Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Alabama: 2000

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Alabama: 2000

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Federal-aid urbanized area1 Total roadway miles Total DVMT (thousands) Estimated population (thousands) Net land area (square miles) Persons per square mile Miles of roadway per person Total DVMT per capita Total estimated freeway lane miles2 Average daily traffic per freeway lane mile
Birmingham 4,595 23,185 667 609 1,095 6.9 34.8 676 12,850
Mobile 1,915 8,744 332 328 1,012 5.8 26.3 230 11,126
Montgomery 1,290 5,623 226 203 1,113 5.7 24.9 133 11,489
Huntsville 1,265 5,783 209 253 826 6.1 27.7 107 12,459
Tuscaloosa 868 3,234 116 187 620 7.5 27.9 52 9,728
Gadsden 842 2,318 79 192 411 10.7 29.3 60 4,923
Florence 927 2,200 77 105 733 12.0 28.6 0 0
Anniston 959 2,623 74 154 481 13.0 35.4 46 8,804
Decatur 740 2,568 73 120 608 10.1 35.2 39 8,177
Dothan 787 2,078 69 124 556 11.4 30.1 0 0
Auburn-Opelika 699 2,090 66 128 516 10.6 31.7 72 7,708

1 A "federal-aid urbanized area" is an area with 50,000 or more persons that, at a minimum, encompasses the land area delineated as the urbanized area by the U.S. Census Bureau. Areas are ranked by population. 2 Lane miles estimated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

KEY: DVMT = daily vehicle-miles of travel.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/ohimstat.htm as of Dec. 6, 2001.