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1027. Motor Vehicle Registrations

In thousands (8 represents 8,000). [Compiled principally from information obtained from state authorities, but it was necessary to draw on other sources and to make numerous estimates in order to complete series. Includes Alaska and Hawaii beginning 1959.]

 
Type 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
     All motor vehicles 8 15 23 33 55 79 108 143 198 312 469 640 944 1,258 1,763 2,491 3,618 5,119 6,160 7,577 9,239 10,494 12,274 15,102 17,613 20,069 22,200 23,303 24,689 26,705 26,750 26,094 24,391 24,159 25,262 26,546 28,507 30,059 29,814 31,010 32,453 34,894 33,004 30,888 30,479 31,035 34,373 37,841 41,086 44,690 49,162 51,913 53,262 56,217 58,505 62,689 65,148 67,125 68,297 71,354 73,858 75,961 79,150 82,697 86,313 90,358 93,950 96,906 100,898 105,096 108,418 112,986 118,797 125,654 129,934 132,949 138,543 142,093 148,415 151,869 155,796 158,286 159,643 163,749 166,249 171,689 175,700 178,910 184,393 187,356 188,798 188,136 190,362 194,063 198,045 201,530 206,365 207,754 211,617
  Private and commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19,941 22,053 23,140 24,512 26,503 26,532 25,862 24,133 23,877 24,954 26,230 28,172 29,706 29,443 30,615 32,035 34,472 32,579 30,500 30,086 30,638 33,946 37,360 40,556 44,140 48,567 51,290 52,613 55,530 57,795 61,949 64,378 66,299 67,419 70,429 72,887 74,935 78,063 81,546 85,110 89,090 92,616 95,492 99,420 103,562 106,808 111,297 117,052 123,812 127,951 130,906 136,431 139,881 146,116 149,422 153,265 155,737 156,994 161,018 163,433 168,779 172,763 175,999 181,323 184,197 185,541 184,830 186,960 190,643 194,532 197,941 202,714 204,079 207,841
  Publicly owned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 148 164 177 202 218 232 258 282 308 316 335 353 371 395 418 422 425 389 393 397 427 481 529 550 595 622 649 687 710 740 770 826 877 925 971 1,026 1,088 1,151 1,203 1,267 1,333 1,414 1,478 1,534 1,611 1,689 1,745 1,842 1,982 2,043 2,112 2,211 2,299 2,447 2,531 2,549 2,650 2,731 2,816 2,910 2,937 2,998 3,070 3,159 3,257 3,307 3,402 3,421 3,514 3,589 3,651 3,674 3,776
 
Automobiles 1 8 15 23 33 55 77 106 140 194 306 458 619 902 1,190 1,664 2,332 3,368 4,727 5,555 6,679 8,132 9,212 10,704 13,253 15,436 17,481 19,268 20,193 21,362 23,121 23,035 22,396 20,901 20,657 21,545 22,568 24,183 25,467 25,250 26,226 27,466 29,624 27,973 26,009 25,566 25,797 28,217 30,849 33,355 36,458 40,339 42,688 43,823 46,429 48,468 52,145 54,211 55,918 56,891 59,454 61,671 63,421 66,085 69,038 71,995 75,258 78,125 80,399 83,605 86,858 89,244 92,718 97,082 101,985 104,856 106,706 110,189 112,288 116,573 118,429 121,601 123,098 123,702 126,444 128,158 127,885 130,004 131,482 133,836 134,559 133,700 128,300 126,581 127,327 127,883 128,387 129,728 129,749 131,839
  Private and commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17,440 19,221 20,142 21,308 23,060 22,973 22,330 20,832 20,586 21,472 22,495 24,108 25,391 25,167 26,140 27,372 29,524 27,869 25,913 25,466 25,695 28,104 30,723 33,218 36,317 40,191 42,531 43,659 46,258 48,293 51,961 54,014 55,705 56,664 59,214 61,420 63,157 65,802 68,739 71,676 74,909 77,752 79,999 83,189 86,414 88,775 92,221 96,553 101,412 104,229 106,065 109,513 111,566 115,825 117,615 120,743 122,241 122,767 125,489 127,162 126,425 128,520 129,980 132,344 133,010 132,164 126,764 125,088 125,844 126,397 126,900 128,439 128,450 130,500
  Publicly owned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 47 51 54 60 62 66 69 71 73 73 74 76 83 87 93 100 104 96 100 102 113 126 137 141 148 157 164 171 175 184 197 213 226 240 251 264 283 300 319 348 372 400 416 444 468 497 529 573 627 641 675 721 749 814 857 857 935 955 996 1,460 1,484 1,502 1,492 1,549 1,536 1,535 1,493 1,484 1,486 1,487 1,289 1,299 1,339
 
Buses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 24 28 32 34 41 42 43 45 52 59 63 83 88 92 101 120 136 152 153 162 174 187 197 209 224 230 240 244 248 255 259 264 270 265 272 280 285 298 305 314 322 338 352 364 378 397 407 425 447 462 478 491 505 527 529 544 559 583 584 593 594 602 616 625 627 631 645 654 670 686 697 698 716
  Private and commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 65 69 73 89 102 107 107 112 120 129 133 135 143 143 145 141 140 142 147 147 147 137 138 140 140 148 152 155 157 165 174 180 189 202 204 212 219 229 237 242 247 252 254 260 270 268 265 267 269 271 272 275 275 275 275 276 283 288 291 294 302
  Publicly owned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 22 23 29 31 34 46 46 50 54 58 64 74 80 87 95 103 108 113 112 117 123 128 135 140 145 150 154 159 165 173 178 184 188 195 203 213 228 233 241 248 259 275 275 284 290 315 319 327 325 331 344 350 351 357 369 378 388 398 406 403 413
 
Trucks 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 6 10 21 42 68 99 159 250 391 605 898 1,108 1,282 1,570 1,849 2,177 2,570 2,908 3,082 3,294 3,550 3,675 3,656 3,446 3,457 3,665 3,919 4,262 4,509 4,476 4,691 4,886 5,150 4,895 4,727 4,760 5,076 5,982 6,805 7,534 8,023 8,599 8,994 9,199 9,544 9,789 10,289 10,679 10,943 11,136 11,635 11,914 12,261 12,780 13,360 14,013 14,786 15,503 16,169 16,942 17,874 18,797 19,871 21,308 23,244 24,630 25,781 27,876 29,314 31,336 32,914 33,667 34,644 35,382 36,723 37,507 43,210 45,103 46,826 49,941 52,172 54,470 59,206 63,136 66,082 69,491 72,458 75,940 77,307 79,062
  Private and commercial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,483 2,807 2,970 3,172 3,408 3,519 3,490 3,257 3,246 3,430 3,676 4,001 4,249 4,210 4,407 4,590 4,859 4,608 4,480 4,513 4,831 5,722 6,509 7,206 7,688 8,233 8,616 8,809 9,131 9,361 9,846 10,217 10,447 10,608 11,078 11,329 11,639 12,121 12,659 13,283 14,026 14,707 15,329 16,057 16,967 17,843 18,874 20,294 22,187 23,504 24,612 26,680 28,073 30,044 31,555 32,268 33,236 33,957 35,261 36,006 42,087 43,975 45,748 48,707 50,913 53,101 57,791 61,597 64,523 67,852 70,754 73,984 75,335 77,039
  Publicly owned 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 101 113 123 142 156 166 189 212 235 243 260 259 265 285 296 291 287 247 247 245 260 296 328 335 366 378 390 413 427 443 461 496 528 557 585 622 659 701 731 760 796 840 885 907 954 997 1,013 1,056 1,127 1,168 1,195 1,242 1,291 1,359 1,399 1,408 1,425 1,462 1,501 1,123 1,128 1,165 1,234 1,259 1,369 1,415 1,539 1,559 1,639 1,704 1,956 1,972 2,024


B Base figure too small to meet statistical standards of reliability.
1 Trucks include pickups, panels and delivery vans. Beginning 1985, personal passenger vans, passenger minivans and utility-type vehicles are no longer included in automobiles but are included in trucks.

Source: U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, annual; and Highway Statistics, Summary to 1995. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/ohimstat.htm



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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