List of U.S. cities with high transit ridership

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Percentage of public transport commuters in major U.S. cities in 2008

The following is a list of United States cities of 100,000+ inhabitants with the 50 highest rates of public transit commuting to work, according to data from the 2015 American Community Survey. The survey measured the percentage of commuters who take public transit, as opposed to walking, driving or riding in an automobile, bicycle, boat, or some other means.

1. New York City, New York – 56.5%

2. Jersey City, New Jersey – 47.6%

3. Washington, D.C. – 37.4%

4. Boston, Massachusetts – 33.7%

5. San Francisco, California – 33.1%

6. Cambridge, Massachusetts – 28.6%

7. Chicago, Illinois – 27.6%

8. Newark, New Jersey – 26.7%

9. Arlington, Virginia – 26.4%

10. Yonkers, New York – 26.4%

11. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 26.2%

12. Alexandria, Virginia – 21.7%

13. Berkeley, California – 21.6%

14. Oakland, California – 20.3%

15. Seattle, Washington – 20.1%

16. Daly City, California – 19.8%

17. Baltimore, Maryland – 18.6%

18. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 17.0%

19. Hartford, Connecticut – 16.6%

20. Stamford, Connecticut – 14.1%

21. Richmond, California – 14.0%

22. Edison, New Jersey – 13.4%

23. New Haven, Connecticut – 13.3%

24. Minneapolis, Minnesota – 13.1%

25. Portland, Oregon – 12.1%

26. Paterson, New Jersey – 11.9%

27. Bellevue, Washington – 11.8%

28. Buffalo, New York – 11.7%

29. Miami, Florida – 11.4%

30. Elizabeth, New Jersey – 11.3%

31. Ann Arbor, Michigan – 11.2%

32. East Los Angeles, California – 10.9%

33. Bridgeport, Connecticut – 10.8%

34. Cleveland, Ohio – 10.5%

35. Los Angeles, California – 10.6%

36. Concord, California – 10.0%

37. Atlanta, Georgia – 9.8%

38. Naperville, Illinois – 9.7%

39. St. Louis, Missouri – 9.4%

40. Madison, Wisconsin – 9.3%

41. Fremont, California – 9.0%

42. Rochester, New York – 8.8%

43. San Juan, Puerto Rico – 8.7%

44. Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 8.6%

45. St. Paul, Minnesota – 8.5%

46. Honolulu, Hawaii – 8.4%

47. Providence, Rhode Island – 8.3%

48. Gresham, Oregon – 8.2%

49. Cincinnati, Ohio – 7.8%

50. New Orleans, Louisiana – 7.8%

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