See what the average commute is in Boise County, ID

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Boise County, ID

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 Boise County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Boise County has a longer commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Valley County, ID having the shortest commute at 14.1 minutes.

Boise County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 35.8 minutes
--- 69.2% higher than state average
--- #2 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 17.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 81.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 13.1%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 10.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 11.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 50.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Valley County, ID: 14.1 minutes
#2. Custer County, ID: 16.6 minutes
#3. Elmore County, ID: 20.6 minutes
#4. Gem County, ID: 28.8 minutes
#5. Boise County, ID: 35.8 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Idaho
#1. Lemhi County: 12.5 minutes
#2. Madison County: 14.1 minutes
#2. Valley County: 14.1 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Idaho
#1. Camas County: 37.8 minutes
#2. Boise County: 35.8 minutes
#3. Bear Lake County: 30.8 minutes

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