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Worst commutes in every state

  • Worst commutes in every state
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    Worst commutes in every state

    Anybody who does not live in close proximity to their place of work will speak too the fact that there is nothing quite as tiring or frustrating as an awful commute. While some people are fortunate enough to walk a few blocks to their office or even work from home, the vast majority of American workers either have to drive, bike, take some form of public transportation, or even take a plane to do their jobs on a daily basis. While a collection of factors can contribute to the depressing nature of one’s daily two-way journey, including the lack of space and cleanliness offered by many popular modes of transit, perhaps the most infuriating aspect is the immense amount of valuable time it can suck out of a person’s day.

    In analyzing the various places around the country whose commutes rob their residents of the most time on a daily basis, Stacker accessed the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to compile a list of the worst commutes in every single state. Only cities with a population of 10,000 workers 16 and older were considered for this story, and their average commute time is measured in minutes. Read on to discover which city in each state has the hardest time getting to work every morning.

    ALSO: Cities with the Worst Commutes in America

  • #50. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    2/ Seabear70 // Wikicommons

    #50. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 91,668
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 16.8
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 2.5%

  • #49. Billings, Montana
    3/ Sara goth // Wikicommons

    #49. Billings, Montana

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 55,408
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 17.5
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 3.1%

  • #48. Burlington, Vermont
    4/ Kenneth C. Zirkel // Wikicommons

    #48. Burlington, Vermont

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 22,318
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 18.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 2.5%

  • #47. Minot, North Dakota
    5/ Bobak Ha'Eri // Wikicommons

    #47. Minot, North Dakota

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 27,334
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 18.5
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 7.5%

  • #46. Anchorage, Alaska
    6/ rytis77 // Wikicommons

    #46. Anchorage, Alaska

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 158,110
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 19.1
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 3%

  • #45. Wheeling, West Virginia
    7/ Brandon W. Holmes

    #45. Wheeling, West Virginia

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 12,074
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 19.3
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 4.7%

  • #44. Rock Springs, Wyoming
    8/ Georgio // Flickr

    #44. Rock Springs, Wyoming

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 11,899
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 19.4
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 5.5%

  • #43. Bellevue, Nebraska
    9/ Ken Lund // Wikicommons

    #43. Bellevue, Nebraska

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 26,499
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 20.7
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 2.3%

  • #42. North Liberty, Iowa
    10/ American007 // Wikicommons

    #42. North Liberty, Iowa

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,386
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 21.8
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 2.6%

  • #41. Saco, Maine
    11/ Kenneth C. Zirkel // Wikicommons

    #41. Saco, Maine

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,486
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 23.1
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 2.8%

  • #40. Nampa, Idaho
    12/ Visitor7 // Wikicommons

    #40. Nampa, Idaho

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 37,214
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 23.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 3.8%

  • #39. Bixby, Oklahoma
    13/ Nearby Vinita, OK—The White Pelican // Wikicommons

    #39. Bixby, Oklahoma

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 11,377
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 23.7
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 2.8%

  • #38. Gardner, Kansas
    14/ Bob Duran // Flickr

    #38. Gardner, Kansas

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,088
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 23.8
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 3.7%

  • #37. Muskego, Wisconsin
    15/ Nearby Beloit, WI—Jason Dean // Wikicommons

    #37. Muskego, Wisconsin

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 13,472
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 25.7
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 3.5%

  • #36. Woonsocket, Rhode Island
    16/ David Wilson // Wikicommons

    #36. Woonsocket, Rhode Island

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 17,625
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 26
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 8.8%

  • #35. Brandon, Mississippi
    17/ Ditch Fisher // Wikicommons

    #35. Brandon, Mississippi

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 11,314
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 26.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 4.1%

  • #34. Bella Vista, Arkansas
    18/ Brandonrush // Wikicommons

    #34. Bella Vista, Arkansas

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 11,209
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 26.3
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 3.9%

  • #33. Rochester Hills, Michigan
    19/ Oakland County, MI—Adam Moss // Flickr

    #33. Rochester Hills, Michigan

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 35,817
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 27.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 7.8%

  • #32. Bear, Delaware
    20/ Southbound Delaware Route 1 in Bear, DE—Public Domain

    #32. Bear, Delaware

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,078
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 27.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 7.1%

  • #31. Elko, Nevada
    21/ Famartin // Wikicommons

    #31. Elko, Nevada

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,017
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 20.7%

  • #30. Independence, Kentucky
    22/ Kenton County, KY—W. Marsh // Wikicommons

    #30. Independence, Kentucky

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 13,529
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 7.2%

  • #29. Herriman, Utah
    23/ Herriman Library—Ellen Forsyth // Flickr

    #29. Herriman, Utah

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 12,184
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.4
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 5.8%

  • #28. Brunswick, Ohio
    24/ Medina County, OH—Brenda // Wikicommons

    #28. Brunswick, Ohio

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 18,573
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.4
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 7.2%

  • #27. Summerville, South Carolina
    25/ RJ Matthews // Wikicommons

    #27. Summerville, South Carolina

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 22,051
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.5
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 7.7%

  • #26. Wildwood, Missouri
    26/ Nearby St. Louis, MO—Public Domain

    #26. Wildwood, Missouri

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 18,167
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.5
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 4.4%

  • #25. Gresham, Oregon
    27/ Steve Morgan // Wikicommons

    #25. Gresham, Oregon

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 49,735
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.8
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 9.9%

  • #24. Alabaster, Alabama
    28/ LostThyme // Wikicommons

    #24. Alabaster, Alabama

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 15,588
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 28.9
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 6.8%

  • #23. Rio Rancho, New Mexico
    29/ Riverrat303 // Wikicomons

    #23. Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 41,436
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 29.5
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 8.6%

  • #22. Thornton, Colorado
    30/ Billy Hathorn // Wikicommons

    #22. Thornton, Colorado

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 66,839
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 30.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 8.3%

  • #21. Schererville, Indiana
    31/ Interstate 65, Indiana—Doug Kerr // Wikicommons

    #21. Schererville, Indiana

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 14,857
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 30.7
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 13.8%

  • #20. Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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    #20. Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,508
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 30.8
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 8%

  • #19. Elk River, Minnesota
    33/ Public Domain

    #19. Elk River, Minnesota

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 12,460
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 31.3
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 13%

  • #18. Derry, New Hampshire
    34/ Nearby Epping, New Hampshire—John Phelan // WIkicommons

    #18. Derry, New Hampshire

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 12,480
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 32.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 14.3%

  • #17. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    35/ Adam Jones // Wikicommons

    #17. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 639,442
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 32.7
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 14.1%

  • #16. Prairieville, Louisiana
    36/ Nearby Baton Rouge, Louisiana—Spatms // Wikicommons

    #16. Prairieville, Louisiana

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 14,901
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 32.9
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 12.4%

  • #15. Spring Hill, Tennessee
    37/ Nearby Columbia, Tennessee—jdj150 // Flickr

    #15. Spring Hill, Tennessee

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 16,437
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 33.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 12%

  • #14. Randolph, Massachusetts
    38/ John Phelan // Wikicommons

    #14. Randolph, Massachusetts

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 16,668
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 35.3
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 20%

  • #13. San Tan Valley, Arizona
    39/ Junction of Interstate 17 and Arizona Loop 101—Ken Lund // Flickr

    #13. San Tan Valley, Arizona

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 36,823
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 36.9
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 16.7%

  • #12. Plainfield, Illinois
    40/ Jacnoc // Wikicommons

    #12. Plainfield, Illinois

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 21,532
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 37.9
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 23.5%

  • #11. Ridgewood, New Jersey
    41/ Alexisrael // Wikicommons

    #11. Ridgewood, New Jersey

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 11,229
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 38.9
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 29.5%

  • #10. Ewa Gentry, Hawaii
    42/ Nearby Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii—Robert Linsdell // Wikicommons

    #10. Ewa Gentry, Hawaii

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 12,926
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 39.1
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 25.1%

  • #9. Redan, Georgia
    43/ Dekalb County, GA—Zeike // Wikicommons

    #9. Redan, Georgia

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 15,819
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 39.2
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 21.4%

  • #8. Westport, Connecticut
    44/ WestportWiki // Wikicommons

    #8. Westport, Connecticut

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 11,937
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 40.1
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 29%

  • #7. Canyon Lake, Texas
    45/ U.S. Department of Defense Photo

    #7. Canyon Lake, Texas

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,051
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 40.9
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 20.7%

  • #6. Linton Hall, Virginia
    46/ Virginia State Route 55—Famartin // Wikicommons

    #6. Linton Hall, Virginia

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 20,414
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 42
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 31.5%

  • #5. Valley Stream, New York
    47/ LIRR station Valley Stream—DanTD // Wikicommons

    #5. Valley Stream, New York

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 18,430
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 42.8
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 31.2%

  • #4. Bainbridge Island, Washington
    48/ Kayamon // Wikicommons

    #4. Bainbridge Island, Washington

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,509
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 43.4
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 39%

  • #3. Poinciana, Florida
    49/ Osceola County, FL—Visitor7 // Wikicommons

    #3. Poinciana, Florida

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 21,877
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 43.5
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 27.3%

  • #2. Waldorf, Maryland
    50/ Maryland Route 231—Joshua Kinard // Wikicommons

    #2. Waldorf, Maryland

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 37,538
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 44
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 34.3%

  • #1. Temescal Valley, California
    51/ Riverside County, CA—Patrick Nouhailler // Flickr

    #1. Temescal Valley, California

    Population of workers ages 16 and up: 10,432
    Mean travel time to work in minutes: 51
    Commuters with commutes of 60+ minutes: 41.7%

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