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Chapter Two

existing system overview

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Table 9.

Mode of Commute by City of Raleigh, Wake County, and United States Workers 2000-2010

City of Raleigh

Wake County

United States

Commute

(% of workers)

2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change

Drove Alone

78.7% 81.2% 2.5% 81.1% 81.5% 0.4% 75.7% 76.6% 0.9%

Carpooled

11.5% 9.1% -2.4% 11.2% 8.6% -2.6% 12.2% 9.7% -2.5%

Public Transit

2.4% 1.6% -0.8% 1.2% 1.0% -0.2% 4.7% 4.9% 0.2%

Walked

2.9% 1.8% -1.1% 1.7% 1.3% -0.4% 2.9% 2.8% -0.1%

Other

1.3% 1.4% 0.1% 1.0% 1.4% 0.4% 0.7% 1.7% 1.0%

Worked at Home

3.3% 4.9% 1.6% 3.8% 6.3% 2.5% 3.3% 4.3% 1.0%

Mean Travel Time

(min)

22 21.6 -0.4 24.7 23.9 -0.8 25.5 25.1 -0.4

Source: US Census, 2000 and 2010

Table 10.

Household Types in City of Raleigh and Wake County 2000-2010

City of Raleigh

Wake County

Household Type

(% of pop.)

2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change

Family w/ kids under 18

26.5% 29.0% 2.5% 34.0% 34.6% 0.6%

Family w/o own kids under 18

28.0% 26.9% -1.1% 31.6% 31.1% -0.5%

Non-Family

45.5% 44.1% -1.4% 34.4% 34.3% -0.1%

HHs w/ people under 18

28.8% 31.3% 2.5% 36.2% 36.8% 0.6%

HHs w/ people over 65

14.4% 15.0% 0.6% 13.5% 16.1% 2.6%

Avg. HH size

2.30 2.36 0.06 2.51 2.55 0.04

Avg. family size

2.97 3.06 0.09 3.06 3.12 0.06

HH = Household Source: US Census, 2000 and 2010

Table 11.

Housing Occupancy in City of Raleigh, Wake County, and United States Workers 2000-2010

City of Raleigh

Wake County

United States

Housing Occupancy 2000 2010 Change 2000 2010 Change

2000

2010

Change

Total Housing Units

120,699 176,124 +55,425 258,953 371,836 +112,883

115,904,641 131,704,730 +15,800,089

% Units Occupied

93.3% 92.5% -0.8% 93.5% 93.0% -0.5% 91.0% 88.6% -2.4%

% Vacant

6.7% 7.5% 0.8% 6.5% 7.0% 0.5% 9.0% 11.4% 2.4%

% Owner-Occupied

51.6% 53.5% 1.9% 65.9% 65.1% -0.8% 66.2% 65.1% -1.1%

% Renter-Occupied

48.4% 46.5% -1.9% 34.1% 34.9% 0.8% 33.8% 34.9% 1.1%

Source: US Census, 2000 and 2010