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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Colorado
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 3,214,922 4,198,306 4,562,244 *****4
Households 1,282,489 1,658,238 1,819,037 +/-8,199
Persons per household 2.51 2.53 2.51 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 3,294,394 4,301,261 na na
Total Employed2 1,671,669 2,232,638 2,347,732 *****
Workers at Work 1,637,440 2,191,626 2,280,261 +/-12,569
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 1,637,440 100.0 2,191,626 100.0 2,280,261 100.0 ---
Drove alone 1,216,639 74.3 1,646,454 75.1 1,741,595 76.4 +/- 0.5
2-person carpool 172,457 10.5 210,761 9.6 182,508 8.0 +/- 0.4
3-person carpool 24,940 1.5 37,987 1.7 29,208 1.3 +/- 0.1
4-person carpool 7,519 0.5 12,167 0.6 9,479 0.4 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 2,759 0.2 5,172 0.2 5,147 0.2 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 2,599 0.2 2,081 0.1 2,676 0.1 +/- 0.0
Bus or trolley bus 45,853 2.8 66,179 3.0 57,019 2.5 +/- 0.2
Streetcar or trolley car 128 0.0 780 0.0 512 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 139 0.0 738 0.0 2,577 0.1 +/- 0.0
Railroad 64 0.0 407 0.0 1,507 0.1 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 56 0.0 157 0.0 269 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 13,140 0.8 16,905 0.8 21,344 0.9 +/- 0.1
Walked 69,041 4.2 65,668 3.0 66,273 2.9 +/- 0.2
Taxicab 743 0.0 1,254 0.1 805 0.0 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 3,825 0.2 2,582 0.1 6,853 0.3 +/- 0.1
Other means 10,349 0.6 14,202 0.6 15,458 0.7 +/- 0.1
Worked at home 67,189 4.1 108,132 4.9 137,031 6.0 +/- 0.3
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 1,570,251 100.0 2,083,494 100.0 2,143,230 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 67,605 4.3 72,206 3.5 90,652 4.2 +/- 0.2
5 to 9 212,504 13.5 235,913 11.3 240,302 11.2 +/- 0.4
10 to 14 263,404 16.8 318,642 15.3 312,332 14.6 +/- 0.4
15 to 19 275,810 17.6 333,306 16.0 336,317 15.7 +/- 0.4
20 to 29 341,621 21.8 439,088 21.1 462,446 21.6 +/- 0.5
30 to 44 267,702 17.0 410,067 19.7 426,300 19.9 +/- 0.6
45 to 59 79,103 5.0 145,592 7.0 158,431 7.4 +/- 0.3
60 or more 62,502 4.0 128,680 6.2 116,450 5.4 +/- 0.3
Mean travel time (minutes) 20.7 (X) 24.3 (X) 23.5 (X) +/- 0.28
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 1,570,251 100.0 2,083,494 100.0 2,143,230 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 100,172 6.4 157,977 7.6 171,000 8.0 +/- 0.4
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 336,237 21.4 444,070 21.3 443,402 20.7 +/- 0.5
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 527,876 33.6 665,868 32.0 626,626 29.2 +/- 0.6
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 239,819 15.3 325,018 15.6 370,224 17.3 +/- 0.5
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 111,552 7.1 163,818 7.9 191,693 8.9 +/- 0.4
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 119,630 7.6 144,243 6.9 146,521 6.8 +/- 0.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 134,965 8.6 182,500 8.8 193,764 9.0 +/- 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: Colorado
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 24.3 2,083,495 308,120 651,945 439,090 410,070 145,590 128,680
2005 23.5 2,143,230 330,954 648,649 462,446 426,300 158,431 116,450
2005 MOE +/-0.28 +/-11,983 +/-9,943 +/-12,774 +/-11,550 +/-12,344 +/-6,533 +/-6,605
Drove alone 2000 23.2 1,646,455 233,635 534,885 367,785 324,195 106,560 79,395
2005 22.7 1,741,595 253,701 546,935 395,412 347,459 124,496 73,592
2005 MOE +/-0.36 +/-15,152 +/-8,275 +/-11,576 +/-11,217 +/-10,781 +/-5,994 +/-5,291
2-person carpool 2000 27.0 210,760 24,735 61,255 42,445 46,575 17,875 17,870
2005 26.4 182,508 24,779 47,516 37,382 43,625 14,657 14,549
2005 MOE +/-1.96 +/-8,757 +/-3,207 +/-3,810 +/-3,834 +/-4,156 +/-2,424 +/-2,322
3+ carpool 2000 31.6 57,405 5,355 14,045 10,010 13,750 6,405 7,845
2005 30.2 46,510 4,428 11,084 8,713 10,682 5,786 5,817
2005 MOE +/-4.26 +/-4,289 +/-1,171 +/-1,971 +/-1,672 +/-2,328 +/-1,529 +/-1,200
Bus or trolley bus 2000 42.0 66,180 1,490 9,000 8,880 17,300 12,800 16,705
2005 42.6 57,019 1,579 5,735 7,215 15,703 10,039 16,748
2005 MOE +/-5.58 +/-4,725 +/-769 +/-1,429 +/-1,432 +/-2,181 +/-1,947 +/-2,884
All other transit3 2000 39.0 2,085 85 325 300 570 420 375
2005 43.1 4,865 SSS SSS 690 1,179 1,539 1,129
2005 MOE +/-12.27 +/-953 SSS SSS +/-330 +/-504 +/-600 +/-422
All other modes4 2000 20.1 100,615 42,810 32,440 9,680 7,675 1,525 6,480
2005 17.5 110,733 46,409 37,109 13,034 7,652 1,914 4,615
2005 MOE +/-1.78 +/-5,192 +/-3,564 +/-3,594 +/-1,750 +/-1,440 +/-634 +/-974

 

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 24.3 100.0 14.8 31.3 21.1 19.7 7.0 6.2
2005 23.5 100.0 15.4 30.3 21.6 19.9 7.4 5.4
2005 MOE +/-0.28 ***** +/-0.6 +/-0.5 +/-0.5 +/-0.5 +/-0.6 +/-0.6
Drove alone 2000 23.2 100.0 14.2 32.5 22.3 19.7 6.5 4.8
2005 22.7 100.0 14.6 31.4 22.7 20.0 7.1 4.2
2005 MOE +/-0.36 ***** +/-0.9 +/-0.8 +/-0.9 +/-0.9 +/-0.9 +/-0.9
2-person carpool 2000 27.0 100.0 11.7 29.1 20.1 22.1 8.5 8.5
2005 26.4 100.0 13.6 26.0 20.5 23.9 8.0 8.0
2005 MOE +/-1.96 ***** +/-4.8 +/-4.8 +/-4.8 +/-4.8 +/-4.8 +/-4.8
3+ carpool 2000 31.6 100.0 9.3 24.5 17.4 24.0 11.2 13.7
2005 30.2 100.0 9.5 23.8 18.7 23.0 12.4 12.5
2005 MOE +/-4.26 ***** +/-9.2 +/-9.2 +/-9.2 +/-9.1 +/-9.2 +/-9.2
Bus or trolley bus 2000 42.0 100.0 2.3 13.6 13.4 26.1 19.3 25.2
2005 42.6 100.0 2.8 10.1 12.7 27.5 17.6 29.4
2005 MOE +/-5.58 ***** +/-8.3 +/-8.3 +/-8.3 +/-8.2 +/-8.3 +/-8.2
All other transit3 2000 39.0 100.0 4.1 15.6 14.4 27.3 20.1 18.0
2005 43.1 100.0 SSS SSS 14.2 24.2 31.6 23.2
2005 MOE +/-12.27 ***** SSS SSS +/-19.6 +/-19.4 +/-19.2 +/-19.5
All other modes4 2000 20.1 100.0 42.5 32.2 9.6 7.6 1.5 6.4
2005 17.5 100.0 41.9 33.5 11.8 6.9 1.7 4.2
2005 MOE +/-1.78 ***** +/-4.5 +/-4.6 +/-4.7 +/-4.7 +/-4.7 +/-4.7

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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