Table 8 - Rural Population Coverage by Commerical Intercity Transportation

Table 8 - Rural Population Coverage by Commerical Intercity Transportation

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States with Highest Coverage (99 Percent or Better)

  Rural Population Coverage Percent Covered
Massachusetts 887,715 887,715 100.0%
New Jersey 846,452 846,452 100.0%
Connecticut 595,174 595,174 100.0%
Delaware 275,710 275,710 100.0%
Rhode Island 175,457 175,457 100.0%
South Carolina 2,035,045 2,031,736 99.8%
Vermont 448,107 447,029 99.8%
Indiana 2,367,966 2,362,144 99.8%
Maryland 1,079,420 1,075,286 99.6%
Pennsylvania 3,555,412 3,540,178 99.6%
Florida 3,618,587 3,599,482 99.5%
New York 3,541,133 3,513,965 99.2%
Ohio 3,341,447 3,314,610 99.2%

States with Least Coverage (85 Percent Coverage or Less)

  Rural Population Coverage Percent Covered
North Dakota 343,379 201,980 58.8%
South Dakota 481,959 299,158 62.1%
Nebraska 685,274 456,511 66.6%
Montana 506,692 388,190 76.6%
Wyoming 259,459 201,050 77.5%
Kansas 1,066,777 836,692 78.4%
Arkansas 1,645,360 1,296,772 78.8%
Kentucky 2,191,907 1,727,899 78.8%
Iowa 1,548,051 1,228,783 79.4%
West Virginia 1,183,772 955,127 80.7%
Oklahoma 1,575,634 1,274,707 80.9%
Arizona 1,022,470 836,087 81.8%
Utah 513,571 422,295 82.2%
Idaho 624,767 526,082 84.2%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics' April 2005 analysis of the U.S. scheduled intercity transportation network.