California Fast Facts 2000

California Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 168,076 miles
Interstate: 2,453 miles
Road bridges: 23,672
Class I railroad trackage: 5,861 miles
Inland waterways: 286 miles
Public use airports: 257 (42 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 17.3 million
Light trucks registered: 8.9 million
Heavy trucks registered: 119,000
Buses registered: 47,000
Motorcycles registered: 449,000
Rail transit systems: 4 commuter rail, 2 heavy rail (subway), 5 light rail
Numbered boats: 905,000

Geographic

Land area: 155,959 sq. miles (rank: 3)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 43.64 (rank: 8)
Persons per square mile: 217 (rank: 12)
Highest point: Mt. Whitney (14,494 ft.)
Lowest point: Death Valley (-282 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 57
Municipal governments: 4713
Congressional districts: 53

Demographic

Population: 33,871,648 (rank: 1)
Percent urban population: 932 (rank: 1)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $1,229 billion4 (rank: 1)
Civilian labor force: 17.1 million4 (rank: 1)
Median household income: $46,802 (rank: 13)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or van—drove alone: 72.4
Car, truck, or van—carpooled: 13.9
Public transportation (including taxi): 5.4
Walked: 2.7
Other means: 1.9
Worked at home: 3.7

State Transportation Department

California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
1120 N. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-5266
http://www.dot.ca.gov/

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