600,000 Americans have 'megacommutes' of over 90 minutes - CNN
Over a half a million Americans travel more than 50 miles and 90 minutes each way to work -- dubbed 'megacommutes' by the Census Bureau.
Just under 1% of full-time workers make that kind of trek. The average "megacommuter" is more likely to be male, older, married and higher-paid than the average worker. They're also more likely to leave for the office before 6 a.m.Just over 8% of full-time workers -- almost 11 million people -- had merely "long commutes" that took over an hour each way in 2011, according to the report.
New York had the highest percentage of people making these long commutes, at 16% of its workers. Next came Maryland and New Jersey, at about 15% each.
Personally I would never commute this far. I'd rather be a poor country bumpkin than ever do this. How can people tolerate this?