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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Alabama
TABLE 1. SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS BY PLACE OF RESIDENCE, 1990, 2000, 2005

Selected Characteristics1 1990 2000 2005 ACS 2005 ACS
MOE 3
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Persons in Household 3,948,185 4,332,380 4,442,558 *****4
Households 1,506,790 1,737,080 1,788,692 +/-9,253
Persons per household 2.62 2.49 2.48 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 4,040,587 4,447,100 na na
Total Employed2 1,766,774 1,934,258 1,996,442 *****
Workers at Work 1,735,588 1,900,089 1,941,250 +/-15,984
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 1,735,588 100.0 1,900,089 100.0 1,941,250 100.0 ---
Drove alone 1,374,395 79.2 1,576,882 83.0 1,629,930 84.0 +/- 0.6
2-person carpool 201,142 11.6 182,201 9.6 164,371 8.5 +/- 0.4
3-person carpool 39,840 2.3 33,742 1.8 28,353 1.5 +/- 0.2
4-person carpool 15,619 0.9 10,909 0.6 9,956 0.5 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 6,368 0.4 4,815 0.3 4,433 0.2 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 4,222 0.2 2,353 0.1 4,146 0.2 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 11,055 0.6 7,358 0.4 8,016 0.4 +/- 0.1
Streetcar or trolley car 107 0.0 237 0.0 52 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 68 0.0 152 0.0 185 0.0 +/- 0.0
Railroad 82 0.0 190 0.0 72 0.0 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 87 0.0 170 0.0 43 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 1,781 0.1 1,414 0.1 1,814 0.1 +/- 0.0
Walked 32,873 1.9 25,360 1.3 23,230 1.2 +/- 0.2
Taxicab 1,880 0.1 1,389 0.1 1,388 0.1 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 2,142 0.1 1,184 0.1 2,095 0.1 +/- 0.0
Other means 12,833 0.7 12,430 0.7 19,747 1.0 +/- 0.1
Worked at home 31,094 1.8 39,303 2.1 43,419 2.2 +/- 0.2
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 1,704,494 100.0 1,860,786 100.0 1,897,831 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 57,554 3.4 58,125 3.1 66,915 3.5 +/- 0.2
5 to 9 205,224 12.0 196,568 10.6 219,062 11.5 +/- 0.4
10 to 14 277,428 16.3 284,405 15.3 289,495 15.3 +/- 0.6
15 to 19 326,585 19.2 323,887 17.4 317,508 16.7 +/- 0.5
20 to 29 354,101 20.8 396,108 21.3 408,795 21.5 +/- 0.6
30 to 44 312,677 18.3 356,617 19.2 368,446 19.4 +/- 0.5
45 to 59 98,556 5.8 127,205 6.8 122,506 6.5 +/- 0.3
60 or more 72,369 4.2 117,871 6.3 105,104 5.5 +/- 0.3
Mean travel time (minutes) 21.2 (X) 24.8 (X) 23.4 (X) +/- 0.40
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 1,704,494 100.0 1,860,786 100.0 1,897,831 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 143,136 8.4 183,084 9.8 208,416 11.0 +/- 0.4
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 447,825 26.3 437,156 23.5 426,186 22.5 +/- 0.6
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 557,128 32.7 615,676 33.1 563,810 29.7 +/- 0.6
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 174,513 10.2 190,557 10.2 202,741 10.7 +/- 0.4
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 80,319 4.7 96,251 5.2 119,737 6.3 +/- 0.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 135,053 7.9 133,448 7.2 147,959 7.8 +/- 0.4
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 166,520 9.8 204,614 11.0 228,982 12.1 +/- 0.4

Notes:
1. Please read notes.cfm
2. Total Employed includes Civilian Employed and those working in the Armed Forces.
3. MOE: Margin of Error. Please see notes.cfm. MOE could not be calculated for Total Employed.
4. ***** Cannot be calculated.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau - 1990 STF1, 1990 STF3, 2000 SF1, 2000 SF3, 2005 ACS.

Geographic Area1: Alabama
TABLE 2. MODE TO WORK BY TRAVEL TIME, 2000 & 2005

(Universe = Workers who did not work at home)2

  Mean travel
time (mins.)
Total Less than 10
minutes
10 to 19
minutes
20 to 29
minutes
30 to 44
minutes
45 to 59
minutes
60/more
minutes
Total 2000 24.8 1,860,785 254,695 608,290 396,110 356,615 127,205 117,870
2005 23.4 1,897,831 285,977 607,003 408,795 368,446 122,506 105,104
2005 MOE +/-0.4 +/-16,764 +/-9,075 +/-14,813 +/-11,622 +/-9,937 +/-5,781 +/-6,232
Drove alone 2000 23.9 1,576,880 212,455 529,310 347,240 300,540 102,120 85,215
2005 22.8 1,629,930 241,432 530,390 360,210 318,317 102,228 77,353
2005 MOE +/-0.45 +/-17,410 +/-7,806 +/-13,399 +/-10,464 +/-9,252 +/-5,605 +/-5,469
2-person carpool 2000 29.1 182,200 18,440 54,470 35,640 39,070 16,850 17,735
2005 25.7 164,371 20,715 49,117 33,033 35,308 13,337 12,861
2005 MOE +/-2.02 +/-8,553 +/-3,027 +/-4,321 +/-4,237 +/-3,359 +/-2,055 +/-2,195
3+ carpool 2000 36.4 51,815 4,380 12,210 8,815 11,355 6,030 9,025
2005 35.0 46,888 4,979 10,832 9,125 8,245 5,079 8,628
2005 MOE +/-5.97 +/-4,577 +/-1,506 +/-1,847 +/-1,824 +/-1,630 +/-1,335 +/-1,721
Bus or trolley bus 2000 49.3 7,360 505 1,125 805 1,605 790 2,540
2005 37.6 8,016 SSS 2,516 1,284 1,390 SSS 2,361
2005 MOE +/-13.52 +/-1,992 SSS +/-1,437 +/-861 +/-567 SSS +/-918
All other transit3 2000 49.1 750 79 155 53 165 55 254
2005 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 20.4 41,780 18,840 11,025 3,550 3,895 1,364 3,110
2005 21.5 48,274 18,492 14,029 5,143 5,186 1,566 3,858
2005 MOE +/-4.02 +/-4,416 +/-2,599 +/-2,452 +/-1,257 +/-1,564 +/-594 +/-1,246

 

TABLE 2. MODE TO WORK BY TRAVEL TIME, PERCENT OF WORKERS, 2000 and 2005

(Universe = Workers who did not work at home)2

Percent of Workers   Mean travel
time (mins.)
Total Less than 10
minutes
10 to 19
minutes
20 to 29
minutes
30 to 44
minutes
45 to 59
minutes
60/more
minutes
Total 2000 24.8 100.0 13.7 32.7 21.3 19.2 6.8 6.3
2005 23.4 100.0 15.1 32.0 21.5 19.4 6.5 5.5
2005 MOE +/-0.4 ***** +/-0.9 +/-0.8 +/-0.9 +/-0.9 +/-0.9 +/-0.9
Drove alone 2000 23.9 100.0 13.5 33.6 22.0 19.1 6.5 5.4
2005 22.8 100.0 14.8 32.5 22.1 19.5 6.3 4.7
2005 MOE +/-0.45 ***** +/-1.1 +/-1.0 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1
2-person carpool 2000 29.1 100.0 10.1 29.9 19.6 21.4 9.2 9.7
2005 25.7 100.0 12.6 29.9 20.1 21.5 8.1 7.8
2005 MOE +/-2.02 ***** +/-5.2 +/-5.1 +/-5.2 +/-5.2 +/-5.2 +/-5.2
3+ carpool 2000 36.4 100.0 8.5 23.6 17.0 21.9 11.6 17.4
2005 35.0 100.0 10.6 23.1 19.5 17.6 10.8 18.4
2005 MOE +/-5.97 ***** +/-9.8 +/-9.7 +/-9.7 +/-9.7 +/-9.8 +/-9.7
Bus or trolley bus 2000 49.3 100.0 6.9 15.3 10.9 21.8 10.7 34.5
2005 37.6 100.0 SSS 31.4 16.0 17.3 SSS 29.5
2005 MOE +/-13.52 ***** SSS +/-24.2 +/-24.8 +/-24.8 SSS +/-24.6
All other transit3 2000 49.1 100.0 10.5 20.7 7.1 22.0 7.3 33.9
2005 SSS 100.0 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS ***** SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 20.4 100.0 45.1 26.4 8.5 9.3 3.3 7.4
2005 21.5 100.0 38.3 29.1 10.7 10.7 3.2 8.0
2005 MOE +/-4.02 ***** +/-8.9 +/-9.0 +/-9.1 +/-9.1 +/-9.1 +/-9.1

Notes:
1. Please read notes.cfm
2. ACS did not include group quarter population. For more information, Please read notes.cfm
3. Includes streetcar/trolley car, subway/elevated, railroad, and ferryboat.
4. Includes bicycle, walk, motorcycle, taxicab, or other means.
SSS: Not shown because weighted total by mode is less than 500.
***** Cannot be calculated.

Updated: 05/17/2011
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