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Autos Drive Kentucky Forward

Industry Impact

  • 157,759 157,759 Total Auto Jobs in State
  • 6.3% 6.3% of State Workforce
  • $9.25B $9.25 Billion Labor Income
  • $4.84B $4.84 Billion in Total 2018 Car Sales
  • 149,421 149,421 Total New Car Sales
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2017 data year; 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

  • $1.21B $1.21 Billion in Total State Tax Revenue
  • 10% 10% of State Tax Revenue
  • $316M $316 Million in New Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $170M $170 Million in Used Vehicle Sales Taxes
  • $66M $66 Million in Sales Taxes on Auto Parts and Services
  • $926.66M $926.66 Million in Vehicle Use Taxes (Including Gas Taxes), Licenses and Fees
  • $44M $44 Million in Corporate Profits Tax
  • $215M $215 Million State Income Taxes
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2017 data year.

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

LocationEmployees
Louisville Assembly PlantLouisville 4,705
Kentucky Truck PlantLouisville 5,091

General Motors

LocationEmployees
GM Assembly - Bowling GreenBowling Green 939

Mercedes-Benz/Daimler

LocationEmployees
SelecTrucks of LouisvilleLouisville 5

Toyota

LocationEmployees
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.Erlanger 660
Toyota Motor Manufacturing KentuckyGeorgetown 8,158
Toyota Logistics Services, Inc./Marshalling YardGeorgetown 127
North American Parts Center KentuckyHebron 559
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Plant Engineering OfficesLexington 162

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