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1032. Travel in the United States by Selected Trip Characteristics: 1995

[Trips of 100 miles or more, one way. U.S. destinations only. Data based on a sample and subject to sampling variability; see text. For definition of terms, see text, this section]

 
Personal use Personal use
Household trips Person trips Person miles vehicle trips vehicle miles
     Trip characteristic Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
(1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)
 
      Total 656,462 100.0 1,001,319 100.0 826,804 100.0 505,154 100.0 280,127 100.0
 
Principal means of transportation:
  Personal use vehicles 505,154 77.0 813,858 81.3 451,590 54.6 505,154 100.0 280,127 100.0
  Airplane 129,164 19.7 161,165 16.1 355,286 43.0 (X) (X) (X) (X)
    Commercial airplane 124,884 19.0 155,936 15.6 347,934 42.1 (X) (X) (X) (X)
  Bus 17,340 2.6 20,445 2.0 13,309 1.6 (X) (X) (X) (X)
    Intercity bus 2,755 0.4 3,244 0.3 2,723 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X)
    Charter or tour bus 11,890 1.8 14,247 1.4 9,363 1.1 (X) (X) (X) (X)
  Train 4,200 0.6 4,994 0.5 4,356 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X)
  Ship, boat, or ferry 391 0.1 614 0.1 1,834 0.2 (X) (X) (X) (X)
  Other 213 0.0 243 0.0 429 0.1 (X) (X) (X) (X)
 
Round trip distance:
  Less than 300 miles 194,098 29.6 306,433 30.6 74,658 9.0 185,418 36.7 45,159 16.1
  300 to 499 miles 174,389 26.6 274,045 27.4 106,007 12.8 159,743 31.6 61,779 22.1
  500 5o 999 miles 140,046 21.3 214,006 21.4 146,631 17.7 106,846 21.2 72,114 25.7
  1,000 to 1,999 miles 76,110 11.6 108,331 10.8 153,316 18.5 36,722 7.3 49,953 17.8
  2,000 miles or more 71,819 10.9 98,503 9.8 346,192 41.9 16,425 3.3 51,123 18.3
    Mean (miles) 872 (X) 827 (X) (X) (X) 555 (X) (X) (X)
    Median (miles) 438 (X) 425 (X) (X) (X) 368 (X) (X) (X)
 
Calendar quarter:
  1st quarter 130,963 19.9 200,331 20.0 155,603 18.8 99,549 19.7 50,801 18.1
  2d quarter 168,669 25.7 258,400 25.8 208,266 25.2 130,135 25.8 72,421 25.9
  3d quarter 193,913 29.5 304,542 30.4 261,463 31.6 152,862 30.3 90,558 32.3
  4th quarter 162,917 24.8 238,047 23.8 201,471 24.4 122,607 24.3 66,346 23.7
 
Main purpose of trip:
  Business 192,537 29.3 224,835 22.5 212,189 25.7 125,036 24.8 61,929 22.1
  Pleasure 372,586 56.8 630,110 62.9 506,971 61.3 305,571 60.5 177,698 63.4
    Visit friends or relatives 195,468 29.8 330,755 33.0 264,769 32.0 159,981 31.7 92,190 32.9
    Leisure 1 177,119 27.0 299,355 29.9 242,201 29.3 145,590 28.8 85,508 30.5
      Rest or relaxation 65,017 9.9 115,154 11.5 100,838 12.2 53,780 10.6 33,598 12.0
      Sightseeing 24,272 3.7 42,649 4.3 50,781 6.1 18,069 3.6 14,654 5.2
      Outdoor recreation 39,899 6.1 65,418 6.5 41,620 5.0 35,987 7.1 19,407 6.9
      Entertainment 37,456 5.7 58,757 5.9 42,929 5.2 27,920 5.5 14,531 5.2
  Personal business 91,319 13.9 146,338 14.6 107,621 13.0 74,532 14.8 40,490 14.5
  Other 19 0.0 36 0.0 23 0.0 16 0.0 9 0.0
 
Vacation or weekend trips:
  Vacation trip 301,197 45.9 515,383 51.5 484,144 58.6 236,055 46.7 154,167 55.0
  Weekend trip 270,231 41.2 441,385 44.1 325,864 39.4 216,743 42.9 118,290 42.2
    1 or 2 nights away from home 151,377 23.1 252,581 25.2 132,782 16.1 133,147 26.4 60,906 21.7
    3 to 5 nights away from home 118,854 18.1 188,804 18.9 193,083 23.4 83,597 16.5 57,384 20.5
 
Travel party type and size:
  One adult, no children under 18 386,479 58.9 386,510 38.6 352,350 42.6 275,034 54.4 144,795 51.7
  Two or more adults, no children under 18 155,148 23.6 299,485 29.9 248,762 30.1 133,163 26.4 79,273 28.3
  One adult, children under 18 29,436 4.5 67,959 6.8 48,083 5.8 24,879 4.9 13,827 4.9
  Two or more adults, children under 18
  66,086 10.1 225,875 22.6 158,334 19.2 60,497 12.0 34,758 12.4
  No adult, 1 or more children under 18 19,313 2.9 21,489 2.1 19,275 2.3 11,581 2.3 7,472 2.7
    Mean travel party size
     (household members) 1.6 (X) 2.2 (X) (X) (X) 1.7 (X) (X) (X)
 
Nights away from home:
  None 164,032 25.0 239,727 23.9 104,444 12.6 140,914 27.9 49,619 17.7
  1 to 3 nights 321,227 48.9 502,465 50.2 331,504 40.1 259,354 51.3 131,559 47.0
  4 to 7 nights 121,279 18.5 184,766 18.5 243,546 29.5 76,380 15.1 61,317 21.9
  8 or more nights 49,924 7.6 74,361 7.4 147,309 17.8 28,506 5.6 37,631 13.4
Mean excluding none (nights) 4.5 (X) 4.3 (X) (X) (X) 4.0 (X) (X) (X)
 
Type of lodging at destination:
    Friend's or relative's home 211,832 43.6 345,506 45.9 290,428 41.0 170,271 47.3 103,180 45.7
    Hotel, motel, or resort 201,264 41.4 282,929 37.6 318,323 44.9 126,160 35.1 82,447 36.5
    Rented cabin, condo, or vacation home 17,607 3.6 30,648 4.1 31,161 4.4 14,631 4.1 10,809 4.8
    Owned cabin, condo, or vacation home 20,205 4.2 38,572 5.1 26,269 3.7 18,103 5.0 9,819 4.3
    Camper, trailer, recreational vehicle,
     tent 11,944 2.5 22,208 3.0 15,836 2.2 11,663 3.2 8,204 3.6
 
 
    Other type of lodging 23,452 4.8 32,095 4.3 27,080 3.8 18,917 5.3 11,542 5.1
Nights at destination:
  Mean nights at destination 4.2 (X) 4.0 (X) (X) (X) 3.8 (X) (X) (X)
    Friend's or relative's home 4.3 (X) 4.0 (X) (X) (X) 3.6 (X) (X) (X)
    Hotel, motel, or resort 3.0 (X) 3.0 (X) (X) (X) 2.8 (X) (X) (X)


X Not applicable.
1 Includes other leisure activities not shown separately.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1995 American Travel survey. http://www.bts.gov/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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