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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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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    #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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