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Best commutes in Maryland

  • Best commutes in Maryland
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    Best commutes in Maryland

    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 Maryland. 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 Maryland

  • #20. Anne Arundel County (Southeast)—Annapolis City, Parole, Annapolis Neck, and Edgewater
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    #20. Anne Arundel County (Southeast)—Annapolis City, Parole, Annapolis Neck, and Edgewater

    Average commute: 32.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 15.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 75,427

  • #19. Anne Arundel County (Northwest)—Severn, Odenton, Crofton City, and Fort Meade
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    #19. Anne Arundel County (Northwest)—Severn, Odenton, Crofton City, and Fort Meade

    Average commute: 32.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 13.9%
    Worker population 16 and older: 89,792

  • #18. Baltimore City—Sandtown-Winchester, Ashburton, and Mount Washington
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    #18. Baltimore City—Sandtown-Winchester, Ashburton, and Mount Washington

    Average commute: 32.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 14.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 51,273

  • #17. Baltimore City—Irvington, Ten Hills, and Cherry Hill
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    #17. Baltimore City—Irvington, Ten Hills, and Cherry Hill

    Average commute: 32.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 12.3%
    Worker population 16 and older: 51,975

  • #16. Cecil County
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    #16. Cecil County

    Average commute: 31.7 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 11.1%
    Worker population 16 and older: 49,958

  • #15. Anne Arundel County (Central)—Severna Park, Arnold, and Lake Shore
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    #15. Anne Arundel County (Central)—Severna Park, Arnold, and Lake Shore

    Average commute: 31.6 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 12.8%
    Worker population 16 and older: 72,852

  • #14. Baltimore County—Perry Hall, Middle River, and Rosedale
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    #14. Baltimore County—Perry Hall, Middle River, and Rosedale

    Average commute: 31.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 8.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 58,678

  • #13. Montgomery County (South)—Bethesda, Potomac, and North Bethesda
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    #13. Montgomery County (South)—Bethesda, Potomac, and North Bethesda

    Average commute: 30.9 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 9.6%
    Worker population 16 and older: 96,520

  • #12. Howard County (East)—Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast), and Elkridge
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    #12. Howard County (East)—Columbia (East), Ellicott City (Southeast), and Elkridge

    Average commute: 30.5 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 11.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 95,350

  • #11. Anne Arundel County (North)—Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale, and Brooklyn Park
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    #11. Anne Arundel County (North)—Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Ferndale, and Brooklyn Park

    Average commute: 29.6 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 8.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 58,907

  • #10. Baltimore County—Catonsville, Woodlawn, and Arbutus
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    #10. Baltimore County—Catonsville, Woodlawn, and Arbutus

    Average commute: 29.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 8.1%
    Worker population 16 and older: 57,411

  • #9. Harford County (South & East)—Aberdeen and Havre de Grace Cities
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    #9. Harford County (South & East)—Aberdeen and Havre de Grace Cities

    Average commute: 29.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 12.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 58,335

  • #8. Baltimore City—Inner Harbor, Canton, and Bayview
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    #8. Baltimore City—Inner Harbor, Canton, and Bayview

    Average commute: 29.3 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 11.9%
    Worker population 16 and older: 63,821

  • #7. Baltimore City—Guilford, Roland Park, and Druid Lake
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    #7. Baltimore City—Guilford, Roland Park, and Druid Lake

    Average commute: 29.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 11.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 50,175

  • #6. Washington County—Hagerstown City
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    #6. Washington County—Hagerstown City

    Average commute: 28.8 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 13.4%
    Worker population 16 and older: 66,237

  • #5. Baltimore County—Dundalk, Essex, and Edgemere
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    #5. Baltimore County—Dundalk, Essex, and Edgemere

    Average commute: 28.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 8.6%
    Worker population 16 and older: 50,120

  • #4. Baltimore County—Towson (East & Central), Parkville, and Carney
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    #4. Baltimore County—Towson (East & Central), Parkville, and Carney

    Average commute: 27.6 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 8.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 58,623

  • #3. Baltimore County—Pikesville (South), Lochearn, Cockeysville, and Mays Chapel
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    #3. Baltimore County—Pikesville (South), Lochearn, Cockeysville, and Mays Chapel

    Average commute: 27.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.8%
    Worker population 16 and older: 58,661

  • #2. Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties—Salisbury City
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    #2. Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties—Salisbury City

    Average commute: 23.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.8%
    Worker population 16 and older: 80,457

  • #1. Allegany and Garrett Counties—Cumberland City
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    #1. Allegany and Garrett Counties—Cumberland City

    Average commute: 23 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.8%
    Worker population 16 and older: 41,846

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