Table 6. States Where 75 Percent or Less of the Rural Population Lived Within the Intercity Transportation Coverage Area in 2010

Table 6. States Where 75 Percent or Less of the Rural Population Lived Within the Intercity Transportation Coverage Area in 2010

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2005 Rank 2010 Rank State Total rural residents Rural residents with intercity transportation access
2005 2010
Number Percent Number Percent
50 50 North Dakota 346,894 206,119 59.4 181,905 52.4
49 49 South Dakota 481,959 303,619 63.0 308,800 64.1
26 48 Alabama 2,419,573 2,266,316 93.7 1,574,837 65.1
46 47 Wyoming 259,459 200,953 77.5 179,180 69.1
44 46 Kentucky 2,201,173 1,735,699 78.9 1,552,960 70.6
48 45 Nebraska 686,077 483,858 70.5 488,938 71.3
43 44 Kansas 1,066,777 844,940 79.2 769,164 72.1
42 43 West Virginia 1,182,341 949,570 80.3 880,350 74.5
47 42 Montana 506,692 385,851 76.2 378,507 74.7
45 41 Arkansas 1,646,305 1,286,207 78.1 1,240,648 75.4

NOTE: 2005 numbers used in this report differ from those in the June 2005 report because the facilities used for the 2005 analysis were revised to include: (1) intercity ferry service across the entire United States (the June 2005 report included only intercity ferry facilities that were part of the Alaska Marine Highway System) and (2) only airports with scheduled intercity passenger transportation (the June 2005 report included a few airports with only commuter air service). Additionally, the method used for determining coverage was revised in this report to more accurately compute the coverage area and applied to the 2005 data.

Rank indicates the numerical order of the percent of rural residents covered.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics