Iowa Fast Facts 2000

Iowa Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 113,377 miles
Interstate: 782 miles
Road bridges: 24,632
Class I railroad trackage: 2,431 miles
Inland waterways: 492 miles
Public use airports: 122 (10 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 1.8 million
Light trucks registered: 1.1 million
Heavy trucks registered: 63,000
Buses registered: 8,200
Motorcycles registered: 127,000
Numbered boats: 224,000

Geographic

Land area: 55,869 sq. miles (rank: 23)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 0.52 (rank: 48)
Persons per square mile: 52.4 (rank: 33)
Highest point: Osceola County (1,670 ft.)
Lowest point: Mississippi River (480 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 99
Municipal governments: 9503
Congressional districts: 54

Demographic

Population: 2,926,324 (rank: 30)
Percent urban population: 615 (rank: 36)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $85 billion2 (rank: 30)
Civilian labor force: 1.6 million2 (rank: 30)
Median household income: $42,993 (rank: 21)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 79.6
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.8
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.8
Walked: 3.5
Other means: 1.0
Worked at home: 4.3

State Transportation Department

Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-1101
http://www.dot.state.ia.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990