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The City With the Longest Commute in Every State

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Kansas: Olathe
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 21.9 (Kansas: 19.6)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 80.2% (Kansas: 80.7%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 8.2% (Kansas: 8.9%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.2% (Kansas: 0.4%)
> No. of cities considered in ranking: 15

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Kentucky: Independence
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 28.4 (Kentucky: 23.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 84.0% (Kentucky: 81.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 9.6% (Kentucky: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.4% (Kentucky: 0.9%)
> No. of cities considered in ranking: 15

Louisiana: Prairieville
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 35.5 (Louisiana: 25.8)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 90.1% (Louisiana: 81.9%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 3.9% (Louisiana: 9.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Louisiana: 1.1%)
> No. of cities considered in ranking: 18

Maine: Lewiston
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 20.2 (Maine: 24.3)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 72.0% (Maine: 77.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 14.2% (Maine: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.3% (Maine: 0.5%)
> No. of cities considered in ranking: 4

Maryland: Waldorf
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 46.1 (Maryland: 33.0)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 80.3% (Maryland: 72.1%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 6.2% (Maryland: 8.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 6.8% (Maryland: 7.4%)
> No. of cities considered in ranking: 54

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