Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled on Public Roads in Florida (1994 - 2017)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration categorizes population areas by rural (populations of less than 5,000), small urban (populations of 5,000 to 49,999), small urbanized (populations of 50,000 to 200,000), and large urbanized (populations of more than 200,000). While large urbanized areas have always experienced the most daily vehicle miles (DVMT) traveled on their public roads since 1994, the category is also the only among the four to have more than doubled on this measure during the same time, increasing from 192,211,038 DVMT in 1994 to 425,177,164 DVMT in 2017. The large urbanized category is also the only one of the four to have experienced any increase in DVMT between 2004 and 2017 with a total growth of more than 18.6 percent in DVMT, helping to bring the total growth to 11.5 percent for DVMT across all four categories of public roads in Florida during this time.
Source: Data compiled by FAC from the Florida Department of Transportation’s Transportation and Data Analytics Office at: