Number of licensed drivers in the United States - by gender 2018

In 2018, female motorists accounted for just over half of all licensed drivers in the United Sates, with more than 115 million female licensees compared to 112.46 million male licensees. The total number of licensed drivers stood at 227.5 million. Some federal states issue third gender identities; however, even if more and more states are to accommodate non-binary gender identities, this has yet to become included in national statistics.

Fewer younger drivers

The share of young drivers in the driving population fell significantly between 2010 and 2018. Under 20-year-olds accounted for 4.5 percent of total licensees in 2010 but only 3.8 percent in 2018. The reason for this is being put to the increased number of drivers in other age cohorts, and also the rising costs of car insurance, which is highest for young male drivers. The rise in insurance premiums on young men should not come as a surprise, as young men are more likely than any other demographic to die at the wheel.

Total number of licensed drivers in the United States in 2018, by gender

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Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Includes restricted drivers and graduated driver licenses.

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