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Best commutes in Florida

  • Best commutes in Florida
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    Best commutes in Florida

    Time is a valuable commodity; most people living in the United States can agree they spend way too much of it sitting in traffic. The average American spends nearly an hour in a single-occupancy vehicle getting to and from work each day.

    Though congestion and long, complicated commutes are often accepted as an unavoidable part of life in places like New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., some cities boast relatively quick and easy transits. Which cities in the country have the shortest and least complicated commutes?

    Stacker has collected data from the U.S Census Bureau to determine the best commutes in eight different states, including Florida. Stacker ranked the cities by average commute, and any ties were broken by commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time. The most recent data from 2017 includes commuters 16 years of age or older, and it excludes people who work remotely.

    Read on to find out the fastest and easiest routes to help you save time and energy. The data might even help you choose which city you move to next.

    ALSO: Where people are moving to from Florida

  • #20. Palm Beach County (Northeast)
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    #20. Palm Beach County (Northeast)

    Average commute: 23.5 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 56,046

  • #19. Pinellas County (South Central)—St. Petersburg City (West)
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    #19. Pinellas County (South Central)—St. Petersburg City (West)

    Average commute: 23.4 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 52,309

  • #18. Palm Beach County (Southeast)—Boca Raton City and Highland Beach Town
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    #18. Palm Beach County (Southeast)—Boca Raton City and Highland Beach Town

    Average commute: 23.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 53,244

  • #17. Sarasota County (North)
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    #17. Sarasota County (North)

    Average commute: 23.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 56,353

  • #16. Sarasota County (Central and Gulf Coast)
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    #16. Sarasota County (Central and Gulf Coast)

    Average commute: 23.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 54,211

  • #15. Marion County (Central)—Ocala City
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    #15. Marion County (Central)—Ocala City

    Average commute: 23.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 40,797

  • #14. Palm Beach County (East)—West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town
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    #14. Palm Beach County (East)—West Palm Beach City (Southeast) & Palm Beach Town

    Average commute: 23.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.3%
    Worker population 16 and older: 71,893

  • #13. Duval County (Southeast)—Jacksonville City (Southeast)
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    #13. Duval County (Southeast)—Jacksonville City (Southeast)

    Average commute: 23.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 2.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 72,018

  • #12. Collier County (Southwest)
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    #12. Collier County (Southwest)

    Average commute: 22.9 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 49,029

  • #11. Escambia County (South)
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    #11. Escambia County (South)

    Average commute: 22.7 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 88,054

  • #10. Pinellas County (Central)—Greater Pinellas Park City
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    #10. Pinellas County (Central)—Greater Pinellas Park City

    Average commute: 22.6 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 52,791

  • #9. Volusia County—Port Orange, Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach (East), and Oak Hill Cities
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    #9. Volusia County—Port Orange, Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach (East), and Oak Hill Cities

    Average commute: 22.4 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.9%
    Worker population 16 and older: 54,927

  • #8. Palm Beach County (Northeast)—Palm Beach Gardens and Riviera Beach Cities
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    #8. Palm Beach County (Northeast)—Palm Beach Gardens and Riviera Beach Cities

    Average commute: 21.8 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 56,423

  • #7. Southwest Heartland—Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto, and Hardee Counties
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    #7. Southwest Heartland—Highlands (Northwest), DeSoto, and Hardee Counties

    Average commute: 21.4 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 7.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 50,143

  • #6. Brevard County (Southwest)—Melbourne and West Melbourne Cities
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    #6. Brevard County (Southwest)—Melbourne and West Melbourne Cities

    Average commute: 21.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.1%
    Worker population 16 and older: 53,429

  • #5. Collier County (Northwest)
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    #5. Collier County (Northwest)

    Average commute: 21.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 47,000

  • #4. Hillsborough County (Southwest)—Tampa City (South)
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    #4. Hillsborough County (Southwest)—Tampa City (South)

    Average commute: 21.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.9%
    Worker population 16 and older: 88,179

  • #3. Volusia County (Northeast)—Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Holly Hill Cities
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    #3. Volusia County (Northeast)—Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, and Holly Hill Cities

    Average commute: 20.5 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 51,185

  • #2. Alachua County (Central)—Gainesville City (Central)
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    #2. Alachua County (Central)—Gainesville City (Central)

    Average commute: 19.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 2.3%
    Worker population 16 and older: 66,061

  • #1. Leon County (Central)—Tallahassee City (Central)
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    #1. Leon County (Central)—Tallahassee City (Central)

    Average commute: 17.9 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 2.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 69,293

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