Commuting to work is a daily fact of life for millions of American workers. According to the American Community Survey, more than three-fourths of American workers drive to their workplace alone in a car, truck or van. Ten percent carpool, while five percent use public transit. The mean one-way travel time is 25 minutes. Mean commute lengths in Minnesota and Wisconsin are a few minutes less than the national average.
St. Croix Valley workers have commuting patterns that are similar to the national average. Most workers drive alone in a car, truck or van, and the one-way length of their commute is slightly above the national average. Due to the number of workers who drive to workplaces in the Twin Cities, the average commute time for St. Croix Valley workers is longer than the Minnesota and Wisconsin state averages.