The Average American's Commute Just Hit A Record High Of 27 Minutes One Way

Oh shut up

October 8, 2019

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Every single day I get in my car and drive a minimum of 1 hour and 15 minutes EACH WAY to get from St. Augustine to the radio station here in Orlando.  

So honestly, a 27 minute commute sounds absolutely fantastic.  

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, commute times just hit an all-time high, Norwich Bulletin reports.  The average American's commute was 27 minutes one way last year, that's two minutes more than it was a decade ago.

And that adds up.  It's an extra 20 minutes a week . . . or 17 extra hours a year.

All in all, the average person spends 225 hours, or nine full calendar days, commuting in a year.

So I spend about 3 times that - 18 full calendar days - driving to come talk to you fine people each year. 

Worth it?  Totally

Do I wish floo powder really worked? Abso-freakin-lutely.