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New Geograpghy's Wendell Cox reviewed American Community Survey (ACS) data and reports that suburbs and exurbs, which is outside the built-up urban area, have the shortest one-way work trip travel times for the largest number of people.

While those results might surprise people who expect urban dwellers to have the shortest commutes, Cox says that central business districts only account for 8% of jobs in most U.S. metros.

Generally speaking, employment is dispersed throughout the metropolitan area. When combined with the generally lower density urbanization within metropolitan areas, the result is shorter commutes for residents in the suburbs and exurbs.

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