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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Minnesota: 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
Mineapolis-St. Paul 10,919 60,720 2,475 1,192 2,076 4.4 25 316 17,143
Duluth-Superior 878 2,702 339 153 2,216 2.6 8 15 8,412
Fargo-Moorhead 567 2,179 140 70 2,000 4.0 16 14 7,546
La Crosse 467 1,874 132 38 3,474 3.5 14 15 5,191
St. Cloud 422 1,522 87 40 2,175 4.8 18 3 6,851
Rochester 448 1,610 85 73 1,164 5.3 19 11 9,298
Grand Forks 266 749 57 27 2,111 4.7 13 3 3,385

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.