Special Report

The Town With the Shortest Commute in Every State

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Kansas: Beloit
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 8.2 (Kansas: 19.6)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 82.8% (Kansas: 80.7%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 8.4% (Kansas: 8.9%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Kansas: 0.4%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 92

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Kentucky: Fort Campbell North
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 8.0 (Kentucky: 23.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 57.3% (Kentucky: 81.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 7.0% (Kentucky: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.5% (Kentucky: 0.9%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 118

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Louisiana: Fort Polk South
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 10.2 (Louisiana: 25.8)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 70.2% (Louisiana: 81.9%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 6.9% (Louisiana: 9.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Louisiana: 1.1%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 138

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Maine: Bar Harbor
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 13.2 (Maine: 24.3)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 60.6% (Maine: 77.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 16.3% (Maine: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 1.0% (Maine: 0.5%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 51

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Maryland: Aberdeen Proving Ground
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 15.3 (Maryland: 33.0)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 72.4% (Maryland: 72.1%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 3.6% (Maryland: 8.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Maryland: 7.4%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 207

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