5. Average Commute Time is Now Approaching 1 Hour
In previous years, the average commute time for people in the area was around 30 minutes across the board. While major counties like Rutherford, Williamson, and Davidson still are largely commuting around 30 minutes, residents who live on the outskirts of these areas or in smaller counties have a much longer commute. Many of the places that publish numbers and stats focus solely on the residents in the greater Nashville area, but it ignores the large number of workers who are traveling from outside of this area. People from counties like Coffee and Maury can easily see commute times beginning at 45 minutes to as high as 90 minutes just one way. As the population of cities on the outskirts of the county rise, commute times are getting longer and the average commute time is moving away from 30 minutes and inching ever closer to the hour long commute times.
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