See what the average commute is in Washburn County, WI

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December 30, 2022
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See what the average commute is in Washburn County, WI

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 Washburn County using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates. Washburn County has a longer commute than three out of five neighboring counties, with Sawyer County, WI having the shortest commute at 21.6 minutes.

Washburn County commuting by the numbers
- Average commute: 24.3 minutes
--- 9.2% higher than state average
--- #23 worst commute in the state
- Workers with 1+ hour commute: 7.1%
- Workers who drive to work: 87.9%
--- Workers who carpool to work: 8.8%
- Workers who take public transport to work: 0.3%
- Workers who work from home: 7.9%
- Left for work between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.: 19.5%
- Worked outside county of residence: 30.1%

Commutes in neighboring counties
#1. Sawyer County, WI: 21.6 minutes
#2. Bayfield County, WI: 22.8 minutes
#2. Douglas County, WI: 22.8 minutes
#4. Washburn County, WI: 24.3 minutes
#5. Rusk County, WI: 25.2 minutes
#6. Burnett County, WI: 30.4 minutes

Counties with the best commute in Wisconsin
#1. Door County: 17.0 minutes
#2. Ashland County: 17.2 minutes
#3. Eau Claire County: 17.9 minutes

Counties with the worst commute in Wisconsin
#1. Marquette County: 30.6 minutes
#2. Burnett County: 30.4 minutes
#3. Polk County: 29.8 minutes

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