While commute times are on the rise nationwide, Long Island renters luck out with relatively short work hauls compared to homeowners, according to a Trulia report. Trulia analyzed the Census 2014 American Community Survey data to reveal some interesting trends regarding commute trends, including rising work-related travel times across major metros– from 26.4 minutes in 2009 to 27.2 minutes in 2014.
- On national average, renters spend one-and-a-half minutes less per day commuting to work compared to homeowners, which adds up to 8.7 hours in saved time annually.
- Renters are more likely to live closer to work and use public transportation more often than homeowners in the same city, cutting down traffic-related travel significantly.
- The average commute time for both renters and homeowners in NYC is the slowest in the nation at 34.7 minutes each way.
- Renters in the neighborhood have an average commute time of just 29.3 minutes to and from their homes and workplaces in NYC.