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How Do Americans Keep Warm in the Winter?

MONDAY, DEC 21, 2020

A crackling, cheerful fire may seem like the perfect thing to warm the house as the Northern Hemisphere slides into winter, except for one thing – more than 90 percent of U.S. homes heat with natural gas or electricity, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2015-19 American Community Survey data.

Ten U.S. counties – all in Georgia, Kansas, or Texas – have homes that heat exclusively with gas or electricity. The largest, Jeff Davis County in southeast Georgia, has 5,279 occupied homes, 5.4 percent heated with gas and 94.6 heated with electricity. Use Social Explorer’s award-winning online mapping tools to see how people in your county will be likely to heat their homes this winter.


Home Heating Fuel – Gas vs. Electricity. Click here to explore further.

Author: Frank Bass

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