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Commuting (Journey to Work) refers to a worker’s travel from home to work. Place of work refers to the geographic location of the worker’s job. Work at home refers to a worker who does not commute to a different geographic area from work, meaning their place of work is their home. Daytime population refers to the estimated number of people who are residing and working in an area during the “daytime” working hours.

There are several surveys conducted by the Census Bureau that ask questions related to commuting including means of transportation, time of departure, mean travel time to work, vehicles available, distance traveled, and expenses associated with commuting.


Latest Releases

American Community Survey 

  • Modes Less Traveled- Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008-2012 
    • Report [PDF - 1.4M] , by Brian S. McKenzie. (ACS-25)
  • Commuter Adjusted Daytime Population: 2006-2010 5-year ACS 
  • Out-of-State and Long Commutes: 2011 
    • Report [PDF - 449K] , by Brian S. McKenzie. (ACS-20)
  • County-to-County Commuting Flows: 2006-2010 
  • Home-Based Workers in the United States: 2010 
    • Report [PDF - 1.3M] , by Peter J. Mateyka, Melanie A. Rapino, and Liana Christin Landivar.
    • Infographic [PDF - 1.8M] , by Peter J. Mateyka, Melanie A. Rapino, and Liana Christin Landivar.
  • Mega Commuting in the U.S., 2006-2010  


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Commuting (Journey to Work) |  Last Revised: 2014-05-07T16:17:28.552-04:00