See what the average commute is in Washington County, CO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Washington 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 Washington County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Washington County has a longer commute than five out of six neighboring counties, with Kit Carson County, CO having the shortest commute at 13.5 minutes.

Washington County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.7 minutes
--- 8.2% lower than state average
--- #25 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 9.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 82.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 11.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Kit Carson County, CO: 13.5 minutes
#2. Yuma County, CO: 13.9 minutes
#3. Logan County, CO: 17.0 minutes
#4. Lincoln County, CO: 17.1 minutes
#5. Morgan County, CO: 18.7 minutes
#6. Washington County, CO: 23.7 minutes
#7. Arapahoe County, CO: 28.2 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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