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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Virginia: 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
Washington, DC-VA-MD 10,329 82,959 3,617 999 36,213 2.9 22.9 1,958 17,639
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News 5,512 34,588 1,507 952 1,583 3.7 23.0 882 12,771
Richmond 2,964 16,879 694 406 1,709 4.3 24.3 636 10,909
Roanoke 1,036 4,808 194 103 1,883 5.3 24.8 123 11,864
Petersburg 1,312 7,002 123 67 1,836 10.7 56.9 276 8,514
Lynchburg 647 2,697 106 120 883 6.1 25.4 98 7,219
Kingsport, TN-VA 672 2,874 88 116 759 7.6 32.7 110 6,783
Charlottesville 274 1,392 83 27 3,074 3.3 16.8 41 8,174
Fredericksburg 275 1,746 67 36 1,861 4.1 26.1 47 17,454
Bristol, TN-VA 431 2,083 58 66 879 7.4 35.9 84 9,397
Danville 359 1,276 56 46 1,217 6.4 22.8 34 3,443

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.