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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI
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 1,052,483 1,218,213 1,276,794 *****4
Households 383,897 455,287 485,173 +/-4,439
Persons per household 2.74 2.68 2.63 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,083,174 1,254,661 na na
Total Employed2 513,245 616,710 624,751 *****
Workers at Work 501,941 605,610 608,797 +/-6,278
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 501,941 100.0 605,610 100.0 608,797 100.0 ---
Drove alone 410,757 81.8 506,668 83.7 509,980 83.8 +/- 0.9
2-person carpool 45,234 9.0 47,491 7.8 48,407 8.0 +/- 0.6
3-person carpool 5,595 1.1 6,648 1.1 5,902 1.0 +/- 0.2
4-person carpool 1,780 0.4 2,213 0.4 2,559 0.4 +/- 0.2
5-or-6-person carpool 620 0.1 947 0.2 692 0.1 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 1,038 0.2 468 0.1 1,053 0.2 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 4,197 0.8 3,933 0.6 3,446 0.6 +/- 0.2
Streetcar or trolley car 23 0.0 26 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 25 0.0 68 0.0 14 0.0 +/- 0.0
Railroad 35 0.0 66 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 21 0.0 72 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 880 0.2 1,330 0.2 2,396 0.4 +/- 0.1
Walked 13,526 2.7 12,309 2.0 10,465 1.7 +/- 0.3
Taxicab 377 0.1 423 0.1 360 0.1 +/- 0.1
Motorcycle 424 0.1 213 0.0 1,305 0.2 +/- 0.1
Other means 2,388 0.5 3,316 0.5 4,009 0.7 +/- 0.2
Worked at home 15,021 3.0 19,419 3.2 18,209 3.0 +/- 0.3
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 486,920 100.0 586,191 100.0 590,588 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 20,941 4.3 23,167 4.0 23,517 4.0 +/- 0.5
5 to 9 69,974 14.4 74,857 12.8 69,526 11.8 +/- 0.7
10 to 14 92,163 18.9 101,473 17.3 96,559 16.3 +/- 0.8
15 to 19 94,454 19.4 105,234 18.0 111,397 18.9 +/- 0.8
20 to 29 108,876 22.4 136,028 23.2 142,596 24.1 +/- 1.0
30 to 44 65,123 13.4 92,260 15.7 94,705 16.0 +/- 0.7
45 to 59 20,784 4.3 29,656 5.1 31,791 5.4 +/- 0.5
60 or more 14,605 3.0 23,516 4.0 20,497 3.5 +/- 0.4
Mean travel time (minutes) 19.1 (X) 21.6 (X) 21.3 (X) +/- 0.50
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 486,920 100.0 586,191 100.0 590,588 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 39,391 8.1 49,541 8.5 53,419 9.0 +/- 0.6
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 99,288 20.4 109,291 18.6 113,982 19.3 +/- 0.8
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 139,587 28.7 171,913 29.3 164,783 27.9 +/- 1.0
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 72,599 14.9 81,683 13.9 81,249 13.8 +/- 0.7
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 28,639 5.9 35,182 6.0 37,970 6.4 +/- 0.5
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 53,277 10.9 62,579 10.7 62,535 10.6 +/- 0.7
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 54,139 11.1 76,002 13.0 76,650 13.0 +/- 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: Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI
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 21.6 586,185 98,015 206,710 136,020 92,270 29,655 23,510
2005 21.3 590,588 93,043 207,956 142,596 94,705 31,791 20,497
2005 MOE +/-0.5 +/-6,395 +/-5,190 +/-6,717 +/-5,930 +/-4,398 +/-2,965 +/-2,234
Drove alone 2000 21.2 506,660 80,945 183,275 121,050 78,880 24,430 18,085
2005 20.7 509,980 78,192 184,028 126,295 81,082 26,326 14,057
2005 MOE +/-0.51 +/-7,628 +/-4,864 +/-6,889 +/-5,257 +/-3,814 +/-2,820 +/-1,517
2-person carpool 2000 25.0 47,490 6,625 15,170 10,435 8,700 3,525 3,040
2005 25.9 48,407 4,653 16,446 11,977 8,800 3,064 3,467
2005 MOE +/-3.85 +/-3,926 +/-952 +/-2,226 +/-2,161 +/-1,637 +/-805 +/-1,172
3+ carpool 2000 27.1 10,280 1,440 2,718 2,248 2,264 833 775
2005 32.2 10,206 1,099 1,582 2,424 2,839 1,163 1,099
2005 MOE +/-9.55 +/-1,900 +/-598 +/-600 +/-1,145 +/-975 +/-615 +/-608
Bus or trolley bus 2000 33.3 3,935 139 750 832 1,041 589 566
2005 38.2 3,446 SSS 906 SSS 619 801 916
2005 MOE +/-19.01 +/-1,189 SSS +/-599 SSS +/-544 +/-621 +/-499
All other transit3 2000 43.2 236 12 22 58 88 8 54
2005 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 16.8 17,585 8,858 4,783 1,420 1,305 274 968
2005 18.4 18,535 9,037 4,994 1,758 1,365 SSS 958
2005 MOE +/-4.76 +/-2,297 +/-1,727 +/-1,038 +/-623 +/-502 SSS +/-528

 

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 21.6 100.0 16.7 35.3 23.2 15.7 5.1 4.0
2005 21.3 100.0 15.8 35.2 24.1 16.0 5.4 3.5
2005 MOE +/-0.5 ***** +/-1.1 +/-1.0 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1
Drove alone 2000 21.2 100.0 16.0 36.2 23.9 15.6 4.8 3.6
2005 20.7 100.0 15.3 36.1 24.8 15.9 5.2 2.8
2005 MOE +/-0.51 ***** +/-1.5 +/-1.4 +/-1.5 +/-1.5 +/-1.5 +/-1.5
2-person carpool 2000 25.0 100.0 14.0 31.9 22.0 18.3 7.4 6.4
2005 25.9 100.0 9.6 34.0 24.7 18.2 6.3 7.2
2005 MOE +/-3.85 ***** +/-8.1 +/-8.0 +/-8.0 +/-8.1 +/-8.1 +/-8.1
3+ carpool 2000 27.1 100.0 14.0 26.4 21.9 22.0 8.1 7.5
2005 32.2 100.0 10.8 15.5 23.8 27.8 11.4 10.8
2005 MOE +/-9.55 ***** +/-18.6 +/-18.6 +/-18.4 +/-18.4 +/-18.6 +/-18.6
Bus or trolley bus 2000 33.3 100.0 3.5 19.1 21.1 26.5 15.0 14.4
2005 38.2 100.0 SSS 26.3 SSS 18.0 23.2 26.6
2005 MOE +/-19.01 ***** SSS +/-34.2 SSS +/-34.4 +/-34.2 +/-34.3
All other transit3 2000 43.2 100.0 5.1 9.3 24.6 37.3 3.4 22.9
2005 SSS 100.0 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS ***** SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 16.8 100.0 50.4 27.2 8.1 7.4 1.6 5.5
2005 18.4 100.0 48.8 26.9 9.5 7.4 SSS 5.2
2005 MOE +/-4.76 ***** +/-11.5 +/-12.3 +/-12.4 +/-12.4 SSS +/-12.4

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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