Special Report

The City With the Longest Drives to Work in Every State

Source: LawrenceSawyer / E+ via Getty Images

Kansas: Topeka
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 20.6 (Kansas: 19.6)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 81.0% (Kansas: 80.7%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 10.1% (Kansas: 8.9%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.8% (Kansas: 0.4%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

Kentucky: Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 24.7 (Kentucky: 23.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 83.0% (Kentucky: 81.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 9.4% (Kentucky: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.3% (Kentucky: 0.9%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

Louisiana: Hammond
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 31.3 (Louisiana: 25.8)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 80.2% (Louisiana: 81.9%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 12.7% (Louisiana: 9.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.2% (Louisiana: 1.1%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 9

Source: Daniel Hanscom / iStock via Getty Images

Maine: Portland-South Portland
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 24.9 (Maine: 24.3)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 76.3% (Maine: 77.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 8.1% (Maine: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.9% (Maine: 0.5%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

Maryland: California-Lexington Park
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 31.7 (Maryland: 33.0)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 80.0% (Maryland: 72.1%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 8.3% (Maryland: 8.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 1.5% (Maryland: 7.4%)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.