If I had to wager a guess, I would say that New York City easily tops this list. But the reality is that it’s actually one of the least gas-guzzling cities in America. The reason? Apparently, I’ve never heard of something called the Subway.

But that’s the fun of researching this topic–just because a city is big doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a capital for gas-guzzling. For instance, Los Angeles, a city known for gargantuan traffic jams, actually isn’t that bad! This is because people generally don’t have a long commute to work.

With data acquired from Forbes, here’s the list of top gas-guzzling cities in America.

  1. Riverside-San Bernardino, California

Gallons used per household: 969

  1. Washington D.C.

Gallons used per household: 979

  1. Jacksonville, FL

Gallons used per household: 1,001

  1. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, N.J.

Gallons used per household: 1,016

  1. Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C.

Gallons used per household: 1,017

  1. Monmouth-Ocean Counties, N.J.

Gallons used per household: 1,040

  1. Nashville, Tenn.

Gallons used per household: 1,046

  1. Atlanta, Ga.

Gallons used per household: 1,050

  1. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C. – S.C.

Gallons used per household: 1,061

  1. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

Gallons used per household: 1,074

North Carolina dominates this list, holding three of the ten major cities along with the top spot. As an interesting aside, Forbes also outlined some of the least gas-guzzling cities, too. On this list is New Orleans, with 778 gallons per household, San Francisco with 762 gallons per household, and New York City with 480 gallons per household.

About The Author Thomas Kuegler

I am a full-time journalist, travel blogger, and digital nomad currently traveling the United States. I'm a regular contributor at The Huffington Post, and my work has also been featured on sites like The Inquisitr and The Odyssey Online. Some of my hobbies include cooking, reading, and having uncontrollable fits of excitement whenever I see dogs. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Messiah College, and in the future I want to backpack Europe by myself, meeting amazing and wonderful people around every corner.