See what the average commute is in Power County, ID

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Power 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 Power County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Power County has a shorter commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Oneida County, ID having the longest commute at 24.0 minutes.

Power County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 16.5 minutes
--- 22.0% lower than state average
--- #6 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 1.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 82.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 9.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 27.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Cassia County, ID: 15.9 minutes
#2. Power County, ID: 16.5 minutes
#3. Blaine County, ID: 17.5 minutes
#4. Bingham County, ID: 23.0 minutes
#5. Oneida County, ID: 24.0 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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