See what the average commute is in Sedgwick County, KS

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Sedgwick County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Sumner County, KS having the longest commute at 23.8 minutes.

Sedgwick County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 19.5 minutes
--- 0.7% lower than state average
--- #39 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 92.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.2%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 4.4%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 5.0%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Reno County, KS: 17.7 minutes
#2. Sedgwick County, KS: 19.5 minutes
#3. Cowley County, KS: 20.0 minutes
#4. Harvey County, KS: 20.9 minutes
#5. Kingman County, KS: 22.9 minutes
#6. Sumner County, KS: 23.8 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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