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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

California

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Population / Land Area % Dist. % Nat'l.
Total Population - (DL-1C) 36,756,666   12.1%
Total Land Area (PS-1) 155,959   4.4%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (MF-33GA) 15,051,929 83.6% 11.0%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 2,956,542 16.4% 7.7%
Total Fuel 18,008,471 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 263,932 1.8% 7.0%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 14,787,997 98.2% 11.2%
Public Road Length (Table HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 83,483 48.4% 2.8%
Urban 89,029 51.6% 8.4%
Total 172,512 100.0% 4.3%
Public Road Length by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 2,460 1.4% 5.3%
Other Principal Arterial 9,985 5.8% 6.3%
Minor Arterial 17,382 10.1% 7.2%
Collectors 32,158 18.6% 4.0%
Local 108,989 63.2% 3.9%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 1,537 0.9% 13.6%
Total 172,511 100.0% 4.3%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownership (HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
State Highway Agencies 15,205 8.8% 2.0%
County 65,344 37.9% 3.7%
Town/Townships 74,739 43.3% 5.8%
Other Jurisdictions 3,068 1.8% 5.4%
Federal 14,156 8.2% 10.8%
Total 172,512 100.0% 4.3%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 14,785 3.8% 6.9%
Other Principal Arterial 35,748 9.2% 7.5%
Minor Arterial 43,343 11.2% 7.8%
Collectors 65,932 17.1% 4.1%
Local 217,978 56.4% 3.9%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 8,818 2.3% 16.7%
Total 386,604 100.0% 4.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled – (Millions) – (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 58,536 17.9% 5.9%
Urban 268,750 82.1% 13.6%
Total 327,286 100.0% 11.0%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 86,296 26.4% 12.0%
Other Principal Arterial 76,114 23.3% 11.1%
Minor Arterial 58,770 18.0% 11.1%
Collectors 30,801 9.4% 7.4%
Local 20,438 6.2% 5.1%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 54867 16.8% 24.6%
Total 327,286 100.0% 11.0%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 12,097,957 51.05% 11.68%
Female 11,599,710 48.95% 11.08%
Total 23,697,667 100.00% 11.38%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)
Gasoline 18
Diesel 18
Gasohol 18
Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 19,919,068 58.20% 14.53%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 13,504,551 39.46% 12.25%
Buses 59,442 0.17% 7.05%
Total 33,483,061    
Motorcycles 741,027 2.17% 9.62%
Grand Total 34,224,088 100.00% 13.38%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 1324 38.56% 6.36%
Urban 2110 61.44% 13.22%
Unknown 0 0.00% 0.00%
Total 3434 100% 9.22%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) (SF-21) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $15,371,564   11.13%
Disbursements $14,197,263   10.68%
Revenues used for Highways (All Units Government -2007) (HF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Taxes $3,085,027 17.52% 7.30%
Tolls $5,315,362 30.19% 8.54%
General Fund $3,593,229 20.41% 11.31%
Property Taxes $298,675 1.70% 3.48%
Other Imposts $1,395,545 7.93% 10.47%
Misc. Receipts $3,034,659 17.23% 19.18%
Bonds $885,886 5.03% 3.45%
Total $17,608,383 100.00% 8.75%
Disbursements for Highways (All Units Government-2007) (HF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $10,251,996 56.86% 11.30%
Maintenance and Services $3,806,239 21.11% 8.55%
Administration and Misc. $1,781,295 9.88% 13.60%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $1,438,177 7.98% 9.77%
Interest $609,156 3.38% 7.32%
Bond Retirement $143,546 0.80% 1.80%
Total $18,030,409 100.00% 9.94%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts – 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $3,180,213 85.65% 10.15%
Mass Transit Account $532,735 14.35% 10.56%
Total $3,712,948 100.00% 10.20%

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