STATE – Nearly 600,000 U.S. workers travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to reach their jobs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey.
About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer. According to the survey, 14.6 percent of New Jersey workers have long commutes; New York state has the highest percentage – 16.2 percent. Maryland’s 14.8 percent rate is not statistically different from New Jersey’s.
Mega commuters were more likely to be male, older, married, make a higher salary, and have a spouse who does not work. Of the total mega commutes, 75.4 percent were male and 24.6 percent women.
The average one-way daily commute for workers across the country is 25.5 minutes.