A quick reference compilation of certain population, socio-economic, employment, and modal split characteristics of the 35 largest Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA) in the United States is presented. The three basic groups or urban data presented are population, socio-economic, and employment. The population data include population totals and densities for the various segments of each of the individual SMSA's (CBD, Central City, Urbanized Area, and SMSA). Also included are population totals by concentric urban rings and population density plots (dot, contour, and isometric views). The urban ring data combined with the population density plots can be used for identifying existing urban corridors. The socio-economic data compiled by concentric urban rings include: median female and male age, proportion of population 65 years and older, median family income, number of households and families, number of home-owners and renters, average home value and average rent paid, and auto ownership. The employment data found in this report include: home-to-work flows, employment and worker densities, and a modal split distribution for each of the 35 SMSA's.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Union Carbide Corp., Oak Ridge, Tenn. Nuclear Div.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Union Carbide Corporation

    Nuclear Division
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37830
  • Authors:
    • Bronitsky, L
    • Haaland, C
    • Schiff, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-75-45.I Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1981 12:00AM