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Best commutes in Pennsylvania

  • Best commutes in Pennsylvania

    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 Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania

  • #20. Pittsburgh City (North)

    Average commute: 23 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.4%
    Worker population 16 and older: 93,452

  • #19. Bradford, Tioga, and Sullivan Counties

    Average commute: 22.9 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 7.1%
    Worker population 16 and older: 46,589

  • #18. Lebanon County

    Average commute: 22.9 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 64,767

  • #17. Lancaster County (Northwest)—Elizabethtown Borough

    Average commute: 22.8 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.2%
    Worker population 16 and older: 56,573

  • #16. Crawford and Warren Counties

    Average commute: 22.7 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.8%
    Worker population 16 and older: 55,298

  • #15. Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter, and Cameron Counties

    Average commute: 22.7 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 6.3%
    Worker population 16 and older: 74,514

  • #14. Mercer County

    Average commute: 22.7 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.7%
    Worker population 16 and older: 48,926

  • #13. Cumberland County (East)

    Average commute: 22.7 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 3.8%
    Worker population 16 and older: 75,694

  • #12. Lancaster County (Southwest)—Columbia Borough

    Average commute: 22.2 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 5.5%
    Worker population 16 and older: 66,020

  • #11. Dauphin County (Central)—Harrisburg City and Colonial Park

    Average commute: 22.1 minutes
    Commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time: 4.1%
    Worker population 16 and older: 76,037

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