Westchester residents spend an average of 36 minutes commuting each way. 22% of county residents use transit to get to work, while 63% drive alone, 8% carpool, and 5% walk to their job. Transit use varies widely by municipality with 44% of Bronxville residents and 39% of Larchmont residents using transit (chiefly rail), while only 2% of Buchanan residents and 6% of Yorktown residents use transit to get to work. Commuting by bus is most heavily concentrated in Yonkers with 14% of workers, while in many of the county’s northern reaches, bus use for commuting is negligible. Walking to work is heavily concentrated in New Rochelle (10%), White Plains (9%) and Mount Vernon.
Just under half (48.4%) of Westchester residents work in the county, while 21.4% work in Manhattan and 5.6% work in the Bronx. After Westchester, the counties of residence with the largest shares of those commuting into Westchester to work are the Bronx (9.5%), Fairfield (4.3%), Putnam (4.0%), and Queens (3.8%).
The County Department of Public Works and Transportation released a report based on 2010 on-board surveys of the Bee-Line bus system in Westchester. Click here to view that report, which contains additional statistics and information on bus ridership.