Counties with the most super commuters in Arkansas

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in Arkansas

There are more than 281 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public transportation, especially in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Seattle—but nationwide, public transit accounts for only about 5% of daily commutes.

The overwhelming majority of people still drive to and from work every day, and the vast majority of those car commuters drive alone—fewer than 10% of Americans carpool. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. That’s just shy of an hour a day that average Americans squander behind the wheel, not at home with their families, and instead, burning gas and putting miles on their cars.

For some Americans, however, the commute to work is far from average. A phenomenon known as super commuting has emerged and grown in recent years. Super commuters spend 90 minutes or more—each way—chasing their paychecks every day. The biggest percentage of super commuters work in the extraction industry, with workers pursuing lucrative jobs in remote mines, oil fields, and other energy operations. Many more, however, have been priced out of expensive housing in urban metro areas where high-paying jobs are located, far away from their less-expensive county of residence.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most super commuters in Arkansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by highest percent of workers with a commute over 90 minutes, based on 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see where in your state people are spending the most time going to and from work every day.

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#30. Ashley County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.49%
--- #1,370 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 49.9% more common than state average
--- 14.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.3 minutes
--- #2,268 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.5% shorter than state average
--- 26.4% shorter than national average
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#29. Boone County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.55%
--- #1,330 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 53.1% more common than state average
--- 12.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20 minutes
--- #2,310 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.8% shorter than state average
--- 27.5% shorter than national average
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#28. Drew County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.58%
--- #1,301 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 55.4% more common than state average
--- 11.0% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.5 minutes
--- #2,035 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.9% shorter than state average
--- 22.1% shorter than national average
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#27. Clark County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.61%
--- #1,271 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 57.2% more common than state average
--- 9.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.8 minutes
--- #2,170 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.1% shorter than state average
--- 24.6% shorter than national average
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#26. Lee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.65%
--- #1,244 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 59.1% more common than state average
--- 8.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.1 minutes
--- #2,114 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.8% shorter than state average
--- 23.6% shorter than national average
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#25. Jackson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.70%
--- #1,207 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 62.4% more common than state average
--- 7.0% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.6 minutes
--- #2,383 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.7% shorter than state average
--- 29.0% shorter than national average
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#24. Carroll County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.82%
--- #1,119 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 69.6% more common than state average
--- 2.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.8 minutes
--- #2,170 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.1% shorter than state average
--- 24.6% shorter than national average
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#23. Sevier County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.83%
--- #1,113 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 70.0% more common than state average
--- 2.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.4 minutes
--- #974 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.7% longer than state average
--- 4.3% shorter than national average
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#22. Bradley County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.87%
--- #1,092 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 72.7% more common than state average
--- 1.1% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.1 minutes
--- #1,921 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.8% longer than state average
--- 19.9% shorter than national average
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#21. Ouachita County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.95%
--- #1,044 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 77.6% more common than state average
--- 1.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 21 minutes
--- #2,131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.2% shorter than state average
--- 23.9% shorter than national average
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#20. Scott County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.97%
--- #1,033 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 78.8% more common than state average
--- 2.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.8 minutes
--- #1,289 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.3% longer than state average
--- 10.1% shorter than national average
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#19. Dallas County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.16%
--- #935 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 90.2% more common than state average
--- 8.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average
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#18. Randolph County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.21%
--- #908 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 93.0% more common than state average
--- 10.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.9 minutes
--- #1,062 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.4% longer than state average
--- 6.2% shorter than national average
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#17. Logan County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.27%
--- #890 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 96.4% more common than state average
--- 12.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.5 minutes
--- #1,146 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.5% longer than state average
--- 7.6% shorter than national average
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#16. Perry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.29%
--- #874 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 97.6% more common than state average
--- 13.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 35.4 minutes
--- #91 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 63.1% longer than state average
--- 28.3% longer than national average
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#15. Cross County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.42%
--- #800 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 105.7% more common than state average
--- 17.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.8 minutes
--- #1,289 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.3% longer than state average
--- 10.1% shorter than national average
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#14. Pike County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.46%
--- #785 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 108.2% more common than state average
--- 19.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.7 minutes
--- #763 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 27.6% longer than state average
--- 0.4% longer than national average
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#13. Prairie County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.53%
--- #754 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 112.3% more common than state average
--- 21.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.1 minutes
--- #846 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.9% longer than state average
--- 1.8% shorter than national average
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#12. Stone County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.55%
--- #744 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 113.3% more common than state average
--- 22.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.8 minutes
--- #1,758 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.1% longer than state average
--- 17.4% shorter than national average
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#11. Lafayette County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.64%
--- #713 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 118.8% more common than state average
--- 25.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.6 minutes
--- #1,126 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.0% longer than state average
--- 7.2% shorter than national average
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#10. Nevada County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.65%
--- #703 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 119.6% more common than state average
--- 25.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.5 minutes
--- #631 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.3% longer than state average
--- 3.3% longer than national average
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#9. Lawrence County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.19%
--- #531 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 152.1% more common than state average
--- 44.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.7 minutes
--- #916 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 23.0% longer than state average
--- 3.3% shorter than national average
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#8. Franklin County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.43%
--- #474 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 166.3% more common than state average
--- 52.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.2 minutes
--- #536 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 34.6% longer than state average
--- 5.8% longer than national average
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#7. Cleveland County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.63%
--- #436 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 178.4% more common than state average
--- 59.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.2 minutes
--- #327 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 43.8% longer than state average
--- 13.0% longer than national average
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#6. Polk County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.78%
--- #406 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 187.2% more common than state average
--- 64.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.4 minutes
--- #1,624 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.8% longer than state average
--- 15.2% shorter than national average
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#5. Newton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.26%
--- #316 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 216.3% more common than state average
--- 81.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.7 minutes
--- #371 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 41.5% longer than state average
--- 11.2% longer than national average
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#4. Van Buren County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.39%
--- #292 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 224.4% more common than state average
--- 85.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.2 minutes
--- #427 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 39.2% longer than state average
--- 9.4% longer than national average
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#3. Montgomery County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.87%
--- #232 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 252.8% more common than state average
--- 102.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.2 minutes
--- #536 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 34.6% longer than state average
--- 5.8% longer than national average
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#2. Searcy County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.06%
--- #206 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 264.3% more common than state average
--- 108.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27 minutes
--- #868 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.4% longer than state average
--- 2.2% shorter than national average
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#1. Cleburne County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.23%
--- #192 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 274.6% more common than state average
--- 114.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.2 minutes
--- #829 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.3% longer than state average
--- 1.4% shorter than national average

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