See what the average commute is in Cumberland County, VA

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Cumberland County, VA

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 Cumberland County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Cumberland County has a longer commute than all of its five neighboring counties, with Prince Edward County, VA having the shortest commute at 22.8 minutes.

Cumberland County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 41.2 minutes
--- 43.8% higher than state average
--- #5 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 32.5%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.0%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 5.6%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 14.6%
- Worked outside county of residence: 72.7%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Prince Edward County, VA: 22.8 minutes
#2. Goochland County, VA: 30.1 minutes
#3. Fluvanna County, VA: 32.8 minutes
#4. Powhatan County, VA: 33.0 minutes
#5. Buckingham County, VA: 38.4 minutes
#6. Cumberland County, VA: 41.2 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Virginia
#1. Norton city: 11.8 minutes
#2. Lexington city: 13.0 minutes
#3. Covington city: 15.9 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Virginia
#1. Surry County: 42.2 minutes
#2. Manassas Park city: 41.6 minutes
#3. Westmoreland County: 41.4 minutes

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