See what the average commute is in Franklin County, AR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Franklin County, AR

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 Franklin County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Franklin County has a longer commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Johnson County, AR having the shortest commute at 18.9 minutes.

Franklin County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 28.5 minutes
--- 30.8% higher than state average
--- #10 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 9.5%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.3%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.1%
- Workers who work from home: 2.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 16.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Johnson County, AR: 18.9 minutes
#2. Sebastian County, AR: 19.3 minutes
#3. Logan County, AR: 25.1 minutes
#4. Franklin County, AR: 28.5 minutes
#5. Madison County, AR: 32.1 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Arkansas
#1. Phillips County: 16.2 minutes
#2. Baxter County: 16.7 minutes
#3. Columbia County: 17.4 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Arkansas
#1. Perry County: 35.2 minutes
#2. Cleveland County: 32.7 minutes
#3. Madison County: 32.1 minutes

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