Counties with the worst commutes in Mississippi

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July 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 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#50. Jackson County

- Average Commute Time: 25.5 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.5%), carpooled (8.1%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#49. Rankin County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.3%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#48. Prentiss County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.1%), carpooled (8.5%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.0%)
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#47. Pontotoc County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.2%), carpooled (11.6%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.9%)
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#46. Claiborne County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.8%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (3.4%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (2.7%)

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#45. Lamar County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.2%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.2%)
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#44. Noxubee County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.5%), carpooled (11.5%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.6%)
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#43. Humphreys County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.1%), carpooled (15.0%), walked to work (3.0%), public transportation (1.4%), worked from home (1.4%)
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#42. DeSoto County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 0.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 5.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.2%), carpooled (9.7%), walked to work (0.4%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.2%)
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#41. Covington County

- Average Commute Time: 26.2 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.5%), carpooled (11.9%), walked to work (0.6%), public transportation (1.4%), worked from home (1.3%)

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#40. Neshoba County

- Average Commute Time: 26.3 minutes
--- 1.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 25.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.0%), carpooled (16.4%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (1.0%)
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#39. Tallahatchie County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 1.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.2%), carpooled (12.1%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (1.7%), worked from home (6.3%)
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#38. Panola County

- Average Commute Time: 26.6 minutes
--- 1.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 36.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (89.5%), carpooled (6.9%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#37. Yalobusha County

- Average Commute Time: 27.2 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (91.8%), carpooled (5.0%), walked to work (0.4%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.2%)
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#36. Newton County

- Average Commute Time: 27.4 minutes
--- 2.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.7%), carpooled (10.6%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (1.8%)

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#35. Scott County

- Average Commute Time: 27.5 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.0%), carpooled (14.2%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (1.2%), worked from home (2.7%)
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#34. Yazoo County

- Average Commute Time: 27.6 minutes
--- 2.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.4%), carpooled (19.2%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.0%)
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#33. Quitman County

- Average Commute Time: 27.7 minutes
--- 2.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.7%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.2%)
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#32. Montgomery County

- Average Commute Time: 28.1 minutes
--- 2.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 53.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.1%), carpooled (8.6%), walked to work (3.1%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#31. Calhoun County

- Average Commute Time: 28.2 minutes
--- 3.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 29.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.0%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.3%)

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#30. Marshall County

- Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes
--- 3.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 25.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.8%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.0%)
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#29. Lincoln County

- Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes
--- 3.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 16.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (90.6%), carpooled (4.2%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.0%)
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#28. Holmes County

- Average Commute Time: 28.9 minutes
--- 3.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.4%
- 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 (83.6%), carpooled (11.3%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (1.0%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#27. Carroll County

- Average Commute Time: 29.7 minutes
--- 4.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 68.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.9%), carpooled (4.5%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (7.6%)
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#26. Choctaw County

- Average Commute Time: 29.7 minutes
--- 4.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.0%), carpooled (9.2%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.8%)

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#25. Attala County

- Average Commute Time: 30.5 minutes
--- 5.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 17.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.5%), carpooled (10.7%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (1.5%), worked from home (1.4%)
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#24. Clarke County

- Average Commute Time: 30.6 minutes
--- 5.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.7%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.2%)
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#23. Perry County

- Average Commute Time: 30.8 minutes
--- 5.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 32.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.0%), carpooled (9.8%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.5%)
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#22. Wilkinson County

- Average Commute Time: 31.1 minutes
--- 5.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 19.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.9%), carpooled (5.2%), walked to work (0.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (7.1%)
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#21. Webster County

- Average Commute Time: 31.3 minutes
--- 6.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (91.6%), carpooled (3.2%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.7%)

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#20. Leake County

- Average Commute Time: 31.6 minutes
--- 6.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 18.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.3%), carpooled (13.2%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#19. Hancock County

- Average Commute Time: 31.7 minutes
--- 6.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.4%), carpooled (9.5%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.6%)
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#18. Copiah County

- Average Commute Time: 31.7 minutes
--- 6.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.2%), carpooled (9.3%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.8%)
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#17. Walthall County

- Average Commute Time: 31.9 minutes
--- 6.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.1%), carpooled (15.1%), walked to work (0.1%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#16. Wayne County

- Average Commute Time: 32.2 minutes
--- 7.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 27.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.6%), carpooled (6.6%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#15. Simpson County

- Average Commute Time: 32.8 minutes
--- 7.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.6%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.3%)
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#14. Greene County

- Average Commute Time: 32.9 minutes
--- 7.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 28.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (69.6%), carpooled (17.0%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.2%)
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#13. George County

- Average Commute Time: 32.9 minutes
--- 7.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 25.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 27.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.7%), carpooled (13.7%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (4.6%)
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#12. Jefferson Davis County

- Average Commute Time: 33.7 minutes
--- 8.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 19.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 66.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (90.6%), carpooled (3.6%), walked to work (0.4%), public transportation (1.0%), worked from home (2.6%)
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#11. Tate County

- Average Commute Time: 33.8 minutes
--- 8.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (90.0%), carpooled (5.9%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#10. Franklin County

- Average Commute Time: 34 minutes
--- 8.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 27.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (90.4%), carpooled (4.8%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.6%)
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#9. Pearl River County

- Average Commute Time: 34 minutes
--- 8.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 20.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 15.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.8%), carpooled (14.1%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#8. Kemper County

- Average Commute Time: 34.1 minutes
--- 8.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 20.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 62.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.5%), carpooled (5.7%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.8%)
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#7. Jasper County

- Average Commute Time: 34.3 minutes
--- 9.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 62.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (92.9%), carpooled (4.7%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (0.8%)
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#6. Benton County

- Average Commute Time: 35.4 minutes
--- 10.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 20.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 50.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.2%), carpooled (6.3%), walked to work (0.2%), public transportation (1.2%), worked from home (1.8%)

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#5. Smith County

- Average Commute Time: 35.7 minutes
--- 10.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 18.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.5%), carpooled (5.8%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.0%)
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#4. Stone County

- Average Commute Time: 35.8 minutes
--- 10.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 16.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.2%), carpooled (10.5%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (0.4%)
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#3. Marion County

- Average Commute Time: 36.7 minutes
--- 11.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 17.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 24.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.2%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.3%)
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#2. Lawrence County

- Average Commute Time: 38.9 minutes
--- 13.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 23.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.8%), carpooled (6.4%), walked to work (0.3%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (3.0%)
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#1. Amite County

- Average Commute Time: 42.1 minutes
--- 16.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 23.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.1%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (1.9%), worked from home (1.8%)

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