Tennessee Fast Facts 2000

Tennessee Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 87,419 miles
Interstate: 1,073 miles
Road bridges: 19,404
Class I railroad trackage: 2,331 miles
Inland waterways: 946 miles
Public use airports: 80 (8 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.9 million
Light trucks registered: 1.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 58,000
Buses registered: 17,000
Motorcycles registered: 71,000
Rail transit systems: 1 light rail, 1 inclined plane
Numbered boats: 270,000

Geographic

Land area: 41,217 sq. miles (rank: 34)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 6.22 (rank: 23)
Persons per square mile: 138.0 (rank: 19)
Highest point: Clingmans Dome (6,643 ft.)
Lowest point: Mississippi River (178 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 95
Municipal governments: 3433
Congressional districts: 94

Demographic

Population: 5,689,283 (rank: 16)
Percent urban population: 615 (rank: 35)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $170 billion2 (rank: 19)
Civilian labor force: 2.8 million2 (rank: 19)
Median household income: $33,885 (rank: 43)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 81.4
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.4
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.0
Walked: 1.2
Other means: 1.0
Worked at home: 2.9

State Transportation Department

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2848
http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990