See what the average commute is in Houston County, MN

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Houston County, MN

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 Houston County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Houston County has a longer commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Winona County, MN having the shortest commute at 17.9 minutes.

Houston County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.1 minutes
--- 2.9% lower than state average
--- #36 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 89.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 7.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 19.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 9.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Winona County, MN: 17.9 minutes
#2. Winneshiek County, IA: 18.2 minutes
#3. La Crosse County, WI: 18.6 minutes
#4. Houston County, MN: 23.1 minutes
#5. Vernon County, WI: 24.9 minutes
#6. Fillmore County, MN: 27.1 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Minnesota
#1. Stevens County: 11.8 minutes
#2. Pennington County: 13.4 minutes
#3. Cook County: 15.1 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Minnesota
#1. Isanti County: 34.9 minutes
#2. Chisago County: 32.6 minutes
#3. Sherburne County: 32.4 minutes

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