See what the average commute is in Lincoln County, ME

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Lincoln County has a longer commute than two out of three neighboring counties, with Knox County, ME having the shortest commute at 19.6 minutes.

Lincoln County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 24.6 minutes
--- 1.4% higher than state average
--- #8 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 87.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 8.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 19.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Knox County, ME: 19.6 minutes
#2. Sagadahoc County, ME: 23.6 minutes
#3. Lincoln County, ME: 24.6 minutes
#4. 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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