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Wilmington Has Fastest Commute Time in NC

Commuting time is one of the biggest factors that determines where people live. The average commute time in North Carolina for cities with a population of 60,000+ is 24.4, up 0.5% from the latest Census Bureau data. The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in North Carolina.

The 6 North Carolina cities with the fastest commute times are:

#1 Wilmington, NC, Previously unranked, 19.1 minutes
#2 Greensboro, NC, Previously unranked, 19.8 minutes
#3 Winston-Salem, NC, Previously #2, 20.4 minutes
#4 Raleigh, NC, Previously #5, 23.2 minutes
#5 Durham, NC, Previously #3 at 23.8 minutes
#6 Charlotte, NC, Previously 25.5 minutes

This year saw several changes. Wilmington, NC  and Greensboro, NC ranked for the first time; Winston-Salem, NC fell from #2 to #3; Raleigh, NC rose from #5 to #4; and Durham, NC fell from #3 to #5.  Durham saw the biggest percentage increase in average travel time to work at 5.6%, and Winston-Salem, NC saw the largest percentage decrease at -3.5%. Information for this post compiled by Homearea.com.