Arkansas Still Ranks Low in Commuting Time

Arkansas workers don't spend as much time getting to and from work as do most other states.

  • Among U.S. workers who did not work at home, 8.1 percent had commutes of 60 minutes or longer each way in 2011.
  • New York shows the highest rate of “long commutes” at 16.2 percent, followed by Maryland and New Jersey at 14.8 and 14.6 percent, respectively.
  • Only 5 percent of Arkansas workers had commutes of 60 minutes or longer.

Travel Time to Work: 2011
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One-way travel time intervalPercentage of workers
Less than 10 minutes 13.40
10 to 14 minutes 14.30
15 to 19 minutes 15.50
20 to 24 minutes 14.80
25 to 29 minutes 6.10
30 to 34 minutes 13.70
35 to 44 minutes 6.40
45 to 59 minutes 7.50
60 or more minutes 8.10

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey