According to research conducted by the American Community Survey, the average travel time for workers aged 16+ to work is 26.9 minutes, about 16 miles if driving a car. But it’s a different story if you don’t have a car or the money to pay for public transportation and all you can do is walk.
In Georgia, an 18-year-old high school student from Cobb County walks 7 miles to work each day and receives a new car through a fundraising effort organized by a kind woman. The average human walking speed is 3 to 4 miles per hour, or 1 mile every 15 to 20 minutes. So he had to walk 105-140 minutes to get to work and another 105-140 minutes to go home. In total he had to travel 14 miles or more than 3.5 hours each day, barely on foot.
Although this is not an everyday story that will happen to you, it would be better to find a job near where you live. Hopefully this will be a good starting point for your job search. Start looking jobs from your choosing your state.