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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in North Carolina: 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
Charlotte 2,653 19,097 646 299 2,161 4.1 29.6 483 15,831
Raleigh 2,078 14,657 477 276 1,728 4.4 30.7 362 12,604
Fayetteville 1,407 6,763 318 206 1,544 4.4 21.3 66 7,010
Durham 1,308 8,042 256 214 1,196 5.1 31.4 209 13,061
Winston-Salem 1,449 7,396 233 177 1,316 6.2 31.7 261 11,885
Greensboro 1,306 7,654 223 163 1,368 5.9 34.3 259 12,165
Wilmington 641 3,364 136 108 1,259 4.7 24.7 28 9,589
Asheville 1,002 5,977 126 180 700 8.0 47.4 224 11,455
Gastonia 870 4,682 126 120 1,050 6.9 37.2 103 15,224
High Point 1,031 4,577 125 167 749 8.2 36.6 181 6,499
Kannapolis 792 3,618 123 120 1,025 6.4 29.4 57 18,109
Jacksonville 274 1,532 107 88 1,216 2.6 14.3 0 NA
Hickory 727 3,789 90 103 874 8.1 42.1 90 11,144
Burlington 605 3,523 88 65 1,354 6.9 40.0 129 11,143
Goldsboro 364 1,791 70 76 921 5.2 25.6 23 9,691
Greenville 345 1,420 64 47 1,362 5.4 22.2 0 NA
Rocky Mount 362 1,322 59 34 1,735 6.1 22.4 37 6,174

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; NA = not applicable.

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.