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Journey to Work

Journey-to-Work, 1990-2000
(Published in the fall of 2003)

The Journey-to-Work information summarizes commuting patterns in the United States, including the South Western Region.

Journey-to-Work: 1990-2000

In July 2003, the United States Census Bureau released the 2000 Minor Civil Division/County-to-Minor Civil Division/County Worker Flow Files. This dataset provides municipal-level information about commuting patterns for Connecticut and eleven other states. This dataset can be found at The following products present the data for 1990 and 2000 in a user-friendly format. The products focus on Connecticut's South Western Region, municipalities and planning regions in Connecticut and counties in New Jersey and New York State that comprise the New York Metropolitan Area. As the products illustrate, commuting patterns have changed between 1990 and 2000, which impacts the transportation network, land use and the economy of the Region.

County-to-County Journey-to-Work: 1970-2000

On March 6, 2003, the United States Census Bureau released the 2000 County-to-County Worker Flow Files derived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing.  These files identify the counties that people travel to and from for work.  SWRPA staff combined these files with Journey-to-Work data for 1970, 1980 and 1990.  The information below covers all counties in Connecticut as well as those that comprise the New York Metropolitan Area. This information is valuable for transportation and land use planners because it provides insight into commuting patterns and trends.

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