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North Carolina – State Statistical Abstracts 2011 – Office of Highway Policy Information – FHWA

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State Statistical Abstracts 2011

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Population / Land Area   Distri-bution % of National
Total Population – (Census 2011) 9,656,401   3.1%
Total Land Area Square Miles (PS-1) 48,711   1.4%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Gasoline/Gasohol (Table MF-33GA) 4,381,817 81.5% 3.2%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 997,771 18.5% 2.7%
Total Fuel 5,379,588 100.0%  
On Highway Gasoline (Table MF-21) 4,197,818 96.9% 3.2%
Off Highway Gasoline (Table MF-21) 134,598 3.1% 3.5%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 70,197 66.3% 2.4%
Urban 35,673 33.7% 3.3%
Total 105,870 100.0% 2.6%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 1,173 1.1% 2.5%
Other Freeways & Expressways 476 0.4% 3.0%
Other Principal Arterials 3,713 3.5% 2.4%
Minor Arterial 5,882 5.6% 2.4%
Major Collector 10,798 10.2% 2.0%
Minor Collector 6,545 6.2% 2.5%
Local 77281 73.0% 2.7%
Total 105,868 27.0% 3.8%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Ownerhip (HM-10)
NOT PUBLISHED IN 2009
State Highway Agencies      
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Other Jurisdictions      
Federal      
Total      
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 5,602 2.5% 2.6%
Other Freeways/Expressways 2,006 0.9% 2.9%
Other Principal Arterials 12,694 5.7% 2.7%
Minor Arterial 14,135 6.3% 2.5%
Major Collector 22,107 9.9% 2.0%
Minor Collector 13,090 5.8% 2.5%
Local 154563 68.9% 2.7%
Total 224,197 100.0% 2.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled – (Millions) – (VM-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 40,267 38.8% 4.1%
Urban 63,505 61.2% 3.2%
Total 103,772 100.0% 3.5%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (Millions) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Interstate 21,240 20.5% 3.1%
Other Freeways/Expressways 5,640 5.4% 2.3%
Other Principal Arterial 20,557 19.8% 3.1%
Minor Arterial 17,218 16.6% 3.3%
Major Collector 14,122 13.6% 4.0%
Minor Collector 3,417 3.3% 6.0%
Local 21,579 20.8% 5.4%
Total 103,773 100.0% 3.6%
Driver Licenses (DL-22) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Male 3,186,895 48.51% 3.04%
Female 3,382,446 51.49% 3.16%
Total 6,569,341 100.00% 3.10%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) ($)  
Gasoline $0.353 Tax Rates as
of Dec. 2011
Diesel $0.353
Gasohol $0.353

NOTE: Tax rates do not include Federal gas tax of 18.4 cents or diesel of 24.4 cents

Vehicle Registrations (MV-1) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Autos 3,264,444 52.23% 2.60%
Buses 18,582 0.30% 2.79%
Trucks 2,743,261 43.90% 2.32%
Total 6,026,287    
Motorcycles 223,305 3.57% 2.65%
Grand Total 6,249,592 100.00% 2.47%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Rural 835 68.05% 4.73%
Urban 391 31.87% 2.71%
Unknown 1 0.08% 0.34%
Total 1227 100% 3.79%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) – SF-21 (000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Receipts     0.00%
Disbursements     0.00%
State Revenues Used for Highways (SF-1) ($000) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway User Revenues $2,159,068 49.19% 3.45%
General Fund Appropriations $0 0.00% 0.00%
Other State Imposts $470,100 10.71% 5.42%
Miscellaneous $41,635 0.95% 0.49%
Bonds $233,920 5.33% 0.99%
Federal payments $1,467,380 33.43% 3.63%
Local payments $17,055 0.39% 0.68%
Total $4,389,158 100.00% 2.88%
State Disbursements for Highways (SF-2) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Capital Outlay $2,528,826 0.5865272 3.46%
Maintenance and Services $767,544 0.1780215 3.67%
Administration and Misc. $296,833 0.0688464 3.42%
Highway Law Enforcement & Safety $378,369 0.0877576 4.22%
Interest $83,341 0.0193298 1.10%
Bond Retirement $120,618 0.0279757 0.99%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $135,993 0.0315417 0.73%
Total $4,311,524 41.35% 2.88%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts – 2011 ($000) (Table FE-9) % Dist. % Nat'l.
Highway Account $977,209 86.39% 3.06%
Mass Transit Account $154,008 13.61% 3.13%
Total $1,131,217 100.00% 3.07%

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