See what the average commute is in Litchfield County, CT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Litchfield County, CT

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 Litchfield County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Litchfield County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Berkshire County, MA having the shortest commute at 20.4 minutes.

Litchfield County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 28.6 minutes
--- 6.9% higher than state average
--- #2 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 11.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 88.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.2%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.1%
- Workers who work from home: 7.0%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 11.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Berkshire County, MA: 20.4 minutes
#2. Hampden County, MA: 22.9 minutes
#3. Hartford County, CT: 23.4 minutes
#4. New Haven County, CT: 25.5 minutes
#5. Litchfield County, CT: 28.6 minutes
#6. Dutchess County, NY: 32.8 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Connecticut
#1. Hartford County: 23.4 minutes
#2. New London County: 24.2 minutes
#3. New Haven County: 25.5 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Connecticut
#1. Fairfield County: 31.4 minutes
#2. Litchfield County: 28.6 minutes
#3. Windham County: 27.5 minutes

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