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Uber Now Covers More Than 55 Percent of U.S. Population

by Jacob Kleinman | August 28, 2014August 28, 2014 7:00 pm PST


Uber is firing on all cylinders these days as it rolls out new features, expands around the world and keeps poaching drivers from its biggest competitor Lyft. Today the company shared an update on its goal of coating the entire nation with black cars, announcing that it has expanded to more than 200 cities around the globe.

In total, Uber now covers 205 cities in 45 countries around the world. The company has hit its fair share of speed bumps along the way for sure, but it’s not showing any sign of slowing down in its race towards total domination. In fact, just earlier today the service rolled out to 24 new markets in the U.S., where it now covers more than 55 percent of the U.S. population in more than 100 cities.

What’s next for Uber? Continued growth. The company said there are still 45 out of the world’s most populous cities without Uber service, and you can bet those are on the company’s radar. Uber likely won’t be satisfied until everyone in the world can hail a car from their smartphone, and even jokes that with six continents already covered it has its eyes on Antarctica next. We’re also curious to see Uber’s promised carpooling service UberPool come to fruition, though for now we’ll be happy as long as our driver doesn’t end up involved in a high speed police chase.

Hit the source to find out the 24 new U.S. markets that are active as of today.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...