The number of light-duty vehicles registered per capita varies across the country. States with more rural populations and less access to public transit options tend to have more registered vehicles per capita. Wyoming and Oklahoma have the highest registrations per capita, at 1,112 and 1,057 per 1,000 people respectively, while the more urban District of Columbia has the lowest number—just 480 registered vehicles per 1,000 people. The average number of light-duty vehicle registrations per 1,000 people for the United States in 2022 was 847.
Sources: Registration data – Experian Automotive data analyzed by Argonne National Laboratory. Data accessed December 9, 2022.
Population – U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, December 2022