While New York City and northern New Jersey took home the worst commute title for a larger metro region, four microregions (a geographic division for a distinct community away from a metro area) had longer commutes than New Yorkers.
Virginians from Culpeper have a haul to both Richmond and Washington, D.C. averaging 36.6 minutes per commute, for example. But the worst of any region? The East Stroudsburg, Penn. (pop. 9888) area with an average commute of 39.2 minutes, according to data released Tuesday by the US Census Bureau.
For the Americans in larger, congested metroregions, here is the list of those who have it the worst.
Worst commutes (data)
6. Atlanta: 30.8 minutes
5. Chicago: 31.1 minutes.
2. Washington, D.C.: 33.2 minutes
1. New York City: 34.5 minutes