According to new Census Bureau estimates, 116,000 Snohomish County residents flocked south to King County for work in 2011. That ranks the Snohomish-to-King route as the 17th largest county-to-county commute flow in the nation. The number of commuters on that route grew by 12.5 percent from 2000 to 2011. Another 85,000 people also commuted to King from Pierce County.
Here’s a closer look at how people got to work in King County in 2011. Compared with the national average, the county had more than double the percentage of commuters who used public transportation or bicycles, and a 12 percent lower rate of folks who drove to work alone. Our commutes took 26.5 minutes — one minute longer than the national average.