Counties with the worst commutes in Nevada

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Nevada

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Nevada using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#17. Esmeralda County

- Average Commute Time: 13.1 minutes
--- 11.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 15.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (72.8%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (8.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.8%)
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#16. Mineral County

- Average Commute Time: 14.1 minutes
--- 10.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 2.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 14.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.8%), carpooled (9.5%), walked to work (10.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.3%)
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#15. White Pine County

- Average Commute Time: 16.6 minutes
--- 8.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 29.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 2.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.0%), carpooled (7.2%), walked to work (7.4%), public transportation (2.0%), worked from home (4.4%)
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#14. Carson City

- Average Commute Time: 20 minutes
--- 4.6 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.4%), carpooled (11.5%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (5.4%)
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#13. Churchill County

- Average Commute Time: 20.2 minutes
--- 4.4 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.3%), carpooled (8.1%), walked to work (3.3%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (4.3%)

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#12. Lincoln County

- Average Commute Time: 21.4 minutes
--- 3.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (72.3%), carpooled (12.0%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (11.0%)
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#11. Washoe County

- Average Commute Time: 22.3 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 4.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.1%), carpooled (11.8%), walked to work (2.2%), public transportation (2.1%), worked from home (6.7%)
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#10. Lander County

- Average Commute Time: 22.4 minutes
--- 2.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 17.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 55.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (62.4%), carpooled (22.3%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (10.5%), worked from home (3.2%)
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#9. Eureka County

- Average Commute Time: 23.6 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 17.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 35.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (50.4%), carpooled (21.0%), walked to work (12.8%), public transportation (8.9%), worked from home (6.9%)
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#8. Pershing County

- Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 38.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (72.9%), carpooled (14.2%), walked to work (2.2%), public transportation (3.6%), worked from home (6.3%)

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#7. Douglas County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.4%), carpooled (11.6%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (9.2%)
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#6. Clark County

- Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 0.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.5%), carpooled (10.1%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (3.0%), worked from home (5.6%)
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#5. Nye County

- Average Commute Time: 26.5 minutes
--- 1.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 19.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 29.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 15.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.8%), carpooled (10.6%), walked to work (4.3%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (5.7%)
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#4. Humboldt County

- Average Commute Time: 26.9 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 14.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 33.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (60.8%), carpooled (15.5%), walked to work (4.3%), public transportation (10.6%), worked from home (7.8%)
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#3. Storey County

- Average Commute Time: 27.9 minutes
--- 3.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 80.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.3%), carpooled (7.9%), walked to work (6.4%), public transportation (1.8%), worked from home (6.8%)

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#2. Lyon County

- Average Commute Time: 28.6 minutes
--- 4.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 52.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.8%), carpooled (11.9%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#1. Elko County

- Average Commute Time: 29.2 minutes
--- 4.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 20.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 34.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (65.1%), carpooled (14.4%), walked to work (3.3%), public transportation (11.9%), worked from home (3.8%)

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