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Residents With the Longest Commutes to Work
Last year the average commute to work was 25.3 minutes, according to Census Bureau data. But some residents face a much longer commute time. Check out which city’s residents spend the most time making their way to and from work. 

Cars in Traffic on a Highway

For some city residents the commute to work is more stressful than the actual workday. Here’s a breakdown of which residents spend the most time traveling to and from work.

New York Stock Exchange Building Looking Up

New York/Northern New Jersey/Long Island: 34.6 minutes

Long commutes don’t necessarily mean people are stranded behind the wheel. Workers making their way into Manhattan have several modes of public transportation at their disposal, but that doesn’t guarantee they will have a speedy trip.  

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C./Arlington/Alexandria: 33.4 minutes

People working in our nation’s capital tend to live outside the beltway, creating long and often traffic-filled work commutes.  

7. New York, N.Y.

Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Middletown, N.Y.: 32.2 minutes

Residents in this area also tend to be making their way to work in the Big Apple and spend an average of five hours a week commuting to work.

Seattle

Bremerton/Silverdale, Wash: 30.8 minutes

Residents of this Seattle suburb garner the prize of having West Coast’s longest trek. At least the scenery is pleasant.

3. Chicago, Ill.

Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill: 30.7 minutes

Making your way into the Windy City isn’t a breeze; commuters battle traffic on Highway 90 or the L on a daily basis.

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Winchester, Va.: 30.3 minutes

Another beltway nightmare. Bumper-to-bumper traffic during most weekday rush hours has folks crawling in and out of D.C.

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Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga.: 30.1 minutes

The commute for residents in this region is anything but peachy, they face the longest commute in the South.

Smog in Los Angeles

Riverside/San Bernardino/Ontario, Calif.: 30 minutes

Whether you’re on Route 91 or Route 10, this city east of Los Angeles gives its resident something to complain about on a daily basis.

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Reuters

Stockton, Calif.:  29.8 minutes

Folks trying to make their way to the “City by the Bay” have plenty of time to enjoy the view of the Golden Gate Bridge because it’s going to take a while to get to the bridge and get across it.

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University Maryland College Park, Reuters

Baltimore/Towson, Md.: 29.7

While the city holds the moniker of “Charm City” the commute is anything but if you’re trying to get anywhere on I-95.

Residents With the Longest Commutes to Work

Last year the average commute to work was 25.3 minutes, according to Census Bureau data. But some residents face a much longer commute time. Check out which city’s residents spend the most time making their way to and from work. 

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