See what the average commute is in Lee County, GA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Lee County, GA

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 Lee County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Lee County has a longer commute than two out of four neighboring counties, with Sumter County, GA having the shortest commute at 18.7 minutes.

Lee County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 22.1 minutes
--- 23.4% lower than state average
--- #25 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 3.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 95.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 8.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 76.0%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Sumter County, GA: 18.7 minutes
#2. Dougherty County, GA: 19.3 minutes
#3. Lee County, GA: 22.1 minutes
#4. Terrell County, GA: 24.0 minutes
#5. Worth County, GA: 27.6 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Georgia
#1. Chattahoochee County: 11.1 minutes
#2. Ben Hill County: 15.0 minutes
#3. Tift County: 18.5 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Georgia
#1. Paulding County: 39.2 minutes
#2. Jasper County: 35.7 minutes
#3. Meriwether County: 35.5 minutes

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