See what the average commute is in Gregg County, TX

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Gregg County, TX

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 Gregg County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Gregg County has a shorter commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Upshur County, TX having the longest commute at 28.2 minutes.

Gregg County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 21.7 minutes
--- 18.6% lower than state average
--- #104 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.9%
- Workers who drive to work: 94.3%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 3.8%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 19.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 16.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Harrison County, TX: 21.6 minutes
#2. Gregg County, TX: 21.7 minutes
#3. Smith County, TX: 23.6 minutes
#4. Rusk County, TX: 27.1 minutes
#5. Upshur County, TX: 28.2 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Texas
#1. Kinney County: 8.4 minutes
#2. Baylor County: 12.3 minutes
#3. Stonewall County: 12.7 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Texas
#1. San Jacinto County: 40.5 minutes
#2. Bandera County: 39.7 minutes
#3. Terrell County: 39.6 minutes

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