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Highway Statistics Series

Highway Statistics 2017

Licensed Drivers By Sex And Ratio To Population - 2017 1/

December 2018
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 1,928,441 48.77 2,025,937 51.23 3,954,378 0.80 4,874,747 1,868,128 2,041,724 3,909,852 811 1,011
Alaska 4/ 252,875 47.30 281,710 52.70 534,585 0.68 739,795 302,062 272,501 574,563 723 930
Arizona 2,589,302 50.13 2,575,664 49.87 5,164,966 0.88 7,016,270 2,751,365 2,819,710 5,571,075 736 927
Arkansas 1,170,336 48.41 1,247,128 51.59 2,417,464 0.87 3,004,279 1,156,006 1,223,437 2,379,443 805 1,016
California 13,624,228 50.88 13,152,904 49.12 26,777,132 0.89 39,536,653 15,547,670 15,963,464 31,511,134 677 850
Colorado 2,120,831 51.03 2,035,307 48.97 4,156,138 0.80 5,607,154 2,249,814 2,237,901 4,487,715 741 926
Connecticut 1,279,529 49.46 1,307,465 50.54 2,586,994 0.92 3,588,184 1,420,417 1,519,237 2,939,654 721 880
Delaware 375,362 48.72 395,150 51.28 770,512 0.80 961,939 373,968 407,154 781,122 801 986
Dist. of Col. 256,312 49.19 264,744 50.81 521,056 1.68 693,972 271,876 308,290 580,166 751 898
Florida 7,407,238 49.13 7,669,120 50.87 15,076,358 0.90 20,984,400 8,362,989 8,913,715 17,276,704 718 873
Georgia 3,370,070 47.73 3,690,274 52.27 7,060,344 0.85 10,429,379 3,945,745 4,264,304 8,210,049 677 860
Hawaii 491,063 51.64 459,945 48.36 951,008 0.77 1,427,538 575,132 578,014 1,153,146 666 825
Idaho 599,355 50.35 591,012 49.65 1,190,367 0.65 1,716,943 659,669 664,149 1,323,818 693 899
Illinois 2/ 4,210,963 49.37 4,318,441 50.63 8,529,404 0.79 12,802,023 4,987,547 5,259,013 10,246,560 666 832
Indiana 2,235,286 49.09 2,318,298 50.91 4,553,584 0.74 6,666,818 2,576,485 2,702,038 5,278,523 683 863
Iowa 1,112,382 49.51 1,134,447 50.49 2,246,829 0.61 3,145,711 1,232,774 1,264,238 2,497,012 714 900
Kansas 1,004,803 49.50 1,025,066 50.50 2,029,869 0.75 2,913,123 1,129,047 1,151,882 2,280,929 697 890
Kentucky 1,485,614 49.21 1,533,394 50.79 3,019,008 0.72 4,454,189 1,736,651 1,823,379 3,560,030 678 848
Louisiana 1,645,894 48.05 1,779,762 51.95 3,425,656 0.90 4,684,333 1,788,161 1,912,137 3,700,298 731 926
Maine 510,483 49.43 522,220 50.57 1,032,703 0.96 1,335,907 540,924 573,838 1,114,762 773 926
Maryland 2,141,533 49.46 2,187,970 50.54 4,329,503 1.01 6,052,177 2,326,833 2,533,692 4,860,525 715 891
Massachusetts 2,417,853 48.99 2,517,323 51.01 4,935,176 0.98 6,859,819 2,717,230 2,940,851 5,658,081 719 872
Michigan 3,477,051 49.00 3,618,727 51.00 7,095,778 0.84 9,962,311 3,926,876 4,124,916 8,051,792 712 881
Minnesota 1,704,865 50.22 1,689,950 49.78 3,394,815 0.60 5,576,606 540,924 573,838 1,114,762 609 3,045
Mississippi 974,215 47.43 1,079,709 52.57 2,053,924 1.01 2,984,100 1,124,757 1,229,445 2,354,202 688 872
Missouri 2,078,652 48.63 2,196,132 51.37 4,274,784 0.78 6,113,532 2,376,314 2,513,996 4,890,310 699 874
Montana 409,982 50.79 397,277 49.21 807,259 0.43 1,050,493 424,652 422,300 846,952 768 953
Nebraska 4/ 704,348 50.15 700,131 49.85 1,404,479 0.73 1,920,076 740,926 755,085 1,496,011 731 939
Nevada 979,647 51.07 938,658 48.93 1,918,305 0.79 2,998,039 1,192,868 1,196,720 2,389,588 640 803
New Hampshire 553,759 50.18 549,865 49.82 1,103,624 0.84 1,342,795 549,634 567,072 1,116,706 822 988
New Jersey 3,099,073 49.18 3,202,290 50.82 6,301,363 1.05 9,005,644 3,507,039 3,755,693 7,262,732 700 868
New Mexico 730,295 49.57 742,967 50.43 1,473,262 0.86 2,088,070 814,015 842,271 1,656,286 706 889
New York 5,929,700 48.66 6,255,613 51.34 12,185,313 1.13 19,849,399 7,760,631 8,416,708 16,177,339 614 753
North Carolina 3,571,303 48.33 3,818,164 51.67 7,389,467 0.93 10,273,419 3,965,375 4,275,934 8,241,309 719 897
North Dakota 290,784 51.77 270,883 48.23 561,667 0.54 755,393 306,307 290,594 596,901 744 941
Ohio 3,885,181 48.49 4,126,524 51.51 8,011,705 0.75 11,658,609 4,540,583 4,823,146 9,363,729 687 856
Oklahoma 1,160,690 46.32 1,345,299 53.68 2,505,989 0.67 3,930,864 1,511,510 1,566,373 3,077,883 638 814
Oregon 1,432,970 49.23 1,477,622 50.77 2,910,592 0.72 4,142,776 1,657,067 1,712,379 3,369,446 703 864
Pennsylvania 4,440,688 49.53 4,524,167 50.47 8,964,855 0.85 12,805,537 5,072,347 5,388,360 10,460,707 700 857
Rhode Island 368,108 48.87 385,094 51.13 753,202 0.88 1,059,639 421,855 455,807 877,662 711 858
South Carolina 1,830,956 48.04 1,980,006 51.96 3,810,962 0.91 5,024,369 1,940,768 2,106,586 4,047,354 758 942
South Dakota 317,276 50.48 311,230 49.52 628,506 0.51 869,666 340,052 337,105 677,157 723 928
Tennessee 2,761,901 51.36 2,615,752 48.64 5,377,653 0.95 6,715,984 2,596,568 2,786,799 5,383,367 801 999
Texas 8,465,417 49.51 8,633,923 50.49 17,099,340 0.78 28,304,596 10,724,235 11,037,637 21,761,872 604 786
Utah 1,005,220 50.38 990,157 49.62 1,995,377 0.86 3,101,833 1,136,653 1,138,675 2,275,328 643 877
Vermont 278,720 49.75 281,527 50.25 560,247 0.92 623,657 255,412 265,927 521,339 898 1,075
Virginia 2,855,000 48.17 3,071,430 51.83 5,926,430 0.80 8,470,020 3,321,806 3,492,856 6,814,662 700 870
Washington 2,969,928 51.49 2,798,353 48.51 5,768,281 0.82 7,405,743 2,955,814 2,987,142 5,942,956 779 971
West Virginia 567,980 49.44 580,806 50.56 1,148,786 0.70 1,815,857 731,355 758,188 1,489,543 633 771
Wisconsin 2,111,688 49.87 2,123,105 50.13 4,234,793 0.77 5,795,483 2,303,900 2,360,257 4,664,157 731 908
Wyoming 215,906 51.11 206,559 48.89 422,465 0.53 579,315 232,720 224,682 457,402 729 924
Total 111,401,056 49.44 113,945,201 50.56 225,346,257 0.84 325,719,178 125,493,456 131,781,159 257,274,615 692 876

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 2016 data.

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