Montana Fast Facts 2000

Montana Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 69,567 miles
Interstate: 1,191 miles
Road bridges: 4,979
Class I railroad trackage: 2,277 miles
Public use airports: 118 (8 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 467,000
Light trucks registered: 476,000
Heavy trucks registered: 16,000
Buses registered: 2,800
Motorcycles registered: 27,000
Numbered boats: 51,000

Geographic

Land area: 145,552 sq. miles (rank: 4)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 27.62 (rank: 12)
Persons per square mile: 6.2 (rank: 48)
Highest point: Granite Peak (12,799 ft.)
Lowest point: Kootenai River (1,800 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 56
Municipal governments: 1283
Congressional districts: 14

Demographic

Population: 902,195 (rank: 44)
Percent urban population: 535 (rank: 42)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $21 billion2 (rank: 47)
Civilian labor force: 479,0002 (rank: 44
Median household income: $32,045 (rank: 46)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 75.1
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.4
Walked: 5.7
Other means: 1.8
Worked at home: 5.9

State Transportation Department

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)
2701 Prospect Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-1001
(406) 444-6200
http://www.mdt.state.mt.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990