Are You A Mega-Commuter?

Mar 5, 2013

Are you a mega-commuter?

The United States Census Bureau defines "mega-commuters" as people who travel at least 90 minutes or more than 50 miles to work each day. Nearly 600,000 Americans have a mega-commute, according to the Census Bureau, and 10.8 million travel at least an hour to work each way.

Over 192,000 people commute into Orleans Parish, according to the Census (including people traveling to and from work within the city).

Our partners at WNYC created this terrific interactive map detailing average commute times. They included the entire country, so we centered it on New Orleans. How far do you travel to work, and how long does it take you?