How Does Your Commute Compare To Those Around The Country? A New Map Can Tell You

The average commute to work time in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.

So you think you've got the worst commute? Well now there's a cool new map where you can test your commute time against that of everyone else in the nation.

WNYC, NPR's local New York station, has used new census data to create an interactive commute map. The average travel time to work in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Regions with the longest commutes to and from work each day are Puerto Rico, New York, Maryland and New Jersey, where more than 14% of residents spend at least two hours each weekday commuting.

So how does your daily commute compare?

[Image courtesy of flickr user Guru Sno Studios]

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  • Jamil Buie

    I made it a point to live as close as I could to my office. Nothing beats walking across the street and into work. Now I know there are a lot of other factors that let me do that (great office location, single no kids, etc.) but running away from you civilization only to complain when you have to trek back to work dosen't feel like the best solution to me. At least not at this life stage.