The Long and the Short of It
Bay Area Places with the Longest and Shortest Average Commute Lengths (in Minutes)
Census 2000
The Longest Commutes    
Rank, 2000 Place Name Number of Commuters Average Commute Duration
1 Discovery Bay CDP 4,503 50.6
2 Dillon Beach CDP 138 49.7
3 Muir Beach CDP 178 46.9
4 Bethel Island CDP 1,003 44.1
5 Oakley city 11,729 44.0
6 Brentwood city 9,229 43.8
7 Inverness CDP 732 43.2
8 Black Point-Green Point CDP 660 43.0
9 Antioch city 40,712 41.6
10 Hercules city 9,838 40.5
The Shortest Commutes    
174 Santa Clara city 54,676 21.8
175 Loyola CDP 1,679 21.7
176 Palo Alto city 30,950 21.0
177 Monte Sereno city 1,489 20.7
178 Calistoga city 2,290 20.5
179 Point Reyes Station CDP 518 20.3
180 St. Helena city 2,748 19.0
181 Deer Park CDP 789 16.3
182 Angwin CDP 1,859 15.7
183 Stanford CDP 5,711 12.7
Ten Largest Bay Area Places    
1 San Jose city 427,984 27.8
2 San Francisco city 418,553 30.7
3 Oakland city 170,503 31.1
4 Fremont city 100,215 31.4
5 Sunnyvale city 71,736 22.2
6 Santa Rosa city 70,867 23.1
7 Hayward city 61,696 31.3
8 Concord city 58,700 31.9
9 Santa Clara city 54,676 21.8
10 Berkeley city 54,674 27.8