See what the average commute is in Bristol Bay Borough, AK

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Bristol Bay Borough, AK

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 Bristol Bay Borough using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Bristol Bay Borough has a longer commute than both of its neighboring boroughs, with Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK having the shortest commute at 7.3 minutes.

Bristol Bay Borough commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 11.1 minutes
--- 41.5% lower than state average
--- #13 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 74.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.3%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 5.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 23.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 1.1%

Commutes in neighboring boroughs
#1. Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK: 7.3 minutes
#2. Dillingham Census Area, AK: 8.7 minutes
#3. Bristol Bay Borough, AK: 11.1 minutes

Boroughs with the best commute in Alaska
#1. Aleutians East Borough: 5.2 minutes
#1. Yakutat City and Borough: 5.2 minutes
#3. Skagway Municipality: 5.3 minutes

Boroughs with the worst commute in Alaska
#1. Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 35.1 minutes
#2. Copper River Census Area: 24.4 minutes
#3. Kenai Peninsula Borough: 19.7 minutes

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