See what the average commute is in Gogebic County, MI

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Gogebic County, MI

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 Gogebic County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Gogebic County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Ontonagon County, MI having the longest commute at 28.7 minutes.

Gogebic County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 18.3 minutes
--- 25.6% lower than state average
--- #7 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 89.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.4%
- Workers who work from home: 5.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 15.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 3.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Ashland County, WI: 17.2 minutes
#2. Gogebic County, MI: 18.3 minutes
#3. Vilas County, WI: 19.3 minutes
#4. Iron County, MI: 20.6 minutes
#5. Iron County, WI: 23.0 minutes
#6. Ontonagon County, MI: 28.7 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Michigan
#1. Luce County: 15.5 minutes
#2. Dickinson County: 16.3 minutes
#3. Alpena County: 16.7 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Michigan
#1. Lapeer County: 35.9 minutes
#2. Livingston County: 32.1 minutes
#3. Tuscola County: 30.2 minutes

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