Counties with the worst commutes in Florida

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April 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Florida

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 Florida using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2019. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#30. Lee County

- Average commute time: 27.5 minutes
--- #795 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.1% shorter than state average
--- 0.4% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 12.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79%), carpooled (10.2%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (6.3%)

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#29. Polk County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 22.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.4%), carpooled (9.4%), walked (1%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (4%)

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#28. St. Lucie County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 11.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.2%), carpooled (10.5%), walked (1.5%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (4.9%)

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#27. Lafayette County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.9%), carpooled (10.1%), walked (0.6%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (0.6%)

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#26. Walton County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 23.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77%), carpooled (10.2%), walked (1.3%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (9%)

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#25. Hillsborough County

- Average commute time: 28.1 minutes
--- #685 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.1% longer than state average
--- 1.8% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 11.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 12.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.1%), carpooled (9.2%), walked (1.5%), public transportation (1.4%), worked from home (7.1%)

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#24. Orange County

- Average commute time: 28.2 minutes
--- #675 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.4% longer than state average
--- 2.2% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 10.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 13.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.7%), carpooled (9.9%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (2.4%), worked from home (5.5%)

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#23. Hendry County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 21.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (62.6%), carpooled (16.2%), walked (4.2%), public transportation (6.6%), worked from home (4.4%)

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#22. Suwannee County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78%), carpooled (12.5%), walked (2.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (5.1%)

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#21. Broward County

- Average commute time: 28.8 minutes
--- #594 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.6% longer than state average
--- 4.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 9.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 22.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.5%), carpooled (9.1%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (2.6%), worked from home (5.2%)

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#20. Liberty County

- Average commute time: 29.1 minutes
--- #548 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.7% longer than state average
--- 5.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 23.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.1%), carpooled (8.9%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (3.1%)

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#19. Jefferson County

- Average commute time: 29.4 minutes
--- #507 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.8% longer than state average
--- 6.5% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 0.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 11.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 61.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.8%), carpooled (10.9%), walked (0.3%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (4.1%)

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#18. Santa Rosa County

- Average commute time: 29.7 minutes
--- #477 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.8% longer than state average
--- 7.6% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 50.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.2%), carpooled (10.5%), walked (1%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (5.7%)

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#17. Levy County

- Average commute time: 29.9 minutes
--- #454 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.6% longer than state average
--- 8.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.8%), carpooled (12.2%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.8%)

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#16. Lake County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.4%), carpooled (9.8%), walked (0.9%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (6%)

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#15. Nassau County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (6.7%), walked (1.9%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.1%)

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#14. Calhoun County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 29.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.4%), carpooled (18.2%), walked (1.4%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (1.3%)

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#13. Hernando County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (10.2%), walked (0.7%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (7%)

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#12. Washington County

- Average commute time: 30.8 minutes
--- #362 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.8% longer than state average
--- 11.6% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 22.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 46.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.9%), carpooled (7.1%), walked (0.6%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (2.4%)

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#11. Putnam County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 20.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81%), carpooled (11%), walked (1.4%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.6%)

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#10. Gadsden County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 12.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 53.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.9%), carpooled (8.2%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.5%)

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#9. Baker County

- Average commute time: 31.7 minutes
--- #282 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.0% longer than state average
--- 14.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 24.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.8%), carpooled (8.7%), walked (0.2%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (4.3%)

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#8. Gilchrist County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 61.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.8%), carpooled (19.3%), walked (0.9%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (5%)

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#7. Pasco County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80%), carpooled (8.3%), walked (0.9%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (8.2%)

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#6. Miami-Dade County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 10.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.6%), carpooled (8.8%), walked (2%), public transportation (4.7%), worked from home (5.5%)

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#5. Bradford County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.7%), carpooled (6.8%), walked (1.7%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (3.3%)

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#4. Wakulla County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 60%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (10.6%), walked (0.7%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#3. Clay County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.7%), carpooled (7.2%), walked (1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.9%)

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#2. Glades County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 10.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (70.9%), carpooled (14.8%), walked (3.7%), public transportation (1.3%), worked from home (6%)

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#1. Osceola County

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.4%), carpooled (11.9%), walked (0.6%), public transportation (1%), worked from home (4.5%)

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