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Commute Times

Mean travel time to work in minutes

What does this mean?

Travel time to work refers to the total number of minutes that it usually took the person to get from home to work each day during the reference week. 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. Mean travel time to work is obtained by dividing the total number of minutes by the number of workers 16 years old and over who did not work at home. Mean travel time to work is rounded to the nearest tenth of a minute.

Why does this matter?

The amount of time it takes workers to get to and from their jobs is one indicator of quality of life, which in turn contributes to states’ competitive advantage for economic development.

North Carolina Ranking
19 / 51

* Source: US Census Bureau

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