Thursday, 07 January 2021 23:43

Average One-Way Commute Time for California Residents Reaches 29.3 Minutes

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California residents spend an average of 29.3 minutes commuting to work, the sixth longest commute among the states that Coverage.com studied in an analysis using pre-coronavirus data.

About 12.2% of commuters in the state have one-way travel times exceeding one hour, according to the analysis.


The city in California with the shortest average commute time was Fort Irwin, according to the website, which aims to educate consumers by offering impartial insurance information.


Coverage.com relied on 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to rank states and the District of Columbia. The key commute data for Wyoming was not available.


Initial studies show that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Americans’ commuting habits, with public transit use decreasing, bikes and e-bikes gaining popularity and overall travel time decreasing as more people work from home, the researchers found. 


Increased commuting times can be associated with more stress as well as an acceleration of climate change, according to Coverage.com.


We thank The Center Square for reprint permission.


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