Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2010

Table 5-5: Highway Congestion in the 50 Largest Urban Areas: 2010

(Ranked by hours of delay per person)

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Urban area Rank Population (thousands) Hours of delay (thousands) Hours of delay per commuter Cost of congestion ($ millions) Cost of congestion per commuter ($)
Washington DC-VA-MD 1 4,536 188,650 74 3,849 1,495
Chicago IL-IN 2 8,583 367,122 71 8,206 1,568
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA 3 13,124 521,449 64 10,999 1,334
Houston TX 4 4,056 153,391 57 3,203 1,171
New York-Newark NY-NJ-CT 5 18,852 465,564 54 9,794 1,126
Baltimore MD 6 2,511 87,199 52 1,853 1,102
San Francisco-Oakland CA 7 4,058 120,149 50 2,479 1,019
Denver-Aurora CO 8 2,307 80,837 49 1,659 993
Boston MA-NH-RI 9 4,294 117,234 47 2,393 980
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 10 5,158 163,585 45 3,365 924
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN 10 2,730 78,483 45 1,595 916
Seattle WA 12 3,237 87,919 44 1,913 942
Atlanta GA 13 4,304 115,958 43 2,489 924
Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD 14 5,365 134,899 42 2,842 864
Austin TX 15 1,305 31,038 38 617 743
Miami FL 15 5,391 139,764 38 2,906 785
Orlando FL 15 1,453 38,260 38 811 791
San Diego CA 15 3,087 72,995 38 1,541 794
Portland OR-WA 19 1,900 41,743 37 850 744
San Jose CA 19 1,814 42,846 37 842 721
Baton Rouge LA 21 607 14,577 36 329 832
Bridgeport-Stamford CT-NY 21 931 21,233 36 441 745
Nashville-Davidson TN 23 1,129 26,475 35 556 722
New Orleans LA 23 1,050 20,565 35 453 746
Phoenix AZ 23 3,632 81,829 35 1,905 821
Virginia Beach VA 26 1,551 36,538 34 693 654
Detroit MI 27 3,873 87,572 33 1,828 687
Honolulu HI 27 713 15,035 33 287 620
San Juan PR 27 2,310 50,229 33 1,012 665
Tampa-St. Petersburg FL 27 2,362 53,047 33 1,097 670
Colorado Springs CO 31 549 11,897 31 231 602
Pittsburgh PA 31 1,759 41,081 31 850 641
Riverside-San Bernardino CA 31 1,997 40,875 31 902 684
San Antonio TX 34 1,529 30,207 30 593 591
St. Louis MO-IL 34 2,341 47,042 30 1,034 642
Las Vegas NV 36 1,432 27,386 28 530 532
New Haven CT 36 617 11,643 28 235 559
Birmingham AL 38 859 15,832 27 326 556
Milwaukee WI 38 1,492 26,699 27 549 541
Salt Lake City UT 38 1,011 18,366 27 357 512
Hartford CT 41 904 15,072 26 295 501
Albuquerque NM 42 625 10,477 25 228 525
Charleston-North Charleston SC 42 524 9,160 25 195 529
Charlotte NC-SC 42 1,052 17,730 25 378 539
Columbia SC 42 486 8,515 25 181 533
Jacksonville FL 42 1,073 18,005 25 371 496
Raleigh-Durham NC 42 1,120 19,247 25 417 537
Sacramento CA 42 1,876 29,602 25 603 507
Indianapolis IN 49 1,223 20,800 24 443 506
Little Rock AR 49 459 7,345 24 149 490

NOTES: TTI's methodology changes periodically. When changes do occur, the methods are applied to all years, resulting in changes possibly over the entire period of data available. Consequently, the most recently published figures may not be comparable to those in past editions.

SOURCE: Texas A&M University, Texas Transportation Institute, Urban Mobility Report 2011, Congestion Data for Your City, available at http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/ as of April 26, 2012.