A recent report from FindTheHome found that these U.S. cities in all 50 states wake up the earliest, based on work schedules and daily commutes.
Sabrina Perry of Chron used data from the 2014 American Community Survey to find out which cities had the highest percentage of people who wake up between midnight and 6 a.m. The cities with a population of 15,000 people or more were considered, with Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri taking the number one spot. Around 51.7% of people in Fort Leonard Wood woke up for work before 6 a.m., with an average commute time of 8.8 minutes.
The average work day start time often tends to be a reflection of a city’s predominant businesses and demographics. For example, there’s one other type of job that reliably sees early mornings: military professionals. As we’ll see near the top of the list, several of America’s early rising towns are home to military bases or barracks.