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Gun Ownership Statistics & Demographics

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U.S. Gun Ownership StatisticsData
Number of Americans who own a gun76,000,000
Average number of guns owned in a gun-owning household8
Average number of guns owned in a gun-owning household in 19944.2
Number of gun purchase applications in 201523,141,970
YearPercent Ownership
201631 %
201434 %
201136 %
201039 %
200940%
200742%
200540 %
200438 %
200343 %
200234 %
200032 %
199835 %
199640 %
199441 %
199342 %
199140 %
199043 %
198946 %
198840 %
198746 %
198544 %
198445 %
198245 %
198048 %
197751 %
197647 %
197446 %
197347 %
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Demographics of Gun Owners  
Sex
Male37 %
Female31 %
Race
White37 %
Non White32 %
Black33 %
Age
18 - 2931 %
30 - 4940 %
50 - 6445 %
50 +42 %
65+38 %
Education
College Post Graduate30 %
College Graduate37 %
Some College41 %
High School Graduate or Less42 %
Income
$75,00047 %
$50,00049 %
$30,00044 %
Region
East22 %
Midwest39 %
South50 %
West37 %
Politics
Republican49 %
Democrat35 %
Independent35 %
Ideology
Conservative49 %
Moderate37 %
Liberal22 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Gallup Inc, Pew Research
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 12, 2016

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