See what the average commute is in Foster County, ND

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Foster County, ND

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 Foster County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Foster County has a shorter commute than all of its three neighboring counties, with Wells County, ND having the longest commute at 17.5 minutes.

Foster County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 11.7 minutes
--- 33.5% lower than state average
--- #2 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 86.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 5.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 8.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 8.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 13.4%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Foster County, ND: 11.7 minutes
#2. Stutsman County, ND: 15.0 minutes
#3. Griggs County, ND: 16.4 minutes
#4. Wells County, ND: 17.5 minutes

Counties with the best commute in North Dakota
#1. McIntosh County: 11.0 minutes
#2. Foster County: 11.7 minutes
#3. Pierce County: 13.4 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in North Dakota
#1. Renville County: 35.5 minutes
#2. Kidder County: 26.7 minutes
#3. McHenry County: 25.9 minutes

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