North Carolina Fast Facts 2000

North Carolina Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 99,813 miles
Interstate: 1,024 miles
Road bridges: 16,822
Class I railroad trackage: 2,588 miles
Inland waterways: 1,152 miles
Public use airports: 111 (17 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 3.7 million
Light trucks registered: 2.2 million
Heavy trucks registered: 58,000
Buses registered: 31,000
Motorcycles registered: 83,000
Numbered boats: 350,000

Geographic

Land area: 48,711 sq. miles (rank: 29)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 7.52 (rank: 21)
Persons per square mile: 165.2 (rank: 17)
Highest point: Mount Mitchell (6,684 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 100
Municipal governments: 5273
Congressional districts: 134

Demographic

Population: 8,049,313 (rank: 11)
Percent urban population: 505 (rank: 45)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $259 billion2 (rank: 12)
Civilian labor force: 4.0 million2 (rank: 11)
Median household income: $38,829 (rank: 32)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 80.9
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.7
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.7
Walked: 1.7
Other means: 1.1
Worked at home: 2.9

State Transportation Department

State of North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
1 South Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27611
(919) 733-2520
http://www.dot.state.nc.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990