MARCH 18, 2021 — A new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau shows the average one-way commute in the United States increased to a new high of 27.6 minutes in 2019. The Travel Time to Work in the United States: 2019 report summarizes trends in travel time among U.S. workers between 2006 and 2019 using single-year data from the American Community Survey (ACS). The report then moves on to take a closer look at patterns in travel time along selected characteristics using 2019 ACS estimates.
Highlights from the report include:
The new data presented in this report are based on the ACS sample interviewed from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019. ACS questions related to travel focus only on commuting and do not include nonwork trips. The average travel time excludes workers who worked from home in 2019.
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