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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in New York: 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
New York, NY-Northeastern New Jersey 37,623 263,905 17,089 3,962 4,313 2.2 15.4 6,601 15,346
Buffalo-Niagara Falls 3,985 21,448 1,112 564 1,972 3.6 19.3 636 10,014
Rochester 2,611 15,304 652 335 1,946 4.0 23.5 498 11,066
Albany-Schenectady-Troy 2,663 13,955 519 365 1,422 5.1 26.9 550 10,005
Syracuse 1,801 9,426 386 233 1,657 4.7 24.4 450 7,938
Stamford, CT-NY 719 4,573 201 82 2,451 3.6 22.8 119 19,945
Utica-Rome 1,096 4,600 164 206 796 6.7 28.1 277 4,848
Danbury, CT-NY 869 4,110 157 136 1,154 5.5 26.2 103 14,925
Poughkeepsie 850 4,291 148 175 846 5.7 29.0 126 8,991
Binghamton 919 4,873 133 163 816 6.9 36.6 203 7,220
Glens Falls 446 1,678 58 63 921 7.7 28.9 67 6,697
Elmira 403 1,503 56 51 1,098 7.2 26.8 69 6,179
Newburgh 502 2,963 56 135 415 9.0 52.9 109 10,557
Ithaca 199 745 52 32 1,625 3.8 14.3 20 6,948

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.