Which US Cities Use the Most Gas?

Posted on October 17, 2012


With gas prices on almost everyone’s minds (especially those of us in California), DaVinci Business Graphics takes a look at some of the top gas-consuming cities in the country. 

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Areas with larger populations consume more gas.  It’s a known fact.  But what’s interesting about the new map released by The Atlantic Cities is that it shows just how much more gas these top-consuming cities use when compared with the national average.


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Not surprisingly, the top-consuming counties included cities like Los Angles and Chicago.  But take a second look at the above map.  The national average is only 43 million gallons of gas consumption.  The number 1 consumer of gas, Los Angeles County, used almost 1.9 billion gallons of gas in 2010.  That’s billion with a “B.”  The second place gas consuming county, which included the city of Houston, TX, used about 1.7 billion gallons.


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It seems that if the current gas crisis continues, large cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and St. Louis will have to get used to the idea of using less gas.


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Maps are useful tools for visualizing information such as gas consumption, median age, average income, etc.  If you are looking for new ways to represent data, contact DaVinci Business GraphicsWe carry maps of all the cities mentioned above and can also create custom maps of anywhere in the US.  You choose how you want your data displayed on your map.


Visit out Map Store in Irvine, California today.  We can help you find the map just right for you. 


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