(STACKER) – 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 record-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 Auburn using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates.

The longest commute times in the country can predictably be found around East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the New York City metro area, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia, and the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey.

– Average commute: 23.1 minutes
— Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 4.7%

  • Workers who drive to work: 91.5%
    — Workers who carpool to work: 8.5%
  • Workers who take public transportation to work: 0.6%
  • Workers who work from home: 4.5%
  • Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 12%
  • Worked outside county of residence: 29.77%

Metros with the worst average commute

1. East Stroudsburg, PA: 40 minutes

2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: 37 minutes

3. Stockton, CA: 35.2 minutes

4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: 34.8 minutes

5. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA: 34.1 minutes

Metros with the best average commute

1. Grand Forks, ND-MN: 15.7 minutes

2. Walla Walla, WA: 15.8 minutes

3. Dubuque, IA: 16.4 minutes

4. Cheyenne, WY: 16.4 minutes

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