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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Missouri: 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 8,064 58,761 2,044 1,124 1,819 3.9 28.7 1,766 14,578
Kansas City, MO-KS 7,545 41,187 1,422 1,036 1,373 5.3 29.0 1,717 11,246
Springfield 902 4,151 179 90 1,989 5.0 23.2 122 12,282
Columbia 382 2,100 93 57 1,632 4.1 22.6 114 8,645
St. Joseph, MO-KS 518 1,587 78 58 1,345 6.6 20.3 81 4,837
Joplin 527 1,992 72 74 973 7.3 27.7 37 8,561

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.