Monday, July 30, 2012

Chart of the Day

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Source Data:
U.S. Department of Transportation: Highway Statistics 2010


dearieme said...

Shouldn't they have plotted population too?

Or are some of those variables "per capita"?

Stagflationary Mark said...


I don't believe any of that is "per capita". I think the chart was done mostly from a total traffic perspective.

Here is a chart of population.

I find the purple data series the most interesting (especially since about 1980). It's so flat.

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