The number of American households that do not own a car has jumped from 4.2 million in 2016 to 5.5 million in 2018, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
That increase is nearly double the 5.4 million households that did not own one in 2015.
The bureau reports that about 1.4% of Americans live in households that have no car.
It found that the majority of households have a driver, an employee or a spouse who has a vehicle, while less than 1% of households lack any other type of transportation.
The Census Bureau report found that households with no cars and those with no other type are more likely to live in the Northeast and South than households in other parts of the country.
About 3.3 million of the 5 million households with cars live in areas that are more than 100 miles from a major urban center, compared to 2.6 million of households without cars.
In the Northeast, 2.5 percent of households live in such areas, while just under 1 percent of the 4.6 percent of Americans without cars live there.
While there are more people in the U