See what the average commute is in Taylor County, IA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Taylor 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 Taylor County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Taylor County has a longer commute than four out of six neighboring counties, with Page County, IA having the shortest commute at 15.5 minutes.

Taylor County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 22.6 minutes
--- 16.0% higher than state average
--- #23 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 15.3%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.8%
- Workers who work from home: 4.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 19.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Page County, IA: 15.5 minutes
#2. Nodaway County, MO: 15.6 minutes
#3. Union County, IA: 16.4 minutes
#4. Montgomery County, IA: 19.7 minutes
#5. Taylor County, IA: 22.6 minutes
#6. Ringgold County, IA: 24.2 minutes
#7. Worth County, MO: 33.6 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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