See what the average commute is in Monroe County, WV

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Monroe County, WV

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 Monroe County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Monroe County has a longer commute than all of its four neighboring counties, with Greenbrier County, WV having the shortest commute at 24.3 minutes.

Monroe County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 34.3 minutes
--- 31.5% higher than state average
--- #8 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 20.6%
- Workers who drive to work: 91.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 12.7%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.0%
- Workers who work from home: 2.2%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 24.2%
- Worked outside county of residence: 39.5%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Greenbrier County, WV: 24.3 minutes
#2. Giles County, VA: 28.0 minutes
#3. Summers County, WV: 30.5 minutes
#4. Craig County, VA: 33.0 minutes
#5. Monroe County, WV: 34.3 minutes

Counties with the best commute in West Virginia
#1. Wood County: 19.5 minutes
#2. Ohio County: 19.9 minutes
#3. Cabell County: 21.3 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in West Virginia
#1. Clay County: 43.0 minutes
#2. Morgan County: 38.8 minutes
#3. Hampshire County: 38.5 minutes

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