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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in California: 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
Los Angeles 26,949 280,793 12,384 2,231 5,551 2.2 23 5,407 23,394
San Francisco-Oakland 9,316 90,277 4,022 1,203 3,343 2.3 22 2,304 20,825
San Diego 5,965 62,809 2,653 733 3,619 2.2 24 1,793 18,816
San Jose 4,111 38,343 1,626 365 4,455 2.5 24 883 18,721
Sacramento 4,569 29,724 1,394 383 3,640 3.3 21 684 18,669
Riverside-San Bernardino 4,735 32,876 1,340 514 2,607 3.5 25 876 18,942
Fresno 2,191 11,598 555 168 3,304 3.9 21 205 12,477
Oxnard-Ventura 1,555 12,557 481 190 2,532 3.2 26 353 18,033
Bakersfield 1,377 7,270 404 176 2,295 3.4 18 194 9,958
Stockton 957 5,743 304 90 3,378 3.1 19 178 14,230
Modesto 842 4,895 271 64 4,234 3.1 18 99 13,020
Lancaster-Palmdale 889 4,391 259 191 1,356 3.4 17 75 10,279
Santa Rosa 779 4,470 243 68 3,574 3.2 18 96 18,874
Antioch-Pittsburg 620 3,011 239 71 3,366 2.6 13 65 18,628
Hesperia-Apple Valley-Victorville 1,150 4,320 219 190 1,153 5.3 20 80 11,663
Seaside-Monterey 415 U    198 51 3,882 2.1 U 52 14,645
Santa Barbara 568 4,407 196 57 3,439 2.9 23 129 18,104
Palm Springs 756 3,124 185 106 1,745 4.1 17 0 0
Santa Cruz 432 U    170 102 1,667 2.5 U 71 18,843
Salinas 293 U    166 36 4,611 1.8 U 35 13,882
Simi Valley 387 2,765 145 50 2,900 2.7 19 76 15,458
Hemet-San Jacinto 396 1,285 134 48 2,792 3.0 10 0 0
Fairfield 348 3,224 122 45 2,711 2.8 26 147 15,389
Santa Maria 289 1,566 107 34 3,147 2.7 15 58 9,245
Redding 635 U    103 99 1,040 6.2 U 168 7,288
Visalia 392 1,792 101 37 2,730 3.9 18 55 9,120
Chico 470 2,478 95 33 2,879 4.9 26 29 10,354
Yuba City 378 1,593 90 34 2,647 4.2 18 64 6,422
Vacaville 242 2,100 89 24 3,708 2.7 24 90 14,701
Lompoc 140 518 87 42 2,071 1.6 6 0 0
Napa 234 1,311 80 22 3,636 2.9 16 39 10,662
Indio-Coachella 333 1,386 75 34 2,206 4.4 19 64 4,111
Merced 271 1,101 74 32 2,313 3.7 15 28 10,581
Davis 172 897 68 13 5,231 2.5 13 26 15,108
Watsonville 171 U    67 23 2,913 2.5 U 16 10,664
Lodi 196 895 61 17 3,588 3.2 15 19 12,886
San Luis Obispo 136 U    54 15 3,600 2.5 U 24 13,937

1A "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. 2Lane miles estimated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

KEY: DVMT = daily vehicle-miles of travel; U = data are unavailable.

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.