Counties with the worst commutes in Rhode Island

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Rhode Island

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Rhode Island using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#5. Newport County

- Average Commute Time: 22.7 minutes
--- 2.6 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 8.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 14.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.3%), carpooled (5.6%), walked to work (5.3%), public transportation (1.4%), worked from home (9.0%)
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#4. Providence County

- Average Commute Time: 25.1 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 10.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.2%), carpooled (9.2%), walked to work (3.4%), public transportation (2.8%), worked from home (4.9%)
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#3. Kent County

- Average Commute Time: 25.6 minutes
--- 0.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 48.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.7%), carpooled (7.5%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (1.2%), worked from home (5.0%)
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#2. Bristol County

- Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes
--- 1.1 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 9.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.6%), carpooled (6.5%), walked to work (4.1%), public transportation (2.2%), worked from home (6.4%)
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#1. Washington County

- Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes
--- 2.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 8.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 29.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.3%), carpooled (5.6%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (1.4%), worked from home (6.7%)

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