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Worst commutes in Maryland

  • Worst commutes in Maryland
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    Worst commutes in Maryland

    The average American spends nearly an hour every day in a single-occupancy vehicle getting to and from work. For those who live in big, dense cities such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the time wasted sitting in traffic increases substantially, but which cities have the worst commutes?

    Stacker has collected data from the U.S Census Bureau to determine which Maryland residents spend the most time traveling to work. The data, from 2017 (the most recent available) includes commuters 16 years of age or older and only people who do not work remotely.

    Cities were ranked by average commute, and any ties were broken by commuters with 60 minutes or more of one-way travel time. Whether driving or taking public transport, train delays, bumper-to-bumper traffic congestion, and unexpected construction all contribute to endless frustration and bouts of road rage all over the country.

    Read on to find out the worst Maryland cities to live in if you are especially susceptible to traffic-induced anger.

    RELATED: Best commutes in Maryland

     

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

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 31.1 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 9.6%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 96,520

  • #24. Baltimore County—Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill, and Reisterstown
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    #24. Baltimore County—Randallstown (East), Owings Mills, Milford Mill, and Reisterstown

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 32.3 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 11.1%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 68,864

  • #23. Baltimore County (outer)
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    #23. Baltimore County (outer)

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 32.5 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 11.8%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 60,474

  • #22. Howard County (West)—Columbia (West) and Ellicott City (Northwest)
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    #22. Howard County (West)—Columbia (West) and Ellicott City (Northwest)

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 32.8 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 13.2%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 70,857

  • #21. Baltimore City—Frankford, Belair-Edison, and Loch Raven
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    #21. Baltimore City—Frankford, Belair-Edison, and Loch Raven

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 32.8 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 13.3%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 55,709

  • #20. Montgomery County (Central)—Rockville, Gaithersburg Cities, and North Potomac
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    #20. Montgomery County (Central)—Rockville, Gaithersburg Cities, and North Potomac

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 32.8 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 16.9%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 100,770

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

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 33.1 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 14.5%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 51,273

  • #18. Frederick County (Central)—Greater Frederick City
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    #18. Frederick County (Central)—Greater Frederick City

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 33.1 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 21.8%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 63,567

  • #17. Harford County (North and West)—Bel Air Town, Fallston, and Jarrettsville
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    #17. Harford County (North and West)—Bel Air Town, Fallston, and Jarrettsville

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 33.4 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 15.3%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 70,166

  • #16. Prince George's County (North)—Laurel, Greenbelt (North and East) Cities and Beltsville
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    #16. Prince George's County (North)—Laurel, Greenbelt (North and East) Cities and Beltsville

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 34.2 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 16.4%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 73,382

  • #15. Prince George's County (Northwest)—College Park City and Langley Park
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    #15. Prince George's County (Northwest)—College Park City and Langley Park

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 35.1 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 17.9%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 62,594

  • #14. Montgomery County (Southeast)—Takoma Park City and Silver Spring
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    #14. Montgomery County (Southeast)—Takoma Park City and Silver Spring

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 35.3 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 15.2%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 65,216

  • #13. Montgomery County (East Central)—Wheaton, Aspen Hill, and Glenmont
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    #13. Montgomery County (East Central)—Wheaton, Aspen Hill, and Glenmont

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 35.3 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 17.3%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 73,540

  • #12. Carroll County
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    #12. Carroll County

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 35.6 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 19.4%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 86,849

  • #11. St. Mary's and Calvert Counties
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    #11. St. Mary's and Calvert Counties

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 35.8 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 21.7%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 100,387

  • #10. Prince George's County (Northwest)—New Carrollton and Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities
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    #10. Prince George's County (Northwest)—New Carrollton and Hyattsville (Southeast) Cities

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 36.2 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 18.8%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 56,845

  • #9. Prince George's County (Central)—Seat Pleasant City, Capitol Heights Town, and Landover
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    #9. Prince George's County (Central)—Seat Pleasant City, Capitol Heights Town, and Landover

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 36.2 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 19.5%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 56,159

  • #8. Montgomery County (West Central)—Germantown and Montgomery Village
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    #8. Montgomery County (West Central)—Germantown and Montgomery Village

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 36.6 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 21.3%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 73,673

  • #7. Montgomery County (North and West)—Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, and Darnestown
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    #7. Montgomery County (North and West)—Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg, and Darnestown

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 36.8 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 20.3%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 73,755

  • #6. Montgomery County (East)—Fairland, Calverton, White Oak, and Burtonsville
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    #6. Montgomery County (East)—Fairland, Calverton, White Oak, and Burtonsville

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 37 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 18.6%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 62,450

  • #5. Frederick County (outside Greater Frederick City)
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    #5. Frederick County (outside Greater Frederick City)

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 37 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 22.6%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 65,150

  • #4. Prince George's County (Southwest)—Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights, and Temple Hills
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    #4. Prince George's County (Southwest)—Oxon Hill, Hillcrest Heights, and Temple Hills

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 37.1 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 19%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 58,736

  • #3. Prince George's County (East)—Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and Lanham
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    #3. Prince George's County (East)—Bowie City, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and Lanham

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 38 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 22.3%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 95,768

  • #2. Prince George's County (South)—Clinton, Fort Washington (South), Rosaryville, and Croom
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    #2. Prince George's County (South)—Clinton, Fort Washington (South), Rosaryville, and Croom

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 41.4 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 25.9%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 66,148

  • #1. Charles County—La Plata Town and Waldorf
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    #1. Charles County—La Plata Town and Waldorf

    - Average one-way commute time to work: 43.9 minutes
    - Workers with one-way commutes over 60 minutes: 34.2%
    - Workers 16 years and over: 79,070

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