Michigan Fast Facts 2000

Michigan Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 121,979 miles
Interstate: 1,241 miles
Road bridges: 10,581
Class I railroad trackage: 2,228 miles
Public use airports: 228 (22 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 5.0 million
Light trucks registered: 3.1 million
Heavy trucks registered: 71,000
Buses registered: 26,000
Motorcycles registered: 184,000
Rail transit systems: 1 light rail, 1 automated guideway
Numbered boats: 1.0 million

Geographic

Land area: 56,804 sq. miles (rank: 22)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 11.22 (rank: 15)
Persons per square mile: 175.0 (rank: 15)
Highest point: Mount Arvon (1,979 ft.)
Lowest point: Lake Erie (571 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 83
Municipal governments: 5343
Congressional districts: 154

Demographic

Population: 9,938,444 (rank: 8)
Percent urban population: 715 (rank: 20)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $308 billion2 (rank: 9)
Civilian labor force: 5.2 million2 (rank: 8)
Median household income: $46,181 (rank: 15)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or van-drove alone: 83.8
Car, truck, or van-carpooled: 9.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.1
Walked: 2.0
Other means: 1.3
Worked at home: 2.7

State Transportation Department

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
425 West Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-2160
http://www.mdot.state.mi.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990