U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000


Skip to content U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

Policy and Governmental Affairs
Office of Highway Policy Information

FHWA Home / Policy & Governmental Affairs / Highway Policy Information / Office of Highway Policy Information

Mississippi – State Statistical Abstracts 2008 – FHWA

Highway Statistics Series

State Statistical Abstracts 2008

Mississippi

For more information, see the Highway Statistics series.

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%

Office of Highway Policy Information
Federal Highway Administration

Page last modified on November 7, 2014.
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000

All Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) information technology systems will be unavailable, Friday, December 2, at 10:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 04, at 11:59 p.m., EDT, while work is being performed on the network. During that time, users will not be able to access any FHWA systems.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the 5-Help Service Center @ (866) 466-5221 or 5-HelpServiceCenter@dot.gov.