Table 1-43: Long-Distance Travel in the United States by Selected Traveler Characteristics: 2001

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1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1995, 2001, and 2009

  1969 1977 1983 1990 1995 2001 2009
Households (000)              
All 62,504 75,412 85,371 93,347 98,990 107,365 113,101
1 person 10,980 16,214 19,354 22,999 24,732 27,718 31,741
2 persons 18,448 22,925 27,169 30,114 31,834 35,032 37,728
3 persons 10,746 13,046 14,756 16,128 16,827 17,749 18,104
4+ persons 22,330 23,227 24,092 24,106 25,597 26,867 25,528
Persons (000)              
All 197,213 213,141 229,453 239,416 259,994 257,577 283,054
Under 16 60,100 54,958 53,682 54,303 61,411 44,985 44,724
16-19 14,598 16,552 15,268 13,851 14,074 14,296 19,414
20-34 40,060 52,252 60,788 59,517 59,494 57,680 50,844
35-64 62,982 66,988 75,353 82,480 93,766 103,296 129,202
65+ 19,473 22,391 24,362 26,955 31,249 32,884 38,870
All 16+ 137,113 158,183 175,771 182,803 198,583 208,155 238,330
All Male 94,465 102,521 111,514 114,441 126,553 125, 321 139,257
All Male 16+ 66,652 74,542 83,645 86,432 95,627 100,308 116,421
All Female 102,748 110,620 117,939 124,975 133,441 132,240 143,797
All Female 16+ 73,526 83,721 92,080 96,371 102,956 107,847 121,908
All 5+ NA 198,434 212,932 222,101 241,675 257,576 283,054
All Male 5+ NA 95,050 102,633 106,209 117,636 125,321 139,257
All Female 5+ NA 103,384 110,299 115,892 124,039 132,239 143,797
Licensed Drivers (000)              
All 102,986 127,552 147,015 163,025 176,330 190,425 212,309
Male 57,981 66,199 75,639 80,289 88,480 94,651 106,813
Female 45,005 61,353 71,376 82,707 87,851 95,773 105,496
Workers (000)              
All 75,758 93,019 103,244 118,343 131,697 145,272 151,373
Male 48,487 55,625 58,849 63,996 71,105 78,264 81,939
Female 27,271 37,394 44,395 54,334 60,593 67,007 69,434
Household Vehicles (000)              
  72,500 120,098 143,714 165,221 176,067 201,308 210,778
Household Vehicle Trips (000,000)              
  87,284 108,826 126,874 193,916 229,745 233,030 233,849
Household VMT (000,000)              
  775,940 907,603 1,002,139 1,695,290 2,068,368 2,274,769 2,245,111
Person Trips (000,000)              
  145,146 211,778 224,385 304,471 378,930 384,485 392,023
Person Miles of Travel (000,000)              
  1,404,137 1,879,215 1,946,662 2,829,936 3,411,122 3,783,979 3,732,791

NOTES

Children aged 0-4 are excluded from 2001 NHTS.

All tables reporting totals could include some unreported characteristics.

MOE is Margin of Error. CI is Confidence Interval. Margin of Error calculated using jackknife method and replicate weights.

1990 person and vehicle trips were adjusted to account for survey collection method changes (see 2001 Summary of Travel Trends Appendix 2). The survey collection method was changed from a one-stage survey in 1990 (with retrospective collection of travel day trips) to a two-stage survey with a travel diary in 1995 and later. The result of this improvement was to increase the accuracy and number of trips reported and to decrease the survey response rate.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Highway Administration, National Household Travel Survey data, Mar. 30, 2017.