Counties with the worst commutes in Mississippi

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April 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Mississippi

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America’s commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Mississippi using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2019. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#30. Winston County

- Average commute time: 28.1 minutes
--- #685 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.3% longer than state average
--- 1.8% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 24.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.8%), carpooled (14.8%), walked (3%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (0.5%)

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#29. Marshall County

- Average commute time: 28.2 minutes
--- #675 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.7% longer than state average
--- 2.2% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 0.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 20.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 20.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.2%), carpooled (6.1%), walked (0.9%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#28. Holmes County

- Average commute time: 28.2 minutes
--- #675 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.7% longer than state average
--- 2.2% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.5%), carpooled (12.9%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (0.9%), worked from home (2.3%)

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#27. Carroll County

- Average commute time: 28.5 minutes
--- #631 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.9% longer than state average
--- 3.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 71.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (90.3%), carpooled (5.7%), walked (0.5%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (3.5%)

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#26. Covington County

- Average commute time: 28.8 minutes
--- #594 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.1% longer than state average
--- 4.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.2%), carpooled (10.3%), walked (1.2%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (0.6%)

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#25. Leake County

- Average commute time: 29.4 minutes
--- #507 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.5% longer than state average
--- 6.5% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.9%), carpooled (16.4%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (1.7%)

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#24. Clarke County

- Average commute time: 29.9 minutes
--- #454 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.6% longer than state average
--- 8.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 25.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.1%), carpooled (9.6%), walked (0.7%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (1.5%)

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#23. Hancock County

- Average commute time: 30.1 minutes
--- #440 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.4% longer than state average
--- 9.1% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 20.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.8%), carpooled (8.4%), walked (1.6%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#22. Kemper County

- Average commute time: 30.5 minutes
--- #396 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 23.0% longer than state average
--- 10.5% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.6%), carpooled (9.5%), walked (1.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (1.3%)

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#21. Copiah County

- Average commute time: 30.9 minutes
--- #351 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.6% longer than state average
--- 12.0% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 22.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86%), carpooled (11.3%), walked (1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (1.2%)

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#20. Greene County

- Average commute time: 31.1 minutes
--- #334 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.4% longer than state average
--- 12.7% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 23.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (74.7%), carpooled (15.8%), walked (2%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#19. Simpson County

- Average commute time: 32 minutes
--- #263 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 29.0% longer than state average
--- 15.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.6%), carpooled (7.4%), walked (1.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (1.9%)

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#18. Webster County

- Average commute time: 32.2 minutes
--- #247 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 29.8% longer than state average
--- 16.7% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (90.3%), carpooled (4.8%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (0.7%)

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#17. Benton County

- Average commute time: 32.4 minutes
--- #233 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 30.6% longer than state average
--- 17.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 35.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 58.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.7%), carpooled (6.2%), walked (0.8%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (1.5%)

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#16. Tate County

- Average commute time: 32.4 minutes
--- #233 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 30.6% longer than state average
--- 17.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (89.1%), carpooled (6.9%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.1%)

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#15. Choctaw County

- Average commute time: 32.5 minutes
--- #228 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.0% longer than state average
--- 17.8% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 22.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.7%), carpooled (10%), walked (0.8%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (2%)

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#14. Perry County

- Average commute time: 32.6 minutes
--- #220 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.5% longer than state average
--- 18.1% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 30.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.4%), carpooled (5.1%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (2%)

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#13. Attala County

- Average commute time: 32.6 minutes
--- #220 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.5% longer than state average
--- 18.1% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 21.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.9%), carpooled (11.4%), walked (0.2%), public transportation (1.3%), worked from home (1.7%)

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#12. George County

- Average commute time: 33.1 minutes
--- #188 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 33.5% longer than state average
--- 19.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 29.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (74.9%), carpooled (14.9%), walked (1.8%), public transportation (0.9%), worked from home (5.2%)

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#11. Stone County

- Average commute time: 33.2 minutes
--- #183 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 33.9% longer than state average
--- 20.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 21.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.2%), carpooled (13.7%), walked (0.8%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (0.8%)

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#10. Wayne County

- Average commute time: 33.5 minutes
--- #168 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 35.1% longer than state average
--- 21.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 11.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 28.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.4%), carpooled (6.6%), walked (2.7%), public transportation (1%), worked from home (5.4%)

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#9. Walthall County

- Average commute time: 34 minutes
--- #138 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.1% longer than state average
--- 23.2% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 8.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 23.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.3%), carpooled (10.8%), walked (0.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (4%)

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#8. Pearl River County

- Average commute time: 34.2 minutes
--- #131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.9% longer than state average
--- 23.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 22.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 16.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.7%), carpooled (12.3%), walked (1.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#7. Smith County

- Average commute time: 34.2 minutes
--- #131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.9% longer than state average
--- 23.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.6%), carpooled (5.7%), walked (1.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#6. Franklin County

- Average commute time: 34.2 minutes
--- #131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.9% longer than state average
--- 23.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 9.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 30.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.5%), carpooled (6.1%), walked (2.3%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (1%)

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#5. Jasper County

- Average commute time: 34.6 minutes
--- #117 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 39.5% longer than state average
--- 25.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 26.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (89.8%), carpooled (6.6%), walked (1.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (0.9%)

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#4. Lawrence County

- Average commute time: 35.7 minutes
--- #81 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 44.0% longer than state average
--- 29.3% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 8.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 23.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.6%), carpooled (4.9%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (0.9%), worked from home (3.2%)

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#3. Jefferson Davis County

- Average commute time: 36.6 minutes
--- #62 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 47.6% longer than state average
--- 32.6% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 62.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.8%), carpooled (5.7%), walked (1%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (2.4%)

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#2. Marion County

- Average commute time: 37.3 minutes
--- #52 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 50.4% longer than state average
--- 35.1% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 12.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 21.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 23.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.2%), carpooled (7.2%), walked (0.4%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (1.8%)

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#1. Amite County

- Average commute time: 39.9 minutes
--- #22 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 60.9% longer than state average
--- 44.6% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 14.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83%), carpooled (11.1%), walked (1.1%), public transportation (2.9%), worked from home (1.5%)

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