MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS
Nebraska - Selected Years, 1915 to 2015    
  Passenger Trucks   All  
Year Automobiles Farm Other Motorcycles Other 1 Total
1915 NA NA NA NA NA 59,140
1920 2 205,000 NA 16,000 1,700 2,600 225,300
1925 301,716 NA 37,003 1,207 3,444 407,013
1930 367,410 NA 58,592 900 14,676 530,891
1935 347,311 24,824 35,423 998 23,220 511,291
1940 347,515 28,502 39,514 1,328 49,722 551,939
1945 330,614 36,880 39,393 2,271 48,341 485,839
1950 441,632 65,474 59,973 4,871 66,682 767,975
1955 503,362 83,231 67,578 4,217 70,859 733,448
1960 553,508 96,673 77,572 5,412 84,910 821,367
1965 633,518 110,182 97,942 12,974 93,695 948,311
1970 679,728 113,127 125,174 31,522 141,599 1,091,150
1975 786,655 131,765 183,675 48,198 196,235 1,346,528
1980 830,360 147,062 216,679 52,142 240,845 1,487,088
1981 796,130 151,998 202,194 50,371 189,558 1,390,251
1982 803,750 145,180 209,696 47,887 198,953 1,405,466
1983 821,454 148,061 233,411 47,712 208,478 1,459,116
1984 831,138 143,947 221,757 47,236 197,913 1,441,991
1985 837,948 140,187 223,280 43,158 196,285 1,440,858
1986 856,574 140,987 228,188 33,077 208,849 1,467,675
1987 870,291 144,126 231,572 31,599 219,821 1,497,409
1988 882,451 145,460 239,560 29,088 224,954 1,521,513
1989 901,633 145,749 245,664 23,560 243,514 1,560,120
1990 917,722 147,982 273,065 22,375 275,003 1,636,147
1991 3 838,803 128,969 247,831 20,264 266,178 1,502,045
1992 895,461 140,095 269,195 19,582 296,302 1,620,635
1993 940,667 149,403 288,608 18,882 301,757 1,699,317
1994 955,138 148,664 272,685 19,084 264,965 1,660,536
1995 965,100 148,181 279,781 18,696 281,287 1,693,045
1996 977,252 148,051 312,213 18,094 330,929 1,786,539
1997 981,372 149,471 324,010 18,441 341,058 1,814,352
1998 4 1,011,801 148,433 337,946 19,344 349,547 1,867,071
1999 1,038,583 149,034 355,438 20,612 369,682 1,933,349
2000 1,043,491 148,421 364,198 22,758 381,986 1,960,854
2001 1,057,498 149,116 370,272 25,010 388,482 1,990,378
2002 1,076,415 148,456 372,929 25,375 395,754 2,018,929
2003 1,081,868 147,571 378,615 29,794 402,855 2,040,703
2004 1,088,620 148,278 383,024 32,906 406,725 2,059,553
2005 1,106,684 148,625 389,947 36,622 419,667 2,101,545
2006 1,112,320 147,509 392,589 40,065 426,611 2,119,094
2007 1,122,877 148,047 397,333 43,387 436,417 2,148,061
2008 1,140,386 150,027 399,923 49,191 444,575 2,184,102
2009 1,147,354 151,530 403,368 50,322 452,393 2,204,967
2010 1,148,305 153,216 396,734 48,153 477,693 2,224,101
2011 1,077,842 157,286 414,918 50,390 561,242 2,261,678
2012 1,078,645 158,737 418,758 51,928 570,302 2,278,370
2013 1,090,080 161,033 426,914 52,106 584,993 2,315,126
2014 1,010,659 161,295 433,550 51,667 682,815 2,339,986
2015 1,116,531 162,167 446,600 51,664 605,838 2,382,800
1 "Other" includes bus, trailer, dealer, government, mobile home, snowmobile, and tax exempt.
2 Values are approximate.
3 Data entry totals are incomplete for 1991.
4 1998 and earlier does not include apportioned power units and trailer units, subsequent years
include those units.  There were 37,640 apportioned power units in 2005.
NA - not available
Source:  Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, 2015 Annual Report, 2016
Last Updated: 05/09/16
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov