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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

National Totals

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Population / Land Area
Total Population (000) (DL-1C) 304,059,724
Total Land Area (PS-1) 3,537,441
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist.
Gasoline/Gasohol
(MF-33GA)
136,606,127 78.0%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 38,560,417 22.0%
Total Fuel 175,166,544 100.0%
Off Highway Gasoline
(MF-21)
3,771,396 2.8%
On Highway Gasoline
(MF-21)
132,204,886 97.2%
Public Road Length (HM-10) % Dist.
Rural 2,977,228 73.6%
Urban 1,065,540 26.4%
Total 4,042,768 100.0%
Public Road Length (Miles)
by Functional System (HM-20)
% Dist.
Interstate 46,751 1.2%
Other Principal Arterial 159,506 3.9%
Minor Arterial 241,195 6.0%
Collectors 794,687 19.7%
Local 2,789,304 69.0%
Other Freeways/Expressways 11,335 0.3%
Total 4,042,778 100.0%
Public Road Length (Miles)
by Ownership (HM-10)
% Dist.
State Highway Agencies 779,733 19.3%
County 1,788,046 44.2%
Town/Townships 1,286,440 31.8%
Other Jurisdictions 57,017 1.4%
Federal 131,532 3.3%
Total 4,042,768 100.0%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist.
Interstate 213,588 2.5%
Other Principal Arterial 477,518 5.6%
Minor Arterial 552,685 6.5%
Collectors 1,608,794 19.0%
Local 5,578,604 65.8%
Other Freeways/Expressways 52,780 0.6%
Total 8,483,969 100.0%

Highway Annual Vehicle Miles (Millions) (VM-2)

Vehicle Miles Traveled
(Millions) (VM-2)
% Dist.
Rural 990,418 33.3%
Urban 1,983,091 66.7%
Total 2,973,509 100.0%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System % Dist.
Interstate 719,381 24.2%
Other Principal Arterial 684,867 23.0%
Minor Arterial 529,008 17.8%
Collectors 416,547 14.0%
Local 401,082 13.5%
Other Freeways/Expressways 222,624 7.5%
Total 2,973,509 100%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist.
Male 103,618,162 49.7%
Female 104,702,439 50.3%
Total 208,320,601 100.0%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T)
Cents per gallon (Avg)
Gasoline 24.8
Diesel 20.8
Gasohol 26.9
Vehicle Registrations - (VM-1) % Dist.
Autos 137,079,843 53.6%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 110,241,587 43.1%
Buses 843,308 0.3%
Total 248,164,738  
Motorcycles 7,706,464 3.0%
Grand Total 255,871,202 100.0%
Fatally Injured in
Vehicle Crashes (FI-20)
% Dist.
Rural 20,807 55.8%
Urban 15,956 42.8%
Unknown 498 1.3%
Total 37,261 100.0%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary - SF-21)
Receipts $138,079,192
Disbursements $132,980,662
Revenues used for Highways
(All Units Government - 2007 - HF-1)
% Dist.
Highway Usesr Taxes $42,241,826 21.0%
Tolls $62,212,231 30.9%
General Fund $31,767,327 15.8%
Property Taxes $8,587,956 4.3%
Other Imposts $13,332,057 6.6%
Misc. Receipts $15,820,571 7.9%
Bonds $25,656,167 12.7%
Undistributed $1,661,682 0.8%
Total $201,279,817 100.0%
Disbursements for Highways
(All Units Government - 2007 - HF-2)
% Dist.
Capital Outlay $90,687,924 50.0%
Maintenance and Services $44,535,657 24.5%
Administration and Misc. $13,100,975 7.2%
Highway Law Enforcment & Safety $14,722,510 8.1%
Interest $8,318,855 4.6%
Bond Retirement $7,966,023 4.4%
Undistributed $2,087,448 1.2%
Total $181,419,392 100.0%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist.
Highway Account 31,341,702 86.1%
Mass Transit Account 5,042,831 13.9%
Total $36,384,533 100.0%

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