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New Jersey: 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

3,380,726 609,791 620,024 731,603 638,287 781,021
 

Consumer Unit Characteristics

 

Income before taxes

$109,314.13 $15,954.95 $42,138.60 $76,144.72 $124,214.89 $254,426.74

 

Age of reference person

52.3 57.8 57.1 49.2 50.9 48.3

Average Number in Consumer Unit

 

People

2.6 1.7 2.4 2.8 2.8 3.2

Children under 18

0.6 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.9

Adults 65 and older

0.4 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.2

Earners

1.4 0.5 0.9 1.5 1.7 2.1

Vehicles

1.8 0.9 1.5 1.7 2.5 2.4
 

Percent Distribution

 

Reference Person

 

Men

51.7 41.6 48.3 48.0 48.3 68.6

Women

48.3 58.4 51.7 52.0 51.8 31.4

Homeowner

64.4 39.8 52.6 53.2 84.4 87.1

With mortgage

38.9 8.4 23.5 31.7 57.7 66.2

Without mortgage

25.5 31.4 29.1 21.5 26.6 20.9

Renter

35.6 60.2 47.4 46.8 15.6 12.9

Race of Reference Person

Black or African-American

11.1 17.2 17.7 9.7 9.4 4.0

White, Asian, and all other races

88.9 82.8 82.3 90.3 90.6 96.1

Hispanic or Latino Origin of Reference Person

 

Hispanic or Latino

12.3 14.9 18.9 16.8 11.5 1.6

Not Hispanic or Latino

87.7 85.1 81.1 83.2 88.6 98.4

Education of Reference Person

 

Elementary (1-8)

2.4 4.4 1.3 3.9 2.7 0.0

High school (9-12)

23.6 39.3 39.7 15.1 20.8 8.7

College

73.6 55.8 59.1 79.4 76.5 91.3

Never attended and other

0.4 0.5 a/ 1.7 a/ a/

At least one vehicle owned or leased

86.6 62.9 84.3 90.0 96.7 95.5
 

Average annual expenditures

$76,414.10 $33,727.34 $50,099.05 $63,176.58 $81,790.28 $138,787.23

Food

8,818.03 3,829.36 7,904.10 8,739.64 8,995.76 13,046.99

Food at home

5,321.15 2,773.05 4,731.45 5,685.23 5,432.72 7,283.94

Cereals and bakery products

750.44 346.89 646.23 906.05 901.30 832.60

Cereals and cereal products

227.00 93.13 152.31 273.73 281.30 298.84

Bakery products

523.44 253.76 493.93 632.32 620.00 533.76

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,201.15 667.28 1,294.88 1,213.58 973.65 1,712.45

Beef

317.25 163.95 364.42 307.83 206.87 504.85

Pork

150.06 157.86 167.67 177.04 126.04 129.47

Other meats

146.04 106.14 113.64 170.85 102.61 238.77

Poultry

262.29 86.66 295.92 251.07 291.63 319.47

Fish and seafood

259.28 104.83 287.27 240.67 184.88 435.42

Eggs

66.22 47.84 65.96 66.12 61.61 84.46

Dairy products

553.23 259.68 423.17 588.55 631.78 777.86

Fresh milk and cream

187.71 109.68 173.02 173.24 199.01 256.78

Other dairy products

365.52 150.00 250.16 415.32 432.77 521.07

Fruits and vegetables

1,085.70 652.04 966.12 1,081.30 1,031.59 1,582.52

Fresh fruits

394.97 247.84 321.52 374.10 397.81 592.77

Fresh vegetables

392.11 256.49 279.88 355.69 353.10 687.96

Processed fruits

135.91 62.73 143.48 151.69 154.95 141.35

Processed vegetables

162.71 84.98 221.24 199.81 125.72 160.44

Other food at home

1,730.63 847.17 1,401.03 1,895.75 1,894.41 2,378.51

Sugar and other sweets

190.98 147.53 170.14 218.66 221.47 184.65

Fats and oils

131.72 46.73 107.82 117.58 159.70 196.23

Miscellaneous foods

867.64 404.87 678.86 937.81 926.17 1,266.84

Nonalcoholic beverages

467.39 238.61 402.14 559.96 481.86 599.77

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

72.91 9.43 42.06 61.74 105.21 131.02

Food away from home

3,496.88 1,056.31 3,172.65 3,054.41 3,563.03 5,763.04
 

Alcoholic beverages

1,061.02 241.89 342.51 520.58 741.97 3,277.29
 

Housing

29,055.74 15,322.27 21,172.58 26,116.10 30,496.91 47,704.33

Shelter

19,868.37 11,531.06 14,329.34 17,593.87 20,346.70 32,514.73

Owned dwellings

12,392.10 4,417.75 7,179.90 8,439.03 15,091.22 24,253.03

Mortgage interest and charges

4,242.89 890.65 1,365.11 3,288.17 5,383.88 9,106.60

Property taxes

6,189.58 2,593.60 3,832.10 3,944.39 7,603.08 11,816.64

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, other expenses

1,959.63 933.50 1,982.69 1,206.47 2,104.26 3,329.79

Rented dwellings

5,996.95 6,999.36 6,629.71 8,506.18 3,276.47 4,584.84

Other lodging

1,479.32 113.96 519.72 648.66 1,979.01 3,676.87

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,453.97 2,415.72 3,632.46 4,111.53 5,173.83 6,430.00

Natural gas

749.65 477.06 649.20 655.13 900.21 1,007.70

Electricity

1,440.68 896.55 1,226.70 1,301.09 1,561.87 2,067.09

Fuel oil and other fuels

141.19 19.31 74.31 47.00 225.14 309.06

Telephone services

1,616.70 758.35 1,227.88 1,656.07 1,900.01 2,327.13

Residential phone service, VOIP, and phone cards

352.42 233.30 310.45 338.19 396.54 456.00

Cellular phone service

1,264.28 525.05 917.43 1,317.88 1,503.47 1,871.13

Water and other public services

505.76 264.45 454.37 452.25 586.59 719.02

Household operations

1,920.64 508.06 1,515.83 1,435.62 1,879.59 3,825.91

Personal Services

547.22 11.92 400.27 252.03 434.85 1,450.18

Other household expenses

1,373.42 496.14 1,115.55 1,183.59 1,444.75 2,375.73

Housekeeping supplies

733.17 397.39 518.69 882.40 852.81 935.48

Laundry and cleaning supplies

166.48 59.09 92.24 143.53 232.68 266.25

Other household products

412.81 219.98 263.42 575.92 440.44 539.37

Postage and stationery

153.88 118.32 163.04 162.96 179.70 129.86

Household furnishings and equipment

2,079.59 470.05 1,176.26 2,092.68 2,243.98 3,998.21

Household textiles

48.48 5.11 46.55 112.44 32.17 46.72

Furniture

692.59 52.85 372.18 382.98 728.77 1,706.90

Floor coverings

60.64 1.57 16.36 15.64 29.24 209.73

Major appliances

346.37 173.24 216.04 260.80 347.87 665.38

Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares

63.13 25.30 75.87 75.88 36.42 93.42

Miscellaneous household equipment

868.37 211.98 449.26 1,244.95 1,069.52 1,276.07
 

Apparel and services

2,330.23 1,347.36 1,088.68 1,681.37 2,650.54 4,560.91

Men and boys

823.18 424.86 300.65 724.05 830.74 1,728.82

Men, 16 and over

650.21 348.76 222.59 566.26 611.03 1,429.80

Boys, 2 to 15

172.97 76.10 78.06 157.79 219.70 299.02

Women and girls

698.54 347.65 398.43 478.82 828.52 1,321.38

Women, 16 and over

600.21 338.81 363.25 441.74 644.87 1,127.33

Girls, 2 to 15

98.34 8.83 35.18 37.08 183.64 194.05

Children under 2

60.68 65.75 34.99 98.92 81.17 31.90

Footwear

394.37 225.03 192.24 136.41 454.76 890.79

Other apparel products and services

353.45 284.07 162.38 243.17 455.36 588.01
 

Transportation

9,743.04 4,048.67 6,979.94 6,135.76 11,986.02 18,029.44

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,410.35 1,734.97 2,592.15 979.07 3,377.24 3,343.87

Cars and trucks, new

1,014.78 a/ 1,489.62 233.22 910.17 2,247.74

Cars and trucks, used

1,395.57 1,734.97 1,102.53 745.85 2,467.07 1,096.13

Other vehicles

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Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,075.85 866.36 1,511.01 2,051.34 2,642.15 3,028.73

Other vehicle expenses

4,051.34 1,085.50 2,226.65 2,248.03 4,554.21 9,204.82

Vehicle finance charges

155.64 9.15 57.57 105.48 181.93 373.39

Maintenance and repairs

917.95 518.87 601.67 785.58 1,449.60 1,176.28

Vehicle insurance

1,586.08 172.26 644.95 355.19 1,530.19 4,740.71

Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, and other charges

1,391.66 385.24 922.46 1,001.78 1,392.47 2,914.45

Public and other transportation

1,205.50 361.84 650.13 857.32 1,412.42 2,452.03
 

Healthcare

5,942.42 3,115.07 4,693.43 5,304.27 7,173.31 8,726.25

Health insurance

4,170.83 2,398.09 3,120.01 3,572.42 5,163.22 6,138.62

Medical services

1,052.74 339.83 840.98 1,037.21 1,381.16 1,523.59

Drugs

518.43 263.15 625.69 470.30 393.93 787.20

Medical supplies

200.42 114.00 106.75 224.32 235.00 276.83
 

Entertainment

3,120.16 1,183.21 1,947.86 2,795.12 3,225.91 5,694.77

Fees and admissions

1,056.23 162.17 485.19 560.31 1,021.14 2,667.58

Audio and visual equipment and services

1,142.20 565.10 932.78 1,200.79 1,090.74 1,782.53

Pets, toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

666.48 242.81 511.32 644.92 843.00 914.24

Pets

477.06 220.93 359.91 454.12 538.68 707.72

Toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

189.42 21.88 151.41 190.80 304.32 206.52

Other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services

255.24 213.14 18.57 389.10 271.02 330.42
 

Personal care products and services

865.26 354.01 617.50 609.35 1,150.33 1,407.73
 

Reading

163.53 136.17 170.89 167.09 134.03 175.29
 

Education

3,433.56 1,980.94 602.37 1,971.28 1,329.82 9,924.47
 

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

325.72 273.02 299.69 297.18 421.07 336.44
 

Miscellaneous

869.01 338.66 593.79 933.41 997.06 1,398.30
 

Cash contributions

1,520.25 679.18 988.94 671.29 1,234.76 3,627.29
 

Personal insurance and pensions

9,166.12 877.53 2,696.76 7,234.14 11,252.78 20,877.73

Life and other personal insurance

715.46 251.37 358.80 435.07 702.67 1,634.02

Pensions and Social Security

8,450.66 626.15 2,337.96 6,799.07 10,550.11 19,243.72
 

Sources of Income and Personal Taxes

Money income before taxes

109,314.13 15,954.95 42,138.60 76,144.72 124,214.89 254,426.74

Wages and salaries

89,337.86 5,579.61 20,657.71 60,280.98 99,963.42 227,790.50

Self-employment income

5,134.39 22.92 1,093.18 2,847.08 3,694.84 15,652.44

Social Security, private and government retirement

11,199.76 8,229.66 18,122.44 10,548.78 15,977.01 4,728.61

Interest, dividends, rental income, other property incom

2,411.88 63.85 1,620.97 1,368.84 3,075.50 5,307.71

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

316.76 835.46 349.06 437.88 38.61 0.00

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

566.19 405.58 221.56 436.76 1,213.59 557.35

Other income

347.28 817.86 73.67 224.40 251.91 390.13
 

*a/: Value is too small to display.

 

Last Modified Date: July 13, 2020