Table 5 - States with Greatest and Least Air Service Coverage

Table 5 - States with Greatest and Least Air Service Coverage

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Highest percent rural air service coverage by state

  Rural Population Coverage Percent Covered
Connecticut 595,174 595,174 100.0%
Massachusetts 887,715 887,715 100.0%
New Jersey 846,452 846,452 100.0%
Rhode Island 175,457 175,457 100.0%
Hawaii 363,545 354,950 97.6%
Maryland 1,079,420 1,013,229 93.9%
Florida 3,618,587 3,269,172 90.3%
Ohio 3,341,447 2,969,838 88.9%
Alaska 305,546 268,638 87.9%
California 3,835,613 3,309,342 86.3%

Lowest percent rural air service coverage by state

  Rural Population Coverage Percent Covered
Alabama 2,431,865 794,826 32.7%
Wyoming 259,459 91,716 35.3%
Oklahoma 1,575,634 558,156 35.4%
North Dakota 343,379 132,518 38.6%
Montana 506,692 205,553 40.6%
South Dakota 481,959 205,931 42.7%
Iowa 1,548,051 678,307 43.8%
Idaho 624,767 289,133 46.3%
Arkansas 1,645,360 820,220 49.9%
New Mexico 698,221 367,446 52.6%

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics April 2005 analysis of the U.S. scheduled intercity transportation network.