How Bad Is Denver's Average Commute?

Posted by West + Main Homes on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 12:42pm.


How bad is the average Denver commute time? Well, it could be worse, like Washington, D.C.

According to a new report by staffing firm Robert Half, Denver ranked 17th in the country for commute time and Denver ranks 13th nationally for commuting stress levels.

According to the study, Denver's average commute time is 46.11 minutes. Washington, D.C. leads the country with an average commute time of 60.42 minutes, followed by San Francisco at 59.2 minutes and Chicago at 58.5 minutes.

The study indicated that 32 percent of Denver drivers think their commute is too long.

“Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a high number of people moving here each day. It’s no surprise that this growth has had an impact on traffic and commute times and these conditions can certainly play a part in a job seeker’s career decision," said Karen Policastro, Denver senior regional president for Robert Half, in a statement.

Robert Half's study augmented data from a study conducted earlier this year by Inrix Inc., which ranked Denver 21st in the country for commuters who spend the most time in traffic, with Denver drivers spending 36 hours a year stuck in traffic.

The Inrix study also indicated that traffic congestion costs each Denver driver $1,180 a year.

Read more on The Denver Business Journal.

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