See what the average commute is in Marion County, TN

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Marion 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 Marion County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Marion County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Hamilton County, TN having the shortest commute at 21.6 minutes.

Marion County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 31.2 minutes
--- 22.7% higher than state average
--- #19 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 10.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 92.5%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.3%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 5.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 29.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Hamilton County, TN: 21.6 minutes
#2. Franklin County, TN: 23.4 minutes
#3. Dade County, GA: 26.6 minutes
#4. Grundy County, TN: 27.1 minutes
#5. Marion County, TN: 31.2 minutes
#6. Sequatchie County, TN: 32.9 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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