U.S. motorcycle registration estimates in 2016, by state (in units)*

U.S. motorcycle registrations by state 2016 The statistic shows the number of publicly owned, private and commercial motorcycles registered in U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2016. In that year, there were about 28,000 registered motorcycles in Delaware.
U.S. motorcycle registrations by state

In 2016, California reported the highest amount of registered private and commercial motorcycles in the country, followed by Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York (all of them with over 390,000 registrations that year). Not only is California the U.S. state with the highest number of motorcycles, but it is also the most populous state in the U.S. overall, representing close to 12 percent of the country’s total population. At the bottom of the ranking are Mississippi, Delaware and the District of Colombia with less than 29,000 registrations, as well as less populous states, including Wyoming, and Delaware.

Despite the efforts made by each state to provide accurate vehicle (in this case, motorcycle) registration data, occurrences that would lead to a duplication –re-registration stands as one of the main reasons for this– of registrations are stated to be inevitable. The information is forwarded to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), who compiles it into an annual series of statistics relevant to the study of highway systems throughout the country.
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StateRegistrations in units
California 842,106
Florida 582,648
Ohio 408,114
Pennsylvania 393,037
New York 392,771
Texas 374,919
Wisconsin 335,359
Illinois 314,807
Montana 290,295
Michigan 256,651
Washington 236,135
Minnesota 229,377
Indiana***223,603
Georgia 202,391
North Carolina 195,618
Iowa 192,434
Virginia 191,820
Colorado 190,592
Tennessee 167,961
Massachusetts**167,829
Arizona 166,583
Missouri 153,580
New Jersey 151,101
Oregon 136,238
Oklahoma 135,937
Maryland 123,936
South Carolina 118,105
South Dakota 114,742
Louisiana 113,599
Alabama 109,703
Kentucky 106,648
Kansas 96,247
Arkansas 90,838
Connecticut 86,531
Utah 82,623
New Hampshire 78,218
Nevada 74,562
Idaho 65,939
New Mexico 61,877
West Virginia 61,090
Nebraska 55,360
Maine 52,374
North Dakota 39,000
Alaska**31,949
Hawaii 31,146
Rhode Island 31,137
Vermont 30,976
Wyoming 30,041
Mississippi 28,239
Delaware 28,158
Dist. of Col. 4,436
StateRegistrations in units
California 842,106
Florida 582,648
Ohio 408,114
Pennsylvania 393,037
New York 392,771
Texas 374,919
Wisconsin 335,359
Illinois 314,807
Montana 290,295
Michigan 256,651
Washington 236,135
Minnesota 229,377
Indiana***223,603
Georgia 202,391
North Carolina 195,618
Iowa 192,434
Virginia 191,820
Colorado 190,592
Tennessee 167,961
Massachusetts**167,829
Arizona 166,583
Missouri 153,580
New Jersey 151,101
Oregon 136,238
Oklahoma 135,937
Maryland 123,936
South Carolina 118,105
South Dakota 114,742
Louisiana 113,599
Alabama 109,703
Kentucky 106,648
Kansas 96,247
Arkansas 90,838
Connecticut 86,531
Utah 82,623
New Hampshire 78,218
Nevada 74,562
Idaho 65,939
New Mexico 61,877
West Virginia 61,090
Nebraska 55,360
Maine 52,374
North Dakota 39,000
Alaska**31,949
Hawaii 31,146
Rhode Island 31,137
Vermont 30,976
Wyoming 30,041
Mississippi 28,239
Delaware 28,158
Dist. of Col. 4,436
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The statistic shows the number of publicly owned, private and commercial motorcycles registered in U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2016. In that year, there were about 28,000 registered motorcycles in Delaware.
U.S. motorcycle registrations by state

In 2016, California reported the highest amount of registered private and commercial motorcycles in the country, followed by Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York (all of them with over 390,000 registrations that year). Not only is California the U.S. state with the highest number of motorcycles, but it is also the most populous state in the U.S. overall, representing close to 12 percent of the country’s total population. At the bottom of the ranking are Mississippi, Delaware and the District of Colombia with less than 29,000 registrations, as well as less populous states, including Wyoming, and Delaware.

Despite the efforts made by each state to provide accurate vehicle (in this case, motorcycle) registration data, occurrences that would lead to a duplication –re-registration stands as one of the main reasons for this– of registrations are stated to be inevitable. The information is forwarded to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), who compiles it into an annual series of statistics relevant to the study of highway systems throughout the country.
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November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* According to the source, many states do not maintain records on publicly owned motorcycles. Total may not represent an accurate count of the total number of publicly-owned motorcycles; **state did not report active registrations and registers vehicles annually. Annual transaction data shown; *** state did not report current year data. Previous year data shown for private vehicles.

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