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How Many Cars Does a Family Own on Average?

February 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The Experian Automotive carried out a study and it was found that almost 35% of households actually own three or more cars. This is a sign that most U.S. citizens tend to depend very much on their own vehicles rather than using the public transportations, although as reported in The Economist, they are not at the top with regards to cars per person. According to the national results, it was discovered that the average number of cars per household was 2.28. Households with two cars were found being listed at the bottom, representing 31%. The second place went to households with one vehicle which was 34%. The first place went to households using three or more vehicles, which was 35%. The results were found to be different when the percentage was based on state per state and region per region basis. While in average every household owned at least three vehicles, in Washington D.C. most people only had one vehicle per household, and the number represented nearly 63%. South Dakota, on the other hand, was found to have residents with better purchasing power and this explains why almost 13% of the households owned 5 cars or more. Based on the […]