See what the average commute is in Malheur County, OR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Malheur 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 Malheur County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Malheur County has a shorter commute than four out of seven neighboring counties, with Owyhee County, ID having the longest commute at 27.6 minutes.

Malheur County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 18.5 minutes
--- 22.7% lower than state average
--- #9 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 6.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 85.2%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.1%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 6.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 12.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 0.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Baker County, OR: 14.9 minutes
#2. Harney County, OR: 15.7 minutes
#3. Washington County, ID: 18.0 minutes
#4. Malheur County, OR: 18.5 minutes
#5. Grant County, OR: 18.6 minutes
#6. Payette County, ID: 19.5 minutes
#7. Humboldt County, NV: 26.9 minutes
#8. Owyhee County, ID: 27.6 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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