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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

North Carolina

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Population / Land Area % Dist. % Nat'l.
Total Population – (DL-1C) 9,222,414   3.0%
Total Land Area (PS-1) 48,711   1.4%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (MF-33GA) 4,766,818 82.4% 3.5%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 1,021,665 17.6% 2.6%
Total Fuel 5,788,483 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 144,286 3.1% 3.8%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 4,569,546 96.9% 3.5%
Public Road Length (Table HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 71,674 68.2% 2.4%
Urban 33,429 31.8% 3.1%
Total 105,103 100.0% 2.6%
Public Road Length by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 1,125 1.1% 2.4%
Other Principal Arterial 3,724 3.5% 2.3%
Minor Arterial 5,730 5.5% 2.4%
Collectors 17,620 16.8% 2.2%
Local 76,477 72.8% 2.7%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 428 0.4% 3.8%
Total 105,104 100.0% 2.6%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownership (HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
State Highway Agencies 79,466 75.6% 10.2%
County 0 0.0% 0.0%
Town/Townships 21,423 20.4% 1.7%
Other Jurisdictions 748 0.7% 1.3%
Federal 3,467 3.3% 2.6%
Total 105,104 100.0% 2.6%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 5,269 2.4% 2.5%
Other Principal Arterial 12,413 5.6% 2.6%
Minor Arterial 13,261 6.0% 2.4%
Collectors 35,709 16.1% 2.2%
Local 152,954 69.1% 2.7%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 1,850 0.8% 3.5%
Total 221,456 100.0% 2.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 37,089 36.5% 3.7%
Urban 64,623 63.5% 3.3%
Total 101,712 100.0% 3.4%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 19,932 19.6% 2.8%
Other Principal Arterial 20,743 20.4% 3.0%
Minor Arterial 16,258 16.0% 3.1%
Collectors 16,987 16.7% 4.1%
Local 22,551 22.2% 5.6%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 5241 5.2% 2.4%
Total 101,712 100.0% 3.4%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 3,183,269 49.30% 3.07%
Female 3,273,731 50.70% 3.13%
Total 6,457,000 100.00% 3.10%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)
Gasoline 30.15
Diesel 30.15
Gasohol 30.15
Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 3,572,277 56.08% 2.61%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 2,641,648 41.47% 2.40%
Buses 34,904 0.55% 4.14%
Total 6,248,829    
Motorcycles 121,598 1.91% 1.58%
Grand Total 6,370,427 100.00% 2.49%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 1013 70.69% 4.87%
Urban 420 29.31% 2.63%
Unknown 0 0.00% 0.00%
Total 1433 100% 3.85%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) (SF-21) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $3,852,853   2.79%
Disbursements $3,583,521   2.69%
Revenues used for Highways (All Units Government -2007) (HF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Taxes $763,608 18.22% 1.81%
Tolls $2,048,980 48.89% 3.29%
General Fund $528,275 12.60% 1.66%
Property Taxes $3,664 0.09% 0.04%
Other Imposts $633,853 15.12% 4.75%
Misc. Receipts $95,147 2.27% 0.60%
Bonds $117,614 2.81% 0.46%
Total $4,191,141 100.00% 2.08%
Disbursements for Highways (All Units Government-2007) (HF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $1,959,001 49.74% 2.16%
Maintenance and Services $979,128 24.86% 2.20%
Administration and Misc. $321,379 8.16% 2.45%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $500,454 12.71% 3.40%
Interest $71,105 1.81% 0.85%
Bond Retirement $107,132 2.72% 1.34%
Total $3,938,199 100.00% 2.17%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $946,919 85.94% 3.02%
Mass Transit Account $154,952 14.06% 3.07%
Total $1,101,871 100.00% 3.03%

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