Virginia Fast Facts 2000

Virginia Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 70,393 miles
Interstate: 1,118 miles
Road bridges: 12,709
Class I railroad trackage: 3,195 miles
Inland waterways: 674 miles
Public use airports: 66 (11 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 3.9 million
Light trucks registered: 2.0 million
Heavy trucks registered: 34,000
Buses registered: 18,000
Motorcycles registered: 61,000
Rail transit systems: 1 commuter rail, 1 heavy rail (subway)
Numbered boats: 237,000

Geographic

Land area: 39,594 sq. miles (rank: 37)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 9.02 (rank: 17)
Persons per square mile: 178.8 (rank: 14)
Highest point: Mount Rogers (5,729 ft.)
Lowest point: Atlantic Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 95
Municipal governments: 2313
Congressional districts: 114

Demographic

Population: 7,078,515 (rank: 12)
Percent urban population: 695 (rank: 23)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $242 billion2 (rank: 13)
Civilian labor force: 3.6 million2 (rank: 12)
Median household income: $50,069 (rank: 7)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 78.1
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.3
Public transportation (including taxi): 4.1
Walked: 2.0
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 3.3

State Transportation Department

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
1221 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 786-2801
http://www.vdot.state.va.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990