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States where people spend the most on towing

  • 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!

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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)

  • #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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