Mesa tops five Arizona cities with least stressful commutes

| |

Mesa, Arizona is known for its vast parks system, golf courses and dry climate. But it also has a new appealing attribute — the country’s least stressful commute.

In fact, Arizona has five of the country’s least stressful commute cities, according report researched released by SleepHelp.org.

Mesa, Arizona, has the country's least stressful commute.
Mesa, Arizona, has the country’s least stressful commute. Image: Courtesy of Alamy Stock Photo.

To identify the cities with the most and least stressful commutes, a composite score was calculated based on the following metrics from several national data collection and environment agencies.

The criteria: Average one-way commute time; Average annual days with precipitation; Relative collision likelihood; Percentage of workers who drive; Diversity of times that people leave for work.

Here are 10 cities in the United States with the least stressful commutes:

1. Mesa, AZ
• Population: 496,395
• Average one-way commute time: 24.7 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 35 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 8.9% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 77.3%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

2. Scottsdale, AZ
• Population: 249,947
• Average one-way commute time: 22.8 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 30 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 8.9% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 88.4%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

3. Tucson, AZ
• Population: 535,676
• Average one-way commute time: 22.3 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 51 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 1.2% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 87.8%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

4. Chandler, AZ
• Population: 253,448
• Average one-way commute time: 24.8 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 28 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 5.6% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 89.7%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

5. Brownsville, TX
• Population: 183,292
• Average one-way commute time: 21.1 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 72 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 29.1% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 89.0%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

6. Gilbert, AZ
• Population: 242,362
• Average one-way commute time: 28.3 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 30 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 1.2% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 94.6%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

7. Overland Park, KS
• Population: 191,263
• Average one-way commute time: 20.0 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 66 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 14.8% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 87.8%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

8. Reno, NV
• Population: 248,860
• Average one-way commute time: 20.4 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 51 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 6.5% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 84.2%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

9. McAllen, TX
• Population: 142,699
• Average one-way commute time: 18.4 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 48 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 14.8% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 82.8%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

10. Fort Collins, CO
• Population: 165,089
• Average one-way commute time: 20.6 minutes
• Average annual days with precipitation: 87 days
• Relative collision likelihood: 16.1% below average
• Percentage of workers who drive: 87.7%
• Diversity of times that people leave for work: Average

To read about cities with the worst commutes, visit: Cities With The Most Stressful Commutes

 

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Sign-up for the free Weekly Driver newsletter for new car reviews, news and opinion

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Support independent journalism. Many of us are undergoing pay cuts and decreased hours. Shop on Amazon using this banner, and The Weekly Driver receives a small commission at no cost to you.

Advertising Disclosure: TheWeeklyDriver.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Previous

Detroit synonymous with auto industry but commute horrible

#108, Vintage auto poster collecting expert Tony Singer

Next

Leave a Reply