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Vessel Characteristics (2017)
|Vessel Characteristics (sample size)||Mean (a)||Median (a)||Minimum (c)||Maximum|
|Passenger Capacity (660) b||307||149||0||5200|
|Vehicle Capacity (272) b||37||22||0||202|
|Typical Speed (708)||13||12||0||42|
|Vessel Age (681) d||27||24||-1||104|
a The mean is the average value. The median represents the middle most value when all numbers are listed in order. The median is a more accurate measure of the central tendency when a distribution of numbers is slightly skewed.
b Does not include vessels that do not carry passengers and or vehicles. Car ferries often do not track or report passenger boarding counts.
c The minimum value of zero for vehicle capactiy is due to the reporting a Tug/Barge combination or reporting error.
d The value of -1 for vessel age is due to a vessel being reported being built in 2018.