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Autos Drive Kentucky Forward

Industry Impact

  • 205,799 205,799 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 10.3% 10.3% of State Workforce
  • 22,962 22,962 Total Auto-Related Employers
  • $4.84B $4.84 Billion in Total 2018 Car Sales
  • 149,421 149,421 Total New Car Sales
Center For Automotive Research, "Contribution of the Automotive Industry," published January 2015; Employer figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by Dun & Bradstreet; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

  • $1.60B $1.60 Billion in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 15% 15% of State Tax Revenue
  • $250M $250 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $137M $137 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $51M $51 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $1.04B $1.04 Billion in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $38M $38 Million in Auto Dealer Business Taxes and Estimated Dealer Title Fees
  • $86M $86 Million Income Taxes from Payments for Automakers, Suppliers and Dealers
Center For Automotive Research, “Assessment of Tax Revenue,” published January 2015

Registrations

4,028,531 Registered Vehicles

By Body Style

  • Cars 1,675,099 (41.58%)
  • CUVs 663,249 (16.46%)
  • SUVs 435,452 (10.81%)
  • Pickups 1,012,599 (25.14%)
  • Vans/Minivans 242,132 (6.01%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 3,859,790 (95.81%)
  • Diesel 128,654 (3.19%)
  • Hybrid 37,255 (0.92%)
  • Electric 1,241 (0.03%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,591 (0.04%)
In Kentucky, the average age of vehicles is 13.0 years.
The national average age of vehicles is 11.6 years.
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

149,421 Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 42,712 (28.59%)
  • CUVs 55,301 (37.01%)
  • SUVs 13,239 (8.86%)
  • Pickups 30,607 (20.48%)
  • Vans/Minivans 7,562 (5.06%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 141,038 (94.39%)
  • Diesel 5,209 (3.49%)
  • Hybrid 2,387 (1.60%)
  • Electric 470 (0.31%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 317 (0.21%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

Auto-Related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • $81.63 Million Total Imports
  • $20.34 Million Total Exports

Economic Activity From 2018

  • $8.24 Million Total Imports
  • $6.51 Million Total Exports
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 2,967
  • Electric Charging Stations 117
  • Biodiesel Stations 1
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 6
  • Hydrogen Stations 0
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 2
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 33
Compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of April 9, 2019.

Kentucky Consumers

  • $32,424 $32,424 Average MSRP Per New Car
    National Average $31,696
  • $48,375 $48,375 Median Household Income
    National Average $56,516
  • $4,031 $4,031 Median Monthly Household Income
    National Average $4,710
  • $494 $494 Median Monthly New Car Payment
    National Average $576
  • 12% 12% Monthly Car Payment as a Percent of Monthly Income
    National Average 12%

Commuting to Work

  • Drive alone to work (82%)
  • Carpool to work (9%)
  • Take public transportation (1%)
  • Other (8%)
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2017 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 60-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 5.36%.

Automaker Facilities In Kentucky

Ford Motor Company

Location Employees
Louisville Assembly Plant Louisville 4,705
Kentucky Truck Plant Louisville 5,091

General Motors

Location Employees
GM Assembly - Bowling Green Bowling Green 939

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

Location Employees
SelecTrucks of Louisville Louisville 5

Toyota

Location Employees
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Erlanger 660
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Georgetown 8,158
Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Marshalling Yard Georgetown 127
North American Parts Center Kentucky Hebron 559
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Plant Engineering Offices Lexington 162

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