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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

Mississippi

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Population / Land Area % Dist. % Nat'l.
Total Population - (DL-1C) 2,938,618   1.0%
Total Land Area (PS-1) 46,907   1.3%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (MF-33GA) 1,645,280 72.4% 1.2%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 625,861 27.6% 1.6%
Total Fuel 2,271,141 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 38,308 2.4% 1.0%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 1,590,518 97.6% 1.2%
Public Road Length (Table HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 63,929 85.4% 2.1%
Urban 10,957 14.6% 1.0%
Total 74,886 100.0% 1.9%
Public Road Length by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 698 0.9% 1.5%
Other Principal Arterial 2,904 3.9% 1.8%
Minor Arterial 4,618 6.2% 1.9%
Collectors 15,538 20.7% 2.0%
Local 51,062 68.2% 1.8%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 67 0.1% 0.6%
Total 74,887 100.0% 1.9%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownership (HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
State Highway Agencies 10,973 14.7% 1.4%
County 53,154 71.0% 3.0%
Town/Townships 9,884 13.2% 0.8%
Other Jurisdictions 89 0.1% 0.2%
Federal 786 1.0% 0.6%
Total 74,886 100.0% 1.9%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 2,882 1.8% 1.3%
Other Principal Arterial 9,685 6.2% 2.0%
Minor Arterial 9,837 6.3% 1.8%
Collectors 31,422 20.1% 2.0%
Local 102,124 65.4% 1.8%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 261 0.2% 0.5%
Total 156,211 100.0% 1.8%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 26,668 61.0% 2.7%
Urban 17,043 39.0% 0.9%
Total 43,711 100.0% 1.5%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 7,582 17.3% 1.1%
Other Principal Arterial 11,129 25.5% 1.6%
Minor Arterial 6,123 14.0% 1.2%
Collectors 6,974 16.0% 1.7%
Local 11,378 26.0% 2.8%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 525 1.2% 0.2%
Total 43,711 100.0% 1.5%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 922,990 47.68% 0.89%
Female 1,012,774 52.32% 0.97%
Total 1,935,764 100.00% 0.93%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)
Gasoline 18.4
Diesel 18.4
Gasohol 18.4
Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 1,155,133 55.99% 0.84%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 870,093 42.17% 0.79%
Buses 9,681 0.47% 1.15%
Total 2,034,907    
Motorcycles 28,171 1.37% 0.37%
Grand Total 2,063,078 100.00% 0.81%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 624 79.69% 3.00%
Urban 156 19.92% 0.98%
Unknown 3 0.38% 0.60%
Total 783 100% 2.10%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) (SF-21) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $1,370,997   0.99%
Disbursements $1,346,052   1.01%
Revenues used for Highways (All Units Government -2007) (HF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Taxes $943,291 47.42% 2.23%
Tolls $550,191 27.66% 0.88%
General Fund $111,384 5.60% 0.35%
Property Taxes $122,476 6.16% 1.43%
Other Imposts $115,308 5.80% 0.86%
Misc. Receipts $17,898 0.90% 0.11%
Bonds $128,789 6.47% 0.50%
Total $1,989,337 100.00% 0.99%
Disbursements for Highways (All Units Government-2007) (HF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $1,290,377 65.09% 1.42%
Maintenance and Services $449,535 22.68% 1.01%
Administration and Misc. $86,050 4.34% 0.66%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $48,308 2.44% 0.33%
Interest $31,729 1.60% 0.38%
Bond Retirement $76,390 3.85% 0.96%
Total $1,982,389 100.00% 1.09%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $412,099 86.50% 1.31%
Mass Transit Account $64,319 13.50% 1.28%
Total $476,418 100.00% 1.31%

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