Online Analysis Tools

Frequently-Asked For Tables Browse the catalog for popular, ready-made tables. You can view tabulations in HTML format, export them to Excel, or load the table specifications into Table Designer to modify your customized table.
Table Designer Updated for the 2009 NHTS. Build customized data tabulations quickly and easily. Tabulations are in HTML and Excel spreadsheet formats.
Codebook Browser Online version of the NHTS Codebook document provides quick access to dataset and variable characteristics including methods to sort, filter, and search.
Data Extraction Tool This data extraction tool allows users to obtain data from the 1995, 2001, and 2009 NHTS to examine total travel (i.e., person trips, person miles traveled, vehicle trips, and vehicle miles traveled). This tool also allows users to extract data from all three surveys for trends analysis. The user can select one or more elements using selection criteria to generate a customized dataset. This customized dataset can be downloaded in CSV format for additional analyses.
Visualization Prototype

Choropleth state maps of 2009 NHTS person trips with drill down to state statistics on trips, mode, and purpose.


Transferability refers to "transferring" the NHTS results to small geographic areas (e.g., Census Tracts). The Transferability methodology provides estimates of regional or local travel.


To recognize the valuable role of National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) data in the transportation research process and to facilitate repeatability of the research, users of NHTS data are asked to formally acknowledge the data source. Where possible, this acknowledgement should take place in the form of a formal citation, such as when writing a research report, planning document, on-line article, and other publications. The citation can be formatted as follows:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 2009 National Household Travel Survey. URL: http://nhts.ornl.gov.

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