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States where people spend the most on towing

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States where people spend the most on towing

Among the few industries in a position to benefit from the onslaught of erratic weather is the towing industry. In the US alone, towing already reaps in billions of dollars in annual revenue, and that number is only likely to grow in the coming years. For drivers, that can be both a blessing and a curse. After all, if you need a lift it’s good to know there’s someone close by with a crane and ramp at their disposal. On the other hand, if you leave your car in the wrong parking zone for too long, the last thing you want to deal with is retrieving that car from the local impounding lot. The towing industry can be a bittersweet resource, indeed.

We here at Stacker can point you toward the states (plus Washington D.C.) where people spend the most money on towing. Using data from geographic data and analytics company Esri, we ranked states by annual towing charges per household while including the town or city within each state where people pay the most for towing. We won’t spoil any reveals ahead of time, but we can say that if you live in a southern state, your odds of spending more on towing definitely decrease!

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#51. Mississippi

Annual towing charges per household: $4.51
Annual towing charges: $5,156,591
2017 total households: 1,144,452

Place paying the most on towing: Pelahatchie ($7.14 per household)

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ForestWander // Wikicommons

#50. West Virginia

Annual towing charges per household: $4.53
Annual towing charges: $3,523,234
2017 total households: 778,585

Place paying the most on towing: Shepherdstown ($8.24 per household)

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Wolfgang Staudt // Wikicommons

#49. New Mexico

Annual towing charges per household: $4.64
Annual towing charges: $3,752,716
2017 total households: 808,797

Place paying the most on towing: White Rock ($7.85 per household)

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#48. Arkansas

Annual towing charges per household: $4.68
Annual towing charges: $5,596,504
2017 total households: 1,196,716

Place paying the most on towing: Johnson ($6.95 per household)

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#47. Idaho

Annual towing charges per household: $4.75
Annual towing charges: $2,989,940
2017 total households: 628,868

Place paying the most on towing: Sun Valley ($7.31 per household)

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Huw Williams // Wikicommons

#46. Kentucky

Annual towing charges per household: $4.85
Annual towing charges: $8,657,117
2017 total households: 1,784,186

Place paying the most on towing: Anchorage ($10.47 per household)

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David Brossard // Flickr

#45. Maine

Annual towing charges per household: $4.90
Annual towing charges: $2,822,237
2017 total households: 575,385

Place paying the most on towing: Cape Neddick ($7.59 per household)

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#44. Alabama

Annual towing charges per household: $4.93
Annual towing charges: $9,621,576
2017 total households: 1,951,711

Place paying the most on towing: Mountain Brook ($10.03 per household)

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#43. South Carolina

Annual towing charges per household: $5.00
Annual towing charges: $9,808,983
2017 total households: 1,961,026

Place paying the most on towing: Kiawah Island ($12.01 per household)

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#42. Montana

Annual towing charges per household: $5.08
Annual towing charges: $2,225,028
2017 total households: 437,844

Place paying the most on towing: Colstrip ($6.87 per household)

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#41. Tennessee

Annual towing charges per household: $5.08
Annual towing charges: $13,446,001
2017 total households: 2,645,517

Place paying the most on towing: Belle Meade ($13.08 per household)

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#40. Indiana

Annual towing charges per household: $5.11
Annual towing charges: $13,275,904
2017 total households: 2,596,259

Place paying the most on towing: Meridian Hills ($9.79 per household)

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Brandonrush // Wikicommons

#39. Louisiana

Annual towing charges per household: $5.14
Annual towing charges: $9,419,552
2017 total households: 1,832,548

Place paying the most on towing: Bayou Country Club ($8.04 per household)

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#38. Nevada

Annual towing charges per household: $5.16
Annual towing charges: $5,666,922
2017 total households: 1,099,038

Place paying the most on towing: Kingsbury ($7.36 per household)

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#37. North Carolina

Annual towing charges per household: $5.17
Annual towing charges: $20,858,869
2017 total households: 4,031,256

Place paying the most on towing: Marvin village ($10.83 per household)

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Adam Kliczek // Wikicommons

#36. Arizona

Annual towing charges per household: $5.18
Annual towing charges: $13,433,394
2017 total households: 2,595,283

Place paying the most on towing: Paradise Valley ($11.12 per household)

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Ks0stm // Wikicommons

#35. Oklahoma

Annual towing charges per household: $5.18
Annual towing charges: $8,052,106
2017 total households: 1,555,350

Place paying the most on towing: Nichols Hills ($11.29 per household)

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Aesopposea // Wikicommons

#34. Ohio

Annual towing charges per household: $5.19
Annual towing charges: $24,416,391
2017 total households: 4,700,599

Place paying the most on towing: The Village of Indian Hill ($12.42 per household)

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#33. Florida

Annual towing charges per household: $5.20
Annual towing charges: $41,931,891
2017 total households: 8,064,657

Place paying the most on towing: Indian River Shores ($12.17 per household)

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#32. Missouri

Annual towing charges per household: $5.20
Annual towing charges: $12,729,397
2017 total households: 2,448,209

Place paying the most on towing: Ladue ($11.84 per household)

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#31. Vermont

Annual towing charges per household: $5.23
Annual towing charges: $1,383,348
2017 total households: 264,462

Place paying the most on towing: South Burlington ($6.54 per household)

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Dwight Burdette // Wikicommons

#30. Michigan

Annual towing charges per household: $5.26
Annual towing charges: $20,735,664
2017 total households: 3,940,025

Place paying the most on towing: Bloomfield Hills ($11.73 per household)

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#29. South Dakota

Annual towing charges per household: $5.31
Annual towing charges: $1,857,261
2017 total households: 349,837

Place paying the most on towing: Dakota Dunes ($8.55 per household)

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Brandonrush // Wikicommons

#28. Iowa

Annual towing charges per household: $5.38
Annual towing charges: $6,875,933
2017 total households: 1,279,178

Place paying the most on towing: Clive ($8.28 per household)

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Runner1928 // Wikicommons

#27. Wyoming

Annual towing charges per household: $5.40
Annual towing charges: $1,295,826
2017 total households: 239,992

Place paying the most on towing: Rafter J Ranch ($7.64 per household)

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#26. Oregon

Annual towing charges per household: $5.41
Annual towing charges: $8,761,874
2017 total households: 1,619,793

Place paying the most on towing: Stafford ($9.46 per household)

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#25. Wisconsin

Annual towing charges per household: $5.43
Annual towing charges: $12,706,133
2017 total households: 2,341,973

Place paying the most on towing: River Hills village ($13.03 per household)

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#24. Georgia

Annual towing charges per household: $5.46
Annual towing charges: $20,931,603
2017 total households: 3,836,105

Place paying the most on towing: Druid Hills ($10.05 per household)

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#23. Rhode Island

Annual towing charges per household: $5.50
Annual towing charges: $2,305,140
2017 total households: 419,222

Place paying the most on towing: Narragansett Pier ($7.43 per household)

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#22. Kansas

Annual towing charges per household: $5.53
Annual towing charges: $6,364,482
2017 total households: 1,150,381

Place paying the most on towing: Mission Hills ($13.01 per household)

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#21. Nebraska

Annual towing charges per household: $5.58
Annual towing charges: $4,265,303
2017 total households: 763,867

Place paying the most on towing: Waverly ($6.72 per household)

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#20. Pennsylvania

Annual towing charges per household: $5.60
Annual towing charges: $28,639,199
2017 total households: 5,113,907

Place paying the most on towing: Fox Chapel borough ($12.27 per household)

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#19. Delaware

Annual towing charges per household: $5.63
Annual towing charges: $2,077,629
2017 total households: 368,784

Place paying the most on towing: Greenville ($10.01 per household)

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Staplegunther // Wikicommons

#18. Utah

Annual towing charges per household: $5.72
Annual towing charges: $5,583,064
2017 total households: 976,395

Place paying the most on towing: Emigration Canyon ($10.56 per household)

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#17. Hawaii

Annual towing charges per household: $5.87
Annual towing charges: $2,833,683
2017 total households: 482,729

Place paying the most on towing: Maunawili ($9.38 per household)

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#16. Texas

Annual towing charges per household: $5.91
Annual towing charges: $58,968,772
2017 total households: 9,977,981

Place paying the most on towing: Hunters Creek Village ($14.96 per household)

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Pedro Szekely // Flickr

#15. Illinois

Annual towing charges per household: $5.97
Annual towing charges: $29,365,304
2017 total households: 4,915,377

Place paying the most on towing: Kenilworth village ($13.65 per household)

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Polaron // Wikicommons

#14. New Hampshire

Annual towing charges per household: $6.09
Annual towing charges: $3,280,099
2017 total households: 538,434

Place paying the most on towing: Durham ($8.12 per household)

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Tim Evanson // Wikicommons

#13. North Dakota

Annual towing charges per household: $6.13
Annual towing charges: $2,037,224
2017 total households: 332,577

Place paying the most on towing: Tioga ($8.82 per household)

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E tac // Wikicommons

#12. Minnesota

Annual towing charges per household: $6.13
Annual towing charges: $13,483,570
2017 total households: 2,197,860

Place paying the most on towing: North Oaks ($10.44 per household)

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#11. Washington

Annual towing charges per household: $6.18
Annual towing charges: $17,449,110
2017 total households: 2,823,946

Place paying the most on towing: Clyde Hill ($14.03 per household)

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Ken Lund // Flickr

#10. Colorado

Annual towing charges per household: $6.24
Annual towing charges: $13,598,077
2017 total households: 2,180,131

Place paying the most on towing: Cherry Hills Village ($14.26 per household)

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King of Hearts // Wikicommons

#9. California

Annual towing charges per household: $6.33
Annual towing charges: $84,000,050
2017 total households: 13,264,119

Place paying the most on towing: Hidden Hills ($15.11 per household)

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Famartin // Wikicommons

#8. Virginia

Annual towing charges per household: $6.41
Annual towing charges: $20,730,945
2017 total households: 3,234,614

Place paying the most on towing: Great Falls ($13.40 per household)

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#7. New York

Annual towing charges per household: $6.48
Annual towing charges: $48,903,890
2017 total households: 7,541,950

Place paying the most on towing: Brookville village ($14.89 per household)

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#6. Alaska

Annual towing charges per household: $6.52
Annual towing charges: $1,752,124
2017 total households: 268,699

Place paying the most on towing: Bethel ($7.48 per household)

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#5. Massachusetts

Annual towing charges per household: $6.63
Annual towing charges: $17,574,054
2017 total households: 2,652,580

Place paying the most on towing: Dover ($12.51 per household)

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Famartin // Wikicommons

#4. New Jersey

Annual towing charges per household: $6.63
Annual towing charges: $21,884,908
2017 total households: 3,301,375

Place paying the most on towing: Short Hills ($14.15 per household)

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Famartin // Wikicommons

#3. Maryland

Annual towing charges per household: $6.69
Annual towing charges: $15,095,074
2017 total households: 2,257,676

Place paying the most on towing: Chevy Chase Village ($15.46 per household)

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versageek // Wikicommons

#2. Connecticut

Annual towing charges per household: $6.75
Annual towing charges: $9,359,601
2017 total households: 1,387,104

Place paying the most on towing: Old Greenwich ($13.15 per household)

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#1. Washington, D.C.

Annual towing charges per household: $9.04
Annual towing charges: $2,726,043
2017 total households: 301,528

 

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