Best and worst commutes in Tampa Bay

Tampa, Florida -- Feel like your drive to work has to be the longest in all of Tampa Bay? Well, thanks to some incredible new data, we're about to tell you whether you're right.

10 News has dug deep into a new batch of information from the U.S. Census. We looked at the three counties with the most commuters -- Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough.

The census bureau then splits them up by something called a census tract. It's basically an area about the size of a zip code. For each one, we have the average commute to work reported by the people who live there.

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These are best and worst commutes in Tampa Bay.

WORST - Pasco

Shady Hills

Wesley Chapel


WORST - Pinellas

Tarpon Springs

Tierra Verde

Madeira Beach

WORST - Hillsborough

Bloomingdale and FishHawk

New Tampa


BEST - Pasco

Downtown Zephyrhills

Downtown Dade City

Coastal Bayonet Point

BEST - Pinellas


Between Largo and Pinellas Park

Downtown St. Petersburg

BEST - Hillsborough

University of Tampa area

Ybor City

South Tampa

Commuters in South Tampa, where drives average 15 to 18 minutes, are prime examples of the two main reasons some areas have a better commute:

They're close to where people work, like a military base, a university, or a downtown area.

And they have great transportation connections. From the main gate of MacDill Air Force Base, for example, you can get to Downtown Tampa in just over ten minutes and Downtown St. Pete in just over 25.

Want to see how your neighborhood compares?

You can look at the entire map, which includes other counties as well, at the U.S. Census Bureau Census Explorer website.


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