Commuting Data

The Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP) offers a set of special tabulations from the US Census Bureau pertaining to commuting characteristics by place of residence, place of work, and home to work flows. It is a cooperative effort sponsored by the State Departments of Transportation under a pooled funding arrangement with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). As the largest and most up-to-date survey of transportation data available for the region, the CTPP is a valuable dataset for transportation planners at the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG).

A variety of commuting characteristics and transportation profiles is available from MRCOG. Available information includes travel times, mode share, vehicle ownership, and commutes by race, ethnicity, age and income status.

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How We Use It

At MRCOG, the CTPP is used for a variety of purposes including commuter rail planning, mass transit route planning, and for calibrating and improving the accuracy of our travel demand model. The CTPP is uniquely suited for travel analysis because the data are available at the Transportation Analysis Zone (TAZ) level, which are small geographic areas.

Please keep in mind that CTPP data only pertain to work commutes, and don't include shopping trips, medical trips or any other trip purpose.

  1. 2010 to 2012 ACS
  2. 2006 to 2008 Commuting Stats
  3. 2005 to 2007 Commuting Stats
  4. 2000 Commuting Statistics

Are you interested in knowing how commuting behaviors have changed over time in our region? The Federal Highway Administration created profile sheets using the 2010 to 2012 American Community Survey (ACS), Census 2010, 2007 to 2009 ACS, and Census 2000 data to compare results on commuting (journey to work). The following profiles look at significant changes in selected characteristics such as, Population, Households, Poverty, Mode to Work and Mean Travel Time. These profiles were created to provide transportation planners a handy way to view trends by including multiple time points.

2010 to 2012 ACS Profiles
Bernalillo CountyData (PDF)
City of AlbuquerqueData (PDF)
South Valley CDPData (PDF)
Sandoval CountyData (PDF)
City of Rio RanchoData (PDF)
Valencia CountyData (PDF)