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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Mississippi: 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
Memphis, TN-AR-MS 3,369 22,724 919 420 2,188 3.7 24.7 505 13,636
Jackson 1,651 8,933 310 225 1,378 5.3 28.8 268 12,718
Biloxi-Gulfport 1,200 4,751 195 182 1,071 6.2 24.4 71 11,172
Hattiesburg 441 1,821 111 70 1,586 4.0 16.4 22 6,867
Pascagoula 451 1,431 66 81 815 6.8 21.7 6 8,545

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.