YUP: VA went from 500,000 carpoolers to 441,000 - lost 60,000 = 12%
the share shift was from 15.9% probably highest in the country to 12.7 still
big but no cigar. THE REAL STORY OF THE CENSUS DATA IS: NOT A BIG CHANGE IN
NUMBER (APPROXIMATELY) OF CAR USERS BUT A LOT MORE CARS. WE HAVE LOST MORE
WALKERS AND CARPOOLERS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS THAN ALL OF TRANSIT USE Alan
----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck Purvis <CPurvis(a)mtc.ca.gov>
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 1:06 PM
Subject: [CTPP] Michigan #1 in Drive Alone Share
It looks like Michigan is still the number one state in the union in terms
of commuters driving alone to work. Data released this morning
(6/3/02) shows that the Michigan drive alone share is 83.2 percent (compares
to 81.5 percent in 1990.) Today's data release also shows Ohio with a very
high drive alone share, at 82.8 percent (comparing to 80.3 percent in 1990).
I don't think any states have drive alone shares higher than Michigan or
Ohio, but we're still missing data for five states (Arkansas, Colorado,
Utah, Idaho, Wyoming). That data will be out about 1:00 PM Eastern time on
Tuesday, along with US totals.
Very good article on increasing commute times in this past Friday's
Alan Pisarski, Tim Lomax and the usual suspects are interviewed.
note that the Monitor didn't fall into the trap of reporting
on anecdotal commutes. I'll be interested in how the Wall Street Journal and
the Monitor and other national papers handle this information once the
balance of data is released Tuesday....
Alan: what's this about a 12 percent drop in Virginia carpooling?
Re-cap of other relevant Census sites:
Press release site for demographic profiles:
Best gateway to acquire demographic profiles in PDF format:
FTP site for the Demographic Profile datasets:
(I'll be looking at the "All States" sub-directory to have all national,
state, metro area and place-level data perhaps by Tuesday?)
Metropolitan Data Shack (site with selected 1990 Census data for all 284
areas and 50 states)