Wyoming Fast Facts 2000

Wyoming Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 27,326 miles
Interstate: 913 miles
Road bridges: 3,110
Class I railroad trackage: 1,919 miles
Public use airports: 41 (10 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 215,000
Light trucks registered: 333,000
Heavy trucks registered: 3,700
Buses registered: 2,800
Motorcycles registered: 19,000
Numbered boats: 27,000

Geographic

Land area: 97,100 sq. miles (rank: 9)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 49.82 (rank: 6)
Persons per square mile: 5.1 (rank: 49)
Highest point: Gannett Peak (13,804 ft.)
Lowest point: Belle Fourche River (3,099 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 23
Municipal governments: 973
Congressional districts: 14

Demographic

Population: 493,782 (rank: 50)
Percent urban population: 655 (rank: 32)

Socioeconomic

Gross state product: $17 billion2 (rank: 48)
Civilian labor force: 267,0002 (rank: 50)
Median household income: $39,026 (rank: 31)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 74.7
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 13.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 1.2
Walked: 4.7
Other means: 2.1
Worked at home: 4.1

State Transportation Department

Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
(307) 777-4375
http://wydotweb.state.wy.us/

1 2002

2 1999

3 1997

4 Apportionment based on 2000 census

5 1990