Which States Drive the Most Pickup Trucks?

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  • Wyoming has largest share of pickup trucks, over twice the national average

  • New Jersey has the lowest share of truck owners, with half the national average

  • Texas has highest volume of truck sales, yet ranks 20th in share of trucks

Pickup trucks have surged in popularity thanks to their capability and versatility. Once perceived as strictly work vehicles, modern day pickup trucks have evolved to become functional family haulers thanks to improvements in comfort and safety. In fact, the top three most popular cars are pickup trucks, proving they appeal to drivers hauling families, heavy loads, and everything in between.

Pickup trucks account for 15.1 percent of all vehicles on the road, though they are far more popular in some states than others. Here is a ranking of states by their share of light-duty pickup trucks:

Ranking of States by Shares of Trucks- iSeeCars

Rank

State

% Trucks

1

Wyoming

37.2%

2

Montana

34.6%

3

Idaho

31.1%

4

South Dakota

30.2%

5

Alaska

29.5%

6

North Dakota

28.5%

7

Vermont

24.2%

8

Oklahoma

24.2%

9

Arkansas

23.5%

10

West Virginia

23.5%

11

New Mexico

23.1%

12

Mississippi

23.0%

13

Maine

22.5%

14

Nebraska

22.2%

15

Louisiana

22.1%

16

Iowa

20.5%

17

Alabama

19.5%

18

Kentucky

19.4%

19

Wisconsin

19.3%

20

Texas

19.0%

21

Utah

18.8%

22

Kansas

18.3%

23

Oregon

18.3%

24

Michigan

18.1%

25

Missouri

18.0%

26

Minnesota

17.9%

27

Tennessee

17.9%

28

South Carolina

17.6%

29

New Hampshire

17.3%

30

Washington

17.1%

31

Colorado

17.1%

32

Indiana

15.9%

33

North Carolina

15.7%

34

Georgia

15.6%

Overall Average

15.3%

35

Ohio

14.8%

36

Hawaii

14.2%

37

Rhode Island

14.2%

38

Arizona

14.0%

39

Pennsylvania

13.6%

40

Nevada

13.3%

41

Virginia

12.4%

42

Florida

12.1%

43

New York

11.4%

44

Delaware

11.3%

45

Massachusetts

10.8%

46

Illinois

10.8%

47

California

10.3%

48

Maryland

10.0%

49

Connecticut

9.4%

50

New Jersey

7.8%

  • Wyoming is the state with the most pickup trucks and has 2.4 more pickup trucks on the road than the average state. Known as “the Cowboy State,” ??Wyoming is a Western Rocky Mountain state with plenty of unpaved roads, rugged terrain, and harsh winters, all of which require off-road and foul-weather capability.

  • Texas, which leads the nation in pickup truck sales volume, ranks 20th in the nation for the state’s total vehicle share.

  • The top 10 states with the highest share of pickup trucks are Northern and mountainous states.

  • New Jersey has the lowest share of pickup trucks at 7.8 percent, which is half the national average.

  • Florida and Illinois, which are the flattest states in the country, are among the states with the lowest share of pickup trucks.

  • With the exception of Illinois, the 10 states with the lowest shares of pickup trucks are all coastal states.

If you’re interested in a pickup truck, refer to the iSeeCars Best Cars Rankings for the Best Midsize Trucks and the Best Full-Size Trucks .

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Methodology:

iSeeCars.com analyzed over 1.5 million used car sales from July 2020 through June 2021. The shares of light-duty pickup trucks within each US state were calculated and used as ranking metrics across states.

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