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U.S. motorcycle registrations by state 2019

The number of publicly owned, private, and commercial motorcycles registered in U.S. states and the District of Columbia in 2019. In that year, there were some 59,000 motorcycles registered in Florida.

U.S. motorcycle registrations by state

In 2019 California reported the highest amount of registered private and commercial motorcycles in the country. 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 Alaska, Rhode Island, and the District of Colombia with fewer than 30,000 registrations, as well as less populous states, including Wyoming.

Dangerous travel

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous ways to travel in the U.S. with more than 200 fatalities per billion passenger miles. Motorcycle crashes in the United States have decreased slightly in recent years, after peaking in 2016.

U.S. motorcycle registration estimates in 2019, by state (in units)*

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

** Some data estimated by FHWA using secondary data sources due to data quality concerns.

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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