Texas Fast Facts 2000

Texas Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 301,035 miles
Interstate: 3,234 miles
Road bridges: 47,768
Class I railroad trackage: 11,377 miles
Inland waterways: 834 miles
Public use airports: 382 (36 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 7.6 million
Light trucks registered: 5.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 155,000
Buses registered: 85,000
Motorcycles registered: 187,000
Rail transit systems: 1 commuter rail, 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 627,000

Geographic

Land area: 261,797 sq. miles (rank: 2)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 1.54 (rank: 40)
Persons per square mile: 79.6 (rank: 28)
Highest point: Guadalupe Peak (8,749 ft.)
Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 254
Municipal governments: 1,1773
Congressional districts: 32

Demographic

Population: 20,851,820 (rank: 2)
Percent urban population: 802 (rank: 14)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $687 billion4 (rank: 3)
Civilian labor force: 10.3 million4 (rank: 2)
Median household income: $39,842 (rank: 29)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 79.4
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.5
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.9
Walked: 1.8
Other means: 1.4
Worked at home: 2.9

State Transportation Department

Texas Department of Transportation
(TXDOT)
125 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-8585
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/

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