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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Detroit city, Michigan
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 1,012,427 931,569 836,056 *****4
Households 374,057 336,428 311,234 +/-6,492
Persons per household 2.71 2.77 2.69 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,027,974 951,270 na na
Total Employed2 336,305 331,638 277,784 *****
Workers at Work 325,054 319,449 265,852 +/-8,097
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 325,054 100.0 319,449 100.0 265,852 100.0 ---
Drove alone 220,435 67.8 219,118 68.6 202,759 76.3 +/- 1.6
2-person carpool 41,443 12.7 39,766 12.4 19,572 7.4 +/- 0.8
3-person carpool 7,145 2.2 8,810 2.8 4,835 1.8 +/- 0.4
4-person carpool 2,113 0.7 3,439 1.1 1,824 0.7 +/- 0.5
5-or-6-person carpool 856 0.3 1,750 0.5 209 0.1 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 724 0.2 772 0.2 234 0.1 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 33,291 10.2 25,548 8.0 18,882 7.1 +/- 1.1
Streetcar or trolley car 202 0.1 201 0.1 114 0.0 +/- 0.1
Subway or elevated 66 0.0 151 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.1
Railroad 17 0.0 26 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.1
Ferryboat 0 0.0 14 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.1
Bicycle 340 0.1 507 0.2 547 0.2 +/- 0.1
Walked 10,919 3.4 8,977 2.8 6,759 2.5 +/- 0.7
Taxicab 1,357 0.4 1,694 0.5 751 0.3 +/- 0.2
Motorcycle 99 0.0 62 0.0 59 0.0 +/- 0.0
Other means 2,618 0.8 2,807 0.9 2,256 0.8 +/- 0.4
Worked at home 3,429 1.1 5,807 1.8 7,051 2.7 +/- 0.5
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 321,625 100.0 313,642 100.0 258,801 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 4,644 1.4 4,221 1.3 4,268 1.6 +/- 0.5
5 to 9 19,130 5.9 16,719 5.3 15,068 5.8 +/- 1.0
10 to 14 37,074 11.5 32,917 10.5 30,428 11.8 +/- 1.1
15 to 19 58,963 18.3 51,113 16.3 40,913 15.8 +/- 1.4
20 to 29 88,091 27.4 84,401 26.9 69,447 26.8 +/- 2.1
30 to 44 74,494 23.2 76,294 24.3 64,165 24.8 +/- 1.9
45 to 59 20,841 6.5 22,512 7.2 17,719 6.8 +/- 1.1
60 or more 18,388 5.7 25,465 8.1 16,793 6.5 +/- 1.1
Mean travel time (minutes) 24.7 (X) 28.4 (X) 25.7 (X) +/- 1.28
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 321,625 100.0 313,642 100.0 258,801 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 25,223 7.8 24,156 7.7 21,908 8.5 +/- 1.3
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 53,184 16.5 49,707 15.8 38,172 14.7 +/- 1.4
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 84,901 26.4 82,525 26.3 59,344 22.9 +/- 1.8
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 49,894 15.5 43,798 14.0 37,495 14.5 +/- 1.4
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 24,518 7.6 24,764 7.9 24,349 9.4 +/- 1.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 42,224 13.1 41,633 13.3 35,029 13.5 +/- 1.4
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 41,681 13.0 47,059 15.0 42,504 16.4 +/- 1.4

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: Detroit city, Michigan
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 28.4 313,645 20,940 84,030 84,405 76,295 22,510 25,470
2005 25.7 258,801 19,336 71,341 69,447 64,165 17,719 16,793
2005 MOE +/-1.28 +/-7,923 +/-2,841 +/-4,841 +/-5,900 +/-5,234 +/-2,780 +/-2,832
Drove alone 2000 26.0 219,120 13,070 62,290 65,615 53,995 13,590 10,545
2005 23.4 202,759 13,927 58,452 60,369 52,431 11,790 5,790
2005 MOE +/-1.28 +/-7,532 +/-2,439 +/-4,695 +/-5,376 +/-4,497 +/-2,289 +/-1,136
2-person carpool 2000 26.3 39,765 2,385 11,800 10,340 10,315 2,770 2,155
2005 23.1 19,572 1,622 6,397 4,860 4,942 1,156 595
2005 MOE +/-4.26 +/-2,303 +/-831 +/-1,372 +/-1,070 +/-1,210 +/-475 +/-361
3+ carpool 2000 32.0 14,770 660 3,045 3,500 4,175 1,610 1,775
2005 30.1 7,102 678 1,524 1,196 2,160 869 675
2005 MOE +/-10.74 +/-1,723 +/-580 +/-610 +/-552 +/-1,443 +/-456 +/-447
Bus or trolley bus 2000 54.0 25,550 450 2,045 2,875 6,120 4,005 10,040
2005 55.9 18,882 SSS 1,550 1,434 3,077 3,502 9,259
2005 MOE +/-13.61 +/-2,993 SSS +/-623 +/-541 +/-927 +/-1,889 +/-2,154
All other transit3 2000 35.1 390 49 80 80 54 50 75
2005 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 20.0 14,050 4,325 4,765 1,985 1,615 485 875
2005 18.7 10,372 3,049 3,304 1,588 1,555 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-6.53 +/-2,193 +/-962 +/-1,183 +/-713 +/-722 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 28.4 100.0 6.7 26.8 26.9 24.3 7.2 8.1
2005 25.7 100.0 7.5 27.6 26.8 24.8 6.8 6.5
2005 MOE +/-1.28 ***** +/-3.1 +/-3.0 +/-3.0 +/-3.0 +/-3.1 +/-3.1
Drove alone 2000 26.0 100.0 6.0 28.4 29.9 24.6 6.2 4.8
2005 23.4 100.0 6.9 28.8 29.8 25.9 5.8 2.9
2005 MOE +/-1.28 ***** +/-3.7 +/-3.7 +/-3.6 +/-3.7 +/-3.7 +/-3.7
2-person carpool 2000 26.3 100.0 6.0 29.7 26.0 25.9 7.0 5.4
2005 23.1 100.0 8.3 32.7 24.8 25.3 5.9 3.0
2005 MOE +/-4.26 ***** +/-11.8 +/-11.5 +/-11.7 +/-11.7 +/-11.8 +/-11.8
3+ carpool 2000 32.0 100.0 4.5 20.6 23.7 28.3 10.9 12.0
2005 30.1 100.0 9.5 21.5 16.8 30.4 12.2 9.5
2005 MOE +/-10.74 ***** +/-24.2 +/-24.2 +/-24.2 +/-23.5 +/-24.2 +/-24.3
Bus or trolley bus 2000 54.0 100.0 1.8 8.0 11.3 24.0 15.7 39.3
2005 55.9 100.0 SSS 8.2 7.6 16.3 18.5 49.0
2005 MOE +/-13.61 ***** SSS +/-15.8 +/-15.8 +/-15.8 +/-15.7 +/-14.8
All other transit3 2000 35.1 100.0 12.6 20.5 20.5 13.8 12.8 19.2
2005 SSS 100.0 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS ***** SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 20.0 100.0 30.8 33.9 14.1 11.5 3.5 6.2
2005 18.7 100.0 29.4 31.9 15.3 15.0 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-6.53 ***** +/-21.0 +/-20.8 +/-21.1 +/-21.1 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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