Cities with the most American car brands

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With Independence Day upon us, looked at car registrations to determine which cities had the biggest numbers of domestic cars.

Using data from Polk Automotive, Edmunds analyzed the cities with the highest share of domestic cars sold in the past 1,776 days. To determine its list of domestic cars, Edmunds used the models from Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, as well as Tesla.

The analysis revealed that Michigan cities ranked most patriotic, with 6 cities in the top 10.

Here’s how the 10 most patriotic cities played out:

Cities with the most domestic cars
City Percent of US-brand autos*
Alpena, Michigan 91.8%
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan 88.4%
Glendive, Montana 85.3%
Detroit 84.3%
Traverse City-Cadillac, Michigan 77.7%
Marquette, Michigan 74.3%
Lansing, Michigan 73.2%
Minot-Bismarck-Dickinson, North Dakota 73%
Great Falls, Montana 72.6%
Sioux City, Iowa 71.3%

*Based on an analysis of Polk registration data from July 2011 to April 2016

“The automotive industry has been a mainstay of the American economy and a part of the country’s identity throughout history,” said Director of Industry Analysis Jessica Caldwell. “Identifying these cities as the ‘most patriotic’ based on American nameplates is our lighthearted way to recognize the legacy of these brands.”

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Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.