See what the average commute is in Broadwater County, MT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Broadwater County, MT

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 Broadwater County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Broadwater County has a longer commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Meagher County, MT having the shortest commute at 15.0 minutes.

Broadwater County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 27.0 minutes
--- 47.0% higher than state average
--- #5 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 5.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 23.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Meagher County, MT: 15.0 minutes
#2. Lewis and Clark County, MT: 16.8 minutes
#3. Gallatin County, MT: 18.3 minutes
#4. Jefferson County, MT: 22.1 minutes
#5. Broadwater County, MT: 27.0 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Montana
#1. Wheatland County: 9.9 minutes
#2. Liberty County: 10.7 minutes
#3. Daniels County: 11.6 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Montana
#1. Musselshell County: 29.1 minutes
#2. Mineral County: 27.4 minutes
#3. Stillwater County: 27.1 minutes

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