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BALTIMORE (AP/WJZ) — More than 200,000 workers commute into Baltimore, ranking the city among the highest in the nation, according to new Census figures.

According to figures just released by the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 207,000 commute from outside into the city limits each day. That’s among the largest of  inbound flows in the country with the average one-way commute time of half an hour.

Maryland is among the leaders nationwide in long commutes.

More than 35 percent of Baltimore workers live outside of the city, according to the figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nationally, 27.4 percent of workers commute outside the county where they live.

Maryland is among the top three states in commutes more than an hour long. More than 16 percent of New York workers had a commute an hour or longer, while Maryland and New Jersey ranked second and third at just under 15 percent.

The survey found about 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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