See what the average commute is in Portage County, OH

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Portage 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 Portage County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Portage County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Stark County, OH having the shortest commute at 21.8 minutes.

Portage County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 25.2 minutes
--- 6.1% higher than state average
--- #36 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.5%
- Workers who drive to work: 88.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 7.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 49.0%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Stark County, OH: 21.8 minutes
#2. Mahoning County, OH: 21.9 minutes
#3. Summit County, OH: 23.2 minutes
#4. Trumbull County, OH: 23.5 minutes
#5. Portage County, OH: 25.2 minutes
#6. Geauga County, OH: 27.9 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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