See what the average commute is in Santa Rosa County, FL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Santa Rosa 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 Santa Rosa County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Santa Rosa County has a longer commute than both of its neighboring counties, with Escambia County, FL having the shortest commute at 23.2 minutes.

Santa Rosa County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 29.9 minutes
--- 7.1% higher than state average
--- #16 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 8.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 90.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 6.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 17.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Escambia County, FL: 23.2 minutes
#2. Okaloosa County, FL: 24.5 minutes
#3. Santa Rosa County, FL: 29.9 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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