See what the average commute is in Carbon County, UT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Carbon County, UT

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 Carbon County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Carbon County has a shorter commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Utah County, UT having the longest commute at 22.2 minutes.

Carbon County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 18.1 minutes
--- 17.8% lower than state average
--- #11 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.4%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 9.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.5%
- Workers who work from home: 4.4%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 16.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.6%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Carbon County, UT: 18.1 minutes
#2. Uintah County, UT: 18.4 minutes
#3. Duchesne County, UT: 19.8 minutes
#4. Sanpete County, UT: 20.8 minutes
#5. Emery County, UT: 20.9 minutes
#6. Utah County, UT: 22.2 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Utah
#1. Daggett County: 10.5 minutes
#2. Kane County: 11.2 minutes
#3. Grand County: 12.7 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Utah
#1. Tooele County: 29.0 minutes
#2. Morgan County: 27.4 minutes
#3. Rich County: 23.9 minutes

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