Transport and infrastructure in the United States

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the United States with the European Union's average. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 7 m km. Theoretically, this is 20.38 meter for each of the 323 millions inhabitants of the country. United States hereby ranks 22nd in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.91 meters of railway tracks per person United States come 11th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 19,924 km long coastline.

Airports in the United States

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United States



  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 6,586,600 km20,383.93 km669.95 m 6,817,900 km11,349.61 km1,129.91 m
Railroads 293,600 km908.51 km29.86 m 283,700 km472.30 km47.02 m
Waterways 41,000 km126.91 km4.17 m 53,100 km88.46 km8.81 m
Commercial harbors 3931.220.000 8,34513.890.001
Airports 13,51341.821.374 3,7556.250.001