Windshield woes: These Kentucky counties have the worst commute times in state

Published 11:44 am Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Counties with the worst commutes in Kentucky

Commuting easily ranks as one of the least enjoyable parts of a person’s day. Commuters encounter more physical health problems, and low-income commuters are less likely to gain financial stability—among a host of other negative impacts. And yet, America’s commutes keep getting longer as people move farther away from the office, according to census data.

Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Kentucky using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by longest average commute time in 2019. Think you have a long trip to work? Read on to compare it against the worst commutes statewide.

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#30. Casey County

– Average commute time: 29.7 minutes

— #477 longest among all counties nationwide

— 25.8% longer than state average

— 7.6% longer than national average

– Workers with 90+ minute commute: 6.2%

– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.6%

– Worked outside county of residence: 41.8%

– Means of transportation: drove alone (80.2%), carpooled (14.4%), walked (0.8%), public transportation (0.3%), worked from home (3.6%)

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#29. Bath County

– Average commute time: 29.8 minutes

— #464 longest among all counties nationwide

— 26.3% longer than state average

— 8.0% longer than national average

– Workers with 90+ minute commute: 4.7%

– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 26.8%

– Worked outside county of residence: 66.3%

– Means of transportation: drove alone (79.7%), carpooled (14.1%), walked (1.9%), public transportation (0%), worked from home (3.9%)

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#28. Lawrence County

– Average commute time: 30 minutes

— #445 longest among all counties nationwide

— 27.1% longer than state average

— 8.7% longer than national average