Secondary Kindred Indicator
Average Journey to Work Time by Race and Ethnicity

This indicator measures the average one-way commute time of workers in the Chicago metropolitan statistical area by race and ethnicity, inclusive of all modes of transportation. Longer commute times decrease the productivity of workers and hinder their ability to connect to available and attainable employment opportunities. Local and regional planning should emphasize improving commute times and options for residents facing long commutes by providing high-quality transportation options that are cost efficient and increase residential access to fruitful economic opportunities. This will require shifts in transportation, land use, and economic development planning and policy.

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Average journey to work time by race and ethnicity, 2010-14, in minutes
  •   Asian
  •   Hispanic
  •   White (non-Hispanic)
  •   Black
  •   Other
  •   Two or more races
CMAP analysis of public-use microdata from the Minnesota Population Center’s IPUMS-USA database.
Bar chart showing the average journey to work time by race and ethnicity between 2010 and 2014, in minutes.