Texas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania may account for more than half of U.S. natural gas production, but it’s used most often to heat homes in Great Lakes and Utah metropolitan areas, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2021 American Community Survey data. Utility gas is the most common heating fuel in the U.S., providing warmth to 46.5 percent of the nation’s households.
The Buffalo, N.Y., metro leads the nation with 84.8 percent of households using natural gas provided by a utility; It’s followed by Detroit (84.3 percent); Ogden, Utah (84.8 percent); Rockford, Ill. (93 percent); Michigan City, Ind. (82.2 percent); Chicago (81.8 percent); and Salt Lake City (81 percent).
As winter approaches, check out the percentage of households in your area that rely on utility-supplied natural gas to heat homes with Social Explorer’s intuitive, easy-to-use report and mapping tools.
Natural Gas for Heating, 2021. Click here to explore further.
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