Getting to work in New York, Chicago or Philadelphia takes longer than average, according to the latest US Government census information. Los Angeles is 4th worst city in the United States to commute, with Texas giants - Houston and Dallas splitting the 5th place. After that it's Detroit, Phoenix, San Antonio and San Diego. The national average of traveling to work is 24.4 minutes. The best large cities to live in (the ones that spot commuter time below national average) are all Mid-Western: Toledo, Ohio (18.1 minutes), Lexington, Ky. (18.0), Oklahoma City, Okla. (17.8), Omaha, Neb. (17.3), Tulsa, Okla. (16.8) and Wichita, Kan. (16.5).