GREENVILLE, N.C. (Stacker.com) — American commutes are getting longer, with a U.S. Census Bureau report released in 2021 revealing the average one-way commute in 2019 reached a record high of 27.6 minutes.

Combined with record-high gas prices, workers’ daily commutes are increasingly time-consuming and expensive—so much so that some are calling for commutes to count as part of the workday.

Even worse are travel times for “super commuters”—that unlucky 10% of Americans traveling more than one hour each way to punch a clock.

Stacker compiled statistics about the average commute in Greenville, New Bern, Jacksonville, Rocky Mount and Goldsboro using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics are calculated based on 2020 5-year estimates.

Greenville

– Average commute: 21.4 minutes
— Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 5.6%
– Workers who drive to work: 89.7%
— Workers who carpool to work: 10.1%
– Workers who take public transportation to work: 1%
– Workers who work from home: 6.4%
– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 9.5%
– Worked outside county of residence: 28.57%

New Bern

– Average commute: 21.9 minutes
— Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 5.7%
– Workers who drive to work: 91.8%
— Workers who carpool to work: 11.6%
– Workers who take public transportation to work: 0.3%
– Workers who work from home: 4.4%
– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 15.8%
– Worked outside county of residence: 43.77%

Jacksonville

– Average commute: 20.8 minutes
— Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 3.9%
– Workers who drive to work: 85%
— Workers who carpool to work: 12.8%
– Workers who take public transportation to work: 0.5%
– Workers who work from home: 4.6%
– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 18.3%
– Worked outside county of residence: 20.47%

Rocky Mount

– Average commute: 23.5 minutes
— Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 6.8%
– Workers who drive to work: 92.3%
— Workers who carpool to work: 8.6%
– Workers who take public transportation to work: 0.7%
– Workers who work from home: 3.8%
– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.9%
– Worked outside county of residence: 30.57%

Goldsboro

– Average commute: 23.5 minutes
— Workers with a 1+ hour commute: 6.8%
– Workers who drive to work: 92.3%
— Workers who carpool to work: 8.6%
– Workers who take public transportation to work: 0.7%
– Workers who work from home: 3.8%
– Left for work from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.: 14.9%
– Worked outside county of residence: 30.57%

The longest commute times in the country can predictably be found around East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, the New York City metro area, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia, and the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey.

Metros with the worst average commute

#1. East Stroudsburg, PA: 40 minutes
#2. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: 37 minutes
#3. Stockton, CA: 35.2 minutes
#4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: 34.8 minutes
#5. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA: 34.1 minutes

Metros with the best average commute

#1. Grand Forks, ND-MN: 15.7 minutes
#2. Walla Walla, WA: 15.8 minutes
#3. Dubuque, IA: 16.4 minutes
#4. Cheyenne, WY: 16.4 minutes
#5. Great Falls, MT: 16.5 minutes