The Biggest Gas Consumers In America [Map]

The Sierra Club’s “Compass” blog has a couple neat maps showing gasoline consumption in the U.S. by county.

First, total consumption:


Photo: Sierra Club

Here’s the top 10:

10.  Bexar, TX (San Antonio): 683,000 gallons (328 gallons per person)
9.  Tarrant, TX (Fort Worth): 759,000 gallons (339 gallons per person)
8.  Wayne, MI (Detroit): 771,000 gallons (297 gallons per person)
7.  Broward, FL: 772,000 gallons (334 gallons per person)
6.  Miami-Dade, FL: 939,000 gallons (291 gallons per person)
5.  St. Louis, MO: 962,000 gallons (737 gallons per person)
4.  Dallas, TX: 1.2 million gallons (368 gallons per person)
3.  Cook, IL (Chicago): 1.6 million gallons (230 gallons per person)
2.  Harris, TX (Houston): 1.7 million gallons (323 gallons per person)
1.  Los Angeles, CA: 1.9 million gallons (147 gallons per person) 

Some of these may be surprising; most aren’t.

Instead, the real story is consumption per capita:


Photo: Sierra Club

Top 10 in that category?

10.  Marion, IN: 586 gallons per capita
9.  Orange, FL: 588 gallons per capita
8.  Duval, FL: 598 gallons per capita
7.  Davidson, TN: 600 gallons per capita
6.  Jefferson, AL: 609 gallons per capita
5.  Baltimore, MD: 613 gallons per capita
4.  Mecklenburg, NC: 622 gallons per capita
3.  Oklahoma City, OK: 672 gallons per capita
2.  Jackson, MO: 723 gallons per capita
1.  St. Louis, MO: 967 gallons per person

They do caution the data may be incomplete, especially in Missouri.

But it shows which areas where public transportation probably needs to be improved.

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