Many southeast Mich. workers cross county lines according to census

 DETROIT (AP) — A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says lots of people in suburban Detroit are crossing county lines to get to work — and few are carpooling or using public transportation.

The figures were recently released are and based on population estimates between 2006 and 2010. They say about 47 percent of the 560,000 people who work in Oakland County commute there from another county. Nationwide, just 27 percent of workers commute outside the county where they live.
The report also says about 171,000 Oakland County residents work elsewhere, with most of them heading to neighboring Wayne County.
It says just 7.4 percent of the county’s workers carpooled in 2011, below the national figure of 9.7 percent. Also, fewer than 1 percent used public transportation aside from taxicabs.