Transport and infrastructure in the United States

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of the United States with the average of all countries in America. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 7 m km. Theoretically, this is 20.07 meter for each of the 328.24 millions inhabitants of the country. the United States hereby ranks 24th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.89 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


North America

  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 6,586,600 km20,066.47 km669.95 m 7,629,500 km20,848.16 km347.00 m
Railroads 293,600 km894.36 km29.86 m 371,500 km1,015.14 km16.90 m
Waterways 41,009 km124.94 km4.17 m 41,600 km113.80 km1.89 m
Commercial harbors 3,67311.190.000 4,49812.290.000
Airports 13,51341.171.374 14,99840.980.001