See what the average commute is in Newaygo County, MI

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Newaygo 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 Newaygo County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Newaygo County has a longer commute than all of its seven neighboring counties, with Mason County, MI having the shortest commute at 18.4 minutes.

Newaygo County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 29.3 minutes
--- 19.1% higher than state average
--- #9 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 12.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 92.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 12.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.4%
- Workers who work from home: 4.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 21.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.2%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Mason County, MI: 18.4 minutes
#2. Muskegon County, MI: 21.9 minutes
#3. Oceana County, MI: 22.9 minutes
#4. Mecosta County, MI: 23.1 minutes
#5. Osceola County, MI: 24.8 minutes
#6. Lake County, MI: 27.5 minutes
#7. Montcalm County, MI: 29.1 minutes
#8. Newaygo County, MI: 29.3 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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