See what the average commute is in Upton County, TX

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Upton 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 Upton County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Upton County has a longer commute than four out of five neighboring counties, with Glasscock County, TX having the shortest commute at 18.1 minutes.

Upton County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 26.9 minutes
--- 0.9% higher than state average
--- #81 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 20.3%
- Workers who drive to work: 96.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 6.6%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 2.1%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 25.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 33.4%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Glasscock County, TX: 18.1 minutes
#2. Midland County, TX: 19.5 minutes
#3. Reagan County, TX: 21.9 minutes
#4. Ector County, TX: 24.7 minutes
#5. Upton County, TX: 26.9 minutes
#6. Crockett County, TX: 27.2 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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