See what the average commute is in Washington County, VT

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Washington County, VT

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 Washington County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Washington County has a shorter commute than three out of four neighboring counties, with Orange County, VT having the longest commute at 26.1 minutes.

Washington County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 23.6 minutes
--- 1.2% higher than state average
--- #6 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 5.4%
- Workers who drive to work: 82.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 1.1%
- Workers who work from home: 10.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 10.3%
- Worked outside county of residence: 17.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Chittenden County, VT: 21.6 minutes
#2. Washington County, VT: 23.6 minutes
#3. Caledonia County, VT: 25.0 minutes
#4. Lamoille County, VT: 25.9 minutes
#5. Orange County, VT: 26.1 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Vermont
#1. Bennington County: 20.4 minutes
#2. Chittenden County: 21.6 minutes
#3. Rutland County: 22.4 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Vermont
#1. Grand Isle County: 33.4 minutes
#2. Essex County: 26.5 minutes
#3. Orange County: 26.1 minutes

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