Index: Community Development / Subcategory: Transportation

Work Commute

Date updated: 11/14/2012

Commute time is the average amount of time an individual spends traveling to a particular destination, in this case, the workplace.

What this chart shows: Travel Time to Work* in the United States, Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins & Loveland, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

* Based on workers 16 years of age and older.

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (Table B08303)

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What the above data tell us:

According to the 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, commuters in Fort Collins have the shortest commutes (82% with commutes less than 30 minutes) and U.S. and Loveland commuters have the highest percentage of commutes over 60 minutes (8%).

What this chart shows: Percentage of Commuters* Who Drive Alone vs. Carpool in Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins & Loveland, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

* Based on workers 16 years of age and older.

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (Table S0801)

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What the above data tell us:

According to the 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, approximately 9.0% of Larimer County workers carpooled, compared to 11.0% in 2000.

More Loveland commuters drove alone (81.8%) compared to Fort Collins (73.5%), and although more Lovelanders carpooled (10.1%) than Fort Collins commuters (8.8%), Fort Collins workers also used more alternative transportation such as walking, biking, or public transit.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Commuters* Using Alternative Transportation in the United States, Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins & Loveland, 2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

* Based on workers 16 years of age and older.

Data Source: United States Census Bureau (Table S0801)

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What the above data tell us:

According to the 2009-2011 American Community 3-Year Estimates, a total of 6.9% of Larimer County commuters use alternative transportation to get to work, compared to 8.3% of Americans, and 7.4% of Coloradoans.

The large bicycling community in Fort Collins is evident by the large percentage (6.3%) who bicycle to work, compared to 0.8% in Loveland.

In 2000, 5.1% of workers in Larimer County worked at home, compared to an estimated 6.5% in 2009-2011.

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Data Tables:

Travel Time to Work, 2009-2011 American Community Survey

 

<30 minutes

30-59 minutes

>60 minutes

#

%

#

%

#

%

United States

85,345,502 64.6% 36,230,852 27.4% 10,538,703 8.0%

Colorado

1,528,724 66.7% 619,883 27.0% 143,112 6.2%

Larimer County

106,719 75.2% 25,997 18.3% 9,262 6.5%

Fort Collins

58,723 82.4% 8,762 12.3% 3,777 5.3%

Loveland

20,604 68.1% 7,193 23.8% 2,455 8.1%

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Drivers Carpooling to Work, 2009-2011 American Community Survey

Alone

Carpooled

Other

Worked at Home

United States

76.4% 9.8% 8.3% 4.3%

Colorado

75.0% 10.0% 7.4% 6.5%

Larimer County

76.5% 9.0% 6.9% 6.5%

Fort Collins

73.5% 8.8% 10.2% 5.9%

Loveland

81.8% 10.1% 2.2% 5.1%

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Commuters Using Alternative Transportation, 2009-2011 American Community Survey

Public Transportation

Walked

Bicycled

United States

5.0% 2.8% 0.5%

Colorado

3.1% 3.0% 1.3%

Larimer County

0.9% 2.5% 3.5%

Fort Collins

1.2% 3.3% 6.3%

Loveland

0.2% 1.2% 0.8%

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