Counties with the most super commuters in Wisconsin

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June 1, 2021
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Counties with the most super commuters in Wisconsin

There are more than 281 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public transportation, especially in major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, and Seattle—but nationwide, public transit accounts for only about 5% of daily commutes.

The overwhelming majority of people still drive to and from work every day, and the vast majority of those car commuters drive alone—fewer than 10% of Americans carpool. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. That’s just shy of an hour a day that average Americans squander behind the wheel, not at home with their families, and instead, burning gas and putting miles on their cars.

For some Americans, however, the commute to work is far from average. A phenomenon known as super commuting has emerged and grown in recent years. Super commuters spend 90 minutes or more—each way—chasing their paychecks every day. The biggest percentage of super commuters work in the extraction industry, with workers pursuing lucrative jobs in remote mines, oil fields, and other energy operations. Many more, however, have been priced out of expensive housing in urban metro areas where high-paying jobs are located, far away from their less-expensive county of residence.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the most super commuters in Wisconsin using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by highest percent of workers with a commute over 90 minutes, based on 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see where in your state people are spending the most time going to and from work every day.

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#30. Lincoln County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.25%
--- #1,581 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 37.1% more common than state average
--- 22.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.6 minutes
--- #1,808 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 1.8% longer than state average
--- 18.1% shorter than national average
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#29. Buffalo County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.25%
--- #1,572 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 37.6% more common than state average
--- 22.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.2 minutes
--- #1,205 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 13.5% longer than state average
--- 8.7% shorter than national average
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#28. Vilas County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.30%
--- #1,535 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 40.3% more common than state average
--- 20.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 19.9 minutes
--- #2,331 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.4% shorter than state average
--- 27.9% shorter than national average
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#27. Kenosha County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.30%
--- #1,529 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 40.6% more common than state average
--- 20.7% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.3 minutes
--- #992 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 18.5% longer than state average
--- 4.7% shorter than national average
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#26. Walworth County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.32%
--- #1,519 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 41.6% more common than state average
--- 20.1% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.3 minutes
--- #1,424 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.5% longer than state average
--- 12.0% shorter than national average
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#25. Oconto County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.36%
--- #1,484 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 44.2% more common than state average
--- 18.6% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.6 minutes
--- #934 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 19.8% longer than state average
--- 3.6% shorter than national average
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#24. Barron County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.40%
--- #1,450 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 46.6% more common than state average
--- 17.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.7 minutes
--- #2,191 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.8% shorter than state average
--- 25.0% shorter than national average
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#23. Oneida County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.41%
--- #1,438 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 47.3% more common than state average
--- 16.9% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.1 minutes
--- #2,298 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.5% shorter than state average
--- 27.2% shorter than national average
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#22. Dunn County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.57%
--- #1,306 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 57.1% more common than state average
--- 11.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.7 minutes
--- #1,785 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.3% longer than state average
--- 17.8% shorter than national average
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#21. Marinette County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.62%
--- #1,267 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 59.9% more common than state average
--- 9.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.5 minutes
--- #2,228 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.7% shorter than state average
--- 25.7% shorter than national average
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#20. Chippewa County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.62%
--- #1,266 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 59.9% more common than state average
--- 9.8% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.8 minutes
--- #1,758 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.7% longer than state average
--- 17.4% shorter than national average
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#19. Forest County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.63%
--- #1,256 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 60.5% more common than state average
--- 9.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.1 minutes
--- #2,298 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 9.5% shorter than state average
--- 27.2% shorter than national average
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#18. Juneau County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.69%
--- #1,213 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 64.3% more common than state average
--- 7.3% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.1 minutes
--- #1,691 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 4.1% longer than state average
--- 16.3% shorter than national average
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#17. Green Lake County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.78%
--- #1,153 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 69.5% more common than state average
--- 4.4% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.1 minutes
--- #1,031 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.6% longer than state average
--- 5.4% shorter than national average
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#16. Waushara County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.81%
--- #1,127 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 71.6% more common than state average
--- 3.2% less common than national average

- Average commute time: 27 minutes
--- #868 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 21.6% longer than state average
--- 2.2% shorter than national average
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#15. Iron County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 2.96%
--- #1,041 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 80.5% more common than state average
--- 1.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22 minutes
--- #1,941 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.9% shorter than state average
--- 20.3% shorter than national average
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#14. Lafayette County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.00%
--- #1,009 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 83.3% more common than state average
--- 3.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 25.4 minutes
--- #1,167 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 14.4% longer than state average
--- 8.0% shorter than national average
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#13. Price County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.11%
--- #961 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 89.8% more common than state average
--- 7.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.3 minutes
--- #2,268 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 8.6% shorter than state average
--- 26.4% shorter than national average
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#12. Taylor County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.11%
--- #960 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 89.9% more common than state average
--- 7.2% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.8 minutes
--- #1,758 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 2.7% longer than state average
--- 17.4% shorter than national average
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#11. Crawford County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.28%
--- #875 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 100.5% more common than state average
--- 13.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22.2 minutes
--- #1,900 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.0% shorter than state average
--- 19.6% shorter than national average
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#10. Adams County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.35%
--- #833 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 104.5% more common than state average
--- 15.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 27.9 minutes
--- #724 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 25.7% longer than state average
--- 1.1% longer than national average
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#9. Rusk County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.47%
--- #780 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 111.9% more common than state average
--- 19.6% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 23.9 minutes
--- #1,518 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 7.7% longer than state average
--- 13.4% shorter than national average
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#8. Washburn County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.52%
--- #759 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 114.5% more common than state average
--- 21.1% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 24.5 minutes
--- #1,363 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 10.4% longer than state average
--- 11.2% shorter than national average
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#7. Polk County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.65%
--- #704 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 122.8% more common than state average
--- 25.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 29.5 minutes
--- #492 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 32.9% longer than state average
--- 6.9% longer than national average
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#6. Richland County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.67%
--- #698 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 124.1% more common than state average
--- 26.5% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26 minutes
--- #1,044 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 17.1% longer than state average
--- 5.8% shorter than national average
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#5. Florence County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 3.79%
--- #658 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 131.5% more common than state average
--- 30.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 22 minutes
--- #1,941 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 0.9% shorter than state average
--- 20.3% shorter than national average
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#4. Menominee County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.03%
--- #583 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 145.8% more common than state average
--- 38.7% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 20.7 minutes
--- #2,191 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 6.8% shorter than state average
--- 25.0% shorter than national average
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#3. Pepin County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.22%
--- #522 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 157.7% more common than state average
--- 45.4% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 26.8 minutes
--- #903 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 20.7% longer than state average
--- 2.9% shorter than national average
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#2. Marquette County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.79%
--- #404 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 192.3% more common than state average
--- 64.9% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 30.9 minutes
--- #351 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 39.2% longer than state average
--- 12.0% longer than national average
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#1. Burnett County

- Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.95%
--- #137 most common among all counties nationwide
--- 324.1% more common than state average
--- 139.3% more common than national average

- Average commute time: 28.9 minutes
--- #577 longest among all counties nationwide
--- 30.2% longer than state average
--- 4.7% longer than national average

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