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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: New Jersey
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 7,558,820 8,219,529 8,521,427 *****4
Households 2,794,711 3,064,645 3,141,956 +/-9,862
Persons per household 2.70 2.68 2.71 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 7,730,188 8,414,350 na na
Total Employed2 3,892,814 3,961,277 4,121,522 *****
Workers at Work 3,812,684 3,876,433 3,984,819 +/-21,855
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 3,812,684 100.0 3,876,433 100.0 3,984,819 100.0 ---
Drove alone 2,731,027 71.6 2,828,303 73.0 2,901,307 72.8 +/- 0.4
2-person carpool 368,981 9.7 311,146 8.0 275,822 6.9 +/- 0.3
3-person carpool 58,535 1.5 55,192 1.4 51,329 1.3 +/- 0.1
4-person carpool 20,826 0.5 21,516 0.6 19,258 0.5 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 9,606 0.3 12,963 0.3 10,230 0.3 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 13,995 0.4 11,482 0.3 12,609 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 204,706 5.4 213,067 5.5 250,769 6.3 +/- 0.2
Streetcar or trolley car 1,458 0.0 1,521 0.0 3,976 0.1 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 44,416 1.2 50,279 1.3 54,450 1.4 +/- 0.1
Railroad 76,881 2.0 93,864 2.4 90,102 2.3 +/- 0.1
Ferryboat 2,559 0.1 4,904 0.1 10,500 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bicycle 9,183 0.2 9,142 0.2 10,596 0.3 +/- 0.0
Walked 156,523 4.1 121,305 3.1 122,068 3.1 +/- 0.2
Taxicab 6,688 0.2 7,879 0.2 6,247 0.2 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 2,729 0.1 1,830 0.0 2,880 0.1 +/- 0.0
Other means 24,097 0.6 25,484 0.7 41,886 1.1 +/- 0.1
Worked at home 80,474 2.1 106,556 2.7 120,790 3.0 +/- 0.1
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 3,732,210 100.0 3,769,877 100.0 3,864,029 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 114,402 3.1 99,241 2.6 114,492 3.0 +/- 0.2
5 to 9 400,065 10.7 347,598 9.2 353,468 9.1 +/- 0.2
10 to 14 565,092 15.1 482,988 12.8 482,265 12.5 +/- 0.3
15 to 19 569,258 15.3 510,571 13.5 532,535 13.8 +/- 0.3
20 to 29 713,612 19.1 707,693 18.8 722,915 18.7 +/- 0.4
30 to 44 710,761 19.0 758,258 20.1 782,257 20.2 +/- 0.4
45 to 59 299,954 8.0 352,609 9.4 360,530 9.3 +/- 0.3
60 or more 359,066 9.6 510,919 13.6 515,567 13.3 +/- 0.3
Mean travel time (minutes) 25.3 (X) 30.0 (X) 29.5 (X) +/- 0.32
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 3,732,210 100.0 3,769,877 100.0 3,864,029 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 157,497 4.2 207,338 5.5 248,793 6.4 +/- 0.2
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 658,605 17.6 666,582 17.7 696,609 18.0 +/- 0.4
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 1,190,080 31.9 1,151,274 30.5 1,084,551 28.1 +/- 0.4
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 879,737 23.6 836,971 22.2 841,195 21.8 +/- 0.4
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 305,764 8.2 339,136 9.0 375,755 9.7 +/- 0.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 252,523 6.8 257,076 6.8 284,038 7.4 +/- 0.2
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 288,004 7.7 311,500 8.3 333,088 8.6 +/- 0.3

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: New Jersey
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 30.0 3,769,880 446,840 993,560 707,690 758,260 352,605 510,915
2005 29.5 3,864,029 467,960 1,014,800 722,915 782,257 360,530 515,567
2005 MOE +/-0.32 +/-21,268 +/-12,676 +/-17,615 +/-15,251 +/-14,991 +/-12,707 +/-13,013
Drove alone 2000 27.2 2,828,305 339,985 796,885 579,450 586,720 255,580 269,690
2005 26.6 2,901,307 353,493 825,313 606,104 595,221 259,263 261,913
2005 MOE +/-0.37 +/-23,046 +/-9,914 +/-16,858 +/-14,303 +/-13,091 +/-10,268 +/-9,039
2-person carpool 2000 28.6 311,145 34,720 90,565 59,755 62,280 27,330 36,495
2005 28.7 275,822 34,097 74,271 48,214 59,511 25,891 33,838
2005 MOE +/-1.9 +/-10,677 +/-3,603 +/-5,353 +/-4,621 +/-5,199 +/-2,929 +/-4,364
3+ carpool 2000 34.8 101,150 6,580 22,270 18,775 23,630 11,375 18,535
2005 36.6 93,426 7,146 20,017 13,366 21,399 10,861 20,637
2005 MOE +/-5.29 +/-7,616 +/-1,590 +/-3,265 +/-2,284 +/-3,033 +/-2,346 +/-4,477
Bus or trolley bus 2000 52.2 213,065 3,050 21,385 23,205 46,895 31,400 87,135
2005 49.2 250,769 3,174 27,968 28,202 58,324 36,553 96,548
2005 MOE +/-2.92 +/-10,031 +/-963 +/-4,021 +/-3,701 +/-4,908 +/-3,589 +/-5,970
All other transit3 2000 64.7 150,570 650 3,380 7,170 24,525 23,300 91,545
2005 63.7 159,028 791 3,098 7,143 28,704 23,835 95,457
2005 MOE +/-3.58 +/-6,236 +/-425 +/-838 +/-1,305 +/-3,177 +/-2,627 +/-4,720
All other modes4 2000 17.1 165,640 61,850 59,070 19,345 14,215 3,635 7,520
2005 16.1 183,677 69,259 64,133 19,886 19,098 4,127 7,174
2005 MOE +/-1.31 +/-8,769 +/-5,997 +/-5,337 +/-2,731 +/-2,805 +/-1,116 +/-1,569

 

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 30.0 100.0 11.9 26.4 18.8 20.1 9.4 13.6
2005 29.5 100.0 12.1 26.3 18.7 20.2 9.3 13.3
2005 MOE +/-0.32 ***** +/-0.5 +/-0.5 +/-0.5 +/-0.5 +/-0.5 +/-0.5
Drove alone 2000 27.2 100.0 12.0 28.2 20.5 20.7 9.0 9.5
2005 26.6 100.0 12.2 28.4 20.9 20.5 8.9 9.0
2005 MOE +/-0.37 ***** +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8
2-person carpool 2000 28.6 100.0 11.2 29.1 19.2 20.0 8.8 11.7
2005 28.7 100.0 12.4 26.9 17.5 21.6 9.4 12.3
2005 MOE +/-1.9 ***** +/-3.9 +/-3.8 +/-3.9 +/-3.8 +/-3.9 +/-3.9
3+ carpool 2000 34.8 100.0 6.5 22.0 18.6 23.4 11.2 18.3
2005 36.6 100.0 7.6 21.4 14.3 22.9 11.6 22.1
2005 MOE +/-5.29 ***** +/-8.2 +/-8.1 +/-8.1 +/-8.1 +/-8.1 +/-8.1
Bus or trolley bus 2000 52.2 100.0 1.4 10.0 10.9 22.0 14.7 40.9
2005 49.2 100.0 1.3 11.2 11.2 23.3 14.6 38.5
2005 MOE +/-2.92 ***** +/-4.0 +/-4.0 +/-4.0 +/-4.0 +/-4.0 +/-3.9
All other transit3 2000 64.7 100.0 0.4 2.2 4.8 16.3 15.5 60.8
2005 63.7 100.0 0.5 1.9 4.5 18.0 15.0 60.0
2005 MOE +/-3.58 ***** +/-3.9 +/-3.9 +/-3.9 +/-3.9 +/-3.9 +/-3.5
All other modes4 2000 17.1 100.0 37.3 35.7 11.7 8.6 2.2 4.5
2005 16.1 100.0 37.7 34.9 10.8 10.4 2.2 3.9
2005 MOE +/-1.31 ***** +/-4.6 +/-4.7 +/-4.8 +/-4.8 +/-4.8 +/-4.8

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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