Pennsylvania Fast Facts 2000

Pennsylvania Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 119,642 miles
Interstate: 1,757 miles
Road bridges: 22,052
Class I railroad trackage: 3,654 miles
Inland waterways: 259 miles
Public use airports: 128 (17 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 6.0 million
Light trucks registered: 2.7 million
Heavy trucks registered: 71,000
Buses registered: 36,000
Motorcycles registered: 216,000
Rail transit systems: 2 commuter rail, 2 heavy rail (subway), 2 light rail, 2 inclined plane
Numbered boats: 359,000

Geographic

Land area: 44,817 sq. miles (rank: 32)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 2.34 (rank: 37)
Persons per square mile: 274.0 (rank: 10)
Highest point: MountDavis (3,213 ft.)
Lowest point: Delaware River (0 ft.) 

Political Subdivisions

County governments: 663
Municipal governments: 1,0233
Congressional districts: 19

Demographic

Population: 12,281,054 (rank: 6)
Percent urban population: 692 (rank: 25)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $383 billion4 (rank: 6)
Civilian labor force: 6.0 million4 (rank: 6)
Median household income: $43,742 (rank: 20)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 76.7
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 9.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 5.8
Walked: 4.1
Other means: 1.0
Worked at home: 2.7

State Transportation Department

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-2838
http://www.dot.state.pa.us/

1 2002

2 1990

3 1997

4 1999