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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Texas: 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
Dallas-Fort Worth 17,830 116,548 3,746 1,712 2,188 5 31 3,149 15,625
Houston 15,251 91,883 2,487 1,537 1,618 6 37 2,379 16,473
San Antonio 5,002 33,445 1,143 485 2,357 4 29 1,055 14,952
El Paso 2,211 12,049 649 227 2,859 3 19 274 14,503
Austin 3,258 19,950 641 314 2,041 5 31 570 15,739
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 1,620 7,478 330 156 2,115 5 23 136 14,692
Corpus Christi 1,638 7,464 297 164 1,811 6 25 292 9,645
Lubbock 1,380 5,007 190 143 1,329 7 26 183 5,066
Laredo 584 2,627 183 46 3,978 3 14 103 4,022
Amarillo 1,250 4,742 172 144 1,194 7 28 166 8,261
Waco 1,174 4,740 155 154 1,006 8 31 169 9,525
Lewisville 496 3,721 154 84 1,833 3 24 73 22,510
Brownsville 491 1,892 148 43 3,442 3 13 30 9,176
Texas City 894 3,554 140 174 805 6 25 197 7,874
Killeen 539 2,440 132 70 1,886 4 19 78 9,131
Odessa 1,045 2,372 89 130 685 12 27 116 3,803
Harlingen 482 1,876 88 50 1,760 6 21 67 9,650
San Angelo 604 1,629 88 56 1,571 7 19 94 3,798
Tyler 710 2,673 84 60 1,400 9 32 0 0
Longview 642 2,051 82 64 1,281 8 25 5 7,071
Denton 416 2,371 79 53 1,491 5 30 82 11,642
Temple 735 2,279 67 32 2,094 11 34 70 11,583
Texarkana 746 2,050 64 59 1,085 12 32 99 6,654
Victoria 353 1,207 62 30 2,067 6 20 0 0
Galveston 547 1,379 60 35 1,714 9 23 26 9,737
Sherman-Denison 631 2,217 59 130 454 11 38 132 8,026

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.

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.