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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

South Carolina

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Population / Land Area % Dist. % Nat'l.
Total Population – (DL-1C) 4,479,800   1.5%
Total Land Area (PS-1) 30,110   0.9%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (MF-33GA) 2,577,736 79.2% 1.9%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 677,961 20.8% 1.8%
Total Fuel 3,255,697 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 78,046 3.0% 2.1%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 2,497,091 97.0% 1.9%
Public Road Length (Table HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 49,833 75.2% 1.7%
Urban 16,421 24.8% 1.5%
Total 66,254 100.0% 1.6%
Public Road Length by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 843 1.3% 1.8%
Other Principal Arterial 2,339 3.5% 1.5%
Minor Arterial 4,807 7.3% 2.0%
Collectors 15,088 22.8% 1.9%
Local 43,094 65.0% 1.5%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 84 0.1% 0.7%
Total 66,255 100.0% 1.6%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownership (HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
State Highway Agencies 41,429 62.5% 5.3%
County 20,261 30.6% 1.1%
Town/Townships 2,203 3.3% 0.2%
Other Jurisdictions 191 0.3% 0.3%
Federal 2,171 3.3% 1.7%
Total 66,255 100.0% 1.6%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 3,736 2.7% 1.7%
Other Principal Arterial 7,682 5.5% 1.6%
Minor Arterial 11,232 8.0% 2.0%
Collectors 30,524 21.9% 1.9%
Local 86,188 61.7% 1.5%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 328 0.2% 0.6%
Total 139,690 100.0% 1.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 24,188 48.8% 2.4%
Urban 25,409 51.2% 1.3%
Total 49,597 100.0% 1.7%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 13,399 27.0% 1.9%
Other Principal Arterial 11,000 22.2% 1.6%
Minor Arterial 10,573 21.3% 2.0%
Collectors 9,367 18.9% 2.2%
Local 4,423 8.9% 1.1%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 835 1.7% 0.4%
Total 49,597 100.0% 1.7%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 1,528,587 47.99% 1.48%
Female 1,656,821 52.01% 1.58%
Total 3,185,408 100.00% 1.53%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)
Gasoline 16
Diesel 16
Gasohol 16
Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 1,996,617 53.86% 1.46%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 1,588,355 42.85% 1.44%
Buses 18,988 0.51% 2.25%
Total 3,603,960    
Motorcycles 102,760 2.77% 1.33%
Grand Total 3,706,720 100.00% 1.45%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 866 94.13% 4.16%
Urban 43 4.67% 0.27%
Unknown 11 1.20% 2.21%
Total 920 100% 2.47%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) (SF-21) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $1,430,676   1.04%
Disbursements $1,470,375   1.11%
Revenues used for Highways (All Units Government -2007) (HF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Taxes $556,680 35.63% 1.32%
Tolls $584,653 37.42% 0.94%
General Fund $290,846 18.61% 0.92%
Property Taxes $60,223 3.85% 0.70%
Other Imposts $33,378 2.14% 0.25%
Misc. Receipts $22,237 1.42% 0.14%
Bonds $14,454 0.93% 0.06%
Total $1,562,471 100.00% 0.78%
Disbursements for Highways (All Units Government-2007) (HF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $787,724 42.51% 0.87%
Maintenance and Services $684,741 36.95% 1.54%
Administration and Misc. $138,692 7.48% 1.06%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $154,897 8.36% 1.05%
Interest $40,587 2.19% 0.49%
Bond Retirement $46,430 2.51% 0.58%
Total $1,853,071 100.00% 1.02%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $565,074 86.12% 1.80%
Mass Transit Account $91,041 13.88% 1.81%
Total $656,115 100.00% 1.80%

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