Does Travel Time in Montana Consider Cows and Tractors?

A conversation with my wife regarding our recent vacation to Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona sparked a thought in my mind.  As we discussed making our way through each of those cities, travel time to and from became the topic.


Ever wonder just how long it takes to make it to work on average in the state of Montana, or in your city?  And is that answer the right one?

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Montana is Definitely No Where Near the National Average of Travel Time

According to Zippia, the national average for time to get work clocks in at 27.6 minutes.

Other statistics included in the data:

  • New York City, New York has the longest at 34.7 minutes.
  • The average time in 1980 was 21.7 minutes, that has increased to 27.6 minutes.
  • The average American will travel 41 miles to and from work.

In Montana, our time spent behind the wheel is considerably less than the average in America, showing the average time to be 18.8 minutes.

Were Farmers and Ranchers Included in the Data for Montana?

The numbers from the US Census Bureau for me are a little skewed.  For those that live in a more rural area, those times are assuredly longer, maybe even able to rival those of New York City at times.


What is your average time to make it to and from work?  Within the averages or do you take more or less time?

Wondering What It Is Like in Other States Besides Montana?  Check Out New York!

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the worst commutes in New York.

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Top 10 Deadliest States for Highway Driving

A study using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2017 to 2021 determines which states have the highest rates of driver fatalities on freeways.

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LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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