TABLE 4-10 - Household Vehicle Availability: 2004 and 2009

TABLE 4-10 - Household Vehicle Availability: 2004 and 2009

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  2004 2009
Number of households (thousands) Percent of all households Number of households (thousands) Percent of all households
Households without a vehicle 9,626 8.8 10,109 8.9
Households with one vehicle 36,507 33.2 38,280 33.7
Households with two vehicles 42,350 38.5 42,672 37.6
Households with three vehicles 15,093 13.7 15,804 13.9
Households with four or more vehicles 6,325 5.8 6,751 5.9
Total number of households 109,902 100.0 113,616 100.0

NOTES: The greatest increase for Households without a vehicle occurred for householders between 34 and 65 years of age, from 4,101,518 households in 2004 to 4,491,905 households in 2009, increasing from 3.7 percent to 4.0 percent of Total number of households. The greatest increase in households with one or more vehicles occurred for householders 65 and older, from 18,879,210 to 20,766,360 households, increasing from 17.2 percent to 18.3 percent of Total number of households.

One person in each household is designated as the householder. In most cases, this is the person, or one of the people, in whose name the home is owned, being bought, or rented and who is listed on line one of the survey questionnaire. If there is no such person in the household, any adult household member 15 years old and over could be designated as the householder. For additional information, please refer to the American Community Surveys 2009 Subject Definitions, available at http://www.census.gov/acs/.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), table B08201, available at http://www.census.gov/acs/www/index.html as of September 2010.