Alaska Fast Facts 2000

Alaska Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 12,823 miles
Interstate: 1,083 miles
Road bridges: 1,049
Railroad trackage: 482 miles
Inland waterways: 5,497 miles
Ferry routes: 65
Ferry route-miles: 8,520
Public use airports: 301 (34 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 623,000
Light trucks registered: 330,000
Heavy trucks registered: 3,000
Buses registered: 2,500
Motorcycles registered: 16,000
Numbered boats: 29,000

Geographic

Land area: 571,951 sq. miles (rank: 1)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 62.44 (rank: 4)
Persons per square mile: 1.1 (rank: 50)
Highest point: Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft.)
Lowest point: Pacific Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Boroughs: 26
Municipal governments: 1493
Congressional districts: 1

Demographic

Population: 626,932 (rank: 48)
Percent urban population: 682 (rank: 29)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $26 billion4 (rank: 45)
Civilian labor force: 322,0004 (rank: 49)
Median household income: $50,746 (rank: 4)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 68.6
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 13.4
Public transportation (including taxi): 2.8
Walked: 7.5
Other means: 4.3
Worked at home: 3.2

State Transportation Department

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
3132 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-3900
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/

1 2002

2 1990

3 1997

4 1999