See what the average commute is in Chilton County, AL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Chilton County, AL

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 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 Chilton County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Chilton County has a longer commute than all of its six neighboring counties, with Dallas County, AL having the shortest commute at 24.5 minutes.

Chilton County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 31.5 minutes
--- 25.3% higher than state average
--- #8 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 14.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 96.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 2.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 30.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 53.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Dallas County, AL: 24.5 minutes
#2. Elmore County, AL: 26.4 minutes
#3. Perry County, AL: 27.7 minutes
#4. Coosa County, AL: 28.0 minutes
#5. Shelby County, AL: 29.6 minutes
#6. Bibb County, AL: 30.3 minutes
#7. Chilton County, AL: 31.5 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Alabama
#1. Escambia County: 20.9 minutes
#1. Montgomery County: 20.9 minutes
#3. Houston County: 21.4 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Alabama
#1. Pickens County: 35.9 minutes
#2. Choctaw County: 35.4 minutes
#3. Blount County: 34.5 minutes

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