There are 289.5 million vehicles in the US. This number includes all cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and other medium and heavy vehicles registered as of December 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of vehicles in the US has changed by 0.91%.
In the 10 years between 2012-2021, more than 40.8 million vehicles were registered in the US, a total increase of 16.4%.
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How Many Households in the US Own a Car?
About 109.41 million households in the US own a car. 33.5% of American households own one car, 33.1% own two cars, and 14.9% own three cars. With only 8.9% of US households owning a car, it is much more common for a household to have multiple cars than to have no cars at all.
How Many New Cars Are Sold Every Year in the US?
About 15.5 million vehicles are sold each year in the US While the pandemic has had a significant impact on new light vehicle sales in the US, 2021 will be a major comeback for the US auto industry.
While the 15.2% drop in car sales from 2019-2020 was impressive, the 6.9% increase in car sales from 2020-2021 leaves plenty of room for hope.
Other US Car Statistics FAQ
How does the average American spend a day?
Most Americans drive 39 miles a day. The US Federal Highway Administration found that the average American drove 14,263 miles in 2019 which, divided by the 365 days of the year, leaves us with 39 miles per day.
How many licensed drivers are there in the US?
There are 234,895,000 licensed drivers in the US From 2012-2021, the number of licensed drivers in the US increased at a rate of 1.1%.
How many cars are there per person in the US?
There are 0.88 cars per person in the US Note that this is based on population, not just adults or licensed drivers. There are 1.23 cars per licensed driver in the US
How many cars are built in the US each year?
About 8.8 million cars are manufactured in the US each year. The number of cars produced in the US over 2020 has decreased by 23.3% compared to 2019, but with demand returning strongly, production should return to normal.
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United States Census Bureau. “Families are Families.” Accessed February 27, 2022.
Federal Highway Administration. “Highway Statistics Series.” Accessed February 27, 2022.
Zippia. “Auto Industry Statistics.” Accessed February 27, 2022.