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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Nevada: 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
Las Vegas 2,963 24,128 1,256 270 4,652 2.4 19 413 16,572
Reno 885 5,303 308 102 3,020 2.9 17 137 14,741

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.