See what the average commute is in Hughes County, SD

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Hughes County, SD

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 Hughes County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Hughes County has a shorter commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Stanley County, SD having the longest commute at 14.9 minutes.

Hughes County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 12.0 minutes
--- 30.5% lower than state average
--- #2 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 1.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 13.1%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 4.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Hyde County, SD: 11.5 minutes
#2. Hughes County, SD: 12.0 minutes
#3. Sully County, SD: 14.1 minutes
#4. Lyman County, SD: 14.7 minutes
#5. Stanley County, SD: 14.9 minutes

Counties with the best commute in South Dakota
#1. Hyde County: 11.5 minutes
#2. Hughes County: 12.0 minutes
#3. Davison County: 12.2 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in South Dakota
#1. Custer County: 28.5 minutes
#2. Turner County: 25.5 minutes
#3. McCook County: 25.2 minutes

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