See what the average commute is in Wayne County, TN

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Wayne 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 Wayne County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Wayne County has a longer commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Perry County, TN having the shortest commute at 23.7 minutes.

Wayne County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 33.0 minutes
--- 29.8% higher than state average
--- #12 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 15.5%
- Workers who drive to work: 95.2%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 4.3%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 26.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 26.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Perry County, TN: 23.7 minutes
#2. Decatur County, TN: 24.3 minutes
#3. Hardin County, TN: 24.6 minutes
#4. Lawrence County, TN: 26.8 minutes
#5. Lewis County, TN: 27.8 minutes
#6. Wayne County, TN: 33.0 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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