BOX 4-1

Indicators by Category of Interest for Statistical Profile of 38 Urbanized Areas

Size of Urbanized Area

  • Population

  • Land area (in square miles)

  • Transit service area of largest provider (in square miles)

  • Transit population served of largest provider

Potential Demand for Transit Service

  • Carless households

    • Housing units without cars

    • Percent of housing units without cars

  • Seniors

    • Householders living alone and ≥65 years of age

    • Percent of householders living alone and ≥65 years of age

  • Recent immigrants

    • Number of foreign born, entry ≥2000

    • Population ≥5 years of age who speak English less than “very well”

    • Percent of population ≥5 years of age who speak English less than “very well”

  • Poor (below the poverty line)

    • Population living below the poverty line

    • Percent of population living below the poverty line

    • Persons with disabilities

    • Population ≥5 years of age with a disability

    • Percent of population ≥5 years of age with a disability

  • Commuters

    • Number of workers ≥16 years of age using transit (excluding taxi)

Supply

  • Density of urbanized area (population per square mile)

  • Number of cars

  • Number of buses (for transit agencies with ≥100 vehicles operated in maximum service)

  • Number of railcars (for transit agencies with ≥100 vehicles operated in maximum service)

  • Number of demand response vehicles (for transit agencies with ≥100 vehicles operated in maximum service)

  • Number of school buses



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