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United States vehicle registration data, statistics and trends

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We have complete registration data on U.S. vehicle registration statistics including motor vehicle registration by state or ZIP code including year/make/model, or by demographics such as household income. We also have auto data on vehicle ownership type including VIN, consumer own or lease, or business registrations. Vehicle registration statistics by state are also available. We regularly conduct automotive market research and compile auto registration data by year, make and model. We also build, test and validate data, and have developed industry-leading automotive and truck owner mailing lists.

Click on the "Questions" link at the bottom left to ask for a free vehicle registration data sample. We have auto registration statistics on nearly all of the nation's 114 million households including vehicle ownership by year/make/model, household income, employment, married status, consumer buying histories and more. If you need to grow your sales and reach new customers, rely on the most current, complete consumer automotive mailing lists available in the automotive aftermarket. We use a complete year, make and model vehicle ownership masterfile of 154 million U.S. consumers including automobile, truck and motorcycle owners, and we can drill down to consumers with a buying history of aftermarket parts and accessories with DIY behavior.

More in-depth vehicle registration statistics are also available from the Bureau of Vehicle Statistics, a section of the Research and Innovative Technology Division (RITA) of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Both of these links open vehicle registration data in a new browser window for your convenience. Also refer to our own Auto Industry Data Center for data on enthusiasts and automotive aftermarket news from the last 24 hours.

The industry's most comprehensive automotive vehicle registration data

Registration data is available in custom formats. We can report on all vehicles in operation (VIO) across the United States or for specific geographic areas. Or, we can report on registrations of new vehicles, either owned or leased, by consumers or by businesses. Learn about vehicle ownership trends by looking at registration statistics over time.

Vehicle registrations by state or as a time series

For vehicles in operation (VIO) we have a "snapshot" of all vehicles in operation at the end of each calendar quarter. This data is available around six weeks after the end of a quarter. If you want to utilize vehicle data over time by year, we suggest you choose either the 2nd quarter (as of June 30) or 4th quarter (as of December 31) snapshot. For new vehicle registrations we can provide data by month, by quarter, or all vehicles registered by year.

U.S. vehicle registration statistics at a glance

Number of Vehicles in US
Registration Statistic
Percentage of Tesla cars in the US, registered in California, owned and driven in California (through June, 2013)
48%
Percentage of 2012 vehicle models that use flex fuel
19%
Percentage of 2010 vehicle models that use flex fuel
14%
Percentage of 2012 vehicle models that came with 3.4L engine
8% (highest)
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales, 2012
14.44 million units
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales, 2011
12.7 million units
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales, 2010 11.6 million units
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales, 2009 13.2 million units
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales, % increase 2011 over 2010
9.4%
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales, % increase 2012 over 2011
13.4%
California's share of all vehicles registered in the United States (#1 state with 26.3 million vehicles) 10.9%
California state-operated vehicle fleet (#1 state for state-operated vehicles) 38,300 units
Wyoming's share of all vehicles registered in the United States (#50 with 593,000 vehicles) 0.6%
Share of top 5 states, all vehicles registered in the United States (California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Ohio) 33.5%
Increase in number of registered vehicles in United States, 2001-2010 20%
Increase in average price of a used vehicle in the U.S., 2009-2010 3.8%
All U.S. households with one or more leased vehicles 6%
Households with leased vehicles, household income under $25,000 4%
Households with leased vehicles, household income $25,000 to $50,000 5%
Households with leased vehicles, household income $50,000 to $100,000 10%
Households with leased vehicles, household income $100,000 and up 13%
All U.S. households that own one or more vehicles, 2004 86.3%
All U.S. households that own one or more vehicles, 2007 87.0%
All U.S. households that rent the home and own one or more vehicles, 2007 72.3%
All U.S. households that own the home and own one or more vehicles, 2007 93.8%
Percentage of U.S. households with automotive DIY behavior over a 12 month period 9.5%
Number of vehicles registered in United States, 2012
244.5 million
Number of vehicles registered in United States, 2014
246 million
Cars or station wagons in the U.S., percentage of total vehicles, 2010
53.4%
Pickup trucks in the U.S., percentage of total vehicles 18%
Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in the U.S., percentage of total vehicles 12%
Minivans, cargo vans and passenger vans in the U.S., percentage of total vehicles 9%
Full size or other trucks in the U.S. with two axles and six or more tires, percentage of total vehicles 2.6%
Motorcycles in the U.S., percentage of total vehicles 2.8%
Increase in Chrysler Group U.S. automobile sales, January-June 2010 vs January-June 2009 40%
Increase in Ford Motor Company U.S. automobile sales, January-June 2010 vs January-June 2009 24%
Increase in General Motors Corporation U.S. automobile sales, January-June 2010 vs January-June 2009 7%
Increase in American Honda U.S. automobile sales, January-June 2010 vs January-June 2009 13%
Decline in new car sales, 2008 vs. 2007 -10.5%
Decline in domestic new car sales, 2008 vs 2007 -13.7%
Decline in pickup truck sales, 2008 vs. 2007 -27%

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