2.9 million

September 2, 2015 | Number of The Day
New Jerseyans who drive to work alone

New Jerseyans love their cars. Despite an increase in the use of public transportation and in working at home, the vast majority — 2.9 million out of 3.8 million — of New Jersey workers drive alone in their cars and trucks to their jobs everyday, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The next most popular mode of transportation to work is carpooling, with 338,538 New Jerseyans choosing it.

Public transportation, excluding taxis, comes next in the lineup, with 216,345 residents relying on it to get to work. About 158,000 people — the vast majority of them white — work at home.

Some 124,825 residents walk to work. Taxis are used by about 78,000.