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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Tennessee: 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
Memphis, TN-AR-MS 3,369 22,724 919 420 2,188 3.7 24.7 505 13,636
Nashville 2,960 22,753 605 571 1,060 4.9 37.6 760 13,735
Chattanooga, TN-GA 2,233 U 331 310 1,068 6.7 U 328 12,010
Knoxville 1,997 11,574 325 355 915 6.1 35.6 271 14,738
Clarksville, TN-KY 654 2,836 147 142 1,035 4.5 19.3 60 7,809
Kingsport, TN-VA 672 2,874 88 116 759 7.6 32.7 110 6,783
Johnson City 663 2,778 88 84 1,048 7.5 31.6 71 8,619
Bristol, TN-VA 431 2,083 58 66 879 7.4 35.9 84 9,397
Jackson 382 1,807 57 61 934 6.7 31.7 25 9,115

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. 2Lane 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.