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

Table 5-5: Highway, Demographic, and Geographic Characteristics of Urbanized Areas in West 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 person Total DVMT per capita Total estimated freeway lane miles2 Average daily traffic per freeway lane mile
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 1,038 3,944 174 104 1,673 6.0 23 172 6,642
Charleston 844 4,819 167 125 1,336 5.1 29 172 10,717
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV-PA 482 U 101 80 1,263 4.8 U 138 4,621
Hagerstown, MD-WV-PA 411 1,954 79 50 1,580 5.2 25 67 11,539
Cumberland, MD-WV 392 U 69 79 873 5.7 U 42 7,169
Parkersburg, WV-OH 291 1,176 60 42 1,429 4.9 20 3 7,125
Wheeling, WV-OH 481 U 59 55 1,073 8.1 U 107 6,476

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.