See what the average commute is in Gray County, KS

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Gray County, KS

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 Gray County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Gray County has a longer commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Ford County, KS having the shortest commute at 13.2 minutes.

Gray County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 16.5 minutes
--- 16.0% lower than state average
--- #45 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.1%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.5%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 15.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Ford County, KS: 13.2 minutes
#2. Meade County, KS: 15.4 minutes
#3. Hodgeman County, KS: 15.5 minutes
#4. Gray County, KS: 16.5 minutes
#5. Haskell County, KS: 21.4 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Kansas
#1. Greeley County: 9.1 minutes
#2. Stanton County: 10.0 minutes
#3. Graham County: 11.2 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Kansas
#1. Linn County: 34.3 minutes
#2. Elk County: 31.4 minutes
#3. Jackson County: 30.6 minutes

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