New Jersey is a small state with almost 4.3 million workers, many of whom have long, congested commutes to and from their jobs each day.
There are many reasons for the state's rush-hour traffic jams, including densely populated urban areas; suburban bedroom communities with lower-cost housing but few jobs; and an overtaxed road and transit network.
The latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey help paint a portrait of New Jersey's commuters. Here's a snapshot for 2015:
Close to two-thirds of public-transportation users were age 44 and under, while just over half of those who drove alone were age 45 and older.
That puts 3.1 million cars on the state's roads every weekday. Still, it's lower than the national average of 76.6 percent driving alone to work.
That's 11.6 percent of the workforce, more than double the national average of 5.2 percent.
Those using buses, trains, and other public transportation had much higher earnings — $51,823.
Nationally, 12.6 percent of workers spend less than 10 minutes a day commuting.
That works out to about five minutes longer than the national average.
or about 625,000 people, spend an hour or more getting to and from work. That compares with just 9 percent of workers across the country who have long commutes.
as defined by the census. Nationally, almost four in 10 people work in the same place where they live.
work in the same county they live in. The national average is close to three-quarters.
nearly 14 percent of all workers have jobs out of state. That's the fifth highest of all the states. The national average is less than 4 percent.