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Highway Statistics Series

Highway Statistics 2016

Licensed Drivers By Sex And Ratio To Population - 2016 1/

December 2017
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
TOTAL RESIDENT
POPULATION
PER 1,000
DRIVING AGE
POPULATION
MALE FEMALE TOTAL
Alabama 1,913,487 48.5 2,029,595 51 3,943,082 0.74 4,863,300 1,862,731 2,033,606 3,896,337 811 1,012
Alaska 2/ 252,875 47.3 281,710 53 534,585 0.69 741,894 302,472 272,432 574,904 721 930
Arizona 2,552,249 50.2 2,530,056 50 5,082,305 0.89 6,931,071 2,706,102 2,779,736 5,485,838 733 926
Arkansas 1,158,338 48.4 1,232,765 52 2,391,103 0.86 2,988,248 1,148,262 1,215,626 2,363,888 800 1,012
California 13,331,944 50.9 12,867,492 49 26,199,436 0.88 39,250,017 15,378,392 15,811,628 31,190,020 668 840
Colorado 2/ 2,086,189 51.3 1,980,391 49 4,066,580 0.80 5,540,545 2,211,819 2,207,221 4,419,040 734 920
Connecticut 1,291,397 49.5 1,319,610 51 2,611,007 0.92 3,576,452 1,409,891 1,509,885 2,919,776 730 894
Delaware 367,808 48.6 388,520 51 756,328 0.76 952,065 369,049 402,404 771,453 794 980
Dist. of Col. 241,802 49.4 248,029 51 489,831 1.62 681,170 267,681 303,051 570,732 719 858
Florida 7,206,475 49.1 7,468,685 51 14,675,160 0.90 20,612,439 8,200,700 8,749,239 16,949,939 712 866
Georgia 3,327,867 47.7 3,648,033 52 6,975,900 0.86 10,310,371 3,889,622 4,199,268 8,088,890 677 862
Hawaii 481,461 51.7 450,242 48 931,703 0.77 1,428,557 575,568 576,619 1,152,187 652 809
Idaho 583,602 50.3 577,320 50 1,160,922 0.63 1,683,140 645,248 650,014 1,295,262 690 896
Illinois 2/ 4,200,790 49.34 4,313,854 51 8,514,644 0.84 12,801,539 4,973,453 5,245,319 10,218,772 665 833
Indiana 2,237,101 49.1 2,316,158 51 4,553,259 0.74 6,633,053 2,557,592 2,684,104 5,241,696 686 869
Iowa 1,111,840 49.5 1,133,800 50 2,245,640 0.62 3,134,693 1,227,404 1,259,188 2,486,592 716 903
Kansas 1,004,834 49.5 1,025,191 51 2,030,025 0.77 2,907,289 2,272,404 2,272,404 4,544,808 698 447
Kentucky 1,492,573 49.2 1,538,874 51 3,031,447 0.73 4,436,974 1,728,719 1,813,875 3,542,594 683 856
Louisiana 1,632,808 48.1 1,762,287 52 3,395,095 0.89 4,681,666 1,785,544 1,907,555 3,693,099 725 919
Maine 504,674 49.4 516,658 51 1,021,332 0.94 1,331,479 538,121 570,553 1,108,674 767 921
Maryland 2,103,981 49.3 2,160,894 51 4,264,875 1.04 6,016,447 2,306,124 2,516,466 4,822,590 709 884
Massachusetts 4/ 2,473,050 49.1 2,567,612 51 5,040,662 1.01 6,811,779 2,688,163 2,914,133 5,602,296 740 900
Michigan 3,464,410 49.0 3,610,264 51 7,074,674 0.86 9,928,300 3,900,957 4,104,099 8,005,056 713 884
Minnesota 1,697,475 50.3 1,680,435 50 3,377,910 0.64 5,519,952 2,162,790 2,212,345 4,375,135 612 772
Mississippi 957,284 47.4 1,061,578 53 2,018,862 0.98 2,988,726 1,123,917 1,227,419 2,351,336 675 859
Missouri 2,066,910 48.6 2,182,669 51 4,249,579 0.75 6,093,000 2,364,551 2,501,669 4,866,220 697 873
Montana 405,029 50.8 392,116 49 797,145 0.45 1,042,520 421,152 418,958 840,110 765 949
Nebraska 704,348 50.2 700,131 50 1,404,479 0.74 1,907,116 734,392 750,361 1,484,753 736 946
Nevada 956,291 51.1 916,085 49 1,872,376 0.79 2,940,058 1,166,322 1,171,830 2,338,152 637 801
New Hampshire 549,729 50.2 546,505 50 1,096,234 0.84 1,334,795 544,866 562,536 1,107,402 821 990
New Jersey 3,066,313 49.2 3,172,123 51 6,238,436 1.06 8,944,469 3,476,185 3,720,808 7,196,993 697 867
New Mexico 758,190 49.8 763,595 50 1,521,785 0.85 2,081,015 809,169 837,421 1,646,590 731 924
New York 5,814,353 48.7 6,133,215 51 11,947,568 1.08 19,745,289 7,699,982 8,351,526 16,051,508 605 744
North Carolina 3,515,543 48.4 3,751,499 52 7,267,042 0.89 10,146,788 3,896,650 4,217,131 8,113,781 716 896
North Dakota 288,618 51.9 267,317 48 555,935 0.64 757,952 307,492 291,456 598,948 733 928
Ohio 3,866,323 48.5 4,108,628 52 7,974,951 0.75 11,614,373 4,515,078 4,797,181 9,312,259 687 856
Oklahoma 1,154,923 46.2 1,343,255 54 2,498,178 0.67 3,923,561 1,506,744 1,561,122 3,067,866 637 814
Oregon 1,406,168 49.2 1,449,578 51 2,855,746 0.77 4,093,465 1,633,718 1,690,773 3,324,491 698 859
Pennsylvania 4,461,263 49.6 4,535,552 50 8,996,815 0.85 12,784,227 5,057,124 5,372,990 10,430,114 704 863
Rhode Island 368,146 48.9 384,997 51 753,143 0.88 1,056,426 419,557 454,243 873,800 713 862
South Carolina 1,799,712 48.0 1,946,969 52 3,746,681 0.91 4,961,119 1,913,729 2,075,344 3,989,073 755 939
South Dakota 314,356 50.5 308,307 50 622,663 0.51 865,454 338,429 336,246 674,675 719 923
Tennessee 2,683,909 51.6 2,513,995 48 5,197,904 0.94 6,651,194 2,565,245 2,757,358 5,322,603 781 977
Texas 7,824,635 49.3 8,055,241 51 15,879,876 0.74 27,862,596 9,116,438 9,521,795 18,638,233 570 852
Utah 988,484 50.4 971,882 50 1,960,366 0.86 3,051,217 1,113,127 1,114,630 2,227,757 642 880
Vermont 275,292 49.7 278,378 50 553,670 0.92 624,594 255,087 266,036 521,123 886 1,062
Virginia 2,846,993 48.2 3,065,055 52 5,912,048 0.83 8,411,808 3,290,937 3,463,319 6,754,256 703 875
Washington 2,908,119 51.6 2,727,596 48 5,635,715 0.82 7,288,000 2,901,736 2,937,958 5,839,694 773 965
West Virginia 574,199 49.5 585,149 50 1,159,348 0.70 1,831,102 736,272 763,695 1,499,967 633 773
Wisconsin 2,098,274 49.9 2,108,496 50 4,206,770 0.77 5,778,708 2,292,297 2,350,197 4,642,494 728 906
Wyoming 214,785 51.0 206,313 49 421,098 0.50 585,501 235,117 226,243 461,360 719 913
Total 109,587,219 49.4 112,124,699 51 221,711,918 0.84 323,127,513 116,502,331 122,231,724 238,734,055 686 929

1/ Include restricted drivers and graduated driver licenses.

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

3/ Source: Bureau of the Census.

4/ Current data was not provided. Table shows 2015 data.

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