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Worst commutes in Maryland

  • 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.

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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

    - 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)

    - 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)

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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

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