Commuter Mode Share

A Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus and a red pick-up truck travel in opposite directions on a two-lane street.

What is the indicator?

This commuter mode share data shows the estimated percentages of commuters in Champaign County who traveled to work using each of the following modes: drove alone in an automobile; carpooled; took public transportation; walked; biked; went by motorcycle, taxi, or other means; and worked at home.

 

What does the data say? Are there any notable trends?

 

Commuter Mode Share

 Drove Alone Carpooled Public Transportation Walked Bicycle Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means Worked at home 
Mode Share (%)Margin of ErrorMode Share (%)Margin of ErrorMode Share (%)Margin of ErrorMode Share (%)Margin of ErrorMode Share (%)Margin of ErrorMode Share (%)Margin of ErrorMode Share (%)Margin of Error
200572.42.610.11.95.31.36.51.32.70.80.70.42.20.6
200668.82.08.21.46.81.38.11.52.00.80.60.44.90.9
200769.42.78.31.55.91.410.01.82.91.00.80.52.70.7
200868.02.310.51.65.11.39.41.71.90.61.10.64.01.0
200969.22.77.71.55.81.29.61.62.70.90.70.34.31.2
201069.23.09.11.84.51.38.61.63.10.80.60.44.91.0
201165.72.78.41.68.41.88.91.92.30.70.50.35.91.3
201270.52.77.81.85.21.48.01.83.50.90.40.24.61.0
201367.42.28.81.66.51.38.71.42.40.80.80.55.51.2
201467.42.48.61.58.11.77.71.52.20.60.10.15.91.1
201570.92.49.21.54.51.29.01.72.90.80.90.52.50.8

 

Driving alone in an automobile is by far the most prevalent means of getting to work in Champaign County, accounting for over two-thirds of all work trips in 2015. However, walking and biking account for a greater percentage of all commuters in Champaign County than in the United States as a whole (with estimates 2.8% (+/-0.1) and 0.6% (+/-0.1), respectively).

 

Why is this important?/Why did we include it in our set of indicators?

Commuter mode share data can illustrate the use of and demand for transit services and active transportation facilities, as well as for automobile-focused transportation projects.

 

Where did we get the data, and how often is it released?

Commuter mode share data was sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, which are released annually.

As with any datasets that are estimates rather than exact counts, it is important to take into account the margins of error (listed in the column beside each figure) when drawing conclusions from the data.

 

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (19 September 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2014 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2012 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2008 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2007 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2006 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2005 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, Table S0801; generated by CCRPC staff; using American FactFinder; <http://factfinder2.census.gov>; (16 March 2016).