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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

Massachusetts

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Population / Land Area % Dist. % Nat'l.
Total Population - (DL-1C) 6,497,967   2.1%
Total Land Area (PS-1) 7,840   0.2%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (MF-33GA) 2,807,736 88.1% 2.1%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 379,781 11.9% 1.0%
Total Fuel 3,187,517 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 52,177 1.9% 1.4%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 2,755,559 98.1% 2.1%
Public Road Length (Table HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 7,978 22.1% 0.3%
Urban 28,126 77.9% 2.6%
Total 36,104 100.0% 0.9%
Public Road Length by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 573 1.6% 1.2%
Other Principal Arterial 2,012 5.6% 1.3%
Minor Arterial 4,153 11.5% 1.7%
Collectors 4,834 13.4% 0.6%
Local 24,218 67.1% 0.9%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 314 0.9% 2.8%
Total 36,104 100.0% 0.9%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownership (HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
State Highway Agencies 2,834 7.8% 0.4%
County 4 0.0% 0.0%
Town/Townships 32,392 89.7% 2.5%
Other Jurisdictions 771 2.1% 1.4%
Federal 104 0.3% 0.1%
Total 36,105 100.0% 0.9%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 3,212 4.2% 1.5%
Other Principal Arterial 4,891 6.4% 1.0%
Minor Arterial 8,634 11.3% 1.6%
Collectors 9,695 12.7% 0.6%
Local 48,437 63.6% 0.9%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 1,331 1.7% 2.5%
Total 76,200 100.0% 0.9%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 4,132 7.6% 0.4%
Urban 50,373 92.4% 2.5%
Total 54,505 100.0% 1.8%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 16,318 29.9% 2.3%
Other Principal Arterial 11,677 21.4% 1.7%
Minor Arterial 9,229 16.9% 1.7%
Collectors 3,685 6.8% 0.9%
Local 8,078 14.8% 2.0%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 5518 10.1% 2.5%
Total 54,505 100.0% 1.8%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 2,320,723 49.65% 2.24%
Female 2,353,335 50.35% 2.25%
Total 4,674,058 100.00% 2.24%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)
Gasoline 21
Diesel 21
Gasohol 21
Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 3,236,056 59.03% 2.36%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 2,081,052 37.96% 1.89%
Buses 11,241 0.21% 1.33%
Total 5,328,349    
Motorcycles 153,444 2.80% 1.99%
Grand Total 5,481,793 100.00% 2.14%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 36 9.92% 0.17%
Urban 327 90.08% 2.05%
Unknown 0 0.00% 0.00%
Total 363 100% 0.97%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) (SF-21) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $2,766,980   2.00%
Disbursements $2,897,991   2.18%
Revenues used for Highways (All Units Government -2007) (HF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Taxes $815,832 18.82% 1.93%
Tolls $695,027 16.03% 1.12%
General Fund $305,382 7.04% 0.96%
Property Taxes $726,073 16.75% 8.45%
Other Imposts $877,565 20.24% 6.58%
Misc. Receipts $97,856 2.26% 0.62%
Bonds $818,153 18.87% 3.19%
Total $4,335,888 100.00% 2.15%
Disbursements for Highways (All Units Government-2007) (HF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $1,258,600 33.67% 1.39%
Maintenance and Services $720,662 19.28% 1.62%
Administration and Misc. $397,157 10.63% 3.03%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $454,722 12.17% 3.09%
Interest $511,140 13.68% 6.14%
Bond Retirement $395,381 10.58% 4.96%
Total $3,737,662 100.00% 2.06%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $540,595 85.25% 1.72%
Mass Transit Account $93,545 14.75% 1.86%
Total $634,140 100.00% 1.74%

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