Car ownership: number of light vehicles per U.S. household 2006-2016

Number of light vehicles per household in the United States from 2006 to 2016

by I. Wagner, last edited May 7, 2019
Car ownership: number of light vehicles per U.S. household 2006-2016 On average, there are 1.97 light vehicles per U.S. household. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of households without a car or light truck came to 8.6 percent in 2017, meaning that over 90 percent of households had at least one light vehicle at their disposal in that same year.
Most Americans drive daily

In a recent Gallup poll among U.S. adults, about 64 percent of respondents claimed to drive daily, while another 19 percent of respondents stated that they would use a motor vehicle multiple times in an average week. These figures are in line with the U.S. motorization rate, which stood at 821 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants in 2015.

 These streets were made for driving

  The United States has the most extensive road network, compared to any other country in the world: its road network encompasses almost 6.6 million kilometers or about four million miles. In 2018, there were about 270 million vehicles roaming the streets of the country.
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Number of light vehicles per household in the United States from 2006 to 2016

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Number of vehicles per household
20161.97
20151.95
20141.95
20131.93
20121.93
20111.95
20101.96
20092
20082.03
20072.03
20062.05
Number of vehicles per household
20161.97
20151.95
20141.95
20131.93
20121.93
20111.95
20101.96
20092
20082.03
20072.03
20062.05
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by I. Wagner, last edited May 7, 2019
On average, there are 1.97 light vehicles per U.S. household. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of households without a car or light truck came to 8.6 percent in 2017, meaning that over 90 percent of households had at least one light vehicle at their disposal in that same year.
Most Americans drive daily

In a recent Gallup poll among U.S. adults, about 64 percent of respondents claimed to drive daily, while another 19 percent of respondents stated that they would use a motor vehicle multiple times in an average week. These figures are in line with the U.S. motorization rate, which stood at 821 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants in 2015.

 These streets were made for driving

  The United States has the most extensive road network, compared to any other country in the world: its road network encompasses almost 6.6 million kilometers or about four million miles. In 2018, there were about 270 million vehicles roaming the streets of the country.
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