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New Jersey: Quintiles of income before taxes, 2018-2019

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

3,366,909 573,994 653,162 723,703 651,729 764,320
 

Consumer Unit Characteristics

 

Income before taxes

$112,531.66 $18,786.36 $42,949.00 $76,698.24 $124,691.81 $265,956.49
 

Age of reference person

51.8 56.9 56.6 46.6 50.3 50.1

Average Number in Consumer Unit

 

People

2.6 1.8 2.3 2.8 2.7 3.2

Children under 18

0.6 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.7

Adults 65 and older

0.5 0.6 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.4 0.6 0.9 1.4 1.6 2.1

Vehicles

1.7 1.0 1.4 1.7 2.2 2.3
 

Percent Distribution

 

Reference Person

 

Men

51.4 33.1 39.8 54.6 63.2 61.7

Women

48.7 66.9 60.2 45.4 36.8 38.3

Homeowner

65.1 35.9 52.9 58.5 84.6 87.0

With mortgage

40.2 6.8 19.7 36.1 64.8 65.6

Without mortgage

24.9 29.2 33.2 22.5 19.8 21.4

Renter

34.9 64.1 47.1 41.5 15.4 13.0

Race of Reference Person

 

Black or African-American

11.2 19.9 10.7 14.3 6.9 5.9

White, Asian, and all other races

88.8 80.1 89.3 85.7 93.1 94.1

Hispanic or Latino Origin of Reference Person

 

Hispanic or Latino

14.7 16.9 22.2 17.2 14.5 4.4

Not Hispanic or Latino

85.3 83.1 77.8 82.9 85.5 95.6

Education of Reference Person

 

Elementary (1-8)

2.0 4.4 2.3 3.3 0.3 a/

High school (9-12)

22.8 43.5 34.4 16.7 15.1 9.7

College

75.2 52.0 63.3 80.0 84.6 90.3

Never attended and other

a/ 0.2 a/ a/ a/ a/

At least one vehicle owned or leased

86.8 64.9 82.7 91.2 96.8 94.3
 

Average annual expenditures

$78,169.79 $37,736.38 $53,394.20 $65,077.46 $80,519.85 $139,715.02

Food

9,494.44 6,054.01 7,239.83 8,795.85 9,369.05 14,638.69

Food at home

5,519.73 3,114.43 4,057.14 5,551.44 5,094.14 8,916.57

Cereals and bakery products

768.14 402.98 546.35 840.72 822.92 1,124.23

Cereals and cereal products

225.17 139.30 140.17 268.40 225.97 331.38

Bakery products

542.98 263.67 406.17 572.32 596.95 792.85

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,147.91 689.76 979.35 1,089.97 760.69 2,015.79

Beef

255.68 128.87 187.24 272.54 104.16 532.10

Pork

128.68 95.87 89.34 159.76 125.74 167.78

Other meats

174.75 78.05 95.89 162.51 100.55 392.24

Poultry

246.52 136.73 273.20 222.31 214.36 343.52

Fish and seafood

281.52 187.63 285.66 204.83 163.34 506.54

Eggs

60.76 62.62 48.02 68.01 52.55 73.60

Dairy products

576.17 322.08 380.35 627.83 602.34 873.34

Fresh milk and cream

184.33 115.79 144.41 150.17 226.23 256.78

Other dairy products

391.84 206.28 235.94 477.66 376.11 616.57

Fruits and vegetables

1,125.38 604.45 854.68 1,052.42 1,169.67 1,753.28

Fresh fruits

439.98 244.09 356.35 391.55 437.74 691.72

Fresh vegetables

386.65 232.41 193.93 359.08 417.32 668.10

Processed fruits

130.42 63.93 114.08 114.63 170.73 166.69

Processed vegetables

168.34 64.02 190.32 187.16 143.88 226.76

Other food at home

1,902.12 1,095.16 1,296.41 1,940.50 1,738.52 3,149.94

Sugar and other sweets

199.53 176.71 165.40 216.29 139.22 289.63

Fats and oils

128.96 89.34 105.99 107.54 95.76 224.06

Miscellaneous foods

959.73 523.28 574.04 982.54 861.10 1,696.78

Nonalcoholic beverages

549.92 289.62 408.66 576.86 599.99 796.36

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

63.98 16.21 42.31 57.27 42.44 143.10

Food away from home

3,974.71 2,939.59 3,182.70 3,244.41 4,274.91 5,722.12
 

Alcoholic beverages

1,121.28 254.14 331.20 673.99 792.50 3,090.30
 

Housing

29,467.32 16,938.87 20,862.63 25,534.22 29,877.14 49,611.89

Shelter

19,866.37 12,160.10 14,031.27 16,992.92 19,112.44 34,003.78

Owned dwellings

12,163.41 4,125.37 5,588.20 8,571.91 14,972.11 24,824.50

Mortgage interest and charges

3,658.82 474.33 987.83 2,979.53 5,599.95 7,320.86

Property taxes

6,152.33 2,495.50 3,583.19 4,134.26 7,413.40 11,929.61

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, other expenses

2,352.26 1,155.55 1,017.18 1,458.12 1,958.76 5,574.03

Rented dwellings

6,320.83 7,813.06 7,817.79 7,706.69 3,194.51 5,274.49

Other lodging

1,382.14 221.68 625.28 714.32 945.83 3,904.79

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,518.26 2,747.14 3,902.39 4,189.78 4,928.00 6,336.29

Natural gas

810.07 465.76 713.50 744.66 892.18 1,143.10

Electricity

1,415.21 936.61 1,251.87 1,310.28 1,494.28 1,946.17

Fuel oil and other fuels

137.01 66.88 76.14 69.12 76.12 357.91

Telephone services

1,612.47 982.81 1,434.60 1,592.58 1,796.41 2,099.33

Residential phone service, VOIP, and phone cards

321.39 232.09 332.73 306.50 346.48 371.45

Cellular phone service

1,291.08 750.72 1,101.87 1,286.08 1,449.93 1,727.88

Water and other public services

543.49 295.07 426.27 473.15 669.00 789.79

Household operations

1,741.79 454.04 1,201.15 1,513.67 2,129.84 3,053.38

Personal Services

485.66 12.66 134.43 410.68 865.86 887.83

Other household expenses

1,256.13 441.38 1,066.72 1,102.99 1,263.97 2,165.55

Housekeeping supplies

838.47 696.84 406.16 856.84 775.40 1,389.48

Laundry and cleaning supplies

168.64 78.63 111.41 177.57 158.78 286.76

Other household products

460.46 359.94 201.78 446.38 521.23 730.48

Postage and stationery

209.37 258.27 92.97 232.88 95.39 372.24

Household furnishings and equipment

2,502.43 880.75 1,321.67 1,981.02 2,931.46 4,828.95

Household textiles

206.91 18.48 59.23 91.01 611.13 199.87

Furniture

740.13 307.20 280.62 350.10 764.76 1,806.25

Floor coverings

26.23 0.65 9.94 16.02 19.42 74.83

Major appliances

304.65 100.89 52.65 237.80 238.36 794.61

Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares

83.02 51.63 53.33 52.66 136.65 110.50

Miscellaneous household equipment

1,141.49 401.90 865.90 1,233.42 1,161.14 1,842.90
 

Apparel and services

2,262.36 1,319.27 1,494.76 1,425.89 2,311.74 4,276.73

Men and boys

796.39 606.50 469.81 410.67 931.91 1,423.51

Men, 16 and over

672.28 591.69 372.08 301.38 765.05 1,223.24

Boys, 2 to 15

124.11 14.81 97.73 109.29 166.86 200.27

Women and girls

711.25 240.08 586.28 492.74 656.25 1,375.51

Women, 16 and over

606.29 204.16 531.45 456.46 463.94 1,196.43

Girls, 2 to 15

104.96 35.92 54.83 36.28 192.31 179.08

Children under 2

32.38 76.43 5.74 17.64 55.97 17.53

Footwear

314.17 73.01 189.38 343.52 387.87 508.64

Other apparel products and services

408.18 323.25 243.56 161.31 279.74 951.53
 

Transportation

10,671.29 4,793.02 10,468.94 7,224.16 10,863.98 18,220.11

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,682.89 1,415.13 4,273.25 1,154.79 2,702.58 3,706.01

Cars and trucks, new

1,271.97 a/ 2,597.54 a/ 1,688.94 1,943.22

Cars and trucks, used

1,410.93 1,415.13 1,675.71 1,154.79 1,013.64 1,762.79

Other vehicles

a/ a/ a/ a/ a/ a/

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,026.76 979.29 1,654.58 2,086.44 2,336.78 2,810.60

Other vehicle expenses

4,606.76 1,923.18 3,425.63 2,938.26 4,526.40 9,135.43

Vehicle finance charges

141.08 73.40 69.67 101.16 156.81 277.32

Maintenance and repairs

966.89 769.98 999.07 851.17 1,371.84 867.13

Vehicle insurance

2,038.39 573.49 1,382.69 885.58 1,605.98 4,999.09

Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, and other charges

1,460.41 506.31 974.19 1,100.35 1,391.78 2,991.88

Public and other transportation

1,354.87 475.42 1,115.49 1,044.67 1,298.22 2,568.07
 

Healthcare

5,685.28 2,720.01 4,794.10 4,711.40 7,123.77 8,344.23

Health insurance

4,029.21 2,165.95 3,172.62 3,182.97 5,157.71 5,999.50

Medical services

945.80 182.42 1,011.38 779.12 1,289.48 1,327.80

Drugs

481.10 284.26 475.37 410.35 426.37 730.28

Medical supplies

229.18 87.38 134.72 338.96 250.21 286.66
 

Entertainment

3,121.40 985.73 2,141.28 3,278.71 2,867.39 5,713.03

Fees and admissions

903.80 171.96 520.49 496.36 790.14 2,253.99

Audio and visual equipment and services

1,097.65 523.25 1,047.10 1,202.29 1,061.16 1,543.67

Pets, toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

806.04 264.17 495.93 1,191.03 811.34 1,169.15

Pets

667.03 190.95 404.79 974.00 600.77 1,060.27

Toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

139.01 73.21 91.14 217.03 210.57 108.88

Other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services

313.91 26.35 77.76 389.04 204.75 746.22
 

Personal care products and services

1,053.80 275.20 605.07 634.89 1,616.06 1,864.27
 

Reading

94.85 144.54 46.58 130.75 108.64 59.11
 

Education

2,799.87 2,303.13 808.43 2,398.21 1,722.72 6,194.54
 

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

248.44 280.58 112.93 358.31 229.67 253.86
 

Miscellaneous

682.80 128.58 519.45 637.22 809.83 1,202.95
 

Cash contributions

1,798.48 546.32 907.78 1,116.52 1,654.86 4,268.17
 

Personal insurance and pensions

9,668.19 992.97 3,061.22 8,157.35 11,172.49 21,977.13

Life and other personal insurance

636.32 113.64 513.77 342.42 633.46 1,414.30

Pensions and Social Security

9,031.87 879.34 2,547.45 7,814.93 10,539.03 20,562.82
 

Sources of Income and Personal Taxes

 

Money income before taxes

112,531.66 18,786.36 42,949.00 76,698.24 124,691.81 265,956.49

Wages and salaries

93,443.53 8,296.12 23,461.84 62,307.86 104,384.61 237,343.86

Self-employment income

5,825.42 361.02 894.06 3,558.43 2,998.26 18,700.51

Social Security, private and government retirement

10,943.07 8,355.08 17,267.83 9,387.27 14,445.25 5,968.51

Interest, dividends, rental income, other property incom

1,484.97 293.37 722.02 726.06 2,043.07 3,274.53

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

190.25 874.02 44.26 132.45 a/ 18.45

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

345.26 35.08 492.71 473.56 692.62 34.52

Other income

299.16 571.67 66.28 112.60 128.01 616.11

Note: *a/: Value is too small to display.

 

Last Modified Date: April 5, 2021