See what the average commute is in Eureka County, NV

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Eureka County, NV

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 Eureka County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Eureka County has a longer commute than two out of three neighboring counties, with White Pine County, NV having the shortest commute at 16.6 minutes.

Eureka County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.6 minutes
--- 4.1% lower than state average
--- #9 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 17.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 71.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 21.0%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 8.9%
- Workers who work from home: 6.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 35.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.0%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. White Pine County, NV: 16.6 minutes
#2. Lander County, NV: 22.4 minutes
#3. Eureka County, NV: 23.6 minutes
#4. Nye County, NV: 26.5 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Nevada
#1. Esmeralda County: 13.1 minutes
#2. Mineral County: 14.1 minutes
#3. White Pine County: 16.6 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Nevada
#1. Elko County: 29.2 minutes
#2. Lyon County: 28.6 minutes
#3. Storey County: 27.9 minutes

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