Counties with the most super commuters in Kansas

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in Kansas

There are more than 281 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public transportation, especially in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Seattle—but nationwide, public transit accounts for only about 5% of daily commutes.

The overwhelming majority of people still drive to and from work every day, and the vast majority of those car commuters drive alone—fewer than 10% of Americans carpool. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. That’s just shy of an hour a day that average Americans squander behind the wheel, not at home with their families, and instead, burning gas and putting miles on their cars.

For some Americans, however, the commute to work is far from average. A phenomenon known as super commuting has emerged and grown in recent years. Super commuters spend 90 minutes or more—each way—chasing their paychecks every day. The biggest percentage of super commuters work in the extraction industry, with workers pursuing lucrative jobs in remote mines, oil fields, and other energy operations. Many more, however, have been priced out of expensive housing in urban metro areas where high-paying jobs are located, far away from their less-expensive county of residence.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most super commuters in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by highest percent of workers with a commute over 90 minutes, based on 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see where in your state people are spending the most time going to and from work every day.

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#30. Wabaunsee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.14%
--- #1,682 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 77.6% more common than state average
--- 26.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.4 minutes
--- #805 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 41.2% longer than state average
--- 0.7% shorter than national average
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#29. Jackson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.37%
--- #1,476 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 96.8% more common than state average
--- 18.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.2 minutes
--- #1,205 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 29.9% longer than state average
--- 8.7% shorter than national average
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#28. Lincoln County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.39%
--- #1,459 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 98.7% more common than state average
--- 17.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.1 minutes
--- #2,114 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.8% longer than state average
--- 23.6% shorter than national average
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#27. Osborne County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.41%
--- #1,441 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 100.3% more common than state average
--- 17.0% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 14.6 minutes
--- #2,982 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.7% shorter than state average
--- 47.1% shorter than national average
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#26. Ottawa County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.43%
--- #1,426 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 101.4% more common than state average
--- 16.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.8 minutes
--- #1,758 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.5% longer than state average
--- 17.4% shorter than national average
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#25. Haskell County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.47%
--- #1,385 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 105.4% more common than state average
--- 14.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 16.6 minutes
--- #2,832 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.4% shorter than state average
--- 39.9% shorter than national average
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#24. Lane County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.48%
--- #1,377 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 106.3% more common than state average
--- 14.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 15.2 minutes
--- #2,940 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.6% shorter than state average
--- 44.9% shorter than national average
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#23. Woodson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.49%
--- #1,371 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 107.0% more common than state average
--- 14.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.4 minutes
--- #2,246 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.2% longer than state average
--- 26.1% shorter than national average
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#22. Coffey County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.50%
--- #1,365 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 107.3% more common than state average
--- 14.0% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.9 minutes
--- #1,962 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.9% longer than state average
--- 20.7% shorter than national average
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#21. Graham County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.50%
--- #1,359 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 107.6% more common than state average
--- 13.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 15 minutes
--- #2,955 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 22.7% shorter than state average
--- 45.7% shorter than national average
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#20. Logan County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.57%
--- #1,311 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 113.3% more common than state average
--- 11.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 16.2 minutes
--- #2,869 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.5% shorter than state average
--- 41.3% shorter than national average
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#19. Barton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.57%
--- #1,309 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 113.5% more common than state average
--- 11.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 16.4 minutes
--- #2,853 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.5% shorter than state average
--- 40.6% shorter than national average
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#18. Lyon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.58%
--- #1,305 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 113.9% more common than state average
--- 11.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 15.9 minutes
--- #2,894 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.0% shorter than state average
--- 42.4% shorter than national average
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#17. Chautauqua County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.75%
--- #1,172 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 128.4% more common than state average
--- 5.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.2 minutes
--- #2,094 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.3% longer than state average
--- 23.2% shorter than national average
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#16. Jefferson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.90%
--- #1,073 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 140.7% more common than state average
--- 0.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.5 minutes
--- #492 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 52.1% longer than state average
--- 6.9% longer than national average
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#15. Bourbon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.05%
--- #984 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 152.9% more common than state average
--- 4.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 18.7 minutes
--- #2,548 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.6% shorter than state average
--- 32.2% shorter than national average
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#14. Osage County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.13%
--- #949 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 159.8% more common than state average
--- 7.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.3 minutes
--- #418 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 56.2% longer than state average
--- 9.8% longer than national average
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#13. Allen County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.14%
--- #945 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 161.0% more common than state average
--- 8.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 17.8 minutes
--- #2,695 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.2% shorter than state average
--- 35.5% shorter than national average
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#12. Edwards County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.16%
--- #931 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 162.8% more common than state average
--- 9.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.3 minutes
--- #2,068 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.8% longer than state average
--- 22.8% shorter than national average
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#11. Greenwood County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.33%
--- #845 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 176.7% more common than state average
--- 14.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.2 minutes
--- #1,674 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.6% longer than state average
--- 15.9% shorter than national average
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#10. Smith County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.38%
--- #824 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 180.5% more common than state average
--- 16.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 14.4 minutes
--- #2,996 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.8% shorter than state average
--- 47.8% shorter than national average
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#9. Rush County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.39%
--- #818 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 181.3% more common than state average
--- 16.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 20 minutes
--- #2,310 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.1% longer than state average
--- 27.5% shorter than national average
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#8. Pottawatomie County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.40%
--- #810 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 182.5% more common than state average
--- 17.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.5 minutes
--- #1,363 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 26.3% longer than state average
--- 11.2% shorter than national average
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#7. Rooks County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.45%
--- #790 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 186.5% more common than state average
--- 18.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 15.1 minutes
--- #2,946 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 22.2% shorter than state average
--- 45.3% shorter than national average
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#6. Chase County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.88%
--- #628 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 222.0% more common than state average
--- 33.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.2 minutes
--- #2,094 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.3% longer than state average
--- 23.2% shorter than national average
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#5. Republic County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.41%
--- #480 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 266.3% more common than state average
--- 51.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.1 minutes
--- #1,691 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.1% longer than state average
--- 16.3% shorter than national average
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#4. Morton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.90%
--- #380 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 307.4% more common than state average
--- 68.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.3 minutes
--- #2,441 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.5% shorter than state average
--- 30.1% shorter than national average
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#3. Linn County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.00%
--- #364 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 315.3% more common than state average
--- 72.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.9 minutes
--- #144 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 74.7% longer than state average
--- 22.8% longer than national average
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#2. Trego County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.35%
--- #177 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 427.2% more common than state average
--- 118.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 18.5 minutes
--- #2,574 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.6% shorter than state average
--- 33.0% shorter than national average
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#1. Elk County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 9.35%
--- #58 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 677.0% more common than state average
--- 222.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.2 minutes
--- #536 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 50.5% longer than state average
--- 5.8% longer than national average

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