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2000 Sacramento Area Household Travel Survey (ICPSR 34777)

Principal Investigator(s): Casas, Jesse, NuStats


The 2000 Sacramento Area Household Travel Survey, like all recent household travel surveys, relied on the willingness of area residents to complete diary records of their daily travel for a specified day. During their travel day, participating household members were asked to record travel information in a travel diary for the specified 24-hour period. The information documented by respondents includes trip activities, mode of transportation, trip times, and trip location. Demographic information includes gender, age, whether the respondent held a valid driver's license, whether the respondent was a student, employment status, household income, whether the respondent owned or rented a home, and household size.

Series: Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series

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Study Description


Casas, Jesse. 2000 Sacramento Area Household Travel Survey. ICPSR34777-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-09-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34777.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34777.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    automobile ownership, automobile use, automobiles, carpools, commuting (travel), disabilities, driving habits, employment, highways, household income, households, Internet, licenses, public transportation, schools, technology, telecommuting, traffic, transportation, travel, vehicles, work, working hours

Smallest Geographic Unit:    county

Geographic Coverage:    California, Sacramento, United States

Time Period:   

  • 2000-02-01--2000-06-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 2000-02-01--2000-06-30

Unit of Observation:    individual, household

Universe:    The universe for the 2000 Sacramento Area Household Travel Survey is defined as all households located in the SACOG jurisdiction.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For additional information, please visit the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.


Study Purpose:    The purpose of the study was to provide data for the continuing development and refinement of the Regional Travel Demand Forecasting Model, as well as to provide a better understanding of travel behavior in the north central California region.

Sample:    The survey employed a probability sample selection process to include households in the survey. The type of probability sample used is stratified sampling in which the sample elements were drawn proportionately to households within the six counties with an over sample in the urban areas. The sample was randomly generated across all telephone exchanges within the study area. For additional information regarding sampling, please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR codebook.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire

Response Rates:    The response rate for this survey was 26 percent.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Restrictions: Variables were removed to prevent disclosure risk and preserve respondent anonymity.


Original ICPSR Release:   2013-09-06



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