Residents Of This Minnesota City Have The Worst Commute In The State

By Taylor Linzinmeir

December 19, 2022

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Gone are the days when the majority of people can work from the comfort of their own home due to the pandemic. For better or for worse, many American workers are now back to starting their days enduring congested roads, unpredictable public transit and all of the frustrations that come with that —And some people have it worse than others.

Stacker determined which towns in Minnesota have the worst commutes. The website states, "Stacker compiled a list of the cities with the worst commutes in Minnesota using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities with at least 5,000 working adults are ranked by the longest average commute time as of the 2019 5-year estimate."

According to the site, East Bethel residents can now brag about having the worst commute to work. The average time spent commuting to work in the city is 34.6 minutes. The study also shows that 35.8 percent of workers spend less than 30 minutes commuting, and 13.8 percent of workers spend more than an hour commuting.

Here are the top 10 worst cities in Minnesota for commuting:

  1. East Bethel
  2. St. Michael
  3. North Branch
  4. Ostego
  5. Big Lake
  6. Ramsey
  7. Elk River
  8. Ham Lake
  9. Andover
  10. Farmington

Check out the full list of cities with the worst commutes in Minnesota from Stacker.

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