Special Report

The City With the Longest Drives to Work in Every State

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Colorado: Greeley
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 27.9 (Colorado: 25.8)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 78.4% (Colorado: 72.9%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 10.4% (Colorado: 8.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.4% (Colorado: 2.8%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 7

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Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 31.4 (Connecticut: 26.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 69.5% (Connecticut: 76.3%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 8.3% (Connecticut: 7.8%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 9.3% (Connecticut: 4.4%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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Delaware: Dover
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 26.3 (Delaware: 26.2)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 81.2% (Delaware: 78.8%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 9.5% (Delaware: 8.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.8% (Delaware: 2.2%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 1

*Because Dover is the only eligible metro in Delaware, it is the metro with the longest average commute time by default.

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Florida: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 29.9 (Florida: 27.9)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 76.7% (Florida: 77.7%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 9.2% (Florida: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 3.0% (Florida: 1.6%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 22

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Georgia: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 32.1 (Georgia: 28.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 75.2% (Georgia: 77.7%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 9.0% (Georgia: 9.3%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 2.8% (Georgia: 1.9%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 14

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