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Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

HOME-TO-WORK COMMUTE TIME (MINUTES),

AGE 16 OR OLDER - ROAD (Including Drive-Alone,Carpool, and Vanpool) AND TRANSIT - URBANIZED AREAS WITH POPULATIONS OVER 500,000, 2005-2007

 

Urbanized Area

Principle City(ies)

Outside Principle City(ies)

Urbanized Area/Principle Named City(ies)

Total

Car, Truck, or Van

Public Transit

Total

Car, Truck, or Van

Public Transit

Total

Car, Truck, or Van

Public Transit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akron, OH

21.2

21.7

39.2

20.5

20.8

40.3

21.5

22.2

36.9

Albany, NY

19.2

19.6

35.3

17.4

16.8

31.9

19.5

20.0

38.3

Albuquerque, NM

21.1

21.6

41.9

20.2

20.5

42.4

24.0

25.1

38.0

Allentown-Bethleham, PA-NJ

24.7

25.3

50.3

22.0

22.0

42.6

25.7

26.5

60.7

Atlanta, GA

29.0

29.5

52.5

24.8

22.9

48.2

29.5

30.1

54.6

Austin, TX

22.3

22.8

37.1

21.3

21.7

36.8

24.7

25.5

42.6

Bakersfield, CA

21.1

21.3

40.9

20.9

21.2

45.0

21.4

21.5

37.0

Baltimore, MD

27.1

26.5

51.8

27.8

24.7

47.8

26.9

26.9

59.0

Birmingham, AL

22.4

22.7

53.3

21.5

21.2

55.7

22.7

23.3

44.4

Boston, MA-NH-RI

27.3

26.9

43.8

28.3

27.1

38.5

27.1

26.8

47.1

Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY

26.4

24.1

61.9

25.4

23.0

49.5

26.8

24.5

68.8

Buffalo, NY

19.5

19.3

34.9

19.4

17.9

34.7

19.5

19.7

35.7

Charlotte, NC-SC

23.8

24.3

45.7

23.1

23.3

46.0

25.7

26.8

42.5

Chicago, IL-IN

29.7

28.7

49.5

32.8

31.7

44.4

28.4

27.7

58.9

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

21.6

22.0

37.4

20.8

20.5

35.7

21.8

22.3

39.8

Cleveland, OH

22.9

22.7

43.9

23.4

21.1

43.8

22.8

23.0

44.0

Colorado Sprints, CO

19.4

20.5

42.3

19.6

20.4

41.2

18.4

20.9

47.7

Columbus, OH

20.1

20.7

35.9

20.0

20.3

35.2

20.3

21.2

41.0

Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, TX

24.7

25.3

48.5

24.4

24.6

49.0

25.1

25.9

47.6

Dayton, OH

19.6

19.9

37.6

19.8

19.0

39.2

19.5

20.0

35.1

Denver-Aurora, CO

24.1

24.5

43.7

23.8

24.1

40.6

24.2

24.8

47.3

Detroit, MI

24.5

24.9

53.0

25.5

24.1

55.2

24.3

25.0

47.7

El Paso, TX-NM

20.7

21.2

42.7

20.8

21.0

43.7

20.2

23.5

(30.3)

Fresno, CA

19.3

19.7

39.4

19.4

19.8

37.8

19.0

19.4

47.3

Grand Rapids, MI

18.8

19.3

38.9

17.9

18.2

38.8

19.2

19.8

39.1

Hartford, CT

21.0

21.4

37.3

19.9

18.1

36.1

21.2

21.7

38.6

Honolulu, HI

25.7

26.2

41.1

22.0

22.3

34.1

29.4

29.5

53.0

Houston, TX

26.9

27.3

49.5

25.5

25.4

49.1

28.1

28.8

51.0

Indianapolis, IN

22.0

22.7

41.0

21.2

21.6

42.3

23.3

24.3

31.2

Indio-Cathedral City-Palm Springs, CA

19.1

19.7

49.2

18.4

19.1

31.2

20.0

20.5

90.3

Jacksonville, FL

23.6

24.1

50.5

22.9

23.3

50.3

26.9

28.2

56.9

Kansas City, MO-KS

20.4

21.0

36.1

20.2

20.4

35.9

20.5

21.2

36.7

Lancaster-Palmdale, CA

35.4

35.9

72.4

35.4

35.9

71.4

35.4

36.5

84.8

Las Vegas, NV

23.7

23.3

50.6

24.5

24.1

51.4

23.2

22.8

50.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

27.0

27.3

47.0

27.7

27.5

46.3

26.6

27.2

48.4

Louisville, KY-IN

20.5

20.7

35.8

20.7

20.6

36.9

20.3

20.7

30.5

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

21.6

21.8

44.4

21.0

20.9

45.4

22.7

23.3

28.3

Miami, FL

27.1

27.6

47.0

27.9

27.1

43.8

27.1

27.6

47.9

Milwaukee, WI

20.7

20.9

38.0

20.8

20.3

37.1

20.6

21.1

41.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

21.7

22.0

37.5

20.6

20.2

35.2

22.0

22.5

40.5

Nashville-Davison, TN

22.7

23.6

37.7

22.3

23.0

38.1

23.7

25.0

32.7

New Haven, CT

22.0

22.0

48.5

20.1

19.3

38.4

22.5

22.5

59.5

New Orleans, LA

23.3

23.5

44.6

23.1

22.6

43.8

23.4

23.9

47.3

New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT

33.1

27.9

51.0

37.6

31.7

48.5

29.4

26.7

59.8

Oklahoma City, OK

18.8

19.3

41.7

18.8

19.4

42.4

18.8

19.3

36.7

Omaha, NE-IA

17.5

17.9

40.7

17.1

17.5

41.9

18.0

18.5

31.5

Orlando, FL

24.7

25.3

47.5

23.5

23.6

45.7

24.9

25.6

48.4

Oxnard, CA

23.3

24.0

48.4

25.0

25.2

51.6

21.6

22.8

45.6

Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD

26.8

26.2

46.9

30.6

28.1

45.1

25.7

25.8

49.7

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ

24.4

25.0

45.2

25.0

25.3

44.8

23.6

24.6

46.3

Pittsburg, PA

23.6

23.7

37.6

21.2

20.4

30.7

24.1

24.2

43.1

Portland, OR-WA

22.6

22.4

41.9

22.2

21.6

38.2

22.8

22.7

46.3

Poughkeepsie-Newburg, NY

28.3

28.2

75.9

21.6

21.3

42.3

29.6

29.3

85.4

Providence, RI-MA

22.2

22.4

51.9

20.9

20.4

45.2

22.4

22.6

55.6

Raleigh, NC

22.0

23.1

38.0

21.0

21.9

36.8

23.0

24.5

43.1

Richmond, VA

21.2

21.7

38.1

20.1

19.7

38.9

21.5

22.1

36.3

Riverside-San Bernardino, CA

29.4

30.3

61.1

27.9

28.8

58.5

30.0

30.9

62.7

Rochester, NY

18.1

18.3

38.1

17.5

16.5

38.1

18.3

18.8

38.0

Sacrament, CA

23.9

24.7

45.6

22.7

23.4

41.5

24.4

25.2

48.2

Salt Lake City, UT

20.6

20.7

40.4

18.3

18.2

31.0

21.1

21.3

44.4

San Antonio, TX

22.8

22.9

47.2

23.0

22.9

47.5

21.4

23.0

42.9

San Diego, CA

23.2

24.1

50.4

21.6

22.1

48.5

24.7

25.8

52.9

San Francisco-Oakland, CA

26.1

25.4

41.3

26.7

26.2

37.6

25.8

25.1

47.6

San Jose, CA

23.0

23.2

49.5

24.6

24.6

50.7

21.0

21.2

47.9

Sarasota-Brandenton, FL

20.1

21.0

42.4

19.5

19.8

54.3

20.3

21.3

38.3

Seattle, WA

25.6

25.8

43.1

23.2

22.7

35.1

26.3

26.5

50.3

Springfield, MA-CT

20.4

21.2

34.1

20.1

20.6

32.5

20.5

21.3

36.4

St. Louis, MO-IL

22.7

22.9

43.8

23.1

21.4

46.9

22.6

23.1

40.9

Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL

23.6

24.7

39.0

21.9

22.4

41.4

24.3

25.4

36.9

Toledo, OH

19.1

19.4

45.4

18.9

18.9

43.1

19.5

20.0

60.3

Tucson, AZ

21.8

22.3

44.5

20.7

20.8

43.9

24.3

25.2

47.4

Tulsa, OK

17.7

18.2

39.0

16.7

17.1

40.7

19.9

20.6

16.5

Virginia Beach, BA

21.3

22.3

46.2

21.5

22.4

50.2

21.2

22.3

45.5

Washington, DC

30.9

30.2

45.5

28.0

26.6

37.5

31.4

30.5

48.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Totals/Averages/Percentages

25.9

25.2

48.1

26.3

24.2

45.6

25.7

25.6

52.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survery, 2005-2007, Tables B01003 (Total Population),

B08136 (Aggregate Travel Time to Work of Workers [16 or older] by Means of Transportation to Work), and

And B08301 (Means of Transportation to Work [16 and older]), accessed September 2, 2009:

http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_program=ACS&_submenuId=&_lang=en&_ts=

 

Note: There is an obvious data error in the El Paso UZA/City public transportation commute minutes, with the

city value being higher than the total UZA value. As this is of little import to the overall statistics, it has been left uncorrected.

Home to Work Commute Time for 74 Cities Over 500,000 Population

Excel™ spreadsheet of the data