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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Indiana: 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
Chicago-Northwestern IN, IL-IN 23,764 158,240 7,702 2,730 2,821 3.1 20.5 2,653 18,199
Indianapolis 4,228 29,398 915 422 2,168 4.6 32.1 725 15,536
Louisville, KY-IN 3,763 22,794 823 384 2,143 4.6 27.7 669 15,010
Fort Wayne 1,157 5,870 248 93 2,667 4.7 23.7 79 11,692
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 1,431 5,329 240 147 1,633 6.0 22.2 147 6,603
Evansville, IN-KY 1,058 4,800 185 123 1,504 5.7 25.9 71 5,449
Lafayette-West Lafayette 379 1,936 100 44 2,273 3.8 19.4 12 8,319
Elkhart-Goshen 751 2,993 99 94 1,053 7.6 30.2 68 5,883
Muncie 553 1,716 88 72 1,222 6.3 19.5 48 3,308
Terre Haute 625 2,579 77 61 1,262 8.1 33.5 47 8,261
Anderson 472 1,894 74 41 1,805 6.4 25.6 27 10,867
Bloomington 298 1,320 71 28 2,536 4.2 18.6 29 6,692
Kokomo 323 1,627 57 40 1,425 5.7 28.5 0 NA

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.

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.