Alabama Fast Facts 2000

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Alabama Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 94,311 miles
Interstate: 906 miles
Road bridges: 15,635
Class I railroad trackage: 3,149 miles
Inland waterways: 1,270 miles
Public use airports: 96 (10 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.0 million
Light trucks registered: 1.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 76,000
Buses registered: 8,800
Motorcycles registered: 55,000
Numbered boats: 265,000

Geographic

Land area: 50,744 sq. miles (rank: 28)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 3.84 (rank: 33)
Persons per square mile: 87.6 (rank: 26)
Highest point: Cheaha Mountain (2,405 ft.)
Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 67
Municipal governments: 4463
Congressional districts: 7

Demographic

Population: 4,447,100 (rank: 23)
Percent urban population: 602 (rank: 37)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $115 billion4 (rank: 25)
Civilian labor force: 2.2 million4 (rank: 23)
Median household income: $33,105 (rank: 44)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 84.6
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.4
Walked: 1.1
Other means: 0.9
Worked at home: 2.0

State Transportation Department

Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)
1409 Coliseum Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36110
(334) 242-6358
http://www.dot.state.al.us/

1 2002

2 1990

3 1997

4 1999