See what the average commute is in Massac County, IL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Massac 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 Massac County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Massac County has a shorter commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Pope County, IL having the longest commute at 32.5 minutes.

Massac County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 22.8 minutes
--- 21.6% lower than state average
--- #38 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.7%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.3%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 3.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. McCracken County, KY: 17.1 minutes
#2. Massac County, IL: 22.8 minutes
#3. Livingston County, KY: 24.3 minutes
#4. Pulaski County, IL: 28.6 minutes
#5. Pope County, IL: 32.5 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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