See what the average commute is in Fentress County, TN

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Fentress County, TN

American commutes are getting longer, with a U.S. Census Bureau report released in 2021 revealing the average one-way commute in 2019 reached a record high of 27.6 minutes. Combined with high gas prices, workers' daily commutes are increasingly time-consuming and expensive—so much so that some are calling for commutes to count as part of the workday.

Even worse are travel times for "super commuters"—that unlucky 10% of Americans traveling more than one hour each way to punch a clock.

Stacker compiled statistics about the average commute in Fentress County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Fentress County has a shorter commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Morgan County, TN having the longest commute at 29.2 minutes.

Fentress County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 25.0 minutes
--- 1.7% lower than state average
--- #34 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 8.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.9%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 5.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 20.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 27.8%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Putnam County, TN: 22.4 minutes
#2. Fentress County, TN: 25.0 minutes
#3. Scott County, TN: 26.5 minutes
#4. Overton County, TN: 26.6 minutes
#5. Pickett County, TN: 27.9 minutes
#6. Morgan County, TN: 29.2 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Tennessee
#1. Madison County: 18.5 minutes
#2. Obion County: 20.2 minutes
#3. Hamblen County: 20.5 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Tennessee
#1. Trousdale County: 41.0 minutes
#2. Hickman County: 36.8 minutes
#3. Houston County: 36.6 minutes

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