See what the average commute is in Barren County, KY

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Barren County, KY

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 Barren County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Barren County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Edmonson County, KY having the longest commute at 33.6 minutes.

Barren County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 21.7 minutes
--- 8.6% lower than state average
--- #23 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.0%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 4.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 14.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 27.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Warren County, KY: 20.7 minutes
#2. Barren County, KY: 21.7 minutes
#3. Metcalfe County, KY: 22.5 minutes
#4. Monroe County, KY: 28.3 minutes
#5. Hart County, KY: 29.4 minutes
#6. Edmonson County, KY: 33.6 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Kentucky
#1. Calloway County: 16.8 minutes
#2. McCracken County: 17.1 minutes
#3. Christian County: 18.1 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Kentucky
#1. Lewis County: 46.0 minutes
#2. Lee County: 44.1 minutes
#3. Robertson County: 41.2 minutes

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