See what the average commute is in Costilla County, CO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Costilla County, CO

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 Costilla County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Costilla County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Las Animas County, CO having the shortest commute at 19.0 minutes.

Costilla County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.9 minutes
--- 7.5% lower than state average
--- #24 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 89.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 23.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 6.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 2.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Las Animas County, CO: 19.0 minutes
#1. Colfax County, NM: 19.0 minutes
#3. Huerfano County, CO: 20.5 minutes
#4. Taos County, NM: 21.5 minutes
#5. Costilla County, CO: 23.9 minutes
#6. Conejos County, CO: 24.4 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Colorado
#1. Hinsdale County: 7.7 minutes
#2. Baca County: 12.5 minutes
#3. Cheyenne County: 12.9 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Colorado
#1. Elbert County: 42.0 minutes
#2. Gilpin County: 38.4 minutes
#3. Park County: 37.9 minutes

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