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Highway Statistics 2019


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Annual Vehicle Distance Traveled in Miles and Related Data - 2019 (1)
  by Highway Category and Vehicle Type

Revised: October 2021 6/

Table VM-1
YEAR ITEM LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES
SHORT WB 2/
MOTOR-
CYCLES
BUSES LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES
LONG WB 2/
SINGLE-UNIT
TRUCKS 3/
COMBINATION
TRUCKS
SUBTOTALS ALL
MOTOR
VEHICLES
ALL
LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES 2/
SINGLE-UNIT
2-AXLE 6-TIRE
OR MORE AND
COMBINATION
TRUCKS
Motor-Vehicle Travel: (millions of vehicle-miles)
2019 Interstate Rural 148,257 1,175 1,717 48,499 10,887 51,110 196,755 61,997 261,644
2018 147,065 1,312 1,664 46,092 10,418 50,688 193,158 61,106 257,240
2019 Other Arterial Rural 234,142 2,607 2,339 96,414 18,238 30,068 330,556 48,306 383,808
2018 233,941 2,667 2,271 92,830 17,656 30,166 326,771 47,822 379,531
2019 Other Rural 210,062 2,835 1,980 93,946 17,043 12,534 304,008 29,577 338,401
2018 212,919 2,786 2,081 92,630 17,339 14,277 305,549 31,615 342,031
2019 All Rural 592,461 6,618 6,036 238,859 46,168 93,712 831,319 139,880 983,853
2018 593,925 6,765 6,016 231,553 45,413 95,130 825,478 140,543 978,802
2019 Interstate Urban 404,357 2,558 2,683 100,785 19,926 45,444 505,142 65,371 575,753
2018 398,748 2,606 2,793 100,541 19,427 47,300 499,289 66,727 571,415
2019 Other Urban 1,257,491 10,512 9,261 330,101 58,652 36,149 1,587,592 94,800 1,702,166
2018 1,239,915 10,705 9,494 332,401 55,859 41,735 1,572,316 97,594 1,690,110
2019 All Urban 1,661,848 13,070 11,944 430,886 78,578 81,593 2,092,734 160,171 2,277,919
2018 1,638,663 13,311 12,287 432,942 75,286 89,035 2,071,605 164,321 2,261,525
2019 Total Rural and Urban 5/ 2,254,309 19,688 17,980 669,744 124,746 175,305 2,924,053 300,050 3,261,772
2018 2,232,588 20,076 18,303 664,495 120,699 184,165 2,897,083 304,864 3,240,327
2019 Number of motor vehicles registered 2/ 194,348,815 8,596,314 995,033 59,465,369 10,160,433 2,925,210 253,814,184 13,085,643 276,491,174
2018 192,856,211 8,666,185 992,152 57,853,642 10,327,899 2,906,011 250,709,853 13,233,910 273,602,100
2019 Average miles traveled per vehicle 11,599 2,290 18,070 11,263 12,278 59,929 11,520 22,930 11,797
2018 11,576 2,317 18,448 11,486 11,687 63,374 11,556 23,037 11,843
2019 Person-miles of travel (millions) 4/ 3,765,896 22,846 381,176 1,128,489 124,746 175,305 4,894,385 300,050 5,598,457
2018 3,729,610 23,297 388,032 1,119,644 120,699 184,165 4,849,254 304,864 5,565,447
2019 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 93,425,984 447,862 2,450,615 38,029,747 16,656,911 28,987,014 131,455,731 45,643,924 179,998,132
2018 91,585,334 456,657 2,493,815 37,189,350 16,080,122 30,325,060 128,774,684 46,405,182 178,130,339
2019 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 481 52 2,463 640 1,639 9,909 518 3,488 651
2018 475 53 2,514 643 1,557 10,435 514 3,507 651
2019 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 24.1 44.0 7.3 17.6 7.5 6.0 22.2 6.6 18.1
2018 24.4 44.0 7.3 17.9 7.5 6.1 22.5 6.6 18.2

1/ The FHWA estimates national trends by using State reported Highway Performance and Monitoring System (HPMS) data, fuel consumption data (MF-21 and MF-27), vehicle registration data (MV-1, MV-9, and MV-10), other data such as the R. L. Polk vehicle data, and a host of modeling techniques.

2/ Light Duty Vehicles Short WB - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles with a wheelbase (WB) less than or equal to 121 inches. Light Duty Vehicles Long WB - large passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles with wheelbases (WB) greater than 121 inches. All Light Duty Vehicles - passenger cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles regardless of wheelbase.

3/ Single-Unit - single frame trucks that have 2-Axles and at least 6 tires or a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 lbs.

4/ For 2018 and 2019, vehicle occupancy is estimated by the FHWA from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) and the annual R.L. Polk Vehicle registration data. For single unit trucks and combination trucks, 1 motor vehicle miles traveled = 1 person-miles traveled.

5/ VMT data are based on the latest HPMS data available; it may not match previous published results.

6/ This October 2021 revision is due to the 2019 MF21 fuel update.

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