New York Fast Facts 2000

New York Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 112,783 miles
Interstate: 1,667 miles
Road bridges: 17,387
Class I railroad trackage: 2,258 miles
Inland waterways: 394 miles
Public use airports: 147 (25 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 7.5 million
Light trucks registered: 1.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 13,000
Buses registered: 54,000
Motorcycles registered: 107,000
Rail transit systems: 4 commuter rail, 3 heavy rail (subway), 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 525,000

Geographic

Land area: 47,214 sq. miles (rank: 30)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 0.32 (rank: 50)
Persons per square mile: 401.9 (rank: 6)
Highest point: Mount Marcy (5,344 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 62
Municipal governments: 6153
Town governments: 9293
Congressional districts: 294

Demographic

Population: 18,976,457 (rank: 3)
Percent urban population: 845 (rank: 10)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $755 billion2 (rank: 2)
Civilian labor force: 8.9 million2 (rank: 3)
Median household income: $41,605 (rank: 26)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 55.5
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 8.3
Public transportation (including taxi): 26.9
Walked: 5.4
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 2.8

State Transportation Department

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12232
(518) 457-6195
http://www.dot.state.ny.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990