Maryland Fast Facts 2000

Maryland Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 30,494 miles
Interstate: 481 miles
Road bridges: 4,963
Class I railroad trackage: 835 miles
Inland waterways: 532 miles
Public use airports: 35 (4 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.6 million
Light trucks registered: 1.2 million
Heavy trucks registered: 15,000
Buses registered: 12,000
Motorcycles registered: 49,000
Rail transit systems: 1 commuter rail, 1 heavy rail (subway), 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 208,000

Geographic

Land area: 9,775 sq. miles (rank: 42)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 2.64 (rank: 35)
Persons per square mile: 541.8 (rank: 5)
Highest point: Backbone Mountain (3,360 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 23
Municipal governments: 1563
Congressional districts: 8

Demographic

Population: 5,296,486 (rank: 19)
Percent urban population: 812 (rank: 13)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $175 billion4 (rank: 16)
Civilian labor force: 2.8 million4 (rank: 18)
Median household income: $51,695 (rank: 1)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 73.3
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.0
Public transportation (including taxi): 8.4
Walked: 2.3
Other means: 0.7
Worked at home: 3.3

State Transportation Department

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
10 Elm Road, BWI Airport, MD 21240
(888) 713-1414
http://www.mdot.state.md.us/

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