Skip to contentU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

State Statistical Abstracts 2009

Tennessee State Flag

Tennessee

For more information, see the Highway Statistics series.  

Population / Land Area   Distri-bution % of National
Total Population – (Table DL-1C) 6,296,254   2.1%
Total Land Area Square Miles (PS-1) 41,217   1.2%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (Table MF-33GA) 3,163,365 79.3% 2.3%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 826,562 20.7% 2.3%
Total Fuel 3,989,927 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (Table MF-21) 93,866 3.0% 2.5%
On Highway Gasoline (Table MF-21) 3,069,498 97.0% 2.3%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 69,594 74.6% 2.3%
Urban 23,658 25.4% 2.2%
Total 93,252 100.0% 2.3%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) % D ist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 5,097 2.6% 2.4%
Other Principal Arterial 11,504 5.8% 2.4%
Minor Arterial 13,486 6.8% 2.4%
Collectors 36,137 18.3% 2.2%
Local 130,064 66.0% 2.3%
Other Freeways/Expressways 681 0.3% 1.2%
Total 196,969 100.0% 2.3%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 2,760 1.6% 1.3%
Other Principal Arterial 6,437 3.8% 1.3%
Minor Arterial 8,394 5.0% 1.5%
Collectors 39,284 23.2% 2.4%
Local 112,442 66.4% 2.0%
Other Freeways/Expressways 42 0.0% 0.1%
Total 169,359 100.0% 2.0%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownerhip (HM-10)
NOT PUBLISHED IN 2009
State Highway Agencies      
County      
Town/Townships      
Other Jurisdictions      
Federal      
Total      
Vehicle Miles Traveled – (Rural/Urban in Millions)) – (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 28,115 40.0% 2.9%
Urban 42,111 60.0% 2.1%
Total 70,226 100.0% 2.4%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 20,462 29.1% 2.9%
Other Principal Arterial 16,216 23.1% 2.4%
Minor Arterial 13,312 19.0% 2.5%
Collectors 8,702 12.4% 2.1%
Local 9,556 13.6% 2.4%
Other Freeways/Expressways 1978 2.8% 0.9%
Total 70,226 100.0% 2.4%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 2,166,003 48.39% 2.08%
Female 2,310,536 51.61% 2.19%
Total 4,476,539 100.00% 2.14%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)  
Gasoline $0.20 Tax Rates as
of Dec. 2009
Diesel $0.17
Gasohol $0.20

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 2,854,803 53.85% 2.12%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 2,264,167 42.70% 2.05%
Buses 20,692 0.39% 2.46%
Total 5,139,662    
Motorcycles 162,222 3.06% 2.06%
Grand Total 5,301,884 100.00% 2.09%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 577 58.34% 3.02%
Urban 412 41.66% 2.88%
Unknown 0 0.00% 0.00%
Total 989 100% 2.93%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) – SF-21 (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $1,860,157   1.32%
Disbursements $1,936,387   1.37%
State Revenues Used for Highways (SF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Revenues $1,019,706 54.82% 1.68%
General Fund Appropriations $0 0.00% 0.00%
Other State Imposts $57,667 3.10% 1.12%
Miscellaneous $47,480 2.55% 0.55%
Bonds $0 0.00% 0.00%
Federal payments $735,304 39.53% 2.03%
Local payments $0 0.00% 0.00%
Total $1,860,157 100.00% 1.30%
State Disbursements for Highways (SF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $1,035,883 0.5349566 1.46%
Maintenance and Services $321,511 0.1660365 1.48%
Administration and Misc. $262,296 0.1354564 2.76%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $36,560 0.0188805 0.44%
Interest $0 0 0.00%
Bond Retirement $0 0 0.00%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $280,137 0.1446699 1.50%
Total $1,936,387 46.50% 1.35%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts – 2009 ($000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $700,014 86.27% 2.32%
Mass Transit Account $111,420 13.73% 2.32%
Total $811,434 100.00% 2.32%

Office of Highway Policy Information
Federal Highway Administration