Table 1-3. Number of U.S. Airportsa

Table 1-3. Number of U.S. Airportsa

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
TOTAL airports15,161 16,319 17,490 17,581 17,846 18,317 18,343 18,224 18,292 18,345 18,770 19,098
Public use, total4,814 5,858 5,589 5,551 5,545 5,538 5,474 5,415 5,389 5,357 5,352 5,354
% with lighted runways 66.2 68.1 71.4 71.9 72.3 72.8 73.5 74.3 74.5 74.6 74.8 76.2
% with paved runways 72.3 66.7 70.7 71.5 71.6 72.2 72.9 73.3 73.7 74.0 74.2 74.2
Private use, total10,347 10,461 11,901 12,030 12,301 12,779 12,869 12,809 12,903 12,988 13,418 13,774
% with lighted runways 15.2 9.1 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.2 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.7
% with paved runways 13.3 17.4 31.5 32.0 32.2 32.7 33.0 33.0 32.9 33.0 33.2 31.8
TOTAL airports15,161 16,319 17,490 17,581 17,846 18,317 18,343 18,224 18,292 18,345 18,770 19,098
Certificatedb, total730 700 680 669 664 670 672 667 671 660 660 655
Civil N N N N N N 577 572 577 566 566 565
Civil-Military N N N N N N 95 95 94 94 94 90
General aviation, total 14,431 15,619 16,810 16,912 17,182 17,637 17,671 17,557 17,621 17,685 18,110 18,443

a Includes civil and joint-use civil-military airports, heliports, STOLports, and seaplane bases in the United States and its territories.
b Certificated airports serve air-carrier operations with aircraft seating more than 30 passengers.

KEY: N = data do not exist.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator's Fact Book (Washington, DC: Annual issues), Internet site http://www.ama500.jccbi.gov as of May 20, 2000.