- Center for the Digital Future - http://www.digitalcenter.org -

Two cars — or more — in every garage?

The Center’s Future of Transportation Project explores the relationship between the number of cars Americans have at their homes, their income, and their type of community  

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Cars function as many-faceted symbols. Among the things they represent are wealth and status. With this in mind, one interesting variable to consider in exploring the number of cars at a residence is household income.

Of Americans who have a car available, how many cars do they have at their permanent residence? The Center’s Future of Transportation Project (highlights to be published September 20) found:

What about residences with four or more cars? Here again the richer households win the numbers game.

Lastly, what about those residences with four or more cars?

What might explain these differences? People living in less crowded areas might have more need for more cars, and they also have more space to keep them.
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September 12, 2017