Counties with the most super commuters in Oklahoma

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

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 Oklahoma 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. Roger Mills County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.57%
--- #1,308 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 45.2% more common than state average
--- 11.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 17.5 minutes
--- #2,728 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.1% shorter than state average
--- 36.6% shorter than national average
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#29. Choctaw County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.64%
--- #1,247 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 49.3% more common than state average
--- 8.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.6 minutes
--- #1,581 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.8% longer than state average
--- 14.5% shorter than national average
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#28. Bryan County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.69%
--- #1,209 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 52.1% more common than state average
--- 7.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.8 minutes
--- #2,351 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.6% shorter than state average
--- 28.3% shorter than national average
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#27. Cherokee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.72%
--- #1,188 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 53.8% more common than state average
--- 6.2% less common than national average

- 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
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#26. Harper County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.82%
--- #1,118 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 59.2% more common than state average
--- 2.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.3 minutes
--- #2,268 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.3% shorter than state average
--- 26.4% shorter than national average
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#25. Carter County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.83%
--- #1,111 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 59.9% more common than state average
--- 2.5% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.7 minutes
--- #2,372 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.0% shorter than state average
--- 28.6% shorter than national average
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#24. Pittsburg County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.84%
--- #1,107 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 60.1% more common than state average
--- 2.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 21 minutes
--- #2,131 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.1% shorter than state average
--- 23.9% shorter than national average
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#23. Nowata County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.84%
--- #1,105 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 60.2% more common than state average
--- 2.2% less common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.85%
--- #1,100 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 60.8% more common than state average
--- 1.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.4 minutes
--- #1,624 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.8% longer than state average
--- 15.2% shorter than national average
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#21. Harmon County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.96%
--- #1,037 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 67.4% more common than state average
--- 2.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 18.4 minutes
--- #2,586 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 16.0% shorter than state average
--- 33.3% shorter than national average
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#20. Murray County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.29%
--- #868 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 85.9% more common than state average
--- 13.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 21.1 minutes
--- #2,114 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 3.7% shorter than state average
--- 23.6% shorter than national average
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#19. Le Flore County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.47%
--- #781 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 95.9% more common than state average
--- 19.5% more common than national average

- 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
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#18. Caddo County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.48%
--- #777 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 96.2% more common than state average
--- 19.7% more common than national average

- 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
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#17. Lincoln County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.63%
--- #716 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 104.9% more common than state average
--- 25.0% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.65%
--- #706 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 105.9% more common than state average
--- 25.6% more common than national average

- 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
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#15. Dewey County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.66%
--- #702 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 106.4% more common than state average
--- 25.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.3 minutes
--- #2,441 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.9% shorter than state average
--- 30.1% shorter than national average
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#14. Adair County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.70%
--- #690 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 108.8% more common than state average
--- 27.4% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.73%
--- #683 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 110.4% more common than state average
--- 28.4% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.86%
--- #633 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 118.2% more common than state average
--- 33.1% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.92%
--- #614 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 121.3% more common than state average
--- 35.0% more common than national average

- 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
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#10. Blaine County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.20%
--- #530 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 136.8% more common than state average
--- 44.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23 minutes
--- #1,713 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 5.0% longer than state average
--- 16.7% shorter than national average
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#9. Jefferson County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.36%
--- #488 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 146.4% more common than state average
--- 50.3% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.40%
--- #482 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 148.5% more common than state average
--- 51.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.5 minutes
--- #2,405 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 11.0% shorter than state average
--- 29.3% shorter than national average
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#7. Kiowa County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.46%
--- #463 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 151.9% more common than state average
--- 53.7% more common than national average

- 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
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#6. Coal County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.62%
--- #438 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 160.6% more common than state average
--- 59.0% more common than national average

- 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
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#5. Beckham County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.69%
--- #424 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 164.7% more common than state average
--- 61.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.1 minutes
--- #2,298 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.2% shorter than state average
--- 27.2% shorter than national average
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#4. Pushmataha County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.74%
--- #413 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 167.8% more common than state average
--- 63.4% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.18%
--- #332 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 192.6% more common than state average
--- 78.5% more common than national average

- 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
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#2. Okfuskee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.40%
--- #291 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 204.7% more common than state average
--- 85.9% more common than national average

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

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 5.41%
--- #289 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 205.5% more common than state average
--- 86.4% more common than national average

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

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