See what the average commute is in Mountrail County, ND

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Mountrail 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 Mountrail County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Mountrail County has a longer commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Williams County, ND having the shortest commute at 16.1 minutes.

Mountrail County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 21.1 minutes
--- 19.9% higher than state average
--- #13 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 8.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 85.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 10.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 6.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 8.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Williams County, ND: 16.1 minutes
#2. Ward County, ND: 18.9 minutes
#3. McKenzie County, ND: 19.1 minutes
#4. Mountrail County, ND: 21.1 minutes
#5. McLean County, ND: 22.1 minutes
#6. Dunn County, ND: 22.7 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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