See what the average commute is in Ottawa County, OK

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Ottawa County, OK

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 Ottawa County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Ottawa County has a shorter commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Delaware County, OK having the longest commute at 28.3 minutes.

Ottawa County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 20.6 minutes
--- 6.5% lower than state average
--- #25 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 2.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 13.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 12.2%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Ottawa County, OK: 20.6 minutes
#2. Newton County, MO: 21.0 minutes
#3. Craig County, OK: 21.8 minutes
#4. McDonald County, MO: 26.2 minutes
#5. Delaware County, OK: 28.3 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Oklahoma
#1. Cimarron County: 10.0 minutes
#2. Texas County: 13.4 minutes
#3. Woods County: 14.0 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Oklahoma
#1. Lincoln County: 30.8 minutes
#2. Pawnee County: 30.0 minutes
#3. Jefferson County: 28.7 minutes

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