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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Memphis, TN-MS-AR
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 1,040,832 1,180,758 1,236,181 *****4
Households 385,077 448,473 476,498 +/-4,494
Persons per household 2.70 2.63 2.59 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,067,263 1,205,204 na na
Total Employed2 489,666 549,157 580,013 *****
Workers at Work 481,016 538,679 560,707 +/-7,870
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 481,016 100.0 538,679 100.0 560,707 100.0 ---
Drove alone 373,809 77.7 434,596 80.7 467,089 83.3 +/- 0.9
2-person carpool 55,044 11.4 54,210 10.1 47,743 8.5 +/- 0.7
3-person carpool 8,890 1.8 10,849 2.0 6,133 1.1 +/- 0.3
4-person carpool 2,846 0.6 3,850 0.7 4,020 0.7 +/- 0.3
5-or-6-person carpool 1,191 0.2 1,885 0.3 336 0.1 +/- 0.0
7-or-more-person carpool 447 0.1 646 0.1 741 0.1 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 12,288 2.6 8,210 1.5 7,776 1.4 +/- 0.3
Streetcar or trolley car 109 0.0 168 0.0 28 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 36 0.0 101 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Railroad 10 0.0 55 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 9 0.0 30 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 540 0.1 404 0.1 270 0.0 +/- 0.0
Walked 14,030 2.9 7,166 1.3 7,512 1.3 +/- 0.4
Taxicab 326 0.1 322 0.1 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 392 0.1 382 0.1 821 0.1 +/- 0.1
Other means 3,815 0.8 4,143 0.8 7,082 1.3 +/- 0.3
Worked at home 7,234 1.5 11,662 2.2 11,156 2.0 +/- 0.3
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 473,782 100.0 527,017 100.0 549,551 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 11,678 2.5 10,708 2.0 14,536 2.6 +/- 0.4
5 to 9 44,418 9.4 43,102 8.2 47,371 8.6 +/- 0.8
10 to 14 65,463 13.8 66,909 12.7 70,657 12.9 +/- 0.8
15 to 19 88,313 18.6 90,379 17.1 97,896 17.8 +/- 1.2
20 to 29 122,659 25.9 134,566 25.5 136,944 24.9 +/- 1.2
30 to 44 100,742 21.3 122,134 23.2 123,000 22.4 +/- 1.1
45 to 59 23,660 5.0 34,508 6.5 36,091 6.6 +/- 0.6
60 or more 16,849 3.6 24,711 4.7 23,056 4.2 +/- 0.5
Mean travel time (minutes) 22.0 (X) 24.8 (X) 23.5 (X) +/- 0.69
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 473,782 100.0 527,017 100.0 549,551 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 25,142 5.3 34,373 6.5 37,996 6.9 +/- 0.7
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 102,290 21.6 112,945 21.4 115,603 21.0 +/- 1.2
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 161,118 34.0 172,680 32.8 166,009 30.2 +/- 1.3
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 67,303 14.2 70,872 13.4 76,169 13.9 +/- 0.9
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 29,494 6.2 35,401 6.7 39,552 7.2 +/- 0.7
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 40,798 8.6 41,984 8.0 46,088 8.4 +/- 0.8
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 47,637 10.1 58,762 11.1 68,134 12.4 +/- 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: Memphis, TN-MS-AR
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 24.8 527,030 53,810 157,285 134,580 122,135 34,509 24,710
2005 23.5 549,551 61,907 168,553 136,944 123,000 36,091 23,056
2005 MOE +/-0.69 +/-8,041 +/-4,800 +/-8,140 +/-6,859 +/-6,416 +/-3,221 +/-2,930
Drove alone 2000 24.1 434,595 43,020 131,320 115,460 101,110 27,269 16,429
2005 22.9 467,089 51,250 147,435 119,683 104,227 28,497 15,997
2005 MOE +/-0.74 +/-8,257 +/-4,412 +/-7,673 +/-6,299 +/-5,647 +/-2,726 +/-2,374
2-person carpool 2000 25.0 54,210 5,224 16,730 12,890 12,650 3,745 2,966
2005 25.5 47,743 4,375 11,955 11,857 13,215 3,669 2,672
2005 MOE +/-3.46 +/-4,010 +/-1,124 +/-2,115 +/-2,104 +/-2,808 +/-1,076 +/-861
3+ carpool 2000 29.8 17,225 1,306 4,383 3,853 4,146 1,817 1,700
2005 27.8 11,230 1,287 2,827 2,352 2,382 1,613 769
2005 MOE +/-9.58 +/-2,319 +/-691 +/-1,134 +/-910 +/-912 +/-925 +/-460
Bus or trolley bus 2000 46.0 8,205 268 1,037 1,019 2,233 1,252 2,407
2005 43.7 7,776 SSS 1,071 1,020 947 1,676 2,726
2005 MOE +/-12.82 +/-1,506 SSS +/-628 +/-657 +/-535 +/-744 +/-1,048
All other transit3 2000 42.7 354 39 85 44 49 55 81
2005 SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
2005 MOE SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS SSS
All other modes4 2000 25.5 12,410 3,966 3,723 1,311 1,934 352 1,118
2005 22.6 15,685 4,659 5,265 2,032 2,201 636 892
2005 MOE +/-7.51 +/-2,719 +/-1,180 +/-1,551 +/-997 +/-939 +/-699 +/-555

 

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 24.8 100.0 10.2 29.8 25.5 23.2 6.5 4.7
2005 23.5 100.0 11.3 30.7 24.9 22.4 6.6 4.2
2005 MOE +/-0.69 ***** +/-1.5 +/-1.4 +/-1.4 +/-1.4 +/-1.5 +/-1.5
Drove alone 2000 24.1 100.0 9.9 30.2 26.6 23.3 6.3 3.8
2005 22.9 100.0 11.0 31.6 25.6 22.3 6.1 3.4
2005 MOE +/-0.74 ***** +/-1.8 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.7 +/-1.8 +/-1.8
2-person carpool 2000 25.0 100.0 9.6 30.9 23.8 23.3 6.9 5.5
2005 25.5 100.0 9.2 25.0 24.8 27.7 7.7 5.6
2005 MOE +/-3.46 ***** +/-8.4 +/-8.3 +/-8.3 +/-8.2 +/-8.4 +/-8.4
3+ carpool 2000 29.8 100.0 7.6 25.4 22.4 24.1 10.5 9.9
2005 27.8 100.0 11.5 25.2 20.9 21.2 14.4 6.8
2005 MOE +/-9.58 ***** +/-20.6 +/-20.5 +/-20.6 +/-20.6 +/-20.6 +/-20.6
Bus or trolley bus 2000 46.0 100.0 3.3 12.6 12.4 27.2 15.3 29.3
2005 43.7 100.0 SSS 13.8 13.1 12.2 21.6 35.1
2005 MOE +/-12.82 ***** SSS +/-19.3 +/-19.3 +/-19.3 +/-19.3 +/-18.8
All other transit3 2000 42.7 100.0 11.0 24.0 12.4 13.8 15.5 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 25.5 100.0 32.0 30.0 10.6 15.6 2.8 9.0
2005 22.6 100.0 29.7 33.6 13.0 14.0 4.1 5.7
2005 MOE +/-7.51 ***** +/-17.2 +/-17.0 +/-17.3 +/-17.3 +/-17.3 +/-17.3

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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