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How Many Miles Does The Average American Drive Per Year? Plus Over 27 Average Miles Driven Per Year Statistics For 2022!

Written By Licensed Agent Sa ElFebruary 4, 2022

The average American drives 14,300 miles per year which equals out to 3.2 trillion miles driven per year in the United States. That's a lot of driving! And believe it or not, professional truck drivers are doing almost double that amount in driving at around 26,000 miles per year. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at how many miles Americans drive each year, month and day, as well as average driving statistics by age, state, and gender.

Top Average Miles Driven Per Year Statistics:

  • Every year, Americans drive approximately 3.2 trillion miles.
  • The typical American driver drives 14,300 miles each year.
  • Americans drive on average 1,000 miles every month.
  • The average driver drives only 39 miles round trip per day.
  • Roughly 229 million Americans have valid driver’s licenses in the United States.
  • Professional Truckers drive double the distance of personal car drivers at an average of about 26,000 miles per year.

Average Miles Driven Per Year In America

How Many Total Miles Do Americans Drive Per Year?


Every year, Americans drive approximately 3.2 trillion miles.

How Many Miles Does The Average American Drive Per Year?


The typical American driver drives 14,300 miles each year.

How Many Miles Does The Average American Drive Per Month?


Americans drive on average 1,000 miles every month.

How Many Miles Does The Average American Drive Per Day?


The average driver drives only 39 miles round trip per day.

How Many Miles Do Professional Truckers Drive Per Year?


Professional Truckers drive double the distance of someone driving a personal car at an average of about 26,000 miles per year.

Key Statistics:


  • Teens are driving less and obtaining fewer licenses in the U.S.
  • The fastest-growing consumer group is drivers aged 85 and older.
  • The typical American spends around $1,262 on gasoline each year.
  • 86.6 percent of Americans have an driver's license
  • The number of miles driven by Americans has been increasing steadily since 2015.

Average Annual Miles per Driver by Age Group

Age

Male

Female

TOTAL

16-19

8,206

6,873

7,624

20-34

17,976

12,004

15,098

35-54

18,858

11,464

15,291

55-64

15,859

7,780

11,972

65+

10,304

4,785

7,646

Average

16,550

10,142

13,476

Key Statistics:


  • The second-highest annual mileage occurs among those between the ages of 20 and 34 years.
  • Teens drive the fewest miles on average each year.
  • Middle-aged drivers drive the most kilometers.
  • Every year, drivers aged 55 to 64 travel 11.972 miles behind the wheel.
  • On average, 7,646 miles are driven by Americans over the age of 65 each year.
  • In some US states, including Montana and Idaho, the minimal driving age is as low as 16 years old.

Average Annual Miles Driven Per Year by State

STATE

Average Miles Per Driver

Alabama

17817

Alaska

11111

Arizona

13,090

Arkansas

17,224

California

12,524

Colorado

12,899

Connecticut

12,117

Delaware

12,609

District of Columbia

7,013

Florida

14,557

Georgia

18,334

Hawaii

11,688

Idaho

14,417

Illinois

12,581

Indiana

18,024

Iowa

14,745

Kansas

14,781

Kentucky

16,305

Louisiana

14,951

Maine

14,215

Maryland

13,490

Massachusetts

13,109

Michigan

14,307

Minnesota

17,909

Mississippi

19,966

Missouri

18,521

Montana

15,880

Nebraska

14,846

Nevada

14,016

New Hampshire

11,570

New Jersey

12,263

New Mexico

19,157

New York

10,167

North Carolina

16,073

North Dakota

17,671

Ohio

14,278

Oklahoma

17,699

Oregon

12,218

Pennsylvania

11,445

Rhode Island

9,961

South Carolina

14,941

South Dakota

15,541

Tennessee

15,287

Texas

16,172

Utah

15,516

Vermont

13,004

Virginia

14,509

Washington

10,949

West Virginia

16,876

Wisconsin

15,442

Wyoming

24,069

Average Miles Driven Per Year By Gender

How Many Miles Per Year Do Men & Women Drive?


Overall, men drive 6,000 more miles each year than women. Men aged 34 to 54 travel the greatest distance each year — almost 19,000 miles. Women over the age of 65 travel the least kilometers per year (about 5,000).

Key Statistics:


  • Men drive 19% longer than women on average.
  • In the United States, men put in 63% more kilometers each year than women.
  • People who are married or cohabit with a partner spend, on average, 12% more time driving than those who are not.
  • Drivers aged 75 and older spend, on average, 8 minutes each day behind the wheel, a 23 percent increase from 2014.

Conclusion

Taking Action


I wonder how much driving 3.2 trillion miles a year in the U.S. adds to the 6 million car accidents every year?

With about 32 million people driving around uninsured it's probably a safer bet to drive a lower amount of miles and to take a distracted driving course.

You should also have an affordable car insurance policy so that you are protected all around.

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