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Commuting by Workers
Los Angeles County

Workers Aged 16+ Years

Traffic in Montebello

Traffic in Montebello. Los Angeles Almanac Photo.

Means of Transporation to Work

Commuting Means 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Total Workers Age 16+ 4,856,523 100.00% 4,283,494 100.00% 3,858,750 100.00% 4,115,248 100.00%
Commuters 4,585,727 94.42% 4,068,250 94.98% 3,724,107 96.51% 4,002,451 97.26%
Commuted by Car, truck, or van 4,074,451 83.90% 3,546,100 82.79% 3,296,964 85.44% 3,524,185 85.64%
Drove alone 3,622,985 74.60% 3,082,024 71.95% 2,714,944 70.36% 2,884,615 70.10%
Carpooled 451,466 9.30% 464,076 10.83% 582,020 15.08% 639,570 15.54%
In 2-Person Carpool 348,445 7.17% 360,198 8.41% 436,478 11.31% 485,265 11.79%
In 3-Person Carpool 59,937 1.23% 64,560 1.51% 89,802 2.33% 93,629 2.28%
In 4-or-More-Person Carpool 43,084 0.89% 39,318 0.92% 55,740 1.44% 60,676 1.47%
Means of Commuting 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Public Transportation (excluding taxi) 278,682 5.74% 308,797 7.21% 250,834 6.50% 265,373 6.45%
Bus or Trolley Bus 232,561 4.79% 279,341 6.52% 234,662 6.08% 262,732 6.38%
Streetcar or Trolley Car 3,542 0.07% 3,282 0.08% 1,946 0.05% 1,320 0.03%
Subway or Elevated 29,040 0.60% 17,520 0.41% 6,200 0.16% 574 0.01%
Railroad 13,430 0.28% 8,365 0.20% 7,660 0.20% 403 0.01%
Ferryboat 109 0.00% 289 0.01% 366 0.01% 344 0.01%
Means of Commuting 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Taxicab 12,664 0.26% 1,415 0.03% 3,257 0.08% 1,837 0.04%
Motorcycle 11,378 0.23% 9,955 0.23% 6,758 0.18% 19,838 0.48%
Bicycle 35,519 0.73% 36,898 0.86% 24,015 0.62% 25,966 0.63%
Walked 123,467 2.54% 124,342 2.90% 113,004 2.93% 133,927 3.25%
Commuted by other means 49,566 1.02% 40,743 0.95% 29,275 0.76% 31,325 0.76%
Worked at home 270,796 5.58% 215,244 5.02% 134,643 3.49% 112,797 2.74%

(1) Census 1-year (point-in-time) estimate. The U.S. Census ceased collecting commuting data directly from decennial census respondants after 2000 and now relies on statistical surveys.
(2) Decennial (every 10 years) Census count

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Commuter Travel Time to Work

Travel Time to Work 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Workers Age 16+ Who Didn’t Work at Home 4,585,727 100.00% 4,068,250 100.00% 3,724,107 100.00% 4,002,451 100.00%
Less than 5 minutes 53,724 1.17% 61,641 1.52% 57,417 1.54% 71,218 1.78%
5 to 9 minutes 244,363 5.33% 275,502 6.77% 265,372 7.13% 314,913 7.87%
10 to 14 minutes 462,202 10.08% 478,737 11.77% 447,538 12.02% 510,338 12.75%
15 to 19 minutes 619,919 13.52% 577,279 14.19% 547,333 14.70% 616,719 15.41%
20 to 24 minutes 596,988 13.02% 598,503 14.71% 532,606 14.30% 582,804 14.56%
25 to 29 minutes 246,924 5.38% 212,541 5.22% 210,383 5.65% 229,594 5.74%
Travel Time to Work 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
30 to 34 minutes 821,004 17.90% 705,344 17.34% 624,474 16.77% 685,112 17.12%
35 to 39 minutes 124,490 2.71% 117,998 2.90% 106,670 2.86% 117,254 2.93%
40 to 44 minutes 233,149 5.08% 188,992 4.65% 165,115 4.43% 164,875 4.12%
45 to 59 minutes 501,132 10.93% 392,051 9.64% 360,152 9.67% 364,773 9.11%
60 to 89 minutes 506,914 11.05% 342,417 8.42% 283,292 7.61% 267,429 6.68%
90 or more minutes 174,918 3.81% 117,245 2.88% 123,755 3.32% 77,422 1.93%
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 31.7 --- 28.8 --- 29.4 --- 26.5 ---

(1) Census 1-year (point-in-time) estimate. The U.S. Census ceased collecting commuting data directly from decennial census respondants after 2000 and now relies on statistical surveys.
(2) Decennial (every 10 years) Census count

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


Commuter Departure Time to Work

Departure Time for Work 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Workers Age 16+ Who Didn’t Work at Home 4,585,727 100.00% 4,068,250 100.00% 3,724,107 100.00% 4,002,451 100.00%
12:00am - 4:59am 253,716 5.53% 194,954 4.79% 153,945 4.13% 129,187 3.23%
5:00am - 5:29am 215,499 4.70% 164,714 4.05% 135,930 3.65% 145,318 3.63%
5:30am - 5:59am 203,962 4.45% 165,016 4.06% 171,690 4.61% 194,509 4.86%
6:00am - 6:29am 407,826 8.89% 363,197 8.93% 321,709 8.64% 392,801 9.81%
6:30am - 6:59am 338,825 7.39% 325,028 7.99% 345,747 9.28% 425,996 10.64%
7:00am - 7:29am 627,150 13.68% 590,998 14.53% 536,571 14.41% 613,601 15.33%
7:30am - 7:59am 408,895 8.92% 408,048 10.03% 495,569 13.31% 508,980 12.72%
Departure Time for Work 2017 (1) 2010 (1) 2000 (2) 1990 (2)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
8:00am - 8:29am 620,373 13.53% 517,016 12.71% 433,720 11.65% 478,494 11.96%
8:30am - 8:59am 268,390 5.85% 252,225 6.20% 221,227 5.94% 222,694 5.56%
9:00am - 9:59am 428,540 9.35% 368,075 9.05% 289,034 7.76% 273,154 6.82%
10:00am - 10:59am 181,741 3.96% 158,043 3.88% 127,074 3.41% 106,679 2.67%
11:00am - 11:59am 79,205 1.73% 67,517 1.66% 52,994 1.42% 49,557 1.24%
12:00pm - 3:59pm 298,409 6.51% 270,743 6.66% 231,923 6.23% 249,091 6.22%
4:00pm - 11:59pm 253,196 5.52% 222,676 5.47% 206,974 5.56% 212,390 5.31%

(1) Census 1-year (point-in-time) estimate. The U.S. Census ceased collecting commuting data directly from decennial census respondants after 2000 and now relies on statistical surveys.
(2) Decennial (every 10 years) Census count

Source: U.S. Census Bureau