Wyoming ranks 42th in the U.S. for the most motor vehicle license paid in 2018.


In 2018, Wyoming collected $91.7 million in motor vehicle license, ranking it 42th in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. motor vehicle license by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
California
$4,635,040,000
2
Texas
$2,358,248,000
3
Illinois
$1,618,750,000
4
Florida
$1,449,604,000
5
New York
$1,411,790,000
6
Michigan
$1,322,630,000
7
Pennsylvania
$1,183,964,000
8
Washington
$1,129,671,000
9
North Carolina
$853,879,000
10
Minnesota
$800,981,000
11
Ohio
$787,276,000
12
Oklahoma
$768,712,000
13
Iowa
$664,178,000
14
New Jersey
$657,956,000
15
Colorado
$597,097,000
16
Oregon
$539,474,000
17
Wisconsin
$518,115,000
18
Maryland
$501,417,000
19
Virginia
$492,825,000
20
Massachusetts
$444,827,000
21
Georgia
$395,140,000
22
Tennessee
$357,692,000
23
Indiana
$321,055,000
24
Missouri
$296,849,000
25
South Carolina
$274,093,000
26
Connecticut
$238,351,000
27
Arizona
$230,095,000
28
Kansas
$222,978,000
29
Alabama
$220,483,000
30
Utah
$218,386,000
31
Kentucky
$211,646,000
32
New Mexico
$200,727,000
33
Nevada
$198,263,000
34
Idaho
$195,431,000
35
Hawaii
$191,757,000
36
Arkansas
$164,617,000
37
Mississippi
$158,283,000
38
Montana
$154,528,000
39
North Dakota
$118,080,000
40
Nebraska
$113,733,000
41
Maine
$112,557,000
42
Wyoming
$91,663,000
43
South Dakota
$83,369,000
44
New Hampshire
$82,270,000
45
Louisiana
$79,284,000
46
Vermont
$72,957,000
47
Delaware
$58,969,000
48
District of Columbia
$39,514,000
49
Alaska
$36,258,000
50
Rhode Island
$20,755,000
51
West Virginia
$4,498,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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