Aren't you glad you don't live in a large city where the commute to work and back is excruciatingly long? I have a friend who works in New York City but lives in Connecticut. Her commute via train is at least 90 minutes one way. Spending 3 hours each work day on a train is a long time, especially when you add in at least an 8-hour work day.

Some of my co-workers live out of town, with commute times between 30 and 60 minutes one way. I don't think I could deal with that, especially with the price of gas these days.

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I thought it would be interesting to see what the average commute time is for some of the Southern Tier counties. compiled a list of the top 50 counties in New York State with the longest commutes. There are 62 counties in New York.

Ranking Southern Tier Counties Commutes

Tioga County
Bob Joseph

Tioga County comes in at #39. According to Stacker, 83 percent commute alone, and just over 2 percent walk to work. The average commute time is just under 29 minutes with almost 6 percent of people commuting to work in a time of 60 to 90 minutes.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Broome County lands on the list at #37. The average commute time is a bit over 19 percent with 79 percent of commuters driving to work alone. Just over 3 percent take public transportation. Almost 6 percent of workers commute between 60 and 90 minutes. 3.7 percent of Broome County commuters walk to work.

Chenango County Landmarks

Chenango County is listed as #26 on the Stacker study with an average commute of 24.4 minutes. 80 percent of Chenango County workers commute alone. Over 10 percent of Chenango County workers have a commute time between 60 and 90 minutes.

Delaware County
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Delaware County takes the honors as the Southern Tier County with the longest average commute, coming in on the state-wide list at #14. The average commute time is just over 26 minutes with 12.5 percent commuting between 60 and 90 minutes.

The New York State County With The Longest Commute

And that award (if you want to call a long commute an award) goes to Brooklyn County according to Stacker with an average commute time of just under 45 minutes. 28 percent of those commuters use public transportation.

[via Stacker]

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