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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Colorado: 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 thousand persons Total DVMT per capita Total estimated freeway lane miles2 Average daily traffic per freeway lane mile
Denver 7,007 43,997 1,993 720 2,768 3.5 22.1 1,028 16,447
Colorado Springs 1,802 8,477 465 220 2,114 3.9 18.2 228 11,039
Fort Collins 617 2,565 157 84 1,869 3.9 16.3 45 7,364
Pueblo 627 2,005 122 75 1,627 5.1 16.4 117 6,362
Greeley 486 1,403 107 76 1,408 4.5 13.1 84 4,704
Grand Junction 565 1,571 101 78 1,295 5.6 15.5 54 2,948
Boulder 371 1,770 95 39 2,436 3.9 18.6 49 10,007
Longmont 301 828 71 19 3,737 4.2 11.7 2 8,031

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. 2Lane miles estimated by the Federal Highway

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.