Connecticut Commuting Comparisons

Goals

To encourage living and working in Connecticut by proving that Connecticut cities (e.g., Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Norwalk), when compared with New York City and Boston, have shorter and better commutes. “Better” might be described as more relaxed, more scenic, more options/amenities, less expensive, etc.

Early Findings

Connecticut Cities

  • On average, commuters in Connecticut spend from 24.8 to 26 minutes for in-state travel to work. This is a bit shorter than the US average which is 26.4 minutes.
  • Men in Connecticut average 28 minutes commuting to work and are more likely to use public transportation, while women in Connecticut tend to average 24 minutes.
  • Only 4.5% of Hartford County commuters spend n hour or more commuting to work; the number is higher for New Haven County residents (7.2%).

Boston

  • The average commute time in Boston is 30.6 minutes with 57.6 hours in congestion each year.
  • Boston commuting times via car (40 minutes) and public transit (49 minutes) are among the longest in the United States. Boston is also tied with New York for being the second-worst city for commuting via car.

New York City

  • For workers living in New York City, the average one-way commute is almost 36 minutes with 89.4 hours spent each year in traffic congestion.
  • New York City has the fourth largest share of supercommuters in the United States (617,000 people). Supercommuters are people that spend more than 90 minutes traveling each way to and from work.

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