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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Connecticut: 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
Springfield, MA-CT 2,928 13,124 608 422 1,441 4.8 21.6 388 10,947
Hartford-Middletown 2,597 16,187 602 366 1,645 4.3 26.9 618 13,607
New Haven-Meriden 1,873 10,431 463 230 2,013 4.0 22.5 380 14,161
Bridgeport-Milford 1,796 8,614 430 178 2,416 4.2 20.0 301 14,973
Worcester, MA-CT 1,805 9,388 358 263 1,361 5.0 26.2 365 11,226
Stamford, CT-NY 719 4,573 201 82 2,451 3.6 22.8 119 19,945
Waterbury 749 3,206 182 89 2,045 4.1 17.6 106 13,743
New London-Norwich 973 5,032 171 169 1,012 5.7 29.4 220 11,543
Danbury 869 4,110 157 136 1,154 5.5 26.2 103 14,925
New Britain 585 3,261 143 67 2,134 4.1 22.8 137 12,460
Norwalk 480 3,323 115 50 2,300 4.2 28.9 103 17,431
Bristol 359 1,011 75 45 1,667 4.8 13.5 18 5,438

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.