Special Report

The Town With the Shortest Commute in Every State

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New Mexico: Holloman AFB
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 8.7 (New Mexico: 22.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 68.6% (New Mexico: 79.1%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 13.1% (New Mexico: 10.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (New Mexico: 1.0%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 56

New York: Alfred
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 9.2 (New York: 33.5)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 18.3% (New York: 52.3%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 2.5% (New York: 6.4%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.8% (New York: 26.2%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 515

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North Carolina: Boone
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 13.7 (North Carolina: 24.9)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 62.4% (North Carolina: 79.3%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 8.2% (North Carolina: 9.0%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 4.1% (North Carolina: 1.0%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 234

North Dakota: Grand Forks AFB
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 9.0 (North Dakota: 17.6)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 81.6% (North Dakota: 80.8%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 11.1% (North Dakota: 8.9%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.9% (North Dakota: 0.5%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 19

Ohio: Wright-Patterson AFB
> Avg. commute time (minutes): 10.2 (Ohio: 23.7)
> Share of commuters driving alone: 77.4% (Ohio: 81.5%)
> Share of commuters carpooling: 19.3% (Ohio: 7.6%)
> Share of commuters using public transit: 0.0% reported (Ohio: 1.4%)
> No. of towns considered in ranking: 388

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