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KC Clocks in at 7:51

April 22, 2014

by Jeff Pinkerton

walkingtoworkWhat time do you start work every day? Are you an early bird who gets to work in time to see the sunrise? Or, do you take a more leisurely approach to your work day and arrive after the morning rush hour? Well, according to Nate Silver at 538 blog, we Kansas Citians start our workday at 7:51 a.m. Silver used data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to calculate a median start time for workdays in 40 metros.

We are on the early side of the national average of 7:55 a.m. Houston and Phoenix were two large metros who start work earlier than us, but just barely (both start at 7:45 a.m.).

On the other end of the scale, the late-start metros tend to be located on the coasts. In Boston, the average workday starts at 8:11 a.m.  In San Jose, it’s 8:21. And finally, if the snooze button is your best friend, then New York is the place for you. There, a typical workday doesn’t start until 8:24.

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