Counties with the most super commuters in South Carolina

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in South Carolina

There are more than 281 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public transportation, especially in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Seattle—but nationwide, public transit accounts for only about 5% of daily commutes.

The overwhelming majority of people still drive to and from work every day, and the vast majority of those car commuters drive alone—fewer than 10% of Americans carpool. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. That’s just shy of an hour a day that average Americans squander behind the wheel, not at home with their families, and instead, burning gas and putting miles on their cars.

For some Americans, however, the commute to work is far from average. A phenomenon known as super commuting has emerged and grown in recent years. Super commuters spend 90 minutes or more—each way—chasing their paychecks every day. The biggest percentage of super commuters work in the extraction industry, with workers pursuing lucrative jobs in remote mines, oil fields, and other energy operations. Many more, however, have been priced out of expensive housing in urban metro areas where high-paying jobs are located, far away from their less-expensive county of residence.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most super commuters in South Carolina using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by highest percent of workers with a commute over 90 minutes, based on 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see where in your state people are spending the most time going to and from work every day.

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#30. Kershaw County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.94%
--- #1,887 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 0.8% more common than state average
--- 33.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.6 minutes
--- #782 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.4% longer than state average
--- 0.0% shorter than national average
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#29. Lee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.00%
--- #1,815 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 3.8% more common than state average
--- 31.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26 minutes
--- #1,044 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.0% longer than state average
--- 5.8% shorter than national average
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#28. Pickens County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.10%
--- #1,710 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 9.3% more common than state average
--- 27.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.3 minutes
--- #992 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.2% longer than state average
--- 4.7% shorter than national average
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#27. Newberry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.14%
--- #1,679 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 11.1% more common than state average
--- 26.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.6 minutes
--- #1,126 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.4% longer than state average
--- 7.2% shorter than national average
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#26. Jasper County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.16%
--- #1,655 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 12.3% more common than state average
--- 25.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.1 minutes
--- #334 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.4% longer than state average
--- 12.7% longer than national average
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#25. Sumter County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.23%
--- #1,600 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 15.7% more common than state average
--- 23.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.3 minutes
--- #1,877 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.8% shorter than state average
--- 19.2% shorter than national average
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#24. Chesterfield County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.26%
--- #1,569 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 17.3% more common than state average
--- 22.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.8 minutes
--- #1,289 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.8% shorter than state average
--- 10.1% shorter than national average
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#23. Fairfield County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.30%
--- #1,534 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 19.4% more common than state average
--- 20.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.1 minutes
--- #440 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.4% longer than state average
--- 9.1% longer than national average
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#22. Florence County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.30%
--- #1,531 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 19.6% more common than state average
--- 20.7% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.5 minutes
--- #1,604 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.0% shorter than state average
--- 14.9% shorter than national average
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#21. Lancaster County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.41%
--- #1,440 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 25.3% more common than state average
--- 16.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.5 minutes
--- #396 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 22.0% longer than state average
--- 10.5% longer than national average
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#20. Darlington County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.46%
--- #1,393 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 28.0% more common than state average
--- 15.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.4 minutes
--- #1,850 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.4% shorter than state average
--- 18.8% shorter than national average
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#19. Dorchester County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.47%
--- #1,384 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 28.5% more common than state average
--- 14.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 31 minutes
--- #344 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.0% longer than state average
--- 12.3% longer than national average
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#18. Marlboro County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.63%
--- #1,255 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 36.8% more common than state average
--- 9.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25 minutes
--- #1,241 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.0% shorter than state average
--- 9.4% shorter than national average
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#17. Union County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.67%
--- #1,227 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 38.4% more common than state average
--- 8.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.9 minutes
--- #886 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.6% longer than state average
--- 2.5% shorter than national average
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#16. Abbeville County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.88%
--- #1,085 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 49.8% more common than state average
--- 0.7% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.1 minutes
--- #685 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.4% longer than state average
--- 1.8% longer than national average
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#15. Orangeburg County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.98%
--- #1,028 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 54.8% more common than state average
--- 2.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.1 minutes
--- #548 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.4% longer than state average
--- 5.4% longer than national average
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#14. Colleton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.10%
--- #968 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 60.9% more common than state average
--- 6.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.1 minutes
--- #257 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 28.4% longer than state average
--- 16.3% longer than national average
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#13. Allendale County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.30%
--- #867 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 71.3% more common than state average
--- 13.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.6 minutes
--- #615 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.4% longer than state average
--- 3.6% longer than national average
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#12. Dillon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.30%
--- #862 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 71.7% more common than state average
--- 13.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.2 minutes
--- #1,674 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.2% shorter than state average
--- 15.9% shorter than national average
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#11. Calhoun County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.32%
--- #854 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 72.3% more common than state average
--- 14.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.8 minutes
--- #464 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.2% longer than state average
--- 8.0% longer than national average
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#10. Bamberg County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.41%
--- #808 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 77.2% more common than state average
--- 17.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.6 minutes
--- #934 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.4% longer than state average
--- 3.6% shorter than national average
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#9. Georgetown County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.45%
--- #791 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 79.1% more common than state average
--- 18.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.8 minutes
--- #1,087 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.2% longer than state average
--- 6.5% shorter than national average
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#8. Oconee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.54%
--- #747 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 84.0% more common than state average
--- 22.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.2 minutes
--- #1,012 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.8% longer than state average
--- 5.1% shorter than national average
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#7. Williamsburg County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.28%
--- #507 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 122.1% more common than state average
--- 47.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.1 minutes
--- #334 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.4% longer than state average
--- 12.7% longer than national average
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#6. Saluda County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.33%
--- #495 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 125.0% more common than state average
--- 49.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31 minutes
--- #344 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.0% longer than state average
--- 12.3% longer than national average
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#5. Clarendon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.18%
--- #333 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 169.2% more common than state average
--- 78.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.4 minutes
--- #507 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.6% longer than state average
--- 6.5% longer than national average
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#4. McCormick County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.62%
--- #260 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 192.1% more common than state average
--- 93.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.2 minutes
--- #427 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.8% longer than state average
--- 9.4% longer than national average
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#3. Marion County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.66%
--- #252 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 194.0% more common than state average
--- 95.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.8 minutes
--- #362 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 23.2% longer than state average
--- 11.6% longer than national average
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#2. Hampton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.91%
--- #227 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 207.1% more common than state average
--- 103.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.7 minutes
--- #282 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 26.8% longer than state average
--- 14.9% longer than national average
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#1. Barnwell County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.29%
--- #185 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 226.5% more common than state average
--- 116.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.4 minutes
--- #307 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.6% longer than state average
--- 13.8% longer than national average

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