Index: Community Development / Subcategory: Transportation

Vehicles Available Per Household

Date updated: 11/14/2012

Larimer County encompasses 2,640 square miles. Of the eight communities in Larimer County, the population is concentrated in Fort Collins and Loveland. However, according to the Larimer County Planning Department, in 2012 approximately 23% of Larimer County citizens reside in the unincorporated areas of the county. The following data compare Larimer County households by number of vehicles available to them.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Households With and Without Vehicles Available in the United States, Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins and Loveland, 2009-2011

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Table B08201)

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What the above data tell us:

More than 90% of households in the U.S, Colorado, Larimer County, Fort Collins and Loveland have 1 or more vehicles available. Larimer County has a higher percentage of households with 1 or more available vehicles (95.7%) compared to the nation (90.9%) and the state (94.2%).

The percentage of households in Larimer County without a vehicle was slightly higher in 2009-2011 (4.3%) than in 2000 (4.0%).

What this chart shows: Percentage of Owner- vs. Renter-Occupied Households By Age Group Without a Vehicle in Larimer County, 2009-2011

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Table B25045)

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What the above data tell us:

In general, renter-occupied households are more than 4.5 times more likely to be without a vehicle than owner-occupied households. The percentages shift when broken out by age group. Renters between 15 and 34 are more likely to be without a vehicle, compared to those between 35 and 64. As one ages and driving becomes more difficult, homeowners become much more likely to be without a vehicle.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Households by Number of Vehicles Available and Household Size in Larimer County, 2009-2011

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Table B08201)

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What the above data tell us:

The number of vehicles available increases along with increases in household size, and those living alone are much more likely to not own a vehicle.

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United States Census Bureau - 2000 Census

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Data Tables:

Percentage of Households With and Without Vehicles Available, 2009-2011

 

No Vehicle

1 or More Vehicles

#

%

#

%

United States

10,419,039 9.1% 104,512,825 90.9%

Colorado

113,396 5.8% 1,845,749 94.2%

Larimer County

5,103 4.3% 114,670 95.7%

Fort Collins

2,819 5.0% 53,704 95.0%

Loveland

1,445 5.3% 26,061 94.7%

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Percentage of Owner- vs. Renter-Occupied Households by Age Group Without a Vehicle in Larimer County, 2009-2011

 

No Vehicle Available

Owner-Occupied

Renter-Occupied

#

%

#

%

All Ages

1,475 1.9% 3,628 8.9%

15 to 34 years

111 7.5% 919 25.3%

35 to 64 years

501 34.0% 1,357 37.4%

65 and over

863 58.5% 1,352 37.3%

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Percentage of Households by Number of Vehicles and Household Size in Larimer County, 2009-2011

 

1-person household

2-person household

3+-person household

#

%

#

%

#

%

No vehicle available

3,589 11.8% 1,113 2.4% 401 0.9%

1 vehicle available

20,635 67.9% 7,879 16.9% 4,397 10.3%

2 vehicles available

4,817 15.8% 26,745 57.4% 20,402 47.7%

3 vehicles available

1,051 3.5% 7,695 16.5% 12,278 28.7%

4+ vehicles available

313 1.0% 3,140 6.7% 5,318 12.4%

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