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Gun Ownership Statistics & Demographics

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U.S. Gun Ownership Statistics Data
Number of Americans who own a gun 76,000,000
Average number of guns owned in a gun-owning household 8
Average number of guns owned in a gun-owning household in 1994 4.2
Number of gun purchase applications in 2015 23,141,970
Year Percent Ownership
2016 31 %
2014 34 %
2011 36 %
2010 39 %
2009 40%
2007 42%
2005 40 %
2004 38 %
2003 43 %
2002 34 %
2000 32 %
1998 35 %
1996 40 %
1994 41 %
1993 42 %
1991 40 %
1990 43 %
1989 46 %
1988 40 %
1987 46 %
1985 44 %
1984 45 %
1982 45 %
1980 48 %
1977 51 %
1976 47 %
1974 46 %
1973 47 %
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Demographics of Gun Owners    
Sex
Male 37 %
Female 31 %
Race
White 37 %
Non White 32 %
Black 33 %
Age
18 - 29 31 %
30 - 49 40 %
50 - 64 45 %
50 + 42 %
65+ 38 %
Education
College Post Graduate 30 %
College Graduate 37 %
Some College 41 %
High School Graduate or Less 42 %
Income
$75,000 47 %
$50,000 49 %
$30,000 44 %
Region
East 22 %
Midwest 39 %
South 50 %
West 37 %
Politics
Republican 49 %
Democrat 35 %
Independent 35 %
Ideology
Conservative 49 %
Moderate 37 %
Liberal 22 %
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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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