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Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum' started by Sporin, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. Sporin

    Sporin Prius Noob

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    A discussion on another forum started by a guy who swore that Oregon must have more Prii then anywhere.

    It was fleshed out by a poster with the correct data and what was actually found--to no one's surprise-- is that a state's population basically dictated how many Prii there were. In other words, the 10 most populous states were also ranked 1-10 in Prius sales.

    However, another poster compared the number of people to the number of Prii and the data changed dramatically. No surprise to me ;) but Vermont has the most Prii per capita. :)

    I thought you guys would be interested:

    State | Population | Prius Owners | Number of Persons for every Prius
    Vermont - 625,741 - 3,924 - 159
    California - 37,253,956 - 223,526 - 167
    Oregon - 3,831,074 - 20,248 - 189
    District of Columbia - 601,723 - 2,939 - 205
    Washington - 6,724,540 - 32,840 - 205
    New Hampshire - 1,316,470 - 5,692 - 231
    Massachusetts - 6,547,629 - 27,134 - 241
    Virginia - 8,001,024 - 31,144 - 257
    Maryland - 5,773,552 - 22,164 - 260
    Colorado - 5,029,196 - 18,054 - 279
    Connecticut - 3,574,097 - 12,797 - 279
    Maine - 1,328,361 - 4,602 - 289
    Arizona - 6,392,017 - 21,919 - 292
    Hawaii - 1,360,301 - 4,355 - 312
    Rhode Island - 1,052,567 - 3,289 - 320
    New Mexico - 2,059,179 - 5,937 - 347
    Minnesota - 5,303,925 - 14,891 - 356
    Wisconsin - 5,686,986 - 15,783 - 360
    Delaware - 897,934 - 2,414 - 372
    Montana - 989,415 - 2,555 - 387
    New Jersey - 8,791,894 - 21,438 - 410
    Illinois - 12,830,632 - 30,611 - 419
    Florida - 18,801,310 - 43,175 - 435
    Nevada - 2,700,551 - 6,031 - 448
    North Carolina - 9,535,483 - 20,920 - 456
    Pennsylvania - 12,702,379 - 27,711 - 458
    Iowa - 3,046,355 - 6,490 - 469
    Kansas - 2,853,118 - 5,944 - 480
    New York - 19,378,102 - 39,741 - 488
    Oklahoma - 3,751,351 - 7,509 - 500
    Alaska - 710,231 - 1,401 - 507
    Idaho - 1,567,582 - 3,071 - 510
    Utah - 2,763,885 - 5,240 - 527
    Missouri - 5,988,927 - 11,196 - 535
    Wyoming - 563,626 - 1,035 - 545
    Indiana - 6,483,802 - 11,698 - 554
    Ohio - 11,536,504 - 20,336 - 567
    Arkansas - 2,915,918 - 4,700 - 620
    Texas - 25,145,561 - 40,098 - 627
    South Dakota - 814,180 - 1,266 - 643
    Nebraska - 1,826,341 - 2,749 - 664
    Georgia - 9,687,653 - 14,270 - 679
    Michigan - 9,883,640 - 13,727 - 720
    Tennessee - 6,346,105 - 8,650 - 734
    South Carolina - 4,625,364 - 6,188 - 747
    Kentucky - 4,339,367 - 5,713 - 760
    West Virginia - 1,852,994 - 2,435 - 761
    Alabama - 4,779,736 - 5,647 - 846
    North Dakota - 672,591 - 707 - 951
    Louisiana - 4,533,372 - 4,253 - 1,066
    Mississippi - 2,967,297 - 2,101 - 1,412


    In an easier to read table>> VWVortex.com - Help me prove there are more Prius drivers in Oregon than any other state

    Just a word of caution, that forum fairly well represents the ridiculous "Prius Haters" mantra, with a few exceptions of course. :D
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  2. JamesBurke

    JamesBurke Active Member

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    Population should be licensed drivers or number of vehicle owned. Large urban areas like NYC with their large non driving or car owning populations distort these kinds of statistics.
  3. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    Almost every thread where Prius owners comment on other Prius they see, I wonder how they are seeing other Prius. My claims that there are no 'other Prius' now make more sense. Driving to neighboring states does not help much, they fill out the rest of the bottom of the chart.
  4. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    sorry but this is TOTAL BS

    WA State ranks #1 and by better than a 50% margin over any other state. apparently this chart only shows private owners so it tells about half the story.

    just because State, County and City governments are what they are, does not mean they also made a conscious choice to purchase the Prius. its not like they were forced to do....OH Wait!! WA state actually mandated that all state fleets purchase alternative fuel vehicles to reduce their carbon footprint years ago.

    so lets get a REAL chart here!!
  5. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    cant find it now, but read a report about 6 months ago where 54% of Priuses in the state are owned by State, Federal, City or County government agencies. WA state has been very proactive to reduce our carbon footprint for years.

    the key reason we rank high for Prius ownership despite having no HOV (the ONLY reason VA, CA and DC rank anywhere) privileges is workers forced exposure to the Prius. they drove it, realized the benefit and went and got one of their own.

    http://www.p2pays.org/ref/26/25906.pdf a document encouraging state agency directors to buy Priuses....notice the date?

    why this area considers it so important to increase our gas mileage and reduce our oil consumption;after all, Kissinger knew it was a problem 40 years ago

    http://www.wedc.wa.gov/Download files/BeyondOil.pdf
  6. Sporin

    Sporin Prius Noob

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    Wow, tough crowd.... The data is what it is, private owners of Prii per capita by state.

    I thought you guys would find it interesting, that's all. I certainly didn't expect to get chastised for not posting precisely what you were hoping to see.

    Carry on.
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    I liked it, thanks. Those who want more can combine US Census data with the above data and massage it any way they want.
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  8. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    oh we are not complaining at all!! the more info the better and it is accurate for what it displays. cant blame one for showing civic pride. heck i root for the Seahawks!! that alone should show u how committed i am !
  9. Crazytwoknobs

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    What data DO we have?

    Hybrids per capita?

    Hybrids per capita per state?

    Hybrid miles driven per capita?

    How about instead of per registered driver, we try and find out the hybrid percentage of all registered cars?

    I can't believe Illinois is so far down the list, there are at least four on my block.
  10. Sporin

    Sporin Prius Noob

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    What I think is cool is that almost everyone seems to think "their state" has the most Prii, which is awesome because it means we are all seeing so many of them and that's a net win in my book. :thumb:
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  11. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    Amen Brother!! every time i see one i cant help but wonder whether or not i am getting better gas mileage then they are or even if they care...

    with my Leaf i will KNOW!!!
  12. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

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    Interesting data...

    More interesting reactions.

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for the info--I certainly found it interesting (also to review the total population of states :D).

    Don't take some of the reactions personally--that's the nature of these forums. :eek:
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    Sporin Prius Noob

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    It's cool, I've been in Internet forums for a long, long time. :)
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    hyo silver Awaaaaay

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    I would guess my province has a fairly high percentage of Prius ownership, too - especially taxis - but I don't have the stats to back it up.

    edit: According to this article, hybrids make up 29% of the taxi fleet in BC. It's over 50% on Vancouver Island, and about a third in Greater Vancouver.
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    it breaks my heart that we are making all this fuss about hybrid vehicle population when we should be talking about bicycles per capita!:)
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    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    1) given the lax registration, you are never foing to get near the accuracy of this topic.

    2) While everywhere is walking distance if you have the time, I am not 'commuting' 55 miles each way on a bicycle, with a 17 foot ladder.
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    you need a bicycle built for two!:rolleyes:
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    peterjmc Ping pong in Ding Dang...

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    Now that makes sense why I see so many Prius on the road where I am... Maryland, DC, and VA are in the top 10.
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    On the other hand, for some people, it *is* reasonable - especially since it:
    1) Can mean you don't have to pay for a gym membership
    2) Your exercise time and your commute time are overlapping - if you spend three hours commuting each day and another hour and a half exercising, why not just spend the time doing both at the same time!

    One such group is here. One of my coworkers rides with that group regularly, about 42 miles, 3 days a week or so. The other days of the week, he takes Caltrain or BART a good portion of the way, and bikes the rest. There are a few who do the "long and scenic" route, instead - a good 62 miles, before work. Of course, being able to do something like this means that you have to live near public transportation or have an alternate means for those days that you can't ride. And you have to really want to do it - it's not easy. I know I wouldn't bike as far as he does daily - I also wouldn't want to live that far from work though - that's why I picked an apartment close to my office.

    (Just so I'm clear - I'm not saying you should bike. Just sharing a story about a crazy guy. :D)
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