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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in North Dakota: 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
Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN 567 2,179 140 70 2,000 4.0 15.6 63 7,546
Bismarck-Mandan 380 1,130 72 62 1,161 5.3 15.7 49 4,055
Grand Forks, ND-MN 266 749 57 27 2,111 4.7 13.1 12 3,385

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.