Commuting can be the bane of many people’s existence. If you’ve ever had a long commute, you know it can be incredibly insufferable. Sitting in traffic is not ideal, and public transportation can be unreliable and uncomfortable. It’d be nice if there was encouraging news to report, but it seems commuting times are only getting worse.
According to the Census, American commute times have been steadily on the rise since 2010. Although many people nowadays are lucky enough to land a remote working opportunity, many workers still don’t have the luxury of working from their home offices in their pajama pants. Living in a city is usually viewed as a convenient lifestyle, but it is notoriously inconvenient to get to work if you live in a bustling metropolis. Workers in the U.S.’s most urban areas are saddled with some of the longest commutes in the whole country.
Here are the average commute times (in minutes) for each state, from longest to shortest, according to Census data: