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2005 Transportation Profiles

Geographic Area1: Washington
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 4,746,161 5,757,739 6,146,338 *****4
Households 1,872,431 2,271,398 2,450,474 +/-8,355
Persons per household 2.53 2.53 2.51 *****
  Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Total Persons 4,866,692 5,894,121 na na
Total Employed2 2,347,857 2,841,632 3,004,929 *****
Workers at Work 2,302,666 2,785,479 2,912,575 +/-16,144
 
Mode to work1 1990 2000 2005 ACS
Includes GQ pop Does not include GQ Pop
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent MOE (%)
Total Workers 2,302,666 100.0 2,785,479 100.0 2,912,575 100.0 ---
Drove alone 1,700,872 73.9 2,040,833 73.3 2,163,583 74.3 +/- 0.4
2-person carpool 224,353 9.7 282,638 10.1 271,798 9.3 +/- 0.4
3-person carpool 34,546 1.5 44,791 1.6 42,171 1.4 +/- 0.1
4-person carpool 11,545 0.5 14,195 0.5 13,953 0.5 +/- 0.1
5-or-6-person carpool 5,306 0.2 7,914 0.3 7,191 0.2 +/- 0.0
7-or-more-person carpool 6,490 0.3 8,204 0.3 10,136 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bus or trolley bus 96,746 4.2 124,450 4.5 123,498 4.2 +/- 0.2
Streetcar or trolley car 225 0.0 589 0.0 433 0.0 +/- 0.0
Subway or elevated 231 0.0 598 0.0 319 0.0 +/- 0.0
Railroad 126 0.0 301 0.0 4,289 0.1 +/- 0.0
Ferryboat 6,013 0.3 8,923 0.3 8,534 0.3 +/- 0.1
Bicycle 13,170 0.6 16,205 0.6 19,255 0.7 +/- 0.1
Walked 91,475 4.0 89,739 3.2 83,595 2.9 +/- 0.2
Taxicab 1,062 0.0 1,417 0.1 1,667 0.1 +/- 0.0
Motorcycle 7,985 0.3 4,353 0.2 10,038 0.3 +/- 0.1
Other means 16,144 0.7 19,499 0.7 19,136 0.7 +/- 0.1
Worked at home 86,377 3.8 120,830 4.3 132,979 4.6 +/- 0.2
 
Travel time to work (Universe = Workers who did not work at home)1
Workers (Did not work at home) 2,216,289 100.0 2,664,649 100.0 2,779,596 100.0 ---
Less than 5 minutes 88,322 4.0 91,132 3.4 105,677 3.8 +/- 0.2
5 to 9 270,797 12.2 286,517 10.8 298,922 10.8 +/- 0.3
10 to 14 354,747 16.0 391,606 14.7 400,347 14.4 +/- 0.4
15 to 19 377,232 17.0 418,990 15.7 434,538 15.6 +/- 0.4
20 to 29 468,665 21.1 556,799 20.9 577,136 20.8 +/- 0.4
30 to 44 403,943 18.2 517,085 19.4 550,572 19.8 +/- 0.4
45 to 59 138,760 6.3 195,343 7.3 208,234 7.5 +/- 0.3
60 or more 113,823 5.1 207,177 7.8 204,170 7.3 +/- 0.3
Mean travel time (minutes) 22.0 (X) 25.5 (X) 24.7 (X) +/- 0.29
 
Departure Time to Work1
Workers (Did not work at home) 2,216,289 100.0 2,664,649 100.0 2,779,596 100.0 ---
5:00 - 5:59 a.m. 187,815 8.5 250,680 9.4 280,344 10.1 +/- 0.3
6:00 - 6:59 a.m. 476,484 21.5 536,467 20.1 566,921 20.4 +/- 0.5
7:00 - 7:59 a.m. 657,111 29.6 747,606 28.1 716,113 25.8 +/- 0.5
8:00 - 8:59 a.m. 326,540 14.7 393,994 14.8 414,706 14.9 +/- 0.4
9:00 - 10:59 a.m. 164,255 7.4 231,327 8.7 259,527 9.3 +/- 0.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 202,186 9.1 226,177 8.5 240,524 8.7 +/- 0.3
11:00 a.m. - 3:59 p.m. 201,898 9.1 278,398 10.4 301,461 10.8 +/- 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: Washington
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 2,664,650 377,645 810,595 556,800 517,080 195,340 207,175
2005 24.7 2,779,596 404,599 834,885 577,136 550,572 208,234 204,170
2005 MOE +/-0.29 +/-15,741 +/-10,348 +/-15,697 +/-12,906 +/-12,227 +/-8,738 +/-7,442
Drove alone 2000 24.0 2,040,835 285,610 660,010 449,390 388,025 135,935 121,860
2005 23.3 2,163,583 312,120 691,481 474,317 414,756 151,071 119,838
2005 MOE +/-0.33 +/-16,808 +/-8,797 +/-13,833 +/-12,150 +/-10,765 +/-7,193 +/-5,577
2-person carpool 2000 27.6 282,640 30,470 80,555 59,290 61,200 24,690 26,430
2005 26.9 271,798 28,579 75,893 55,395 66,841 23,687 21,403
2005 MOE +/-1.7 +/-10,600 +/-3,250 +/-6,214 +/-4,822 +/-6,541 +/-3,036 +/-2,388
3+ carpool 2000 34.7 75,105 6,135 16,975 12,295 17,580 9,155 12,970
2005 36.2 73,451 5,482 14,086 11,775 18,601 8,739 14,768
2005 MOE +/-3.82 +/-4,596 +/-1,202 +/-2,056 +/-1,987 +/-2,298 +/-1,604 +/-2,332
Bus or trolley bus 2000 41.6 124,450 1,795 13,140 20,730 38,205 21,740 28,840
2005 40.9 123,498 2,492 14,640 19,016 36,555 20,509 30,286
2005 MOE +/-3.32 +/-6,262 +/-1,212 +/-2,665 +/-2,930 +/-3,557 +/-2,265 +/-3,333
All other transit3 2000 79.0 10,410 59 270 235 745 844 8,265
2005 75.0 13,575 SSS SSS SSS 1,060 1,736 10,390
2005 MOE +/-17.34 +/-2,069 SSS SSS SSS +/-734 +/-753 +/-1,812
All other modes4 2000 20.5 131,215 53,585 39,650 14,865 11,320 2,980 8,815
2005 17.5 133,691 55,926 38,592 16,437 12,759 2,492 7,485
2005 MOE +/-1.6 +/-6,148 +/-4,067 +/-3,245 +/-1,903 +/-1,832 +/-857 +/-1,484

 

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 14.2 30.4 20.9 19.4 7.3 7.8
2005 24.7 100.0 14.6 30.0 20.8 19.8 7.5 7.3
2005 MOE +/-0.29 ***** +/-0.6 +/-0.5 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6 +/-0.6
Drove alone 2000 24.0 100.0 14.0 32.3 22.0 19.0 6.7 6.0
2005 23.3 100.0 14.4 32.0 21.9 19.2 7.0 5.5
2005 MOE +/-0.33 ***** +/-0.8 +/-0.7 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8 +/-0.8
2-person carpool 2000 27.6 100.0 10.8 28.5 21.0 21.7 8.7 9.4
2005 26.9 100.0 10.5 27.9 20.4 24.6 8.7 7.9
2005 MOE +/-1.7 ***** +/-3.9 +/-3.8 +/-3.9 +/-3.9 +/-3.9 +/-3.9
3+ carpool 2000 34.7 100.0 8.2 22.6 16.4 23.4 12.2 17.3
2005 36.2 100.0 7.5 19.2 16.0 25.3 11.9 20.1
2005 MOE +/-3.82 ***** +/-6.3 +/-6.2 +/-6.2 +/-6.2 +/-6.3 +/-6.2
Bus or trolley bus 2000 41.6 100.0 1.4 10.6 16.7 30.7 17.5 23.2
2005 40.9 100.0 2.0 11.9 15.4 29.6 16.6 24.5
2005 MOE +/-3.32 ***** +/-5.1 +/-5.1 +/-5.1 +/-5.0 +/-5.1 +/-5.0
All other transit3 2000 79.0 100.0 0.6 2.6 2.3 7.2 8.1 79.4
2005 75.0 100.0 SSS SSS SSS 7.8 12.8 76.5
2005 MOE +/-17.34 ***** SSS SSS SSS +/-15.2 +/-15.2 +/-11.3
All other modes4 2000 20.5 100.0 40.8 30.2 11.3 8.6 2.3 6.7
2005 17.5 100.0 41.8 28.9 12.3 9.5 1.9 5.6
2005 MOE +/-1.6 ***** +/-4.4 +/-4.5 +/-4.6 +/-4.6 +/-4.6 +/-4.6

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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