Counties with the worst commutes in New Hampshire

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire 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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#10. Coos County

- Average Commute Time: 22.1 minutes
--- 5.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 16.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.2%), carpooled (9.9%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (7.2%)
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#9. Cheshire County

- Average Commute Time: 23.1 minutes
--- 4.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 9.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.0%), carpooled (8.3%), walked to work (3.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (9.6%)
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#8. Grafton County

- Average Commute Time: 23.2 minutes
--- 4.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 9.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (72.6%), carpooled (9.7%), walked to work (6.5%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (7.5%)
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#7. Sullivan County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.0%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (6.0%)
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#6. Strafford County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.9%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (4.0%), public transportation (2.0%), worked from home (6.8%)

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#5. Belknap County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (10.5%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (5.9%)
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#4. Carroll County

- Average Commute Time: 26.6 minutes
--- 0.8 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 18.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.3%), carpooled (9.3%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (9.9%)
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#3. Merrimack County

- Average Commute Time: 27.1 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.6%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (8.0%)
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#2. Hillsborough County

- Average Commute Time: 28 minutes
--- 0.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 16.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.3%), carpooled (7.4%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (8.3%)
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#1. Rockingham County

- Average Commute Time: 30.5 minutes
--- 3.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 17.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.0%), carpooled (6.1%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (9.5%)

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