See what the average commute is in Cape Girardeau County, MO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Cape Girardeau County, MO

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 Cape Girardeau County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Cape Girardeau County has a shorter commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Bollinger County, MO having the longest commute at 33.9 minutes.

Cape Girardeau County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 20.3 minutes
--- 15.1% lower than state average
--- #23 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 92.2%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 4.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 13.4%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Cape Girardeau County, MO: 20.3 minutes
#2. Perry County, MO: 20.5 minutes
#3. Scott County, MO: 20.8 minutes
#4. Stoddard County, MO: 22.7 minutes
#5. Union County, IL: 25.7 minutes
#6. Bollinger County, MO: 33.9 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Missouri
#1. Nodaway County: 15.6 minutes
#2. Grundy County: 16.4 minutes
#3. Adair County: 16.6 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Missouri
#1. Bollinger County: 33.9 minutes
#2. Caldwell County: 33.7 minutes
#3. Worth County: 33.6 minutes

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