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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in South 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 person Total DVMT per capita Total estimated freeway lane miles2 Average daily traffic per freeway lane mile
Charleston 1,528 8,821 549 251 2,187 2.8 16 233 12,061
Columbia 1,778 9,711 537 199 2,698 3.3 18 387 11,322
Augusta 1,781 7,858 442 216 2,046 4.0 18 220 9,165
Greenville 1,557 6,652 380 148 2,568 4.1 18 144 11,486
Spartanburg 742 2,837 254 82 3,098 2.9 11 86 7,976
Myrtle Beach 308 2,516 197 50 3,940 1.6 13 80 10,811
Anderson 410 1,200 166 41 4,049 2.5 7 0 0
Rock Hill 382 1,828 165 43 3,837 2.3 11 59 9,744
Florence 367 1,237 126 44 2,864 2.9 10 20 7,289
Sumter 352 1,126 105 37 2,838 3.4 11 26 2,611

1A "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. 2Lane 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.