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Need a Lift? In New York City and Alaska, You Probably Do.

MONDAY, AUG 08, 2022

Who needs a car? People in rural Alaska and New York City don’t need them, as it turns out. The two places – worlds apart when it comes to demographics and geography – make up nine of the 10 U.S. counties with the most people who don’t have a vehicle, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2016-20 American Community Survey data. (We’re guessing snow machines and subways don’t count.)

 Almost 84 percent of driving-age residents in Kusilvak Census Area, Alaska, don’t have a car – far more than the 72.6 percent of carless residents in No. 2 New York County, N.Y. They’re followed by Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska (52.9 percent); Bethel Census Area, Alaska (49.5 percent); and Kings County, N.Y. (46.5 percent). The only county outside of New York and Alaska to make the top 10 was Holmes County, Ohio (34 percent), which has the world’s highest concentration of Amish people.

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Population with No Vehicle, 2020. Click here to explore further.

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Author: Frank Bass

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