See what the average commute is in Wayne County, PA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Wayne 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 Wayne County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Wayne County has a longer commute than three out of six neighboring counties, with Lackawanna County, PA having the shortest commute at 21.8 minutes.

Wayne County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 28.6 minutes
--- 5.3% higher than state average
--- #16 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 10.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 88.7%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.7%
- Workers who work from home: 6.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 14.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Lackawanna County, PA: 21.8 minutes
#2. Delaware County, NY: 26.1 minutes
#3. Susquehanna County, PA: 27.7 minutes
#4. Wayne County, PA: 28.6 minutes
#5. Sullivan County, NY: 29.7 minutes
#6. Monroe County, PA: 40.0 minutes
#7. Pike County, PA: 45.6 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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