Special Report

The Town With the Shortest Commute in Every State

Montana: Cut Bank
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 9.7 (Montana: 18.4)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 73.2% (Montana: 75.2%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 14.5% (Montana: 9.2%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Montana: 0.7%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 37

Nebraska: Alliance
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 7.9 (Nebraska: 18.9)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 80.7% (Nebraska: 80.7%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 16.5% (Nebraska: 9.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.2% (Nebraska: 0.6%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 52

Nevada: Ely
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 12.8 (Nevada: 24.6)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 81.5% (Nevada: 76.8%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 6.7% (Nevada: 10.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.8% (Nevada: 2.9%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 26

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New Hampshire: Plymouth
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 14.3 (New Hampshire: 27.4)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 40.3% (New Hampshire: 79.5%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 11.8% (New Hampshire: 7.7%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (New Hampshire: 0.8%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 37

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New Jersey: The College of New Jersey
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 12.9 (New Jersey: 32.0)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 34.4% (New Jersey: 69.6%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 4.1% (New Jersey: 7.8%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 1.4% (New Jersey: 10.8%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 385

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