Missouri Fast Facts 2000

Missouri Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 123,039 miles
Interstate: 1,178 miles
Road bridges: 23,388
Class I railroad trackage: 3,616 miles
Inland waterways: 1,033 miles
Public use airports: 129 (13 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.7 million
Light trucks registered: 1.7 million
Heavy trucks registered: 49,000
Buses registered: 13,000
Motorcycles registered: 61,000
Rail transit systems: 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 334,000

Geographic

Land area: 68,886 sq. miles (rank: 18)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 4.72 (rank: 30)
Persons per square mile: 81.2 (rank: 27)
Highest point: Taum Sauk Mountain (1,772 ft.)
Lowest point: St. Francis River (230 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 115
Municipal governments: 9443
Congressional districts: 94

Demographic

Population: 5,595,211 (rank: 17)
Percent urban population: 695 (rank: 26)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $170 billion2 (rank: 18)
Civilian labor force: 2.9 million2 (rank: 17)
Median household income: $47,462 (rank: 11)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 81.2
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.8
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.2
Walked: 2.1
Other means: 1.1
Worked at home: 3.5

State Transportation Department

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
105 West Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 270
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-2551
http://www.modot.state.mo.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990