Wisconsin Fast Facts 2000

Wisconsin Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 112,359 miles
Interstate: 743 miles
Road bridges: 13,418
Class I railroad trackage: 1,817 miles
Inland waterways: 231 miles
Public use airports: 129 (12 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.5 million
Light trucks registered: 1.7 million
Heavy trucks registered: 40,000
Buses registered: 14,000
Motorcycles registered: 180,000
Rail transit systems: 1 light rail
Numbered boats: 574,000

Geographic

Land area: 54,314 sq. miles (rank: 25)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 5.34 (rank: 27)
Persons per square mile: 98.8 (rank: 24)
Highest point: Timms Hill (1,951 ft.)
Lowest point: Lake Michigan (579 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 72
Municipal governments: 5833
Congressional districts: 8

Demographic

Population: 5,363,675 (rank: 18)
Percent urban population: 662 (rank: 31)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $166 billion4 (rank: 20)
Civilian labor force: 2.9 million4 (rank: 16)
Median household income: $45,349 (rank: 16)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 79.7
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.4
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.7
Walked: 3.5
Other means: 1.4
Worked at home: 3.3

State Transportation Department

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53707-7910
(608) 266-2211
http://www.dot.state.wi.us/

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