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New York
33.5
Maryland
33
New Jersey
32
District of Columbia
30.9
Massachusetts
30
California
29.8
Illinois
29
Georgia
28.7
Virginia
28.6
Washington
28
Florida
27.9
New Hampshire
27.4
Hawaii
27.1
Pennsylvania
27.1
Connecticut
26.7
Texas
26.6
Delaware
26.2
West Virginia
26.1
Arizona
25.8
Colorado
25.8
Louisiana
25.8
Tennessee
25.4
Rhode Island
25.3
Alabama
25.2
Mississippi
25.2
South Carolina
25.1
North Carolina
24.9
Michigan
24.6
Nevada
24.6
Maine
24.3
Indiana
23.9
Missouri
23.9
Oregon
23.9
Minnesota
23.8
Kentucky
23.7
Ohio
23.7
Vermont
23.3
New Mexico
22.7
Wisconsin
22.2
Oklahoma
22
Utah
22
Arkansas
21.8
Idaho
21.2
Kansas
19.6
Iowa
19.5
Alaska
18.9
Nebraska
18.9
Montana
18.4
Wyoming
17.9
North Dakota
17.6
South Dakota
17.3

Commute Time by State 2024

Commute Time by State 2024

Commuting is a fundamental aspect of daily life across the United States, but the experience varies widely from state to state. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals intriguing insights into the time Americans spend traveling to and from work, ranging from a brisk 17.3 minutes in South Dakota to a lengthier 33.5 minutes in bustling New York. These differences are influenced by a multitude of factors, including population density, urban development, and transportation infrastructure.

The significance of understanding commute time statistics extends beyond mere curiosity. For policymakers, urban planners, employers, and commuters themselves, this data serves as a valuable tool for making informed decisions. It informs strategies related to transportation infrastructure investments, urban development plans, and even workplace location choices. By recognizing and addressing the unique commuting challenges faced by different communities, stakeholders can work towards enhancing overall quality of life and economic productivity.

Commute Time by State 2024

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State
Average (Minutes)
Carpool
Drive Solo
Use Public Transit
New York33.56.3%53.1%28%
Maryland338.8%74.3%7.9%
New Jersey328.2%70.9%11.7%
District of Columbia30.95.1%34.2%34.4%
Massachusetts307.4%69.8%10.2%
California29.810%73.8%4.9%
Illinois298.3%72.7%9.4%
Georgia28.79.4%79.4%2%
Virginia28.69.1%76.7%4.5%
Washington289.8%71%7%
Florida27.99.4%79.1%1.7%
New Hampshire27.47.4%80.8%0.9%
Hawaii27.114.7%67.3%5.7%
Pennsylvania27.18.5%75.6%5.8%
Connecticut26.78.1%77.9%4.4%
Texas26.69.8%80.7%1.3%
Delaware26.29.1%79.6%2.2%
West Virginia26.18.6%83.3%0.9%
Arizona25.811%76.1%1.7%
Colorado25.88.6%74.9%2.8%
Louisiana25.89%82.7%1.2%
Tennessee25.49%83.1%0.6%
Rhode Island25.38.1%81.3%2.2%
Alabama25.27.9%86.3%0.3%
Mississippi25.28.9%85.5%0.3%
South Carolina25.19.4%81.4%0.6%
North Carolina24.99.3%80.6%1%
Michigan24.68.9%82%1.4%
Nevada24.610.5%78.3%2.9%
Maine24.39.9%77.8%0.6%
Indiana23.98.9%82.9%0.9%
Missouri23.98.4%82.2%1.3%
Oregon23.99.5%71.7%4.2%
Minnesota23.88.4%77.7%3.5%
Kentucky23.79.4%82.4%1%
Ohio23.78.2%82.4%1.6%
Vermont23.39%75.4%0.9%
New Mexico22.711.2%79.3%1.1%
Wisconsin22.27.5%81.7%1.5%
Oklahoma229.5%82.5%0.5%
Utah2211.1%75.7%2.2%
Arkansas21.810.4%82.6%0.4%
Idaho21.28.9%79.7%0.8%
Kansas19.69.3%82%0.5%
Iowa19.58.1%81.6%1%
Alaska18.912.3%68%1.2%
Nebraska18.98.7%82.1%0.6%
Montana18.49.5%74.9%0.8%
Wyoming17.910.2%75.8%1.2%
North Dakota17.68.7%82.2%0.7%
South Dakota17.38.8%81.1%0.2%
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