Table 1-40: Long-Distance Travel in the United States by Selected Traveler Characteristics: 2001

Table 1-40: Long-Distance Travel in the United States by Selected Traveler Characteristics: 2001

(Roundtrips to destinations at least 50 miles away)

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  Persons (thousands) Person trips (thousands) Person-miles (millions) Personal-use vehicle trips (thousands) Personal-use vehicle-miles (millions)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
TOTAL 277,208 100.0 2,617,126 100.0 1,360,813 100.0 2,336,094 100.0 760,325 100.0
Under 5 19,281 7.0 113,329 4.3 56,136 4.1 107,012 4.6 37,220 4.9
5-17 years 52,450 18.9 337,984 12.9 169,303 12.4 297,520 12.7 101,565 13.4
18-24 years 23,918 8.6 209,171 8.0 97,575 7.2 192,499 8.2 60,386 7.9
25-29 years 18,432 6.6 192,382 7.4 109,392 8.0 172,075 7.4 56,290 7.4
30-39 years 43,114 15.6 505,463 19.3 260,673 19.2 447,666 19.2 136,738 18.0
40-49 years 40,924 14.8 483,005 18.5 257,444 18.9 428,672 18.3 134,938 17.7
50-59 years 30,498 11.0 391,161 14.9 204,614 15.0 351,977 15.1 110,109 14.5
60-64 years 11,250 4.1 123,103 4.7 67,517 5.0 111,692 4.8 39,101 5.1
65-74 years 18,345 6.6 155,190 5.9 81,500 6.0 140,226 6.0 53,741 7.1
75 years and over 18,997 6.9 106,337 4.1 56,659 4.2 86,755 3.7 30,237 4.0
Median (years) 33.5 N/A 37.3 NA NA NA 37.4 NA NA NA
Sex, total 277,208 100.0 2,617,126 100.0 1,360,813 100.0 2,336,094 100.0 760,325 100.0
Male 135,291 48.8 1,499,967 57.3 757,454 55.7 1,347,123 57.7 429,259 56.5
Female 141,917 51.2 1,117,160 42.7 603,358 44.3 988,971 42.3 331,066 43.5
Race, total 277,208 100.0 2,617,126 100.0 1,360,813 100.0 2,336,094 100.0 760,325 100.0
White 193,338 69.7 2,033,914 77.7 1,058,412 77.8 1,821,143 78.0 595,944 78.4
Black 33,877 12.2 207,350 7.9 91,393 6.7 180,399 7.7 59,363 7.8
Asian or Pacific Islander 7,223 2.6 49,559 1.9 59,235 4.4 39,501 1.7 12,067 1.6
American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleutian 1,316 0.5 12,565 0.5 5,975 0.4 11,688 0.5 3,693 0.5
Other 39,472 14.2 294,628 11.3 136,480 10.0 266,200 11.4 84,115 11.1
Not reported 1,983 0.7 19,110 0.7 9,318 0.7 17,163 0.7 5,144 0.7
Ethnicity, total 277,208 100.0 2,617,126 100.0 1,360,813 100.0 2,336,094 100.0 760,325 100.0
Hispanic origin 35,043 12.6 253,100 9.7 118,516 8.7 227,266 9.7 71,465 9.4
Not of Hispanic origin 242,165 87.4 2,364,026 90.3 1,242,297 91.3 2,108,828 90.3 688,859 90.6
Household income 277,208 100.0 2,617,126 100.0 1,360,813 100.0 2,336,094 100.0 760,325 100.0
Less than $25,000 58,935 21.3 327,852 12.5 133,903 9.8 302,354 12.9 95,773 12.6
$25,000-$39,999 54,404 19.6 454,543 17.4 188,296 13.8 422,556 18.1 138,312 18.2
$40,000-$49,999 29,471 10.6 297,383 11.4 135,256 9.9 278,871 11.9 86,849 11.4
$50,000-$59,999 26,622 9.6 285,398 10.9 147,926 10.9 260,465 11.1 85,859 11.3
$60,000-$74,999 25,557 9.2 305,461 11.7 134,024 9.8 281,037 12.0 83,941 11.0
$75,000-$99,999 32,264 11.6 380,371 14.5 221,657 16.3 332,095 14.2 107,055 14.1
$100,000 or more 33,587 12.1 444,802 17.0 334,526 24.6 359,642 15.4 129,050 17.0
Not reported 16,369 5.9 121,316 4.6 65,224 4.8 99,074 4.2 33,486 4.4
Household type 277,208 100.0 2,617,126 100.0 1,360,813 100.0 2,336,094 100.0 760,325 100.0
One adult, no children 13,743 5.0 139,195 5.3 84,619 6.2 119,661 5.1 38,003 5.0
One adult, youngest child 0-5 5,736 2.1 25,736 1.0 15,239 1.1 21,777 0.9 6,528 0.9
One adult, youngest child 6-15 8,242 3.0 70,325 2.7 31,689 2.3 63,413 2.7 18,918 2.5
One adult, youngest child 16-21 2,614 0.9 22,080 0.8 7,677 0.6 18,741 0.8 4,967 0.7
One adult, retired, no children 8,750 3.2 42,932 1.6 23,648 1.7 36,142 1.5 11,325 1.5
Two or more adults, no children 50,160 18.1 620,148 23.7 355,433 26.1 542,463 23.2 175,694 23.1
Two or more adults, youngest child 0-5 69,688 25.1 593,106 22.7 291,117 21.4 536,070 22.9 172,395 22.7
Two or more adults, youngest child 6-15 64,237 23.2 590,787 22.6 292,422 21.5 530,746 22.7 167,498 22.0
Two or more adults, youngest child 16-21 18,741 6.8 205,093 7.8 101,686 7.5 182,859 7.8 57,110 7.5
Two or more adults, retired, no children 35,297 12.7 307,725 11.8 157,284 11.6 284,221 12.2 107,887 14.2
Educational attainment, total (Persons 16 years and over) 208,479 100.0 2,173,473 100.0 1,144,890 100.0 1,940,042 100.0 624,049 100.0
Less than high school graduate 30,601 14.7 183,801 8.5 84,797 7.4 162,768 8.4 49,856 8.0
High school graduate 63,428 30.4 585,117 26.9 225,637 19.7 554,002 28.6 168,467 27.0
Some college, no degree 43,377 20.8 458,953 21.1 211,462 18.5 423,517 21.8 137,884 22.1
Associate's degree 13,570 6.5 162,145 7.5 80,413 7.0 146,649 7.6 46,528 7.5
Bachelor's degree 33,063 15.9 437,767 20.1 285,168 24.9 369,402 19.0 126,532 20.3
Some grad school or grad degree 23,237 11.1 339,237 15.6 253,592 22.1 278,227 14.3 93,484 15.0
Not reported 1,202 0.6 6,453 0.3 3,822 0.3 5,477 0.3 1,299 0.2
Activity status, total (Persons 16 years and over) 208,479 100.0 2,173,473 100.0 1,144,890 100.0 1,940,042 100.0 624,049 100.0
Working full time 115,428 55.4 1,426,531 65.6 716,671 62.6 1,275,103 65.7 382,355 61.3
Retired 35,611 17.1 254,291 11.7 137,388 12.0 230,254 11.9 85,957 13.8
Other 57,098 27.4 491,046 22.6 289,717 25.3 433,191 22.3 155,015 24.8
Not reported 342 0.2 1,605 0.1 1,115 0.1 1,495 0.1 722 0.1

KEY: NA = not applicable.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey data, CD-ROM, February 2004.