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Highway Statistics Series

State Statistical Abstracts 2014

CALIFORNIA

For more information, see the Highway Statistics series.

Population / Land Area % of National
Total Population (DL-1C - Resident Pop) 38,802,500 12.2%
Total Land Area Square Miles (PS-1) 155,779 4.4%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) Distribution % of National
Gasoline/Gasohol (Table MF-33GA) 14,717,868 83.5% 10.7%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 2,918,734 16.5% 7.3%
Total Fuel 17,636,602 100.0%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 14,660,111 98.1% 10.7%
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 282,987 1.9% 8.0%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 114,710 50.9% 3.9%
Urban 110,821 49.1% 9.2%
Total 225,531 100.0% 5.4%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) Distribution % of National
Interstate 2,451 1.1% 5.1%
Other Freeways & Expressways 1,665 0.7% 9.7%
Other Principal Arterials 10,185 4.5% 6.5%
Minor Arterial 17,131 7.6% 7.0%
Major Collector 24,627 10.9% 4.6%
Minor Collector 8,212 3.6% 3.1%
Local 161,260 71.5% 5.6%
Total 225,531 100.0% 7.8%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) Distribution % of National
Interstate 15,207 3.2% 6.9%
Other Freeways/Expressways 9,269 1.9% 12.2%
Other Principal Arterials 27,961 5.8% 6.0%
Minor Arterial 37,117 7.8% 6.6%
Major Collector 49,877 10.4% 4.5%
Minor Collector 16,425 3.4% 3.0%
Local 322,521 67.4% 5.6%
Total 478,377 100.0% 5.5%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) Distribution % of National
Rural 52,440 15.8% 5.7%
Urban 280,417 84.2% 13.3%
Total 332,857 100.0% 11.0%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (Millions- VM-2) Distribution % of National
Interstate 86,978 26.1% 11.6%
Other Freeways/Expressways 56,038 16.8% 7.5%
Other Principal Arterial 73,386 22.0% 11.2%
Minor Arterial 58,496 17.6% 11.0%
Major Collector 30,134 9.1% 4.6%
Minor Collector 2,341 0.7% 3.8%
Local 25,484 7.7% 6.1%
Total 332,857 100.0% 11.0%
Driver Licenses (DL-22) Distribution % of National
Male 12,562,214 50.63% 11.86%
Female 12,251,132 49.37% 11.32%
Total 24,813,346 100.00% 11.59%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) - ($)
Gasoline $0.39
Diesel $0.10
Gasohol $0.39

Tax Rates as of Dec 2014.

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

Vehicle Registrations - (MV-1) Distribution % of National
Autos 14,065,989 49.03% 12.35%
Buses 93,064 0.32% 10.67%
Trucks 13,713,822 47.81% 10.00%
Total 27,872,875
Motorcycles 813,771 2.84% 9.67%
Grand Total 28,686,646 100.00% 11.02%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 1157 37.64% 6.99%
Urban 1910 62.13% 12.41%
Unknown 7 0.23% 0.97%
Total 3074 100% 9.41%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) - SF-21 (000) % of National
Receipts $19,467,420 11.73%
Disbursements $14,341,279 9.15%
Revenues Received by State for Highways (Table SF-1) % of National
Highway User Revenues $8,223,618 42.22% 12.02%
General Fund Appropriations $1,860,764 9.55% 19.29%
Other State Imposts $638,743 3.28% 6.18%
Miscellaneous $1,585,431 8.14% 15.65%
Bonds $2,780,856 14.28% 9.05%
Federal payments $3,491,728 17.93% 8.43%
Local Governments and Other $895,352 4.60% 28.38%
Total $19,476,492 100.00% 11.20%
Disbursements Used by States for Highways (Table SF-2) % of National
Capital Outlay $4,723,161 32.91% 5.87%
Maintenance and Services $2,046,157 14.26% 8.73%
Administration and Misc. $665,816 4.64% 7.93%
Highway Law Enforcment & Safety $1,909,669 13.31% 20.13%
Interest $458,866 3.20% 5.60%
Bond Retirement $142,050 0.99% 0.73%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $4,404,632 30.69% 29.11%
Total $14,350,351 100.00% 8.72%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - FY15 ($000) (Table FE-9) % of National
Highway Account $3,343,184 85.77% 9.35%
Mass Transit Account $554,545 14.23% 9.62%
Total $3,897,729 100.00% 9.39%
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