Sunday, Mar. 17, 2013
Bi-state commutes are common here
Usual commute puts us on unusual list
Leaving one’s state to get to work is common for people who live and work around New York, Washington and Philadelphia.
But Missouri and Kansas are right up there.
Census data recently released shows the Kansas City area ranks just behind those eastern megalopoli in the number of people whose commute involves crossing a border.
At the top are Jerseyites and New Yorkers, folks in the Virginia-D.C.-Maryland vortex and residents of greater Philly.
But more than 95,000 Missourians cross into Kansas to get to work and more than 87,000 are going in the other direction, according to 2011 estimates.
By the way, the Boston area ranks next, followed by St. Louis.