See what the average commute is in Union County, SC

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Union 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 Union County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Union County has a longer commute than four out of six neighboring counties, with Spartanburg County, SC having the shortest commute at 23.4 minutes.

Union County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 28.0 minutes
--- 11.4% higher than state average
--- #19 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 10.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 95.7%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 11.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 2.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 17.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Spartanburg County, SC: 23.4 minutes
#2. Newberry County, SC: 25.7 minutes
#3. Laurens County, SC: 26.5 minutes
#4. York County, SC: 27.8 minutes
#5. Union County, SC: 28.0 minutes
#5. Chester County, SC: 28.0 minutes
#7. Fairfield County, SC: 30.4 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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