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 Nord Amerika. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 7 m km. Theoretically, this is 20.13 meter for each of the 327 millions inhabitants of the country. the United States hereby ranks 24th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.90 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
inhabitants
per km2 total per 1 mio
inhabitants
per km2
Roadways 6,586,600 km20,132.23 km669.95 m 7,629,500 km20,939.86 km347.00 m
Railroads 293,600 km897.29 km29.86 m 371,500 km1,019.61 km16.90 m
Waterways 41,009 km125.35 km4.17 m 41,600 km114.30 km1.89 m
Commercial harbors 3,69211.280.000 4,51712.400.000
Airports 13,51341.301.374 14,99841.160.001