Counties with the worst commutes in Oklahoma

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September 26, 2021
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Counties with the worst commutes in Oklahoma

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America’s commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2019. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#30. Canadian County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 11.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.4%), carpooled (8.8%), walked (0.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.2%)

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#29. Pottawatomie County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.2%), carpooled (7.8%), walked (2.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.3%)

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#28. Johnston County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.2%), carpooled (13.5%), walked (2.3%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (5.2%)

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#27. Cherokee County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 27.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (11.7%), walked (2.8%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.3%)

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#26. Le Flore County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.1%), carpooled (9.2%), walked (1.3%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.2%)

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#25. Caddo County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 35.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (83.2%), carpooled (9.9%), walked (2.5%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (2.9%)

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#24. Kiowa County

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 12.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.4%), carpooled (13%), walked (2.6%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (5.3%)

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#23. Washita County

- Average commute time: 24.7 minutes
--- #1,315 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.8% longer than state average
--- 10.5% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 13.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 53.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.3%), carpooled (8.8%), walked (1.4%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (4.5%)

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#22. Creek County

- Average commute time: 24.8 minutes
--- #1,289 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.2% longer than state average
--- 10.1% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 58.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85%), carpooled (8.3%), walked (0.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.8%)

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#21. Sequoyah County

- Average commute time: 25 minutes
--- #1,241 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.2% longer than state average
--- 9.4% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 10.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (86.6%), carpooled (9.4%), walked (1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (2.1%)

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#20. Latimer County

- Average commute time: 25 minutes
--- #1,241 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.2% longer than state average
--- 9.4% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.9%), carpooled (8.9%), walked (2.2%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (2.8%)

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#19. Osage County

- Average commute time: 25.1 minutes
--- #1,226 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.6% longer than state average
--- 9.1% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 64.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.8%), carpooled (8.7%), walked (0.8%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (4.1%)

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#18. Coal County

- Average commute time: 25.4 minutes
--- #1,167 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.0% longer than state average
--- 8.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 41.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77%), carpooled (14.9%), walked (3%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#17. Rogers County

- Average commute time: 25.5 minutes
--- #1,146 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.4% longer than state average
--- 7.6% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 16.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 57.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (85.2%), carpooled (8.7%), walked (0.7%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (3.9%)

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#16. Haskell County

- Average commute time: 25.9 minutes
--- #1,062 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.3% longer than state average
--- 6.2% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.1%), carpooled (12.6%), walked (3.3%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (2.8%)

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#15. Atoka County

- Average commute time: 25.9 minutes
--- #1,062 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.3% longer than state average
--- 6.2% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.4%), carpooled (8.8%), walked (3.1%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (6.3%)

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#14. Grady County

- Average commute time: 26.2 minutes
--- #1,012 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.6% longer than state average
--- 5.1% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 47.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (87.2%), carpooled (7.1%), walked (0.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.8%)

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#13. Wagoner County

- Average commute time: 26.2 minutes
--- #1,012 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.6% longer than state average
--- 5.1% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 75.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.6%), carpooled (9%), walked (0.6%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#12. Adair County

- Average commute time: 26.7 minutes
--- #916 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.9% longer than state average
--- 3.3% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 19.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.3%), carpooled (8.2%), walked (2.7%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#11. Okmulgee County

- Average commute time: 27 minutes
--- #868 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 23.3% longer than state average
--- 2.2% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 40%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.3%), carpooled (11.7%), walked (2.8%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (3.4%)

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#10. Okfuskee County

- Average commute time: 27.2 minutes
--- #829 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.2% longer than state average
--- 1.4% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 45.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.3%), carpooled (12.9%), walked (2.7%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#9. Jefferson County

- Average commute time: 27.3 minutes
--- #815 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.7% longer than state average
--- 1.1% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 37.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.3%), carpooled (12%), walked (2.2%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (5.5%)

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#8. Delaware County

- Average commute time: 27.6 minutes
--- #782 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 26.0% longer than state average
--- 0.0% shorter than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 20.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.4%), carpooled (14.7%), walked (2%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.1%)

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#7. McClain County

- Average commute time: 27.9 minutes
--- #724 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 27.4% longer than state average
--- 1.1% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 63.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (84.8%), carpooled (7.9%), walked (1%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (5.6%)

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#6. Nowata County

- Average commute time: 27.9 minutes
--- #724 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 27.4% longer than state average
--- 1.1% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 23.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (80.2%), carpooled (11.4%), walked (2%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.1%)

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#5. Logan County

- Average commute time: 28 minutes
--- #699 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 27.9% longer than state average
--- 1.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 1.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 61.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81%), carpooled (8%), walked (1.7%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (8%)

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#4. McIntosh County

- Average commute time: 28.4 minutes
--- #642 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 29.7% longer than state average
--- 2.9% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 17.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 38.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.8%), carpooled (8.5%), walked (2.4%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (8.7%)

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#3. Pawnee County

- Average commute time: 29.1 minutes
--- #548 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 32.9% longer than state average
--- 5.4% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 20.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 55%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.6%), carpooled (9.5%), walked (1%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (6.2%)

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#2. Pushmataha County

- Average commute time: 29.3 minutes
--- #522 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 33.8% longer than state average
--- 6.2% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 19.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 34.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.8%), carpooled (17.7%), walked (2.4%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (2.5%)

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#1. Lincoln County

- Average commute time: 30.3 minutes
--- #418 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 38.4% longer than state average
--- 9.8% longer than national average

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 20.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 56.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.8%), carpooled (9.4%), walked (1.4%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (4.8%)

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