See what the average commute is in Hancock County, ME

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Hancock County, ME

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 Hancock County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Hancock County has a longer commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Knox County, ME having the shortest commute at 19.6 minutes.

Hancock County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.8 minutes
--- 1.9% lower than state average
--- #7 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 85.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.6%
- Workers who work from home: 9.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 12.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Knox County, ME: 19.6 minutes
#2. Washington County, ME: 21.1 minutes
#3. Penobscot County, ME: 22.4 minutes
#4. Hancock County, ME: 23.8 minutes
#5. Waldo County, ME: 26.3 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Maine
#1. Aroostook County: 18.5 minutes
#2. Knox County: 19.6 minutes
#3. Washington County: 21.1 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Maine
#1. Oxford County: 29.0 minutes
#2. Somerset County: 27.7 minutes
#3. York County: 27.4 minutes

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