Massachusetts Fast Facts 2000

Massachusetts Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 35,311 miles
Interstate: 566 miles
Road bridges: 4,952
Class I railroad trackage: 455 miles
Inland waterways: 90 miles
Public use airports: 42 (8 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 3.7 million
Light trucks registered: 1.5 million
Heavy trucks registered: 13,000
Buses registered: 12,000
Motorcycles registered: 107,000
Rail transit systems: 1 commuter rail, 1 heavy rail (subway), 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 139,000

Geographic

Land area: 7,840 sq. miles (rank: 45)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 1.42 (rank: 42)
Persons per square mile: 809.8 (rank: 3)
Highest point: Mount Greylock (3,487 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 14
Municipal governments: 443
Congressional districts: 104

Demographic

Population: 6,349,097 (rank: 13)
Percent urban population: 845 (rank: 10)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $263 billion2 (rank: 11)
Civilian labor force: 3.2 million2 (rank: 13)
Median household income: $46,947 (rank: 12)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 73.4
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 8.8
Public transportation (including taxi): 9.9
Walked: 4.0
Other means: 1.0
Worked at home: 2.9

State Transportation Department

Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation and Construction (EOTC)
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 973-7000
http://www.eotc.org/

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21999

31997

4Apportionment based on 2000 census

51990