What Time Does The Average American Leave for Work?



Ever wonder how early other Americans leave for work? Data from the US Census Bureau shows that most Americans leave for work between 7:00 and 7:30. There can be large differences by state and even county though.

The graphic below shows the percentage of commuters who leave before 7:00 in each county in the map view. In the bar chart on the side you are able to see the distribution of the various time intervals. The map is equipped with filters that let you filter for county and state. You can also click on a county in the map to see that counties distribution.



The data for this visualization comes from the American Community Survey which is conducted by the US Census Bureau. Five year estimates from 2010-2014 were used. They can be found at American Fact Finder on Table B08302.

After downloading the data I created the time series in excel. Tableau was then used to create this visualization.

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