United States - Average Commute Time by State

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Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home, 2006-2010 - (Minutes)
State Value
Alabama 23.9
Alaska 18.1
Arizona 24.8
Arkansas 21.1
California 26.9
Colorado 24.2
Connecticut 24.6
Delaware 24.1
District of Columbia 29.3
Florida 25.7
Georgia 27.0
Hawaii 25.9
Idaho 20.1
Illinois 28.1
Indiana 22.8
Iowa 18.5
Kansas 18.8
Kentucky 22.5
Louisiana 25.0
Maine 22.8
Maryland 31.3
Massachusetts 27.3
Michigan 23.7
Minnesota 22.4
Mississippi 23.9
Missouri 23.2
Montana 17.7
Nebraska 17.9
Nevada 23.6
New Hampshire 25.5
New Jersey 29.8
New Mexico 21.7
New York 31.3
North Carolina 23.4
North Dakota 16.0
Ohio 22.7
Oklahoma 20.7
Oregon 22.1
Pennsylvania 25.5
Rhode Island 22.9
South Carolina 23.2
South Dakota 16.5
Tennessee 23.9
Texas 24.8
Utah 21.2
Vermont 21.5
Virginia 27.1
Washington 25.4
West Virginia 25.4
Wisconsin 21.3
Wyoming 18.5

Value for the US (Minutes): 25.2

Data item: Average travel time to work for workers 16 years and over not working at home, 2006-2010

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year. http://factfinder2.census.gov


Travel time to work refers to the total number of minutes that it usually took the person to get from home to work each day during the reference week. The elapsed time includes time spent waiting for public transportation, picking up passengers in carpools, and time spent in other activities related to getting to work.

Data were tabulated for workers 16 years old and over--that is, members of the Armed Forces and civilians who were at work during the reference week--who reported that they worked outside their home.

Mean travel time to work is obtained by dividing the total number of minutes by the number of workers 16 years old and over who did not work at home. Mean travel time to work is rounded to the nearest tenth of a minute.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population and housing over a specific 60-month data collection period.

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