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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Pennsylvania: 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 person Total DVMT per capita Total estimated freeway lane miles2 Average daily traffic per freeway lane mile
Philadelphia, PA-NJ 13,417 77,005 4,068 1,347 3,020 3.3 18.9 1,743 14,049
Pittsburgh 8,441 35,632 1,569 1,086 1,445 5.4 22.7 1,188 9,365
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,872 9,443 447 179 2,497 4.2 21.1 283 11,962
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre 1,689 7,042 349 255 1,369 4.8 20.2 319 7,952
Trenton, NJ-PA 1,600 8,373 340 192 1,771 4.7 24.6 296 10,099
Harrisburg 1,685 9,740 310 207 1,498 5.4 31.4 382 11,367
Lancaster 908 4,386 190 101 1,881 4.8 23.1 119 11,791
Reading 798 3,648 186 81 2,296 4.3 19.6 97 9,779
Erie 734 2,707 184 81 2,272 4.0 14.7 33 10,398
York 774 3,246 150 74 2,027 5.2 21.6 92 10,176
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV-PA 482 U 101 80 1,263 4.8 U 138 4,621
Hagerstown, MD-PA-WV 411 1,954 79 50 1,580 5.2 24.7 67 11,539
Johnstown 464 1,250 76 54 1,407 6.1 16.4 33 5,914
Altoona 414 1,359 75 35 2,143 5.5 18.1 48 6,352
State College 257 1,104 72 41 1,756 3.6 15.3 38 4,630
Williamsport 373 1,390 65 49 1,327 5.7 21.4 69 7,349
Pottstown 338 1,006 63 35 1,800 5.4 16.0 28 9,189
Monessen 475 1,201 55 69 797 8.6 21.8 71 5,816
Sharon 330 868 49 50 980 6.7 17.7 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.