See what the average commute is in San Juan County, CO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in San Juan 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 San Juan County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. San Juan County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Ouray County, CO having the longest commute at 28.6 minutes.

San Juan County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 14.8 minutes
--- 42.7% lower than state average
--- #7 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.2%
- Workers who drive to work: 62.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 5.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 13.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.9%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Hinsdale County, CO: 7.7 minutes
#2. San Juan County, CO: 14.8 minutes
#3. San Miguel County, CO: 18.2 minutes
#4. Montezuma County, CO: 20.1 minutes
#5. La Plata County, CO: 21.7 minutes
#6. Ouray County, CO: 28.6 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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