Think your commute is long? This is how it compares to the 25 US cities with the longest

Technology Eye | Nov. 08, 2016

In the US, most working Americans — about 108 million of them — drive alone in a car, truck, or van to get to work. On average, Americans commute about 25 minutes each way to and from work.

But when you live in a major US city like New York City or Los Angeles, how you get from point A to point B changes significantly.

And in most highly populated cities, even if you're only traveling a mere mile or so, you wind up spending more of your life commuting.

Using data collected from the US Census Bureau , personal-finance site WalletHub ranked 116 of the most populated cities based on the average number of minutes residents spend traveling from home to work. Using that same data , Business Insider also looked at how people commute to and from work in each city.

Here's how the 25 cities with the longest commute times stack up:

25. San Jose, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26.6

Most San Jose commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

23. (tie) Stockton, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26.8

Most Stockton commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

23. (tie) Detroit, Michigan

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26.8

Most Detroit commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

21. (tie) Glendale, Arizona

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26.9

Most Glendale commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

21. (tie) Gilbert, Arizona

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 26.9

Most Gilbert commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

20. Bridgeport, Connecticut

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 27

Most Bridgeport commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

18. (tie) San Bernardino, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 27.1

Most San Bernardino commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

18. (tie) Chula Vista, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 27.1

Most Chula Vista commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

16. (tie) Garland, Texas

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 27.6

Most Garland commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

16. (tie) Anaheim, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 27.6

Most Anaheim commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

15. Aurora, Colorado

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 28.8

Most Aurora commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

14. Long Beach, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29

Most Long Beach commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

12. (tie) Riverside, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29.2

Most Riverside commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling.

12. (tie) Oakland, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29.2

Most Oakland commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then carpooling.

11. Boston, Massachusetts

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29.4

Most Boston commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then walking.

10. Los Angeles, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29.6

Most Los Angeles commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then carpooling.

9. Washington, DC

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 29.8

Most Washington commuters travel by public transportation, followed by driving alone, and then walking.

8. Baltimore, Maryland

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 30.1

Most Baltimore commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then carpooling.

7. Fremont, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 30.5

Most Fremont commuters travel by driving alone, followed by carpooling, and then public transportation.

6. San Francisco, California

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 31

Most San Francisco commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then walking.

5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 32.2

Most Philadelphia commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then carpooling.

4. Chicago, Illinois

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 33.7

Most Chicago commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then carpooling.

3. Newark, New Jersey

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 33.9

Most Newark commuters travel by driving alone, followed by public transportation, and then carpooling.

2. Jersey City, New Jersey

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 35.6

Most Jersey City commuters travel by public transportation, followed by driving alone, and then walking.

1. New York, New York

Average minutes spent commuting to work: 39.4

Most New York commuters travel by public transportation, followed by driving alone, and then walking.

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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