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Highway Statistics Series

State Statistical Abstracts 2014

NORTH CAROLINA

For more information, see the Highway Statistics series.

Population / Land Area % of National
Total Population (DL-1C - Resident Pop) 9,943,964 3.1%
Total Land Area Square Miles (PS-1) 48,618 1.4%
Motor Fuel Usage (000) Distribution % of National
Gasoline/Gasohol (Table MF-33GA) 4,384,892 81.0% 3.2%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 1,029,810 19.0% 2.6%
Total Fuel 5,414,702 100.0%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 4,326,984 97.3% 3.2%
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 118,846 2.7% 3.4%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 65,560 61.7% 2.2%
Urban 40,745 38.3% 3.4%
Total 106,305 100.0% 2.5%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) Distribution % of National
Interstate 1,258 1.2% 2.6%
Other Freeways & Expressways 880 0.8% 5.1%
Other Principal Arterials 3,523 3.3% 2.2%
Minor Arterial 6,533 6.0% 2.7%
Major Collector 10,836 10.0% 2.0%
Minor Collector 6,467 6.0% 2.4%
Local 78,808 72.8% 2.7%
Total 108,305 100.0% 3.7%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) Distribution % of National
Interstate 5,991 2.7% 2.7%
Other Freeways/Expressways 3,629 1.6% 4.8%
Other Principal Arterials 11,973 5.3% 2.6%
Minor Arterial 15,529 6.9% 2.8%
Major Collector 22,287 9.9% 2.0%
Minor Collector 12,950 5.7% 2.4%
Local 153,614 68.0% 2.6%
Total 225,973 100.0% 2.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) Distribution % of National
Rural 36,564 33.9% 4.0%
Urban 71,448 66.1% 3.4%
Total 108,012 100.0% 3.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (Millions- VM-2) Distribution % of National
Interstate 23,270 21.5% 3.1%
Other Freeways/Expressways 7,617 7.1% 1.0%
Other Principal Arterial 19,900 18.4% 3.0%
Minor Arterial 18,774 17.4% 3.5%
Major Collector 13,341 12.4% 2.0%
Minor Collector 3,320 3.1% 5.4%
Local 21,790 20.2% 5.2%
Total 108,012 100.0% 3.6%
Driver Licenses (DL-22) Distribution % of National
Male 3,404,244 48.46% 3.21%
Female 3,621,089 51.54% 3.35%
Total 7,025,333 100.00% 3.28%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) - ($)
Gasoline $0.38
Diesel $0.36
Gasohol $0.38

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 3,474,768 44.12% 3.05%
Buses 31,318 0.40% 3.59%
Trucks 4,176,301 53.03% 3.04%
Total 7,682,387
Motorcycles 193,643 2.46% 2.30%
Grand Total 7,876,030 100.00% 3.03%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 894 69.63% 5.40%
Urban 387 30.14% 2.51%
Unknown 3 0.23% 0.42%
Total 1284 100% 3.93%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) - SF-21 (000) % of National
Receipts $4,526,973 2.73%
Disbursements $4,394,714 2.80%
Revenues Received by State for Highways (Table SF-1) % of National
Highway User Revenues $2,467,543 54.27% 3.61%
General Fund Appropriations $0 0.00% 0.00%
Other State Imposts $607,021 13.35% 5.88%
Miscellaneous $97,274 2.14% 0.96%
Bonds $19,590 0.43% 0.06%
Federal payments $1,335,694 29.38% 3.22%
Local Governments and Other $19,441 0.43% 0.62%
Total $4,546,563 100.00% 2.62%
Disbursements Used by States for Highways (Table SF-2) % of National
Capital Outlay $2,441,663 55.31% 3.03%
Maintenance and Services $943,973 21.38% 4.03%
Administration and Misc. $264,623 5.99% 3.15%
Highway Law Enforcment & Safety $361,361 8.19% 3.81%
Interest $100,272 2.27% 1.22%
Bond Retirement $155,223 3.52% 0.80%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $147,189 3.33% 0.97%
Total $4,414,304 100.00% 2.68%
Attributed Federal Trust Fund Receipts - FY15 ($000) (Table FE-9) % of National
Highway Account $1,050,066 85.93% 2.94%
Mass Transit Account $171,927 14.07% 2.98%
Total $1,221,993 100.00% 2.94%
Page last modified on October 4, 2016
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