Washington Fast Facts 2000

Washington Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 80,209 miles
Interstate: 764 miles
Road bridges: 7,918
Class I railroad trackage: 2,330 miles
Inland waterways: 1,057 miles
Public use airports: 126 (17 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.9 million
Light trucks registered: 2.0 million
Heavy trucks registered: 26,000
Buses registered: 9,300
Motorcycles registered: 119,000
Rail transit systems: 1 commuter rail, 1 light rail, 1 monorail
Numbered boats: 258,000

Geographic

Land area: 66,544 sq. miles (rank: 20)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 28.54 (rank: 11)
Persons per square mile: 88.6 (rank: 25)
Highest point: Mount Rainier (14,410 ft.)
Lowest point: Pacific Ocean (0 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 39
Municipal governments: 2753
Congressional districts: 9

Demographic

Population: 5,894,121 (rank: 15)
Percent urban population: 762 (rank: 16)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $209 billion4 (rank: 14)
Civilian labor force: 3.0 million4 (rank: 15)
Median household income: $42,024 (rank: 25)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 74.1
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 11.5
Public transportation (including taxi): 5.0
Walked: 2.4
Other means: 2.4
Worked at home: 4.7

State Transportation Department

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
310 Maple Park Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7300
(360) 705-7000
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/

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