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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Massachusetts: 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
Boston 10,148 59,361 2,917 1,138 2,563 3.5 20.3 1,295 17,671
Providence-Pawtucket, RI-MA 4,399 20,446 907 515 1,761 4.9 22.5 645 13,130
Springfield, MA-CT 2,928 13,124 608 422 1,441 4.8 21.6 388 10,947
Worcester, MA-CT 1,805 9,388 358 263 1,361 5.0 26.2 365 11,226
Lawrence-Haverhill, MA-NH 1,484 8,670 301 205 1,468 4.9 28.8 306 14,017
Lowell, MA-NH 936 5,799 223 116 1,922 4.2 26.0 153 17,693
Brockton 803 4,037 188 132 1,424 4.3 21.5 90 12,458
Fall River, MA-RI 753 3,785 159 116 1,371 4.7 23.8 179 9,295
New Bedford 580 2,498 149 67 2,224 3.9 16.8 87 9,236
Hyannis 1,354 4,195 115 153 752 11.8 36.5 86 10,839
Taunton 620 3,123 106 136 779 5.8 29.5 162 10,304
Fitchburg-Leominster 406 1,507 85 64 1,328 4.8 17.7 21 11,582
Pittsfield 311 995 55 65 846 5.6 18.1 0.0 0.0

1A "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.