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How many cars does the average American family own?

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According to a research study by Experian, the average American family owns 2.28 vehicles. Single-vehicle households comprise 34 percent of all households, two-vehicle households comprise 31 percent of all households and households with three or more vehicles comprise nearly 35 percent of all households.

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The number of vehicles owned per household varies based on geographic region. For example, Washington D.C. has the highest percentage of single-vehicle households, while South Dakota has the highest percentage of households with five or more cars. It is as likely for a household earning $250,000 or more to own a single car as a household earning between $25,000 to $34,999.

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