1990 U.S. Census Analysis:
New York City Vehicle Ownership (by household)

By Steven M. O'Neill


Census 1990 Supplementary Survey Summary Tables
Table: Tenure by Vehicles Available - Universe: Occupied housing units.

Summary

Borough% with zero vehicles
Total 5 Boroughs57%
Manhattan78%
Bronx61%
Brooklyn57%
Queens36%
Staten Island18%

Data

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Manhattan
                            total          
                            -------       
    total households        716,422

    owner occupied          127,973 (17.9% of total)
    	
                                          % of owners
                                          -----------
    0 vehicles               77,143       60.3%     
    1 vehicle                44,826       35.0%
    2 vehicles                4,904        3.8%
    3 vehicles                  817        0.6%
    4 vehicles                  173        0.1%
    5 or more                   110        0.1%
    	
    renter occupied         588,449 (82.1% of total)
    	
                                          % of renters
                                          ------------
    0 vehicles              480,519       81.7%
    1 vehicle                99,818       17.0%
    2 vehicles                7,186        1.2%
    3 vehicles                  640        0.1%
    4 vehicles                   99        0.0%
    5 or more                   187        0.0%
    	
    total with 0 vehicles   577,662 (77.8% of total)   

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Bronx
                            total        
                            -------     
    total households        424,112

    owner occupied           75,820 (17.9% of total)

	                                  % of owners
                                          -----------
    0 vehicles               19,949       26.3%
    1 vehicle                32,607       43.0%
    2 vehicles               17,588       23.2%
    3 vehicles                4,545        6.0%
    4 vehicles                  843        1.1%
    5 or more                   288        0.4%
	
    renter occupied         348,292 (82.1% of total)
	
                                          % of renters
                                          ------------
    0 vehicles              240,373       69.0%
    1 vehicle                88,495       25.4%
    2 vehicles               16,906        4.9%
    3 vehicles                1,923        0.6%
    4 vehicles                  284        0.1%
    5 or more                   311        0.1%
	
    total with 0 vehicles   260,322 (61.4% of total)

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Brooklyn
                            total      
                            -------   
    total households        828,198

    owner occupied          215,843 (26.1% of total)

                                          % of owners
                                          -----------
    0 vehicles               63,745       29.5%
    1 vehicle                99,460       46.1%
    2 vehicles               42,300       19.6%
    3 vehicles                8,251        3.8%
    4 vehicles                1,680        0.8%
    5 or more                   407        0.2%
    
    renter occupied         612,355 (73.9% of total)

                                          % of renters
                                          ------------
    0 vehicles              406,072       66.3%
    1 vehicle               175,121       28.6%
    2 vehicles               27,514        4.5%
    3 vehicles                2,988        0.5%
    4 vehicles                  366        0.1%
    5 or more                   295        0.0%
    	
    total with 0 vehicles   469,817 (56.6% of total) 

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Queens
                            total    
                            ------- 
    total households        720,149

    owner occupied          306,127 (42.5% of total)
    	
                                          % of owners
                                          -----------
    0 vehicles               57,486       18.8%
    1 vehicle               135,520       44.3%
    2 vehicles               83,967       26.4%
    3 vehicles               23,392        7.3%
    4 vehicles                5,302        1.6%
    5 or more                 1,460        0.5%
    	
    renter occupied         414,022 (57.5% of total)

                                          % of renters
                                          ------------
    0 vehicles              206,216       49.8%
    1 vehicle               162,467       39.2%
    2 vehicles               39,476        9.5%
    3 vehicles                4,730        1.1%
    4 vehicles                  829        0.2%
    5 or more                   304        0.1%
    	
    total with 0 vehicles   263,702 (36.2% of total)

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Staten Island
                            total    
                            ------- 
    total households        130,519

    owner occupied           83,138 (63.7% of total)
    	
                                          % of owners
                                          -----------
    0 vehicles                5,969        7.2%
    1 vehicle                28,529       34.3%
    2 vehicles               34,797       41.9%
    3 vehicles               10,446       12.6%
    4 vehicles                2,769        3.3%
    5 or more                   628        0.8%
    	
    renter occupied          47,381 (36.3% of total)
    	
                                          % of renters
                                          ------------
    0 vehicles               17,745       37.5%
    1 vehicle                20,466       43.2%
    2 vehicles                7,955       15.8%
    3 vehicles                  995        2.1%
    4 vehicles                  193        0.4%
    5 or more                    27        0.1%
    	
    total with 0 vehicles    23,714 (18.2% of total)

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All 5 boroughs

                 total households    total with 0 vehicles
                 ----------------    ---------------------
    Manhattan      716,422             577,662
    Bronx          424,112             260,322
    Brooklyn       828,198             469,817
    Queens         720,149             273,702
    Staten I.      130,519              23,714
                 ---------           ---------
    total        2,819,400           1,605,217 (56.9% of total)

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Notes

Data are from http://homer.ssd.census.gov/cdrom/lookup (follow STF3A link)
2000 Census Summary

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