Here is the one thing I noticed since moving back to Acadiana. For the morning commute, people leave for work at different times throughout the morning drive, but it seems for the afternoon commute, everybody gets off from work at 5 and we hit the road and we gotta get home. It is then a madhouse on the streets of Lafayette and Acadiana. I bet you know exactly what I laying down and feeling the pain as I do.
Business Insider recently published the longest average commute times for every state including the towns the longest times originate from.
When you think of cities with the longest commuting time in the state, I’m sure the cities that came to mind are Baton Rouge, New Orleans or even Lafayette. And you would be surprised to know, these three metropolitan areas are not taking the top honor (if you want to call it an honor) this year. You need to think smaller.
The annual survey conducted by the American Community Survey with assistance from the US Census Bureau, asks participants several questions to help various companies and government officials understand the changes in the US Population. One of the questions includes how long it typically takes the employed respondents to travel to work. Some people call it windshield time while some people call it commuting.
You should sit down for this because you may end up being as surprised as I am. I had to take a double check when I read the longest average commute in Louisiana comes from the town of Bunkie. The average commute time for the employed worker in Bunkie is 39.1 minutes.
Surprised? I was when I saw Bunkie. The only thought I came up with is possibly people live in Bunkie which is in Avoyelles Parish, and travel to neighboring cities and towns for work?
You can see the entire list for all 50 states here.