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Table DL-20 – Highway Statistics 2011 – Office of Highway Policy Information (OHPI) – FHWA

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Highway Statistics 2011


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Distribution of Licensed Drivers – 2011
  By Sex and Percentage in Each Age Group
  and Relation to Population

March 2013
Table DL-20

AGE MALE DRIVERS FEMALE DRIVERS TOTAL DRIVERS
NUMBER PERCENT OF TOTAL DRIVERS DRIVERS AS PERCENT OF AGE GROUP  1/ NUMBER PERCENT OF TOTAL DRIVERS DRIVERS AS PERCENT OF AGE GROUP 1/ NUMBER PERCENT OF TOTAL DRIVERS DRIVERS AS PERCENT OF AGE GROUP 1/
UNDER 16 180,236 0.2 8.5 180,810 0.2 8.9 361,046 0.2 8.7
16 585,450 0.6 26.9 582,091 0.5 28.2 1,167,541 0.6 27.5
17 986,128 0.9 44.3 963,922 0.9 45.8 1,950,050 0.9 45.0
18 1,363,555 1.3 60.2 1,286,280 1.2 60.3 2,649,835 1.3 60.3
19 1,605,232 1.5 69.2 1,524,549 1.4 69.5 3,129,781 1.5 69.3
(19 AND UNDER) 4,720,601 4.5 42.5 4,537,652 4.2 43.1 9,258,253 4.4 42.8
20 1,724,122 1.6 73.4 1,659,530 1.6 73.9 3,383,652 1.6 73.6
21 1,786,515 1.7 76.2 1,744,844 1.6 77.6 3,531,359 1.7 76.9
22 1,790,106 1.7 79.5 1,760,400 1.6 81.6 3,550,506 1.7 80.5
23 1,792,594 1.7 81.4 1,779,147 1.7 84.3 3,571,741 1.7 82.8
24 1,806,120 1.7 83.4 1,805,910 1.7 86.9 3,612,030 1.7 85.1
(20-24) 8,899,457 8.5 78.7 8,749,831 8.2 80.7 17,649,288 8.3 79.7
25-29 9,251,814 8.8 86.0 9,363,999 8.8 89.0 18,615,814 8.8 87.5
30-34 9,051,625 8.6 88.0 9,224,935 8.6 90.2 18,276,560 8.6 89.1
35-39 8,786,828 8.4 90.0 8,891,794 8.3 90.4 17,678,623 8.3 90.2
40-44 9,599,452 9.2 91.8 9,660,828 9.0 91.4 19,260,281 9.1 91.6
45-49 10,130,142 9.7 92.5 10,241,364 9.6 91.4 20,371,506 9.6 91.9
50-54 10,292,465 9.8 93.0 10,508,380 9.8 91.4 20,800,845 9.8 92.2
55-59 9,313,456 8.9 94.9 9,574,420 9.0 91.7 18,887,876 8.9 93.2
60-64 8,131,920 7.8 95.2 8,377,738 7.8 90.4 16,509,658 7.8 92.7
65-69 5,894,680 5.6 97.1 6,079,104 5.7 89.4 11,973,784 5.7 93.0
70-74 4,176,442 4.0 94.8 4,361,670 4.1 83.8 8,538,112 4.0 88.9
75-79 3,004,712 2.9 92.9 3,220,510 3.0 77.5 6,225,222 2.9 84.3
80-84 2,092,065 2.0 89.4 2,341,405 2.2 67.9 4,433,470 2.1 76.6
85 AND OVER 1,554,233 1.5 82.1 1,841,125 1.7 47.9 3,395,359 1.6 59.2
TOTAL 104,899,893 100.0 86.0 106,974,756 100.0 83.3 211,874,649 100.0 84.6

1/ These percentages are computed using population estimates of the Bureau of the Census. Under-16 age group is compared to 14 and 15-year-old population estimates; the other age brackets coincide with those from the Bureau of the Census.

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