Counties with the most super commuters in Nevada

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in Nevada

There are more than 281 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public transportation, especially in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Seattle—but nationwide, public transit accounts for only about 5% of daily commutes.

The overwhelming majority of people still drive to and from work every day, and the vast majority of those car commuters drive alone—fewer than 10% of Americans carpool. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. That’s just shy of an hour a day that average Americans squander behind the wheel, not at home with their families, and instead, burning gas and putting miles on their cars.

For some Americans, however, the commute to work is far from average. A phenomenon known as super commuting has emerged and grown in recent years. Super commuters spend 90 minutes or more—each way—chasing their paychecks every day. The biggest percentage of super commuters work in the extraction industry, with workers pursuing lucrative jobs in remote mines, oil fields, and other energy operations. Many more, however, have been priced out of expensive housing in urban metro areas where high-paying jobs are located, far away from their less-expensive county of residence.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most super commuters in Nevada using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by highest percent of workers with a commute over 90 minutes, based on 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see where in your state people are spending the most time going to and from work every day.

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#17. Lander County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 0.52%
--- #3,057 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 75.5% less common than state average
--- 82.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.7 minutes
--- #1,785 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.7% shorter than state average
--- 17.8% shorter than national average
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#16. Carson City

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.22%
--- #2,684 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 42.5% less common than state average
--- 58.1% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.2 minutes
--- #2,280 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.9% shorter than state average
--- 26.8% shorter than national average
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#15. White Pine County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.32%
--- #2,598 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 37.4% less common than state average
--- 54.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 16.6 minutes
--- #2,832 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 32.5% shorter than state average
--- 39.9% shorter than national average
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#14. Washoe County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.72%
--- #2,126 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 18.6% less common than state average
--- 40.7% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.1 minutes
--- #1,921 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.2% shorter than state average
--- 19.9% shorter than national average
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#13. Clark County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.90%
--- #1,927 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 10.0% less common than state average
--- 34.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.2 minutes
--- #1,205 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.4% longer than state average
--- 8.7% shorter than national average
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#12. Douglas County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.07%
--- #1,743 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 1.9% less common than state average
--- 28.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.2 minutes
--- #1,451 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.6% shorter than state average
--- 12.3% shorter than national average
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#11. Churchill County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.54%
--- #1,332 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 20.3% more common than state average
--- 12.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.8 minutes
--- #2,170 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.4% shorter than state average
--- 24.6% shorter than national average
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#10. Lyon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.64%
--- #1,252 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 24.9% more common than state average
--- 9.1% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.7 minutes
--- #606 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.7% longer than state average
--- 4.0% longer than national average
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#9. Mineral County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.20%
--- #911 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 51.5% more common than state average
--- 10.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 14.6 minutes
--- #2,982 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 40.7% shorter than state average
--- 47.1% shorter than national average
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#8. Storey County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.40%
--- #811 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 60.8% more common than state average
--- 17.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.9 minutes
--- #577 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.5% longer than state average
--- 4.7% longer than national average
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#7. Esmeralda County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.58%
--- #734 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 69.5% more common than state average
--- 23.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 14.3 minutes
--- #3,005 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 41.9% shorter than state average
--- 48.2% shorter than national average
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#6. Pershing County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.59%
--- #731 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 69.8% more common than state average
--- 23.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.6 minutes
--- #2,383 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.3% shorter than state average
--- 29.0% shorter than national average
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#5. Nye County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.72%
--- #248 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 170.8% more common than state average
--- 97.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.9 minutes
--- #1,062 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.3% longer than state average
--- 6.2% shorter than national average
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#4. Eureka County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.84%
--- #235 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 176.4% more common than state average
--- 101.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.2 minutes
--- #829 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.6% longer than state average
--- 1.4% shorter than national average
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#3. Humboldt County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.12%
--- #197 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 189.8% more common than state average
--- 110.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.6 minutes
--- #615 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.3% longer than state average
--- 3.6% longer than national average
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#2. Lincoln County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.65%
--- #98 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 261.9% more common than state average
--- 163.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.4 minutes
--- #1,850 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.9% shorter than state average
--- 18.8% shorter than national average
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#1. Elko County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 10.35%
--- #35 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 389.5% more common than state average
--- 256.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.2 minutes
--- #427 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 22.8% longer than state average
--- 9.4% longer than national average

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