The carpool capital of every state

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While carpooling has always been cool (who doesn't love saving money, time and the environment?), it's safe to say that Uber and Lyft have overhauled the concept of ride-sharing. Once left to the coordination efforts of neighbors, coworkers and soccer moms, carpooling experienced an evolution in 2015.

The introduction of Lyft Line and UberPool meant that users of these popular apps could now share rides and split fares by riding with another user headed in the same direction. Carpooling and using these apps not only saves money, but decreases traffic congestion, commute times and greenhouse gas emissions by taking cars off the road.

Lauren Faber, of the Environmental Defense Fund, believes that "Services such as Lyft Line offer unprecedented opportunities for consumers to share rides, reduce the need for more vehicles on the road and [curb] air pollutants harmful to human health and the environment."

The analysts at FindTheHome wanted to examine this ride-sharing trend and find the carpool capitals of the U.S. Using the most recent data from the American Community Survey (2014 estimates), they looked at cities larger than 25,000 people and found the city in every state with the highest percentages of working-age people who carpool to work.

Note: Working-age includes people ages 16 and older.

#50. Rapid City, SD

Rapid City, South Dakota

Population: 70,126
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 9%
Average Commute Time: 15.2 minutes

#49. Burlington, VT

burlington

Population: 42,342
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 9.2%
Average Commute Time: 17.6 minutes

#48. Dover, DE

Dover, DE

Population: 36,826
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 10.2%
Average Commute Time: 20.7 minutes

#47. Great Falls, MT

Great Falls, Montana

Population: 59,017
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 10.6%
Average Commute Time: 14.6 minutes

#46. Bismarck, ND

Bismarck, North Dakota

Population: 65,123
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 10.6%
Average Commute Time: 17 minutes

#45. Rochester, NH

Rochester

Population: 29,883
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 11.1%
Average Commute Time: 25.9 minutes

#44. Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Alabama

Population: 211,705
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 11.2%
Average Commute Time: 21.6 minutes

#43. Gillette, WY

Gillette, Wyoming

Population: 31,110
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 11.5%
Average Commute Time: 17.5 minutes

#42. Grand Island, NE

Grand Island, Nebraska

Population: 50,059
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 11.7%
Average Commute Time: 15 minutes

#41. St. Joseph, MO

St. Joseph, Missouri

Population: 77,040
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12%
Average Commute Time: 16.3 minutes

#40. Parkersburg, WV

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Population: 31,195
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12.1%
Average Commute Time: 17.5 minutes

#39. Idaho Falls, ID

idaho falls

Population: 57,935
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12.1%
Average Commute Time: 17.1 minutes

#38. Pawtucket, RI

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Population: 71,313
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12.2%
Average Commute Time: 23.4 minutes

#37. Greenville, MS

Greensville, Mississippi

Population: 33,518
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12.3%
Average Commute Time: 15.9 minutes

#36. Memphis, TN

Memphis, Tennessee

Population: 656,715
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12.5%
Average Commute Time: 21.6 minutes

#35. Kenner, LA

Kenner, Louisiana

Population: 66,926
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 12.9%
Average Commute Time: 24.3 minutes

#34. Muskogee, OK

Muskogee, Oklahoma

Population: 38,937
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13%
Average Commute Time: 16.5 minutes

#33. Sandusky, OH

Sandusky, Ohio

Population: 25,626
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13.1%
Average Commute Time: 16.6 minutes

#32. Sunrise Manor, NV

Sunrise Manor, Nevada

Population: 187,647
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13.4%
Average Commute Time: 27.3 minutes

#31. North Charleston, SC

North Charleston, South Carolina

Population: 102,143
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13.5%
Average Commute Time: 22 minutes

#30. Elizabethtown, KY

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Population: 29,464
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13.5%
Average Commute Time: 21.1 minutes

#29. Lewiston, ME

Lewiston, Maine

Population: 36,410
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13.7%
Average Commute Time: 19.7 minutes

#28. Fridley, MN

Fridley, Minnesota

Population: 27,494
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 13.7%
Average Commute Time: 22.5 minutes

#27. Norwich, CT

Norwich, Connecticut

Population: 40,378
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 14.3%
Average Commute Time: 21.9 minutes

#26. Beloit, WI

Beloit, Wisconsin

Population: 36,876
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 14.4%
Average Commute Time: 22.5 minutes

#25. Commerce City, CO

Commerce City, Colorado

Population: 48,792
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 14.4%
Average Commute Time: 28.6 minutes

#24. Frederick, MD

Frederick, Maryland

Population: 66,646
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 15.3%
Average Commute Time: 32.9 minutes

#23. Marshalltown, IA

Marshalltown, Iowa

Population: 27,749
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 15.4%
Average Commute Time: 13.9 minutes

#22. Walla Walla, WA

Walla Walla, Washington

Population: 31,895
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 15.6%
Average Commute Time: 13.1 minutes

#21. Redmond, OR

Redmond, Oregon

Population: 27,002
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 15.7%
Average Commute Time: 19.6 minutes

#20. Pontiac, MI

Pontiac, Michigan

Population: 59,658
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 16.3%
Average Commute Time: 21.5 minutes

#19. Monroe, NC

Monroe, North Carolina

Population: 33,588
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 16.8%
Average Commute Time: 26.7 minutes

#18. Fairbanks, AK

Faribanks, Alaska

Population: 32,100
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 16.9%
Average Commute Time: 13 minutes

#17. Alamogordo, NM

Alamogordo, New Mexico

Population: 31,224
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 16.9%
Average Commute Time: 17.4 minutes

#16. Conroe, TX

Conroe, Texas

Population: 61,268
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 17.1%
Average Commute Time: 26.6 minutes

#15. Springdale, AR

Springdale, Arkansas

Population: 73,789
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 17.3%
Average Commute Time: 19.2 minutes

#14. Garden City, KS

Garden City, Kansas

Population: 26,924
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 17.6%
Average Commute Time: 15.2 minutes

#13. Gainesville, GA

Gainesville, Georgia

Population: 34,938
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 18.1%
Average Commute Time: 21.4 minutes

#12. Elkhart, IN

Elkhart, Indiana

Population: 51,539
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 18.6%
Average Commute Time: 20.4 minutes

#11. West Chicago, IL

West Chicago, Illinois

Population: 27,416
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 19.3%
Average Commute Time: 25 minutes

#10. Lawrence, MA

Lawrence, Massachusetts

Population: 77,364
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 19.7%
Average Commute Time: 22.7 minutes

#9. San Luis, AZ

San Luis, Arizona

Population: 30,139
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 20%
Average Commute Time: 23.5 minutes

#8. Reading, PA

Reading, Pennsylvania

Population: 88,051
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 20%
Average Commute Time: 24.6 minutes

#7. Springfield, VA

Springfield, Virginia

Population: 30,154
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 21%
Average Commute Time: 29.8 minutes

#6. Tooele, UT

Tooele, Utah

Population: 32,164
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 21%
Average Commute Time: 29.3 minutes

#5. Central Islip, NY

Central Islip, New York

Population: 36,233
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 21.5%
Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes

#4. Bridgeton, NJ

Bridgeton, New Jersey

Population: 25,252
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 22.1%
Average Commute Time: 26.1 minutes

#3. Santa Maria, CA

Santa Maria, California

Population: 101,468
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 24.7%
Average Commute Time: 21.1 minutes

#2. Kahului, HI

Kahalui, Hawaii

Population: 27,339
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 26.8%
Average Commute Time: 20.9 minutes

#1. Lake Worth, FL

Lakeworth, Florida

Population: 35,903
Percentage of People Who Carpool to Work: 28.7%
Average Commute Time: 26.4 minutes

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