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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: District of Columbia
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 565,183 536,497 515,118 *****4
Households 249,634 248,338 248,213 +/-2,990
Persons per household 2.26 2.16 2.08 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 606,900 572,059 na na
Total Employed2 310,077 266,381 256,545 *****
Workers at Work 304,428 260,884 249,865 +/-4,239
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 304,428 100.0 260,884 100.0 249,865 100.0 ---
Drove alone 106,694 35.0 100,168 38.4 93,803 37.5 +/- 1.5
2-person carpool 27,492 9.0 21,430 8.2 15,833 6.3 +/- 0.9
3-person carpool 5,422 1.8 4,459 1.7 1,918 0.8 +/- 0.3
4-person carpool 2,173 0.7 1,266 0.5 1,282 0.5 +/- 0.4
5-or-6-person carpool 635 0.2 951 0.4 115 0.0 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 899 0.3 501 0.2 98 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bus or trolley bus 68,034 22.3 38,163 14.6 39,435 15.8 +/- 1.3
Streetcar or trolley car 566 0.2 299 0.1 1,451 0.6 +/- 0.4
Subway or elevated 39,174 12.9 45,412 17.4 52,144 20.9 +/- 1.6
Railroad 459 0.2 577 0.2 1,230 0.5 +/- 0.2
Ferryboat 7 0.0 9 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.1
Bicycle 2,292 0.8 3,035 1.2 4,336 1.7 +/- 0.5
Walked 35,978 11.8 30,785 11.8 24,905 10.0 +/- 0.9
Taxicab 3,182 1.0 2,033 0.8 874 0.3 +/- 0.1
Motorcycle 361 0.1 202 0.1 124 0.0 +/- 0.1
Other means 1,944 0.6 1,664 0.6 1,207 0.5 +/- 0.2
Worked at home 9,116 3.0 9,930 3.8 11,110 4.4 +/- 0.8
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 295,312 100.0 250,954 100.0 238,755 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 5,642 1.9 3,782 1.5 2,533 1.1 +/- 0.4
5 to 9 15,940 5.4 12,404 4.9 10,849 4.5 +/- 0.8
10 to 14 28,367 9.6 23,202 9.2 19,961 8.4 +/- 1.0
15 to 19 43,081 14.6 34,257 13.7 30,686 12.9 +/- 1.2
20 to 29 68,582 23.2 57,658 23.0 54,094 22.7 +/- 1.4
30 to 44 82,078 27.8 71,404 28.5 73,686 30.9 +/- 1.9
45 to 59 29,346 9.9 25,167 10.0 27,229 11.4 +/- 1.1
60 or more 22,276 7.5 23,080 9.2 19,717 8.3 +/- 1.1
Mean travel time (minutes) 27.1 (X) 29.7 (X) 29.3 (X) +/- 1.01
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 295,312 100.0 250,954 100.0 238,755 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 15,644 5.3 11,830 4.7 12,627 5.3 +/- 0.7
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 42,132 14.3 31,598 12.6 29,844 12.5 +/- 1.1
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 80,051 27.1 65,585 26.1 59,331 24.9 +/- 1.5
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 85,275 28.9 75,576 30.1 75,843 31.8 +/- 1.9
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 30,882 10.5 31,949 12.7 31,639 13.3 +/- 1.2
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 20,128 6.8 16,352 6.5 13,664 5.7 +/- 0.8
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 21,200 7.2 18,064 7.2 15,807 6.6 +/- 1.0

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: District of Columbia
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 29.7 250,955 16,185 57,455 57,655 71,405 25,165 23,080
2005 29.3 238,755 13,382 50,647 54,094 73,686 27,229 19,717
2005 MOE +/-1.01 +/-4,380 +/-2,068 +/-3,777 +/-3,471 +/-4,844 +/-2,749 +/-2,665
Drove alone 2000 26.6 100,170 5,735 27,540 26,365 26,565 8,395 5,560
2005 26.1 93,803 5,832 26,149 23,831 24,464 8,328 5,199
2005 MOE +/-1.85 +/-3,992 +/-1,467 +/-2,647 +/-2,181 +/-2,514 +/-1,531 +/-1,245
2-person carpool 2000 27.3 21,430 990 5,590 5,760 6,005 1,570 1,510
2005 27.5 15,833 601 3,858 4,173 4,761 1,470 970
2005 MOE +/-6.49 +/-2,221 +/-545 +/-983 +/-1,008 +/-1,433 +/-879 +/-531
3+ carpool 2000 33.8 7,180 280 1,420 1,600 2,140 690 1,060
2005 36.1 3,413 SSS 835 SSS 1,198 627 SSS
2005 MOE +/-21.89 +/-1,212 SSS +/-385 SSS +/-707 +/-636 SSS
Bus or trolley bus 2000 41.8 38,165 500 3,535 5,650 13,265 6,740 8,475
2005 38.0 39,435 SSS 3,187 5,547 16,830 6,809 6,602
2005 MOE +/-4.68 +/-3,250 SSS +/-1,116 +/-1,363 +/-2,622 +/-1,274 +/-1,457
All other transit3 2000 36.1 46,295 195 3,875 10,830 18,960 6,859 5,570
2005 35.1 54,825 SSS 3,837 13,448 22,164 8,936 6,153
2005 MOE +/-3.97 +/-4,172 SSS +/-1,154 +/-1,886 +/-2,835 +/-1,577 +/-1,265
All other modes4 2000 18.2 37,720 8,475 15,495 7,450 4,475 920 910
2005 17.6 31,446 6,142 12,781 6,775 4,269 1,059 SSS
2005 MOE +/-2.41 +/-2,735 +/-1,197 +/-1,740 +/-1,271 +/-1,158 +/-455 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 29.7 100.0 6.4 22.9 23.0 28.5 10.0 9.2
2005 29.3 100.0 5.6 21.2 22.7 30.9 11.4 8.3
2005 MOE +/-1.01 ***** +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.7 +/-1.8 +/-1.8
Drove alone 2000 26.6 100.0 5.7 27.5 26.3 26.5 8.4 5.6
2005 26.1 100.0 6.2 27.9 25.4 26.1 8.9 5.5
2005 MOE +/-1.85 ***** +/-4.3 +/-4.2 +/-4.2 +/-4.2 +/-4.3 +/-4.3
2-person carpool 2000 27.3 100.0 4.6 26.1 26.9 28.0 7.3 7.0
2005 27.5 100.0 3.8 24.4 26.4 30.1 9.3 6.1
2005 MOE +/-6.49 ***** +/-14.0 +/-13.9 +/-13.9 +/-13.8 +/-14.0 +/-14.0
3+ carpool 2000 33.8 100.0 3.9 19.8 22.3 29.8 9.6 14.8
2005 36.1 100.0 SSS 24.5 SSS 35.1 18.4 SSS
2005 MOE +/-21.89 ***** SSS +/-35.4 SSS +/-34.8 +/-35.3 SSS
Bus or trolley bus 2000 41.8 100.0 1.3 9.3 14.8 34.8 17.7 22.2
2005 38.0 100.0 SSS 8.1 14.1 42.7 17.3 16.7
2005 MOE +/-4.68 ***** SSS +/-8.2 +/-8.2 +/-7.7 +/-8.2 +/-8.2
All other transit3 2000 36.1 100.0 0.4 8.4 23.4 41.0 14.8 12.0
2005 35.1 100.0 SSS 7.0 24.5 40.4 16.3 11.2
2005 MOE +/-3.97 ***** SSS +/-7.6 +/-7.6 +/-7.3 +/-7.6 +/-7.6
All other modes4 2000 18.2 100.0 22.5 41.1 19.8 11.9 2.4 2.4
2005 17.6 100.0 19.5 40.6 21.5 13.6 3.4 SSS
2005 MOE +/-2.41 ***** +/-8.7 +/-8.4 +/-8.7 +/-8.7 +/-8.7 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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