Delaware Fast Facts 2000

Delaware Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 5,779 miles
Interstate: 41 miles
Road bridges: 824
Class I railroad trackage: 246 miles
Inland waterways: 99 miles
Public use airports: 10 (2 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 400,000
Light trucks registered: 217,000
Heavy trucks registered: 4,000
Buses registered: 2,000
Motorcycles registered: 11,000
Numbered boats: 47,000

Geographic

Land area: 1,954 sq. miles (rank: 49)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 0.62 (rank: 46)
Persons per square mile: 401.1 (rank: 7)
Highest point: Ebright Road (at DE-PA state line), New Castle County (448 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 3
Municipal governments: 573
Congressional districts: 14

Demographic

Population: 783,600 (rank: 45)
Percent urban population: 735 (rank: 18)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $35 billion2 (rank: 41)
Civilian labor force: 409,0002 (rank: 45)
Median household income: $50,154 (rank: 6)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 78.5
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.0
Public transportation (including taxi): 3.1
Walked: 2.6
Other means: 1.5
Worked at home: 3.2

State Transportation Department

Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)
800 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 760-2080
http://www.dot.state.de.us/deldot/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990