See what the average commute is in Lewis County, MO

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Lewis 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 Lewis County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Lewis County has a longer commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Marion County, MO having the shortest commute at 18.6 minutes.

Lewis County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 25.1 minutes
--- 5.0% higher than state average
--- #50 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 87.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.7%
- Workers who work from home: 7.5%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 21.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 15.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Marion County, MO: 18.6 minutes
#2. Knox County, MO: 20.4 minutes
#3. Shelby County, MO: 21.2 minutes
#4. Lewis County, MO: 25.1 minutes
#5. Hancock County, IL: 25.6 minutes
#6. Clark County, MO: 26.7 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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