See what the average commute is in Garland County, AR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Garland 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 Garland County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Garland County has a shorter commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Perry County, AR having the longest commute at 35.2 minutes.

Garland County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 21.3 minutes
--- 2.2% lower than state average
--- #30 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 92.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 3.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Garland County, AR: 21.3 minutes
#2. Yell County, AR: 21.7 minutes
#3. Saline County, AR: 25.7 minutes
#4. Hot Spring County, AR: 26.8 minutes
#5. Montgomery County, AR: 29.6 minutes
#6. Perry County, AR: 35.2 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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