See what the average commute is in Middlesex County, CT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Middlesex 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 Middlesex County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Middlesex County has a longer commute than two out of three neighboring counties, with New London County, CT having the shortest commute at 24.2 minutes.

Middlesex County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 26.3 minutes
--- 1.7% lower than state average
--- #4 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 86.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 5.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.4%
- Workers who work from home: 8.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 9.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.2%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. New London County, CT: 24.2 minutes
#2. New Haven County, CT: 25.5 minutes
#3. Middlesex County, CT: 26.3 minutes
#4. Suffolk County, NY: 32.4 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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