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Commuting Patterns Inflow into Ellis County (Hays)

 

Western Kansas residents have long been accustomed to traveling for for their needs: retail shopping, entertainment, employment, etc.  The 9 county Ellis County Labor Basin, defined as the counties surrounding Ellis, makes up the bulk of our commuting workforce.  65% of the labor pool would commute up to 30 minutes each way per day, and 21% would commute 45 minutes each way.  Willingness to commute was influenced by wages paid.  The full report can be found as a pdf file under the Labor Basin Report.