Glassdoor, an online job search site, found that a commute is the second most important factor that job seekers consider when determining where to work. But more than two million workers in America can expect to spend an average of 90 minutes getting to their job. For those fed up with the amount of time they're spending on trains or in traffic, MarketWatch reporter Maria Lamagna presents the best and worst cities in the nation for commuters based on an analysis of the U.S. Census’s 2014 American Community Survey by real estate website Trulia. She writes:
In many large cities, commuting times topped 30 minutes for both renters and homeowners. In 43 out of 50 major metro areas, renters on average have shorter commute times than homeowners — but the difference is small, only 1.5 minutes per day. Commuting times are a significant cause of stress in the U.S. Long commute times have been tied to negative effects including neck and back problems, increased chance of divorce, weight gain, depression and harm to the environment.
The cities that saw the longest commute times on average were New York City, Long Island, N.Y., Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., and Chicago in the top five. However, residents of Buffalo, N.Y., experienced the shortest commute of only 20 minutes on average. Buffalo was followed by Columbus, Ohio, Hartford, Conn., Milwaukee, and Las Vegas for shortest commute times.