Commute Travel Time

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The Commute Travel Time datasets are reported once per year by the United States Census. The data reflect the time it takes for individuals to travel to work as defined by the US Census. The dataset is available to download through the Urban SDK Data Hub for the years 2015 - 2020. The data has been aggregated to the census tract.

Census Commute Travel Time Definition

The Census outlines commuting, or journey to work as a persons travel from home to work. Information about time and comute are important to understand across socio-demographic characteristics and varying geography. This dataset helps provide insight on forcasting travel needs, local pressures, infrastructure health, and transit equity in allocating limited resources to optimize transit for communities.

Census Commute Travel Time Parameters: Census.gov

Contents:

Census Commute Travel Time Schema

The dataset is available in JSON, Shapefile, GEOJSON, and CSV file types.

Description

Type

Example

geo_id

14-digit code relating the data to the correct geolocation

String

16981048

census_tract_code

The unique identifier provided by the US Census for each census tract

String

14401

sub_category

Mean travel time to work (minutes)

String

String

unit

Total Count

String

Total Count

value

Total amount of time in minutes to travel to work

Float

45.7

year

Year data was collected

String

2019

county_name

Name of the county that the census tract resides in

String

Duval

state_name

Name of the state that the census tract resides in

String

Florida

geometry

The GIS information required for the computer to read the mapping file

String

MULTILINESTRING ((-81.59791 30.24124, -81.59801 30.24135))

Detailed Calculations

geo_id

The “GEO.ID” field contains 14-digit codes that identify the summary level of data, the geographic component of the data and FIPS codes that uniquely identify the data. For example, the 14-digit “GEO.ID” for Harris County, TX is “0500000US48201” where “050” represents the summary level of the data, “0000” represents the 2-digit geographic variant, and the 2-digit geographic component, “US” represents the United States, “48” represents the state of Texas and “201” represents Harris County.

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