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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: New York city, New York
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 7,154,691 7,825,848 7,956,113 *****4
Households 2,819,401 3,021,588 3,026,196 +/-10,429
Persons per household 2.54 2.59 2.63 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 7,322,564 8,008,278 na na
Total Employed2 3,264,303 3,280,124 3,543,825 *****
Workers at Work 3,183,088 3,192,070 3,429,194 +/-21,286
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 3,183,088 100.0 3,192,070 100.0 3,429,194 100.0 ---
Drove alone 765,151 24.0 794,422 24.9 809,933 23.6 +/- 0.4
2-person carpool 189,312 5.9 176,158 5.5 152,388 4.4 +/- 0.2
3-person carpool 41,092 1.3 39,089 1.2 26,525 0.8 +/- 0.1
4-person carpool 16,673 0.5 16,912 0.5 12,567 0.4 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 8,774 0.3 9,455 0.3 7,116 0.2 +/- 0.0
7-or-more-person carpool 15,652 0.5 13,360 0.4 9,919 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 403,477 12.7 364,408 11.4 473,574 13.8 +/- 0.4
Streetcar or trolley car 7,938 0.2 5,101 0.2 13,406 0.4 +/- 0.1
Subway or elevated 1,168,346 36.7 1,199,226 37.6 1,307,728 38.1 +/- 0.5
Railroad 54,716 1.7 51,141 1.6 69,694 2.0 +/- 0.1
Ferryboat 16,619 0.5 11,193 0.4 8,896 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bicycle 9,643 0.3 15,024 0.5 16,468 0.5 +/- 0.1
Walked 340,077 10.7 332,264 10.4 323,712 9.4 +/- 0.4
Taxicab 50,096 1.6 53,781 1.7 47,335 1.4 +/- 0.1
Motorcycle 1,711 0.1 1,488 0.0 2,749 0.1 +/- 0.0
Other means 16,992 0.5 16,897 0.5 23,545 0.7 +/- 0.1
Worked at home 76,819 2.4 92,151 2.9 123,639 3.6 +/- 0.2
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 3,106,269 100.0 3,099,919 100.0 3,305,555 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 43,309 1.4 36,907 1.2 43,597 1.3 +/- 0.1
5 to 9 128,544 4.1 117,493 3.8 115,573 3.5 +/- 0.2
10 to 14 238,044 7.7 205,727 6.6 204,682 6.2 +/- 0.3
15 to 19 296,454 9.5 272,534 8.8 274,710 8.3 +/- 0.3
20 to 29 428,543 13.8 438,172 14.1 476,292 14.4 +/- 0.4
30 to 44 784,589 25.3 785,031 25.3 863,457 26.1 +/- 0.5
45 to 59 478,813 15.4 485,781 15.7 508,189 15.4 +/- 0.5
60 or more 707,973 22.8 758,274 24.5 819,055 24.8 +/- 0.6
Mean travel time (minutes) 36.5 (X) 40.0 (X) 39.1 (X) +/- 0.49
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 3,106,269 100.0 3,099,919 100.0 3,305,555 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 115,529 3.7 139,488 4.5 167,168 5.1 +/- 0.3
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 428,218 13.8 411,121 13.3 475,900 14.4 +/- 0.4
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 913,331 29.4 874,799 28.2 884,685 26.8 +/- 0.5
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 856,357 27.6 800,417 25.8 850,818 25.7 +/- 0.5
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 352,235 11.3 401,345 12.9 429,879 13.0 +/- 0.4
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 219,170 7.1 229,669 7.4 251,674 7.6 +/- 0.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 221,429 7.1 243,080 7.8 245,431 7.4 +/- 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 York city, New York
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 40.0 3,099,920 154,400 478,260 438,170 785,030 485,780 758,280
2005 39.1 3,305,555 159,170 479,392 476,292 863,457 508,189 819,055
2005 MOE +/-0.49 +/-21,428 +/-7,383 +/-15,421 +/-14,852 +/-18,409 +/-15,465 +/-20,213
Drove alone 2000 32.7 794,420 41,120 179,980 153,105 213,480 93,845 112,890
2005 30.9 809,933 43,904 177,286 166,528 226,040 94,238 101,937
2005 MOE +/-0.96 +/-14,456 +/-3,660 +/-7,925 +/-9,324 +/-9,609 +/-5,746 +/-7,621
2-person carpool 2000 36.0 176,160 6,515 36,355 30,520 48,300 22,985 31,485
2005 32.5 152,388 5,640 34,675 27,172 43,295 19,069 22,537
2005 MOE +/-2.68 +/-8,502 +/-1,471 +/-4,572 +/-3,053 +/-4,967 +/-2,874 +/-3,048
3+ carpool 2000 44.5 78,815 2,035 9,850 10,580 21,130 12,855 22,360
2005 42.4 56,127 1,660 7,259 7,953 13,109 10,043 16,103
2005 MOE +/-5.51 +/-4,430 +/-820 +/-1,770 +/-1,583 +/-2,171 +/-2,223 +/-2,270
Bus or trolley bus 2000 48.5 364,410 2,560 25,290 45,800 102,470 62,250 126,035
2005 45.7 473,574 3,477 33,537 64,872 146,070 72,961 152,657
2005 MOE +/-1.96 +/-14,201 +/-1,137 +/-3,551 +/-5,200 +/-9,266 +/-5,212 +/-6,356
All other transit3 2000 49.6 1,266,660 6,985 47,205 125,270 354,150 283,460 449,595
2005 48.9 1,399,724 5,237 46,835 134,283 394,490 303,449 515,430
2005 MOE +/-1.12 +/-20,192 +/-1,296 +/-4,295 +/-7,193 +/-13,196 +/-11,243 +/-15,124
All other modes4 2000 18.3 419,455 95,180 179,580 72,885 45,490 10,400 15,905
2005 16.6 413,809 99,252 179,800 75,484 40,453 8,429 10,391
2005 MOE +/-0.91 +/-13,545 +/-6,768 +/-9,342 +/-5,623 +/-3,795 +/-1,612 +/-2,160

 

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 40.0 100.0 5.0 15.4 14.1 25.3 15.7 24.5
2005 39.1 100.0 4.8 14.5 14.4 26.1 15.4 24.8
2005 MOE +/-0.49 ***** +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6
Drove alone 2000 32.7 100.0 5.2 22.7 19.3 26.9 11.8 14.2
2005 30.9 100.0 5.4 21.9 20.6 27.9 11.6 12.6
2005 MOE +/-0.96 ***** +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.8 +/-1.8
2-person carpool 2000 36.0 100.0 3.7 20.6 17.3 27.4 13.0 17.9
2005 32.5 100.0 3.7 22.8 17.8 28.4 12.5 14.8
2005 MOE +/-2.68 ***** +/-5.6 +/-5.5 +/-5.6 +/-5.5 +/-5.6 +/-5.6
3+ carpool 2000 44.5 100.0 2.6 12.5 13.4 26.8 16.3 28.4
2005 42.4 100.0 3.0 12.9 14.2 23.4 17.9 28.7
2005 MOE +/-5.51 ***** +/-7.9 +/-7.9 +/-7.9 +/-7.8 +/-7.9 +/-7.8
Bus or trolley bus 2000 48.5 100.0 0.7 6.9 12.6 28.1 17.1 34.6
2005 45.7 100.0 0.7 7.1 13.7 30.8 15.4 32.2
2005 MOE +/-1.96 ***** +/-3.0 +/-3.0 +/-3.0 +/-2.9 +/-3.0 +/-3.0
All other transit3 2000 49.6 100.0 0.6 3.7 9.9 28.0 22.4 35.5
2005 48.9 100.0 0.4 3.3 9.6 28.2 21.7 36.8
2005 MOE +/-1.12 ***** +/-1.4 +/-1.4 +/-1.4 +/-1.4 +/-1.4 +/-1.4
All other modes4 2000 18.3 100.0 22.7 42.8 17.4 10.8 2.5 3.8
2005 16.6 100.0 24.0 43.4 18.2 9.8 2.0 2.5
2005 MOE +/-0.91 ***** +/-3.2 +/-3.1 +/-3.3 +/-3.3 +/-3.3 +/-3.3

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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