Counties with the worst commutes in Arkansas

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Arkansas

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Arkansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#50. Washington County

- Average Commute Time: 20.7 minutes
--- 1.1 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 17.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.9%), carpooled (12.9%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (6.8%)
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#49. Crittenden County

- Average Commute Time: 20.8 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 5.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.3%), carpooled (11.9%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.9%)
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#48. Drew County

- Average Commute Time: 20.9 minutes
--- 0.9 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.3%), carpooled (10.2%), walked to work (4.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.8%)
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#47. Sharp County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.2%), carpooled (12.0%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#46. Garland County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.6%), carpooled (11.5%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.9%)

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#45. Carroll County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.9%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (3.6%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (7.2%)
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#44. Hempstead County

- Average Commute Time: 21.4 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 22.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.0%), carpooled (13.5%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (1.6%)
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#43. Ouachita County

- Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.5%), carpooled (6.8%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.5%)
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#42. Calhoun County

- Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes
--- 0.1 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 2.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 32.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (89.8%), carpooled (5.0%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (1.0%)
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#41. Yell County

- Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes
--- 0.1 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.6%), carpooled (11.6%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (6.1%)

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#40. Crawford County

- Average Commute Time: 21.9 minutes
--- 0.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.9%), carpooled (7.9%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.4%)
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#39. Greene County

- Average Commute Time: 22.1 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.3%), carpooled (11.5%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#38. Polk County

- Average Commute Time: 22.3 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 9.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.6%), carpooled (15.8%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (4.2%)
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#37. Marion County

- Average Commute Time: 22.6 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.8%), carpooled (12.7%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (6.5%)
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#36. Lee County

- Average Commute Time: 22.7 minutes
--- 0.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.0%), carpooled (16.2%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.9%)

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#35. Bradley County

- Average Commute Time: 22.8 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 28.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.5%), carpooled (8.5%), walked to work (3.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.5%)
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#34. Clay County

- Average Commute Time: 22.9 minutes
--- 1.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 22.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.9%), carpooled (9.1%), walked to work (3.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.3%)
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#33. Stone County

- Average Commute Time: 23 minutes
--- 1.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 23.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.2%), carpooled (8.4%), walked to work (4.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.7%)
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#32. Dallas County

- Average Commute Time: 23.1 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 27.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.5%), carpooled (11.1%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.5%)
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#31. White County

- Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes
--- 1.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 25.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.6%), carpooled (9.3%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.5%)

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#30. Randolph County

- Average Commute Time: 23.8 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 27.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 19.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.8%), carpooled (10.2%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.3%)
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#29. Cross County

- Average Commute Time: 24.2 minutes
--- 2.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.1%), carpooled (10.7%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.2%)
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#28. Faulkner County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 3.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.2%), carpooled (9.0%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.9%)
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#27. Fulton County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 3.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.0%), carpooled (6.8%), walked to work (3.5%), public transportation (1.2%), worked from home (7.1%)
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#26. Logan County

- Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes
--- 3.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.0%), carpooled (12.1%), walked to work (2.5%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (3.9%)

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#25. Saline County

- Average Commute Time: 25.7 minutes
--- 3.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.2%), carpooled (11.3%), walked to work (0.6%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.0%)
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#24. Prairie County

- Average Commute Time: 25.9 minutes
--- 4.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 46.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.0%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (2.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (7.5%)
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#23. Lincoln County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 4.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.5%), carpooled (10.8%), walked to work (0.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.1%)
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#22. Poinsett County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 4.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.2%), carpooled (11.4%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.9%)
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#21. Lawrence County

- Average Commute Time: 26.2 minutes
--- 4.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.4%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#20. Monroe County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 4.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.8%), carpooled (14.9%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.7%)
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#19. Conway County

- Average Commute Time: 26.7 minutes
--- 4.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.1%), carpooled (13.3%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.7%)
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#18. Hot Spring County

- Average Commute Time: 26.8 minutes
--- 5.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.5%), carpooled (11.5%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (1.9%)
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#17. Scott County

- Average Commute Time: 26.8 minutes
--- 5.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.5%), carpooled (14.6%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#16. Sevier County

- Average Commute Time: 27 minutes
--- 5.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.1%), carpooled (21.8%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.0%)

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#15. Nevada County

- Average Commute Time: 27.4 minutes
--- 5.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 50.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.6%), carpooled (17.8%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (1.8%), worked from home (0.7%)
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#14. Searcy County

- Average Commute Time: 27.8 minutes
--- 6.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.3%), carpooled (17.2%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (3.5%)
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#13. Cleburne County

- Average Commute Time: 27.8 minutes
--- 6.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.7%), carpooled (9.4%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.1%)
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#12. Lafayette County

- Average Commute Time: 28.1 minutes
--- 6.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.8%), carpooled (10.9%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (4.5%)
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#11. Little River County

- Average Commute Time: 28.2 minutes
--- 6.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.1%), carpooled (10.3%), walked to work (0.6%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.5%)

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#10. Franklin County

- Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes
--- 6.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.8%), carpooled (11.3%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (2.3%)
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#9. Pike County

- Average Commute Time: 28.7 minutes
--- 6.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.3%), carpooled (14.9%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.7%)
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#8. Lonoke County

- Average Commute Time: 29.4 minutes
--- 7.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 63.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.1%), carpooled (8.6%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.9%)
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#7. Grant County

- Average Commute Time: 29.5 minutes
--- 7.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.6%), carpooled (11.8%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.4%)
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#6. Montgomery County

- Average Commute Time: 29.6 minutes
--- 7.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.5%), carpooled (16.3%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.8%)

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#5. Van Buren County

- Average Commute Time: 29.7 minutes
--- 7.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.5%), carpooled (14.0%), walked to work (3.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.2%)
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#4. Newton County

- Average Commute Time: 31.3 minutes
--- 9.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.2%), carpooled (6.0%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (9.9%)
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#3. Madison County

- Average Commute Time: 32.1 minutes
--- 10.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.2%), carpooled (6.8%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.7%)
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#2. Cleveland County

- Average Commute Time: 32.7 minutes
--- 10.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 15.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 70.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.1%), carpooled (5.4%), walked to work (2.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.0%)
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#1. Perry County

- Average Commute Time: 35.2 minutes
--- 13.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 16.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 66.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.5%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (7.0%)

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