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Minnesota Fast Facts 2000

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Minnesota Fast Facts 2000

Transportation System Extent

All public roads: 132,250 miles
Interstate: 912 miles
Road bridges: 12,811
Class I railroad trackage: 3,675 miles
Inland waterways: 258 miles
Public use airports: 142 (13 certificated for air carrier operations)1

Vehicles and Conveyances

Automobiles registered: 2.6 million
Light trucks registered: 1.8 million
Heavy trucks registered: 31,500
Buses registered: 15,000
Motorcycles registered: 143,000
Numbered boats: 812,000


Land area: 79,610 sq. miles (rank: 14)
Percent of land area owned by federal government: 8.24 (rank: 19)
Persons per square mile: 61.8 (rank: 31)
Highest point: Eagle Mountain (2,301 ft.)
Lowest point: Lake Superior (600 ft.)

Political Subdivisions

Counties: 87
Municipal governments: 8543
Congressional districts: 8


Population: 4,919,479 (rank: 21)
Percent urban population: 702 (rank: 22)


Gross state product: $173 billion4 (rank: 17)
Civilian labor force: 2.7 million4 (rank: 20)
Median household income: $50,865 (rank: 3)

Commuting (percent of workers)

Car, truck, or vandrove alone: 77.3
Car, truck, or vancarpooled: 10.1
Public transportation (including taxi): 3.2
Walked: 3.2
Other means: 1.3
Worked at home: 4.9

State Transportation Department

Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-3000