See what the average commute is in Independence County, AR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Independence 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 Independence County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Independence County has a shorter commute than all of its six neighboring counties, with Lawrence County, AR having the longest commute at 26.2 minutes.

Independence County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 18.2 minutes
--- 16.4% lower than state average
--- #5 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.2%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.2%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 3.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Independence County, AR: 18.2 minutes
#2. Izard County, AR: 19.2 minutes
#3. Jackson County, AR: 19.9 minutes
#4. Sharp County, AR: 21.3 minutes
#5. Stone County, AR: 23.0 minutes
#6. White County, AR: 23.4 minutes
#7. Lawrence County, AR: 26.2 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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