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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Florida: 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
Miami-Hialeah 5,607 43,577 2,270 353 6,431 3 19 725 18,736
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 7,539 44,473 1,953 650 3,005 4 23 646 12,939
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach 4,207 37,335 1,601 327 4,896 3 23 721 17,800
Orlando 3,610 32,288 1,160 395 2,937 3 28 730 13,053
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach 2,591 25,277 1,041 307 3,391 3 24 456 18,333
Jacksonville 3,664 24,553 869 508 1,711 4 28 722 13,616
Sarasota-Bradenton 2,059 9,866 537 193 2,782 4 18 59 11,914
Melbourne-Palm Bay 1,669 8,922 365 233 1,567 5 24 47 9,772
Pensacola 1,666 8,240 293 155 1,890 6 28 96 11,246
Fort Myers-Cape Coral 1,364 6,758 290 124 2,339 5 23 15 14,435
Daytona Beach 1,141 6,175 265 128 2,070 4 23 73 11,496
Tallahassee 850 U 194 89 2,180 4 U 55 9,825
Lakeland 1,097 U 176 95 1,853 6 U 141 6,724
Fort Pierce 946 U 162 100 1,620 6 U 166 6,491
Naples 560 U 156 57 2,737 4 U 12 6,750
Gainesville 739 U 151 61 2,475 5 U 45 10,738
Fort Walton Beach 687 U 134 72 1,861 5 U 0 NA
Panama City 817 U 121 76 1,592 7 U 0 NA
Winter Haven 928 U 103 48 2,146 9 U 0 NA
Stuart 385 U 101 45 2,244 4 U 39 6,252
Ocala 523 U 90 48 1,875 6 U 33 10,518
Punta Gorda 539 U 86 48 1,792 6 U 18 9,283
Vero Beach 477 U 81 51 1,588 6 U 4 8,248
Deltona 693 U 69 60 1,150 10 U 22 17,029
Spring Hill 151 U 67 39 1,718 2 U 0 NA
Titusville 439 U 62 41 1,512 7 U 25 6,859

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; NA = not applicable; 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.