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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Delaware
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 646,097 759,017 818,587 *****4
Households 247,497 298,736 317,640 +/-2,835
Persons per household 2.61 2.54 2.58 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 666,168 783,600 na na
Total Employed2 340,529 380,603 407,423 *****
Workers at Work 334,126 373,070 397,033 +/-5,412
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 334,126 100.0 373,070 100.0 397,033 100.0 ---
Drove alone 258,087 77.2 295,413 79.2 318,734 80.3 +/- 1.0
2-person carpool 34,116 10.2 34,179 9.2 33,539 8.4 +/- 0.7
3-person carpool 5,445 1.6 5,574 1.5 5,432 1.4 +/- 0.3
4-person carpool 1,964 0.6 1,816 0.5 1,269 0.3 +/- 0.2
5-or-6-person carpool 671 0.2 852 0.2 727 0.2 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 772 0.2 569 0.2 1,091 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 6,987 2.1 8,770 2.4 6,489 1.6 +/- 0.3
Streetcar or trolley car 51 0.0 21 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.1
Subway or elevated 102 0.0 140 0.0 157 0.0 +/- 0.0
Railroad 782 0.2 1,361 0.4 1,942 0.5 +/- 0.2
Ferryboat 12 0.0 11 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.1
Bicycle 1,131 0.3 851 0.2 1,186 0.3 +/- 0.2
Walked 12,862 3.8 9,637 2.6 7,159 1.8 +/- 0.4
Taxicab 135 0.0 51 0.0 85 0.0 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 457 0.1 359 0.1 243 0.1 +/- 0.0
Other means 2,572 0.8 2,375 0.6 4,428 1.1 +/- 0.3
Worked at home 7,980 2.4 11,091 3.0 14,552 3.7 +/- 0.5
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 326,146 100.0 361,979 100.0 382,481 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 10,975 3.4 9,817 2.7 10,246 2.7 +/- 0.5
5 to 9 38,130 11.7 37,056 10.2 40,853 10.7 +/- 0.8
10 to 14 58,000 17.8 56,533 15.6 56,434 14.8 +/- 1.0
15 to 19 65,976 20.2 65,194 18.0 68,828 18.0 +/- 1.0
20 to 29 76,866 23.6 86,611 23.9 93,062 24.3 +/- 1.3
30 to 44 50,974 15.6 63,408 17.5 65,165 17.0 +/- 1.0
45 to 59 14,033 4.3 20,867 5.8 23,036 6.0 +/- 0.6
60 or more 11,192 3.4 22,493 6.2 24,857 6.5 +/- 0.7
Mean travel time (minutes) 20.0 (X) 24.0 (X) 23.7 (X) +/- 0.73
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 326,146 100.0 361,979 100.0 382,481 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 14,919 4.6 21,324 5.9 28,946 7.6 +/- 0.7
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 61,132 18.7 71,503 19.8 81,525 21.3 +/- 1.0
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 119,377 36.6 122,321 33.8 122,726 32.1 +/- 1.3
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 55,128 16.9 58,245 16.1 60,790 15.9 +/- 1.0
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 21,585 6.6 24,960 6.9 25,912 6.8 +/- 0.6
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 25,132 7.7 29,253 8.1 26,309 6.9 +/- 0.7
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 28,873 8.9 34,373 9.5 36,273 9.5 +/- 0.8

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: Delaware
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 24.0 361,980 46,870 121,730 86,610 63,405 20,865 22,495
2005 23.7 382,481 51,099 125,262 93,062 65,165 23,036 24,857
2005 MOE +/-0.73 +/-5,850 +/-3,772 +/-5,497 +/-5,012 +/-4,135 +/-2,382 +/-2,690
Drove alone 2000 23.4 295,415 36,710 101,640 74,235 50,725 16,140 15,965
2005 23.3 318,734 40,108 105,684 80,993 55,138 19,151 17,660
2005 MOE +/-0.82 +/-5,922 +/-3,341 +/-5,016 +/-4,816 +/-3,872 +/-2,180 +/-2,261
2-person carpool 2000 24.6 34,180 3,790 11,485 7,770 6,725 2,080 2,330
2005 23.5 33,539 4,783 11,471 6,772 6,112 2,086 2,315
2005 MOE +/-3.4 +/-2,827 +/-1,254 +/-1,820 +/-1,403 +/-1,393 +/-655 +/-893
3+ carpool 2000 29.6 8,810 665 2,305 1,715 2,240 925 965
2005 32.3 8,519 569 2,360 2,084 1,299 664 1,543
2005 MOE +/-9.14 +/-1,527 +/-393 +/-779 +/-638 +/-509 +/-350 +/-617
Bus or trolley bus 2000 36.9 8,770 335 1,630 1,540 2,500 1,180 1,585
2005 35.1 6,489 SSS 1,732 758 1,440 565 1,614
2005 MOE +/-10.62 +/-1,267 SSS +/-778 +/-401 +/-577 +/-260 +/-705
All other transit3 2000 67.3 1,530 24 24 54 163 320 965
2005 81.7 2,099 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS 1,322
2005 MOE +/-50.2 +/-893 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS +/-639
All other modes4 2000 18.1 13,275 5,345 4,660 1,300 1,045 230 684
2005 15.2 13,101 5,259 4,015 2,340 832 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-4.54 +/-2,262 +/-1,291 +/-1,028 +/-1,133 +/-489 SSS SSS

 

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 24.0 100.0 12.9 33.6 23.9 17.5 5.8 6.2
2005 23.7 100.0 13.4 32.7 24.3 17.0 6.0 6.5
2005 MOE +/-0.73 ***** +/-1.5 +/-1.5 +/-1.5 +/-1.5 +/-1.5 +/-1.5
Drove alone 2000 23.4 100.0 12.4 34.4 25.1 17.2 5.5 5.4
2005 23.3 100.0 12.6 33.2 25.4 17.3 6.0 5.5
2005 MOE +/-0.82 ***** +/-1.9 +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.9 +/-1.9
2-person carpool 2000 24.6 100.0 11.1 33.6 22.7 19.7 6.1 6.8
2005 23.5 100.0 14.3 34.2 20.2 18.2 6.2 6.9
2005 MOE +/-3.4 ***** +/-8.4 +/-8.2 +/-8.4 +/-8.4 +/-8.4 +/-8.4
3+ carpool 2000 29.6 100.0 7.5 26.2 19.5 25.4 10.5 11.0
2005 32.3 100.0 6.7 27.7 24.5 15.2 7.8 18.1
2005 MOE +/-9.14 ***** +/-17.9 +/-17.7 +/-17.8 +/-17.9 +/-17.9 +/-17.9
Bus or trolley bus 2000 36.9 100.0 3.8 18.6 17.6 28.5 13.5 18.1
2005 35.1 100.0 SSS 26.7 11.7 22.2 8.7 24.9
2005 MOE +/-10.62 ***** SSS +/-19.3 +/-19.5 +/-19.4 +/-19.5 +/-19.3
All other transit3 2000 67.3 100.0 1.6 1.6 3.5 10.7 20.9 63.1
2005 81.7 100.0 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS 63.0
2005 MOE +/-50.2 ***** SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS +/-38.0
All other modes4 2000 18.1 100.0 40.3 35.1 9.8 7.9 1.7 5.2
2005 15.2 100.0 40.1 30.6 17.9 6.4 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-4.54 ***** +/-16.8 +/-17.1 +/-17.2 +/-17.3 SSS SSS

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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