General Commute Trends

  1. Mode Split
  2. Travel Time
  3. Time Leaving for Work
Source U.S. Bureau of the Census: American Community Survey
Data Table Commute Trends
Explanation Mode SplitMost commute trips are in a single-occupancy vehicle  (79%). Carpooling is the most common alternative (10%), followed by walking or biking (3%) and transit (2%).

Travel Time—Over the last twenty plus years, Thurston County residents have been traveling longer to get to work. In 1990, 46% of residents who commuted to work traveled 20 minutes or more; between 2011 and 2015, this number increased to 55% of the commute trips.

The bulk of the increase in commute lengths has occurred in trips that last over 30 minutes. Commutes longer than 30 minutes increased from 23% of the trips in 1990 to 31% of the total trips in the period between 2011 and 2015.
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