See what the average commute is in Saguache County, CO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Saguache 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 Saguache County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Saguache County has a longer commute than six out of eight neighboring counties, with Hinsdale County, CO having the shortest commute at 7.7 minutes.

Saguache County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 21.4 minutes
--- 17.1% lower than state average
--- #32 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 80.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 14.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.4%
- Workers who work from home: 13.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 9.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Hinsdale County, CO: 7.7 minutes
#2. Mineral County, CO: 14.5 minutes
#3. Gunnison County, CO: 15.4 minutes
#4. Rio Grande County, CO: 18.1 minutes
#5. Chaffee County, CO: 18.8 minutes
#6. Huerfano County, CO: 20.5 minutes
#7. Saguache County, CO: 21.4 minutes
#8. Fremont County, CO: 25.7 minutes
#9. Custer County, CO: 30.6 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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