Counties with the worst commutes in Indiana

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Indiana

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Indiana using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#50. White County

- Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.3%), carpooled (16.5%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.7%)
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#49. Union County

- Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.8%), carpooled (9.5%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.6%)
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#48. Whitley County

- Average Commute Time: 24.4 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.1%), carpooled (5.8%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (6.4%)
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#47. Fountain County

- Average Commute Time: 24.4 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.1%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (3.1%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (5.5%)
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#46. Lawrence County

- Average Commute Time: 24.4 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.0%), carpooled (8.8%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.4%)

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#45. Warrick County

- Average Commute Time: 24.5 minutes
--- 0.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.5%), carpooled (7.6%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.4%)
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#44. Jennings County

- Average Commute Time: 24.6 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.8%), carpooled (11.7%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (1.9%)
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#43. Tipton County

- Average Commute Time: 24.7 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 61.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.2%), carpooled (11.1%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (1.0%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#42. Pulaski County

- Average Commute Time: 24.7 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (74.9%), carpooled (16.4%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (5.4%)
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#41. Rush County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 0.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.6%), carpooled (6.7%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (3.3%)

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#40. Hamilton County

- Average Commute Time: 25.2 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 6.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.1%), carpooled (7.0%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (12.1%)
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#39. Miami County

- Average Commute Time: 25.3 minutes
--- 1.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.3%), carpooled (9.5%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (2.5%)
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#38. Randolph County

- Average Commute Time: 25.4 minutes
--- 1.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.1%), carpooled (11.2%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.9%)
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#37. Orange County

- Average Commute Time: 25.4 minutes
--- 1.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 28.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.8%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (3.0%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.9%)
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#36. Daviess County

- Average Commute Time: 25.5 minutes
--- 1.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (71.4%), carpooled (19.9%), walked to work (3.0%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#35. Vermillion County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 1.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.7%), carpooled (10.5%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (6.4%)
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#34. Warren County

- Average Commute Time: 25.8 minutes
--- 1.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.5%), carpooled (13.9%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.2%)
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#33. Putnam County

- Average Commute Time: 25.9 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.6%), carpooled (5.7%), walked to work (5.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (7.5%)
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#32. Boone County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 2.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.8%), carpooled (5.4%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (11.7%)
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#31. Blackford County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 2.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.7%), carpooled (9.0%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.3%)

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#30. Pike County

- Average Commute Time: 26.2 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.9%), carpooled (7.1%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (2.5%)
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#29. Spencer County

- Average Commute Time: 26.2 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 46.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.4%), carpooled (6.1%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.0%)
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#28. Madison County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 2.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.4%), carpooled (11.2%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.8%)
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#27. Martin County

- Average Commute Time: 26.5 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 33.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.5%), carpooled (9.0%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (8.0%)
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#26. Johnson County

- Average Commute Time: 26.8 minutes
--- 2.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.7%), carpooled (7.1%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (7.0%)

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#25. Henry County

- Average Commute Time: 26.8 minutes
--- 2.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 46.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (9.2%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.3%)
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#24. Benton County

- Average Commute Time: 27 minutes
--- 3.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.6%), carpooled (9.1%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (5.2%)
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#23. Hendricks County

- Average Commute Time: 27.2 minutes
--- 3.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 53.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.7%), carpooled (6.8%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (8.4%)
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#22. Carroll County

- Average Commute Time: 27.4 minutes
--- 3.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 68.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.7%), carpooled (8.1%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.0%)
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#21. Hancock County

- Average Commute Time: 27.6 minutes
--- 3.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.3%), carpooled (6.6%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (7.6%)

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#20. Fayette County

- Average Commute Time: 27.9 minutes
--- 4.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.5%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#19. Jasper County

- Average Commute Time: 27.9 minutes
--- 4.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.3%), carpooled (10.1%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#18. Porter County

- Average Commute Time: 28.3 minutes
--- 4.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.9%), carpooled (6.8%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (6.0%)
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#17. Newton County

- Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes
--- 4.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 29.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.2%), carpooled (10.2%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#16. Ripley County

- Average Commute Time: 28.8 minutes
--- 4.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.8%), carpooled (9.1%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (2.5%)

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#15. Greene County

- Average Commute Time: 28.9 minutes
--- 5.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.2%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (2.5%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (1.6%)
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#14. Lake County

- Average Commute Time: 29 minutes
--- 5.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 6.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.0%), carpooled (7.9%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (2.5%), worked from home (3.8%)
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#13. Parke County

- Average Commute Time: 29 minutes
--- 5.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.6%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (9.3%)
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#12. Dearborn County

- Average Commute Time: 29.3 minutes
--- 5.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 9.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.3%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (5.0%)
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#11. Clay County

- Average Commute Time: 29.3 minutes
--- 5.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.4%), carpooled (12.0%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.6%)

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#10. Starke County

- Average Commute Time: 29.7 minutes
--- 5.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.2%), carpooled (12.7%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#9. Morgan County

- Average Commute Time: 30 minutes
--- 6.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 62.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.6%), carpooled (7.9%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (5.3%)
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#8. Ohio County

- Average Commute Time: 30.1 minutes
--- 6.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 36.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.0%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (3.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.0%)
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#7. Harrison County

- Average Commute Time: 31.3 minutes
--- 7.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.9%), carpooled (9.3%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.3%)
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#6. Washington County

- Average Commute Time: 32.3 minutes
--- 8.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (12.5%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.6%)

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#5. Owen County

- Average Commute Time: 32.6 minutes
--- 8.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.3%), carpooled (10.6%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.7%)
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#4. Franklin County

- Average Commute Time: 32.8 minutes
--- 8.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.3%), carpooled (5.2%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (7.8%)
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#3. Brown County

- Average Commute Time: 33.8 minutes
--- 9.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 61.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (10.0%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (7.6%)
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#2. Switzerland County

- Average Commute Time: 34.3 minutes
--- 10.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 20.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.7%), carpooled (12.8%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#1. Crawford County

- Average Commute Time: 35.2 minutes
--- 11.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 19.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 29.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 58.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.5%), carpooled (13.7%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.0%)

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