Midwest Economy - Consumer Expenditures

Average Annual Expenditures for the U.S. and Regions (1), Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2011
Item United States Northeast Midwest South West

Consumer units (in thousands)

122,287 22,538 27,107 44,901 27,741

Income before taxes

$63,685 $71,733 $60,897 $58,780 $67,810

No. of persons

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6

No. of earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3

No. of vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.0 1.9 2.0

Percent homeowner

65 64 68 68 58

Average annual expenditures

$49,705 $54,547 $47,192 $45,699 $54,745

    Percent (2)

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Food

6,458 6,799 6,236 5,980 7,188

    Percent

13.0 12.5 13.2 13.1 13.1

Housing

16,803 19,557 14,926 14,968 19,373

    Percent

33.8 35.9 31.6 32.8 35.4

Apparel and services

1,740 1,905 1,624 1,615 1,926

    Percent

3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5

Transportation

8,293 8,435 8,114 8,264 8,399

    Percent

16.7 15.5 17.2 18.1 15.3

Healthcare

3,313 3,368 3,620 3,160 3,216

    Percent

6.7 6.2 7.7 6.9 5.9

Entertainment

2,572 2,632 2,505 2,350 2,950

    Percent

5.2 4.8 5.3 5.1 5.4

Cash contributions

1,721 1,809 1,675 1,613 1,869

    Percent

3.5 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.4

Personal insurance and pensions

5,424 5,961 5,178 4,936 6,016

    Percent

10.9 10.9 11.0 10.8 11.0

All other

3,404 4,180 3,378 3,028 3,395

    Percent

6.8 7.7 7.2 6.6 6.2

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region is composed of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Midwest region is composed of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The South region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The West region is composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(2) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

Average annual expenditures for Midwest metropolitan areas, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2010-11

Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis Cleveland

Consumer units (in thousands)

3,489 2,079 1,532 1,146

Income before taxes

$76,917 $65,060 $66,789 $58,358

No. of persons

2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3

No. of earners

1.5 1.2 1.4 1.2

No. of vehicles

1.8 2.1 2.4 1.9

Percent homeowner

69 70 72 70

Average annual expenditures

$57,579 $50,487 $54,457 $45,768

    Percent (1)

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Food

7,158 6,329 6,767 5,665

    Percent

12.4 12.5 12.4 12.4

Housing

20,520 16,267 17,586 14,653

    Percent

35.6 32.2 32.3 32.0

Apparel and services

2,056 1,448 1,665 1,657

    Percent

3.6 2.9 3.1 3.6

Transportation

8,342 8,790 8,808 7,815

    Percent

14.5 17.4 16.2 17.1

Healthcare

4,085 3,178 4,008 2,849

    Percent

7.1 6.3 7.4 6.2

Entertainment

3,100 2,673 3,158 2,671

    Percent

5.4 5.3 5.8 5.8

Cash contributions

1,595 1,646 1,738 1,769

    Percent

2.8 3.3 3.2 3.9

Personal insurance and pensions

6,602 5,747 6,592 5,309

    Percent

11.5 11.4 12.1 11.6

All other

4,121 4,409 4,135 3,380

    Percent

7.2 8.7 7.6 7.4

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

 

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Last Modified Date: March 25, 2013