Consumer Expenditure Survey Data Table for the West Region and Metropolitan Areas (PDF)

Table 24. Selected western metropolitan statistical areas: Average annual expenditures and characteristics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2010-2011
Item All consumer units in the West Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Seattle Phoenix

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

27,588 5,660 3,027 1,177 1,930 1,540
Consumer unit characteristics

Income before taxes

$67,707 $69,164 $95,724 $81,296 $79,155 $55,667

Age of reference person

48.5 48.3 48.0 47.2 46.9 46.8
Average number in consumer unit

Persons

2.6 2.9 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.5

Children under 18

0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8

Persons 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3

Earners

1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2

Vehicles

2.0 1.8 1.9 1.7 2.3 1.8
Home ownership

Percent homeowner

59 50 53 50 61 63
Average annual expenditures

Average annual expenditures

$54,112 $54,321 $71,613 $53,031 $61,773 $49,662

Food

6,997 7,148 8,260 5,861 6,951 6,433

Food at home

4,042 3,959 4,301 3,150 3,796 3,789

Cereals and bakery products

536 497 567 376 542 532

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

847 903 895 643 738 731

Dairy products

428 401 424 319 407 355

Fruits and vegetables

802 856 991 656 672 650

Other food at home

1,429 1,302 1,424 1,156 1,436 1,520

Food away from home

2,955 3,189 3,959 2,712 3,156 2,645

Alcoholic beverages

553 611 699 660 726 548

Housing

19,208 20,435 26,990 21,639 21,557 16,641

Shelter

12,215 13,773 19,182 15,210 13,612 9,235

Owned dwellings

7,235 6,808 11,051 8,075 8,557 5,879

Rented dwellings

4,212 6,235 6,594 6,694 3,631 2,772

Other lodging

768 731 1,537 441 1,424 584

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,360 3,150 3,318 3,251 3,630 3,832

Household operations

1,327 1,447 2,201 1,210 1,677 1,098

Housekeeping supplies

633 644 604 488 688 762

Household furnishings and equipment

1,673 1,420 1,684 1,480 1,951 1,714

Apparel and services

1,928 2,234 2,123 1,871 1,920 2,348

Transportation

8,303 8,784 9,348 7,900 9,485 8,372

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,584 2,464 2,351 2,106 3,390 3,046

Gasoline and motor oil

2,379 2,615 2,340 2,673 2,411 2,409

Other vehicle expenses

2,668 3,079 3,417 2,651 2,502 2,546

Public transportation

673 626 1,241 469 1,182 371

Healthcare

3,240 2,475 3,759 2,668 3,681 2,566

Entertainment

2,771 2,343 3,328 2,385 3,848 3,692

Personal care products and services

697 712 789 664 852 510

Reading

126 95 186 87 183 94

Education

1,156 1,388 1,985 667 1,552 407

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

267 160 180 176 322 454

Miscellaneous

996 731 1,307 618 1,117 942

Cash contributions

1,850 1,308 2,476 1,320 2,292 1,621

Personal insurance and pensions

6,020 5,896 10,181 6,517 7,285 5,034

Life and other personal insurance

281 235 307 138 390 185

Pensions and Social Security

5,739 5,661 9,874 6,379 6,895 4,849

Additional Data Available

A more detailed listing of CE results can be obtained from the BLS Internet site www.bls.gov/cex/ in text, PDF, and Excel formats. For personal assistance or further information on the Consumer Expenditure Survey, as well as other Bureau programs, contact the Mid-Atlantic Information Office at 215-597-3282.

 

Last Modified Date: October 9, 2012