Counties with the worst commutes in Ohio

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Ohio

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Ohio using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#50. Trumbull County

- Average Commute Time: 23.5 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.8%), carpooled (6.7%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (4.3%)
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#49. Tuscarawas County

- Average Commute Time: 23.6 minutes
--- 0.1 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.5%), carpooled (7.8%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.4%)
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#48. Paulding County

- Average Commute Time: 23.7 minutes
--- 0.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.3%), carpooled (6.3%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (1.6%)
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#47. Guernsey County

- Average Commute Time: 23.7 minutes
--- 0.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 25.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.3%), carpooled (8.4%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#46. Lake County

- Average Commute Time: 23.8 minutes
--- 0.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (6.9%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (5.8%)

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#45. Jefferson County

- Average Commute Time: 24 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.2%), carpooled (6.0%), walked to work (4.4%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (6.3%)
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#44. Muskingum County

- Average Commute Time: 24 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 24.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.1%), carpooled (8.3%), walked to work (2.9%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.9%)
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#43. Cuyahoga County

- Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes
--- 0.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 10.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.3%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (2.6%), public transportation (4.3%), worked from home (6.9%)
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#42. Ottawa County

- Average Commute Time: 24.4 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.0%), carpooled (4.9%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (4.0%)
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#41. Ashland County

- Average Commute Time: 24.7 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.3%), carpooled (6.9%), walked to work (4.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.7%)

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#40. Lorain County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 1.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.0%), carpooled (8.3%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (4.6%)
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#39. Coshocton County

- Average Commute Time: 25 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 36.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.5%), carpooled (12.5%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.3%)
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#38. Madison County

- Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes
--- 1.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.5%), carpooled (7.2%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (6.5%)
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#37. Belmont County

- Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes
--- 1.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.9%), carpooled (6.4%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (2.8%)
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#36. Portage County

- Average Commute Time: 25.2 minutes
--- 1.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.8%), carpooled (6.8%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (7.8%)

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#35. Butler County

- Average Commute Time: 25.5 minutes
--- 1.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.4%), carpooled (7.1%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (6.5%)
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#34. Champaign County

- Average Commute Time: 25.5 minutes
--- 1.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.9%), carpooled (11.5%), walked to work (2.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.8%)
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#33. Warren County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 1.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 9.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 53.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.4%), carpooled (6.6%), walked to work (0.6%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (9.4%)
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#32. Union County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 1.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 46.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.4%), carpooled (5.4%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (1.0%), worked from home (11.2%)
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#31. Columbiana County

- Average Commute Time: 25.7 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.2%), carpooled (8.4%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#30. Ashtabula County

- Average Commute Time: 26 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.2%)
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#29. Delaware County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 2.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 7.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.7%), carpooled (4.7%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (12.7%)
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#28. Fayette County

- Average Commute Time: 26.3 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.9%), carpooled (7.3%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (3.6%)
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#27. Clinton County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 2.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.7%), carpooled (7.8%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (4.1%)
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#26. Licking County

- Average Commute Time: 26.7 minutes
--- 3.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.9%), carpooled (7.4%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (6.9%)

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#25. Scioto County

- Average Commute Time: 26.7 minutes
--- 3.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 19.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.2%), carpooled (5.8%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.4%)
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#24. Preble County

- Average Commute Time: 26.8 minutes
--- 3.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.9%), carpooled (7.3%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.7%)
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#23. Ross County

- Average Commute Time: 27.1 minutes
--- 3.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.5%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (2.9%)
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#22. Medina County

- Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes
--- 3.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 50.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.6%), carpooled (5.3%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (7.2%)
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#21. Knox County

- Average Commute Time: 27.5 minutes
--- 3.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.0%), carpooled (7.9%), walked to work (3.3%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (6.4%)

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#20. Carroll County

- Average Commute Time: 27.6 minutes
--- 3.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.5%), carpooled (8.5%), walked to work (3.6%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.6%)
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#19. Geauga County

- Average Commute Time: 27.9 minutes
--- 4.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 51.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.5%), carpooled (9.3%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (9.3%)
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#18. Clermont County

- Average Commute Time: 28.3 minutes
--- 4.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 50.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.5%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (6.6%)
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#17. Fairfield County

- Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes
--- 4.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.5%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (6.4%)
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#16. Gallia County

- Average Commute Time: 28.5 minutes
--- 4.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 13.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.9%), carpooled (3.5%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.8%)

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#15. Jackson County

- Average Commute Time: 28.6 minutes
--- 4.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.8%), carpooled (8.6%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.9%)
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#14. Pickaway County

- Average Commute Time: 28.8 minutes
--- 5.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 60.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.8%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (5.4%)
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#13. Highland County

- Average Commute Time: 28.8 minutes
--- 5.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.5%), carpooled (9.4%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.8%)
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#12. Noble County

- Average Commute Time: 29.2 minutes
--- 5.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.7%), worked from home (3.5%)
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#11. Morrow County

- Average Commute Time: 29.4 minutes
--- 5.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.0%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (2.4%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (6.4%)

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#10. Pike County

- Average Commute Time: 29.5 minutes
--- 5.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 12.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.6%), carpooled (9.7%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.9%)
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#9. Hocking County

- Average Commute Time: 30.3 minutes
--- 6.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 16.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 46.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.8%), carpooled (9.1%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.8%), worked from home (4.7%)
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#8. Harrison County

- Average Commute Time: 30.7 minutes
--- 7.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.6%), carpooled (7.6%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.9%)
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#7. Perry County

- Average Commute Time: 32.2 minutes
--- 8.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 16.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 23.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 64.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.2%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.3%)
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#6. Meigs County

- Average Commute Time: 32.4 minutes
--- 8.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.4%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#5. Vinton County

- Average Commute Time: 33.5 minutes
--- 9.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 16.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 26.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.5%), carpooled (7.1%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (6.6%)
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#4. Brown County

- Average Commute Time: 34.1 minutes
--- 10.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 19.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.3%), carpooled (11.7%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (4.8%)
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#3. Monroe County

- Average Commute Time: 35 minutes
--- 11.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 19.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 20.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.9%), carpooled (6.9%), walked to work (3.2%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (2.9%)
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#2. Morgan County

- Average Commute Time: 35.7 minutes
--- 12.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 23.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.7%), carpooled (10.0%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.5%)
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#1. Adams County

- Average Commute Time: 36.4 minutes
--- 12.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 20.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.6%), carpooled (10.9%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (1.0%), worked from home (4.6%)

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