See what the average commute is in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, 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 Southeast Fairbanks Census Area using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Southeast Fairbanks Census Area has a shorter commute than two out of three neighboring boroughs, with Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK having the longest commute at 35.1 minutes.

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 14.1 minutes
--- 25.7% lower than state average
--- #10 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 77.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.6%
- Workers who work from home: 10.5%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 18.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 3.2%

Commutes in neighboring boroughs
#1. Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK: 9.1 minutes
#2. Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK: 14.1 minutes
#3. Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK: 19.1 minutes
#4. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK: 35.1 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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