See what the average commute is in Upshur County, WV

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Upshur 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 Upshur County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Upshur County has a longer commute than two out of four neighboring counties, with Harrison County, WV having the shortest commute at 22.8 minutes.

Upshur County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 24.7 minutes
--- 5.3% lower than state average
--- #17 best commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 8.0%
- Workers who drive to work: 84.8%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 5.4%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.1%
- Workers who work from home: 6.7%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 21.4%
- Worked outside county of residence: 31.3%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Harrison County, WV: 22.8 minutes
#2. Randolph County, WV: 23.8 minutes
#3. Upshur County, WV: 24.7 minutes
#4. Lewis County, WV: 28.4 minutes
#5. Webster County, WV: 30.6 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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