2000 U.S. Census Analysis:
New York City Vehicle Ownership (by household)
(Revised January 22, 2006)
Summary
Borough % with zero vehicles
Total 5 Boroughs   54%  
Bronx   60%  
Brooklyn   54%  
Manhattan   77%  
Queens   34%  
Staten Island   18%  
Data       Calculations          
H041. TENURE BY VEHICLES AVAILABLE - Universe: OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS   Left side of double border is census data from the 2000 U.S. Census.    
 
Data Set:    Right side of double border is RoW calculations.
2000 Supplementary Survey Summary Tables  
  Calculations below are made using the "Estimate" column
 
Bronx County, New York Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound  
Total: 455,133 452,232 458,034   owner % of total
Owner occupied: 89,312 85,766 92,858 % of owners 19.60% total households ("hhds")
No vehicle available 23,195 21,413 24,977 26.00% 455,133
1 vehicle available 40,317 37,698 42,936 45.10%
2 vehicles available 20,338 18,482 22,194 22.80% total with zero vehicles
3 vehicles available 4,428 3,610 5,246 5.00% 273,305
4 vehicles available 606 373 839 0.70%
5 or more vehicles available 428 185 671 0.50% renter % of total % hhds with zero vehicles
Renter occupied: 365,821 361,305 370,337 % of renters 80.40% 60.00%
No vehicle available 250,110 245,018 255,202 68.40%
1 vehicle available 97,817 93,539 102,095 26.70%
2 vehicles available 15,799 14,179 17,419 4.30%
3 vehicles available 1,533 891 2,175 0.40%
4 vehicles available 275 122 428 0.10%
5 or more vehicles available 287 84 490 0.10%
   
Kings County, New York Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound  
Total: 881,320 872,408 890,232   owner % of total
Owner occupied: 229,013 214,452 243,574 % of owners 26.00% total households
No vehicle available 63,100 53,745 72,456 27.60% 881,320
1 vehicle available 107,761 97,140 118,382 47.10%
2 vehicles available 45,296 39,551 51,041 19.80% total with zero vehicles
3 vehicles available 11,349 7,641 15,057 5.00% 474,001
4 vehicles available 1,507 598 2,416 0.70%
5 or more vehicles available 0 0 480 0.00% renter % of total % hhds with zero vehicles
Renter occupied: 652,307 636,335 668,279 % of renters 74.00% 53.80%
No vehicle available 410,901 393,206 428,596 63.00%
1 vehicle available 208,993 193,952 224,034 32.00%
2 vehicles available 27,307 20,915 33,699 4.20%
3 vehicles available 3,899 1,312 6,486 0.60%
4 vehicles available 201 0 524 0.00%
5 or more vehicles available 1,006 323 1,689 0.20%
   
New York County, New York Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound  
Total: 726,890 717,246 736,534   owner % of total
Owner occupied: 150,124 140,222 160,026 % of owners 20.70% total households
No vehicle available 92,405 83,644 101,167 61.60% 726,890
1 vehicle available 50,495 43,494 57,496 22.00%
2 vehicles available 5,648 3,147 8,149 2.50% total with zero vehicles
3 vehicles available 0 0 480 0.00% 560,246
4 vehicles available 953 0 2,583 0.40%
5 or more vehicles available 623 112 1,135 0.30% renter % of total % hhds with zero vehicles
Renter occupied: 576,766 563,535 589,997 % of renters 79.30% 77.10%
No vehicle available 467,841 452,092 483,590 81.10%
1 vehicle available 101,659 90,408 112,910 17.60%
2 vehicles available 7,266 4,327 10,205 1.30%
3 vehicles available 0 0 480 0.00%
4 vehicles available 0 0 480 0.00%
5 or more vehicles available 0 0 480 0.00%
   
Queens County, New York Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound  
Total: 770,814 763,958 777,670   owner % of total
Owner occupied: 350,255 336,009 364,501 % of owners 45.40% total households
No vehicle available 60,280 52,419 68,141 17.20% 770,814
1 vehicle available 158,798 147,596 170,000 45.30%
2 vehicles available 105,309 94,500 116,118 30.10% total with zero vehicles
3 vehicles available 20,635 16,362 24,909 5.90% 262,520
4 vehicles available 3,235 1,682 4,788 0.90%
5 or more vehicles available 1,998 594 3,402 0.60% renter % of total % hhds with zero vehicles
Renter occupied: 420,559 406,201 434,917 % of renters 54.60% 34.10%
No vehicle available 202,240 187,728 216,752 48.10%
1 vehicle available 171,916 159,480 184,352 40.90%
2 vehicles available 35,652 28,717 42,587 8.50%
3 vehicles available 7,978 4,823 11,133 1.90%
4 vehicles available 149 0 405 0.00%
5 or more vehicles available 2,624 1,377 3,871 0.60%
   
Richmond County, New York Estimate Lower Bound Upper Bound  
Total: 149,783 145,310 154,256   owner % of total
Owner occupied: 107,739 100,814 114,664 % of owners 71.90% total households
No vehicle available 5,402 2,647 8,158 5.00% 149,783
1 vehicle available 37,153 32,117 42,189 34.50%
2 vehicles available 45,729 39,787 51,671 42.40% total with zero vehicles
3 vehicles available 13,722 10,450 16,994 12.70% 26,631
4 vehicles available 4,650 2,475 6,825 4.30%
5 or more vehicles available 1,083 6 2,160 1.00% renter % of total % hhds with zero vehicles
Renter occupied: 42,044 36,157 47,931 % of renters 28.10% 17.80%
No vehicle available 21,229 16,932 25,526 50.50%
1 vehicle available 14,283 10,318 18,248 34.00%
2 vehicles available 5,739 3,842 7,637 13.60%
3 vehicles available 539 0 1,079 1.30%
4 vehicles available 0 0 480 0.00%
5 or more vehicles available 254 0 704 0.60%
Notes  
The Census 2000 Supplementary Survey universe is limited to the household population and excludes the population living in institutions, college dormitories, and other group quarters. Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate is represented through the use of a confidence interval. The confidence interval computed here is a 90 percent confidence interval and can be interpreted roughly as providing 90 percent certainty that the true number falls between the lower and upper bounds.  
  All 5 Boroughs
 
  total hhds. total with 0 vehicles %
Bronx 455,133 273,305 60.00%
Brooklyn 881,320 474,001 53.80%
Manhattan 726,890 560,246 77.10%
Queens 770,814 262,520 34.10%
Staten Island 149,783 26,631 17.80%
  2,983,940 1,596,703 53.50%
 
 
Calculations by Steven M. O'Neill