See what the average commute is in Newport County, RI

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Newport County, RI

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 Newport County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Newport County has a shorter commute than all of its three neighboring counties, with Washington County, RI having the longest commute at 27.3 minutes.

Newport County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 22.7 minutes
--- 10.3% lower than state average
--- #1 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.7%
- Workers who drive to work: 82.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 5.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.4%
- Workers who work from home: 9.0%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 8.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 14.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Newport County, RI: 22.7 minutes
#2. Kent County, RI: 25.6 minutes
#3. Bristol County, RI: 26.4 minutes
#4. Washington County, RI: 27.3 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Rhode Island
#1. Newport County: 22.7 minutes
#2. Providence County: 25.1 minutes
#3. Kent County: 25.6 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Rhode Island
#1. Washington County: 27.3 minutes
#2. Bristol County: 26.4 minutes
#3. Kent County: 25.6 minutes

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