See what the average commute is in Payne County, OK

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Payne 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 Payne County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Payne County has a shorter commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Lincoln County, OK having the longest commute at 30.8 minutes.

Payne County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 18.4 minutes
--- 16.5% lower than state average
--- #12 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 87.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.8%
- Workers who work from home: 4.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 9.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Payne County, OK: 18.4 minutes
#1. Noble County, OK: 18.4 minutes
#3. Logan County, OK: 28.3 minutes
#4. Pawnee County, OK: 30.0 minutes
#5. Lincoln County, OK: 30.8 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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