Examining commuter patterns with neighboring counties

This week on local news, we reported the number of people commuting in to Russell County for work and the number of people commuting out of Russell County.

But how does that compare to other neighboring counties?

For starters, According to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, Russell County has 961 more workers commuting out than commuting in.

Adair County has the largest discrepancy of neighboring counties with a little over 2,000 more workers commuting out than commuting in to Adair County.

From there, Wayne County has the next largest discrepancy with 1,655 more workers commuting out of Wayne County than coming in, followed by Casey County which has a little over 1,400 more workers commuting out.

Cumberland County has the closest margin with the report showing 77 more workers commuting out than commuting in.

Pulaski and Clinton County have more workers who commute in than commute out.

Clinton County has 625 more workers commuting in, while Pulaski County has nearly 1,600.

 

 

 

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