General Commute Trends

  1. Mode Split
  2. Travel Time
  3. Time Leaving for Work
SourceU.S. Bureau of the Census: American Community Survey
Data TableCommute Trends
ExplanationMode SplitCurrently, most Thurston County residents drive alone to work (78%), followed by carpooling (10%). Only 3% walk or bike and 2% ride the bus.

Travel Time—Travel time to work for the region’s residents increased over the last 20 years. In 1990, 46% of residents experienced 20 minute or longer commutes. By 2012–2016, this share increased to 55%.

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 32% of the total trips in the 2012–2016 period.
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