See what the average commute is in Perry County, OH

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Perry County, OH

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 Perry County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Perry County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Muskingum County, OH having the shortest commute at 24.0 minutes.

Perry County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 32.2 minutes
--- 35.6% higher than state average
--- #7 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 16.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 2.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 23.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 64.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Muskingum County, OH: 24.0 minutes
#2. Licking County, OH: 26.7 minutes
#3. Fairfield County, OH: 28.5 minutes
#4. Hocking County, OH: 30.3 minutes
#5. Perry County, OH: 32.2 minutes
#6. Morgan County, OH: 35.7 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Ohio
#1. Hancock County: 17.3 minutes
#2. Williams County: 18.0 minutes
#3. Shelby County: 18.4 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Ohio
#1. Adams County: 36.4 minutes
#2. Morgan County: 35.7 minutes
#3. Monroe County: 35.0 minutes

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