Special Report

The Town With the Shortest Commute in Every State

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Hawaii: Kaunakakai
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 9.6 (Hawaii: 27.1)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 71.2% (Hawaii: 67.6%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 18.2% (Hawaii: 13.4%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.3% (Hawaii: 5.5%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 82

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Idaho: Salmon
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 7.8 (Idaho: 21.2)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 76.5% (Idaho: 77.8%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 13.4% (Idaho: 9.3%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Idaho: 0.6%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 47

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Illinois: Scott AFB
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 10.9 (Illinois: 29.0)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 80.2% (Illinois: 71.5%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 11.0% (Illinois: 7.8%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.3% (Illinois: 8.8%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 391

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Indiana: Notre Dame
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 11.5 (Indiana: 23.9)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 14.2% (Indiana: 81.3%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 1.4% (Indiana: 9.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.9% (Indiana: 0.9%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 163

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Iowa: Algona
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 9.9 (Iowa: 19.5)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 79.6% (Iowa: 80.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 9.9% (Iowa: 8.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.1% (Iowa: 0.9%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 133

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