Economic Success

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-324-5171
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
Fairfax, VA 22035

Rebecca Moudry,
Director, Department of Economic Initiatives

45-Minute Commute

Indicator

Description: Long commutes create strains both for the individuals who endure the time-intensive commutes and for the transportation infrastructure. Shorter commutes are associated with better air quality, infrastructure longevity, individual health, and job recruitment and retention. Additionally, short commutes may encourage further business development, as firms may be wary of locating in areas that lend themselves to long commutes due to difficulties recruiting employees and decreased productivity. 

Performance Measure: Percent of Employed Fairfax County Residents Commuting Less than 45 Minutes – measures the percent of Fairfax County residents whose commute to their place of work is less than 45 minutes.

Data: Infographic – Commuting Characteristics

Interpretation: Based on available data (2013 to 2017), the percent of county residents commuting to their place of work in less than 45 minutes has remained relatively constant over the past five years.   

Source: U.S Census Bureau, One-Year American Community Survey, PUMS Files, 2013 to 2017

Percent of county residents commuting less than 45 mintues.

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