See what the average commute is in Leake County, MS

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Leake County, MS

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 Leake County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Leake County has a longer commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Madison County, MS having the shortest commute at 23.1 minutes.

Leake County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 31.6 minutes
--- 25.5% higher than state average
--- #20 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 18.2%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 13.2%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 2.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 20.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Madison County, MS: 23.1 minutes
#2. Winston County, MS: 24.4 minutes
#3. Neshoba County, MS: 26.3 minutes
#4. Newton County, MS: 27.4 minutes
#5. Scott County, MS: 27.5 minutes
#6. Leake County, MS: 31.6 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Mississippi
#1. Leflore County: 17.4 minutes
#2. Grenada County: 17.8 minutes
#2. Washington County: 17.8 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Mississippi
#1. Amite County: 42.1 minutes
#2. Lawrence County: 38.9 minutes
#3. Marion County: 36.7 minutes

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