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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Montana: 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
Billings 552 1,608 99 52 1,904 5.6 16.2 64 3,829
Missoula 362 1,078 77 40 1,925 4.7 14.0 32 4,203
Great Falls 407 915 68 48 1,417 6.0 13.5 30 2,184

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.