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Ridesharing Statistics You Need to Know

Ridesharing Statistics You Need to Know
Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

Who Uses Uber and Lyft?

Ridesharing has revolutionized the way people get to their destinations. With ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft available, users can access convenient and affordable transportation options at their fingertips. But how popular are ridesharing services? How many people use ridesharing apps regularly?

Who Are the Major Ridesharing Services?

Currently, there are two primary ridesharing services available: Uber and Lyft.

  • Uber has over 131 million monthly active U.S. users, accounting for 71% of all ridesharing sales. Uber will continue to grow as they add other services, such as delivery.

  • Lyft, by contrast, makes up for 29% of ridesharing sales with 20.3 million monthly active users.

  • As of January 2022, Lyft's sales grew 62% year-over-year, while Uber's sales grew 84% year-over-year.

How Often Are Ridesharing Services Used?

Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular in recent years.

  • According to statistics, approximately 14 million Uber trips occur daily. This translates to over 5 billion Uber trips per year.

  • Approximately 36% of Americans have used a ridesharing service at least once.

  • Of all app users, 26% say they use a ridesharing service at least once per month. An additional 17% say they use a ridesharing service once a week or daily.

  • In 2015, 33% of Americans said they had never heard of a ridesharing service. That number fell to just 3% in 2021, indicating nearly everyone has heard of one of the major ridesharing services.

Who Is Using Ridesharing Services?

  • Younger individuals make up the largest demographic of ridesharing app users. Pew Research Center states that 51% of users aged 18-29 use a ridesharing app.

  • The number of ridesharing users decreases as their age increases. 43% of users aged 30-49 use a ridesharing app, and only 24% of users over 50 say they use a ridesharing app.

  • Pew Research Center also states that it's more common to find individuals of a higher income level using a ridesharing service. 53% of individuals earning over $75,000 annually say they've used a ridesharing service, compared to only 35% of people earning between $30,000 and $75,000. That number falls to just 24% of people earning less than $30,000 annually.

Injured in a Ridesharing Accident? Call Our Team

Unfortunately, ridesharing services are not immune to vehicle accidents. When you suffer an injury in an accident caused by a negligent driver, the Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook team is here to help you recover.

Learn more about how we can help or schedule your consultation by calling (925) 275-5592 or visiting our website.