Counties with the most super commuters in Missouri

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

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 Missouri 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. Maries County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.89%
--- #625 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 111.3% more common than state average
--- 34.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.4 minutes
--- #171 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 39.7% longer than state average
--- 21.0% longer than national average
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#29. Harrison County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.92%
--- #613 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 112.9% more common than state average
--- 35.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.3 minutes
--- #1,651 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.5% shorter than state average
--- 15.6% shorter than national average
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#28. Perry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.08%
--- #569 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 121.7% more common than state average
--- 40.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.3 minutes
--- #1,877 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.7% shorter than state average
--- 19.2% shorter than national average
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#27. Crawford County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.15%
--- #543 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 125.2% more common than state average
--- 42.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.1 minutes
--- #846 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.4% longer than state average
--- 1.8% shorter than national average
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#26. Bates County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.16%
--- #541 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 125.7% more common than state average
--- 43.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.9 minutes
--- #269 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 33.5% longer than state average
--- 15.6% longer than national average
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#25. Caldwell County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.20%
--- #529 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 127.9% more common than state average
--- 44.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.1 minutes
--- #188 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 38.5% longer than state average
--- 19.9% longer than national average
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#24. Daviess County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.22%
--- #521 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 129.3% more common than state average
--- 45.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.8 minutes
--- #741 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.3% longer than state average
--- 0.7% longer than national average
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#23. Ripley County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.23%
--- #517 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 129.9% more common than state average
--- 45.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.5 minutes
--- #954 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.9% longer than state average
--- 4.0% shorter than national average
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#22. Gentry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.41%
--- #481 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 139.4% more common than state average
--- 51.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.5 minutes
--- #1,604 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.7% shorter than state average
--- 14.9% shorter than national average
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#21. Morgan County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.41%
--- #479 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 139.6% more common than state average
--- 52.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.6 minutes
--- #1,126 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.1% longer than state average
--- 7.2% shorter than national average
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#20. Gasconade County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.44%
--- #470 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 140.8% more common than state average
--- 52.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.4 minutes
--- #805 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.6% longer than state average
--- 0.7% shorter than national average
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#19. Shannon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.64%
--- #433 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 151.8% more common than state average
--- 59.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.3 minutes
--- #1,186 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.9% longer than state average
--- 8.3% shorter than national average
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#18. Schuyler County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.83%
--- #394 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 162.2% more common than state average
--- 66.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.6 minutes
--- #782 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.5% longer than state average
--- 0.0% shorter than national average
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#17. Hickory County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.85%
--- #388 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 163.6% more common than state average
--- 67.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.4 minutes
--- #307 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 31.4% longer than state average
--- 13.8% longer than national average
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#16. Carter County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.88%
--- #384 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 165.2% more common than state average
--- 68.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.4 minutes
--- #805 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.6% longer than state average
--- 0.7% shorter than national average
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#15. Wayne County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.94%
--- #373 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 168.4% more common than state average
--- 70.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.3 minutes
--- #663 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.4% longer than state average
--- 2.5% longer than national average
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#14. Chariton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.96%
--- #370 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 169.3% more common than state average
--- 70.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.7 minutes
--- #1,315 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.3% longer than state average
--- 10.5% shorter than national average
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#13. St. Francois County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.12%
--- #341 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 178.1% more common than state average
--- 76.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.4 minutes
--- #1,167 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.3% longer than state average
--- 8.0% shorter than national average
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#12. Ste. Genevieve County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.22%
--- #324 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 183.5% more common than state average
--- 79.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.4 minutes
--- #642 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.8% longer than state average
--- 2.9% longer than national average
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#11. Monroe County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.26%
--- #317 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 185.5% more common than state average
--- 81.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30 minutes
--- #445 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.5% longer than state average
--- 8.7% longer than national average
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#10. Henry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.41%
--- #288 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 194.0% more common than state average
--- 86.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.8 minutes
--- #1,087 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.9% longer than state average
--- 6.5% shorter than national average
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#9. Cedar County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.52%
--- #274 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 199.5% more common than state average
--- 89.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.6 minutes
--- #1,126 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.1% longer than state average
--- 7.2% shorter than national average
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#8. Carroll County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.81%
--- #239 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 215.4% more common than state average
--- 100.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.7 minutes
--- #763 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 15.9% longer than state average
--- 0.4% longer than national average
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#7. Ozark County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.83%
--- #237 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 216.7% more common than state average
--- 100.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 31.7 minutes
--- #282 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 32.6% longer than state average
--- 14.9% longer than national average
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#6. Iron County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.94%
--- #223 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 222.4% more common than state average
--- 104.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.7 minutes
--- #477 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.3% longer than state average
--- 7.6% longer than national average
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#5. Madison County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.96%
--- #221 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 223.6% more common than state average
--- 105.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.7 minutes
--- #916 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.7% longer than state average
--- 3.3% shorter than national average
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#4. Benton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.05%
--- #207 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 228.7% more common than state average
--- 108.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.9 minutes
--- #577 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.9% longer than state average
--- 4.7% longer than national average
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#3. Washington County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 7.63%
--- #99 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 314.4% more common than state average
--- 162.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 32.4 minutes
--- #233 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 35.6% longer than state average
--- 17.4% longer than national average
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#2. St. Clair County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 8.62%
--- #70 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 368.0% more common than state average
--- 196.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.4 minutes
--- #642 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.8% longer than state average
--- 2.9% longer than national average
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#1. Worth County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 9.15%
--- #63 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 396.6% more common than state average
--- 215.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34.5 minutes
--- #118 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 44.4% longer than state average
--- 25.0% longer than national average

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