See what the average commute is in Lyon County, IA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Lyon County, IA

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 Lyon County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Lyon County has a longer commute than five out of seven neighboring counties, with Sioux County, IA having the shortest commute at 13.4 minutes.

Lyon County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 19.4 minutes
--- 0.4% lower than state average
--- #45 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 87.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.1%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 8.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 19.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Sioux County, IA: 13.4 minutes
#2. Nobles County, MN: 17.2 minutes
#3. O'Brien County, IA: 17.3 minutes
#4. Minnehaha County, SD: 17.7 minutes
#5. Lincoln County, SD: 19.0 minutes
#6. Lyon County, IA: 19.4 minutes
#7. Rock County, MN: 19.6 minutes
#8. Osceola County, IA: 21.3 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Iowa
#1. Sioux County: 13.4 minutes
#2. Buena Vista County: 13.8 minutes
#3. Carroll County: 13.9 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Iowa
#1. Guthrie County: 28.2 minutes
#2. Harrison County: 27.9 minutes
#3. Madison County: 27.2 minutes

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