Connecticut Fast Facts 2000

Connecticut Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 20,845 miles
Interstate: 346 miles
Road bridges: 4,177
Class I railroad trackage: 69 miles
Inland waterways: 117 miles
Public use airports: 22 (6 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.0 million
Light trucks registered: 802,000
Heavy trucks registered: 2,400
Buses registered: 11,000
Motorcycles registered: 54,000
Rail transit systems: 2 commuter rail
Numbered boats: 103,000

Geographic

Land area: 4,845 sq. miles (rank: 48)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 0.52 (rank: 48)
Persons per square mile: 702.9 (rank: 4)
Highest point: Mount Frissell on South slope (2,380 ft.)
Lowest point: Long Island Sound (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 8
Municipal governments: 303
Town governments: 1493
Congressional districts: 54

Demographic

Population: 3,405,565 (rank: 29)
Percent urban population: 795 (rank: 15)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $152 billion2 (rank: 22)
Civilian labor force: 1.7 million2 (rank: 28)
Median household income: $50,360 (rank: 5)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 80.3
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 8.9
Public transportation (including taxi): 4.4
Walked: 2.6
Other means: 0.7
Worked at home: 3.0

State Transportation Department

Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT)
2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131-7546
(860) 594-2000
http://www.dot.state.ct.us/

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21999

31997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

51990