Nebraska Fast Facts 2000

Nebraska Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 92,791 miles
Interstate: 482 miles
Road bridges: 15,507
Class I railroad trackage: 2,766 miles
Inland waterways: 318 miles
Public use airports: 91 (9 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 852,000
Light trucks registered: 642,000
Heavy trucks registered: 33,000
Buses registered: 6,000
Motorcycles registered: 21,000
Numbered boats: 73,600

Geographic

Land area: 76,872 sq. miles (rank: 15)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 1.3 4 (rank: 43 )
Persons per square mile: 22.3 (rank: 42)
Highest point: Johnson Township, Kimball
County (5,424 ft.)
Lowest point: Missouri River (840 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 93
Municipal governments: 535 3
Congressional districts: 3

Demographic

Population: 1,711,263 (rank: 38)
Percent urban population: 662 (rank: 30)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $53,744 million4 (rank: 36)
Civilian labor force: 924,000 4 (rank: 36)
Median household income: $ 38,574 (rank: 33)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 80.0
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.3
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.0
Walked: 3.5
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 3.9

State Transportation Department

State of Nebraska Department of Roads
1500 Highway 2, Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 471-4567
http://www.dor.state.ne.us/

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