See what the average commute is in Bay County, FL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Bay County, FL

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 Bay County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Bay County has a shorter commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Washington County, FL having the longest commute at 31.4 minutes.

Bay County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 24.1 minutes
--- 13.7% lower than state average
--- #10 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.8%
- Workers who work from home: 5.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 14.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 4.9%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Bay County, FL: 24.1 minutes
#2. Gulf County, FL: 24.3 minutes
#3. Jackson County, FL: 26.1 minutes
#4. Walton County, FL: 28.1 minutes
#5. Calhoun County, FL: 29.4 minutes
#6. Washington County, FL: 31.4 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Florida
#1. Monroe County: 18.4 minutes
#2. Franklin County: 19.4 minutes
#3. Highlands County: 20.6 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Florida
#1. Osceola County: 34.3 minutes
#2. Clay County: 33.4 minutes
#3. Miami-Dade County: 32.5 minutes

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