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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY
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 1,241,860 1,215,821 1,190,755 *****4
Households 492,259 500,742 503,488 +/-4,087
Persons per household 2.52 2.43 2.37 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,273,522 1,254,066 na na
Total Employed2 579,916 570,536 555,510 *****
Workers at Work 566,413 557,291 537,883 +/-6,835
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 566,413 100.0 557,291 100.0 537,883 100.0 ---
Drove alone 434,380 76.7 453,359 81.4 444,553 82.6 +/- 0.9
2-person carpool 55,372 9.8 45,629 8.2 37,636 7.0 +/- 0.6
3-person carpool 6,594 1.2 5,471 1.0 2,330 0.4 +/- 0.1
4-person carpool 1,632 0.3 1,545 0.3 1,280 0.2 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 712 0.1 698 0.1 641 0.1 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 535 0.1 328 0.1 263 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bus or trolley bus 21,714 3.8 16,162 2.9 14,380 2.7 +/- 0.4
Streetcar or trolley car 151 0.0 103 0.0 109 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 2,045 0.4 1,255 0.2 741 0.1 +/- 0.1
Railroad 41 0.0 70 0.0 70 0.0 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 8 0.0 3 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 1,237 0.2 1,182 0.2 2,383 0.4 +/- 0.2
Walked 26,009 4.6 16,159 2.9 13,733 2.6 +/- 0.4
Taxicab 1,353 0.2 941 0.2 1,116 0.2 +/- 0.1
Motorcycle 335 0.1 228 0.0 872 0.2 +/- 0.1
Other means 3,001 0.5 1,995 0.4 3,735 0.7 +/- 0.3
Worked at home 11,294 2.0 12,163 2.2 14,041 2.6 +/- 0.4
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 555,119 100.0 545,128 100.0 523,842 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 21,240 3.8 20,126 3.7 20,688 3.9 +/- 0.4
5 to 9 74,936 13.5 66,605 12.2 66,022 12.6 +/- 0.7
10 to 14 98,294 17.7 95,192 17.5 87,429 16.7 +/- 0.9
15 to 19 100,066 18.0 96,612 17.7 89,875 17.2 +/- 0.7
20 to 29 136,376 24.6 136,434 25.0 135,303 25.8 +/- 1.2
30 to 44 90,392 16.3 89,996 16.5 86,156 16.4 +/- 0.7
45 to 59 19,831 3.6 21,261 3.9 23,656 4.5 +/- 0.6
60 or more 13,984 2.5 18,902 3.5 14,713 2.8 +/- 0.3
Mean travel time (minutes) 19.3 (X) 21.1 (X) 20.3 (X) +/- 0.48
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 555,119 100.0 545,128 100.0 523,842 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 24,736 4.5 29,583 5.4 32,651 6.2 +/- 0.6
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 95,806 17.3 96,096 17.6 91,530 17.5 +/- 0.9
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 167,361 30.1 167,608 30.7 151,025 28.8 +/- 1.0
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 110,181 19.8 100,523 18.4 91,977 17.6 +/- 0.9
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 42,494 7.7 40,643 7.5 42,465 8.1 +/- 0.7
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 56,051 10.1 53,540 9.8 59,048 11.3 +/- 0.7
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 58,490 10.5 57,135 10.5 55,146 10.5 +/- 0.7

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: Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY
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 21.1 545,125 86,730 191,805 136,435 90,000 21,255 18,905
2005 20.3 523,842 86,710 177,304 135,303 86,156 23,656 14,713
2005 MOE +/-0.48 +/-6,864 +/-4,334 +/-6,060 +/-6,545 +/-4,044 +/-3,220 +/-1,762
Drove alone 2000 20.7 453,360 69,600 162,500 118,445 74,340 15,555 12,920
2005 19.8 444,553 73,401 151,501 118,153 73,847 18,339 9,312
2005 MOE +/-0.57 +/-7,577 +/-3,980 +/-6,074 +/-5,840 +/-3,864 +/-2,927 +/-1,189
2-person carpool 2000 21.5 45,630 6,690 17,420 10,745 7,020 1,950 1,805
2005 20.6 37,636 5,091 14,112 9,758 5,546 2,245 884
2005 MOE +/-3 +/-3,410 +/-1,028 +/-2,057 +/-2,269 +/-1,180 +/-843 +/-539
3+ carpool 2000 26.1 8,040 973 2,449 1,680 1,659 647 619
2005 24.2 4,514 554 1,362 993 812 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-9.14 +/-1,174 +/-307 +/-610 +/-507 +/-428 SSS SSS
Bus or trolley bus 2000 37.4 16,160 244 2,444 3,180 5,072 2,544 2,684
2005 35.3 14,380 SSS 2,315 3,328 4,134 1,967 2,332
2005 MOE +/-7.94 +/-2,150 SSS +/-1,224 +/-1,121 +/-1,041 +/-680 +/-900
All other transit3 2000 35.1 1,424 0 189 374 583 140 145
2005 38.0 920 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-27.15 +/-420 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 15.0 20,500 9,230 6,800 2,004 1,309 429 739
2005 18.9 21,839 7,317 8,014 2,944 1,464 SSS 1,724
2005 MOE +/-4.61 +/-2,693 +/-1,433 +/-1,973 +/-904 +/-1,046 SSS +/-1,058

 

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 21.1 100.0 15.9 35.2 25.0 16.5 3.9 3.5
2005 20.3 100.0 16.6 33.8 25.8 16.4 4.5 2.8
2005 MOE +/-0.48 ***** +/-1.3 +/-1.3 +/-1.3 +/-1.3 +/-1.3 +/-1.3
Drove alone 2000 20.7 100.0 15.4 35.8 26.1 16.4 3.4 2.8
2005 19.8 100.0 16.5 34.1 26.6 16.6 4.1 2.1
2005 MOE +/-0.57 ***** +/-1.7 +/-1.6 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7
2-person carpool 2000 21.5 100.0 14.7 38.2 23.5 15.4 4.3 4.0
2005 20.6 100.0 13.5 37.5 25.9 14.7 6.0 2.3
2005 MOE +/-3 ***** +/-9.1 +/-8.8 +/-8.9 +/-9.0 +/-9.1 +/-9.1
3+ carpool 2000 26.1 100.0 12.1 30.5 20.9 20.6 8.0 7.7
2005 24.2 100.0 12.3 30.2 22.0 18.0 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-9.14 ***** +/-26.0 +/-25.7 +/-25.9 +/-26.0 SSS SSS
Bus or trolley bus 2000 37.4 100.0 1.5 15.1 19.7 31.4 15.7 16.6
2005 35.3 100.0 SSS 16.1 23.1 28.7 13.7 16.2
2005 MOE +/-7.94 ***** SSS +/-14.9 +/-14.8 +/-14.8 +/-14.9 +/-14.9
All other transit3 2000 35.1 100.0 0.0 13.3 26.3 40.9 9.8 10.2
2005 38.0 100.0 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-27.15 ***** SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 15.0 100.0 45.0 33.2 9.8 6.4 2.1 3.6
2005 18.9 100.0 33.5 36.7 13.5 6.7 SSS 7.9
2005 MOE +/-4.61 ***** +/-12.1 +/-11.9 +/-12.3 +/-12.3 SSS +/-12.3

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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