Counties with the most super commuters in Florida

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in Florida

There are more than 281 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public transportation, especially in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Seattle—but nationwide, public transit accounts for only about 5% of daily commutes.

The overwhelming majority of people still drive to and from work every day, and the vast majority of those car commuters drive alone—fewer than 10% of Americans carpool. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. That’s just shy of an hour a day that average Americans squander behind the wheel, not at home with their families, and instead, burning gas and putting miles on their cars.

For some Americans, however, the commute to work is far from average. A phenomenon known as super commuting has emerged and grown in recent years. Super commuters spend 90 minutes or more—each way—chasing their paychecks every day. The biggest percentage of super commuters work in the extraction industry, with workers pursuing lucrative jobs in remote mines, oil fields, and other energy operations. Many more, however, have been priced out of expensive housing in urban metro areas where high-paying jobs are located, far away from their less-expensive county of residence.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most super commuters in Florida using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by highest percent of workers with a commute over 90 minutes, based on 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see where in your state people are spending the most time going to and from work every day.

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#30. Martin County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.62%
--- #1,270 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 9.2% more common than state average
--- 9.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.1 minutes
--- #1,031 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.1% shorter than state average
--- 5.4% shorter than national average
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#29. Flagler County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.64%
--- #1,249 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 10.3% more common than state average
--- 9.0% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.1 minutes
--- #846 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.5% shorter than state average
--- 1.8% shorter than national average
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#28. Lafayette County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.68%
--- #1,218 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 11.9% more common than state average
--- 7.7% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 28 minutes
--- #699 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.7% longer than state average
--- 1.4% longer than national average
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#27. Polk County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.69%
--- #1,216 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 12.1% more common than state average
--- 7.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.8 minutes
--- #741 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.0% shorter than state average
--- 0.7% longer than national average
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#26. Jackson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.70%
--- #1,205 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 12.9% more common than state average
--- 6.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.5 minutes
--- #1,363 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.9% shorter than state average
--- 11.2% shorter than national average
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#25. Wakulla County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.79%
--- #1,148 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 16.2% more common than state average
--- 4.1% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.6 minutes
--- #160 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.9% longer than state average
--- 21.7% longer than national average
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#24. Suwannee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.79%
--- #1,142 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 16.6% more common than state average
--- 3.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.5 minutes
--- #631 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.5% longer than state average
--- 3.3% longer than national average
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#23. Walton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.84%
--- #1,109 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 18.3% more common than state average
--- 2.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 28 minutes
--- #699 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.7% longer than state average
--- 1.4% longer than national average
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#22. Indian River County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.91%
--- #1,067 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 21.2% more common than state average
--- 0.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.9 minutes
--- #1,733 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.6% shorter than state average
--- 17.0% shorter than national average
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#21. Clay County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.95%
--- #1,045 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 23.1% more common than state average
--- 1.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.7 minutes
--- #158 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.2% longer than state average
--- 22.1% longer than national average
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#20. Dixie County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.97%
--- #1,034 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 24.0% more common than state average
--- 2.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.6% shorter than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average
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#19. Lake County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.03%
--- #991 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 26.5% more common than state average
--- 4.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30 minutes
--- #445 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.9% longer than state average
--- 8.7% longer than national average
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#18. Osceola County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.12%
--- #954 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 30.1% more common than state average
--- 7.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34 minutes
--- #138 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 22.3% longer than state average
--- 23.2% longer than national average
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#17. Calhoun County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.15%
--- #942 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 31.3% more common than state average
--- 8.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.2 minutes
--- #427 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.6% longer than state average
--- 9.4% longer than national average
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#16. Miami-Dade County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.16%
--- #930 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 32.1% more common than state average
--- 9.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.8 minutes
--- #208 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.0% longer than state average
--- 18.8% longer than national average
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#15. Highlands County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.17%
--- #929 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 32.2% more common than state average
--- 9.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.6 minutes
--- #2,207 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.9% shorter than state average
--- 25.4% shorter than national average
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#14. Bradford County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.18%
--- #924 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 32.9% more common than state average
--- 9.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33 minutes
--- #195 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.7% longer than state average
--- 19.6% longer than national average
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#13. St. Lucie County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.35%
--- #836 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 39.7% more common than state average
--- 15.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.9 minutes
--- #724 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.4% longer than state average
--- 1.1% longer than national average
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#12. Gulf County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.50%
--- #765 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 46.1% more common than state average
--- 20.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.4 minutes
--- #1,167 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.6% shorter than state average
--- 8.0% shorter than national average
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#11. Gilchrist County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.58%
--- #733 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 49.6% more common than state average
--- 23.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.1 minutes
--- #257 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.5% longer than state average
--- 16.3% longer than national average
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#10. Pasco County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.67%
--- #697 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 53.2% more common than state average
--- 26.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.2 minutes
--- #247 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.8% longer than state average
--- 16.7% longer than national average
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#9. Citrus County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.68%
--- #696 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 53.4% more common than state average
--- 26.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.4 minutes
--- #974 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.0% shorter than state average
--- 4.3% shorter than national average
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#8. Putnam County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.95%
--- #602 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 64.9% more common than state average
--- 36.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.3 minutes
--- #316 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.6% longer than state average
--- 13.4% longer than national average
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#7. Madison County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.14%
--- #545 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 72.9% more common than state average
--- 42.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.1 minutes
--- #846 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.5% shorter than state average
--- 1.8% shorter than national average
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#6. Gadsden County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.17%
--- #537 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 73.9% more common than state average
--- 43.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.3 minutes
--- #316 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.6% longer than state average
--- 13.4% longer than national average
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#5. Okeechobee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.41%
--- #478 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 84.2% more common than state average
--- 52.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.4 minutes
--- #1,392 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.2% shorter than state average
--- 11.6% shorter than national average
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#4. Hernando County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.92%
--- #377 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 105.2% more common than state average
--- 69.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.5 minutes
--- #396 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.7% longer than state average
--- 10.5% longer than national average
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#3. Taylor County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.56%
--- #268 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 132.1% more common than state average
--- 91.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.1 minutes
--- #1,226 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.7% shorter than state average
--- 9.1% shorter than national average
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#2. Hendry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.34%
--- #112 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 206.4% more common than state average
--- 152.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.4 minutes
--- #642 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.2% longer than state average
--- 2.9% longer than national average
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#1. Glades County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 10.56%
--- #31 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 340.8% more common than state average
--- 263.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.8 minutes
--- #151 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.6% longer than state average
--- 22.5% longer than national average

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