New estimate of non-drivers in Missouri: 30% of our population

We have previously published an estimate of the number of non-drivers and non-driving adults in Missouri.

Here is an updated estimate, based on the most recent data available (2007 Federal Highway Administration data).

In brief:
  • 30% of Missouri's population does not have a driver's license. 
  • Over 16% of adults do not have a driver's license.
The question, as always: How well does Missouri's transportation system and policies provide for the needs of this large minority of the population--100% of children under the age of 16 and 16% of adults--who live in our society, go to school, have jobs, and pay taxes, but cannot drive?


Overall population (2007)


Missouri population
5,878,415
100%
source
Number of licensed drivers
4,161,957
70.8%
source
Number of non-drivers
1,716,458
29.2%


Population age 16 and above (2007)


Population age 16 and above
4,976,668
100%
source
Number of drivers
4,161,957
83.6%
source
Number of non-drivers, age 16 and above
814,711
16.4%



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