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The longest and shortest one-way commute times to work for Tennesseans

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows on average, Americans are spending 26.1 minutes commuting one-way to work or other metro areas. PHOTO: MGN

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows on average, Americans are spending 26.1 minutes commuting one-way to work or other metro areas.

The American Community Survey five-year estimates for 2012-2016 measured the longest one-way travel times. Workers in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania had the longest one-way commuting time with an average of 38.6 minutes. The shortest travel time in the nation belongs to Walla Walla, Washington with 15.4 minutes.

In Tennessee, there are several areas where workers spend more time commuting to work than the national average. The Nashville-Davidson balance was among those areas with an average one-way travel time of 27 minutes to work.

However, the longest one-way commuting average in the state belongs to Newport, where workers spend an average of 28.6 minutes getting to work.

Below are the average commute times to work for metro areas in Tennessee:

Newport: 28.6

Lawrenceburg: 27.6

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin: 27.0

Sevierville: 25.4

McMinnville: 24.3

Morristown: 24.3

Memphis: 24

Athens: 23.5

Knoxville: 23.4

Chattanooga: 23.3

Brownsville: 23.3

Greenville: 23.1

Tullahoma: 23

Clarksville: 22.6

Cleveland: 22.6

Crossville: 22.4

Dayton: 22.1

Union City: 20.7

Dyersburg: 20

Jackson: 20

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