Maine Fast Facts 2000

Maine Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 22,670 miles
Interstate: 367 miles
Road bridges: 2,360
Inland waterways: 73 miles
Public use airports: 47 (4 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 618,000
Light trucks registered: 374,000
Heavy trucks registered: 3,300
Buses registered: 3,000
Motorcycles registered: 29,000
Numbered boats: 119,000

Geographic

Land area: 30,862 sq. miles (rank: 39)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 0.82 (rank: 45)
Persons per square mile: 41.3 (rank: 38)
Highest point: Mount Katahdin (5,267 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 16
Municipal governments: 223
Congressional districts: 24

Demographic

Population: 1,274,923 (rank: 40)
Percent urban population: 455 (rank: 48)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $34 billion2 (rank: 42)
Civilian labor force: 689,0002 (rank: 39)
Median household income: $41,597 (rank: 27)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 80.4
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 9.3
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.9
Walked: 3.9
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 4.3

State Transportation Department

Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT)
16 Statehouse Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 624-3000
http://www.state.me.us/mdot/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990