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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Illinois: 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
Chicago, IL-Northwestern Indiana 23,764 158,240 7,702 2,730 2,821 3.1 21 2,653 18,199
St. Louis, MO-IL 8,064 58,761 2,044 1,124 1,819 3.9 29 1,766 14,578
Davenport-Rock Island-Moline, IA-IL 1,429 5,480 267 164 1,628 5.4 21 183 6,748
Peoria 1,288 5,308 244 151 1,616 5.3 22 156 7,331
Rockford 1,222 4,951 208 133 1,564 5.9 24 109 8,549
Springfield 715 3,045 125 77 1,623 5.7 24 85 8,420
Champaign-Urbana 486 1,857 116 54 2,148 4.2 16 59 8,294
Decatur 580 1,716 97 67 1,448 6.0 18 44 2,577
Bloomington-Normal 508 2,090 94 48 1,958 5.4 22 85 6,474
Alton 579 1,824 92 85 1,082 6.3 20 13 3,298
Beloit, WI-IL 385 1,267 84 40 2,100 4.6 15 30 9,514
Round Lake Beach-McHenry, IL-WI U U U U U U U U U
Dubuque, IA-IL 352 1,069 64 51 1,255 5.5 17 0 NA
Kankakee 314 1,165 60 43 1,395 5.2 19 50 6,390

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; 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.