Illinois Fast Facts 2000

Illinois Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 138,372 miles
Interstate: 2,165 miles
Road bridges: 25,497
Class I railroad trackage: 8,088 miles
Inland waterways: 1,095 miles
Public use airports: 114 (17 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 6.0 million
Light trucks registered: 2.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 62,140
Buses registered: 18,298
Motorcycles registered: 195,511
Rail transit systems: 1 commuter rail, 1 heavy rail (subway), 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 372,162

Geographic

Land area: 55,584 sq. miles (rank: 24)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 1.62 (rank: 39)
Persons per square mile: 223.4 (rank: 11)
Highest point: Charles Mound (1,235 ft.)
Lowest point: Mississippi River (279 ft.) 

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 102
Municipal governments: 1,2883
Congressional districts: 194

Demographic

Population: 12,419,293 (rank: 5)
Percent urban population: 855 (rank: 9)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $446 billion2 (rank: 4)
Civilian labor force: 6.5 million2 (rank: 5)
Median household income: $46,435 (rank: 14)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 73.2
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 9.3
Walked: 3.0
Other means: 1.1
Worked at home: 2.8

State Transportation Department

Illinois Department of Transportation (ILDOT)
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
(217) 782-6953
http://www.dot.state.il.us

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1999