Trulia commute report: NYC worst in the country, Long Island region best for renters

Trulia study finds shorter commutes for renters compared to homeowners in 43 out of 50 major metros
  • 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.

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.