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State Statistical Abstracts 2008

West Virginia

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Population / Land Area % Dist. % Nat'l.
Total Population - (DL-1C) 1,814,468   0.6%
Total Land Area (PS-1) 24,078   0.7%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (MF-33GA) 766,898 72.8% 0.6%
Special Fuel (MF-33SF) 287,134 27.2% 0.7%
Total Fuel 1,054,032 100.0%  
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 17,849 2.3% 0.5%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21) 749,049 97.7% 0.6%
Public Road Length (Table HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 33,092 86.1% 1.1%
Urban 5,360 13.9% 0.5%
Total 38,452 100.0% 1.0%
Public Road Length by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 554 1.4% 1.2%
Other Principal Arterial 1,386 3.6% 0.9%
Minor Arterial 2,088 5.4% 0.9%
Collectors 8,610 22.4% 1.1%
Local 25,804 67.1% 0.9%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 10 0.0% 0.1%
Total 38,452 100.0% 1.0%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownership (HM-10) % Dist. % Nat'l.
State Highway Agencies 34,369 89.4% 4.4%
County 0 0.0% 0.0%
Town/Townships 3,162 8.2% 0.2%
Other Jurisdictions 87 0.2% 0.2%
Federal 834 2.2% 0.6%
Total 38,452 100.0% 1.0%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 2,316 2.9% 1.1%
Other Principal Arterial 3,686 4.7% 0.8%
Minor Arterial 4,270 5.4% 0.8%
Collectors 17,229 21.8% 1.1%
Local 51,607 65.2% 0.9%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 36 0.0% 0.1%
Total 79,144 100.0% 0.9%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 12,113 58.3% 1.2%
Urban 8,661 41.7% 0.4%
Total 20,774 100.0% 0.7%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (In Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 6,289 30.3% 0.9%
Other Principal Arterial 4,621 22.2% 0.7%
Minor Arterial 3,769 18.1% 0.7%
Collectors 4,341 20.9% 1.0%
Local 1,673 8.1% 0.4%
Other Freeways/ Expressways 81 0.4% 0.0%
Total 20,774 100.0% 0.7%
Driver Licenses (DL-1C) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 681,850 50.10% 0.66%
Female 679,076 49.90% 0.65%
Total 1,360,926 100.00% 0.65%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) (Cents)
Gasoline 32.2
Diesel 32.2
Gasohol 32.2
Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 700,301 48.28% 0.51%
Trucks/Picks/SUVs 699,014 48.19% 0.63%
Buses 2,715 0.19% 0.32%
Total 1,402,030    
Motorcycles 48,435 3.34% 0.63%
Grand Total 1,450,465 100.00% 0.57%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 264 69.47% 1.27%
Urban 112 29.47% 0.70%
Unknown 4 1.05% 0.80%
Total 380 100% 1.02%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) (SF-21) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts $1,167,332   0.85%
Disbursements $1,207,679   0.91%
Revenues used for Highways (All Units Government -2007) (HF-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Taxes $459,161 20.09% 1.09%
Tolls $1,420,344 62.16% 2.28%
General Fund $212,437 9.30% 0.67%
Property Taxes $54,659 2.39% 0.64%
Other Imposts $440 0.02% 0.00%
Misc. Receipts $25,160 1.10% 0.16%
Bonds $112,842 4.94% 0.44%
Total $2,285,043 100.00% 1.14%
Disbursements for Highways (All Units Government-2007) (HF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $673,764 50.03% 0.74%
Maintenance and Services $339,894 25.24% 0.76%
Administration and Misc. $89,666 6.66% 0.68%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $187,525 13.92% 1.27%
Interest $28,966 2.15% 0.35%
Bond Retirement $26,929 2.00% 0.34%
Total $1,346,744 100.00% 0.74%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - 2008 ($000) (FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $201,315 86.41% 0.64%
Mass Transit Account $31,670 13.59% 0.63%
Total $232,985 100.00% 0.64%

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