Commute Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Household Travel Survey, US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Research Date: 1.1.2014
Commuter Statistics Data
Total number of commuters in the U.S. 128.3 Million
Suburb to Suberb Commuters 40.8 Million
Within City Commuters 27.4 Million
Rural to Rural Commuters 20.4 Million
Suberb to City Commuters 18.2 Million
Central City to Suburb Commuters 8 Million
Outer Suburb to Inner Suburb Commuters 3.6 Million
Outer Central City to Inner Suburb 2.6 Million
Central City to Rural "Extreme Commuters" 0.4 Million
American Commute Distance (One Way) Percent
1-5 Miles 29 %
6-10 Miles 22 %
11-15 Miles 17 %
16-20 Miles 10 %
21-25 Miles 7 %
26-30 Miles 5 %
31-35 Miles 3 %
35 + Miles 8 %
Stretch-Commuting Statistics Data
"Stretch Commute" trips are at least 50 miles one way.
Number of Americans who "stretch-commute" 3.3 million
Percent of stretch-commuters that travel between 75-199 miles 32 %
Percent of stretch-commuters who commute 16 or more days a month 36.6 %
Percent of stretch-commutes done by personal vehicle 96 %
Percent of stretch-commutes done by males 84 %
Percent of stretch-commuters with household incomes above $50,000 58 %
Percent of stretch-commuters with manufacturing / construction jobs 21 %
Percent of stretch-commuters with professional / managerial / technical jobs 39 %
Percent of stretch-commuters with sales / service jobs 28 %
Percent of stretch-commuters with clerical / administrative jobs 12 %
Mode Used by US Commuters Data
Drive Alone 75.7 %
Carpool 12.19 %
Bus 2.52 %
Walk 3.26 %
Bike 0.38 %
Subway 1.45 %
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