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blog | February 25, 2020

When To Start Your Commute Based On Commute Times By City

Workplace satisfaction is one of the hottest topics in the business world right now, and rightly so. If you’re working full-time, you spend at least 40 hours a week...

By Courtney Perry

Workplace satisfaction is one of the hottest topics in the business world right now, and rightly so. If you’re working full-time, you spend at least 40 hours a week in the office, and oftentimes more. If you consider someone who gets 8 hours of sleep per night, that means you’re spending more than one-third of your waking hours each week working.

We all know there is more involved than just the number of hours you spend clicking away at your computer screen. Not only do you have to wake up and prepare for the day, but all of you non-remote workers out there have to actually get to the office. As cities continue to grow and expand, and traffic increases more and more, we wanted to find out how much time people are spending in their daily commutes. Here’s what we found.

 

It comes as no surprise that New York is home to the longest commute times in the country. With over 20 percent of its residents commuting over an hour to work each way, it’s clear that the big city traffic is no joke. Better queue up the podcasts and add an extra shot of espresso!

On the flip side, those living in Salt Lake City can afford to hit snooze an extra time or two in the morning, as just over 3 percent of residents in this Utah metropolis spend over an hour on their morning commute. Take that Manhattan.

One common way that people try to beat the traffic is simply opting for an earlier start to their day. Apparently Riverside, California is the place to be if you’re an early riser with just under 25 percent of their commuters getting started before 6AM. No blackout curtains needed here.

In Miami, it’s nothing but sunshine and sleeping masks as less than 10 percent of their population are headed to the office before 6AM. They’re joined on the list by their fellow southerners from Raleigh, NC and a surprise mix of Buffalo, New York City, and San Jose. Looks like the big city doesn’t always make for more early risers.

Whether you’re preparing to enter the job market or considering a move, your commute time is something to take into consideration. You’ll be spending plenty of time at work regardless, so it’s worth knowing how much time you’ll have to spend traveling back and forth. Either way, if you’re in a job you love, it’ll be worth it!

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