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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania
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 1,541,025 1,462,819 1,406,415 *****4
Households 603,075 590,071 565,433 +/-5,629
Persons per household 2.56 2.48 2.49 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,585,577 1,517,550 na na
Total Employed2 657,389 585,353 556,464 *****
Workers at Work 640,577 569,761 537,233 +/-10,042
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 640,577 100.0 569,761 100.0 537,233 100.0 ---
Drove alone 286,068 44.7 280,315 49.2 276,103 51.4 +/- 1.4
2-person carpool 64,515 10.1 55,898 9.8 38,615 7.2 +/- 0.9
3-person carpool 12,740 2.0 10,655 1.9 9,183 1.7 +/- 0.4
4-person carpool 4,306 0.7 3,825 0.7 2,373 0.4 +/- 0.2
5-or-6-person carpool 1,547 0.2 1,505 0.3 1,880 0.3 +/- 0.3
7-or-more-person carpool 1,314 0.2 1,273 0.2 1,605 0.3 +/- 0.2
Bus or trolley bus 118,528 18.5 99,350 17.4 98,998 18.4 +/- 1.3
Streetcar or trolley car 8,063 1.3 3,660 0.6 3,604 0.7 +/- 0.2
Subway or elevated 44,901 7.0 27,310 4.8 21,999 4.1 +/- 0.6
Railroad 11,386 1.8 13,196 2.3 14,646 2.7 +/- 0.4
Ferryboat 21 0.0 44 0.0 0 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 3,637 0.6 4,908 0.9 4,778 0.9 +/- 0.2
Walked 66,446 10.4 51,564 9.1 43,259 8.1 +/- 0.8
Taxicab 816 0.1 1,376 0.2 1,766 0.3 +/- 0.2
Motorcycle 558 0.1 439 0.1 256 0.0 +/- 0.0
Other means 4,028 0.6 3,691 0.6 4,009 0.7 +/- 0.3
Worked at home 11,703 1.8 10,752 1.9 14,159 2.6 +/- 0.5
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 628,874 100.0 559,009 100.0 523,074 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 13,654 2.2 8,976 1.6 8,590 1.6 +/- 0.4
5 to 9 41,190 6.5 32,989 5.9 29,238 5.6 +/- 0.6
10 to 14 69,507 11.1 54,319 9.7 46,390 8.9 +/- 0.8
15 to 19 84,367 13.4 70,195 12.6 64,505 12.3 +/- 1.0
20 to 29 130,829 20.8 109,764 19.6 107,911 20.6 +/- 1.2
30 to 44 164,750 26.2 146,604 26.2 142,784 27.3 +/- 1.6
45 to 59 71,721 11.4 65,338 11.7 61,387 11.7 +/- 0.8
60 or more 52,856 8.4 70,824 12.7 62,269 11.9 +/- 1.1
Mean travel time (minutes) 27.4 (X) 32.0 (X) 31.9 (X) +/- 1.33
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 628,874 100.0 559,009 100.0 523,074 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 32,023 5.1 34,226 6.1 37,086 7.1 +/- 0.7
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 113,013 18.0 93,925 16.8 92,001 17.6 +/- 1.1
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 187,487 29.8 161,953 29.0 132,710 25.4 +/- 1.2
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 137,086 21.8 110,950 19.8 112,225 21.5 +/- 1.4
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 49,398 7.9 48,526 8.7 45,864 8.8 +/- 0.8
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 54,903 8.7 52,931 9.5 45,350 8.7 +/- 0.9
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 54,964 8.7 56,498 10.1 57,838 11.1 +/- 0.9

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: Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania
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 32.0 559,010 41,965 124,515 109,765 146,605 65,340 70,825
2005 31.9 523,074 37,828 110,895 107,911 142,784 61,387 62,269
2005 MOE +/-1.33 +/-10,294 +/-3,610 +/-6,872 +/-6,426 +/-8,643 +/-4,469 +/-5,797
Drove alone 2000 28.4 280,315 19,145 70,045 65,740 76,065 28,065 21,260
2005 28.1 276,103 20,259 65,696 65,348 78,072 28,049 18,679
2005 MOE +/-1.64 +/-8,938 +/-2,761 +/-5,111 +/-5,217 +/-5,830 +/-2,593 +/-3,049
2-person carpool 2000 29.5 55,900 3,205 14,020 12,625 15,375 5,870 4,805
2005 26.8 38,615 3,356 8,979 8,623 11,625 3,559 2,473
2005 MOE +/-4.93 +/-4,968 +/-1,393 +/-2,174 +/-1,980 +/-2,674 +/-1,047 +/-861
3+ carpool 2000 34.2 17,260 830 3,145 3,525 5,100 2,115 2,550
2005 31.2 15,041 1,296 2,104 3,845 3,536 2,323 1,937
2005 MOE +/-8.21 +/-2,801 +/-1,124 +/-988 +/-2,066 +/-1,108 +/-1,219 +/-791
Bus or trolley bus 2000 46.9 99,350 1,050 7,885 13,170 29,500 17,850 29,895
2005 46.8 98,998 687 7,698 15,205 30,827 17,378 27,203
2005 MOE +/-5.31 +/-7,148 +/-444 +/-1,656 +/-2,749 +/-4,715 +/-3,131 +/-3,583
All other transit3 2000 44.8 44,210 195 3,105 5,960 14,390 10,120 10,435
2005 46.0 40,249 SSS 2,155 6,109 13,138 9,138 9,663
2005 MOE +/-7.47 +/-4,052 SSS +/-842 +/-1,439 +/-2,152 +/-2,129 +/-1,860
All other modes4 2000 16.8 61,975 17,545 26,310 8,750 6,170 1,320 1,880
2005 17.5 54,068 12,184 24,263 8,781 5,586 940 2,314
2005 MOE +/-2.86 +/-5,130 +/-2,465 +/-3,912 +/-1,752 +/-1,415 +/-454 +/-1,312

 

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 32.0 100.0 7.5 22.3 19.6 26.2 11.7 12.7
2005 31.9 100.0 7.2 21.2 20.6 27.3 11.7 11.9
2005 MOE +/-1.33 ***** +/-2.0 +/-1.9 +/-2.0 +/-1.9 +/-2.0 +/-2.0
Drove alone 2000 28.4 100.0 6.8 25.0 23.5 27.1 10.0 7.6
2005 28.1 100.0 7.3 23.8 23.7 28.3 10.2 6.8
2005 MOE +/-1.64 ***** +/-3.2 +/-3.2 +/-3.2 +/-3.2 +/-3.2 +/-3.2
2-person carpool 2000 29.5 100.0 5.7 25.1 22.6 27.5 10.5 8.6
2005 26.8 100.0 8.7 23.3 22.3 30.1 9.2 6.4
2005 MOE +/-4.93 ***** +/-12.9 +/-12.8 +/-12.8 +/-12.7 +/-12.9 +/-12.9
3+ carpool 2000 34.2 100.0 4.8 18.2 20.4 29.5 12.3 14.8
2005 31.2 100.0 8.6 14.0 25.6 23.5 15.4 12.9
2005 MOE +/-8.21 ***** +/-18.6 +/-18.6 +/-18.3 +/-18.5 +/-18.6 +/-18.6
Bus or trolley bus 2000 46.9 100.0 1.1 7.9 13.3 29.7 18.0 30.1
2005 46.8 100.0 0.7 7.8 15.4 31.1 17.6 27.5
2005 MOE +/-5.31 ***** +/-7.2 +/-7.2 +/-7.2 +/-7.1 +/-7.2 +/-7.2
All other transit3 2000 44.8 100.0 0.4 7.0 13.5 32.5 22.9 23.6
2005 46.0 100.0 SSS 5.4 15.2 32.6 22.7 24.0
2005 MOE +/-7.47 ***** SSS +/-10.1 +/-10.1 +/-9.9 +/-10.0 +/-10.0
All other modes4 2000 16.8 100.0 28.3 42.5 14.1 10.0 2.1 3.0
2005 17.5 100.0 22.5 44.9 16.2 10.3 1.7 4.3
2005 MOE +/-2.86 ***** +/-9.4 +/-8.9 +/-9.5 +/-9.5 +/-9.5 +/-9.5

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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