See what the average commute is in Lake County, OR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Lake 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 Lake County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Lake County has a shorter commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Washoe County, NV having the longest commute at 22.3 minutes.

Lake County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 13.1 minutes
--- 45.3% lower than state average
--- #1 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 74.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 5.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 16.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 18.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 2.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Lake County, OR: 13.1 minutes
#2. Harney County, OR: 15.7 minutes
#3. Klamath County, OR: 16.2 minutes
#4. Deschutes County, OR: 19.6 minutes
#5. Washoe County, NV: 22.3 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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