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State Statistical Abstracts 2009

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Population / Land Area   Distri-bution % of National
Total Population – (Table DL-1C) 4,561,242   1.5%
Total Land Area Square Miles (PS-1) 30,110   0.9%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (Table MF-33GA) 2,722,436 80.9% 2.0%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 642,772 19.1% 1.8%
Total Fuel 3,365,208 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (Table MF-21) 80,006 2.9% 2.1%
On Highway Gasoline (Table MF-21) 2,641,882 97.1% 2.0%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 49,841 75.2% 1.7%
Urban 16,422 24.8% 1.5%
Total 66,263 100.0% 1.6%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) % D ist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 843 1.3% 1.8%
Other Principal Arterial 2,340 3.5% 1.5%
Minor Arterial 4,807 7.3% 2.0%
Collectors 15,088 22.8% 1.9%
Local 43,094 65.0% 1.5%
Other Freeways/Expressways 91 0.1% 0.7%
Total 66,263 100.0% 1.6%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownerhip (HM-10)
NOT PUBLISHED IN 2009
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Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 3,742 2.7% 1.8%
Other Principal Arterial 7,765 5.5% 1.6%
Minor Arterial 11,351 8.1% 2.0%
Collectors 30,551 21.8% 1.9%
Local 86,189 61.6% 1.5%
Other Freeways/Expressways 354 0.3% 0.6%
Total 139,952 100.0% 1.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled – (Rural/Urban in Millions)) – (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 24,252 49.4% 2.5%
Urban 24,878 50.6% 1.3%
Total 49,130 100.0% 1.7%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 13,400 27.3% 1.9%
Other Principal Arterial 10,776 21.9% 1.6%
Minor Arterial 10,245 20.9% 1.9%
Collectors 9,474 19.3% 2.3%
Local 4,397 8.9% 1.1%
Other Freeways/Expressways 838 1.7% 0.4%
Total 49,130 100.0% 1.7%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 1,700,275 52.02% 1.63%
Female 1,568,223 47.98% 1.49%
Total 3,268,498 100.00% 1.56%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)  
Gasoline $0.16 Tax Rates as
of Dec. 2009
Diesel $0.16
Gasohol $0.16

NOTE: Tax rates do not include Federal gas tax of 18.4 cents or diesel of 24.4 cents

Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 1,974,494 53.07% 1.46%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 1,620,701 43.56% 1.47%
Buses 19,205 0.52% 2.28%
Total 3,614,400    
Motorcycles 105,963 2.85% 1.34%
Grand Total 3,720,363 100.00% 1.46%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 876 97.99% 4.58%
Urban 16 1.79% 0.11%
Unknown 2 0.22% 0.52%
Total 894 100% 2.64%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) – SF-21 (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $1,178,824   0.84%
Disbursements $1,353,077   0.96%
State Revenues Used for Highways (SF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Revenues $686,576 58.24% 1.13%
General Fund Appropriations $141 0.01% 0.00%
Other State Imposts $2,726 0.23% 0.05%
Miscellaneous $29,958 2.54% 0.35%
Bonds $0 0.00% 0.00%
Federal payments $424,703 36.03% 1.17%
Local payments $34,720 2.95% 0.95%
Total $1,178,824 100.00% 0.83%
State Disbursements for Highways (SF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $645,602 0.4771362 0.91%
Maintenance and Services $404,342 0.2988315 1.86%
Administration and Misc. $90,710 0.0670398 0.96%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $94,268 0.0696694 1.14%
Interest $31,862 0.0235478 0.51%
Bond Retirement $84,027 0.0621007 1.04%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $2,266 0.0016747 0.01%
Total $1,353,077 52.29% 0.94%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts – 2009 ($000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $583,364 86.13% 1.93%
Mass Transit Account $93,972 13.87% 1.95%
Total $677,336 100.00% 1.94%

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