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Highway Statistics 2017


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Distribution of Licensed Drivers - 2017
By Sex and Percentage in each Age Group and Relation to Population

November 2018
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 38,028 0.0 1.8 38,571 0.0 1.9 76,599 0.0 1.9
16 544,308 0.5 25.2 555,343 0.5 26.9 1,099,651 0.5 26.0
17 999,071 0.9 45.5 990,706 0.9 47.2 1,989,777 0.9 46.3
18 1,342,185 1.2 61.9 1,286,390 1.1 62.1 2,628,575 1.2 62.0
19 1,560,161 1.4 71.6 1,488,576 1.3 71.6 3,048,737 1.4 71.6
(19 AND UNDER) 4,483,753 4.0 41.5 4,359,586 3.8 42.2 8,843,339 3.9 41.8
20 1,660,543 1.5 75.9 1,592,608 1.4 76.2 3,253,151 1.4 76.1
21 1,708,093 1.5 77.2 1,657,275 1.5 78.8 3,365,368 1.5 77.9
22 1,788,126 1.6 78.8 1,739,981 1.5 80.9 3,528,107 1.6 79.8
23 1,850,209 1.7 79.8 1,817,135 1.6 82.7 3,667,344 1.6 81.2
24 1,916,991 1.7 81.3 1,880,464 1.7 84.4 3,797,455 1.7 82.8
(20-24) 8,923,962 8.0 78.6 8,687,463 7.6 80.7 17,611,425 7.8 79.6
25-29 10,037,679 9.0 84.3 10,037,886 8.8 87.5 20,075,565 8.9 85.9
30-34 9,834,940 8.8 88.7 9,920,512 8.7 91.2 19,755,452 8.8 89.9
35-39 9,517,689 8.5 89.7 9,676,694 8.5 91.2 19,194,383 8.5 90.4
40-44 8,885,420 8.0 91.1 9,011,109 7.9 91.1 17,896,529 7.9 91.1
45-49 9,628,202 8.6 92.7 9,716,581 8.5 91.8 19,344,783 8.6 92.2
50-54 9,850,036 8.8 93.6 9,980,871 8.8 91.7 19,830,907 8.8 92.7
55-59 10,099,624 9.1 94.4 10,402,205 9.1 92.0 20,501,829 9.1 93.2
60-64 9,137,583 8.2 95.6 9,539,541 8.4 91.5 18,677,124 8.3 93.4
65-69 7,608,595 6.8 95.9 8,017,045 7.0 90.0 15,625,640 6.9 92.8
70-74 5,690,201 5.1 95.7 6,015,040 5.3 87.2 11,705,241 5.2 91.1
75-79 3,636,936 3.3 93.3 3,944,136 3.5 81.4 7,581,072 3.4 86.7
80-84 2,238,256 2.0 89.2 2,484,599 2.2 71.9 4,722,855 2.1 79.2
85 AND OVER 1,828,180 1.6 80.2 2,151,933 1.9 51.4 3,980,113 1.8 61.5
TOTAL 111,401,056 100.0 86.2 113,945,201 100.0 84.1 225,346,257 100.0 85.1

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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