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State Statistical Abstracts 2015

NORTH CAROLINA

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Population / Land Area % of National
Total Population (DL-1C - Resident Pop) 10,042,802 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) 4,570,322 81.0% 3.2%
Special Fuel (Table MF-33SF) 1,068,776 19.0% 2.6%
Total Fuel 5,639,098 100.0%
On Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 4,252,094 94.1% 3.2%
Off Highway Gasoline (MF-21 in 000s) 268,263 5.9% 3.0%
Public Road Length (Table HM-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 65,502 61.6% 2.2%
Urban 40,832 38.4% 3.4%
Total 106,334 100.0% 2.6%
Public Road Length (Miles) by Functional System (HM-20) Distribution % of National
Interstate 1,271 1.2% 2.6%
Other Freeways & Expressways 873 0.8% 4.9%
Other Principal Arterials 3,523 3.3% 2.3%
Minor Arterial 6,533 6.1% 2.6%
Major Collector 10,837 10.2% 2.0%
Minor Collector 6,467 6.1% 2.4%
Local 76,830 72.3% 2.7%
Total 106,334 100.0% 3.7%
Functional System Lane Length (HM-60) Distribution % of National
Interstate 6,056 2.7% 2.7%
Other Freeways/Expressways 3,597 1.6% 4.5%
Other Principal Arterials 11,974 5.3% 2.6%
Minor Arterial 15,529 6.9% 2.7%
Major Collector 22,287 9.9% 2.0%
Minor Collector 12,950 5.7% 2.4%
Local 153660 68.0% 2.7%
Total 226,053 100.0% 2.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled - (Millions) - (VM-2) Distribution % of National
Rural 37,633 33.6% 4.1%
Urban 74,246 66.4% 3.4%
Total 111,879 100.0% 3.6%
Vehicle Miles Traveled by Functional System (Millions- VM-2) Distribution % of National
Interstate 24,063 21.5% 3.1%
Other Freeways/Expressways 7,917 7.1% 1.0%
Other Principal Arterial 20,694 18.5% 3.2%
Minor Arterial 19,344 17.3% 3.6%
Major Collector 13,744 12.3% 2.1%
Minor Collector 3,400 3.0% 5.2%
Local 22,717 20.3% 5.3%
Total 111,879 100.0% 3.6%
Driver Licenses (DL-22) Distribution % of National
Male 3,469,901 48.46% 3.22%
Female 3,690,720 51.54% 3.34%
Total 7,160,621 100.00% 3.28%
Motor Fuel Tax Rates (MF-121T) - ($)
Gasoline 36.3
Diesel 36.3
Gasohol 35.3

Tax Rates as of Dec 2015.

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 3,439,151 43.37% 3.05%
Buses 31,770 0.40% 3.57%
Trucks 4,269,130 53.84% 3.02%
Total 7,740,051
Motorcycles 188,922 2.38% 2.20%
Grand Total 7,928,973 100.00% 3.01%
Fatally Injured in Vehicle Crashes (FI-20) Distribution % of National
Rural 910 65.99% 5.34%
Urban 468 33.94% #VALUE!
Unknown 1 0.07% 0.04%
Total 1,379 100% 6.96%

Highway Finance ($000)

State Funding for Highways (Summary) - SF-21 (000)-Unavailable % of National
Receipts #DIV/0!
Disbursements #DIV/0!
Revenues Received by State for Highways (Table SF-1) % of National
Highway User Revenues $2,420,439 50.75% 3.26%
General Fund Appropriations $0 0.00% 0.00%
Other State Imposts $661,760 13.87% 6.06%
Miscellaneous $221,786 4.65% 1.83%
Bonds $300,541 6.30% 1.12%
Federal payments $1,143,107 23.97% 2.83%
Local Governments and Other $21,986 0.46% 0.48%
Total $4,769,619 100.00% 2.71%
Disbursements Used by States for Highways (Table SF-2) % of National
Capital Outlay $2,372,864 55.80% 2.92%
Maintenance and Services $883,660 20.78% 3.72%
Administration and Misc. $289,549 6.81% 3.17%
Highway Law Enforcment & Safety $399,670 9.40% 4.06%
Interest $101,823 2.39% 1.15%
Bond Retirement $128,026 3.01% 0.65%
Grants-in-aid to Locals $148,574 3.49% 0.96%
Total $4,252,094 101.69% 2.53%
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%
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