See what the average commute is in Monroe County, GA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Monroe 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 Monroe County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Monroe County has a shorter commute than five out of six neighboring counties, with Jasper County, GA having the longest commute at 35.7 minutes.

Monroe County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 27.3 minutes
--- 5.3% lower than state average
--- #67 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 95.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.0%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 2.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 10.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Upson County, GA: 22.5 minutes
#2. Monroe County, GA: 27.3 minutes
#3. Jones County, GA: 27.9 minutes
#4. Crawford County, GA: 30.0 minutes
#5. Lamar County, GA: 31.2 minutes
#6. Butts County, GA: 32.6 minutes
#7. Jasper County, GA: 35.7 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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