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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in South 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
Sioux Falls 698 2,166 123 72 1,708 5.7 17.6 118 5,311
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 599 1,662 104 77 1,351 5.8 16.0 57 6,139
Rapid City 353 1,255 60 57 1,053 5.9 20.9 32 5,864

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.