How Many Commuters Leave before 6am?

In the United States, 12.6% of people who work outside of the home begin their commute before 6am, with 4.2% starting between midnight and 4:59am. The most common departure time for commuters is between 7am and 7:30am, when 14.9% of workers leave home. Men are more likely to be early commuters, with 16.2% of men leaving for work before 6:00am, compared to 8.2% of women.

More about commuters:

  • Those who carpool to work are the most likely to leave home before 6am; public transportation users are the least likely to begin their commute before 6am.

  • The average commute time in the US is 25.1 minutes, though 3.2 million workers have a commute of 90 minutes or more.

  • 24.3% of commuters leave home between 9am and 11:59pm.
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