West Virginia Fast Facts 2000

West Virginia Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 37,277 miles
Interstate: 549 miles
Road bridges: 6,724
Class I railroad trackage: 2,391 miles
Inland waterways: 682 miles
Public use airports: 39 (7 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 795,000
Light trucks registered: 580,000
Heavy trucks registered: 10,000
Buses registered: 3,000
Motorcycles registered: 26,000
Numbered boats: 61,000

Geographic

Land area: 24,078 sq. miles (rank: 41)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 7.64 (rank: 20)
Persons per square mile: 75.1 (rank: 29)
Highest point: Spruce Knob (4,861 ft.)
Lowest point: Potomac River (240 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 55
Municipal governments: 2323
Congressional districts: 3

Demographic

Population: 1,808,344 (rank: 37)
Percent urban population: 362 (rank: 49)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $41 billion4 (rank: 40)
Civilian labor force: 825,0004 (rank: 38)
Median household income: $29,052 (rank: 50)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 79.9
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 12.9
Public transportation (including taxi): 0.9
Walked: 2.8
Other means: 1.2
Worked at home: 2.5

State Transportation Department

West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT)
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 5
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-3456
http://www.wvdot.com/

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