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Boone Named Best Commuter Town in North Carolina With Average 14-Minute Commute


Obrella names the 25 Best and Worst Commuter Cities in North Carolina, with Boone coming in at number one as the Best Commuter City in North Carolina. Obrella’s study reported that Boone has an average commute time of just over 14 minutes.

With an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, North Carolina is the 25th most commuter friendly state in the U.S.

The Obrella Insider released its “The Best and Worst Commuter Cities in North Carolina” report on May 27, 2015.

To determine the rankings, Obrella analyzed traffic data from the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau survey, considering only North Carolina cities whose population exceeded 5,000 at the time of the survey.

The report visualizes compelling commuter data at the city level, including methods of commuting and a breakdown of commute durations.

Here’s what the report said about Boone:

#1 – Boone

The best commuter city in North Carolina is also praised for its outstanding schools, quality medical facilities, and unending recreation opportunities. Boone is home to Appalachian State University, so we weren’t surprised to learn that many locals are employed in the education field and that nearly 50 percent of adults have attained at least their bachelor’s degree. That’s nearly twice the national average. In addition to education, tourism related jobs are prevalent in Boone.

Thanks to a strong, diverse economy, residents don’t have to travel far to find work. Nearly seven out of 10 get to work in less than 15 minutes and nine in 10 make the trip in 29 minutes or less.

View the full report and rankings here.