Top 10 Urban Congested Area Rankings: 2014

by hours of delay per car commuter
Rank Urban Area
1 Washington, DC-VA-MD
2 Los Angeles, CA
3 San Francisco, CA
4 New York, NY-NJ
5 Boston, MA-NH-RI
6 Seattle, WA
7 Chicago, IL-IN
8 Houston, TX
9 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
10 Atlanta, GA
Average of 471 urban areas


Ranks include very large geographic areas only. The methodology was updated to reflect more comprehensive data collection efforts for each of the 471 U.S. urban areas.


As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-69, available at

Last Updated: October 2017