NORWALK, Conn. – Everyone has to deal with it in some way, but for the residents of Norwalk and the rest of Fairfield County, commuting to work has practically become a job unto itself.
How Long Does It Take You To Get To Work, Norwalk?View Results
How Long Does It Take You To Get To Work, Norwalk?
A few steps, I work from home.6%
About 10 minutes, I work close to home.15%
About 30 minutes, I have an average commute.21%
About an hour, I have a longer commute.35%
More than 90 minutes, I am a mega-commuter.24%
The Norwalk Daily Voice wants to know how long it takes you to commute to work. For many area residents that commute can take a long time.
According to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau, it takes many commuters from Fairfield County more than 100 minutes, and more than 60 miles, to travel to their jobs, primarily into New York. The time and distance makes it one of the largest “mega-commuter flows” in the country.
The Census Bureau defines a mega-commute as a one-way trip of at least 90 minutes and at least 50 miles. Nearly 600,000 full-time workers throughout the U.S. have mega-commutes to work, according to the bureau.
The average commute in the U.S. takes nearly 30 minutes, and 8.1 percent of people commute more than 60 minutes each day, according to the study. About 4 percent of Americans work from home.
Most people drive alone to work, 79.9 percent, with 10.1 percent carpooling and 4.8 percent walking or biking, the bureau reports. Only 5.3 percent of all commuters take public transportation, but of those people 23 percent with commutes of longer than 60 minutes take a train, bus, subway or other public transport.
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