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How Much Electricity on Average Do Homes in Your State Use?

Homeowners across the country pay electricity bills as part of their monthly expenses. However, the amount they pay varies by state depending on rates, climate, and usage.

In some places—including Hawaii, Alaska, California, and New England states—electricity rates are quite high due to either being quite remote or densely populated. High rates encourage homeowners to consume less electricity to reduce their monthly expenses.

The typical American household devotes 41% of its energy use to space heating and cooling. As a result, climate is a significant contributor to electricity bills. This means that areas with mild seasons, which don’t rely as heavily on heating and cooling, tend to use less electricity.

Residential electricity rates are measured in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is a unit of measurement equivalent to the amount of energy used if you kept a 1,000-watt appliance running for one hour. On the whole, US residents consume around 900 kWh per month. That’s a higher usage rate per capita than any other country in the world. The average rate across all states is 10.48 cents per kWh.

Here’s a breakdown of how much electricity homes use, on average, ranked by state.

1. Louisiana

Usage in kWh per month: 1,240

Rate in cents per kWh: 9.34 (51st)

Bill per month: $115.79 (21st)

2. Tennessee

Usage in kWh per month: 1,238

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.41 (45th)

Bill per month: $128.89 (7th)

3. Alabama

Usage in kWh per month: 1,214

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.99 (26th)

Bill per month: $145.55 (2nd)

4. Mississippi

Usage in kWh per month: 1,203

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.47 (44th)

Bill per month: $125.91 (12th)

4. Texas

Usage in kWh per month: 1,156

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.99 (38th)

Bill per month: $127.10 (9th)

5. South Carolina

Usage in kWh per month: 1,155

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.65 (19th)

Bill per month: $146.09 (1st)

6. Georgia

Usage in kWh per month: 1,138

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.50 (29th)

Bill per month: $130.87 (6th)

7. Florida

Usage in kWh per month: 1,123

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.98 (39th)

Bill per month: $123.37 (14th)

8. Kentucky

Usage in kWh per month: 1,121

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.49 (43rd)

Bill per month: $117.65 (17th)

9. Virginia

Usage in kWh per month: 1,120

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.36 (33rd)

Bill per month: 127.14 (8th)

10. West Virginia

Usage in kWh per month: 1,102

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.44 (31st)

Bill per month: $126.10 (11th)

11. North Carolina

Usage in kWh per month: 1,101

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.03 (36th)

Bill per month: $121.44 (15th)

12. Oklahoma

Usage in kWh per month: 1,093

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.20 (46th)

Bill per month: $111.49 (25th)

13. Arkansas

Usage in kWh per month: 1,083

Rate in cents per kWh: 9.92 (49th)

Bill per month: $107.44 (30th)

14. North Dakota

Usage in kWh per month: 1,046

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.16 (47th)

Bill per month: $106.28 (31st)

15. Missouri

Usage in kWh per month: 1,041

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.21 (34th)

Bill per month: $116.63 (20th)

16. Arizona

Usage in kWh per month: 1,030

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.15 (23rd)

Bill per month: $125.19 (13th)

17. Maryland

Usage in kWh per month: 995

Rate in cents per kWh: 14.23 (13th)

Bill per month: $141.53 (4th)

18. South Dakota

Usage in kWh per month: 981

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.47 (30th)

Bill per month: $112.53 (24th)

19. Indiana

Usage in kWh per month: 975

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.79 (28th)

Bill per month: $114.96 (22nd)

20. Nebraska

Usage in kWh per month: 973

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.84 (41st)

Bill per month: $105.47 (33rd)

21. Washington

Usage in kWh per month: 955

Rate in cents per kWh: 9.48 (50th)

Bill per month: $90.56 (46th)

22. Idaho

Usage in kWh per month: 953

Rate in cents per kWh: 9.95 (48th)

Bill per month: $94.90 (43rd)

23. Delaware

Usage in kWh per month: 947

Rate in cents per kWh: 13.42 (16th)

Bill per month: $127.03 (10th)

24. Nevada

Usage in kWh per month: 925

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.41 (32nd)

Bill per month: $105.48 (32nd)

25. Oregon

Usage in kWh per month: 907

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.66 (42nd)

Bill per month: $96.71 (39th)

26. Kansas

Usage in kWh per month: 899

Rate in cents per kWh: 13.06 (17th)

Bill per month: $117.34 (18th)

27. Ohio

Usage in kWh per month: 891

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.47 (21st)

Bill per month: $111.15 (26th)

28. Iowa

Usage in kWh per month: 864

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.94 (27th)

Bill per month:$103.17 (35th)

29. Wyoming

Usage in kWh per month: 850

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.13 (35th)

Bill per month: $94.66 (44th)

30. Pennsylvania

Usage in kWh per month: 841

Rate in cents per kWh: 13.86 (15th)

Bill per month: $116.67 (19th)

31. Montana

Usage in kWh per month: 813

Rate in cents per kWh: 10.94 (40th)

Bill per month: $88.95 (47th)

32. Washington, DC

Usage in kWh per month: 804

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.29 (22nd)

Bill per month: 98.79 (37th)

33. Minnesota

Usage in kWh per month: 764

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.67 (18th)

Bill per month: $96.79 (38th)

34. Utah

Usage in kWh per month: 750

Rate in cents per kWh: 11.02 (37th)

Bill per month: $82.57 (50th)

35. Illinois

Usage in kWh per month: 733

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.54 (20th)

Bill per month: $91.83 (45th)

36. Connecticut

Usage in kWh per month: 711

Rate in cents per kWh: 20.01 (3rd)

Bill per month: $142.19 (3rd)

37. Colorado

Usage in kWh per month: 694

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.07 (24th)

Bill per month: $83.85 (49th)

38. New Jersey

Usage in kWh per month: 691

Rate in cents per kWh: 15.72 (11th)

Bill per month: $108.58 (29th)

39. Wisconsin

Usage in kWh per month: 683

Rate in cents per kWh: 14.07 (14th)

Bill per month: $96.08 (40th)

40. Michigan

Usage in kWh per month: 668

Rate in cents per kWh: 15.22 (12th)

Bill per month: $101.64 (36th)

41. New Mexico

Usage in kWh per month: 631

Rate in cents per kWh: 12.03 (25th)

Bill per month: $75.96 (51st)

42. New Hampshire

Usage in kWh per month: 604

Rate in cents per kWh: 18.38 (6th)

Bill per month: $110.95 (27th)

43. Massachusetts

Usage in kWh per month: 599

Rate in cents per kWh: 19.00 (4th)

Bill per month: $113.77 (23rd)

44. New York

Usage in kWh per month: 595

Rate in cents per kWh: 17.58 (7th)

Bill per month: 104.58 (34th)

45. Alaska

Usage in kWh per month: 590

Rate in cents per kWh: 20.30 (2nd)

Bill per month: $119.84 (16th)

46. Rhode Island

Usage in kWh per month: 586

Rate in cents per kWh: 18.62 (5th)

Bill per month: $109.02 (28th)

47. Vermont

Usage in kWh per month: 549

Rate in cents per kWh: 17.37 (9th)

Bill per month: 95.20 (42nd)

48. California

Usage in kWh per month: 547

Rate in cents per kWh: 17.39 (8th)

Bill per month: $95.20 (42nd)

49. Maine

Usage in kWh per month: 546

Rate in cents per kWh: 15.83 (10th)

Bill per month: $86.48 (48th)

50. Hawaii

Usage in kWh per month: 505

Rate in cents per kWh: 27.47 (1st)

Bill per month: $138.73 (5th)

As a New York resident, you’ll notice we have one of the highest electricity rates in the country. To keep your bills down, you need efficient appliances, lighting, and wiring. At Lon Lockwood Electric, we can help Webster, New York residents maintain a safe, efficient, and reliable system for lower electricity usage.

To schedule residential electrical services in the eastern Rochester area, please contact us today at 585-766-4702.