See what the average commute is in Gallatin County, MT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Gallatin County has a shorter commute than four out of seven neighboring counties, with Broadwater County, MT having the longest commute at 27.0 minutes.

Gallatin County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 18.3 minutes
--- 0.4% lower than state average
--- #23 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 80.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 10.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 8.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 3.4%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Meagher County, MT: 15.0 minutes
#2. Park County, WY: 15.8 minutes
#3. Teton County, WY: 16.6 minutes
#4. Gallatin County, MT: 18.3 minutes
#5. Jefferson County, MT: 22.1 minutes
#6. Madison County, MT: 22.2 minutes
#7. Park County, MT: 24.2 minutes
#8. 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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