In 2016, total energy use per person (“per capita consumption”) in the United States was 302 million British thermal units (Btu).1,2 31% of this was from industrial use, 29% from transportation, 21% from residential use, and 19% from commercial use.1 Per-person energy use in the United States decreased by 9.6% from 2006 to 2016.3
For comparison, here is the 2015 per-person energy use (in million Btu) for a selection of other countries:4
1 Energy Consumption by Sector U.S. Energy Information Administration
2 Monthly Population Estimates for the United States, 2010-2017 U.S. Census Bureau
3 Historical annual U.S. Energy Consumption per Capita, 1949-2011 U.S. Energy Information Administration
4 Total Primary Energy Consumption (World + Individual Countries) and Populations U.S. Energy Information Administration
5 Total Primary Energy Consumption by year (World + Individual Countries) U.S. Energy Information Administration
6 International Data Base U.S. Census Bureau
- Monthly Energy Review (Data), Energy Information Administration
Review of U.S. energy consumption, production, and much more, including historical data. Updated monthly.
- Historical per capita energy consumption for the world and individual countries (Data), Energy Information Administration
Online data tables with worldwide and country energy consumption data from 1980-2011
- How Much Do You Consume? (Interactive Visualization), Department of Energy
Interactive infographic on personal energy consumption by state
- Visualizations of energy use in every state (Visualizations), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Flow charts showing the sources of energy and consumption by sector for every U.S. state.
- Key world energy statistics (Report), International Energy Agency
Annual report with key information about energy around the world each year.