What’s the worst part about going to work?
Actually getting to, and then coming home from, work. At least according to most every time use survey of Americans.
And why is that? Because we spend an insane amount of time getting to a job that we’d probably rather not be going to each day. Furthermore, the commute is variable — it can be 30 minutes one day and then one hour the next. And getting stuck in traffic is no one’s idea of fun.
Well, when it comes to commuting in Mississippi, there are certain places that make it extremely painful relative to others. These are the places where the average commute adds up to extra days of the year spent simply getting to and from work.
After looking at the most recent American Community Survey data, we identified the ten places with the longest commutes in The Magnolia State:
Read on to learn more about the places you should avoid the plague when it comes to commute times.
God I hate commuting to work.
So the idea of doing research into where the commutes are the longest brought back some painful memories. But, that’s what Zippia is here for, to have post traumatic experiences for you.
In this case, the research was less variable than a commute around San Francisco as the data comes in one place — the American Community Survey.
The Census Bureau determines how long residents average commutes are for each place in a state. We then ranked each of them from longest to shortest with the longest being crowned the place with longest commute in Mississippi.
To give things more reference, we also estimate the total average commute time in hours for a year. Since the American Community Survey reports a one direction commute in minutes, we multiplied the number by 2, then by 200 for 200 working days, and divided by 60 to get hours.
The longest commute time in Vancleave nets out to over 4 more days commuting than the shortest commute in Oxford.