United States Journey to Work:
States Ranked by Public Transit Market Share: 2000

Rank State 1990 Employment 1990 Transit 1990 Transit Market Share 2000 Employment 2000 Transit 2000 Transit Market Share Transit Market Share Change Change in Employment Change in Transit Transit Share of Change
1 District of Columbia 304,428 111,422 36.60% 260,884 86,493 33.15% -9.42% (43,544) (24,929) No new jobs
2 New York 8,220,613 2,042,488 24.85% 8,211,916 2,006,194 24.43% -1.67% (8,697) (36,294) No new jobs
3 New Jersey 3,812,684 336,708 8.83% 3,876,433 371,514 9.58% 8.52% 63,749 34,806 54.60%
4 Massachusetts 2,979,594 247,381 8.30% 3,102,837 270,742 8.73% 5.10% 123,243 23,361 18.96%
5 Illinois 5,351,411 538,071 10.05% 5,745,731 497,632 8.66% -13.86% 394,320 (40,439) -10.26%
6 Maryland 2,482,462 202,169 8.14% 2,591,670 187,246 7.22% -11.28% 109,208 (14,923) -13.66%
7 Hawaii 567,765 41,821 7.37% 563,154 35,368 6.28% -14.74% (4,611) (6,453) No new jobs
8 Pennsylvania 5,348,132 343,724 6.43% 5,556,311 289,699 5.21% -18.88% 208,179 (54,025) -25.95%
9 California 13,940,250 685,797 4.92% 14,525,322 736,037 5.07% 3.00% 585,072 50,240 8.59%
10 Washington 2,302,666 104,403 4.53% 2,785,479 136,278 4.89% 7.91% 482,813 31,875 6.60%
11 Oregon 1,294,690 43,435 3.35% 1,601,378 66,788 4.17% 24.32% 306,688 23,353 7.61%
12 Connecticut 1,673,442 65,805 3.93% 1,640,823 65,827 4.01% 2.02% (32,619) 22 No new jobs
13 Nevada 604,609 16,096 2.66% 923,155 36,446 3.95% 48.30% 318,546 20,350 6.39%
14 Virginia 3,146,858 125,827 4.00% 3,481,820 124,166 3.57% -10.81% 334,962 (1,661) -0.50%
15 Minnesota 2,158,733 77,722 3.60% 2,541,611 81,276 3.20% -11.18% 382,878 3,554 0.93%
16 Colorado 1,637,440 46,983 2.87% 2,191,626 69,515 3.17% 10.54% 554,186 22,532 4.07%
17 Delaware 334,126 8,069 2.41% 373,070 10,354 2.78% 14.92% 38,944 2,285 5.87%
18 Rhode Island 481,230 12,187 2.53% 490,905 12,197 2.48% -1.89% 9,675 10 0.10%
19 Louisiana 1,645,690 49,252 2.99% 1,831,057 43,277 2.36% -21.03% 185,367 (5,975) -3.22%
20 Georgia 3,106,393 86,680 2.79% 3,832,803 90,030 2.35% -15.82% 726,410 3,350 0.46%
21 Utah 732,376 16,971 2.32% 1,032,858 23,199 2.25% -3.07% 300,482 6,228 2.07%
22 Ohio 4,843,205 122,014 2.52% 5,307,502 110,274 2.08% -17.53% 464,297 (11,740) -2.53%
23 Wisconsin 2,349,691 57,711 2.46% 2,690,704 53,340 1.98% -19.29% 341,013 (4,371) -1.28%
24 Florida 5,794,452 116,352 2.01% 6,910,168 129,075 1.87% -6.98% 1,115,716 12,723 1.14%
25 Arizona 1,600,604 32,856 2.05% 2,210,395 41,105 1.86% -9.41% 609,791 8,249 1.35%
26 Texas 7,610,487 168,478 2.21% 9,157,875 170,268 1.86% -16.01% 1,547,388 1,790 0.12%
27 Alaska 263,761 6,453 2.45% 290,597 5,236 1.80% -26.35% 26,836 (1,217) -4.53%
28 Missouri 2,345,816 47,129 2.01% 2,629,296 39,153 1.49% -25.88% 283,480 (7,976) -2.81%
29 Wyoming 208,374 2,963 1.42% 239,809 3,421 1.43% 0.32% 31,435 458 1.46%
30 Michigan 4,082,403 66,653 1.63% 4,540,372 60,537 1.33% -18.34% 457,969 (6,116) -1.34%
31 Kentucky 1,565,711 25,082 1.60% 1,781,733 21,522 1.21% -24.60% 216,022 (3,560) -1.65%
32 Idaho 440,809 8,572 1.94% 594,654 6,275 1.06% -45.74% 153,845 (2,297) -1.49%
33 Indiana 2,587,182 34,117 1.32% 2,910,612 29,792 1.02% -22.38% 323,430 (4,325) -1.34%
34 Iowa 1,322,064 16,373 1.24% 1,469,763 15,021 1.02% -17.48% 147,699 (1,352) -0.92%
35 North Carolina 3,300,481 33,902 1.03% 3,837,773 34,803 0.91% -11.71% 537,292 901 0.17%
36 South Carolina 1,636,356 18,092 1.11% 1,822,969 15,468 0.85% -23.26% 186,613 (2,624) -1.41%
37 Maine 570,883 5,084 0.89% 615,144 5,217 0.85% -4.77% 44,261 133 0.30%
38 Tennessee 2,239,256 29,611 1.32% 2,618,404 21,168 0.81% -38.86% 379,148 (8,443) -2.23%
39 New Mexico 633,135 6,355 1.00% 759,177 6,074 0.80% -20.29% 126,042 (281) -0.22%
40 West Virginia 659,136 7,237 1.10% 718,106 5,714 0.80% -27.53% 58,970 (1,523) -2.58%
41 New Hampshire 566,589 4,067 0.72% 638,565 4,645 0.73% 1.34% 71,976 578 0.80%
42 Nebraska 775,085 8,988 1.16% 873,197 6,260 0.72% -38.18% 98,112 (2,728) -2.78%
43 Vermont 276,765 2,033 0.73% 311,839 2,208 0.71% -3.61% 35,074 175 0.50%
44 Montana 349,184 2,050 0.59% 422,159 2,812 0.67% 13.46% 72,975 762 1.04%
45 Mississippi 1,028,014 8,020 0.78% 1,164,118 6,587 0.57% -27.47% 136,104 (1,433) -1.05%
46 Alabama 1,735,588 13,279 0.77% 1,900,089 9,496 0.50% -34.68% 164,501 (3,783) -2.30%
47 Kansas 1,178,931 7,585 0.64% 1,311,343 6,366 0.49% -24.55% 132,412 (1,219) -0.92%
48 Oklahoma 1,374,338 7,817 0.57% 1,539,792 7,456 0.48% -14.87% 165,454 (361) -0.22%
49 South Dakota 324,122 971 0.30% 372,648 1,702 0.46% 52.46% 48,526 731 1.51%
50 Arkansas 988,712 5,096 0.52% 1,160,101 5,127 0.44% -14.26% 171,389 31 0.02%
51 North Dakota 293,548 1,638 0.56% 319,481 1,303 0.41% -26.91% 25,933 (335) -1.29%
                       
  United States 115,070,274 6,069,589 5.27% 128,279,228 6,067,703 4.73% -10.32% 13,208,954 (1,886) -0.01%
                       
Source: US Census 2000 & 1999                  
Transit (Public Transport) includes taxicabs (separate data not yet available)            

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