See what the average commute is in Richmond County, NY

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Richmond County, NY

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 Richmond County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Richmond County has a longer commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Union County, NJ having the shortest commute at 31.3 minutes.

Richmond County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 44.6 minutes
--- 33.1% higher than state average
--- #2 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 35.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 63.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 28.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.4%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Union County, NJ: 31.3 minutes
#2. Middlesex County, NJ: 34.3 minutes
#3. Monmouth County, NJ: 34.8 minutes
#4. Kings County, NY: 43.0 minutes
#5. Queens County, NY: 44.2 minutes
#6. Richmond County, NY: 44.6 minutes

Counties with the best commute in New York
#1. Chautauqua County: 18.5 minutes
#2. Jefferson County: 18.8 minutes
#3. Broome County: 19.2 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in New York
#1. Bronx County: 45.3 minutes
#2. Richmond County: 44.6 minutes
#3. Queens County: 44.2 minutes

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