Nevada Fast Facts 2000

Nevada Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 37,854 miles
Interstate: 560 miles
Road bridges: 1,423
Class I railroad trackage: 1,916 miles
Public use airports: 51 (6 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 656,000
Light trucks registered: 478,000
Heavy trucks registered: 6,800
Buses registered: 1,800
Motorcycles registered: 25,000
Numbered boats: 62,000

Geographic

Land area: 109,826 sq. miles (rank: 7)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 82.94 (rank: 1)
Persons per square mile: 18.2 (rank: 43)
Highest point: Boundary Peak (13,140 ft.)
Lowest point: Colorado River (479 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 16
Municipal governments: 193
Congressional districts: 3

Demographic

Population: 1,998,257 (rank: 35)
Percent urban population: 882 (rank: 4)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $70 billion4 (rank: 32)
Civilian labor force: 986,0004 (rank: 35)
Median household income: $44,755 (rank: 18)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 77.2
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 3.8
Walked: 3.9
Other means: 2.2
Worked at home: 2.7

State Transportation Department

Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
1263 South Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89712
(775) 888-7000
http://www.nevadadot.com/

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