Mississippi Fast Facts 2000

Mississippi Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 73,498 miles
Interstate: 685 miles
Road bridges: 16,672
Class I railroad trackage: 2,011 miles
Inland waterways: 873 miles
Public use airports: 82 (13 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 1.3 million
Light trucks registered: 911,000
Heavy trucks registered: 11,000
Buses registered: 10,000
Motorcycles registered: 32,000
Numbered boats: 292,000

Geographic

Land area: 46,907 sq. miles (rank: 31)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 5.52 (rank: 25)
Persons per square mile: 60.6 (rank: 32)
Highest point: Woodall Mountain (806 ft.)
Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (0 ft.)
 

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 82
Municipal governments: 2953
Congressional districts: 44

Demographic

Population: 2,844,658 (rank: 31)
Percent urban population: 475 (rank: 47)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $64 billion2 (rank: 34)
Civilian labor force: 1.3 million2 (rank: 32)
Median household income: $30,293 (rank: 47)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or van-drove alone: 82.9
Car, truck, or van-carpooled: 11.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.6
Walked: 1.3
Other means: 1.9
Worked at home: 1.7

State Transportation Department

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
401 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39201
(601) 359-7001
http://www.mdot.state.ms.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990