Table 1-45: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Passenger Gateways: Entering the United States

Table 1-45: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Passenger Gateways: Entering the United States

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All U.S.-Mexican land gateways 2002 
All personal vehicle passengers 199,020,692
All personal vehicles 89,849,415
All pedestrians 50,278,281
All bus passengers 3,926,154
All buses 309,360
All train passengers 15,108
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways  2003
All personal vehicle passengers 193,697,482
All personal vehicles 88,068,391
All pedestrians 48,663,773
All bus passengers 3,746,885
All buses 319,087
All train passengers 12,101
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways  2004
All personal vehicle passengers 190,936,607
All personal vehicles 91,133,889
All pedestrians 48,084,235
All bus passengers 3,388,517
All buses 269,027
All train passengers 12,664
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways 2005 
All personal vehicle passengers 186,067,448
All personal vehicles 91,556,319
All pedestrians 45,829,612
All bus passengers 3,169,779
All buses 256,396
All train passengers 17,833
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways  2006
All personal vehicle passengers 179,255,014
All personal vehicles 88,295,570
All pedestrians 46,251,414
All bus passengers 3,187,282
All buses 262,862
All train passengers 21,504
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways 2007 
All personal vehicle passengers 164,534,262
All personal vehicles 81,788,235
All pedestrians 49,538,963
All bus passengers 3,389,055
All buses 265,162
All train passengers 20,482
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways 2008 
All personal vehicle passengers 157,981,839
All personal vehicles 78,856,542
All pedestrians 44,841,640
All bus passengers 3,455,630
All buses 266,414
All train passengers 22,016
All U.S.-Mexican land gateways 2009 
All personal vehicle passengers 141,016,993
All personal vehicles 70,304,756
All pedestrians 41,314,685
All bus passengers 2,429,190
All buses 228,454
All train passengers 4,187
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2002
San Ysidro, CA 36,171,884
El Paso, TX 26,363,164
Hidalgo, TX 17,613,527
Laredo, TX 15,915,545
Brownsville, TX 15,820,595
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2003
San Ysidro, CA 39,180,519
El Paso, TX 26,317,018
Brownsville, TX 15,673,205
Hidalgo, TX 15,587,611
Laredo, TX 15,208,606
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2004
San Ysidro, CA 33,382,991
El Paso, TX 28,108,167
Hidalgo, TX 15,514,648
Brownsville, TX 15,374,317
Laredo, TX 15,032,956
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2005
San Ysidro, CA 32,265,477
El Paso, TX 29,180,824
Brownsville, TX 14,614,745
Laredo, TX 14,017,324
Hidalgo, TX 13,989,453
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2006
San Ysidro, CA 31,868,563
El Paso, TX 27,999,510
Laredo, TX 14,244,080
Brownsville, TX 14,023,353
Hidalgo, TX 12,632,201
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2007
San Ysidro, CA 28,390,175
El Paso, TX 23,674,992
Laredo, TX 13,367,960
Hidalgo, TX 13,304,851
Brownsville, TX 13,062,876
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2008
San Ysidro, CA 25,319,449
El Paso, TX 21,806,353
Laredo, TX 15,397,879
Hidalgo, TX 13,467,615
Brownsville, TX 13,274,693
Personal vehicle passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2009
San Ysidro, CA 23,934,882
El Paso, TX 18,377,270
Laredo, TX 12,729,210
Hidalgo, TX 12,073,543
Brownsville, TX 11,156,688
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2002
San Ysidro, CA 16,441,766
El Paso, TX 13,095,153
Hidalgo, TX 8,136,100
Brownsville, TX 7,896,809
Laredo, TX 6,921,709
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2003
San Ysidro, CA 17,408,481
El Paso, TX 13,699,206
Brownsville, TX 7,219,865
Hidalgo, TX 7,169,629
Laredo, TX 6,777,423
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2004
San Ysidro, CA 17,621,030
El Paso, TX 14,817,206
Brownsville, TX 7,211,401
Hidalgo, TX 7,183,674
Laredo, TX 6,725,119
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2005
San Ysidro, CA 17,208,106
El Paso, TX 15,971,739
Brownsville, TX 7,103,553
Hidalgo, TX 6,969,846
Otay Mesa, CA 6,672,994
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2006
San Ysidro, CA 17,135,163
El Paso, TX 15,602,602
Brownsville, TX 6,967,503
Hidalgo, TX 6,480,467
Calexico, CA 6,110,214
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2007
San Ysidro, CA 15,696,262
El Paso, TX 14,062,053
Hidalgo, TX 6,835,305
Brownsville, TX 6,476,671
Calexico, CA 5,747,309
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2008
El Paso, TX 13,716,434
San Ysidro, CA 13,672,329
Hidalgo, TX 6,982,770
Brownsville, TX 6,567,121
Laredo, TX 6,105,126
Personal vehicles ─ top 5 gateways 2009
San Ysidro, CA 13,354,887
El Paso, TX 10,529,485
Hidalgo, TX 6,177,838
Brownsville, TX 5,512,863
Laredo, TX 5,452,111
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2002
El Paso, TX 9,301,395
San Ysidro, CA 7,903,483
Calexico, CA 6,894,820
Nogales, AZ 5,911,866
Laredo, TX 4,648,046
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2003
El Paso, TX 8,899,168
San Ysidro, CA 8,302,110
Calexico, CA 6,230,123
Nogales, AZ 5,583,533
Laredo, TX 4,577,725
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2004
San Ysidro, CA 9,457,600
El Paso, TX 8,441,671
Nogales, AZ 6,131,407
Calexico, CA 4,847,096
Laredo, TX 4,507,105
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2005
San Ysidro, CA 8,156,350
El Paso, TX 7,613,546
Nogales, AZ 6,930,198
Calexico, CA 4,481,014
Laredo, TX 4,356,041
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2006
San Ysidro, CA 7,811,614
Nogales, AZ 7,726,045
El Paso, TX 7,500,141
Laredo, TX 4,245,842
Calexico, CA 4,048,629
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2007
El Paso, TX 8,454,434
San Ysidro, CA 7,756,569
Nogales, AZ 7,722,877
Calexico, CA 5,290,977
Laredo, TX 4,625,416
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 2008
El Paso, TX 8,029,106
San Ysidro, CA 7,289,862
Nogales, AZ 6,568,207
Calexico, CA 4,359,901
Laredo, TX 3,873,872
Pedestrians ─ top 5 gateways 200
El Paso, TX 7,637,649
San Ysidro, CA 6,188,126
Laredo, TX 4,090,191
Nogales, AZ 4,038,356
Calexico, CA 3,904,913
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2002
San Ysidro, CA 1,199,630
Laredo, TX 757,459
Hidalgo, TX 632,923
Otay Mesa, CA 546,493
El Paso, TX 351,335
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2003
San Ysidro, CA 1,244,973
Laredo, TX 748,644
Hidalgo, TX 655,430
El Paso, TX 392,718
Otay Mesa, CA 303,756
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2004
San Ysidro, CA 1,032,343
Laredo, TX 802,635
Hidalgo, TX 650,100
El Paso, TX 265,096
Otay Mesa, CA 251,461
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2005
San Ysidro, CA 995,337
Laredo, TX 826,679
Hidalgo, TX 369,443
El Paso, TX 276,381
Otay Mesa, CA 251,614
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2006
San Ysidro, CA 1,060,444
Laredo, TX 878,164
Otay Mesa, CA 312,862
El Paso, TX 239,749
Nogales, AZ 217,093
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2007
Laredo, TX 899,461
San Ysidro, CA 875,450
El Paso, TX 442,191
Hidalgo, TX 310,225
Otay Mesa, CA 296,637
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2008
Laredo, TX 928,793
El Paso, TX 748,259
San Ysidro, CA 700,787
Hidalgo, TX 333,840
Otay Mesa, CA 240,026
Bus passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2009
Laredo, TX 845,629
San Ysidro, CA 453,130
El Paso, TX 311,749
Hidalgo, TX 300,778
Nogales, AZ 166,567
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2002
San Ysidro, CA 97,042
Otay Mesa, CA 65,474
Laredo, TX 38,852
El Paso, TX 32,270
Hidalgo, TX 31,952
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2003
San Ysidro, CA 110,820
Otay Mesa, CA 72,749
Laredo, TX 35,406
Hidalgo, TX 32,805
El Paso, TX 30,031
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2004
San Ysidro, CA 109,946
Otay Mesa, CA 41,032
Laredo, TX 37,902
Hidalgo, TX 32,701
El Paso, TX 17,551
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2005
San Ysidro, CA 105,930
Otay Mesa, CA 39,203
Laredo, TX 35,841
Hidalgo, TX 27,964
El Paso, TX 15,993
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2006
San Ysidro, CA 100,632
Otay Mesa, CA 44,793
Laredo, TX 37,105
Hidalgo, TX 27,344
El Paso, TX 14,843
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2007
San Ysidro, CA 97,726
Otay Mesa, CA 47,258
Laredo, TX 37,106
Hidalgo, TX 28,942
El Paso, TX 18,530
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2008
San Ysidro, CA 87,787
Otay Mesa, CA 47,758
Laredo, TX 39,122
Hidalgo, TX 33,127
El Paso, TX 24,716
Buses ─ top 5 gateways 2009
San Ysidro, CA 72,450
Laredo, TX 43,342
Otay Mesa, CA 34,595
Hidalgo, TX 28,407
El Paso, TX 19,474
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2002
Eagle Pass, TX 6,872
Nogales, AZ 2,216
Calexico East, CA 1,934
El Paso, TX 1,866
Tecate, CA 1,760
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2003
Eagle Pass, TX 6,496
El Paso, TX 1,869
Nogales, AZ 1,664
Calexico East, CA 1,456
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 460
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2004
Eagle Pass, TX 6,612
El Paso, TX 2,234
Nogales, AZ 1,656
Calexico East, CA 1,618
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 510
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2005
El Paso, TX 7,637
Eagle Pass, TX 7,248
Calexico East, CA 1,239
Nogales, AZ 952
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 478
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2006
El Paso, TX 11,165
Eagle Pass, TX 5,348
Nogales, AZ 2,612
Calexico East, CA 1,556
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 422
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2007
El Paso, TX 10,519
Eagle Pass, TX 5,940
Nogales, AZ 2,352
Calexico East, CA 694
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 490
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2008
El Paso, TX 9,656
Eagle Pass, TX 6,616
Nogales, AZ 2,560
Tecate, CA 2,179
Calexico East, CA 531
Train passengers ─ top 5 gateways 2009
Nogales, AZ 2,252
Tecate, CA 881
Calexico East, CA 562
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 492
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KEY: NA= not applicable.

NOTES

Data reflect all personal vehicles, buses, passengers and pedestrians entering the United States across the U.S.-Mexican border, regardless of nationality.

Year 2009 data for Train passengers in Texas are not available.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Border Crossing/Entry Data, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/ as of July 12, 2010.