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1034. Roadway Congestion, by Urbanized Area

[Various Federal, State, and local information sources were used to develop the data base with the primary source being the Federal Highway Administration's Highway Performance Monitoring System. For methodology, see http://mobility.tamu.edu/study/PDFs/appendixC.pdf ]

 
1996 1996
Freeway daily vehicle Annual person hours Annual congestion cost
miles of travel of delay
Uurbanized areas
Per lane- Per Delay and
Total miles mile of Total hours Per 1,000 Per driver capita fuel cost
(1,000) freeway persons (dol.) (dol.) (mil. dol.)
 
 
Total, average:1996 14,350 12,730 66,280 30 630 485 1,055
 
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY 4,850 9,150 7,340 15 295 230 115
Albuquerque NM 3,600 12,415 19,055 34 700 535 300
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ 2,820 9,725 13,450 29 570 450 210
Atlanta GA 35,010 16,060 132,960 54 1,095 855 2,110
Austin TX 7,270 13,220 29,120 47 970 750 465
Bakersfield CA 1,600 8,000 4,260 12 270 190 70
Baltimore MD 20,300 14,000 74,570 35 715 560 1,205
Beaumont TX 1,200 10,435 1,465 10 180 145 20
Boston MA 22,170 14,305 136,415 45 900 720 2,170
Boulder CO 440 8,800 955 9 125 95 10
Brownsville TX 280 9,335 995 7 165 110 15
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY 5,750 9,350 14,845 14 285 225 240
Charlotte NC 4,980 12,295 16,375 29 590 455 260
Chicago IL-Northwestern IN 45,200 17,155 250,840 32 670 510 4,005
Cincinnati OH-KY 13,865 13,935 35,235 28 590 450 570
Cleveland OH 16,020 13,080 35,500 19 390 305 570
Colorado Springs CO 2,265 8,710 8,775 22 450 340 135
Columbus OH 10,980 12,765 24,995 25 505 395 400
Corpus Christi TX 2,550 9,625 4,470 14 285 210 65
Dallas TX 27,030 14,495 109,905 48 1,015 770 1,765
Denver CO 14,900 14,325 69,785 39 825 630 1,115
Detroit MI 29,690 15,960 200,000 53 1,095 840 3,165
El Paso TX-NM 3,970 10,445 7,815 13 290 205 125
Eugene-Springfield OR 1,165 10,590 2,340 11 220 165 35
Fort Worth TX 14,875 12,825 50,375 40 840 630 805
Fresno CA 2,000 8,335 8,320 16 350 245 130
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Bch FL 10,250 13,310 45,560 31 625 490 730
Harrisburg PA 4,045 10,505 13,055 41 840 665 210
Hartford-Middletown CT 7,300 11,495 19,045 30 640 505 320
Honolulu HI 5,685 13,375 17,225 24 520 405 285
Houston TX 35,150 14,555 150,240 49 1,055 785 2,405
Indianapolis IN 10,800 12,345 25,160 25 505 400 400
Jacksonville FL 8,000 12,905 31,625 39 830 615 505
Kansas City MO-KS 16,930 10,105 39,175 29 610 470 630
Laredo TX 415 7,545 1,525 10 200 135 20
Las Vegas NV 5,570 15,260 26,385 25 510 390 420
Los Angeles CA 117,700 21,205 684,410 56 1,205 885 10,805
Louisville KY-IN 9,200 13,235 29,860 36 720 570 475
Memphis TN-AR-MS 5,725 14,315 23,380 24 505 380 365
Miami-Hialeah FL 11,500 16,665 92,585 45 905 710 1,460
Milwaukee WI 8,300 13,280 29,140 23 495 380 475
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN 22,900 14,495 62,720 28 575 455 1,020
Nashville TN 8,880 12,420 28,375 45 920 720 450
New Orleans LA 5,450 12,825 27,320 25 500 385 430
New York NY-Northeastern NJ 93,500 14,475 611,420 36 705 570 9,810
Norfolk VA 6,700 10,985 31,925 32 645 500 505
Oklahoma City OK 8,500 11,335 21,110 22 460 350 345
Omaha NE-IA 2,870 9,895 15,995 29 595 450 250
Orlando FL 7,640 10,685 33,730 32 660 505 535
Philadelphia PA-NJ 21,385 12,255 116,580 22 445 345 1,825
Phoenix AZ 13,200 15,085 67,640 29 590 455 1,070
Pittsburgh PA 10,310 8,700 48,440 25 485 390 755
Portland-Vancouver OR-WA 9,610 14,670 47,555 37 765 600 765
Providence-Pawtucket RI-MA 7,330 11,825 27,425 30 615 485 435
Rochester NY 5,300 10,930 11,590 19 405 305 190
Sacramento CA 10,750 13,030 42,150 34 730 545 670
Salem OR 1,025 10,790 3,090 17 395 305 55
Salt Lake City UT 6,950 12,635 16,830 19 430 300 270
San Antonio TX 13,275 12,705 34,470 28 605 450 550
San Bernardino-Riverside CA 16,280 16,530 61,950 46 1,030 735 990
San Diego CA 28,980 16,235 73,640 29 620 470 1,200
San Francisco-Oakland CA 43,300 17,390 202,985 52 1,055 835 3,250
San Jose CA 17,320 13,910 83,145 52 1,070 825 1,315
Seattle-Everett WA 22,100 16,870 110,090 56 1,155 915 1,780
Spokane WA 1,295 10,360 5,300 16 340 260 85
St. Louis MO-IL 23,700 13,165 81,245 40 825 635 1,280
Tacoma WA 4,805 16,015 14,670 25 535 405 240
Tampa FL 5,010 12,845 25,220 31 610 480 395
Tucson AZ 1,650 10,315 13,530 21 420 330 210
Washington DC-MD-VA 33,370 18,185 231,080 67 1,290 1,055 3,655
 
  1997 1997
 
  Freeway daily vehicle Annual person hours Annual congestion cost
  miles of travel of delay
 
Uurbanized areas
  Per lane- Per Delay and
  Total miles mile of Total hours Per 1,000 Per driver capita fuel cost
  (1,000) freeway persons (dol.) (dol.) (mil. dol.)
 
 
 
Total, average: 1997 15,030 15,240 63,560 35 585 755 1,060
 
Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY 4,975 9,475 3,265 7 140 110 55
Albuquerque NM 3,730 14,920 17,020 30 650 505 285
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Atlanta GA 38,650 17,410 136,590 53 1,125 880 2,270
Austin TX 7,540 13,835 26,175 42 880 685 430
 
Bakersfield CA 1,630 10,190 2,205 6 155 105 40
Baltimore MD 20,775 14,425 79,250 37 780 620 1,330
Beaumont TX 1,600 12,800 1,350 10 225 180 25
Boston MA 21,800 16,640 159,030 53 1,095 875 2,635
Boulder CO 475 9,500 535 5 110 90 10
 
Brownsville TX 260 8,665 345 2 50 35 5
Buffalo-Niagara Falls NY 5,790 9,265 5,640 5 115 90 95
Charlotte NC 6,200 13,780 18,010 31 680 520 300
Chicago IL-Northwestern IN 46,800 17,830 266,895 33 720 550 4,400
Cincinnati OH-KY 14,900 15,280 30,445 24 525 405 515
 
Cleveland OH 16,660 13,940 29,925 16 345 270 505
Colorado Springs CO 2,470 10,290 4,985 12 275 205 85
Columbus OH 11,515 14,130 23,780 23 515 400 405
Corpus Christi TX 2,740 9,785 1,775 6 110 80 25
Dallas TX 28,550 14,640 102,155 44 975 740 1,715
 
Denver CO 15,700 15,245 62,745 35 760 585 1,050
Detroit MI 29,355 16,400 191,910 48 1,010 785 3,145
El Paso TX-NM 3,460 12,355 5,390 9 205 150 90
Eugene-Springfield OR 1,185 10,775 1,315 6 120 95 20
Fort Worth TX 14,615 12,765 37,230 29 640 480 625
 
Fresno CA 1,905 11,205 7,270 13 315 220 120
Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Bch FL 11,350 15,655 36,740 24 515 405 605
Harrisburg PA (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Hartford-Middletown CT 7,570 12,410 11,395 18 390 305 195
Honolulu HI 5,730 14,325 16,070 23 510 395 280
 
Houston TX 35,900 14,865 132,470 43 960 715 2,210
Indianapolis IN 10,640 14,185 40,025 40 865 660 665
Jacksonville FL 8,650 13,105 21,600 26 580 435 360
Kansas City MO-KS 17,310 10,275 28,815 21 475 360 485
Laredo TX 360 6,000 645 4 90 60 10
 
Las Vegas NV 5,400 14,400 29,830 26 575 440 505
Los Angeles CA 116,920 22,315 739,245 60 1,370 1,010 12,405
Louisville KY-IN 9,475 14,250 27,040 32 680 540 455
Memphis TN-AR-MS 5,920 12,870 21,465 22 480 360 350
Miami-Hialeah FL 12,250 17,255 93,270 45 930 730 1,515
 
Milwaukee WI 8,750 14,345 24,595 20 425 325 410
Minneapolis-St. Paul MN 24,485 16,005 60,420 26 570 450 1,030
Nashville TN 9,450 13,035 22,350 35 765 595 375
New Orleans LA 5,470 13,340 21,700 19 400 315 350
New York NY-Northeastern NJ 94,755 14,465 532,190 31 640 520 8,885
 
Norfolk VA 6,850 11,050 27,150 27 570 440 450
Oklahoma City OK 8,665 11,870 13,705 14 305 235 235
Omaha NE-IA 2,955 10,190 13,080 23 510 385 215
Orlando FL 8,305 12,215 33,640 31 670 520 555
Philadelphia PA-NJ 23,540 13,605 111,175 21 445 345 1,825
 
Phoenix AZ 13,925 16,005 63,185 26 580 440 1,050
Pittsburgh PA 10,540 8,855 22,695 12 245 195 370
Portland-Vancouver OR-WA 11,900 17,245 54,275 41 885 695 930
Providence-Pawtucket RI-MA 7,300 11,585 15,255 17 360 285 255
Rochester NY 5,235 10,470 5,325 9 200 155 95
 
Sacramento CA 10,470 15,395 34,955 28 645 480 595
Salem OR 1,060 11,160 2,030 11 215 160 30
Salt Lake City UT 6,650 14,000 14,875 17 400 285 255
San Antonio TX 13,730 12,890 23,765 19 435 320 395
San Bernardino-Riverside CA 14,940 16,880 45,885 34 815 580 790
 
San Diego CA 28,515 15,930 72,535 28 635 485 1,265
San Francisco-Oakland CA 42,565 18,670 177,890 46 995 785 3,065
San Jose CA 17,170 14,800 55,820 34 765 590 955
Seattle-Everett WA 22,795 18,020 106,560 54 1,165 920 1,805
Spokane WA 1,335 10,680 2,770 8 200 150 50
 
St. Louis MO-IL 24,195 14,445 80,255 40 845 645 1,310
Tacoma WA 5,100 17,000 13,065 22 500 380 225
Tampa FL 5,675 13,045 26,750 32 650 520 430
Tucson AZ 1,775 10,145 13,935 21 450 345 225
Washington DC-MD-VA 33,340 18,170 216,110 62 1,260 1,025 3,560


Source: Texas Transportaton Institute, College Station, Texas; Roadway Congestion in Major Urban Areas, annual (Copyright).

http://mobility.tamu.edu/ URBANIZED AREA (UA)

The Census Bureau delineates urbanized areas (UA's) to provide a better separation of urban and rural territory, population, and housing in the vicinity of large places. A UA comprises one or more places ("central place") and the adjacent densely settled surrounding territory ("urban fringe") that together have a minimum of 50,000 persons. The urban fringe generally consists of contiguous territory having a density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile. The urban fringe also includes outlying territory of such density if it was connected to the core of the contiguous area by road and is within 1 1/2 road miles of that core, or within 5 road miles of the core but separated by water or other undevelopable territory. Other territory with a population density of fewer than 1,000 people per square mile is included in the urban fringe if it eliminates an enclave or closes an indentation in the boundary of the urbanized area. The population density is determined by (1) outside of a place, one or more contiguous census blocks with a population density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile or (2) inclusion of a place containing census blocks that have at least 50 percent of the population of the place and a density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile.



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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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