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These are the US’s worst cities for commuters

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Another day, another struggle.
By Zach Wener-Fligner
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Americans agree: We hate commuting more than just about anything. Of course, most of us do it anyway: on average, about 25 minutes each way.

But commuting is a lot worse in some places than in others. Yesterday, I mapped the severity of commutes US counties. (The suburbs of New York and Washington, DC, were the worst offenders.)

The length of the weekday slog also varies a fair amount by city. The chart below shows how commutes stack up in the 25 largest US metro areas.

Once again, New York and DC top the list. Tough break.

This data comes from the 2013 three-year American Community Survey taken by the US Census Bureau. Measurements are taken for areas with a population of over 20,000, and they represent average values for 2011 to 2013.

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