See what the average commute is in McCracken County, KY

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in McCracken 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 McCracken County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. McCracken County has a shorter commute than all of its six neighboring counties, with Pulaski County, IL having the longest commute at 28.6 minutes.

McCracken County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 17.1 minutes
--- 28.0% lower than state average
--- #2 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 3.2%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.1%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 4.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 10.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. McCracken County, KY: 17.1 minutes
#2. Graves County, KY: 21.1 minutes
#3. Ballard County, KY: 22.1 minutes
#4. Marshall County, KY: 22.4 minutes
#5. Livingston County, KY: 24.3 minutes
#6. Carlisle County, KY: 25.0 minutes
#7. Pulaski County, IL: 28.6 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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