Colorado Fast Facts 2000

Colorado Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 85,409 miles
Interstate: 951 miles
Road bridges: 7,977
Class I railroad trackage: 2,967 miles
Public use airports: 79 (17 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 1.9 million
Light trucks registered: 1.6 million
Heavy trucks registered: 7,300
Buses registered: 5,800
Motorcycles registered: 98,000
Rail transit systems: 1 light rail, 1 aerial tramway
Numbered boats: 105,000

Geographic

Land area: 103,718 sq. miles (rank: 8)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 36.52 (rank: 9)
Persons per square mile: 41.5 (rank: 37)
Highest point: Mount Elbert (14,433 ft.)
Lowest point: Arkansas River (3,350 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 64
Municipal governments: 2693
Congressional districts: 74

Demographic

Population: 4,301,261 (rank: 24)
Percent urban population: 825 (rank: 12)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $154 billion2 (rank: 21)
Civilian labor force: 2.3 million2 (rank: 22)
Median household income: $48,506 (rank: 9)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 76.9
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.2
Public transportation (including taxi): 3.4
Walked: 2.9
Other means: 1.4
Worked at home: 4.3

State Transportation Department

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
4201 East Arkansas Avenue
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 757-9201
http://www.dot.state.co.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990