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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in New Mexico: 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
El Paso, TX-NM 2,211 12,049 649 227 2,859 3.4 18.6 274 14,503
Albuquerque 1,949 12,145 427 175 2,440 4.6 28.4 236 14,227
Las Cruces 989 2,459 64 44 1,455 15.5 38.4 60 4,874
Santa Fe 603 1,898 56 32 1,750 10.8 33.9 33 6,189

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.