See what the average commute is in Klamath County, OR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Klamath County, OR

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 Klamath County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Klamath County has a shorter commute than five out of six neighboring counties, with Lane County, OR having the longest commute at 20.3 minutes.

Klamath County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 16.2 minutes
--- 32.4% lower than state average
--- #5 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 2.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 5.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 17.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 2.9%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Lake County, OR: 13.1 minutes
#2. Klamath County, OR: 16.2 minutes
#3. Siskiyou County, CA: 18.4 minutes
#4. Jackson County, OR: 19.0 minutes
#5. Deschutes County, OR: 19.6 minutes
#6. Douglas County, OR: 19.9 minutes
#7. Lane County, OR: 20.3 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Oregon
#1. Lake County: 13.1 minutes
#2. Gilliam County: 14.7 minutes
#3. Baker County: 14.9 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Oregon
#1. Columbia County: 34.7 minutes
#2. Clackamas County: 28.8 minutes
#3. Jefferson County: 27.1 minutes

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