Tennessee Average Commute Time by County

Data Item State
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Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 - (Minutes)
County Value
Anderson 23.0
Bedford 26.6
Benton 23.6
Bledsoe 33.1
Blount 23.9
Bradley 21.6
Campbell 25.6
Cannon 34.0
Carroll 26.2
Carter 22.8
Cheatham 32.6
Chester 28.8
Claiborne 25.8
Clay 27.1
Cocke 27.9
Coffee 22.0
Crockett 22.1
Cumberland 23.0
Davidson 23.3
Decatur 26.8
DeKalb 23.6
Dickson 30.5
Dyer 18.6
Fayette 32.7
Fentress 23.7
Franklin 22.4
Gibson 24.4
Giles 27.0
Grainger 33.4
Greene 23.4
Grundy 27.7
Hamblen 21.4
Hamilton 21.5
Hancock 30.2
Hardeman 29.3
Hardin 22.2
Hawkins 24.7
Haywood 22.3
Henderson 23.6
Henry 21.9
Hickman 38.7
Houston 31.2
Humphreys 25.5
Jackson 31.4
Jefferson 26.0
Johnson 25.7
Knox 21.4
Lake 18.9
Lauderdale 22.9
Lawrence 25.5
Lewis 29.5
Lincoln 27.2
Loudon 25.7
Macon 30.8
Madison 18.7
Marion 28.4
Marshall 28.4
Maury 28.7
McMinn 22.4
McNairy 24.8
Meigs 31.8
Monroe 27.2
Montgomery 23.8
Moore 24.2
Morgan 31.2
Obion 19.0
Overton 28.8
Perry 28.8
Pickett 27.0
Polk 29.0
Putnam 22.7
Rhea 25.0
Roane 25.8
Robertson 29.9
Rutherford 26.9
Scott 26.9
Sequatchie 32.5
Sevier 25.5
Shelby 22.4
Smith 29.6
Stewart 35.7
Sullivan 21.7
Sumner 27.5
Tipton 32.3
Trousdale 31.8
Unicoi 22.0
Union 34.1
Van Buren 26.6
Warren 23.9
Washington 20.9
Wayne 27.7
Weakley 21.5
White 23.9
Williamson 26.7
Wilson 28.4

Value for Tennessee (Minutes): 24.3

Data item: Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013

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 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.

Margins of Error (MOE). ACS estimates are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a MOE. The MOE used with ACS estimates can be interpreted as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate plus the MOE and the estimate minus the MOE (the upper and lower confidence bounds) contains the full population value of the estimate.

For example, suppose the 5-year ACS reported the percentage of people 25 years and older in Birmingham, Alabama who had a bachelor's degree was 21.3 percent and that the MOE associated with this estimate is plus or minus (+/-) 0.9 percent. By adding and subtracting the MOE from the estimate, we can calculate the 90-percent confidence interval for this estimate at 21.3%, +/-0.9%:

21.3% - 0.9% = 20.4% = Lower-bound estimate
21.3% + 0.9% = 22.2% = Upper-bound estimate

Therefore, we can be 90 percent confident that the percent of the population in Birmingham, Alabama of age 25 years and older having a bachelor's degree in 2007-2011 falls somewhere between 20.4 percent and 22.2 percent.

For this Fact and other 5-year Economic Characteristic Facts (listed below), their estimates and margins of error or percents and percent margins of errors can be found on Data Profile - Economic Characteristics. This profile is displayed by geography. Click on the link for "Browse for Data sets (geography picked)" near the top of the Quick facts profile page, click on the link for People QuickLinks/American Community Survey - "Economic Characteristics" for the data profile.

Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 and over;
Per capita money income in the past 12 months,
Median household income,
Persons below poverty level, percent

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