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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Ohio: 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
Cleveland 5,530 37,800 1,783 838 2,128 3.1 21 1,279 13,511
Cincinnati, OH-KY 4,887 32,605 1,176 630 1,867 4.2 28 972 16,194
Columbus 3,426 24,731 940 476 1,975 3.6 26 859 13,851
Dayton 3,102 16,282 597 369 1,618 5.2 27 467 12,308
Akron 2,696 13,026 544 356 1,528 5.0 24 422 12,604
Toledo, OH-MI 2,121 11,830 500 255 1,961 4.2 24 319 12,615
Youngstown-Warren 1,821 7,269 379 193 1,964 4.8 19 193 8,403
Canton 1,543 5,054 248 160 1,550 6.2 20 142 9,810
Lorain-Elyria 1,027 5,287 236 232 1,017 4.4 22 235 8,495
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1,038 3,944 174 104 1,673 6.0 23 172 6,642
Hamilton 432 1,984 118 61 1,934 3.7 17 14 5,497
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-PA-WV 482 U 101 80 1,263 4.8 U 138 4,621
Middletown 458 2,837 95 81 1,173 4.8 30 83 11,385
Springfield 399 1,523 85 45 1,889 4.7 18 23 7,950
Mansfield 438 1,258 80 63 1,270 5.5 16 59 5,251
Lima 407 1,612 70 57 1,228 5.8 23 42 8,975
Parkersburg, WV-OH 291 1,176 60 42 1,429 4.9 20 3 7,125
Wheeling, WV-OH 481 U 59 55 1,073 8.1 U 107 6,476
Newark 268 883 57 32 1,781 4.7 16 36 7,021
Sharon, PA-OH 330 868 49 50 980 6.7 18 30 4,336

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; U = data are unavailable.

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.