Counties with the worst commutes in Delaware

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Delaware

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Delaware using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#3. New Castle County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 2.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.0%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (2.5%), public transportation (3.3%), worked from home (7.5%)
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#2. Kent County

- Average Commute Time: 26.3 minutes
--- 0.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.2%), carpooled (9.5%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (5.0%)
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#1. Sussex County

- Average Commute Time: 26.8 minutes
--- 0.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 9.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.0%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (8.0%)

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