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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in Washington: 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
Seattle 7,101 51,430 1,994 844 2,363 3.6 26 1,449 16,569
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 5,615 31,517 1,338 469 2,853 4.2 24 701 17,977
Tacoma 2,414 13,661 603 341 1,768 4.0 23 294 18,049
Spokane 1,734 6,685 323 164 1,970 5.4 21 130 11,522
Richland-Kennewick-Pasco 923 3,187 152 170 894 6.1 21 155 5,781
Bremerton 631 2,929 146 108 1,352 4.3 20 95 10,299
Olympia 622 3,322 133 88 1,511 4.7 25 105 14,133

1A "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.