See what the average commute is in Belknap County, NH

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Belknap County, NH

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 Belknap County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Belknap County has a longer commute than two out of four neighboring counties, with Grafton County, NH having the shortest commute at 23.2 minutes.

Belknap County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 26.4 minutes
--- 3.7% lower than state average
--- #5 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 9.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 90.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 5.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.0%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Grafton County, NH: 23.2 minutes
#2. Strafford County, NH: 26.1 minutes
#3. Belknap County, NH: 26.4 minutes
#4. Carroll County, NH: 26.6 minutes
#5. Merrimack County, NH: 27.1 minutes

Counties with the best commute in New Hampshire
#1. Coos County: 22.1 minutes
#2. Cheshire County: 23.1 minutes
#3. Grafton County: 23.2 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in New Hampshire
#1. Rockingham County: 30.5 minutes
#2. Hillsborough County: 28.0 minutes
#3. Merrimack County: 27.1 minutes

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