See what the average commute is in Las Animas County, CO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Las Animas 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 Las Animas County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Las Animas County has a shorter commute than six out of seven neighboring counties, with Costilla County, CO having the longest commute at 23.9 minutes.

Las Animas County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 19.0 minutes
--- 26.4% lower than state average
--- #25 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 84.7%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 15.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.6%
- Workers who work from home: 8.0%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 11.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 4.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Bent County, CO: 16.6 minutes
#2. Las Animas County, CO: 19.0 minutes
#2. Colfax County, NM: 19.0 minutes
#4. Union County, NM: 19.6 minutes
#5. Huerfano County, CO: 20.5 minutes
#6. Otero County, CO: 21.1 minutes
#7. Pueblo County, CO: 22.2 minutes
#8. Costilla County, CO: 23.9 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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