Table 1500. Composition of consumer unit: Shares of average annual expenditures and sources of income, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1996 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | 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).........| 54,679| 22,717| 27,832 | 5,542| 14,390| 7,900 | 4,131| 6,538 | 42,994 | | | | | | | | | Consumer unit characteristics: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Income before taxes 1/........................|\$50,616|\$45,355|\$55,294 |\$53,847|\$53,637|\$59,342 |\$48,205| \$21,314 | \$24,690 Income after taxes 1/.........................| 46,215| 41,116| 50,584 | 49,241| 48,995| 54,434 | 44,970| 20,525 | 22,754 Age of reference person.......................| 48.1| 56.1| 41.5 | 31.8| 39.4| 51.9 | 48.8| 36.6 | 48.9 | | | | | | | | | Average number in consumer unit: | | | | | | | | | Persons.....................................| 3.2| 2.0| 4.0 | 3.5| 4.2| 3.9 | 4.9| 3.0 | 1.6 Children under 18...........................| .9| n.a. | 1.6 | 1.5| 2.2| .6 | 1.5| 1.9 | .2 Persons 65 and over.........................| .3| .7| .1 | (2) | (2) | .2 | .5| (2) | .3 Earners.....................................| 1.7| 1.2| 2.1 | 1.7| 1.9| 2.6 | 2.4| 1.0 | .9 Vehicles....................................| 2.5| 2.3| 2.7 | 2.1| 2.5| 3.3 | 2.7| 1.1 | 1.2 | | | | | | | | | Percent distribution: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sex of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Male......................................| 81| 83| 81 | 74| 80| 86 | 75| 12 | 40 Female....................................| 19| 17| 19 | 26| 20| 14 | 25| 88 | 60 | | | | | | | | | Housing tenure: | | | | | | | | | Homeowner.................................| 80| 83| 78 | 68| 76| 87 | 76| 34 | 48 With mortgage...........................| 52| 38| 63 | 63| 65| 60 | 53| 25 | 21 Without mortgage........................| 28| 45| 14 | 6| 11| 27 | 23| 9 | 26 Renter....................................| 20| 17| 22 | 32| 24| 13 | 24| 66 | 52 | | | | | | | | | Race of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Black.....................................| 7| 5| 8 | 6| 8| 10 | 14| 35 | 14 White and other...........................| 93| 95| 92 | 94| 92| 90 | 86| 65 | 86 | | | | | | | | | Education of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Elementary (1-8)..........................| 7| 8| 5 | 2| 5| 9 | 14| 6 | 9 High school (9-12)........................| 40| 39| 39 | 35| 40| 41 | 46| 55 | 41 College...................................| 53| 52| 55 | 63| 56| 50 | 39| 39 | 49 Never attended and other..................| (3) | (3) | (3) | (4) | (4) | (3) | 1| (3) | 1 | | | | | | | | | At least one vehicle owned..................| 94| 94| 95 | 93| 95| 96 | 93| 70 | 75 | | | | | | | | | Average annual expenditures.....................|\$43,036|\$38,277|\$46,180 |\$43,616|\$46,476|\$47,361 |\$48,134| \$24,953 | \$23,264 | | | | | | | | | Food..........................................| 13.8| 12.8| 14.2 | 11.7| 15.0| 14.2 | 15.8| 15.7 | 13.5 Food at home................................| 8.5| 7.5| 8.9 | 7.7| 9.3| 8.7 | 10.5| 10.5 | 8.1 Cereals and bakery products...............| 1.3| 1.1| 1.4 | 1.1| 1.6| 1.3 | 1.5| 1.7 | 1.2 Cereals and cereal products.............| .5| .4| .5 | .4| .6| .5 | .6| .8 | .5 Bakery products.........................| .9| .8| .9 | .7| 1.0| .9 | .9| .9 | .8 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs............| 2.2| 1.9| 2.2 | 1.8| 2.3| 2.4 | 3.0| 3.0 | 2.1 Beef....................................| .6| .5| .7 | .5| .7| .7 | 1.0| .9 | .6 Pork....................................| .4| .4| .5 | .4| .5| .5 | .6| .6 | .5 Other meats.............................| .3| .3| .3 | .2| .3| .4 | .4| .4 | .3 Poultry.................................| .4| .4| .4 | .4| .4| .5 | .6| .6 | .4 Fish and seafood........................| .3| .3| .3 | .2| .3| .3 | .3| .3 | .2 Eggs....................................| .1| .1| .1 | .1| .1| .1 | .1| .1 | .1 | | | | | | | | | Dairy products............................| .9| .8| 1.0 | .9| 1.0| .9 | 1.2| 1.1 | .9 Fresh milk and cream....................| .4| .3| .4 | .4| .5| .4 | .5| .5 | .4 Other dairy products....................| .5| .5| .6 | .5| .6| .5 | .6| .6 | .5 Fruits and vegetables.....................| 1.5| 1.4| 1.5 | 1.3| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.8| 1.5 | 1.4 Fresh fruits............................| .5| .5| .5 | .4| .5| .5 | .6| .4 | .4 Fresh vegetables........................| .4| .4| .4 | .3| .5| .4 | .6| .5 | .4 Processed fruits........................| .3| .3| .3 | .3| .3| .3 | .4| .4 | .3 Processed vegetables....................| .2| .2| .2 | .2| .3| .2 | .3| .3 | .2 | | | | | | | | | Other food at home........................| 2.6| 2.3| 2.8 | 2.6| 2.9| 2.6 | 3.0| 3.2 | 2.5 Sugar and other sweets..................| .3| .3| .3 | .3| .4| .3 | .4| .4 | .3 Fats and oils...........................| .2| .2| .2 | .2| .2| .3 | .3| .3 | .2 Miscellaneous foods.....................| 1.2| .9| 1.3 | 1.4| 1.3| 1.1 | 1.4| 1.4 | 1.1 Nonalcoholic beverages..................| .7| .6| .8 | .6| .8| .8 | .8| .9 | .8 Food prepared by consumer unit | | | | | | | | | on out-of-town trips...................| .2| .2| .1 | .1| .1| .1 | .2| .1 | .1 Food away from home.........................| 5.3| 5.4| 5.3 | 4.0| 5.7| 5.5 | 5.3| 5.3 | 5.5 | | | | | | | | | Alcoholic beverages...........................| .8| 1.0| .7 | .6| .7| .7 | .6| .6 | 1.3 | | | | | | | | | Housing.......................................| 30.6| 30.4| 30.9 | 36.4| 30.8| 27.5 | 29.8| 35.8 | 34.1 | | | | | | | | | Shelter.....................................| 16.8| 16.2| 17.3 | 20.0| 17.8| 14.9 | 15.7| 19.9 | 20.4 Owned dwellings...........................| 12.3| 11.5| 13.0 | 14.3| 13.4| 11.6 | 11.3| 7.3 | 9.2 Mortgage interest and charges...........| 7.1| 5.3| 8.4 | 9.9| 8.8| 6.6 | 6.9| 4.6 | 4.6 Property taxes..........................| 3.0| 3.4| 2.9 | 2.9| 2.8| 3.0 | 2.3| 1.7 | 2.4 Maintenance, repairs, insurance, | | | | | | | | | other expenses.........................| 2.2| 2.8| 1.8 | 1.5| 1.8| 2.0 | 2.1| 1.1 | 2.3 Rented dwellings..........................| 3.1| 3.0| 3.2 | 4.9| 3.4| 1.8 | 3.4| 11.6 | 10.1 Other lodging.............................| 1.3| 1.7| 1.1 | .8| 1.0| 1.5 | 1.0| .9 | 1.1 | | | | | | | | | Utilities, fuels, and public services.......| 6.5| 6.7| 6.4 | 5.9| 6.2| 7.1 | 6.7| 8.4 | 7.7 Natural gas...............................| .8| .8| .8 | .7| .8| .9 | .7| 1.1 | 1.0 Electricity...............................| 2.6| 2.7| 2.5 | 2.3| 2.5| 2.8 | 2.6| 3.3 | 2.8 Fuel oil and other fuels..................| .3| .4| .3 | .2| .3| .4 | .3| .2 | .3 Telephone services........................| 2.0| 2.0| 2.0 | 2.0| 1.9| 2.2 | 2.2| 3.1 | 2.8 Water and other public services...........| .8| .8| .8 | .7| .8| .9 | .9| .8 | .8 Household operations........................| 1.6| 1.2| 1.9 | 4.9| 1.6| .7 | 1.5| 2.1 | 1.3 Personal services.........................| .8| .1| 1.3 | 4.2| 1.0| .1 | 1.0| 1.7 | .4 Other household expenses..................| .8| 1.0| .6 | .7| .7| .6 | .5| .4 | .8 | | | | | | | | | Housekeeping supplies.......................| 1.4| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.1| 1.4| 1.5 | 1.5| 1.8 | 1.1 Laundry and cleaning supplies.............| .4| .3| .4 | .3| .4| .4 | .5| .4 | .3 Other household products..................| .7| .7| .6 | .5| .7| .6 | .6| .5 | .5 Postage and stationery....................| .4| .5| .4 | .2| .3| .5 | .3| .9 | .3 Household furnishings and equipment.........| 4.2| 4.8| 3.8 | 4.5| 3.8| 3.4 | 4.5| 3.5 | 3.5 Household textiles........................| .2| .2| .2 | .2| .2| .2 | .2| .2 | .2 Furniture.................................| 1.0| 1.1| .8 | 1.0| .8| .7 | 1.1| .9 | 1.0 Floor coverings...........................| .4| .4| .3 | .7| .3| .2 | .8| 5/.2 | .1 Major appliances..........................| .5| .6| .5 | .5| .5| .5 | .6| .4 | .4 Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares| .3| .3| .2 | .1| .3| .3 | .2| .1 | .2 Miscellaneous household equipment.........| 1.9| 2.2| 1.7 | 1.8| 1.8| 1.5 | 1.6| 1.6 | 1.6 | | | | | | | | | Apparel and services..........................| 5.1| 4.1| 5.4 | 5.0| 5.4| 5.8 | 7.7| 7.7 | 4.9 Men and boys................................| 1.3| 1.2| 1.4 | 1.2| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.8| 1.4 | 1.0 Men, 16 and over..........................| 1.0| 1.1| 1.0 | .9| .9| 1.2 | 1.5| .6 | .9 Boys, 2 to 15.............................| .3| .1| .4 | .3| .6| .2 | .4| .8 | .1 Women and girls.............................| 2.0| 1.7| 2.0 | 1.6| 2.0| 2.4 | 3.0| 3.6 | 2.2 | | | | | | | | | Women, 16 and over........................| 1.6| 1.6| 1.5 | 1.2| 1.3| 2.2 | 2.7| 2.5 | 2.1 Girls, 2 to 15............................| .3| .1| .5 | .4| .7| .2 | .3| 1.0 | .2 Children under 2............................| .3| .1| .4 | 1.2| .2| .2 | .6| .4 | .1 Footwear....................................| .8| .6| .9 | .5| 1.1| .8 | 1.4| 1.7 | .9 Other apparel products and services.........| .7| .6| .7 | .6| .6| .9 | .9| .7 | .7 | | | | | | | | | Transportation................................| 19.5| 19.3| 19.7 | 18.9| 19.0| 21.4 | 19.7| 17.1 | 17.7 Vehicle purchases (net outlay)..............| 8.8| 8.3| 9.0 | 9.1| 9.0| 8.8 | 9.4| 7.9 | 7.4 Cars and trucks, new......................| 4.0| 4.3| 3.9 | 4.3| 3.9| 3.7 | 2.9| 5/1.6 | 2.9 Cars and trucks, used.....................| 4.7| 3.9| 5.0 | 4.8| 5.0| 5.0 | 6.4| 6.3 | 4.3 Other vehicles............................| .1| (2) | .1 | (2) | .1| 5/.1 | (2) | (4) | .3 Gasoline and motor oil......................| 3.3| 3.1| 3.4 | 3.1| 3.2| 4.0 | 3.3| 2.9 | 3.1 Other vehicle expenses......................| 6.3| 6.3| 6.3 | 6.1| 5.8| 7.5 | 6.0| 4.9 | 5.8 Vehicle finance charges...................| .9| .8| 1.0 | 1.0| .9| 1.0 | .9| .6 | .7 Maintenance and repairs...................| 1.9| 1.9| 1.9 | 1.6| 1.8| 2.2 | 1.9| 1.7 | 1.9 Vehicle insurance.........................| 2.1| 2.2| 2.1 | 1.8| 1.8| 2.7 | 2.1| 1.7 | 2.0 Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, | | | | | | | | | other charges............................| 1.4| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.7| 1.2| 1.6 | 1.0| .9 | 1.2 Public transportation.......................| 1.2| 1.6| 1.0 | .7| 1.0| 1.1 | 1.0| 1.4 | 1.4 | | | | | | | | | Health care...................................| 5.4| 6.5| 4.7 | 4.6| 4.6| 5.2 | 4.6| 3.4 | 5.2 Health insurance............................| 2.5| 3.2| 2.1 | 2.1| 2.0| 2.5 | 2.1| 1.6 | 2.4 Medical services............................| 1.7| 1.8| 1.8 | 1.8| 1.8| 1.6 | 1.3| 1.1 | 1.5 Drugs.......................................| .9| 1.3| .6 | .5| .6| .8 | .9| .6 | 1.0 Medical supplies............................| .3| .3| .2 | .2| .3| .2 | .3| .2 | .3 | | | | | | | | | Entertainment.................................| 5.6| 5.9| 5.4 | 4.7| 6.1| 4.5 | 5.6| 5.0 | 5.1 Fees and admissions.........................| 1.4| 1.5| 1.5 | 1.2| 1.6| 1.3 | .9| 1.2 | 1.2 Television, radios, sound equipment.........| 1.6| 1.5| 1.6 | 1.4| 1.7| 1.7 | 1.5| 2.0 | 1.8 Pets, toys, and playground equipment........| 1.0| 1.1| 1.0 | 1.1| 1.1| .7 | 1.1| .9 | .8 Other entertainment supplies, equipment, | | | | | | | | | and services...............................| 1.5| 1.7| 1.3 | 1.1| 1.6| .9 | 2.2| .8 | 1.2 | | | | | | | | | Personal care products and services...........| 1.5| 1.5| 1.5 | 1.4| 1.5| 1.7 | 1.4| 1.9 | 1.5 | | | | | | | | | Reading.......................................| .5| .6| .4 | .4| .4| .4 | .3| .3 | .5 | | | | | | | | | Education.....................................| 1.5| 1.1| 1.8 | 0.7| 1.8| 2.6 | 1.4| 1.6 | 1.7 | | | | | | | | | Tobacco products and smoking supplies.........| .7| .6| .6 | .5| .6| .7 | .9| .8 | 1.0 | | | | | | | | | Miscellaneous.................................| 2.3| 2.8| 1.9 | 1.8| 1.8| 2.2 | 2.2| 2.7 | 3.2 | | | | | | | | | Cash contributions............................| 2.8| 3.8| 2.3 | 2.4| 2.2| 2.5 | 1.6| 1.6 | 2.9 | | | | | | | | | Personal insurance and pensions...............| 9.9| 9.6| 10.4 | 11.0| 10.2| 10.5 | 8.2| 5.8 | 7.6 Life and other personal insurance...........| 1.2| 1.3| 1.2 | 1.2| 1.1| 1.2 | 1.1| .7 | .8 Pensions and Social Security................| 8.7| 8.3| 9.3 | 9.8| 9.1| 9.3 | 7.1| 5.1 | 6.8 | | | | | | | | | Sources of income and personal taxes: 1/ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Money income before taxes.....................|\$50,616|\$45,355|\$55,294 |\$53,847|\$53,637|\$59,342 |\$48,205| \$21,314 | \$24,690 Wages and salaries..........................| 80.3| 68.8| 88.0 | 93.6| 88.9| 83.0 | 80.2| 72.7 | 71.9 Self-employment income......................| 6.5| 6.3| 6.8 | 4.6| 7.7| 6.9 | 4.7| 5.3 | 5.2 Social Security, private and government | | | | | | | | | retirement.................................| 9.9| 20.4| 2.8 | .4| 1.0| 7.2 | 11.0| 4.8 | 16.1 Interest, dividends, rental income, other | | | | | | | | | property income............................| 1.7| 3.3| .9 | .2| .8| 1.3 | .6| 1.4 | 2.7 Unemployment and workers' compensation, | | | | | | | | | veterans' benefits.........................| .5| .4| .5 | .4| .5| .8 | .8| .7 | .6 Public assistance, supplemental security | | | | | | | | | income, food stamps........................| .5| .4| .5 | .4| .6| .4 | 1.7| 9.1 | 1.7 Regular contributions for support...........| .2| .2| .2 | 5/.2| .2| .2 | .6| 5.3 | 1.1 Other income................................| .3| .3| .2 | .2| .3| .2 | .4| .6 | .7 | | | | | | | | | Personal taxes................................| 8.7| 9.3| 8.5 | 8.6| 8.7| 8.3 | 6.7| 3.7 | 7.8 Federal income taxes........................| 6.5| 6.9| 6.5 | 6.7| 6.5| 6.3 | 5.1| 2.4 | 6.0 State and local income taxes................| 1.9| 2.1| 1.8 | 1.7| 1.9| 1.7 | 1.4| 1.1 | 1.6 Other taxes.................................| .3| .4| .2 | .2| .3| .3 | .2| .2 | .3 | | | | | | | | | Income after taxes............................| 91.3| 90.7| 91.5 | 91.4| 91.3| 91.7 | 93.3| 96.3 | 92.2 | | | | | | | | | _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1/ Components of income and taxes are derived from "complete income reporters" only; see glossary. 2/ Value less than 0.05. 3/ Value less than 0.5. 4/ No data reported. 5/ Data are likely to have large sampling errors. n.a. Not applicable.