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Highway Statistics 1998


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Licensed Drivers by Sex and Ratio to Population – 1998

OCTOBER 1999
Table DL-1C

STATE LICENSED DRIVERS RATIO–LICENSED
DRIVERS/PRIVATE AND
COMMERCIAL MOTOR
VEHICLES REGISTERED
POPULATION 3/ DRIVERS
MALE DRIVERS PERCENT MALE DRIVERS OF TOTAL FEMALE DRIVERS PERCENT FEMALE DRIVERS OF TOTAL TOTAL DRIVERS TOTAL RESIDENT DRIVING AGE (16 AND OVER) PER 1,000 PER 1,000
MALE FEMALE TOTAL TOTAL RESIDENT POPULATION DRIVING AGE POPULATION
Alabama 1,713,411 49.89 1,720,706 50.11 3,434,117 0.90 4,351,999 1,599,647 1,797,142 3,396,789 789 1,011
Alaska 2/ 246,214 53.89 210,677 46.11 456,891 0.85 614,010 233,994 209,256 443,250 744 1,031
Arizona  1,622,670 50.74 1,575,606 49.26 3,198,276 1.10 4,668,631 1,732,392 1,808,261 3,540,653 685 903
Arkansas 2/ 961,345 50.11 957,106 49.89 1,918,451 1.11 2,538,303 931,142 1,032,076 1,963,218 756 977
California 10,681,730 52.11 9,817,172 47.89 20,498,902 0.82 32,666,550 12,223,811 12,439,100 24,662,911 628 831
Colorado 1,481,252 50.27 1,465,224 49.73 2,946,476 0.86 3,970,971 1,496,858 1,554,221 3,051,079 742 966
Connecticut 1,172,025 49.89 1,177,261 50.11 2,349,286 0.88 3,274,069 1,226,287 1,339,937 2,566,224 718 915
Delaware 269,155 49.31 276,717 50.69 545,872 0.90 743,603 280,209 304,222 584,431 734 934
Dist. of Col. 2/ 180,391 51.56 169,444 48.44 349,835 1.61 523,124 197,753 231,962 429,715 669 814
Florida 6,025,311 50.10 6,001,636 49.90 12,026,947 1.09 14,915,980 5,619,789 6,135,495 11,755,284 806 1,023
Georgia 2,612,741 49.15 2,702,998 50.85 5,315,739 0.78 7,642,207 2,799,583 3,045,539 5,845,122 696 909
Hawaii 394,537 52.86 351,792 47.14 746,329 1.08 1,193,001 461,173 465,835 927,008 626 805
Idaho 425,371 49.31 437,303 50.69 862,674 0.79 1,228,684 455,855 466,413 922,268 702 935
Illinois 2/ 3,847,675 49.96 3,853,205 50.04 7,700,880 0.83 12,045,326 4,421,737 4,786,514 9,208,251 639 836
Indiana 4/ 2,032,562 51.12 1,943,679 48.88 3,976,241 0.75 5,899,195 2,184,276 2,376,647 4,560,923 674 872
Iowa 962,246 49.34 988,128 50.66 1,950,374 0.65 2,862,447 1,070,719 1,161,203 2,231,922 681 874
Kansas 919,125 49.64 932,324 50.36 1,851,449 0.88 2,629,067 977,664 1,038,712 2,016,376 704 918
Kentucky  1,315,207 49.81 1,325,128 50.19 2,640,335 0.94 3,936,499 1,464,503 1,603,288 3,067,791 671 861
Louisiana 1,337,307 48.87 1,398,998 51.13 2,736,305 0.81 4,368,967 1,569,524 1,756,430 3,325,954 626 823
Maine 2/ 453,168 49.66 459,338 50.34 912,506 1.00 1,244,250 475,640 513,407 989,047 733 923
Maryland 1,491,072 46.92 1,686,711 53.08 3,177,783 0.86 5,134,808 1,907,951 2,077,206 3,985,157 619 797
Massachusetts 2,205,997 50.20 2,188,358 49.80 4,394,355 0.86 6,147,132 2,295,501 2,547,508 4,843,009 715 907
Michigan 3,380,445 49.69 3,422,259 50.31 6,802,704 0.85 9,817,242 3,622,839 3,938,826 7,561,665 693 900
Minnesota 1,456,761 50.79 1,411,241 49.21 2,868,002 0.69 4,725,419 1,760,669 1,856,318 3,616,987 607 793
Mississippi 858,111 48.80 900,182 51.20 1,758,293 0.79 2,752,092 980,141 1,108,347 2,088,488 639 842
Missouri  1,881,297 49.53 1,916,799 50.47 3,798,096 0.87 5,438,559 1,998,044 2,200,824 4,198,868 698 905
Montana 327,927 50.72 318,585 49.28 646,512 0.67 880,453 337,696 348,295 685,991 734 942
Nebraska 595,389 50.21 590,405 49.79 1,185,794 0.79 1,662,719 613,095 658,884 1,271,979 713 932
Nevada  651,139 52.26 594,766 47.74 1,245,905 1.04 1,746,898 673,906 653,005 1,326,911 713 939
New Hampshire 457,929 50.46 449,550 49.54 907,479 0.89 1,185,048 447,734 472,656 920,390 766 986
New Jersey 2,765,044 49.70 2,798,448 50.30 5,563,492 0.99 8,115,011 3,018,759 3,314,217 6,332,976 686 878
New Mexico 600,961 49.92 602,908 50.08 1,203,869 0.77 1,736,931 627,596 663,887 1,291,483 693 932
New York 5,546,395 52.55 5,007,703 47.45 10,554,098 1.03 18,175,301 6,682,365 7,464,668 14,147,033 581 746
North Carolina 2,747,203 49.64 2,787,081 50.36 5,534,284 0.96 7,546,493 2,785,665 3,046,641 5,832,306 733 949
North Dakota 229,382 50.42 225,551 49.58 454,933 0.69 638,244 245,142 251,822 496,964 713 915
Ohio 3,904,705 49.17 4,036,774 50.83 7,941,479 0.80 11,209,493 4,133,605 4,568,513 8,702,118 708 913
Oklahoma 1,123,471 48.73 1,181,890 51.27 2,305,361 0.81 3,346,713 1,238,263 1,336,674 2,574,937 689 895
Oregon 1,216,125 50.32 1,200,877 49.68 2,417,002 0.83 3,281,974 1,248,292 1,306,989 2,555,281 736 946
Pennsylvania 4,251,617 50.59 4,153,072 49.41 8,404,689 0.95 12,001,451 4,474,503 5,000,323 9,474,826 700 887
Rhode Island 337,198 49.45 344,634 50.55 681,832 0.96 988,480 366,322 409,982 776,304 690 878
South Carolina  1,294,611 48.32 1,384,520 51.68 2,679,131 0.94 3,835,962 1,417,643 1,571,765 2,989,408 698 896
South Dakota 268,259 50.11 267,080 49.89 535,339 0.71 738,171 273,624 289,401 563,025 725 951
Tennessee  1,999,712 49.10 2,073,124 50.90 4,072,836 0.93 5,430,621 2,017,160 2,236,467 4,253,627 750 957
Texas 6,773,288 50.84 6,549,623 49.16 13,322,911 1.04 19,759,614 7,189,533 7,570,181 14,759,714 674 903
Utah 699,300 50.19 693,942 49.81 1,393,242 0.92 2,099,758 727,206 755,836 1,483,042 664 939
Vermont 257,256 51.74 239,916 48.26 497,172 1.03 590,883 227,014 240,147 467,161 841 1,064
Virginia 2,361,405 49.33 2,425,745 50.67 4,787,150 0.84 6,791,345 2,570,643 2,761,086 5,331,729 705 898
Washington 2,072,907 50.82 2,005,988 49.18 4,078,895 0.86 5,689,263 2,161,266 2,226,948 4,388,214 717 930
West Virginia 647,707 50.58 632,832 49.42 1,280,539 0.96 1,811,156 692,462 768,201 1,460,663 707 877
Wisconsin 1,865,251 50.28 1,844,706 49.72 3,709,957 0.90 5,223,500 1,959,028 2,079,789 4,038,817 710 919
Wyoming 183,431 51.07 175,727 48.93 359,158 0.66 480,907 184,500 184,822 369,322 747 972
Total 93,104,738 50.33 91,875,439 49.67 184,980,177 0.89 270,298,524 100,300,723 107,975,888 208,276,611 684 888

1/ Age and/or sex segregation estimated by FHWA.

2/ Licensed drivers estimated by FHWA.

3/ Source: Bureau of the Census.