Table 4-2: Licensed Drivers: 2010

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State Number of licensed drivers1 Licensed drivers per registered vehicle Resident population Driving age population (16 and over)2 Drivers per 1,000 total resident population Drivers per 1,000 driving age population
Alabama 3,805,751 0.83 4,779,736 3,781,800 796 1,006
Alaska3 515,239 0.74 710,231 544,208 725 947
Arizona 4,443,647 1.04 6,392,017 4,944,481 695 899
Arkansas3 2,077,806 1.02 2,915,918 2,284,744 713 909
California 23,753,441 0.71 37,253,956 29,079,048 638 817
Colorado 3,779,273 2.49 5,029,196 3,937,831 751 960
Connecticut 2,934,576 0.97 3,574,097 2,859,207 821 1,026
Delaware 695,036 0.88 897,934 716,853 774 970
District of Columbia3 384,940 1.93 601,723 512,575 640 751
Florida 13,949,726 0.99 18,801,310 15,283,266 742 913
Georgia 6,507,888 0.78 9,687,653 7,478,195 672 870
Hawaii 909,407 1.03 1,360,301 1,091,079 669 833
Idaho 1,069,542 0.82 1,567,582 1,184,858 682 903
Illinois3 8,373,969 0.84 12,830,632 10,072,849 653 831
Indiana4 5,550,469 0.99 6,483,802 5,061,394 856 1,097
Iowa 2,166,759 0.66 3,046,355 2,402,200 711 902
Kansas 2,033,092 0.85 2,853,118 2,206,600 713 921
Kentucky 2,950,191 0.83 4,339,367 3,432,660 680 859
Louisiana 3,133,631 0.79 4,533,372 3,544,274 691 884
Maine3 1,019,738 0.99 1,328,361 1,089,252 768 936
Maryland 3,918,305 0.87 5,773,552 4,584,109 679 855
Massachusetts 4,592,500 0.87 6,547,629 5,303,787 701 866
Michigan 7,083,107 0.92 9,883,640 7,832,236 717 904
Minnesota 3,281,463 0.68 5,303,925 4,168,319 619 787
Mississippi 1,928,487 0.97 2,967,297 2,299,852 650 839
Missouri 4,246,249 0.83 5,988,927 4,730,501 709 898
Montana 743,611 0.83 989,415 792,520 752 938
Nebraska 1,351,516 0.77 1,826,341 1,417,810 740 953
Nevada 1,691,318 1.27 2,700,551 2,109,730 626 802
New Hampshire 1,037,083 0.87 1,316,470 1,066,277 788 973
New Jersey 5,952,583 0.92 8,791,894 6,976,489 677 853
New Mexico 1,405,926 0.90 2,059,179 1,600,398 683 878
New York 11,285,830 1.04 19,378,102 15,588,804 582 724
North Carolina 6,536,601 1.16 9,535,483 7,510,570 686 870
North Dakota 483,097 0.67 672,591 539,946 718 895
Ohio 7,963,372 0.72 11,536,504 9,133,831 690 872
Oklahoma 2,348,718 0.72 3,751,351 2,924,289 626 803
Oregon 2,769,734 0.93 3,831,074 3,064,689 723 904
Pennsylvania 8,737,162 0.89 12,702,379 10,260,299 688 852
Rhode Island 747,875 0.97 1,052,567 857,232 711 872
South Carolina 3,337,247 0.93 4,625,364 3,669,965 722 909
South Dakota 602,275 0.67 814,180 634,183 740 950
Tennessee 4,418,210 0.88 6,346,105 5,022,781 696 880
Texas 15,157,650 0.83 25,145,561 19,035,255 603 796
Utah 1,659,835 0.62 2,763,885 1,978,979 601 839
Vermont 513,481 0.93 625,741 513,248 821 1,000
Virginia 5,402,347 0.89 8,001,024 6,362,861 675 849
Washington 5,106,367 0.94 6,724,540 5,327,767 759 958
West Virginia 1,206,026 0.86 1,852,994 1,511,356 651 798
Wisconsin 4,133,377 0.84 5,686,986 4,506,907 727 917
Wyoming 419,466 0.66 563,626 443,141 744 947
United States, total 210,114,939 0.87 308,745,538 243,275,505 681 864

1Include 397,541 restricted drivers and graduated driver licenses of age 14 and 15.

2Driver includes 14 and older. Population (Census Bureau) covers only 16 and older.

3Age and/or sex segregation estimated by FHWA.

4State did not provide current data. Table displays 2009 data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, DL-1C, available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics.cfm as of March 2013.