Carpool Statistics

Carpool Statistics
Total percent of people who carpool with a family member 51%
Percent of people who carpool with someone that they live with 40%
Percent of Americans who carpool 10%
Percent of people who carpool with just 1 other person 77.3%
Percent of Americans who drive to work solo 78%
Percent of traffic that would die down if everyone carpooled once a week 20%
Total amount of gas saved yearly by carpooling 85 million gallons
Total amount of miles of avoided traffic every year by carpooling 56,000 miles
Total amount of money saved by carpooling every year $1.1 billion
*Cost estimates are based on AAA "Your Driving Costs 2008" with fuel @ $4.00 per gallon for average vehicle.  Variable costs include gas, tires and maintenance for the actual commute miles driven, but do not include ownership costs such as finance charges, insurance, license, registration, taxes or depreciation.   Ownership costs would typically add about $450 per month to these costs.
Round-trip miles Cost to drive alone Cost if 2 people carpool Cost if 3 people carpool
10 $51 $26 $17
20 $102 $51 $34
30 $152 $76 $51
40 $203 $102 $68
50 $254 $127 $85
100 $508 $254 $169

Carpooling (also car-sharing, ride-sharing, lift-sharing and covoiturage), is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car. In 2009, carpooling represented 43.5% of all trips in the United States and 10% of commute trips.

Statistic Verification
Source: Commuter Solutions, Green Living
Research Date: April 10th, 2015

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