See what the average commute is in Baltimore County, MD

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Baltimore County, MD

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 Baltimore County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Baltimore County has a shorter commute than four out of six neighboring counties, with Carroll County, MD having the longest commute at 36.1 minutes.

Baltimore County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 29.8 minutes
--- 9.9% lower than state average
--- #9 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 9.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 85.7%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 4.3%
- Workers who work from home: 6.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. York County, PA: 27.2 minutes
#2. Kent County, MD: 28.2 minutes
#3. Baltimore County, MD: 29.8 minutes
#4. Howard County, MD: 31.1 minutes
#4. Baltimore city, MD: 31.1 minutes
#6. Harford County, MD: 32.7 minutes
#7. Carroll County, MD: 36.1 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Maryland
#1. Wicomico County: 22.0 minutes
#2. Allegany County: 22.4 minutes
#3. Garrett County: 23.7 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Maryland
#1. Charles County: 45.4 minutes
#2. Calvert County: 42.2 minutes
#3. Prince George's County: 37.0 minutes

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