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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: United States
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 242,012,129 273,643,273 288,378,137 *****4
Households 91,947,410 105,480,101 111,090,617 +/-143,575
Persons per household 2.63 2.59 2.60 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 248,709,873 281,421,906 na na
Total Employed2 117,390,130 130,873,649 137,181,788 *****
Workers at Work 115,070,274 128,279,228 133,091,043 +/-117,391
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 115,070,274 100.0 128,279,228 100.0 133,091,043 100.0 ---
Drove alone 84,215,298 73.2 97,102,050 75.7 102,458,267 77.0 +/- 0.1
2-person carpool 12,078,175 10.5 12,097,346 9.4 10,980,950 8.3 +/- 0.0
3-person carpool 2,001,378 1.7 2,159,151 1.7 1,911,054 1.4 +/- 0.0
4-person carpool 702,222 0.6 766,012 0.6 693,214 0.5 +/- 0.0
5-or-6-person carpool 305,976 0.3 372,501 0.3 340,448 0.3 +/- 0.0
7-or-more-person carpool 289,883 0.3 239,041 0.2 274,760 0.2 +/- 0.0
Bus or trolley bus 3,445,000 3.0 3,206,682 2.5 3,357,834 2.5 +/- 0.0
Streetcar or trolley car 78,130 0.1 72,713 0.1 83,291 0.1 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 1,755,476 1.5 1,885,961 1.5 2,026,294 1.5 +/- 0.0
Railroad 574,052 0.5 658,097 0.5 690,727 0.5 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 37,497 0.0 44,106 0.0 43,868 0.0 +/- 0.0
Bicycle 466,856 0.4 488,497 0.4 534,896 0.4 +/- 0.0
Walked 4,488,886 3.9 3,758,982 2.9 3,291,401 2.5 +/- 0.0
Taxicab 179,434 0.2 200,144 0.2 175,691 0.1 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 237,404 0.2 142,424 0.1 248,074 0.2 +/- 0.0
Other means 808,582 0.7 901,298 0.7 1,184,096 0.9 +/- 0.0
Worked at home 3,406,025 3.0 4,184,223 3.3 4,796,178 3.6 +/- 0.0
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 111,664,249 100.0 124,095,005 100.0 128,294,865 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 4,314,682 3.9 4,180,407 3.4 4,828,176 3.8 +/- 0.0
5 to 9 13,943,239 12.5 13,687,604 11.0 13,991,096 10.9 +/- 0.1
10 to 14 17,954,128 16.1 18,618,305 15.0 18,356,192 14.3 +/- 0.1
15 to 19 19,026,053 17.0 19,634,328 15.8 19,854,437 15.5 +/- 0.1
20 to 29 22,436,930 20.1 25,172,296 20.3 26,415,052 20.6 +/- 0.1
30 to 44 20,053,109 18.0 23,703,903 19.1 25,076,740 19.5 +/- 0.1
45 to 59 7,191,455 6.4 9,200,414 7.4 9,649,738 7.5 +/- 0.0
60 or more 6,744,653 6.0 9,897,748 8.0 10,123,434 7.9 +/- 0.0
Mean travel time (minutes) 22.4 (X) 25.5 (X) 25.1 (X) +/- 0.05
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 111,664,249 100.0 124,095,005 100.0 128,294,865 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 7,145,946 6.4 9,440,321 7.6 10,861,881 8.5 +/- 0.0
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 22,820,464 20.4 24,196,129 19.5 25,324,006 19.7 +/- 0.1
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 35,346,620 31.7 38,305,923 30.9 36,408,899 28.4 +/- 0.1
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 18,867,326 16.9 19,937,875 16.1 20,871,054 16.3 +/- 0.1
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 8,042,315 7.2 9,675,328 7.8 10,957,049 8.5 +/- 0.0
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 9,132,793 8.2 9,883,604 8.0 10,351,389 8.1 +/- 0.0
4:00 p.m. - 4:59 a.m. 10,308,785 9.2 12,655,825 10.2 13,520,587 10.5 +/- 0.1

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: United States
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 25.5 124,095,005 17,868,005 38,252,640 25,172,300 23,703,905 9,200,410 9,897,755
2005 25.1 128,294,865 18,819,272 38,210,629 26,415,052 25,076,740 9,649,738 10,123,434
2005 MOE +/-0.05 +/-114,548 +/-81,685 +/-103,345 +/-90,860 +/-80,268 +/-61,561 +/-58,019
Drove alone 2000 24.1 97,102,050 13,792,245 31,467,920 20,885,110 18,384,940 6,637,990 5,933,880
2005 23.7 102,458,267 14,919,704 32,119,626 22,289,196 19,807,510 7,179,285 6,142,946
2005 MOE +/-0.06 +/-123,290 +/-70,448 +/-97,559 +/-81,419 +/-67,970 +/-51,004 +/-45,539
2-person carpool 2000 27.0 12,097,345 1,434,580 3,676,185 2,407,960 2,489,555 1,010,905 1,078,130
2005 26.5 10,980,950 1,351,869 3,181,456 2,192,131 2,343,473 936,326 975,695
2005 MOE +/-0.27 +/-65,959 +/-19,656 +/-34,280 +/-29,451 +/-29,159 +/-20,056 +/-20,577
3+ carpool 2000 33.6 3,536,700 309,510 846,230 606,650 824,780 387,812 561,744
2005 33.7 3,219,476 286,992 706,844 559,698 764,215 349,332 552,395
2005 MOE +/-0.61 +/-35,506 +/-9,810 +/-18,778 +/-16,855 +/-20,246 +/-13,752 +/-16,009
Bus or trolley bus 2000 45.0 3,206,680 64,660 382,290 444,130 885,524 492,267 937,850
2005 43.7 3,357,834 71,956 400,825 466,639 937,110 476,809 1,004,495
2005 MOE +/-0.72 +/-37,093 +/-4,728 +/-14,591 +/-15,533 +/-18,282 +/-12,222 +/-19,626
All other transit3 2000 53.1 2,660,885 14,856 94,164 235,706 668,646 552,940 1,094,556
2005 52.6 2,844,180 15,182 89,298 247,388 726,441 581,961 1,183,910
2005 MOE +/-0.84 +/-29,986 +/-2,158 +/-5,580 +/-9,243 +/-16,035 +/-15,325 +/-20,904
All other modes4 2000 17.9 5,491,340 2,252,145 1,785,905 592,745 450,443 118,547 291,622
2005 17.3 5,434,158 2,173,569 1,712,580 660,000 497,991 126,025 263,993
2005 MOE +/-0.29 +/-45,610 +/-27,996 +/-26,771 +/-14,615 +/-13,461 +/-6,502 +/-9,911

 

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 25.5 100.0 14.4 30.8 20.3 19.1 7.4 8.0
2005 25.1 100.0 14.7 29.8 20.6 19.5 7.5 7.9
2005 MOE +/-0.05 ***** +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1
Drove alone 2000 24.1 100.0 14.2 32.4 21.5 18.9 6.8 6.1
2005 23.7 100.0 14.6 31.3 21.8 19.3 7.0 6.0
2005 MOE +/-0.06 ***** +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1 +/-0.1
2-person carpool 2000 27.0 100.0 11.9 30.4 19.9 20.6 8.4 8.9
2005 26.5 100.0 12.3 29.0 20.0 21.3 8.5 8.9
2005 MOE +/-0.27 ***** +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6
3+ carpool 2000 33.6 100.0 8.8 23.9 17.2 23.3 11.0 15.9
2005 33.7 100.0 8.9 22.0 17.4 23.7 10.9 17.2
2005 MOE +/-0.61 ***** +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1
Bus or trolley bus 2000 45.0 100.0 2.0 11.9 13.9 27.6 15.4 29.2
2005 43.7 100.0 2.1 11.9 13.9 27.9 14.2 29.9
2005 MOE +/-0.72 ***** +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1
All other transit3 2000 53.1 100.0 0.6 3.5 8.9 25.1 20.8 41.1
2005 52.6 100.0 0.5 3.1 8.7 25.5 20.5 41.6
2005 MOE +/-0.84 ***** +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.1 +/-1.0 +/-1.0 +/-1.0
All other modes4 2000 17.9 100.0 41.0 32.5 10.8 8.2 2.2 5.3
2005 17.3 100.0 40.0 31.5 12.1 9.2 2.3 4.9
2005 MOE +/-0.29 ***** +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8

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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