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Acknowledgments

U.S. Department of Transportation

Anthony R. Foxx
Secretary

John D. Porcari
Deputy Secretary

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Gregory D. Winfree
Administrator

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Patricia S. Hu
Director

Rolf Schmitt, Ph.D.
Deputy Director

Michael Sprung
Assistant Director,
Office of Transportation Analysis

Project Manager

Long X. Nguyen

Contributors

Mindy Liu
William Moore
Alpha Wingfield

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About State Transportation Statistics 2013

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), presents State Transportation Statistics 2013, a statistical profile of transportation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This is the eleventh annual edition of the State Transportation Statistics, and a companion document to the National Transportation Statistics (NTS), which is updated quarterly on the BTS website.

Like the previous editions, this document presents transportation information from RITA/BTS, other federal government agencies, and other national sources. A picture of the states' transportation infrastructure, freight movement and passenger travel, system safety, vehicles, transportation related economy and finance, energy usage and the environment is presented in tables covering the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Tables have been updated with the most recently available data.

Included in this State Transportation Statistics 2013 report is a brief description of the data sources used and a glossary of terms. Also contained in this publication is a summary table that displays the approximate timing of future data releases and contact information for each state's department of transportation.

United States Fast Facts

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 4.08 million miles
Interstate: 46,960 miles
Road bridges: 605,103
Class I railroad trackage: 162,393 miles
Inland waterways: 29,620 miles
Public use airports: 5,172

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 125.7 million
Trucks registered: 118.5 million
Buses registered: 0.7 million
Motorcycles registered: 8.4 million
Rail transit systems: 25 commuter rail, 14 heavy rail (subway), 30 light rail
Recreational boats registered: 12.2 million

Geographic

Land area: 3.5 million square miles 1
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 27.7 1
Persons per square mile: 87.4 1
Highest point: Mount McKinley, AK (20,320 ft.)
Lowest point: Death Valley, CA (–282 ft.)

Government Subdivisions

County governments: 3,033 2
Municipal governments: 19,492 2
Town governments: 16,519 2
Congressional districts: 435

Demographic

Population: 311.6 million
Percent urban population: 82.0 1

Socioeconomic

Gross domestic product: $13.3 trillion in chained (2005) dollars ($15.1 trillion in current dollars)
Civilian labor force: 153.6 million
Median household income: $50,502

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or van—drove alone: 76.4
Car, truck, or van—carpooled: 9.7
Public transportation: 5.0
Worked at home: 4.3
Walked: 2.8
Taxicab, motorcycle, bicycled or other means: 1.7

1 2010
2 2007

Data are for 2011 unless otherwise noted.

Sources

Transportation System Extent
All public roads, Interstate: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2011, table HM-20; available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of June 2013.
Road bridges: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Bridge Technology, National Bridge Inventory, Highway Bridge by Owner, available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/britab.cfm as of June 2013.
Class I railroad trackage: Association of American Railroads, Class I Railroad Statistics available at www.aar.org/StatisticsAndPublications.aspx as of June 2013.
Inland waterways: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, National Waterway Network, personal communication, March 2013.
Public use airports: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Administrator's Fact Book June 2012, p.16, available at www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/aba/admin_factbook as of June 2013.

Vehicles and Conveyances
Automobiles, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses, motorcycles: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics 2011, table MV-1, available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of June 2013.
Rail transit systems: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Agency, National Transit Database 2011, table 21, available at www.ntdprogram.gov/ntdprogram/data.htm as of June 2013.
Recreational boats: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2011, table 36, available at www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx as of June 2013.

Geographic
Land area, persons per square mile: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, USA QuickFacts, available at quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html as of June 2013.
Percent of federal land: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data, February 2012, R42346 as for June 2013.
Highest and lowest point: Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, available at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html as of June 2013.

Government Subdivisions
Governments: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Census of Governments, available at http://www.census.gov/govs/cog/ as of June 2013.
Districts: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Apportionment Results, available at www.census.gov/population/apportionment/data/ as of June 2013.

Demographic
Population: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, Vintage 2012, Annual Population Estimates available at www.census.gov/popest/ as of June 2013.
Percent urban population: Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook, available at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/us.html as of June 2013.

Socioeconomic
Gross domestic product: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Account Tables, available at www.bea.gov/itable as of June 2013.
Civilian labor force: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey, available at www.bls.gov/cps as of June 2013.
Median household income: U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, table S1903, available at factfinder.census.gov as of June 2013.

Commuting
U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey, table B08101 available at www.census.gov/acs as of June 2013.