See what the average commute is in Humboldt County, NV

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Humboldt 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 Humboldt County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Humboldt County has a longer commute than five out of six neighboring counties, with Harney County, OR having the shortest commute at 15.7 minutes.

Humboldt County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 26.9 minutes
--- 9.3% higher than state average
--- #4 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 14.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 76.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 15.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 10.6%
- Workers who work from home: 7.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 33.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Harney County, OR: 15.7 minutes
#2. Malheur County, OR: 18.5 minutes
#3. Washoe County, NV: 22.3 minutes
#4. Lander County, NV: 22.4 minutes
#5. Pershing County, NV: 24.3 minutes
#6. Humboldt County, NV: 26.9 minutes
#7. Elko County, NV: 29.2 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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