Table 1500. Composition of consumer unit: Shares of average annual expenditures and characteristics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1989 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | Husband and wife consumer units | | | | | _________________________________________________________ | | | | | | Single | Total | | Husband and wife with children | Other | One | person |husband| | |husband| parent, |and other _________________________________ Item | and |Husband| | | | | and |at least | consu- | wife | and | Total | | | | wife |one child| mer |consu- | wife |husband |Oldest |Oldest | Oldest |consu- |under 18 | units | mer | only |and wife| child | child |child 18| mer | | | units | | with |under 6|6 to 17|or over | units | | | | |children| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | | Number of consumer units (in thousands).........| 52,728| 20,883| 28,271 | 6,265| 13,721| 8,285 | 3,574| 5,561 | 37,528 | | | | | | | | | Consumer unit characteristics: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Income before taxes 1/........................|\$40,913|\$37,183|\$43,576 |\$37,601|\$43,486|\$48,660 |\$42,171| \$17,416 | \$20,260 Income after taxes 1/.........................| 37,144| 33,507| 39,678 | 34,288| 39,648| 44,175 | 38,869| 16,458 | 18,481 Average number of persons in consumer unit....| 3.2| 2.0| 3.9 | 3.5| 4.1| 3.9 | 4.9| 2.9 | 1.6 Age of reference person.......................| 47.4| 56.1| 40.9 | 30.7| 38.8| 51.9 | 47.9| 35.3 | 48.7 | | | | | | | | | Average number in consumer unit: | | | | | | | | | Earners.....................................| 1.8| 1.2| 2.1 | 1.7| 1.9| 2.7 | 2.4| 1.0 | .9 Vehicles....................................| 2.6| 2.3| 2.9 | 2.2| 2.7| 3.6 | 2.9| 1.0 | 1.3 Children under 18...........................| .9| n.a. | 1.5 | 1.5| 2.1| .6 | 1.6| 1.8 | .2 Persons 65 and over.........................| .3| .7| .1 | (2) | (3) | .2 | .5| (3) | .3 | | | | | | | | | Percent distribution: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sex of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Male......................................| 88| 88| 89 | 87| 89| 91 | 85| 13 | 43 Female....................................| 12| 12| 11 | 13| 11| 9 | 15| 87 | 57 | | | | | | | | | Housing tenure: | | | | | | | | | Percent homeowner.........................| 78| 80| 77 | 64| 77| 89 | 77| 34 | 44 Homeowner with mortgage.................| 53| 38| 63 | 58| 66| 63 | 56| 27 | 21 Homeowner without mortgage..............| 26| 43| 14 | 6| 11| 26 | 21| 7 | 24 Renter....................................| 22| 20| 23 | 36| 23| 11 | 23| 66 | 56 | | | | | | | | | Race of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Black.....................................| 6| 4| 6 | 5| 7| 6 | 18| 32 | 13 White and other...........................| 94| 96| 94 | 95| 93| 94 | 82| 68 | 87 | | | | | | | | | Education of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Elementary (1-8)..........................| 10| 15| 5 | 2| 5| 9 | 12| 8 | 13 High school (9-12)........................| 44| 41| 45 | 45| 42| 48 | 50| 52 | 41 College...................................| 46| 44| 49 | 53| 53| 42 | 36| 39 | 46 Never attended and other..................| 1| 1| (4) | (4) | (4) | 1 | 1| (4) | 1 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | At least one vehicle owned..................| 96| 96| 97 | 95| 97| 98 | 96| 67 | 76 | | | | | | | | | Average annual expenditures.....................|\$34,826|\$30,604|\$37,580 |\$33,791|\$37,644|\$40,433 |\$37,705| \$19,186 | \$19,085 | | | | | | | | | Food..........................................| 14.9| 14.3| 15.1 | 13.7| 15.6| 15.4 | 16.8| 17.8 | 14.2 Food at home................................| 8.7| 7.9| 8.9 | 8.5| 9.2| 8.7 | 11.4| 11.6 | 7.6 Cereals and bakery products...............| 1.3| 1.2| 1.4 | 1.2| 1.5| 1.3 | 1.7| 1.8 | 1.1 Cereals and cereal products.............| .5| .4| .5 | .5| .6| .5 | .6| .8 | .4 Bakery products.........................| .8| .8| .8 | .8| .9| .8 | 1.0| 1.0 | .7 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs............| 2.2| 2.0| 2.3 | 2.0| 2.3| 2.5 | 2.9| 3.0 | 1.9 Beef....................................| .8| .6| .8 | .7| .8| .9 | 1.0| .9 | .6 Pork....................................| .4| .4| .4 | .4| .4| .5 | .5| .6 | .4 Other meats.............................| .3| .3| .3 | .3| .4| .4 | .5| .4 | .3 Poultry.................................| .4| .3| .4 | .3| .3| .4 | .4| .5 | .3 Fish and seafood........................| .3| .3| .2 | .2| .2| .3 | .4| .3 | .2 Eggs....................................| .1| .1| .1 | .1| .1| .1 | .2| .2 | .1 | | | | | | | | | Dairy products............................| 1.1| 1.0| 1.1 | 1.2| 1.2| 1.0 | 1.5| 1.5 | 1.0 Fresh milk and cream....................| .5| .4| .6 | .6| .6| .5 | .8| .8 | .5 Other dairy products....................| .6| .5| .6 | .6| .6| .5 | .7| .7 | .5 Fruits and vegetables.....................| 1.5| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.4| 1.4| 1.4 | 1.9| 1.9 | 1.4 Fresh fruits............................| .5| .5| .4 | .4| .4| .4 | .6| .5 | .4 Fresh vegetables........................| .5| .5| .4 | .4| .4| .5 | .6| .6 | .4 Processed fruits........................| .3| .3| .3 | .4| .3| .3 | .4| .5 | .3 Processed vegetables....................| .2| .2| .2 | .3| .3| .2 | .3| .3 | .2 | | | | | | | | | Other food at home........................| 2.6| 2.2| 2.7 | 2.7| 2.8| 2.5 | 3.4| 3.4 | 2.3 Sugar and other sweets..................| .3| .3| .3 | .3| .4| .3 | .4| .4 | .3 Fats and oils...........................| .2| .2| .2 | .2| .2| .2 | .3| .3 | .2 Miscellaneous foods.....................| 1.1| .9| 1.2 | 1.4| 1.3| 1.1 | 1.6| 1.6 | 1.0 Nonalcoholic beverages..................| .8| .7| .8 | .7| .8| .8 | 1.0| 1.0 | .7 Food prepared by consumer unit | | | | | | | | | on out-of-town trips...................| .1| .2| .1 | .1| .1| .1 | .1| (3) | .1 Food away from home.........................| 6.2| 6.5| 6.2 | 5.2| 6.3| 6.6 | 5.4| 6.2 | 6.5 | | | | | | | | | Alcoholic beverages...........................| .8| 1.0| .8 | .9| .7| .8 | .9| .7 | 1.5 | | | | | | | | | Housing.......................................| 30.0| 30.5| 29.9 | 34.4| 30.4| 26.1 | 28.8| 35.8 | 32.7 | | | | | | | | | Shelter.....................................| 16.4| 16.6| 16.3 | 18.2| 17.1| 13.8 | 15.3| 19.7 | 19.8 Owned dwellings...........................| 11.3| 10.9| 11.7 | 12.4| 12.3| 10.5 | 9.9| 7.9 | 7.9 Mortgage interest.......................| 7.1| 5.6| 8.1 | 9.6| 8.9| 5.9 | 6.9| 5.7 | 4.1 Property taxes..........................| 2.3| 2.6| 2.1 | 1.6| 2.0| 2.7 | 1.8| .9 | 1.7 Maintenance, repairs, insurance, | | | | | | | | | other expenses.........................| 1.9| 2.7| 1.5 | 1.1| 1.4| 1.9 | 1.2| 1.2 | 2.1 Rented dwellings..........................| 3.1| 3.3| 3.0 | 4.9| 3.2| 1.4 | 3.4| 11.0 | 10.4 Other lodging.............................| 1.9| 2.4| 1.6 | 1.0| 1.6| 2.0 | 1.9| .9 | 1.4 | | | | | | | | | Utilities, fuels, and public services.......| 6.3| 6.4| 6.2 | 5.7| 6.1| 6.5 | 7.1| 8.4 | 7.1 Natural gas...............................| .8| .9| .8 | .7| .8| .8 | 1.0| 1.2 | 1.0 Electricity...............................| 2.6| 2.6| 2.6 | 2.4| 2.6| 2.7 | 2.7| 3.4 | 2.7 Fuel oil and other fuels..................| .4| .4| .3 | .3| .3| .3 | .3| .3 | .4 Telephone.................................| 1.8| 1.9| 1.8 | 1.8| 1.7| 1.9 | 2.2| 2.8 | 2.5 Water and other public services...........| .7| .7| .7 | .6| .7| .7 | .8| .8 | .6 Household operations........................| 1.8| 1.2| 2.1 | 4.4| 1.9| .9 | 1.6| 3.0 | 1.2 Personal services.........................| .9| .1| 1.4 | 3.7| 1.2| .2 | .7| 2.1 | .3 Other household expenses..................| .9| 1.1| .7 | .7| .8| .7 | .9| .8 | .8 | | | | | | | | | Housekeeping supplies.......................| 1.5| 1.6| 1.4 | 1.6| 1.4| 1.4 | 1.4| 1.5 | 1.2 Laundry and cleaning supplies.............| .4| .3| .4 | .4| .4| .4 | .5| .6 | .3 Other household products..................| .7| .7| .6 | .6| .6| .6 | .5| .5 | .4 Postage and stationery....................| .4| .5| .4 | .6| .3| .4 | .4| .4 | .4 Household furnishings and equipment.........| 4.1| 4.7| 3.9 | 4.4| 3.9| 3.5 | 3.4| 3.2 | 3.4 Household textiles........................| .4| .5| .4 | .5| .3| .5 | .4| .4 | .2 Furniture.................................| 1.2| 1.1| 1.1 | 1.4| 1.2| .9 | 1.3| 1.0 | 1.1 Floor coverings...........................| .3| .3| .3 | .2| .3| .3 | .1| 5/.1 | .2 Major appliances..........................| .6| .7| .5 | .5| .5| .5 | .5| .5 | .5 Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares| .3| .3| .2 | .3| .2| .3 | .2| .2 | .2 Miscellaneous household equipment.........| 1.4| 1.7| 1.3 | 1.5| 1.4| 1.1 | .8| 1.1 | 1.3 | | | | | | | | | Apparel and services..........................| 5.6| 5.4| 5.7 | 5.7| 5.9| 5.3 | 5.2| 7.9 | 5.7 Men and boys................................| 1.5| 1.3| 1.6 | 1.6| 1.6| 1.6 | 1.1| 1.4 | 1.3 Men, 16 and over..........................| 1.2| 1.2| 1.2 | 1.3| 1.0| 1.4 | .9| .6 | 1.2 Boys, 2 to 15.............................| .3| .1| .4 | .3| .6| .1 | .3| .8 | .1 Women and girls.............................| 2.2| 2.4| 2.1 | 1.6| 2.4| 2.1 | 1.9| 4.0 | 2.5 Women, 16 and over........................| 1.8| 2.3| 1.6 | 1.2| 1.6| 1.9 | 1.6| 3.1 | 2.3 Girls, 2 to 15............................| .4| .1| .5 | .4| .8| .2 | .3| .9 | .1 Children under 2............................| .3| .1| .4 | 1.2| .2| .1 | .5| .3 | .2 Footwear....................................| .7| .6| .7 | .6| .8| .6 | .6| 1.1 | .7 Other apparel products and services.........| .9| 1.0| .9 | .8| .9| 1.0 | .9| 1.1 | 1.1 | | | | | | | | | Transportation................................| 19.3| 18.5| 19.5 | 18.8| 18.6| 21.4 | 20.5| 16.0 | 17.6 Vehicle purchases (net outlay)..............| 8.7| 8.0| 9.1 | 9.2| 8.7| 9.6 | 9.7| 7.3 | 7.2 Cars and trucks, new......................| 4.7| 4.5| 4.8 | 3.9| 4.8| 5.2 | 5.8| 3.8 | 3.6 Cars and trucks, used.....................| 3.9| 3.5| 4.2 | 5.2| 3.8| 4.2 | 3.9| 3.3 | 3.5 Other vehicles............................| .1| (3) | .1 | (3) | .1| .1 | 5/.1| 5/.2 | .1 Gasoline and motor oil......................| 3.6| 3.5| 3.7 | 3.3| 3.6| 4.2 | 3.8| 2.9 | 3.4 Other vehicle expenses......................| 6.0| 5.9| 6.0 | 5.8| 5.6| 6.7 | 6.0| 4.8 | 5.8 Vehicle finance charges...................| 1.1| 1.0| 1.2 | 1.3| 1.2| 1.3 | 1.3| .9 | 1.0 Maintenance and repairs...................| 2.0| 2.0| 2.0 | 2.0| 1.9| 2.1 | 2.1| 1.6 | 2.1 Vehicle insurance.........................| 2.1| 2.1| 2.1 | 1.9| 1.8| 2.7 | 2.0| 1.6 | 2.1 Vehicle rental, licenses, other charges...| .7| .8| .7 | .7| .7| .7 | .6| .7 | .6 Public transportation.......................| .9| 1.2| .8 | .5| .7| .9 | 1.0| 1.0 | 1.3 | | | | | | | | | Health care...................................| 5.1| 6.5| 4.2 | 4.0| 4.2| 4.4 | 5.4| 3.5 | 5.2 Health insurance............................| 1.9| 2.7| 1.5 | 1.4| 1.4| 1.7 | 1.9| 1.2 | 2.0 Medical services............................| 2.0| 2.2| 1.9 | 1.8| 2.0| 1.7 | 2.3| 1.5 | 1.9 Drugs.......................................| .9| 1.3| .6 | .6| .5| .7 | 1.0| .6 | .9 Medical supplies............................| .3| .3| .3 | .1| .3| .3 | .3| .2 | .4 | | | | | | | | | Entertainment.................................| 5.4| 4.6| 5.9 | 5.7| 5.8| 6.2 | 5.4| 4.7 | 4.5 Fees and admissions.........................| 1.4| 1.4| 1.4 | .9| 1.6| 1.4 | 1.2| 1.2 | 1.3 Television, radios, sound equipment.........| 1.5| 1.3| 1.6 | 1.6| 1.7| 1.3 | 1.5| 1.9 | 1.6 Pets, toys, and playground equipment........| .9| .9| 1.0 | 1.2| 1.1| .8 | .7| 1.1 | .7 Other entertainment supplies, equipment, | | | | | | | | | and services...............................| 1.6| 1.0| 1.9 | 1.9| 1.4| 2.7 | 1.9| .5 | .8 | | | | | | | | | Personal care products and services...........| 1.3| 1.3| 1.2 | 1.2| 1.2| 1.3 | 1.2| 1.6 | 1.4 | | | | | | | | | Reading.......................................| .5| .6| .5 | .5| .5| .5 | .5| .5 | .6 | | | | | | | | | Education.....................................| 1.2| 0.6| 1.6 | 0.4| 1.5| 2.5 | 1.2| 1.0 | 1.6 | | | | | | | | | Tobacco products and smoking supplies.........| .8| .8| .8 | .8| .8| .9 | 1.0| 1.0 | 1.2 | | | | | | | | | Miscellaneous.................................| 2.1| 2.1| 2.1 | 1.7| 2.2| 2.2 | 2.4| 2.5 | 2.8 | | | | | | | | | Cash contributions............................| 3.2| 4.5| 2.5 | 1.6| 2.3| 3.3 | 2.6| 1.2 | 3.6 | | | | | | | | | Personal insurance and pensions...............| 9.6| 9.1| 10.1 | 10.6| 10.2| 9.8 | 8.2| 6.1 | 7.5 Life and other personal insurance...........| 1.4| 1.5| 1.3 | 1.3| 1.3| 1.4 | 1.3| .8 | .9 Pensions and Social Security................| 8.2| 7.6| 8.8 | 9.3| 8.8| 8.4 | 6.9| 5.3 | 6.6 | | | | | | | | | Sources of income and personal taxes: 1/ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Money income before taxes.....................|\$40,913|\$37,183|\$43,576 |\$37,601|\$43,486|\$48,660 |\$42,171| \$17,416 | \$20,260 Wages and salaries..........................| 76.3| 61.5| 85.6 | 89.0| 86.5| 81.9 | 78.3| 73.3 | 68.8 Self-employment income......................| 8.9| 9.8| 8.7 | 7.8| 9.5| 8.1 | 6.0| 3.4 | 6.4 Social Security, private and government | | | | | | | | | retirement.................................| 9.7| 20.9| 2.5 | .3| 1.1| 6.2 | 10.2| 3.8 | 14.7 Interest, dividends, rental income, other | | | | | | | | | property income............................| 3.5| 6.6| 1.6 | 1.0| 1.3| 2.3 | 3.0| 2.1 | 5.6 Unemployment and workers' compensation, | | | | | | | | | veterans' benefits.........................| .6| .7| .6 | .5| .7| .4 | .7| .6 | .8 Public assistance, supplemental security | | | | | | | | | income, food stamps........................| .3| .2| .4 | .5| .3| .3 | .9| 9.4 | 1.5 Regular contributions for support...........| .3| .2| .4 | .8| .4| .2 | .5| 6.8 | 1.6 Other income................................| .2| .2| .3 | .2| .2| .5 | .3| .5 | .7 | | | | | | | | | Personal taxes................................| 9.2| 9.9| 8.9 | 8.8| 8.8| 9.2 | 7.8| 5.5 | 8.8 Federal income taxes........................| 7.3| 8.1| 7.0 | 7.1| 6.9| 7.1 | 6.1| 4.1 | 6.9 State and local income taxes................| 1.7| 1.6| 1.8 | 1.6| 1.7| 2.0 | 1.6| 1.2 | 1.7 Other taxes.................................| .2| .2| .2 | .1| .2| .1 | .2| .2 | .2 | | | | | | | | | Income after taxes............................| 90.8| 90.1| 91.1 | 91.2| 91.2| 90.8 | 92.2| 94.5 | 91.2 | | | | | | | | | _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1/ Components of income and taxes are derived from "complete income reporters" only; see glossary. 2/ No data reported. 3/ Value less than 0.05. 4/ Value less than 0.5. 5/ Data are likely to have large sampling errors. n.a. Not applicable.