Best commutes in Pennsylvania

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December 12, 2018
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Best commutes in Pennsylvania

Time is a valuable commodity; most people living in the United States can agree they spend way too much of it sitting in traffic. The average American spends nearly an hour in a single-occupancy vehicle getting to and from work each day.

Though congestion and long, complicated commutes are often accepted as an unavoidable part of life in places like New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., some cities boast relatively quick and easy transits. Which cities in the country have the shortest and least complicated commutes?

Stacker has collected data from the U.S Census Bureau to determine the best commutes in eight different states, including Pennsylvania. Stacker ranked the cities by average commute, and any ties were broken by commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time. The most recent data from 2017 includes commuters 16 years of age or older, and it excludes people who work remotely.

Read on to find out the fastest and easiest routes to help you save time and energy. The data might even help you choose which city you move to next.

ALSO: Where people are moving to from Pennsylvania

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#20. Pittsburgh City (North)

Average commute: 23 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.4%
Worker population 16 and older: 93,452

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#19. Bradford, Tioga, and Sullivan Counties

Average commute: 22.9 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 7.1%
Worker population 16 and older: 46,589

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#18. Lebanon County

Average commute: 22.9 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.5%
Worker population 16 and older: 64,767

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#17. Lancaster County (Northwest)—Elizabethtown Borough

Average commute: 22.8 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.2%
Worker population 16 and older: 56,573

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#16. Crawford and Warren Counties

Average commute: 22.7 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.8%
Worker population 16 and older: 55,298

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#15. Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter, and Cameron Counties

Average commute: 22.7 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.3%
Worker population 16 and older: 74,514

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#14. Mercer County

Average commute: 22.7 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.7%
Worker population 16 and older: 48,926

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#13. Cumberland County (East)

Average commute: 22.7 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.8%
Worker population 16 and older: 75,694

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#12. Lancaster County (Southwest)—Columbia Borough

Average commute: 22.2 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.5%
Worker population 16 and older: 66,020

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#11. Dauphin County (Central)—Harrisburg City and Colonial Park

Average commute: 22.1 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.1%
Worker population 16 and older: 76,037

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#10. Northumberland and Montour Counties

Average commute: 21.7 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.7%
Worker population 16 and older: 49,293

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#9. Venango, Jefferson, Clarion, and Forest Counties

Average commute: 21.4 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.8%
Worker population 16 and older: 59,647

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#8. Luzerne County (South Central)—Wilkes-Barre ad Hazleton Cities

Average commute: 21.1 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.9%
Worker population 16 and older: 55,523

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#7. Lancaster County—Lancaster City, East Lampeter, Lancaster, and West Lampeter Townships

Average commute: 21.1 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.5%
Worker population 16 and older: 55,635

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#6. Lycoming and Clinton Counties

Average commute: 20.9 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.4%
Worker population 16 and older: 70,276

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#5. Centre County

Average commute: 20.8 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.5%
Worker population 16 and older: 75,073

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#4. Luzerne County (East)—Kingston Borough

Average commute: 20.7 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.4%
Worker population 16 and older: 61,636

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#3. Erie County (Outer)

Average commute: 20.3 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 2.9%
Worker population 16 and older: 80,262

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#2. Lackawanna County—Scranton City, Dunmore, Old Forge, Taylor, and Moosic Boroughs

Average commute: 19.3 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4%
Worker population 16 and older: 47,428

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#1. Erie City, Lawrence Park Township, and Wesleyville Borough

Average commute: 18.6 minutes
Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.6%
Worker population 16 and older: 44,736

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