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Making It in San Diego: Some San Diegans commuting three hours to, from work

Posted at 10:47 AM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-18 12:12:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Americans are spending more and more time commuting for every day while others aren’t commuting at all, according to a new report.

The report, released Thursday by Apartment List, claims that the number of “super commuters,” people who travel more than 90 minutes to work each way, has increased by more than 31 percent since 2005.

In the same time frame, the number of Americans working from home has increased by 76 percent, according to the report.

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In San Diego, nearly 26,000 people are considered super commuters, totaling 2.1 percent of the population. Another California city, Stockton, pulled ahead of all other metros in the U.S. with more than 11 percent of its population considered super commuters.

Apartment List says the cheaper cost of living when compared to the San Francisco Bay Area is a contributing factor.

While the share of super commuters in San Diego may be modest, some people have decided not to commute at all.

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More than 6 percent of San Diego residents, or a little more than 78,000 people, work from home, the report claims.

Apartment List says creative and technical jobs lead the working from home charge. The list includes arts, design, entertainment, sports and media.

Despite long commutes, there may be some good news. The report claims that those who work from home may enjoy higher earnings because they typically live in high-wage metros.

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