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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
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 1,459,831 1,530,507 1,565,972 *****4
Households 565,645 613,835 614,431 +/-3,768
Persons per household 2.58 2.49 2.55 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 1,509,789 1,582,997 na na
Total Employed2 738,207 763,757 782,466 *****
Workers at Work 718,247 745,026 750,968 +/-8,594
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 718,247 100.0 745,026 100.0 750,968 100.0 ---
Drove alone 561,211 78.1 600,940 80.7 613,241 81.7 +/- 0.9
2-person carpool 71,616 10.0 62,587 8.4 56,489 7.5 +/- 0.6
3-person carpool 10,315 1.4 9,262 1.2 9,760 1.3 +/- 0.3
4-person carpool 3,074 0.4 2,857 0.4 2,540 0.3 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 1,771 0.2 1,929 0.3 967 0.1 +/- 0.1
7-or-more-person carpool 2,233 0.3 1,434 0.2 1,196 0.2 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 13,426 1.9 11,214 1.5 11,882 1.6 +/- 0.3
Streetcar or trolley car 74 0.0 325 0.0 217 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 321 0.0 639 0.1 1,402 0.2 +/- 0.1
Railroad 3,661 0.5 5,422 0.7 6,811 0.9 +/- 0.2
Ferryboat 86 0.0 174 0.0 69 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 1,314 0.2 1,742 0.2 1,140 0.2 +/- 0.1
Walked 29,000 4.0 24,280 3.3 17,867 2.4 +/- 0.5
Taxicab 684 0.1 979 0.1 761 0.1 +/- 0.1
Motorcycle 466 0.1 353 0.0 463 0.1 +/- 0.0
Other means 4,395 0.6 4,614 0.6 6,754 0.9 +/- 0.2
Worked at home 14,600 2.0 16,275 2.2 19,409 2.6 +/- 0.3
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 703,647 100.0 728,751 100.0 731,559 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 27,702 3.9 23,481 3.2 28,643 3.9 +/- 0.5
5 to 9 103,049 14.6 87,587 12.0 86,732 11.9 +/- 0.6
10 to 14 135,734 19.3 127,988 17.6 113,807 15.6 +/- 0.8
15 to 19 134,357 19.1 125,542 17.2 124,564 17.0 +/- 0.9
20 to 29 141,546 20.1 153,134 21.0 153,204 20.9 +/- 0.9
30 to 44 98,398 14.0 117,005 16.1 126,203 17.3 +/- 0.9
45 to 59 32,368 4.6 43,183 5.9 47,318 6.5 +/- 0.4
60 or more 30,493 4.3 50,831 7.0 51,088 7.0 +/- 0.5
Mean travel time (minutes) 19.8 (X) 23.6 (X) 23.6 (X) +/- 0.55
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 703,647 100.0 728,751 100.0 731,559 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 33,766 4.8 45,703 6.3 45,529 6.2 +/- 0.5
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 150,796 21.4 146,366 20.1 155,952 21.3 +/- 0.8
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 216,140 30.7 216,312 29.7 208,092 28.4 +/- 1.1
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 132,934 18.9 131,744 18.1 123,905 16.9 +/- 0.8
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 47,107 6.7 53,016 7.3 66,182 9.0 +/- 0.7
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 62,232 8.8 64,440 8.8 66,287 9.1 +/- 0.6
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 60,672 8.6 71,170 9.8 65,612 9.0 +/- 0.6

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: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
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 23.6 728,755 111,065 253,530 153,140 117,000 43,180 50,820
2005 23.6 731,559 115,375 238,371 153,204 126,203 47,318 51,088
2005 MOE +/-0.55 +/-9,018 +/-5,558 +/-9,039 +/-6,846 +/-6,545 +/-3,255 +/-3,666
Drove alone 2000 23.0 600,940 85,505 212,830 132,950 99,765 35,200 34,700
2005 22.9 613,241 90,285 205,681 135,176 108,144 38,913 35,042
2005 MOE +/-0.62 +/-9,896 +/-4,528 +/-8,018 +/-6,670 +/-5,816 +/-2,791 +/-2,947
2-person carpool 2000 23.7 62,590 9,030 22,960 12,300 9,665 4,210 4,419
2005 23.2 56,489 9,566 19,492 10,133 9,695 3,915 3,688
2005 MOE +/-2.98 +/-4,635 +/-2,177 +/-2,688 +/-1,690 +/-1,848 +/-1,131 +/-994
3+ carpool 2000 34.0 15,475 1,357 4,134 2,734 2,600 1,500 3,150
2005 31.2 14,463 1,391 3,485 2,887 3,318 1,061 2,321
2005 MOE +/-8.61 +/-2,384 +/-595 +/-1,144 +/-1,052 +/-1,425 +/-538 +/-1,087
Bus or trolley bus 2000 38.1 11,220 302 2,320 2,305 2,895 1,035 2,333
2005 41.3 11,882 SSS 1,609 1,691 3,845 1,768 2,493
2005 MOE +/-13.93 +/-2,189 SSS +/-813 +/-726 +/-1,268 +/-672 +/-1,091
All other transit3 2000 72.5 6,555 95 163 162 383 794 4,963
2005 77.2 8,499 SSS SSS SSS SSS 1,021 6,989
2005 MOE +/-21.98 +/-1,656 SSS SSS SSS SSS +/-479 +/-1,507
All other modes4 2000 14.6 31,965 14,764 11,120 2,704 1,729 423 1,233
2005 12.1 26,985 13,657 7,931 3,142 1,060 640 555
2005 MOE +/-2.67 +/-3,754 +/-3,158 +/-1,545 +/-1,055 +/-476 +/-457 +/-521

 

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 23.6 100.0 15.2 34.8 21.0 16.1 5.9 7.0
2005 23.6 100.0 15.8 32.6 20.9 17.3 6.5 7.0
2005 MOE +/-0.55 ***** +/-1.2 +/-1.2 +/-1.2 +/-1.2 +/-1.2 +/-1.2
Drove alone 2000 23.0 100.0 14.2 35.4 22.1 16.6 5.9 5.8
2005 22.9 100.0 14.7 33.5 22.0 17.6 6.3 5.7
2005 MOE +/-0.62 ***** +/-1.6 +/-1.6 +/-1.6 +/-1.6 +/-1.6 +/-1.6
2-person carpool 2000 23.7 100.0 14.4 36.7 19.7 15.4 6.7 7.1
2005 23.2 100.0 16.9 34.5 17.9 17.2 6.9 6.5
2005 MOE +/-2.98 ***** +/-8.2 +/-8.0 +/-8.2 +/-8.2 +/-8.2 +/-8.2
3+ carpool 2000 34.0 100.0 8.8 26.7 17.7 16.8 9.7 20.4
2005 31.2 100.0 9.6 24.1 20.0 22.9 7.3 16.0
2005 MOE +/-8.61 ***** +/-16.5 +/-16.4 +/-16.4 +/-16.3 +/-16.5 +/-16.4
Bus or trolley bus 2000 38.1 100.0 2.7 20.7 20.5 25.8 9.2 20.8
2005 41.3 100.0 SSS 13.5 14.2 32.4 14.9 21.0
2005 MOE +/-13.93 ***** SSS +/-18.4 +/-18.4 +/-18.1 +/-18.4 +/-18.3
All other transit3 2000 72.5 100.0 1.4 2.5 2.5 5.8 12.1 75.7
2005 77.2 100.0 SSS SSS SSS SSS 12.0 82.2
2005 MOE +/-21.98 ***** SSS SSS SSS SSS +/-19.5 +/-12.9
All other modes4 2000 14.6 100.0 46.2 34.8 8.5 5.4 1.3 3.9
2005 12.1 100.0 50.6 29.4 11.6 3.9 2.4 2.1
2005 MOE +/-2.67 ***** +/-12.6 +/-13.8 +/-13.9 +/-13.9 +/-13.9 +/-13.9

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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