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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Oregon: 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
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 5,615 31,517 1,338 469 2,853 4.2 23.6 701 17,977
Eugene-Springfield 1,482 4,129 203 104 1,952 7.3 20.3 109 12,193
Salem 814 3,299 173 69 2,507 4.7 19.1 102 11,691
Medford 413 1,449 73 38 1,921 5.7 19.8 43 9,720
Longview, WA-OR 307 1,352 63 47 1,340 4.9 21.5 91 6,598

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.