Average energy consumption per home for all 50 states.

How much Electricity does an average home use (Listed by State)

The following is a list of average energy consumption per home (averaged for each state).

I went looking for this data while considering a basis or average kWh (kilowatt hours) consumption. Why? Because someone I know is considering an off-grid energy comparison. They are building a rural home and the electric utility company wants a lot of money to bring power up their new road to the house.

It’s good to know the average electricity usage per home for a given state when beginning to design an off-grid solar power system. The number I was trying to get at was the kWh (kilowatt hours) per day. It all relates to the size of a battery bank (and the cost thereof) to store enough energy.

Related: The Four Essentials of Off Grid Solar

That said, there are lots of additional variables beyond just the average home energy consumption. For example this home will use appliances with LP (propane) gas (e.g. stove, hot water, clothes dryer). This will reduce electricity requirements. They will be heating with a wood stove. (A pellet stove doesn’t use much electricity and is also an option). Other factors too…

National Average Energy Consumption Per Home

It might be interesting to know that the average home (among all states) consume 916 kWh per month, or 30 kWh per day.

The state with the least energy consumption per home is Hawaii (515 kWh/mo.) ( 17 kWh/day).

The state with the most average energy consumption per home is Louisiana (1273 kWh/mo.) ( 42 kWh/day).

It might also be interesting to pull out your electric utility bill and see how your own home electricity consumption compares with your states’ average.

StatekWh/mo.kWh/day
Alabama121140
Alaska63221
Arizona104935
Arkansas113338
California55719
Colorado72324
Connecticut75225
Delaware94431
Florida107836
Georgia108836
Hawaii51517
Idaho105535
Illinois75525
Indiana100534
Iowa90830
Kansas92631
Kentucky115438
Louisiana127342
Maine55118
Maryland103134
Massachusetts63821
Michigan66522
Minnesota81727
Mississippi122041
Missouri108636
Montana86029
Nebraska103434
Nevada92431
New Hampshire62921
New Jersey68723
New Mexico65522
New York60220
North Carolina109837
North Dakota120540
Ohio89230
Oklahoma114238
Oregon97633
Pennsylvania85729
Rhode Island60220
South Carolina112437
South Dakota105535
Tennessee124542
Texas117439
Utah79827
Vermont56919
Virginia115639
Washington104135
West Virginia111837
Wisconsin70323
Wyoming89430

I sourced this data from a site named electricchoice who apparently sourced their data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.