See what the average commute is in Marshall County, AL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Marshall 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 Marshall County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Marshall County has a shorter commute than four out of six neighboring counties, with Jackson County, AL having the longest commute at 26.8 minutes.

Marshall County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 24.6 minutes
--- 2.1% lower than state average
--- #20 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 8.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 95.2%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.2%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 3.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 20.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Madison County, AL: 21.9 minutes
#2. Morgan County, AL: 23.4 minutes
#3. Marshall County, AL: 24.6 minutes
#4. Etowah County, AL: 25.0 minutes
#5. DeKalb County, AL: 25.2 minutes
#6. Cullman County, AL: 26.0 minutes
#7. Jackson County, AL: 26.8 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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