New Jersey Fast Facts 2000

New Jersey Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 36,022 miles
Interstate: 420 miles
Road bridges: 6,350
Class I railroad trackage: 1,582 miles
Inland waterways: 360 miles
Public use airports: 49 (7 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 4.5 million
Light trucks registered: 1.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 11,000
Buses registered: 22,000
Motorcycles registered: 112,000
Rail transit systems: 3 commuter rail, 2 heavy rail (subway), 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 243,000

Geographic

Land area: 7,417 sq. miles (rank: 46)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 2.52 (rank: 36)
Persons per square mile: 1,134 (rank: 1)
Highest point: High Point (1,803 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 21
Municipal governments: 3243
Congressional districts: 134

Demographic

Population: 8,414,350 (rank: 9)
Percent urban population: 895 (rank: 2)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $332 billion2 (rank: 8)
Civilian labor force: 4.2 million2 (rank: 9)
Median household income: $51,032 (rank: 2)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 72.5
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 9.5
Public transportation (including taxi): 11.4
Walked: 2.7
Other means: 1.3
Worked at home: 2.6

State Transportation Department

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 530-3536
http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990