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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Houston city, Texas
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 1,606,878 1,920,375 1,941,430 *****4
Households 616,877 717,945 733,101 +/-10,612
Persons per household 2.60 2.67 2.65 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,630,553 1,953,631 na na
Total Employed2 789,635 860,719 901,275 *****
Workers at Work 772,957 841,686 875,252 +/-16,909
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 772,957 100.0 841,686 100.0 875,252 100.0 ---
Drove alone 553,936 71.7 604,686 71.8 651,399 74.4 +/- 1.1
2-person carpool 91,488 11.8 94,209 11.2 85,297 9.7 +/- 0.7
3-person carpool 16,035 2.1 20,480 2.4 18,532 2.1 +/- 0.3
4-person carpool 6,693 0.9 10,471 1.2 9,429 1.1 +/- 0.3
5-or-6-person carpool 3,420 0.4 6,018 0.7 5,772 0.7 +/- 0.2
7-or-more-person carpool 2,135 0.3 2,805 0.3 2,865 0.3 +/- 0.2
Bus or trolley bus 48,747 6.3 47,691 5.7 42,797 4.9 +/- 0.5
Streetcar or trolley car 77 0.0 259 0.0 651 0.1 +/- 0.1
Subway or elevated 194 0.0 140 0.0 789 0.1 +/- 0.1
Railroad 40 0.0 126 0.0 58 0.0 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 5 0.0 42 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 2,707 0.4 3,859 0.5 2,468 0.3 +/- 0.1
Walked 23,194 3.0 19,413 2.3 16,357 1.9 +/- 0.2
Taxicab 1,296 0.2 1,183 0.1 1,521 0.2 +/- 0.1
Motorcycle 1,216 0.2 674 0.1 816 0.1 +/- 0.0
Other means 6,338 0.8 9,924 1.2 12,559 1.4 +/- 0.3
Worked at home 15,436 2.0 19,706 2.3 23,942 2.7 +/- 0.4
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 757,521 100.0 821,980 100.0 851,310 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 15,970 2.1 14,407 1.8 18,335 2.2 +/- 0.4
5 to 9 58,655 7.7 58,361 7.1 60,550 7.1 +/- 0.5
10 to 14 94,054 12.4 98,346 12.0 95,586 11.2 +/- 0.7
15 to 19 127,604 16.8 129,850 15.8 137,988 16.2 +/- 0.9
20 to 29 170,198 22.5 176,384 21.5 195,324 22.9 +/- 1.1
30 to 44 191,363 25.3 214,165 26.1 210,347 24.7 +/- 0.9
45 to 59 56,853 7.5 68,498 8.3 65,958 7.7 +/- 0.6
60 or more 42,824 5.7 61,969 7.5 67,222 7.9 +/- 0.7
Mean travel time (minutes) 24.7 (X) 27.4 (X) 26.4 (X) +/- 0.90
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 757,521 100.0 821,980 100.0 851,310 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 43,297 5.7 59,785 7.3 73,244 8.6 +/- 0.6
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 160,503 21.2 170,281 20.7 183,733 21.6 +/- 1.0
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 252,072 33.3 264,472 32.2 233,250 27.4 +/- 0.9
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 126,273 16.7 131,312 16.0 136,674 16.1 +/- 0.9
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 60,875 8.0 72,049 8.8 78,543 9.2 +/- 0.6
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 51,306 6.8 52,623 6.4 58,344 6.9 +/- 0.5
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 63,195 8.3 71,458 8.7 87,522 10.3 +/- 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: Houston city, Texas
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 27.4 821,980 72,765 228,195 176,385 214,165 68,495 61,970
2005 26.4 851,310 78,885 233,574 195,324 210,347 65,958 67,222
2005 MOE +/-0.9 +/-16,791 +/-4,979 +/-10,079 +/-9,830 +/-8,588 +/-5,497 +/-6,026
Drove alone 2000 25.3 604,685 51,525 179,095 141,360 157,520 46,080 29,110
2005 24.4 651,399 59,717 190,018 161,959 163,204 44,952 31,549
2005 MOE +/-0.95 +/-15,918 +/-4,267 +/-8,980 +/-8,785 +/-7,989 +/-4,202 +/-3,960
2-person carpool 2000 27.7 94,210 7,705 25,685 19,970 25,530 8,330 6,990
2005 27.7 85,297 6,340 22,093 17,237 22,852 9,564 7,211
2005 MOE +/-3.17 +/-5,997 +/-1,659 +/-3,191 +/-3,141 +/-3,057 +/-2,588 +/-1,652
3+ carpool 2000 35.1 39,775 1,930 7,305 6,465 12,850 4,795 6,445
2005 39.8 36,598 1,040 4,650 6,000 11,044 4,815 9,049
2005 MOE +/-7.32 +/-4,019 +/-559 +/-1,350 +/-1,788 +/-2,513 +/-1,744 +/-2,347
Bus or trolley bus 2000 50.4 47,690 785 4,935 4,315 12,925 8,015 16,715
2005 48.3 42,797 1,062 4,350 5,643 9,557 5,701 16,484
2005 MOE +/-8.54 +/-4,421 +/-705 +/-1,371 +/-1,274 +/-2,119 +/-1,332 +/-3,336
All other transit3 2000 48.6 570 34 105 100 115 18 185
2005 29.7 1,498 SSS SSS SSS 792 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-21.54 +/-733 SSS SSS SSS +/-571 SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 21.9 35,050 10,795 11,075 4,185 5,215 1,255 2,535
2005 19.2 33,721 10,726 12,198 4,152 2,898 926 2,821
2005 MOE +/-3.59 +/-3,298 +/-1,997 +/-2,138 +/-1,264 +/-1,014 +/-691 +/-1,002

 

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 27.4 100.0 8.9 27.8 21.5 26.1 8.3 7.5
2005 26.4 100.0 9.3 27.4 22.9 24.7 7.7 7.9
2005 MOE +/-0.9 ***** +/-2.0 +/-1.9 +/-2.0 +/-2.0 +/-2.0 +/-2.0
Drove alone 2000 25.3 100.0 8.5 29.6 23.4 26.0 7.6 4.8
2005 24.4 100.0 9.2 29.2 24.9 25.1 6.9 4.8
2005 MOE +/-0.95 ***** +/-2.4 +/-2.4 +/-2.4 +/-2.4 +/-2.4 +/-2.4
2-person carpool 2000 27.7 100.0 8.2 27.3 21.2 27.1 8.8 7.4
2005 27.7 100.0 7.4 25.9 20.2 26.8 11.2 8.5
2005 MOE +/-3.17 ***** +/-7.0 +/-7.0 +/-7.0 +/-7.0 +/-7.0 +/-7.0
3+ carpool 2000 35.1 100.0 4.9 18.4 16.3 32.3 12.1 16.2
2005 39.8 100.0 2.8 12.7 16.4 30.2 13.2 24.7
2005 MOE +/-7.32 ***** +/-11.0 +/-11.0 +/-11.0 +/-10.8 +/-11.0 +/-10.9
Bus or trolley bus 2000 50.4 100.0 1.6 10.3 9.0 27.1 16.8 35.0
2005 48.3 100.0 2.5 10.2 13.2 22.3 13.3 38.5
2005 MOE +/-8.54 ***** +/-10.3 +/-10.3 +/-10.3 +/-10.3 +/-10.3 +/-9.9
All other transit3 2000 48.6 100.0 6.0 18.4 17.5 20.2 3.2 32.5
2005 29.7 100.0 SSS SSS SSS 52.9 SSS SSS
2005 MOE +/-21.54 ***** SSS SSS SSS +/-44.6 SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 21.9 100.0 30.8 31.6 11.9 14.9 3.6 7.2
2005 19.2 100.0 31.8 36.2 12.3 8.6 2.7 8.4
2005 MOE +/-3.59 ***** +/-9.6 +/-9.5 +/-9.8 +/-9.8 +/-9.8 +/-9.8

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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