See what the average commute is in Lee County, AR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Lee 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 Lee County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Lee County has a longer commute than two out of four neighboring counties, with Phillips County, AR having the shortest commute at 16.2 minutes.

Lee County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 22.7 minutes
--- 4.2% higher than state average
--- #36 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 9.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 16.2%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 6.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 21.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Phillips County, AR: 16.2 minutes
#2. St. Francis County, AR: 18.5 minutes
#3. Lee County, AR: 22.7 minutes
#4. Tunica County, MS: 24.7 minutes
#5. Monroe County, AR: 26.4 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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