See what the average commute is in Fulton County, PA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Fulton County, PA

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 Fulton County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Fulton County has a longer commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Franklin County, PA having the shortest commute at 24.7 minutes.

Fulton County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 33.0 minutes
--- 21.5% higher than state average
--- #5 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 14.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 92.6%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 12.5%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 29.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 25.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Franklin County, PA: 24.7 minutes
#2. Bedford County, PA: 26.0 minutes
#3. Washington County, MD: 30.2 minutes
#4. Huntingdon County, PA: 31.9 minutes
#5. Fulton County, PA: 33.0 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Pennsylvania
#1. Elk County: 17.4 minutes
#2. Montour County: 18.7 minutes
#3. Cameron County: 19.3 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Pennsylvania
#1. Pike County: 45.6 minutes
#2. Monroe County: 40.0 minutes
#3. Philadelphia County: 33.4 minutes

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