See what the average commute is in Wayne County, IL

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Wayne 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 Wayne County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Wayne County has a longer commute than three out of six neighboring counties, with Jefferson County, IL having the shortest commute at 19.1 minutes.

Wayne County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.4 minutes
--- 19.5% lower than state average
--- #44 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.0%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 6.5%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 15.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Jefferson County, IL: 19.1 minutes
#2. Marion County, IL: 19.4 minutes
#3. Richland County, IL: 20.7 minutes
#4. Wayne County, IL: 23.4 minutes
#5. White County, IL: 24.0 minutes
#6. Edwards County, IL: 24.9 minutes
#7. Hamilton County, IL: 26.2 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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