Kansas Fast Facts 2000

Kansas Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 134,582 miles
Interstate: 872 miles
Road bridges: 25,717
Class I railroad trackage: 4,273 miles
Inland waterways: 120 miles
Public use airports: 142 (12 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 826,000
Light trucks registered: 1.3 million
Heavy trucks registered: 27,000
Buses registered: 3,900
Motorcycles registered: 50,000
Numbered boats: 103,000

Geographic

Land area: 81,815 sq. miles (rank: 13)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 1.32 (rank: 43)
Persons per square mile: 32.9 (rank: 40)
Highest point: Mount Sunflower (4,039 ft.)
Lowest point: Verdigris River (679 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 105
Municipal governments: 6273
Congressional districts: 44

Demographic

Population: 2,688,418 (rank: 32)
Percent urban population: 695 (rank: 24)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $81 billion2 (rank: 31)
Civilian labor force: 1.4 million2 (rank: 31)
Median household income: $37,705 (rank: 36)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 82.6
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 8.8
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.4
Walked: 2.8
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 4.3

State Transportation Department

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)
915 Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1568
(785) 296-3566
http://www.ink.org/public/kdot/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990