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Ranking the worst commutes in Miami

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Ranking the worst commutes in Miami

With recent studies showing Miami to have the 10th worst traffic in the world, the question emerges: which areas have the most painful commutes?

Miami-Dade County commuters saw their average one-way commute increase to 30.6 minutes in 2016, coming in 17% higher than the national average of 26.1 minutes. For the typical Miami commuter, this amounts to over 10.5 days of travel time per year across 50 weeks of work. For the venerated “mega-commuters,” those with one-way treks of over 90-minutes, annual time spent journeying to work leaps to over 31 days.

Using data from the recently released 2016 American Community Survey, Stacker analyzed how daily commutes compare across Miami. This analysis focused on the 25 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs), statistical geographic areas with populations of over 100,000, that make up Miami-Dade County. Each area was ranked by median one-way commute time while including insights into the percentage of commuters with more than 60- and 90-minute journeys.

Stacker begins the list at #25 and ends with the worst commute in Miami, where the median commute pushes north of 40 minutes and nearly 8% have “mega-commutes.”

Read on to see where your area ranked among the worst commutes in Miami.

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#25: South/Outside Urban Development Boundary and Monroe Counties

- Population: 110,375 (50,534 commuters)
- Median commute time: 15 to 19 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 8.2% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 3% of all commuters

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#24: Northeast — Hialeah (South Central)

- Population: 99,484 (36,848 commuters)
- Median commute time: 20 to 24 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 6.4% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 0.9% of all commuters

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#23: Northeast — Hialeah (North Central)

- Population: 112,431 (44,231 commuters)
- Median commute time: 20 to 24 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 6.3% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 0.7% of all commuters

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#22: East — Miami (East) and Key Biscayne

- Population: 112,265 (54,607 commuters)
- Median commute time: 20 to 24 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 7.1% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1% of all commuters

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#21: East — Coral Gables, Pinecrest Village, and Kendall (South)

- Population: 101,523 (46,606 commuters)
- Median commute time: 25 to 29 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 7.3% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1.9% of all commuters

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#20: Central — Miami Springs and Miami International Airport

- Population: 102,286 (45,102 commuters)
- Median commute time: 25 to 29 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 7.5% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1.8% of all commuters

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#19: Northeast — Miami Beach and Miami Shores

- Population: 103,235 (55,800 commuters)
- Median commute time: 25 to 29 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 7.5% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1% of all commuters

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#18: East Central — Miami (West)

- Population: 115,029 (48,336 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 4.5% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 0.6% of all commuters

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#17: Northeast — Aventura and Surfside

- Population: 96,257 (41,700 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 5.7% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 0.6% of all commuters

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#16: East Central — South Miami, Westchester, and Coral Terrace

- Population: 104,188 (52,134 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 8.4% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 2.6% of all commuters

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#15: North Central — Miami Gardens (North and West)

- Population: 105,086 (44,036 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 11.2% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 4.6% of all commuters

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#14: East Central — Kendall (North), Sunset, and Westwood Lakes

- Population: 100,764 (46,091 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 11.9% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 2.3% of all commuters

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#13: North Miami (Southwest) and Golden Glades (West)

- Population: 116,089 (48,673 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 13.1% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 4.4% of all commuters

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#12: Northeast Central — Miami (Downtown)

- Population: 124,012 (54,853 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 13.7% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1.8% of all commuters

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#11: Northeast — Greater North Miami Beach (West)

- Population: 107,588 (46,693 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 13.5% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 5.7% of all commuters

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#10: Northeast Central — Miami (North)

- Population: 108,267 (44,077 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 14.3% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 5.3% of all commuters

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#9: North Central — Tamiami Trail Region (South — Tamiami)

- Population: 111,180 (49,910 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 14% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1.4% of all commuters

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#8: North Central — Doral and Sweetwater cities, and Fontainebleau

- Population: 133,507 (60,385 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 14.7% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 1.8% of all commuters

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#7: Northeast — Opa-Locka, West Little River, and Westview

- Population: 110,555 (45,056 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 15.9% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 4.5% of all commuters

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#6: North Central — Greater Miami Lakes

- Population: 123,477 (58,244 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 17.5% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 2.6% of all commuters

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#5: South — Homestead (North) and Florida City (North)

- Population: 120,042 (48,436 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 23.1% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 11% of all commuters

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#4: Southwest — South Miami Heights

- Population: 130,429 (55,143 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 24.4% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 7.7% of all commuters

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#3: Central — The Hammocks (West), Richmond West (West), and Country Walk

- Population: 122,094 (58,751 commuters)
- Median commute time: 30 to 34 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 24.1% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 5.2% of all commuters

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#2: Central — Kendale Lakes (Southwest) and Kendall West (South)

- Population: 107,883 (52,464 commuters)
- Median commute time: 35 to 39 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 25.5% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 5.1% of all commuters

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#1: Southeast — Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay

- Population: 113,976 (50,122 commuters)
- Median commute time: 40 to 44 min.
- Over 60-min. commute: 28% of all commuters
- Over 90-min. commute: 8% of all commuters

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