County Commuting outside Neosho County
Allen County 695 231
Anderson County 18 18
Bourbon Co 36 15
Cherokee Co 8 0
Crawford Co 178 144
Labette Co 215 637
Montgomery Co 120 75
Wilson Co 496 208
Woodson 66 37
Total 1,832 1,365