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Top 12 College Towns for Commuting on Foot

BY JOHN EGAN   AUGUST  2014

Here is SpareFoot's list of the 12 college towns where a significant percentage of commuters benefit greatly from the choice to walk.

1. Ithaca, NY Percentage of workers who walk to work: 42.4 percent City population: 30,331 Major school: Cornell University Cornell University enrollment: 21,131

2. Athens, OH Percentage of workers who walk to work: 36.8 percent City population: 23,755 Major school: Ohio University Ohio University enrollment: 22,657

3. State College, PA Percentage of workers who walk to work: 36.2 percent City population: 41,983 Major school: Pennsylvania State University Pennsylvania State University enrollment: 45,518

4. North Chicago, IL Percentage of workers who walk to work: 32.2 percent City population: 29,667 Major school: Northeastern Illinois University Northeastern Illinois University enrollment: 10,821

5. Oxford, OH Percentage of workers who walk to work: 29.7 percent City population: 21,351 Major school: Miami University of Ohio Miami University of Ohio enrollment: 17,720

6. Cambridge, MA Percentage of workers who walk to work: 24 percent City population: 106,471 Major school: Harvard University Harvard University enrollment: 21,000

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7. Pullman, WA Percentage of workers who walk to work: 23.5 percent City population: 31,359 Major school: Washington State University Washington State University enrollment: 19,446

8. East Lansing, MI Percentage of workers who walk to work: 23.3 percent City population: 41,518 Major school: Michigan State University Michigan State University enrollment: 49,300

9. College Park, MD Percentage of workers who walk to work: 21.5 percent City population: 31,208 Major school: University of Maryland University of Maryland enrollment: 26,658

10. Burlington, VT Percentage of workers who walk to work: 20.3 percent City population: 42,282 Major school: University of Vermont University of Vermont enrollment: 11,781

11. Moscow, ID Percentage of workers who walk to work: 20.2 percent City population: 24,499 Major school: University of Idaho University of Idaho enrollment: 12,493

12. Morgantown, WV Percentage of workers who walk to work: 18.2 percent City population: 31,000 Major school: West Virginia University West Virginia University enrollment: 29,466

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