CE Tables

This page provides links to tables with expenditure and income data calculated by the Consumer Expenditure Survey. Some tables provide population means (as opposed to means of those reporting), percent shares, and variance measures (Standard Error and Coefficient of Variation). Other tables present aggregate expenditures and income and related aggregate percent shares. The tables first provide the most recent data and the links to tables for selected historical time periods.

CE provides these tables in two sections. The first contains tables that we produce regularly and the second provides experimental tables that have recently been developed.

Regular Tables present data in these categories:
  • Annual calendar year tables provide annual means, shares, and variance measures; or aggregate expenditures and shares for one year by sixteen specific socio-economic household characteristics.
  • Midyear tables provide data similar to the Annual Calendar Year tables for time periods stretching from the 3rd quarter of the previous year through the 2nd quarter of the current year.
  • Multi-year tables provide annual means for a selection of years.
  • Cross-tabulated tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data categorized by two socio-economic characteristics. (e.g. age and income)
  • Metropolitan statistical area tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data for selected metropolitan statistical areas organized by region. (e.g. New York City or Los Angeles)
  • Region tables and area tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data by region (e.g. Northeast, Midwest, South, West) and by population size of area of residence.
  • High-income tables provide annual means averaged over two years from 1997-98 to 2001-02 similar to the Higher income before taxes table available among the Annual Calendar Year tables.
Experimental tables provide annual means for new classifications of expenditures or socio-economic characteristics. Currently, CE provides three experimental tables.

Annual Calendar Year Tables

We publish annual calendar year tables in two series: Average expenditure, share, and standard error tables
  • Age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Composition of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Deciles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Highest education level of any member — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Higher income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Housing tenure and type of area — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Number of earners in consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Occupation of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Population size of area of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Quintiles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Race of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Size of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
Aggregate expenditure share tables
  • Age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Composition of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Deciles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Highest education level of any member — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Higher income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Housing tenure and type of area — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Number of earners in consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Occupation of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Quintiles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Race of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Size of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)

Midyear Tables

Below are the mid-year tables with average expenditures, shares, and standard errors for the current period (July 2014 - June 2015); for tables covering July 2011 forward see historical tables.
  • Age of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Composition of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Deciles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Highest education level of any member — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Higher income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Housing tenure and type of area — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Number of earners in consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Occupation of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Quintiles of income before taxes — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Race of reference person — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Size of consumer unit — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected age of reference person — (PDF) (XLS)

MULTIYEAR TABLES

Below are the tables for the current period (2013 - 2014); for tables covering 1984 forward, see historical tables.
  • 2013-2014 Multiyear table — (PDF) (XLSX)

CURRENT CROSS-TABULATED TABLES

Below are the tables for the current period (2013 - 2014); for tables covering 1986-1987 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data.

Age of reference person by income before taxes

Age of reference person by region of residence

Region of residence by income before taxes

Size of consumer unit by income before taxes

Size of consumer unit by age of reference person

Singles by income before taxes

Singles by age of reference person

METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS TABLES

Below are the tables for the current period (2013 - 2014); for tables covering 1972-1973 and 1986-1987 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data. Due to changes in the CE sample about every ten years, the number of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for which survey estimates are available will change. CE estimates are available for 26 selected MSAs from 1986 to 1995, for 28 MSAs from 1996 to 2004, for 24 MSAs in 2005, and for 18 MSAs from 2006 onward.

  • Selected Midwestern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Northeastern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Southern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Western MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)

REGION TABLES AND AREA TABLES

Below are the tables for the current period (2013 - 2014); for tables covering 1987-1988 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data.
  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Population size of area of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)

HIGH-INCOME TABLES

The high-income-before-taxes table has been replaced by the higher-income-before-taxes table under Standard Tables in 2003. The new table includes additional high income ranges.

The discontinued high income tables below contain expenditure data classified by income ranges. Two-year tables from 1997-98 through 2001-02 are available below in either ASCII text format (TXT) or portable document format (PDF).

2001-02 High Income table — (TXT) (PDF 28K)

2000-01 High Income table — (TXT) (PDF 28K)

1999-2000 High Income table — (TXT) (PDF 28K)

1998-99 High Income table — (TXT) (PDF 27K)

1997-98 High Income table — (TXT) (PDF 27K)

To download or view the PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be obtained from the Adobe Acrobat Web site free of charge.

 

Last Modified Date: May 31, 2016