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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Iowa: 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
Des Moines 1,749 8,085 394 176 2,239 4.4 20.5 230 12,093
Cedar Rapids 893 3,013 154 135 1,141 5.8 19.6 81 9,185
Waterloo-Cedar Falls 785 2,168 112 114 982 7.0 19.4 27 5,022
Sioux City 599 1,662 104 77 1,351 5.8 16.0 57 6,139
Iowa City 284 1,199 78 32 2,438 3.6 15.4 35 9,764
Dubuque 352 1,069 64 51 1,255 5.5 16.7 U U

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; 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.