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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Louisiana: 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
New Orleans 3,290 15,414 1,065 270 3,944 3.1 14.5 412 13,620
Baton Rouge 1,823 8,334 375 185 2,027 4.9 22.2 178 14,004
Shreveport 1,722 6,597 262 146 1,795 6.6 25.2 285 8,407
Lafayette 943 3,759 133 71 1,873 7.1 28.3 78 9,310
Lake Charles 760 2,826 122 88 1,386 6.2 23.2 125 9,227
Monroe 748 2,391 114 78 1,462 6.6 21.0 58 10,538
Alexandria 605 1,808 88 64 1,375 6.9 20.5 94 3,912
Houma 337 1,237 68 62 1,097 5.0 18.2 17 2,406
Slidell 392 1,394 55 31 1,774 7.1 25.3 86 8,888

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.