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California: Quintiles of income before taxes, 2017-2018

Annual expenditure means and characteristics, Consumer Expenditure Surveys
Item All Consumer Units Lowest 20 Percent Second 20 Percent Third 20 Percent Fourth 20 Percent Highest 20 Percent

Number of Consumer Units

14,219,594 2,596,392 2,776,443 2,998,686 3,010,782 2,837,292
 

Consumer Unit Characteristics

 

Income before taxes

$86,778.96 $12,854.65 $34,499.97 $60,907.33 $99,189.45 $219,758.52

 

           

Age of reference person

50.4 55.9 52.3 48.2 47.3 49.0

Average Number in Consumer Unit

 

People

2.7 1.8 2.6 2.8 3.1 3.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Adults 65 and older

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2

Earners

1.5 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.9 2.2

Vehicles

1.9 1.1 1.5 2.0 2.3 2.7
 

Percent Distribution

 

Reference Person

 

Men

47.3 39.4 46.1 44.6 47.0 58.7

Women

52.8 60.6 53.9 55.4 53.0 41.3

Homeowner

54.6 35.2 42.7 52.4 60.5 79.7

With mortgage

35.3 11.5 20.1 34.0 44.0 64.0

Without mortgage

19.3 23.7 22.7 18.4 16.5 15.7

Renter

45.5 64.8 57.3 47.6 39.5 20.3

Race of Reference Person

Black or African-American

4.7 6.6 5.7 4.9 3.3 3.0

White, Asian, and all other races

95.3 93.4 94.4 95.1 96.7 97.0

Hispanic or Latino Origin of Reference Person

 

Hispanic or Latino

27.6 27.3 35.9 32.1 26.7 16.2

Not Hispanic or Latino

72.4 72.7 64.1 67.9 73.3 83.8

Education of Reference Person

 

Elementary (1-8)

4.2 7.4 7.8 4.5 1.0 0.7

High school (9-12)

22.5 35.9 30.0 21.3 17.5 9.4

College

73.0 56.0 62.0 73.8 81.4 89.7

Never attended and other

0.3 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.3

At least one vehicle owned or leased

89.1 72.4 88.0 93.9 94.0 94.9
 

Average annual expenditures

$68,871.60 $31,857.62 $46,381.30 $57,389.24 $74,997.25 $128,292.69

Food

9,422.94 5,020.00 6,969.18 8,252.47 10,745.13 14,744.69

Food at home

5,097.81 3,370.14 4,112.88 4,792.51 5,539.46 7,107.18

Cereals and bakery products

615.84 418.26 482.64 593.00 636.46 877.61

Cereals and cereal products

202.88 139.78 144.10 204.11 205.05 296.33

Bakery products

412.96 278.48 338.54 388.89 431.42 581.28

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,119.09 750.52 975.60 1,033.12 1,148.84 1,567.16

Beef

292.70 229.66 253.24 256.22 270.24 423.90

Pork

204.52 129.57 167.88 193.20 210.88 296.23

Other meats

138.36 93.65 111.85 118.70 158.96 192.51

Poultry

230.41 145.21 221.21 199.38 263.42 300.78

Fish and seafood

166.15 84.79 144.01 176.91 160.82 243.32

Eggs

86.95 67.64 77.40 88.71 84.53 110.41

Dairy products

524.95 363.96 413.23 496.03 554.82 737.73

Fresh milk and cream

174.81 131.78 152.00 178.45 177.26 221.54

Other dairy products

350.14 232.18 261.23 317.58 377.56 516.19

Fruits and vegetables

1,056.82 709.74 834.40 1,010.15 1,176.57 1,438.46

Fresh fruits

418.88 267.09 307.88 391.89 478.24 596.03

Fresh vegetables

378.15 278.04 312.13 368.22 414.13 485.53

Processed fruits

128.19 83.13 93.92 129.17 149.25 171.29

Processed vegetables

131.59 81.47 120.48 120.87 134.94 185.61

Other food at home

1,781.11 1,127.67 1,407.01 1,660.20 2,022.77 2,486.22

Sugar and other sweets

150.39 91.04 116.26 156.82 175.30 196.59

Fats and oils

117.63 83.40 101.20 112.09 115.46 164.10

Miscellaneous foods

963.45 607.95 749.59 896.80 1,088.82 1,356.45

Nonalcoholic beverages

483.71 318.61 392.82 440.50 565.88 648.30

Food prepared by consumer unit on out-of-town trips

65.93 26.66 47.14 54.00 77.31 120.79

Food away from home

4,325.14 1,649.85 2,856.30 3,459.96 5,205.67 7,637.51
 

Alcoholic beverages

815.67 229.45 360.22 681.67 966.85 1,628.39
 

Housing

25,362.98 14,548.89 19,364.88 22,189.25 27,211.84 42,267.92

Shelter

16,898.08 10,331.94 13,172.40 14,798.87 18,091.92 27,504.30

Owned dwellings

8,172.34 2,796.43 4,318.56 5,839.07 8,474.07 19,008.74

Mortgage interest and charges

4,093.60 877.62 1,426.26 2,763.28 4,671.10 10,439.83

Property taxes

2,469.56 921.31 1,518.70 1,870.46 2,448.91 5,471.92

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, other expenses

1,609.18 997.50 1,373.60 1,205.34 1,354.05 3,096.99

Rented dwellings

7,811.51 7,204.57 8,342.33 7,997.87 8,875.07 6,521.94

Other lodging

914.24 330.94 511.52 961.93 742.77 1,973.62

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,972.02 2,345.47 3,276.42 3,935.11 4,592.04 5,522.22

Natural gas

346.77 203.34 280.93 326.85 389.66 517.98

Electricity

1,284.86 875.02 1,121.13 1,267.43 1,450.03 1,663.26

Fuel oil and other fuels

50.35 51.29 50.51 50.19 45.92 54.20

Telephone services

1,494.61 814.04 1,205.39 1,555.27 1,789.46 2,023.42

Residential phone service, VOIP, and phone cards

214.66 206.10 225.88 189.51 195.80 258.10

Cellular phone service

1,279.95 607.94 979.51 1,365.75 1,593.66 1,765.31

Water and other public services

795.43 401.78 618.45 735.37 916.97 1,263.36

Household operations

1,833.92 716.91 1,073.35 1,201.24 1,640.38 4,461.00

Personal Services

545.81 109.74 78.29 187.57 452.90 1,879.55

Other household expenses

1,288.11 607.17 995.06 1,013.67 1,187.48 2,581.44

Housekeeping supplies

779.76 435.26 607.74 765.12 747.02 1,228.26

Laundry and cleaning supplies

185.72 129.01 160.35 164.12 166.83 285.15

Other household products

456.17 207.96 325.40 504.12 437.13 732.15

Postage and stationery

137.87 98.28 121.99 96.88 143.06 210.96

Household furnishings and equipment

1,879.19 719.32 1,234.98 1,488.90 2,140.48 3,552.14

Household textiles

97.53 66.39 71.59 96.03 107.13 136.47

Furniture

476.92 189.59 331.66 374.62 535.56 927.92

Floor coverings

27.10 16.08 23.40 8.39 32.04 55.32

Major appliances

277.51 74.18 210.76 265.47 301.64 513.55

Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares

124.90 74.10 126.82 76.72 112.54 217.44

Miscellaneous household equipment

875.23 298.99 470.75 667.68 1,051.58 1,701.44
 

Apparel and services

2,052.36 853.40 1,403.99 1,281.28 2,349.64 3,949.78

Men and boys

509.39 157.42 367.87 301.84 643.90 972.19

Men, 16 and over

430.51 124.93 322.14 246.59 556.71 811.36

Boys, 2 to 15

78.88 32.50 45.73 55.25 87.19 160.83

Women and girls

762.07 271.25 413.25 502.29 751.73 1,653.81

Women, 16 and over

642.78 222.35 355.91 433.17 649.35 1,370.55

Girls, 2 to 15

119.29 48.90 57.34 69.12 102.39 283.26

Children under 2

58.85 57.18 37.16 29.37 89.06 75.24

Footwear

455.36 212.11 409.66 279.75 593.54 705.00

Other apparel products and services

266.69 155.44 176.04 168.04 271.41 543.54
 

Transportation

9,285.70 3,854.44 5,882.59 7,889.48 10,593.86 17,514.39

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,264.42 1,249.47 1,525.99 2,334.03 3,633.68 7,400.94

Cars and trucks, new

1,615.56 587.98 485.51 958.57 1,488.27 4,491.15

Cars and trucks, used

1,593.99 661.48 1,001.14 1,263.16 2,093.89 2,846.62

Other vehicles

54.87 a/ 39.33 112.30 51.52 63.17

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,474.87 1,210.67 2,084.12 2,423.28 3,040.87 3,468.01

Other vehicle expenses

2,565.15 1,065.47 1,578.87 2,212.45 2,841.80 4,832.96

Vehicle finance charges

176.91 38.03 91.51 176.24 234.69 326.97

Maintenance and repairs

874.79 444.36 647.86 825.45 966.09 1,417.06

Vehicle insurance

745.27 306.13 466.20 517.98 977.43 1,294.15

Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, and other charges

768.18 276.96 373.29 692.78 663.59 1,794.78

Public and other transportation

981.26 328.84 693.62 919.72 1,077.52 1,812.47
 

Healthcare

4,495.62 2,589.73 3,595.17 4,099.70 5,063.68 6,917.72

Health insurance

3,153.43 1,860.94 2,495.04 2,925.78 3,620.83 4,725.07

Medical services

795.29 342.36 593.13 700.05 854.91 1,444.99

Drugs

400.66 313.67 364.33 309.68 464.28 532.55

Medical supplies

146.23 72.75 142.67 164.19 123.65 215.12
 

Entertainment

3,334.67 1,376.89 2,395.47 2,684.71 3,344.28 6,580.39

Fees and admissions

912.66 315.86 454.81 622.43 948.55 2,163.93

Audio and visual equipment and services

968.39 636.36 870.58 885.82 1,075.02 1,343.34

Pets, toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

1,048.41 368.03 850.12 987.23 953.92 1,916.00

Pets

906.84 299.92 760.12 887.94 796.35 1,653.92

Toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

141.56 68.11 90.00 99.30 157.57 262.08

Other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services

405.22 56.64 219.96 189.23 366.79 1,157.12
 

Personal care products and services

901.47 534.99 573.60 791.84 1,001.64 1,509.75
 

Reading

97.96 55.64 81.79 72.66 102.47 167.34
 

Education

1,868.76 778.42 406.28 1,209.83 1,395.68 5,483.99
 

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

216.58 177.18 237.01 225.13 268.13 170.47
 

Miscellaneous

835.55 464.57 484.52 870.33 707.96 1,597.77
 

Cash contributions

1,680.39 429.21 1,138.75 1,229.57 1,751.87 3,755.96
 

Personal insurance and pensions

8,500.96 944.83 3,487.85 5,911.31 9,494.22 22,004.12

Life and other personal insurance

352.78 100.27 200.36 262.80 370.28 809.53

Pensions and Social Security

8,148.18 844.56 3,287.49 5,648.51 9,123.94 21,194.59
 

Sources of Income and Personal Taxes

Money income before taxes

86,778.96 12,854.65 34,499.97 60,907.33 99,189.45 219,758.52

Wages and salaries

68,447.37 3,932.79 21,135.42 46,378.06 80,010.74 184,835.91

Self-employment income

6,453.26 496.44 1,645.11 3,434.80 5,407.63 20,909.06

Social Security, private and government retirement

7,942.18 6,249.21 9,228.53 7,747.00 9,356.11 6,938.53

Interest, dividends, rental income, other property incom

2,342.38 134.62 662.31 1,497.25 3,069.97 6,127.85

Public assistance, Supplemental Security Income, Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

549.61 1,199.19 960.36 357.11 232.75 92.93

Unemployment and workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, and regular contributions for support

572.07 338.59 591.60 693.64 753.22 445.92

Other income

472.09 503.81 276.63 799.47 359.02 408.31
 

*a/: Value is too small to display.

 

Last Modified Date: July 14, 2020