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Highway Statistics 2009

Licensed Drivers by Sex and Ratio to Population - 2009 1/

February 2011
Table DL-1C

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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 1,848,872 48.88 1,933,412 51.12 3,782,284 0.83 4,708,708 1,772,003 1,938,685 3,710,688 803 1,019
Alaska 2/ 269,973 53.17 237,786 46.83 507,759 0.75 698,473 278,763 257,411 536,174 727 947
Arizona 2,215,591 50.32 2,187,799 49.68 4,403,390 1.02 6,595,778 2,515,745 2,531,248 5,046,993 668 872
Arkansas 2/ 1,017,486 49.27 1,047,579 50.73 2,065,065 1.03 2,889,450 1,093,749 1,165,491 2,259,240 715 914
California 12,064,679 50.95 11,615,964 49.05 23,680,643 0.70 36,961,664 14,227,949 14,380,304 28,608,253 641 828
Colorado 2/ 1,896,594 51.20 1,807,967 48.80 3,704,561 2.67 5,024,748 1,971,024 1,958,677 3,929,701 737 943
Connecticut 1,447,423 49.63 1,468,720 50.37 2,916,143 0.96 3,518,288 1,354,699 1,454,216 2,808,915 829 1,038
Delaware 341,926 48.86 357,819 51.14 699,745 0.84 885,122 336,124 365,887 702,011 791 997
Dist. of Col. 2/ 184,769 49.13 191,317 50.87 376,086 1.83 599,657 231,357 267,279 498,636 627 754
Florida 6,835,206 48.81 7,169,860 51.19 14,005,066 0.94 18,537,969 7,284,039 7,663,243 14,947,282 755 937
Georgia 3,023,849 47.88 3,291,186 52.12 6,315,035 0.75 9,829,211 3,658,030 3,869,608 7,527,638 642 839
Hawaii 466,246 52.39 423,672 47.61 889,918 1.01 1,295,178 520,567 516,323 1,036,890 687 858
Idaho 530,858 50.31 524,411 49.69 1,055,269 0.78 1,545,801 584,577 587,254 1,171,831 683 901
Illinois 2/ 4,087,025 49.23 4,214,093 50.77 8,301,118 0.85 12,910,409 4,921,784 5,173,492 10,095,276 643 822
Indiana 4/ 2,784,718 50.17 2,765,751 49.83 5,550,469 0.97 6,423,113 2,445,384 2,569,999 5,015,383 864 1,107
Iowa 1,055,242 49.19 1,090,091 50.81 2,145,333 0.65 3,007,856 1,163,304 1,214,640 2,377,944 713 902
Kansas 1,014,850 49.62 1,030,576 50.38 2,045,426 0.85 2,818,747 1,079,367 1,112,909 2,192,276 726 933
Kentucky 1,451,712 49.39 1,487,711 50.61 2,939,423 0.83 4,314,113 1,658,448 1,758,068 3,416,516 681 860
Louisiana 1,493,749 48.40 1,592,255 51.60 3,086,004 0.78 4,492,076 1,676,940 1,820,884 3,497,824 687 882
Maine 2/ 502,594 49.59 510,939 50.41 1,013,533 0.98 1,318,301 522,967 559,524 1,082,491 769 936
Maryland 1,917,849 49.12 1,986,836 50.88 3,904,685 0.88 5,699,478 2,155,208 2,352,074 4,507,282 685 866
Massachusetts 2,296,255 49.60 2,333,381 50.40 4,629,636 0.89 6,593,587 2,561,648 2,772,234 5,333,882 702 868
Michigan 3,469,252 48.98 3,613,568 51.02 7,082,820 0.91 9,969,727 3,849,471 4,061,345 7,910,816 710 895
Minnesota 1,633,689 50.34 1,611,752 49.66 3,245,441 0.68 5,266,214 2,049,936 2,100,314 4,150,250 616 782
Mississippi 919,586 47.63 1,011,017 52.37 1,930,603 0.97 2,951,996 1,083,404 1,188,897 2,272,301 654 850
Missouri 2,073,620 49.16 2,144,290 50.84 4,217,910 0.87 5,987,580 2,280,457 2,443,691 4,724,148 704 893
Montana 374,541 50.75 363,423 49.25 737,964 0.82 974,989 388,935 392,980 781,915 757 944
Nebraska 676,547 50.14 672,748 49.86 1,349,295 0.77 1,796,619 686,173 708,986 1,395,159 751 967
Nevada 873,551 51.68 816,880 48.32 1,690,431 1.23 2,643,085 1,033,435 1,000,808 2,034,243 640 831
New Hampshire 518,226 50.10 516,103 49.90 1,034,329 0.87 1,324,575 523,965 548,172 1,072,137 781 965
New Jersey 2,910,445 49.13 3,013,093 50.87 5,923,538 0.99 8,707,739 3,343,224 3,557,872 6,901,096 680 858
New Mexico 683,792 49.62 694,191 50.38 1,377,983 0.87 2,009,671 764,013 792,211 1,556,224 686 885
New York 5,840,978 51.56 5,488,510 48.44 11,329,488 1.03 19,541,453 7,512,068 8,139,851 15,651,919 580 724
North Carolina 3,187,848 49.01 3,316,421 50.99 6,504,269 1.10 9,380,884 3,552,482 3,800,126 7,352,608 693 885
North Dakota 241,220 50.62 235,341 49.38 476,561 0.67 646,844 260,270 259,625 519,895 737 917
Ohio 3,835,920 48.33 4,101,578 51.67 7,937,498 0.73 11,542,645 4,412,146 4,740,131 9,152,277 688 867
Oklahoma 1,060,491 45.69 1,260,494 54.31 2,320,985 0.70 3,687,050 1,403,082 1,467,348 2,870,430 629 809
Oregon 1,425,982 50.18 1,415,990 49.82 2,841,972 0.96 3,825,657 1,502,691 1,550,644 3,053,335 743 931
Pennsylvania 4,316,241 49.69 4,370,965 50.31 8,687,206 0.89 12,604,767 4,896,865 5,277,351 10,174,216 689 854
Rhode Island 366,831 49.17 379,201 50.83 746,032 0.96 1,053,209 409,731 444,997 854,728 708 873
South Carolina 1,700,275 52.02 1,568,223 47.98 3,268,498 0.92 4,561,242 1,731,422 1,873,847 3,605,269 717 907
South Dakota 301,618 50.09 300,547 49.91 602,165 0.67 812,383 315,505 320,109 635,614 741 947
Tennessee 2,166,003 48.39 2,310,536 51.61 4,476,539 0.89 6,296,254 2,394,755 2,578,077 4,972,832 711 900
Texas 4/ 7,689,887 50.02 7,684,176 49.98 15,374,063 0.87 24,782,302 9,217,551 9,387,647 18,605,198 620 826
Utah 865,008 50.29 855,007 49.71 1,720,015 0.71 2,784,572 997,764 1,002,691 2,000,455 618 860
Vermont 252,548 49.81 254,429 50.19 506,977 0.93 621,760 249,904 262,294 512,198 815 990
Virginia 2,594,552 48.52 2,753,193 51.48 5,347,745 0.86 7,882,590 3,038,593 3,205,267 6,243,860 678 856
Washington 2,602,726 51.78 2,423,795 48.22 5,026,521 0.91 6,664,195 2,619,901 2,656,458 5,276,359 754 953
West Virginia 662,305 49.84 666,687 50.16 1,328,992 0.97 1,819,777 718,025 761,344 1,479,369 730 898
Wisconsin 2,058,519 50.14 2,046,623 49.86 4,105,142 0.85 5,654,774 2,220,028 2,280,875 4,500,903 726 912
Wyoming 212,146 51.64 198,667 48.36 410,813 0.65 544,270 216,727 210,354 427,081 755 962
Total 104,261,813 49.74 105,356,573 50.26 209,618,386 0.87 307,006,550 117,686,199 123,303,762 240,989,961 683 870

1/ Include restricted drivers and graduated driver licenses.

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

3/ Source: Bureau of the Census.

4/ State did not provide current data. Table displays 2008 data.

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Updated: 01/03/2012

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