Kentucky Fast Facts 2000

Kentucky Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 79,267 miles
Interstate: 762 miles
Road bridges: 13,368
Class I railroad trackage: 2,441 miles
Inland waterways: 1,591 miles
Public use airports: 62 (7 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 1.7 million
Light trucks registered: 1.1 million
Heavy trucks registered: 29,000
Buses registered: 13,000
Motorcycles registered: 44,000
Numbered boats: 170,000

Geographic

Land area: 39,728 sq. miles (rank: 36)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 4.84 (rank: 29)
Persons per square mile: 101.7 (rank: 23)
Highest point: Black Mountain (4,139 ft.)
Lowest point: Mississippi River (257 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 120
Municipal governments: 4343
Congressional districts: 6

Demographic

Population: 4,041,769 (rank: 25)
Percent urban population: 522 (rank: 43)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $114 billion4 (rank: 26)
Civilian labor force: 2.0 million4 (rank: 26)
Median household income: $37,186 (rank: 38)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 81.3
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.4
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.4
Walked: 2.0
Other means: 1.1
Worked at home: 2.8

State Transportation Department

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
501 High Street, Frankfort, KY 40622
(502) 564-4890
http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/

1 2002

2 1990

3 1997

4 1999