There's no place worse in Minnesota to be a driver than in St. Cloud, according to new data released from 24/7 Wall Street.
Anyone who's lived in or driven through St. Cloud a time or two knows that it's really easy to get stuck at a stoplight for a 2-3 rotations before the light stays green long enough to let you through. But that's not part of the data supporting St. Cloud's position as Minnesota's worst city to drive in.
Instead, 24/7 Wall Street took into account average commute time, gas prices and accident rates. Here's how St. Cloud weighs in:
- Traffic fatalities per 100,000 people: 11.1
- Average commute time: 20.9 minutes
- Commuters driving to work: 89.6%
- 2017 car thefts per 100,000 people: 151.2
As a state, Minnesota had 6.4 traffic fatalities per 100,000 people, an average commute time of 23.8 minutes with 86.2% of the commuters driving to work.
The study doesn't list any other Minnesota cities, so it's tough to say how much worse St. Cloud is than any other place.
On the plus side, St. Cloud and Minnesota's traffic fatalities rate are both lower than the national rate of 11.4 deaths per 1000,000 people.