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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Kansas: 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
Kansas City, MO-KS 7,545 41,187 1,422 1,036 1,373 5.3 29.0 1,717 11,246
Wichita 1,845 7,935 377 176 2,142 4.9 21.0 356 8,152
Topeka 744 3,060 142 85 1,671 5.2 21.5 138 6,851
Lawrence 305 1,218 82 35 2,343 3.7 14.9 23 6,791
St. Joseph, MO-KS 518 1,587 78 58 1,345 6.6 20.3 81 4,837

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.