See what the average commute is in Calvert County, MD

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Calvert 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 Calvert County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Calvert County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Dorchester County, MD having the shortest commute at 27.3 minutes.

Calvert County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 42.2 minutes
--- 27.6% higher than state average
--- #2 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 31.1%
- Workers who drive to work: 88.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 2.6%
- Workers who work from home: 7.5%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 26.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Dorchester County, MD: 27.3 minutes
#2. Talbot County, MD: 27.4 minutes
#3. St. Mary's County, MD: 31.7 minutes
#4. Prince George's County, MD: 37.0 minutes
#5. Calvert County, MD: 42.2 minutes
#6. Charles County, MD: 45.4 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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