Georgia Fast Facts 2000

Georgia Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 114,727 miles
Interstate: 1,244 miles
Road bridges: 14,381
Class I railroad trackage: 3,548 miles
Inland waterways: 721 miles
Public use airports: 109 (15 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 4.1 million
Light trucks registered: 2.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 72,000
Buses registered: 18,000
Motorcycles registered: 88,000
Rail transit systems: 1 heavy rail (subway)
Numbered boats: 323,000

Geographic

Land area: 57,906 sq. miles (rank: 21)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 5.02 (rank: 28)
Persons per square mile: 141.4 (rank: 18)
Highest point: Brasstown Bald (4,784 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 159
Municipal governments: 5353
Congressional districts: 134

Demographic

Population: 8,186,453 (rank: 10)
Percent urban population: 635 (rank: 34)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $276 billion2 (rank: 10)
Civilian labor force: 4.2 million2 (rank: 10)
Median household income: $42,887 (rank: 23)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 79.0
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.8
Public transportation (including taxi): 2.6
Walked: 1.3
Other means: 1.3
Worked at home: 3.0

State Transportation Department

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
No. 2 Capitol Square, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-5267
http://www.dot.state.ga.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990