See what the average commute is in Walsh County, ND

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Walsh 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 Walsh County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Walsh County has a longer commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Grand Forks County, ND having the shortest commute at 14.8 minutes.

Walsh County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 16.7 minutes
--- 5.1% lower than state average
--- #20 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 3.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 93.2%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 3.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 13.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Grand Forks County, ND: 14.8 minutes
#2. Cavalier County, ND: 14.9 minutes
#3. Ramsey County, ND: 16.3 minutes
#4. Walsh County, ND: 16.7 minutes
#5. Pembina County, ND: 17.2 minutes
#6. Nelson County, ND: 20.1 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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