Truth be told, people usually live close by to where they work, unless where you work isn't close by. A donut for the ride, anyone?

Now according to the latest figures from the United States Census Bureau, the average commute here in Maine is now 24 minutes long. How does that match up with yours?

Here's what those hip pencil pushing folks from UnitedStatesZipCodes.Org came up with.

Let's start with the Longest Work Commutes in Maine by town:

  1. Action @36.2 minutes
  2. Raymond @34.7 minutes
  3. Buckfield @34.9 minutes
  4. Sullivan @33.6 minutes
  5. Hiram @32.9 minutes

Now, the Shortest Work Commutes in Maine by town:

  1. Presque Isle @12.2 minutes
  2. Rockland @12.4 minutes
  3. Eastport @13.2 minutes
  4. Houlton @15.4 minutes
  5. Boothbay Harbor @16.0 minutes

Average Commutes in area towns and cities of interest:

  • Ellsworth @25.6 minutes
  • Skowhegan @21.8 minutes
  • Old Town @21.8 minutes
  • Bangor @17.3 minutes
  • Brewer @17.8 minutes
  • Orono @16 minutes

There are a few Facebook groups that you can always monitor for road conditions, accidents and traffic advisories from their members.  One is Downeast Maine Traffic and Road Conditions, and another is Bangor, Maine area Road Conditions.