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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Kentucky: 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY 4,887 32,605 1,176 630 1,867 4.2 27.7 972 16,194
Louisville, KY-IN 3,763 22,794 823 384 2,143 4.6 27.7 669 15,010
Lexington-Fayette, KY 1,322 7,308 245 286 857 5.4 29.8 243 10,958
Evansville, IN-KY 1,058 4,800 185 123 1,504 5.7 25.9 71 5,449
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1,038 3,944 174 104 1,673 6.0 22.7 172 6,642
Clarksville, TN-KY 654 2,836 147 142 1,035 4.5 19.3 60 7,809
Owensboro, KY 378 1,292 64 24 2,667 5.9 20.2 57 3,853

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. 2Lane 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.