See what the average commute is in Gates County, NC

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Gates County, NC

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 Gates County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Gates County has a longer commute than all of its six neighboring counties, with Hertford County, NC having the shortest commute at 28.9 minutes.

Gates County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 36.9 minutes
--- 47.9% higher than state average
--- #1 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 24.5%
- Workers who drive to work: 97.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 2.0%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 22.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.9%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Hertford County, NC: 28.9 minutes
#2. Pasquotank County, NC: 29.2 minutes
#3. Suffolk city, VA: 29.4 minutes
#4. Southampton County, VA: 30.7 minutes
#5. Chowan County, NC: 31.2 minutes
#6. Perquimans County, NC: 34.4 minutes
#7. Gates County, NC: 36.9 minutes

Counties with the best commute in North Carolina
#1. Swain County: 19.0 minutes
#2. Hyde County: 19.6 minutes
#2. Jackson County: 19.6 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in North Carolina
#1. Gates County: 36.9 minutes
#2. Currituck County: 35.1 minutes
#3. Perquimans County: 34.4 minutes

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