See what the average commute is in Kendall County, IL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Kendall County, IL

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 Kendall County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Kendall County has a longer commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with LaSalle County, IL having the shortest commute at 24.8 minutes.

Kendall County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 33.7 minutes
--- 15.9% higher than state average
--- #2 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 17.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 88.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.0%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.8%
- Workers who work from home: 7.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 19.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 64.9%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. LaSalle County, IL: 24.8 minutes
#2. Grundy County, IL: 29.1 minutes
#3. Kane County, IL: 29.2 minutes
#4. DuPage County, IL: 29.4 minutes
#5. Will County, IL: 33.0 minutes
#6. Kendall County, IL: 33.7 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Illinois
#1. Crawford County: 16.1 minutes
#2. McDonough County: 16.8 minutes
#3. Brown County: 16.9 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Illinois
#1. Calhoun County: 42.6 minutes
#2. Kendall County: 33.7 minutes
#3. Cook County: 33.2 minutes

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