(Originally published September 14, 2009, reprinted in celebration of National Bike Month)
The 5 U.S. cities (1,000+ population) with the least car ownership* (2000 census):
- Hooper Bay, Alaska (Pop. 1022) – 95.65% of households car-free.
- New Square Village, NY (Pop. 4707) – 73.77% of households car-free.
- Kaser Village, NY (Pop. 3299) – 68.57% of households car-free.
- Kiryas Joel Village, NY – (Pop. 13,214) – 57.78% of households car-free.
- Kotzebue, Alaska – (Pop. 3082) – 51.29% of households car-free.
Number of U.S. cities (1000+ Population) in which 100% of households own a car (2000 census):
Average cost per year of owning and operating a vehicle (2008):
Average percentage of household income Americans spend on transportation costs each year (2007):
Number of minutes per day the average American reports spending behind the wheel (2007):
Percentage of workers who commute to work in a car alone every day:
Average cost of a new car:
Number of motor vehicles scrapped in the U.S. every year (2007):
Federal Highway Administration budget for 2010:
Federal Transit Administration budget for 2010:
Federal Railway Administration budget for 2010:
*Click on hyperlinks to see sources for statistics.