See what the average commute is in Perry County, IN

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Perry County, IN

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 Perry County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Perry County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Breckinridge County, KY having the longest commute at 33.8 minutes.

Perry County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 22.8 minutes
--- 4.5% lower than state average
--- #31 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 93.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.0%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 26.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.4%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Dubois County, IN: 18.7 minutes
#2. Perry County, IN: 22.8 minutes
#3. Hancock County, KY: 24.4 minutes
#4. Spencer County, IN: 26.2 minutes
#5. Meade County, KY: 32.7 minutes
#6. Breckinridge County, KY: 33.8 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Indiana
#1. Tippecanoe County: 18.2 minutes
#2. Dubois County: 18.7 minutes
#3. Howard County: 18.8 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Indiana
#1. Crawford County: 35.2 minutes
#2. Switzerland County: 34.3 minutes
#3. Brown County: 33.8 minutes

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