South Carolina Fast Facts 2000

South Carolina Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 64,921 miles
Interstate: 829 miles
Road bridges: 9,064
Class I railroad trackage: 2,127 miles
Inland waterways: 482 miles
Public use airports: 66 (11 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 1.9 million
Light trucks registered: 1.1 million
Heavy trucks registered: 18,000
Buses registered: 16,000
Motorcycles registered: 52,000
Numbered boats: 384,000

Geographic

Land area: 30,110 sq. miles (rank: 40)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 5.74 (rank: 24)
Persons per square mile: 133.2 (rank: 21)
Highest point: Sassafras Mountain (3,560 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 46
Municipal governments: 2693
Congressional districts: 6

Demographic

Population: 4,012,012 (rank: 26)
Percent urban population: 552 (rank: 39)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $107 billion4 (rank: 28)
Civilian labor force: 2.0 million4 (rank: 25)
Median household income: $37,119 (rank: 39)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 81.8
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.6
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.0
Walked: 1.4
Other means: 1.3
Worked at home: 2.8

State Transportation Department

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)
955 Park Street, Columbia, SC 29202-0191
(803) 737-2314
http://www.dot.state.sc.us/

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