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Table 2-2 Person Trips, Trip Length, and PMT by Trip Purpose: 2009 NHTS

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Annual Average, 2009

Purpose Total household trips in year Trip length (miles) Person-miles travelled per household
Work 541 11.8 6,256
Work-related 106 20.0 2,078
Shopping 725 6.5 4,620
Family/personal errands 748 7.0 5,134
School/church 333 6.3 2,049
Social and recreational 952 10.7 9,989
Other 61 51.5 2,878
TOTAL 3,466 9.7 33,004

KEY: PMT = Person-Miles of Travel; NHTS = National Household Travel Survey.

NOTES: Family/personal Errands includes personal business, shopping, and medical/dental appointments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey, Summary of Travel Trends. Table 5. Available at http://nhts.ornl.gov/ as of April 2016.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017