Counties with the most super commuters in Mississippi

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in Mississippi

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 Mississippi 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. Copiah County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.79%
--- #660 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 39.0% more common than state average
--- 30.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.9 minutes
--- #351 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.6% longer than state average
--- 12.0% longer than national average
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#29. Forrest County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.80%
--- #657 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 39.2% more common than state average
--- 30.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 21 minutes
--- #2,131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.3% shorter than state average
--- 23.9% shorter than national average
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#28. Sharkey County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.94%
--- #605 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 44.5% more common than state average
--- 35.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.8 minutes
--- #1,539 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.0% shorter than state average
--- 13.8% shorter than national average
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#27. Neshoba County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.96%
--- #599 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 45.0% more common than state average
--- 36.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.6 minutes
--- #1,126 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.2% longer than state average
--- 7.2% shorter than national average
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#26. Webster County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.10%
--- #565 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 50.1% more common than state average
--- 41.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.2 minutes
--- #247 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 29.8% longer than state average
--- 16.7% longer than national average
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#25. Prentiss County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.12%
--- #554 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 50.9% more common than state average
--- 41.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.6 minutes
--- #934 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.3% longer than state average
--- 3.6% shorter than national average
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#24. Kemper County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.15%
--- #542 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 52.0% more common than state average
--- 42.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.5 minutes
--- #396 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 23.0% longer than state average
--- 10.5% longer than national average
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#23. George County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.17%
--- #538 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 52.7% more common than state average
--- 43.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.1 minutes
--- #188 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 33.5% longer than state average
--- 19.9% longer than national average
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#22. Clarke County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.47%
--- #459 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 64.0% more common than state average
--- 54.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.9 minutes
--- #454 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.6% longer than state average
--- 8.3% longer than national average
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#21. Winston County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.64%
--- #432 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 69.9% more common than state average
--- 59.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.1 minutes
--- #685 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.3% longer than state average
--- 1.8% longer than national average
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#20. Perry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.73%
--- #415 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 73.4% more common than state average
--- 63.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.6 minutes
--- #220 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.5% longer than state average
--- 18.1% longer than national average
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#19. Lamar County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.82%
--- #398 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 76.5% more common than state average
--- 65.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.7 minutes
--- #1,109 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.6% longer than state average
--- 6.9% shorter than national average
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#18. Hancock County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.95%
--- #372 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 81.5% more common than state average
--- 70.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.1 minutes
--- #440 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.4% longer than state average
--- 9.1% longer than national average
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#17. Pike County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.01%
--- #361 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 83.6% more common than state average
--- 72.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.4 minutes
--- #1,392 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.6% shorter than state average
--- 11.6% shorter than national average
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#16. Adams County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.20%
--- #331 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 90.4% more common than state average
--- 79.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.3 minutes
--- #1,877 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.1% shorter than state average
--- 19.2% shorter than national average
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#15. Lincoln County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.87%
--- #230 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 115.1% more common than state average
--- 102.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.2 minutes
--- #829 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.7% longer than state average
--- 1.4% shorter than national average
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#14. Pearl River County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.91%
--- #226 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 116.7% more common than state average
--- 103.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34.2 minutes
--- #131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.9% longer than state average
--- 23.9% longer than national average
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#13. Stone County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.99%
--- #219 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 119.5% more common than state average
--- 106.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.2 minutes
--- #183 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 33.9% longer than state average
--- 20.3% longer than national average
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#12. Choctaw County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.28%
--- #186 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 130.1% more common than state average
--- 116.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.5 minutes
--- #228 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.0% longer than state average
--- 17.8% longer than national average
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#11. Greene County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.72%
--- #150 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 146.1% more common than state average
--- 131.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.1 minutes
--- #334 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.4% longer than state average
--- 12.7% longer than national average
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#10. Smith County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.86%
--- #142 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 151.5% more common than state average
--- 136.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34.2 minutes
--- #131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.9% longer than state average
--- 23.9% longer than national average
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#9. Jasper County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.88%
--- #140 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 152.1% more common than state average
--- 137.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34.6 minutes
--- #117 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 39.5% longer than state average
--- 25.4% longer than national average
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#8. Attala County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.59%
--- #100 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 178.3% more common than state average
--- 161.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.6 minutes
--- #220 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.5% longer than state average
--- 18.1% longer than national average
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#7. Jefferson Davis County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.78%
--- #91 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 185.2% more common than state average
--- 168.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 36.6 minutes
--- #62 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 47.6% longer than state average
--- 32.6% longer than national average
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#6. Lawrence County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 8.56%
--- #74 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 213.8% more common than state average
--- 195.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 35.7 minutes
--- #81 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 44.0% longer than state average
--- 29.3% longer than national average
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#5. Walthall County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 8.62%
--- #71 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 215.7% more common than state average
--- 196.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34 minutes
--- #138 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.1% longer than state average
--- 23.2% longer than national average
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#4. Franklin County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 9.67%
--- #49 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 254.3% more common than state average
--- 233.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34.2 minutes
--- #131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 37.9% longer than state average
--- 23.9% longer than national average
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#3. Wayne County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 11.85%
--- #22 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 334.3% more common than state average
--- 308.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.5 minutes
--- #168 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 35.1% longer than state average
--- 21.4% longer than national average
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#2. Marion County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 12.00%
--- #19 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 339.7% more common than state average
--- 313.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 37.3 minutes
--- #52 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 50.4% longer than state average
--- 35.1% longer than national average
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#1. Amite County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 14.33%
--- #8 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 425.3% more common than state average
--- 393.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 39.9 minutes
--- #22 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 60.9% longer than state average
--- 44.6% longer than national average

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