Mega-Commuters Take Manhattan
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Do you travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to get to work? The U.S. Census Bureau calls you a "mega-commuter" — and you're not alone.
About 2 percent of workers in the New York Metro Area are mega-commuters, according to American Community Survey figures released Tuesday.
The routes into Manhattan have some of the highest number of mega-commuters in the country. The flow into the city from Suffolk County, New York, and Fairfield County, Connecticut, are near the top of that list, behind two counties outside of Los Angeles.
Also in the top-ten for number of mega-commuters: Those who commute to New York from Pennsylvania's Monroe County — a 91-mile trip that takes about 2 hours each way.
Read more about mega-commuters at the census bureau website.