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Fuel consumption per capita by state.

Tuesday, 17 July, 2007
Rank State Gallons
per Capita
Stan’s notes
52 District of
Columbia
215.3 entirely
urban, good transit.
51 New York 293.4 this number may be
artificially low because of NYC and Buffalo (at least) which have
excellent transit systems
50 Hawaii 358.7 Good transit, expensive
fuel, you can’t really leave, lots of low cc vehicles
49 Nevada 367.9 Shocking!
48 Arizona 381.9
47 Pennsylvania 386.8
46 Illinois 408.3 I’d like to see these
numbers seperating Chicago and vicinity from the rest of the state.
45 California 414.4 Shocking!
44 Oregon 418.4 good
transit, I’m told
43 Washington 423.6
42 West Virginia 426.7 could this be merely
because this is one of our traditionally most impoverished states?
41 Colorado 435.7
40 Connecticut 435.7 good transit
39 Maryland 447.5 good transit
38 Wisconsin 449.8
37 Ohio 451.1
36 Rhode Island 454.6 densely populated
35 Idaho 454.8 surprisingly low, but
mostly small towns.
34 Massachusetts 458.5
33 Utah 460.6 surprising.
32 Alaska 461.7 big, modest transit
options, but there isn’t anywhere to go.
31 United States
(except
Puerto Rico)
464.0 mean
30 Nebraska 470.1
29 Michigan 482.0
28 New Jersey 488.2 surprising that a place
with such notable transit is above mean.
27 Indiana 491.7
26 Florida 496.0 how much fuel is used by
tourists? I’m certain this observation appies to other states, but I
don’t know where.
25 North
Carolina
505.0
24 Louisiana 507.8
23 New Mexico 508.8
22 Kansas 511.8
21 Arkansas 512.0
20 Kentucky 526.6 while
Louisville and Lexington are densely populated and have solid if not
world-class transit systems, the remainder of the state is small towns
and sprawl.
19 Virginia 526.9
18 Minnesota 527.7
17 Alabama 529.4
16 Texas 532.7 where
you have to get in your car and drive five miles just to go to the
toilet.
15 Georgia 537.1 and Atlanta is bringing
down the average
14 Delaware 541.6
13 New Hampshire 544.4
12 Montana 544.4
11 Vermont 545.5
10 Missouri 550.5
9 Tennessee 552.5
8 North Dakota 553.7
7 Iowa 555.1
6 Mississippi 558.5
5 South Dakota 564.4
4 Maine 576.3
3 South Carolina 578.6
2 Oklahoma 614.2
1 Wyoming 615.0

Source:
Fuel consuption data from
the Energy Information Administration
Population data is from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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