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The U.S. Census Bureau refers to anyone who commutes at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to work as a “mega-commuter”. A study released by the bureau found that nearly 600,000 road-hardened Americans qualify for the designation – about one in 122 full-time workers. These brave souls spend a horrific amount of time each day trapped in a car, train or bus to make their daily dollar.
WNYC News used the report’s findings to create an interactive map detailing the nation’s average commute times by zip-code. Washington State’s grueling mega-commute starting points are detailed below.