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Denver Has the 42nd Worst Commute

Not the worst, but not the best...

According to Fox31:

American commutes are getting longer, with a U.S. Census Bureau report released in 2021 revealing the average one-way commute in 2019 reached a record high of 27.6 minutes.
Combined with record-high gas prices, workers’ daily commutes are increasingly time-consuming and expensive—so much so that some are calling for commutes to count as part of the workday.
Even worse are travel times for “super commuters”—that unlucky 10% of Americans traveling more than one hour each way to punch a clock.
Stacker compiled statistics about the average commute in Denver using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates.
The longest commute times in the country can predictably be found around East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the New York City metro area, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia, and the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey.- Average commute: 27.8 minutes
-Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 7.6%
– Workers who drive to work: 80.6%
– Workers who carpool to work: 7.9%
– Workers who take public transportation to work: 3.8%
– Workers who work from home: 11.4%
– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.1%
– Worked outside county of residence: 57.67%
Metros with the worst average commute
#1. East Stroudsburg, PA: 40 minutes
#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: 37 minutes
#3. Stockton, CA: 35.2 minutes
#4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: 34.8 minutes
#5. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA: 34.1 minutes
Metros with the best average commute
#1. Grand Forks, ND-MN: 15.7 minutes
#2. Walla Walla, WA: 15.8 minutes
#3. Dubuque, IA: 16.4 minutes
#4. Cheyenne, WY: 16.4 minutes
#5. Great Falls, MT: 16.5 minutes

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