Number of public and private airports in the United States from 1990 to 2017*

U.S. airports - public and private 1990-2017 This statistic represents the number of public and private airports in the United States between 1990 and 2017, with a breakdown by type. In 2017, there were about 5,104 public airports in the United States, down from 5,136 in 2016. The number of private airports increased from 14,112 in 2016 to 14,263 in 2017.
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Public usePrivate use
175,10414,263
165,13614,112
145,14513,863
135,15514,009
125,17114,269
115,17214,339
105,17514,353
095,17814,298
085,20214,451
075,22114,839
065,23314,757
055,27014,584
045,28814,532
035,28614,295
025,28614,286
015,29414,062
005,31713,964
955,41512,809
905,58911,901
Public usePrivate use
175,10414,263
165,13614,112
145,14513,863
135,15514,009
125,17114,269
115,17214,339
105,17514,353
095,17814,298
085,20214,451
075,22114,839
065,23314,757
055,27014,584
045,28814,532
035,28614,295
025,28614,286
015,29414,062
005,31713,964
955,41512,809
905,58911,901
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This statistic represents the number of public and private airports in the United States between 1990 and 2017, with a breakdown by type. In 2017, there were about 5,104 public airports in the United States, down from 5,136 in 2016. The number of private airports increased from 14,112 in 2016 to 14,263 in 2017.
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October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2017
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Includes civil and joint-use civil-military airports, heliports, STOL (short takeoff and landing) ports, and seaplane bases in the United States and its territories. Sole-use military airports are not included.
* 2015 data was not available.
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