Hamilton County lies immediately north of Marion County, home of Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in America. But Hamilton County far exceeds the traditional definition of “bedroom community.”
About 58,820 workers leave Hamilton County every day to work elsewhere. That’s 30.5 percent of the county’s workforce. Meanwhile, 23,025 workers from other counties come into Hamilton County to work every day, making up 14.6 percent of the county’s workforce.
Based on Indiana tax returns for 2012, STATS Indiana found:
Hamilton County’s resident labor force - 193,102
Hamilton County residents who work in the county - 128,282
Hamilton County residents who work outside the county - 64,820
Non Hamilton County residents working within the County - 29,319