Rhode Island Fast Facts 2000

Rhode Island Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 6,052 miles
Interstate: 70 miles
Road bridges: 747
Regional railroad trackage: 102 miles
Inland waterways: 39 miles
Public use airports: 7 (1 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 539,000
Light trucks registered: 201,000
Heavy trucks registered: 2,800
Buses registered: 2,000
Motorcycles registered: 19,000
Numbered boats: 40,000

Geographic

Land area: 1,045 sq. miles (rank: 50)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 0.62 (rank: 46)
Persons per square mile: 1,003.2 (rank: 2)
Highest point: Jerimoth Hill (812 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 5
Municipal governments: 83
Congressional districts: 24

Demographic

Population: 1,048,319 (rank: 43)
Percent urban population: 865 (rank: 7)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $33 billion2 (rank: 44)
Civilian labor force: 505,0002 (rank: 43)
Median household income: $42,973 (rank: 22)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or van—drove alone: 82.4
Car, truck, or van—carpooled: 10.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 2.1
Walked: 2.7
Other means: 1.1
Worked at home: 1.7

State Transportation Department

Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
Two Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2481
http://www.dot.state.ri.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2002 census

5 1990