A recent list of the 50 hardest working cities in America listed Washington D.C. as a respectable No. 9, behind other cities like Seattle, Fort Worth, and Austin, mostly in Texas and California. But does that really capture the hard-working spirit of the nation’s capital?
The list, compiled by David Cross of the real estate blog Movoto, takes into account a number of factors, including things like hours worked, average commute, and so on. These factors are then ranked and a score is compiled.
On several counts, the nation’s capital gets its due. According to Cross, D.C. ranked fourth in the length of the average commute behind Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. According to WAMU’s look of the average D.C. area commute earlier this year, it actually comes in second to New York with a whopping 34.5 minute travel time.