Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Census Data on Commuters

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a press release, Megacommuters: 600,000 in U.S. Travel 90 Minutes and 50 Miles to Work, and 10.8 Million Travel an Hour Each Way, Census Bureau Reports:
About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer, 4.3 percent work from home, and nearly 600,000 full-time workers had "megacommutes" of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles. The average one-way daily commute for workers across the country is 25.5 minutes, and one in four commuters leave their county to work.
Even when I lived in the DC area and commuted on the beltway every day, I still didn't hit an hour each way. That's pretty long. The Census Bureau also gave us this cool infographic:


Click here for larger view. My commute is about 10 minutes each way (one of the perks of living in a smaller town).