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InsideNOVA : 10 Commutes Ranked Across Northern Virginia

Several commutes in Northern Virginia have gotten worse in recent years, according to nearly a decade of survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In the latest American Community Survey, residents of counties and large cities were asked questions on a wide range of topics, including the time it takes to get to work.

Virginia drivers have one of the worst commutes in the country, tied at 8th place with an average commute time of 28.5 minutes. Maryland drivers face a 32.8-minute commute on average and Washington motorists are commuting 30.8 minutes.

All of the commute times in Northern Virginia were worse than the state’s average. Arlington had the best average commute at 28.6 minutes and Stafford County had the worst at 41.3 minutes.

Below are the median commute times for each community, along with the earliest data available. The study includes two unincorporated communities: Dale City and Centreville.

1. Arlington: 28.6 minutes (25.3 minutes in 2007)
2. Fairfax County: 32.4 minutes (30.8 minutes in 2007)
3. Alexandria: 32.6 minutes (29.3 minutes in 2007)
4. Loudoun County: 35 minutes (33.6 minutes in 2007)
5. Centreville: 35.8 minutes (35.9 minutes in 2010)
6. Dale City: 36.7 minutes (41.1 minutes in 2009)
7. Spotsylvania County: 38 minutes (39.8 minutes in 2007)
8. Prince William County: 39 minutes (37.1 minutes in 2007)
9. Fauquier County: 39.1 minutes (36.4 minutes in 2007)
10. Stafford County: 40.2 minutes (41.3 minutes in 2007)

Census data for more Northern Virginia communities will be released in October.

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