Counties with the most super commuters in Ohio

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

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 Ohio 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. Crawford County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.39%
--- #1,461 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 43.2% more common than state average
--- 17.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.3 minutes
--- #1,877 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.9% shorter than state average
--- 19.2% shorter than national average
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#29. Ashtabula County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.41%
--- #1,439 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 44.5% more common than state average
--- 16.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25 minutes
--- #1,241 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.5% longer than state average
--- 9.4% shorter than national average
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#28. Knox County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.41%
--- #1,436 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 44.7% more common than state average
--- 16.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.8 minutes
--- #903 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.1% longer than state average
--- 2.9% shorter than national average
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#27. Perry County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.45%
--- #1,404 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 46.8% more common than state average
--- 15.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.9 minutes
--- #351 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 30.4% longer than state average
--- 12.0% longer than national average
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#26. Columbiana County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.55%
--- #1,328 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 52.5% more common than state average
--- 12.3% less common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.62%
--- #1,261 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 57.2% more common than state average
--- 9.7% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.5 minutes
--- #954 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.8% longer than state average
--- 4.0% shorter than national average
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#24. Ross County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.79%
--- #1,147 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 66.9% more common than state average
--- 4.1% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.8 minutes
--- #1,087 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.9% longer than state average
--- 6.5% shorter than national average
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#23. Athens County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.99%
--- #1,022 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 79.2% more common than state average
--- 3.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.7 minutes
--- #2,191 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 12.7% shorter than state average
--- 25.0% shorter than national average
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#22. Highland County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.00%
--- #1,011 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 79.8% more common than state average
--- 3.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.9 minutes
--- #577 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.9% longer than state average
--- 4.7% longer than national average
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#21. Washington County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.10%
--- #969 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 85.5% more common than state average
--- 6.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23 minutes
--- #1,713 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.0% shorter than state average
--- 16.7% shorter than national average
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#20. Holmes County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.16%
--- #938 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 89.2% more common than state average
--- 8.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.6 minutes
--- #2,015 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.9% shorter than state average
--- 21.7% shorter than national average
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#19. Tuscarawas County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.18%
--- #925 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 90.7% more common than state average
--- 9.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.8 minutes
--- #1,539 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.4% longer than state average
--- 13.8% shorter than national average
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#18. Coshocton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.21%
--- #907 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 92.5% more common than state average
--- 10.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.4 minutes
--- #1,392 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.0% longer than state average
--- 11.6% shorter than national average
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#17. Hardin County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.38%
--- #822 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 102.5% more common than state average
--- 16.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.6 minutes
--- #1,335 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.8% longer than state average
--- 10.9% shorter than national average
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#16. Richland County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.40%
--- #814 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 103.4% more common than state average
--- 16.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.4 minutes
--- #1,850 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.5% shorter than state average
--- 18.8% shorter than national average
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#15. Guernsey County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.65%
--- #707 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 118.4% more common than state average
--- 25.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.5% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average
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#14. Hocking County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.76%
--- #673 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 125.0% more common than state average
--- 29.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.4 minutes
--- #406 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 28.3% longer than state average
--- 10.1% longer than national average
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#13. Scioto County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.76%
--- #671 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 125.4% more common than state average
--- 29.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.3 minutes
--- #1,186 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.8% longer than state average
--- 8.3% shorter than national average
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#12. Carroll County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.82%
--- #652 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 128.7% more common than state average
--- 31.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.4 minutes
--- #642 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.8% longer than state average
--- 2.9% longer than national average
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#11. Harrison County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.37%
--- #487 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 161.6% more common than state average
--- 50.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.3 minutes
--- #418 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 27.8% longer than state average
--- 9.8% longer than national average
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#10. Jackson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.80%
--- #403 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 187.6% more common than state average
--- 65.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.3 minutes
--- #992 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% longer than state average
--- 4.7% shorter than national average
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#9. Brown County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.81%
--- #400 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 188.1% more common than state average
--- 65.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 35.2 minutes
--- #95 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 48.5% longer than state average
--- 27.5% longer than national average
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#8. Gallia County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.06%
--- #350 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 203.4% more common than state average
--- 74.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.1 minutes
--- #548 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 22.8% longer than state average
--- 5.4% longer than national average
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#7. Monroe County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.36%
--- #298 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 221.0% more common than state average
--- 84.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.3 minutes
--- #180 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 40.5% longer than state average
--- 20.7% longer than national average
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#6. Noble County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.27%
--- #187 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 275.8% more common than state average
--- 116.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.5 minutes
--- #396 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 28.7% longer than state average
--- 10.5% longer than national average
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#5. Vinton County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.45%
--- #172 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 286.7% more common than state average
--- 122.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.9 minutes
--- #351 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 30.4% longer than state average
--- 12.0% longer than national average
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#4. Pike County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.79%
--- #144 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 306.5% more common than state average
--- 133.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.4 minutes
--- #507 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 24.1% longer than state average
--- 6.5% longer than national average
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#3. Meigs County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.99%
--- #133 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 318.9% more common than state average
--- 140.8% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 33.6 minutes
--- #160 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 41.8% longer than state average
--- 21.7% longer than national average
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#2. Morgan County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 8.85%
--- #68 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 430.4% more common than state average
--- 205.0% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 34.9 minutes
--- #106 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 47.3% longer than state average
--- 26.4% longer than national average
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#1. Adams County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 9.14%
--- #64 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 447.8% more common than state average
--- 214.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 36.6 minutes
--- #62 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 54.4% longer than state average
--- 32.6% longer than national average

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