INCREASE IN MOTOR VEHICLES IN THE WASHINGTON AREA

STATISTICS SHOW 1.6 MILLION MORE VEHICLES ON AREA ROADS SINCE 1970* LOCALITY.............1987/86**......1985 .....1980......1975......1970 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...263,290...260,596 ..270,112...264,170...258,594 SUBURBAN VIRGINIA Alexandria..............96,055....89,311 ...75,297....66,256....73,095 Arlington County.......124,219...116,718 ...99,772....90,815....90,351 Fairfax City............13,668....13,229 ....6,465.....3,332......... -- Fairfax County.........586,572...539,061 ..419,567...311,353...189,276 Falls Church............14,791....13,375 ....9,560....10,491......... -- Fauquier County.........42,248....37,204 ...26,121....18,524....13,093 Loudoun County..........69,622....60,052 ...43,246....30,728....19,538 Prince William County..147,312...131,567 ...98,178....75,249....46,981 SUBURBAN VIRGINIA TOTAL.......1,094,487.1,000,517 ..778,206...606,748...432,334 VIRGINIA TOTAL.......4,604,354.4,292,749 3,510,484.2,803,437.2,121,087 SUBURBAN MARYLAND Anne Arundel County....347,668...329,643 ...280,434..203,261..147,414 Calvert County..........37,934....34,692 ....26,774...16,396...11,158 Charles County..........74,804....69,291 ....53,680...35,672...22,435 Frederick County.......121,850...113,824 ....90,443...61,946...46,505 Howard County..........132,020...121,214 ....94,302...64,690...35,570 Montgomery County......558,214...527,742 ...444,939..364,955..288,672 Prince George's County.539,427...518,339 ...460,754..394,176..325,985 St. Mary's County.......51,011....47,817 ....39,582...27,345...18,924 SUBURBAN MARYLAND TOTAL.......1,862,928.1,762,562 .1,490,908.1,168,441...896,663 MARYLAND TOTAL.......3,515,785.3,356,726 .2,930,666.2,320,774.1,899,314 WASHINGTON REGION TOTAL.........3,220,705.3,023,675 .2,539,226.2,039,359.1,587,591

*Figures include light trucks and motorcycles except in Virginia where the state's 200,000 motorcycles are not included.

**District 1987 figures are as of Oct. 30; Virginia 1987 figures are as of June 30; Maryland figures are as of April 30, 1986.

SOURCE: District, Virginia and Maryland motor vehicle departments.