Thursday, February 5, 2009

Commuting in New Mexico

The average metro Albuquerque commute is 23.4 minutes, the Census Bureau reports. The national average commute is 25.1 minutes. Within the metro, Rio Rancho residents are the big commuters with an average of 28.1 minutes, a third more than the 21 minute commute for those living in the city of Albuquerque. The average commute in the city of Las Cruces is 16.3 minutes. In Santa Fe, the city, it is 18.4 minutes.
Metro Albuquerque commuters drive a little less than in Tucson, Arizona, and a minute more than in Colorado Springs. The commuting figures are an average of annual estimates from 2005 to 2007.

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