How much energy does a person use on average in the United States? In 2019, the average person used 10,649 kWh in electricity on an annual basis. However, this statistic could vary greatly based on the individual state in question. From SolarPower.guide, this infographic analyzes which states across America used the most energy on average, using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The five states across America that use the most energy per capita are Wyoming (28.97 megawatt-hours), North Dakota (28.29 megawatt-hours), Louisiana (20.03 megawatt-hours), West Virginia (18.55 megawatt-hours), and Alabama (18.55 megawatt-hours).
On the other hand, the five states with the lowest energy use per capita in the United States are California (6.34 megawatt-hours), Hawaii (6.68 megawatt-hours), Rhode Island (6.94 megawatt-hours), Massachusetts (7.45 megawatt-hours), and New York (7.49 megawatt-hours). Where did your home state rank in terms of their average energy use compare to the rest of the country?