These 21 New York State Counties Have The Most Horrendous Commute Times
Have you ever stopped and added up how much time you spend behind the wheel? What are the worst commute times for counties across New York State?
Let's be real for a minute- The commute to and from work takes time away from the things you really enjoy like hobbies and time with your family. You may or may not admit it out loud, but getting some of that time back when the pandemic forced you to work from home was actually kind of nice. Why? You didn't have to stress about driving, even if your commute wasn't all that long. Now, you're sacrificing that time again and your commute is more expensive than ever thanks to record high gas prices.
How bad do we REALLY have it in New York State when it comes to our commute times? According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for a one-way commute to or from work is 26.9 minutes and 9.3% of workers nationwide have a one-way commute of 60 minutes or more. Here in New York State, the mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 years+ between 2016-2020 was around 33.5 minutes.
The average commute time is a little better or a little worse depending on which part of New York state you live in. Which counties have it the worst? We dug through the data to find out and let's just say, we are truly lucky in Oneida, Madison, Herkimer, and Onondaga Counties. Are times aren't remotely that bad compared to other parts of the New York State.
Which counties across the state are the worst?