# What’s the Average Home Energy Consumption in Your State?

Is your energy consumption on par with other homes in your state? The Energy Information Administration (EIA) tracks a lot of data related to how we use energy in this country. The information is broken down by type of consumer, energy source, and location.

If you’re curious how your energy use compares to others in your state, take a look at our state-by-state breakdown below.

## National Energy Consumption

Before we take a look at the state-by-state stats, let’s put things in perspective by going over the national numbers and some other insightful statistics.

According to the EIA, the average U.S. utility customer (household) consumes 10,649 kilowatt-hours (kWh) a year and around 877 kWh per month. Which state uses the most electricity in a year? Not surprisingly, hot and humid Louisiana has the highest per customer use at 14,787 kWh a year. In the more temperate climate of Hawaii, they use the least electricity, just 6,296 kWh per customer annually.

Total energy use is a totally different story. The most total energy is used in Wyoming, 967 million Btu a year per capita. Just 187 million Btu per capita is used annually in Rhode Island. The national median is approximately 312.5 million Btu a year per capita.

## Residential Energy Consumption by State

**Alabama**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 73.3 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,768 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 35.7 trillion Btu

**Alaska**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 67.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 2,686 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 18.1 trillion Btu

**Arizona**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 56.9 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,842 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 36.5 trillion Btu

**Arkansas**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 78.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,399 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 35.5 trillion Btu

**California**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 36.5 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 2,258 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 438.2 trillion Btu

**Colorado**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 63.3 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,389 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 137.6 trillion Btu

**Connecticut**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 69.6 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,657 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 54.7 trillion Btu

**Delaware**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 71.3 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,251 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 12.6 trillion Btu

**Florida**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 56.2 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,909 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 17.6 trillion Btu

**Georgia**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 70.2 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,679 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 136.7 trillion Btu

**Hawaii**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 24.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 1,908 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 0.6 trillion Btu

**Idaho**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 74 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,815 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 28.6 trillion Btu

**Illinois**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 77.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,712 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 451 trillion Btu

**Indiana**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 83.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,164 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 150.8 trillion Btu

**Iowa**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 78.5 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,713 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 75.1 trillion Btu

**Kansas**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 80.3 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,873 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 69.7 trillion Btu

**Kentucky**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 82.7 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,212 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 54.1 trillion Btu

**Louisiana**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 71.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,881 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 38.6 trillion Btu

**Maine**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 79.9 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,638 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 3.2 trillion Btu

**Maryland**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 68.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,662 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 90.2 trillion Btu

**Massachusetts**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 63 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 2,947 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 134.3 trillion Btu

**Michigan**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 78.9 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,519 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 342.5 trillion Btu

**Minnesota**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 77 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,074 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 147.9 trillion Btu

**Mississippi**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 67.4 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,478 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 25.1 trillion Btu

**Missouri**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 90.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,120 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 116.2 trillion Btu

**Montana**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 94.5 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,900 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 23.6 trillion Btu

**Nebraska **

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 87.2 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,407 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 44.9 trillion Btu

**Nevada**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 56.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,443 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 43.4 trillion Btu

**New Hampshire**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 79.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,429 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 8.4 trillion Btu

**New Jersey**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 66 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 33,23 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 257.5 trillion Btu

**New Mexico**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 57.4 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,262 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 35.6 trillion Btu

**New York**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 60.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 2,670 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 501.6 trillion Btu

**North Carolina**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 69.9 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,936 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 75.4 trillion Btu

**North Dakota**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 83.5 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,771 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 13.7 trillion Btu

**Ohio**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 79.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,663 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 321.3 trillion Btu

**Oklahoma**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 77.9 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,121 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 69.5 trillion Btu

**Oregon**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 59 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,527 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 45.5 trillion Btu

**Pennsylvania**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 75.4 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,367 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 262.7 trillion Btu

**Rhode Island**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 60.9 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 2,952 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 21.1 trillion Btu

**South Carolina**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 74.3 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,265 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 31.5 trillion Btu

**South Dakota**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 83.5 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,711 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 15.2 trillion Btu

**Tennessee**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 83.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,554 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 77.6 trillion Btu

**Texas**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 62.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,493 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 233.4 trillion Btu

**Utah**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 56.2 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,080 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 70.3 trillion Btu

**Vermont**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 77.6 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,389 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 4.2 trillion Btu

**Virginia**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 71.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 5,642 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 94.2 trillion Btu

**Washington**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 63.7 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,697 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 90.8 trillion Btu

**West Virginia**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 90.7 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 6,473 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 28.7 trillion Btu

**Wisconsin**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 76.8 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 3,865 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 151.5 trillion Btu

**Wyoming**

Annual Total Energy Consumption Per Capita – 89.1 million Btu

Annual Electricity Sales Per Capita: 4,758 kWh

Annual Natural Gas Use Per Capita: 14 trillion Btu

Keep in mind, these are annual averages that change. Overall energy consumption is increasing year-over-year. However, some states have put initiatives into place to curb energy use, which means we could see some states actually decrease gas and electricity use in the near future.

*This information is based on the latest data from the EIA for the year 2018.