Which States Buy Domestic Vehicles Most Often?

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Which States Buy Domestic Vehicles Most Often?
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Buying domestic or foreign has been a debate that has raged on for years, and TrueCar has compiled a list of which states are more likely to buy a car built by an American automaker. 

Topping the list is Michigan, where 79.2% of new car purchases are American. Not surprising considering the automotive capital of America, Detroit, is located in Michigan. The rest of the states on the top ten list are mostly more rural areas where farming and ranching are popular occupations.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, citizens of Hawaii are least likely to buy American, with only 19.4 percent of people opting for domestic vehicles. On the flip side, most of the states on the low end of the list are filled with urban centers.

Findings overall show that half of all buyers in 18 of 50 states bought Detroit three cars, while less than 30 percent of buyers in the bottom eight states chose to buy American.

The irony of it all is that cars are built all over the world, with many foreign automakers manufacturing cars in America, and many American automakers building vehicles globally, making the foreign versus domestic debate an obsolete one.

States most likely to buy from the Detroit 3

  • 1. Michigan – 79.2%
  • 2. North Dakota – 68.1%
  • 3. South Dakota – 65.6%
  • 4. Iowa – 63.2%
  • 5. Wyoming – 62.6%
  • 6. Montana – 61.1%
  • 7. Nebraska – 59.7%
  • 8. Oklahoma – 59%
  • 9. Arkansas – 55.7%
  • 10. Indiana – 54.5%

States least likely to buy from the Detroit 3

  • 51. Hawaii – 19.4%
  • 50. District of Columbia – 22.6%
  • 49. California – 22.9%
  • 47. (tie) Connecticut – 25.8%
  • 47. (tie) Massachusetts – 25.8%
  • 46. New Jersey – 26.7%
  • 45. Rhode Island – 28.7%
  • 44. Florida – 29.8%
  • 43. Maryland – 30.3%
  • 42. Washington – 30.6%
  • Jeffrey

    What is domestic or foreign any more ? Chevy and Fords made in Canada or Mexico or BMW’s or Honda’s made in the United States