Oregon Fast Facts 2000

Oregon Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 66,902 miles
Interstate: 727 miles
Road bridges: 7,257
Class I railroad trackage: 1,427 miles
Inland waterways: 681 miles
Public use airports: 96 (12 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 1.5 million
Light trucks registered: 1.3 million
Heavy trucks registered: 20,000
Buses registered: 13,000
Motorcycles registered: 69,000
Rail transit systems: 2 light rail
Numbered boats: 196,000

Geographic

Land area: 95,997 sq. miles (rank: 10)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 52.52 (rank: 5)
Persons per square mile: 35.6 (rank: 39)
Highest point: Mount Hood (11,239 ft.)
Lowest point: Pacific Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 36
Municipal governments: 2403
Congressional districts: 54

Demographic

Population: 3,421,399 (rank: 28)
Percent urban population: 715 (rank: 20)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $110 billion2 (rank: 27)
Civilian labor force: 1.8 million2 (rank: 27)
Median household income: $42,440 (rank: 24)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or van-drove alone: 73.6
Car, truck, or van-carpooled: 12.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 3.8
Walked: 3.2
Other means: 2.0
Worked at home: 4.9

State Transportation Department

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
355 Capitol Street North East
Salem, OR 97301-3871
(503) 986-4366
http://www.odot.state.or.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990