Average Iowa Commute Tied For 7th-Fastest In US

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U.S. Census Bureau data show Iowa's average commute is nearly 6 minutes shorter than the national average.

The average Iowa commute is 19.1 minutes. That ties the state with Kansas for the seventh-fastest average commute in the country. The national average is 25 minutes.

The Census Bureau's American Community Survey says North Dakota residents enjoy the nation's shortest average commute: 16.1 minutes.

The Iowa Transportation Department says Iowan residents travel an average of 11.5 miles to work.

The census data say Madison County residents have the longest average commute: 29 minutes. Many of them work in the Des Moines
area.

The state's shortest average commute is the 12.3 minutes in Sioux County.