See what the average commute is in Deer Lodge County, MT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Deer Lodge County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Granite County, MT having the longest commute at 25.2 minutes.

Deer Lodge County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 17.1 minutes
--- 6.9% lower than state average
--- #26 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 3.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 87.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 4.0%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 23.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Silver Bow County, MT: 15.0 minutes
#2. Deer Lodge County, MT: 17.1 minutes
#3. Powell County, MT: 17.2 minutes
#4. Jefferson County, MT: 22.1 minutes
#5. Ravalli County, MT: 23.9 minutes
#6. Granite County, MT: 25.2 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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