Counties with the worst commutes in Utah

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July 27, 2022
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Counties with the worst commutes in Utah

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person's day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America's commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Utah using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2020. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#29. Daggett County

- Average Commute Time: 10.5 minutes
--- 11.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 3.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (46.8%), carpooled (5.3%), walked to work (42.9%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (3.9%)
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#28. Kane County

- Average Commute Time: 11.2 minutes
--- 10.8 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 1.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 8.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 2.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (72.4%), carpooled (10.4%), walked to work (5.8%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (10.2%)
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#27. Grand County

- Average Commute Time: 12.7 minutes
--- 9.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 2.3%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 7.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 0.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.2%), carpooled (5.9%), walked to work (2.3%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (8.6%)
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#26. Garfield County

- Average Commute Time: 14.7 minutes
--- 7.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 9.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (69.0%), carpooled (10.1%), walked to work (8.6%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (9.9%)
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#25. Wayne County

- Average Commute Time: 16.6 minutes
--- 5.4 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 6.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (63.4%), carpooled (8.2%), walked to work (9.6%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (17.3%)

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#24. Sevier County

- Average Commute Time: 16.7 minutes
--- 5.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 13.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.2%), carpooled (9.5%), walked to work (2.8%), public transportation (0.1%), worked from home (8.5%)
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#23. Iron County

- Average Commute Time: 16.9 minutes
--- 5.1 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 11.9%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.4%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.2%), carpooled (12.1%), walked to work (2.7%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (8.0%)
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#22. Cache County

- Average Commute Time: 17 minutes
--- 5.0 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 7.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.7%), carpooled (11.0%), walked to work (4.2%), public transportation (1.8%), worked from home (7.4%)
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#21. Millard County

- Average Commute Time: 17.5 minutes
--- 4.5 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 6.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.9%), carpooled (17.0%), walked to work (2.9%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (5.1%)
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#20. Washington County

- Average Commute Time: 17.7 minutes
--- 4.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 2.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 1.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.1%), carpooled (9.7%), walked to work (1.5%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (9.6%)

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#19. Carbon County

- Average Commute Time: 18.1 minutes
--- 3.9 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 8.6%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.0%), carpooled (9.4%), walked to work (2.9%), public transportation (0.5%), worked from home (4.4%)
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#18. Uintah County

- Average Commute Time: 18.4 minutes
--- 3.6 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 9.3%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (76.5%), carpooled (14.7%), walked to work (2.6%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (4.7%)
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#17. Beaver County

- Average Commute Time: 18.7 minutes
--- 3.3 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 11.5%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.3%), carpooled (16.5%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.0%), worked from home (8.4%)
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#16. Duchesne County

- Average Commute Time: 19.8 minutes
--- 2.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.9%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 14.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.8%), carpooled (8.0%), walked to work (2.1%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (10.6%)
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#15. Sanpete County

- Average Commute Time: 20.8 minutes
--- 1.2 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 19.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 19.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (71.7%), carpooled (12.9%), walked to work (5.4%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (8.9%)

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#14. Emery County

- Average Commute Time: 20.9 minutes
--- 1.1 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.0%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 21.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 28.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (79.9%), carpooled (11.7%), walked to work (1.4%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (6.2%)
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#13. San Juan County

- Average Commute Time: 21.6 minutes
--- 0.4 minutes shorter than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 10.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 15.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 6.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.1%), carpooled (6.5%), walked to work (4.3%), public transportation (0.4%), worked from home (8.8%)
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#12. Utah County

- Average Commute Time: 22.2 minutes
--- 0.2 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 10.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 15.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (71.6%), carpooled (10.6%), walked to work (3.8%), public transportation (2.2%), worked from home (10.1%)
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#11. Salt Lake County

- Average Commute Time: 22.5 minutes
--- 0.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 3.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.1%
- Worked outside county of residence: 6.8%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.2%), carpooled (10.5%), walked to work (2.0%), public transportation (3.4%), worked from home (9.4%)
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#10. Piute County

- Average Commute Time: 22.7 minutes
--- 0.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.5%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 9.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 42.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (82.5%), carpooled (7.8%), walked to work (3.3%), public transportation (1.1%), worked from home (4.7%)

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#9. Weber County

- Average Commute Time: 22.9 minutes
--- 0.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 6.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 20.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.7%), carpooled (9.3%), walked to work (1.1%), public transportation (1.6%), worked from home (7.9%)
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#8. Juab County

- Average Commute Time: 23.3 minutes
--- 1.3 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.2%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (75.8%), carpooled (12.7%), walked to work (3.7%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (6.7%)
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#7. Davis County

- Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes
--- 1.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 14.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 44.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.4%), carpooled (9.2%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (1.7%), worked from home (8.4%)
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#6. Box Elder County

- Average Commute Time: 23.5 minutes
--- 1.5 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 7.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 25.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 32.7%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (77.7%), carpooled (12.2%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.6%), worked from home (6.7%)
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#5. Summit County

- Average Commute Time: 23.6 minutes
--- 1.6 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 4.7%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 8.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 23.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (68.3%), carpooled (7.3%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (2.3%), worked from home (17.6%)

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#4. Wasatch County

- Average Commute Time: 23.7 minutes
--- 1.7 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 5.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 12.7%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.1%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (74.9%), carpooled (12.4%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (0.2%), worked from home (10.2%)
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#3. Rich County

- Average Commute Time: 23.9 minutes
--- 1.9 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 9.4%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 17.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 5.9%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (78.0%), carpooled (8.8%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (1.9%), worked from home (8.9%)
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#2. Morgan County

- Average Commute Time: 27.4 minutes
--- 5.4 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 8.8%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 16.8%
- Worked outside county of residence: 60.0%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (81.1%), carpooled (9.1%), walked to work (1.3%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (6.3%)
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#1. Tooele County

- Average Commute Time: 29 minutes
--- 7.0 minutes longer than state average - Workers with 60+ minute commute: 11.6%
- Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. 24.0%
- Worked outside county of residence: 43.2%
- Means of transportation: drove alone (73.7%), carpooled (15.8%), walked to work (1.6%), public transportation (1.5%), worked from home (6.4%)

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