See what the average commute is in St. Mary's County, MD

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in St. Mary's 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 St. Mary's County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. St. Mary's County has a shorter commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Charles County, MD having the longest commute at 45.4 minutes.

St. Mary's County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 31.7 minutes
--- 4.1% lower than state average
--- #10 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 16.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 88.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.3%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.5%
- Workers who work from home: 7.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 22.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 17.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Somerset County, MD: 24.2 minutes
#2. Dorchester County, MD: 27.3 minutes
#3. St. Mary's County, MD: 31.7 minutes
#4. Northumberland County, VA: 33.6 minutes
#5. Westmoreland County, VA: 41.4 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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