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Baltimore commutes again among nation's longest, Census data show

Baltimore commutes again among nation's longest, Census data show

Here’s a spot on a top 10 list that Baltimore could do without — longest commutes in the nation.

Newly-released Census data from the 2017 American Community Survey puts Baltimore in seventh place among major U.S. metropolitan areas with the longest average travel times to work.

Last year, the average commute for a Baltimore area resident was 31.5 minutes, almost five minutes more than the national average. That comes out to roughly 11 days traveling to and from work over the course of the year, assuming a two-way commute for 50 five-day workweeks in a...

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