Love Driving? You'll Feel Right at Home in These US Cities

Folks in Raleigh, North Carolina, drive nearly 40 miles daily per capita
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2024 5:30 AM CDT
These Are the US Cities Where People Drive the Most
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Whether you walk, take public transit, or take a seat behind the wheel to get to school, work, or other activities may depend on where you live—but among the 50 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, people are driving the most every day in Raleigh, North Carolina, with 38.1 miles listed as the average last fall, reports Axios. That's according to stats from mobility analytics firm Replica, which looked at the daily per capita vehicle miles traveled, or VMTs, registered by adult drivers on private trips, though the figures do include taxis and ride-hailing vehicles. Here, the 10 cities where people drive the most, and the least, along with their daily weekday VMT:

Cities that drive the most

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina; 38.1 miles
  2. Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama; 36.1 miles
  3. Jacksonville, Florida; 36 miles
  4. Nashville, Tennessee; 35.5 miles
  5. Charlotte, North Carolina; 35.5 miles
  6. Richmond, Virginia; 35.5 miles
  7. Memphis, Tennessee; 35.2 miles
  8. Atlanta; 33.6 miles
  9. St. Louis; 32.7 miles
  10. Oklahoma City; 32.5 miles

Cities that drive the least

  1. Los Angeles; 24.2 miles
  2. Miami; 23.7 miles
  3. Las Vegas; 23.6 miles
  4. Portland, Oregon; 23.3 miles
  5. Seattle; 22.9 miles
  6. Boston; 22.8 miles
  7. Chicago; 21.8 miles
  8. San Francisco-Oakland, California; 21.7 miles
  9. Philadelphia; 21.1 miles
  10. New York; 14.4 miles
See how other cities fared here. (This state has the most aggressive drivers.)

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