According to a recent report that ranks states based on having the most “super commuters,” Adams County has been named the highest in the state of Ohio for having 9.6 percent of commuters having a travel time of more than 90 minutes per one way trip to their jobs.
The average one-way commute in the United States has grown to a record 27.1 minutes. According to thestacker.com, Ohio is ranked forty fourth in the United States for having the highest number of super commuters. The state of New York is ranked first, having an average of 5.690 percent of commuters having a trip of more than 90 minutes. The report also indicates Adams County commuters have the highest average of commute times in the state. Commuters in Adams County traveling to and from work have an average travel time of 37.4 minutes per one-way trip.
According the IndexMunidi, the elapsed time includes time spent waiting for public transportation, picking up passengers in carpools, and time spent in other activities related to getting to work.
Adams County is not along in high commute times, according to the report, many of the high-ranking counties are in the southern part of the state. Brown County commuters have an average commute of 35.0 minutes, Highland County commuters have an average commute of 29.3 minutes. Other counties with high commute times include Vinton (32.2 minutes), Meigs (32.7), and Monroe (33.7). The data was collected in the America Community Survey conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau.
“We ask questions about where people work, how they get there, when they leave home, and how long it takes, to create statistics about commuting, or a person’s journey to work,” read a statement from the United States Census Bureau. “Commuting patterns and characteristics are crucial to planning for improvements to road and highway infrastructure, developing transportation plans and services, and understanding where people are traveling in the course of a normal day.”