See what the average commute is in Morrow County, OR

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Morrow 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 Morrow County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Morrow County has a shorter commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Wheeler County, OR having the longest commute at 24.3 minutes.

Morrow County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 20.0 minutes
--- 16.5% lower than state average
--- #15 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 4.2%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 13.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 2.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 31.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 23.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Grant County, OR: 18.6 minutes
#2. Umatilla County, OR: 18.8 minutes
#3. Morrow County, OR: 20.0 minutes
#4. Benton County, WA: 21.7 minutes
#5. Klickitat County, WA: 21.9 minutes
#6. Wheeler County, OR: 24.3 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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