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Highway Statistics Series

Highway Statistics 2019

Licensed Drivers By Sex And Ratio To Population - 2019 (1)

December 2020
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 1,949,470 48.42 2,076,681 51.58 4,026,151 0.78 4,903,185 1,878,083 2,060,539 3,938,622 821 1,022
Alaska (2) 277,367 52.40 251,914 47.60 529,281 0.68 731,545 298,631 271,684 570,315 724 928
Arizona 2,685,714 50.02 2,683,496 49.98 5,369,210 0.91 7,278,717 2,875,126 2,948,316 5,823,442 738 922
Arkansas 1,057,402 49.09 1,096,527 50.91 2,153,929 0.75 3,017,804 1,163,461 1,233,068 2,396,529 714 899
California 13,847,935 50.89 13,365,715 49.11 27,213,650 0.89 39,512,223 15,608,250 16,008,558 31,616,808 689 861
Colorado 2,089,963 49.35 2,145,421 50.65 4,235,384 0.79 5,758,736 2,331,361 2,311,510 4,642,871 735 912
Connecticut 1,292,522 49.56 1,315,539 50.44 2,608,061 0.91 3,565,287 1,414,937 1,514,410 2,929,347 732 890
Delaware 395,860 48.72 416,669 51.28 812,529 0.80 973,764 379,615 413,801 793,416 834 1,024
Dist. of Col. 263,786 49.25 271,793 50.75 535,579 1.73 705,749 274,936 312,920 587,856 759 911
Florida 7,645,376 49.13 7,915,252 50.87 15,560,628 0.89 21,477,737 8,580,965 9,143,783 17,724,748 725 878
Georgia 3,466,599 47.74 3,794,667 52.26 7,261,266 0.86 10,617,423 4,032,512 4,369,708 8,402,220 684 864
Hawaii 483,886 51.30 459,287 48.70 943,173 0.75 1,415,872 570,028 576,986 1,147,014 666 822
Idaho (4) 633,934 50.61 618,601 49.39 1,252,535 0.64 1,787,065 693,061 696,711 1,389,772 701 901
Illinois (2) 4,223,370 49.41 4,323,562 50.59 8,546,932 0.81 12,671,821 4,955,735 5,227,538 10,183,273 674 839
Indiana 2,253,445 49.10 2,335,960 50.90 4,589,405 0.74 6,732,219 2,609,632 2,734,641 5,344,273 682 859
Iowa 1,127,259 49.56 1,147,172 50.44 2,274,431 0.61 3,155,070 1,240,941 1,268,912 2,509,853 721 906
Kansas 1,070,835 49.71 1,083,425 50.29 2,154,260 0.81 2,913,314 1,133,837 1,158,213 2,292,050 739 940
Kentucky 1,486,939 49.07 1,543,390 50.93 3,030,329 0.71 4,467,673 1,744,943 1,832,711 3,577,654 678 847
Louisiana 1,649,791 48.03 1,785,377 51.97 3,435,168 0.92 4,648,794 1,773,510 1,906,236 3,679,746 739 934
Maine 517,562 49.47 528,567 50.53 1,046,129 0.94 1,344,212 546,182 579,508 1,125,690 778 929
Maryland 2,216,568 49.66 2,247,294 50.34 4,463,862 1.08 6,045,680 2,324,575 2,536,069 4,860,644 738 918
Massachusetts 2,443,091 49.35 2,506,965 50.65 4,950,056 0.98 6,892,503 2,738,158 2,965,273 5,703,431 718 868
Michigan 3,519,347 49.28 3,622,147 50.72 7,141,494 0.85 9,986,857 3,951,566 4,145,351 8,096,917 715 882
Minnesota (4) 1,701,761 50.18 1,689,296 49.82 3,391,057 0.63 5,639,632 2,218,030 2,262,905 4,480,935 601 757
Mississippi (4) 974,505 47.35 1,083,531 52.65 2,058,036 1.00 2,976,149 1,126,934 1,229,872 2,356,806 692 873
Missouri 2,078,561 48.63 2,195,828 51.37 4,274,389 0.78 6,137,428 2,390,804 2,531,010 4,921,814 696 868
Montana 411,940 50.74 399,911 49.26 811,851 0.43 1,068,778 433,730 431,781 865,511 760 938
Nebraska 717,199 50.13 713,619 49.87 1,430,818 0.74 1,934,408 749,051 761,625 1,510,676 740 947
Nevada 1,050,751 51.15 1,003,670 48.85 2,054,421 0.81 3,080,156 1,229,823 1,234,019 2,463,842 667 834
New Hampshire 604,347 50.56 590,864 49.44 1,195,211 0.88 1,359,711 559,694 577,052 1,136,746 879 1,051
New Jersey 3,136,876 49.19 3,240,537 50.81 6,377,413 1.07 8,882,190 3,466,571 3,703,310 7,169,881 718 889
New Mexico 713,944 49.25 735,767 50.75 1,449,711 0.81 2,096,829 823,262 852,901 1,676,163 691 865
New York (4) 5,924,977 48.59 6,269,383 51.41 12,194,360 1.08 19,453,561 7,620,683 8,260,724 15,881,407 627 768
North Carolina 3,678,261 48.27 3,941,740 51.73 7,620,001 0.91 10,488,084 4,061,370 4,389,832 8,451,202 727 902
North Dakota 287,069 51.63 268,995 48.37 556,064 0.63 762,062 306,862 292,560 599,422 730 928
Ohio 3,896,574 48.51 4,136,218 51.49 8,032,792 0.74 11,689,100 4,565,092 4,843,997 9,409,089 687 854
Oklahoma 1,169,289 46.35 1,353,381 53.65 2,522,670 0.68 3,956,971 1,527,522 1,582,692 3,110,214 638 811
Oregon (4) 1,438,752 49.09 1,491,949 50.91 2,930,701 0.76 4,217,737 1,697,063 1,751,829 3,448,892 695 850
Pennsylvania 4,448,102 49.49 4,539,574 50.51 8,987,676 0.84 12,801,989 5,083,987 5,391,020 10,475,007 702 858
Rhode Island 371,462 48.81 389,584 51.19 761,046 0.89 1,059,361 423,661 456,039 879,700 718 865
South Carolina 1,852,116 47.76 2,025,852 52.24 3,877,968 0.90 5,148,714 1,991,111 2,171,169 4,162,280 753 932
South Dakota (4) 322,365 50.49 316,063 49.51 638,428 0.51 884,659 346,867 343,114 689,981 722 925
Tennessee (4) 2,783,320 51.33 2,639,109 48.67 5,422,429 0.96 6,829,174 2,648,523 2,841,633 5,490,156 794 988
Texas 8,822,318 49.50 9,000,442 50.50 17,822,760 0.79 28,995,881 11,048,784 11,372,394 22,421,178 615 795
Utah 1,069,204 50.41 1,051,895 49.59 2,121,099 0.89 3,205,958 1,190,031 1,188,326 2,378,357 662 892
Vermont (4) 280,983 49.74 283,911 50.26 564,894 0.93 623,989 256,691 267,221 523,912 905 1,078
Virginia 2,836,566 48.17 3,051,630 51.83 5,888,196 0.78 8,535,519 3,355,649 3,528,583 6,884,232 690 855
Washington 2,912,919 51.00 2,798,217 49.00 5,711,136 0.79 7,614,893 3,052,263 3,079,405 6,131,668 750 931
West Virginia 557,755 49.34 572,635 50.66 1,130,389 0.69 1,792,147 724,833 749,782 1,474,615 631 767
Wisconsin 2,143,932 49.90 2,152,714 50.10 4,296,646 0.77 5,822,434 2,325,066 2,378,336 4,703,402 738 914
Wyoming 216,939 51.15 207,176 48.85 424,115 0.51 578,759 233,372 226,267 459,639 733 923
Total 113,000,808 49.41 115,678,912 50.59 228,679,719 0.84 328,239,523 128,577,374 134,915,844 263,493,218 697 868

(1) Includes restricted drivers and graduated driver licenses.

(2) State did not provide data for older age groups (i.e., 70 and older). FHWA estimated data based on Census Bureau Population data for the applicable States and age groups.

(3) Source: Bureau of the Census.

(4) Prior year data are shown in lieu of 2019 data due to multi-year trend concerns. FHWA will re-evaluate 2019 upon receipt of the 2020 data

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