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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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