FILE PHOTO
Hide Caption

Average Tri-State commute gets longer

a a a a
Share this story

CINCINNATI -- For those who crawl through masses of interstate traffic each day, the latest census data come as no surprise: The drive to work for most Tri-State commuters has gotten longer.

Data released Thursday in the 2012 American Community Survey shows the average trip to and from work is about 26 minutes for commuters in Hamilton County and in nine adjoining counties of Indiana and Kentucky.

That’s a couple minutes higher than commute times reported five years earlier.           

For road-weary workers in two Indiana counties – Dearborn and Franklin – the commute exceeds a half-hour. Ripley County, Indiana and Clermont County, Ohio also are above the Tri-State average.

The rise in travel times coincides with an increase in commuters, particularly in Kentucky and Ohio suburbs.

The data visualization below shows how commuters and travel times in the area have changed since 2007.  Roll over areas of the map to get detailed information.

 

Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!

More Local News
Crews build streetcar track, traffic headaches
Crews build streetcar track, traffic headaches

The Cincinnati Streetcar project, designed to make traveling around the city's urban core a breeze, is going to create a few traffic…

Basketball program to memorialize former player
Basketball program to memorialize former player

A freak accident caused a young man's death during a pick-up basketball game. Perrin Smith may be gone, but his love for people and the…

Train's wheel sparks small fires along track
Train's wheel sparks small fires along track

 A series of small fires spread along train tracks from Woodlawn to Glendale Thursday afternoon.  

CPD seizes guns in gang-related Northside raid
CPD seizes guns in gang-related Northside raid

Police have identified two known gangsters and seized drugs and guns in a mid-afternoon raid at a Northside candy store and barbershop Thursday

Official: Middletown death was drug overdose
Official: Middletown death was drug overdose

A death initially deemed suspicious in a Middletown home Thursday was the result of a drug overdose, an official at the scene said.

Man, 44, dead after motorcycle and truck collide
Man, 44, dead after motorcycle and truck collide

The driver of a motorcycle, Timothy Davis, was killed Thursday after he collided with a truck in Avondale.

Spelling Bee fights illiteracy
Spelling Bee fights illiteracy

An astounding 288,000 people in Greater Cincinnati are functionally illiterate. Though that number is gathered from a metropolitan area of…

Swastika, vandalism scare Jewish man into moving
Swastika, vandalism scare Jewish man into moving

Neighbors call Ralph Smith a snitch, and he says he doesn't feel safe there anymore.  

Former XU hoop star settles suit against school
Former XU hoop star settles suit against school

A former Xavier University basketball player has settled his lawsuit against the school over their handling of what he says was a false rape…

Ludwick, Cingrani lift surging Reds past Pirates
Ludwick, Cingrani lift surging Reds past Pirates

Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after a pair of Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the…