Table 3
Household Vehicles Available – by County – 1960-2000
1960 - 2000 Decennial Censuses
               
Average, Total Total Vehicles Total Vehicles
County Year 3+ V/HH Vehicles Households per Household Population per Capita
1960 3.450 331,980 295,367 1.12 908,209 0.37
1970 3.450 469,532 365,093 1.29 1,071,446 0.44
Alameda 1980 3.454 675,686 426,092 1.59 1,105,379 0.61
1990 3.422 804,327 479,518 1.68 1,279,182 0.63
  2000 3.422 883,834 523,366 1.69 1,443,741 0.61
1960 3.450 158,361 117,858 1.34 409,030 0.39
Contra 1970 3.450 270,950 172,951 1.57 556,116 0.49
Costa 1980 3.460 455,312 241,534 1.89 656,380 0.69
1990 3.411 572,878 300,288 1.91 803,732 0.71
  2000 3.411 646,012 344,129 1.88 948,816 0.68
1960 3.400 57,354 44,195 1.30 146,820 0.39
1970 3.400 102,955 67,266 1.53 208,652 0.49
Marin 1980 3.417 159,344 88,723 1.80 222,568 0.72
1990 3.365 175,343 95,006 1.85 230,096 0.76
  2000 3.365 180,304 100,650 1.79 247,289 0.73
1960 3.450 23,870 18,867 1.27 65,890 0.36
1970 3.450 37,489 25,098 1.49 79,140 0.47
Napa 1980 3.467 70,961 36,624 1.94 99,199 0.72
1990 3.490 78,407 41,312 1.90 110,765 0.71
  2000 3.490 85,200 45,402 1.88 124,279 0.69
1960 3.340 208,486 291,970 0.71 740,316 0.28
San 1970 3.340 231,597 295,174 0.78 715,674 0.32
Francisco 1980 3.343 286,008 298,956 0.96 678,974 0.42
1990 3.342 323,304 305,584 1.06 723,959 0.45
  2000 3.342 364,698 329,700 1.11 776,733 0.47
1960 3.350 180,614 135,171 1.34 444,387 0.41
San 1970 3.350 279,855 185,028 1.51 557,361 0.50
Mateo 1980 3.398 403,762 225,201 1.79 587,329 0.69
1990 3.438 455,620 241,914 1.88 649,623 0.70
  2000 3.438 477,185 254,103 1.88 707,161 0.67
1960 3.450 250,641 184,914 1.36 642,315 0.39
Santa 1970 3.450 516,492 322,782 1.60 1,065,313 0.48
Clara 1980 3.560 899,273 458,519 1.96 1,295,071 0.69
1990 3.486 1,037,689 520,180 1.99 1,497,577 0.69
  2000 3.486 1,108,428 565,863 1.96 1,682,585 0.66
1960 3.300 45,681 38,453 1.19 134,597 0.34
1970 3.300 72,081 51,120 1.41 171,989 0.42
Solano 1980 3.312 148,023 80,426 1.84 235,203 0.63
1990 3.402 220,208 113,429 1.94 340,421 0.65
  2000 3.402 250,377 130,403 1.92 394,542 0.63
1960 3.450 57,683 47,191 1.22 147,375 0.39
1970 3.450 96,984 67,861 1.43 204,885 0.47
Sonoma 1980 3.544 218,834 114,474 1.91 299,681 0.73
1990 3.439 282,450 149,011 1.90 388,222 0.73
  2000 3.439 326,448 172,403 1.89 394,542 0.83
1960 3.415 1,314,670 1,173,986 1.12 3,638,939 0.36
Bay 1970 3.422 2,077,935 1,552,373 1.34 4,630,576 0.45
Area 1980 3.474 3,317,203 1,970,549 1.68 5,179,784 0.64
1990 3.437 3,950,226 2,246,242 1.76 6,023,577 0.66
  2000 3.436 4,322,485 2,466,019 1.75 6,719,688 0.64
Sources:   U.S. Bureau of the Census, Decennial Censuses – 1960-2000
MTC estimates of averages for 3+ vehicle household category for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 2000.