Utah Fast Facts 2000

Utah Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 41,852 miles
Interstate: 938 miles
Road bridges: 2,750
Class I railroad trackage: 1,765 miles
Public use airports: 47 (7 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 867,000
Light trucks registered: 687,000
Heavy trucks registered: 40,000
Buses registered: 1,300
Motorcycles registered: 28,000
Rail transit systems: 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 79,000

Geographic

Land area: 82,144 sq. miles (rank: 12)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 64.52 (rank: 2)
Persons per square mile: 27.2 (rank: 41)
Highest point: Kings Peak (13,528 ft.)
Lowest point: Beaverdam Wash (2,000 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 29
Municipal governments: 2303
Congressional districts: 34

Demographic

Population: 2,233,169 (rank: 34)
Percent urban population: 875 (rank: 6)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $63 billion2 (rank: 35)
Civilian labor force: 1.1 million2 (rank: 34)
Median household income: $45,320 (rank: 17)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 75.7
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 13.9
Public transportation (including taxi): 2.5
Walked: 2.5
Other means: 1.7
Worked at home: 3.8

State Transportation Department

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
4501 South 2700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119-5998
(801) 965-4000
http://www.sr.ex.state.ut.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990