Counties with the worst commutes in Oklahoma

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma 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. Pittsburg County

- Average Commute Time: 21.1 minutes
--- 0.9 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.6%), carpooled (8.7%), walked to work (2.6%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (5.1%)

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#49. Major County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.8%), carpooled (7.7%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#48. Muskogee County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 17.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.0%), carpooled (7.7%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#47. Ellis County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.0%), carpooled (14.5%), walked to work (3.6%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.7%)

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#46. Roger Mills County

- Average Commute Time: 21.3 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.9%), carpooled (10.3%), walked to work (3.4%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (8.9%)

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#45. Oklahoma County

- Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 2.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.3%), carpooled (9.9%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (5.2%)

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#44. McCurtain County

- Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 3.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (88.8%), carpooled (7.6%), walked to work (1.2%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (1.0%)

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#43. Choctaw County

- Average Commute Time: 21.6 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 21.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (13.5%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.9%), worked from home (3.5%)

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#42. Alfalfa County

- Average Commute Time: 21.8 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. 12.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.2%), carpooled (10.5%), walked to work (7.3%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.5%)

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#41. Craig County

- Average Commute Time: 21.8 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 27.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.0%), carpooled (9.8%), walked to work (2.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.8%)

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#40. Love County

- Average Commute Time: 22.2 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.0%), carpooled (11.1%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (6.0%)

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#39. Stephens County

- Average Commute Time: 22.4 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 17.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.9%), carpooled (9.7%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.7%)

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#38. Seminole County

- Average Commute Time: 23 minutes
--- 1.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.0%), carpooled (11.3%), walked to work (3.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#37. Cleveland County

- Average Commute Time: 23.3 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.7%), carpooled (9.6%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (5.5%)

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#36. Marshall County

- Average Commute Time: 23.3 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.8%), carpooled (11.1%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.7%)

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#35. Kiowa County

- Average Commute Time: 23.8 minutes
--- 1.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 10.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (74.4%), carpooled (14.2%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (7.4%)

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#34. Mayes County

- Average Commute Time: 23.9 minutes
--- 1.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.2%), carpooled (10.2%), walked to work (2.2%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.4%)

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#33. Hughes County

- Average Commute Time: 24 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 10.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.5%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (8.7%)

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#32. Garvin County

- Average Commute Time: 24 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.5%), carpooled (7.3%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.3%)

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#31. Blaine County

- Average Commute Time: 24 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.2%), carpooled (7.6%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#30. Coal County

- Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes
--- 2.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.4%), carpooled (16.4%), walked to work (3.7%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#29. Pottawatomie County

- Average Commute Time: 24.5 minutes
--- 2.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.4%), carpooled (7.7%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#28. Canadian County

- Average Commute Time: 24.6 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.6%), carpooled (7.1%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.5%)

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#27. Sequoyah County

- Average Commute Time: 24.6 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.0%), carpooled (9.8%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.3%)

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#26. Le Flore County

- Average Commute Time: 24.6 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.7%), carpooled (9.1%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.8%)

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#25. Cherokee County

- Average Commute Time: 24.6 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.9%), carpooled (13.1%), walked to work (3.7%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.8%)

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#24. Caddo County

- Average Commute Time: 24.7 minutes
--- 2.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.6%), carpooled (11.7%), walked to work (1.9%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#23. Washita County

- Average Commute Time: 24.8 minutes
--- 2.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.2%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.2%)

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#22. Osage County

- Average Commute Time: 24.9 minutes
--- 2.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 62.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.5%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (0.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (5.8%)

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#21. Creek County

- Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes
--- 3.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 59.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.7%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (0.4%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (5.6%)

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#20. Johnston County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 3.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 22.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.5%), carpooled (13.4%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (4.4%)

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#19. Latimer County

- Average Commute Time: 25.7 minutes
--- 3.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.8%), carpooled (6.6%), walked to work (1.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.7%)

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#18. Rogers County

- Average Commute Time: 25.8 minutes
--- 3.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.4%), carpooled (9.0%), walked to work (0.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (5.6%)

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#17. Okfuskee County

- Average Commute Time: 25.8 minutes
--- 3.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.5%), carpooled (12.6%), walked to work (3.7%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.4%)

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#16. Wagoner County

- Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes
--- 4.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 73.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.4%), carpooled (8.6%), walked to work (0.5%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.0%)

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#15. Haskell County

- Average Commute Time: 26.2 minutes
--- 4.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.7%), carpooled (13.4%), walked to work (3.2%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (2.6%)

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#14. Okmulgee County

- Average Commute Time: 26.3 minutes
--- 4.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.8%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (5.1%)

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#13. Cotton County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 4.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.4%), carpooled (15.2%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (3.1%)

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#12. Grady County

- Average Commute Time: 26.5 minutes
--- 4.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.3%), carpooled (7.7%), walked to work (0.6%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.3%)

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#11. Atoka County

- Average Commute Time: 26.5 minutes
--- 4.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.6%), carpooled (9.8%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (7.3%)

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#10. Adair County

- Average Commute Time: 27.2 minutes
--- 5.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 20.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.9%), carpooled (9.2%), walked to work (3.9%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#9. McClain County

- Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes
--- 5.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 65.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.1%), carpooled (7.0%), walked to work (0.9%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (7.2%)

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#8. Nowata County

- Average Commute Time: 27.9 minutes
--- 5.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.7%), carpooled (12.7%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.6%)

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#7. Pushmataha County

- Average Commute Time: 28 minutes
--- 6.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.8%), carpooled (14.7%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (4.0%)

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#6. Logan County

- Average Commute Time: 28.3 minutes
--- 6.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 60.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.8%), carpooled (9.2%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (8.4%)

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#5. Delaware County

- Average Commute Time: 28.3 minutes
--- 6.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.1%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 18.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 19.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.6%), carpooled (13.9%), walked to work (1.7%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (7.0%)

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#4. McIntosh County

- Average Commute Time: 28.4 minutes
--- 6.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.6%), carpooled (9.7%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (9.9%)

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#3. Jefferson County

- Average Commute Time: 28.7 minutes
--- 6.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.7%), carpooled (10.8%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (4.9%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#2. Pawnee County

- Average Commute Time: 30 minutes
--- 8.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.4%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (1.0%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (6.3%)

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#1. Lincoln County

- Average Commute Time: 30.8 minutes
--- 8.8 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 13.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 54.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.0%), carpooled (8.9%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (6.5%)

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