See what the average commute is in Orangeburg County, SC

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Orangeburg County, SC

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 Orangeburg County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Orangeburg County has a shorter commute than five out of eight neighboring counties, with Barnwell County, SC having the longest commute at 30.9 minutes.

Orangeburg County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 29.7 minutes
--- 18.1% higher than state average
--- #14 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 13.8%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.1%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 7.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.2%
- Workers who work from home: 3.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Lexington County, SC: 25.8 minutes
#2. Berkeley County, SC: 28.3 minutes
#3. Calhoun County, SC: 29.2 minutes
#4. Orangeburg County, SC: 29.7 minutes
#5. Bamberg County, SC: 29.8 minutes
#5. Colleton County, SC: 29.8 minutes
#7. Clarendon County, SC: 30.3 minutes
#8. Dorchester County, SC: 30.6 minutes
#9. Barnwell County, SC: 30.9 minutes

Counties with the best commute in South Carolina
#1. Greenwood County: 20.6 minutes
#2. Dillon County: 21.8 minutes
#3. Horry County: 22.2 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in South Carolina
#1. Williamsburg County: 31.7 minutes
#2. McCormick County: 31.6 minutes
#3. Allendale County: 31.5 minutes

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