Table 1501. Composition of consumer unit: Shares of annual aggregate expenditures and sources of income, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1997 (Aggregates in millions of dollars, unless otherwise indicated) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | Husband and wife consumer units | | | | | | ________________________________________________ | | | | | | One | Single | | Total | | Husband and wife with | Other | parent, | person Item |Aggregate |husband|Husband| children |husband|at least |and other | | and | and | | and |one child| consu- ________________________ | | wife | wife | | | | wife |under 18 | mer | |consu- | only |Oldest |Oldest | Oldest |consu- | | units | | mer | | child | child |child 18| mer | | | | units | |under 6|6 to 17|or over | units | | | | | | | | | | | _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | | Number of consumer units (in thousands).........| 105,576| 55,205| 22,531| 5,431| 15,360| 7,591 | 4,291| 6,626 | 43,745 Percent distribution of consumer units..........| 100.0| 52.3| 21.3| 5.1| 14.5| 7.2 | 4.1| 6.3 | 41.4 | | | | | | | | | Consumer unit characteristics (mean values): | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Income before taxes 1/........................| \$39,926|\$52,981|\$47,475|\$57,063|\$56,673|\$59,938 |\$51,038| \$24,185 | \$25,811 Income after taxes 1/.........................| 36,684| 48,619| 42,995| 51,775| 52,392| 55,879 | 47,714| 22,652 | 23,727 Age of reference person.......................| 47.7| 48.2| 56.6| 32.0| 39.9| 51.4 | 47.9| 36.8 | 48.9 | | | | | | | | | Average number in consumer unit: | | | | | | | | | Persons.....................................| 2.5| 3.2| 2.0| 3.5| 4.2| 3.9 | 4.8| 3.0 | 1.6 Children under 18...........................| .7| .9| n.a. | 1.5| 2.2| .6 | 1.4| 1.8 | .2 Persons 65 and over.........................| .3| .3| .7| (2) | (2) | .2 | .5| (2) | .3 Earners.....................................| 1.3| 1.7| 1.2| 1.7| 1.9| 2.6 | 2.3| 1.0 | .9 Vehicles....................................| 2.0| 2.6| 2.4| 2.2| 2.6| 3.4 | 2.7| 1.2 | 1.3 | | | | | | | | | Percent distribution: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sex of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Male......................................| 59| 78| 81| 73| 77| 81 | 75| 14 | 41 Female....................................| 41| 22| 19| 27| 23| 19 | 25| 86 | 59 | | | | | | | | | Housing tenure: | | | | | | | | | Homeowner.................................| 64| 80| 83| 66| 77| 88 | 75| 37 | 47 With mortgage...........................| 38| 52| 39| 57| 66| 58 | 49| 30 | 22 Without mortgage........................| 26| 28| 44| 8| 11| 31 | 26| 7 | 25 Renter....................................| 36| 20| 17| 34| 23| 12 | 25| 63 | 53 | | | | | | | | | Race of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Black.....................................| 12| 7| 4| 8| 8| 8 | 19| 32 | 15 White and other...........................| 88| 93| 96| 92| 92| 92 | 81| 68 | 85 | | | | | | | | | Education of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Elementary (1-8)..........................| 7| 7| 8| 2| 4| 9 | 11| 5 | 9 High school (9-12)........................| 39| 39| 39| 33| 38| 42 | 48| 46 | 39 College...................................| 53| 54| 53| 65| 58| 49 | 40| 49 | 52 Never attended and other..................| (3) | (3) | (3) | (3) | (4) | 1 | (3) | (3) | (3) | | | | | | | | | At least one vehicle owned or leased........| 87| 96| 96| 95| 97| 96 | 94| 76 | 77 | | | | | | | | | Annual aggregate expenditures...................|\$3,674,032| 66.8| 24.5| 7.0| 19.8| 10.5 | 5.1| 4.6 | 28.5 | | | | | | | | | Food..........................................| 505,791| 68.9| 24.3| 7.1| 20.8| 10.9 | 5.8| 4.8 | 26.3 Food at home................................| 303,340| 69.6| 23.1| 7.8| 21.3| 11.1 | 6.4| 5.4 | 24.9 Cereals and bakery products...............| 47,710| 70.0| 22.3| 7.3| 22.2| 11.6 | 6.6| 5.1 | 24.8 Cereals and cereal products.............| 16,998| 69.0| 19.8| 7.8| 22.7| 11.5 | 7.1| 6.1 | 24.9 Bakery products.........................| 30,712| 70.6| 23.6| 7.1| 21.9| 11.6 | 6.4| 4.6 | 24.8 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs............| 78,267| 69.2| 22.6| 7.1| 20.8| 11.5 | 7.2| 5.9 | 24.9 Beef....................................| 23,545| 69.6| 22.1| 6.6| 22.4| 11.4 | 7.1| 6.0 | 24.4 Pork....................................| 16,549| 69.8| 23.7| 7.6| 19.2| 11.2 | 8.1| 5.4 | 24.8 Other meats.............................| 10,142| 68.9| 21.1| 7.9| 20.3| 12.4 | 7.1| 5.4 | 25.7 Poultry.................................| 15,272| 68.2| 21.5| 7.4| 21.2| 11.8 | 6.3| 6.7 | 25.1 Fish and seafood........................| 9,326| 70.2| 25.1| 6.6| 20.1| 11.4 | 7.1| 5.4 | 24.4 Eggs....................................| 3,433| 66.7| 23.2| 6.7| 18.3| 10.7 | 7.7| 6.3 | 27.0 | | | | | | | | | Dairy products............................| 33,038| 70.0| 22.3| 8.3| 22.5| 11.1 | 5.9| 5.4 | 24.6 Fresh milk and cream....................| 13,494| 69.5| 20.9| 8.3| 22.9| 10.8 | 6.6| 5.8 | 24.7 Other dairy products....................| 19,544| 70.4| 23.2| 8.3| 22.2| 11.2 | 5.4| 5.1 | 24.5 Fruits and vegetables.....................| 50,093| 68.7| 24.9| 7.3| 19.6| 10.5 | 6.3| 5.4 | 25.9 Fresh fruits............................| 15,847| 68.4| 26.4| 6.9| 19.0| 10.6 | 5.6| 4.9 | 26.7 Fresh vegetables........................| 15,035| 68.2| 25.7| 7.0| 17.6| 11.1 | 6.9| 6.5 | 25.4 Processed fruits........................| 10,772| 68.9| 22.7| 8.6| 21.4| 9.9 | 6.3| 5.0 | 26.1 Processed vegetables....................| 8,439| 69.8| 23.5| 7.1| 22.1| 10.3 | 6.7| 5.1 | 25.1 | | | | | | | | | Other food at home........................| 94,232| 70.2| 23.3| 8.5| 21.7| 10.7 | 6.0| 5.2 | 24.6 Sugar and other sweets..................| 12,039| 72.2| 25.9| 7.0| 23.0| 10.4 | 5.9| 5.1 | 22.8 Fats and oils...........................| 8,537| 69.0| 24.9| 6.5| 19.6| 11.0 | 6.8| 5.2 | 25.8 Miscellaneous foods.....................| 42,452| 70.6| 21.6| 10.7| 22.1| 10.3 | 5.9| 5.2 | 24.2 Nonalcoholic beverages..................| 25,752| 68.8| 23.0| 6.9| 21.5| 11.2 | 6.2| 5.7 | 25.5 Food prepared by consumer unit | | | | | | | | | on out-of-town trips...................| 5,453| 71.5| 28.8| 5.7| 20.7| 11.8 | 4.6| 3.4 | 25.2 Food away from home.........................| 202,451| 67.7| 26.1| 6.1| 20.0| 10.8 | 4.8| 3.9 | 28.4 | | | | | | | | | Alcoholic beverages...........................| 32,576| 60.0| 29.1| 5.3| 14.4| 7.2 | 4.1| 2.4 | 37.6 | | | | | | | | | Housing.......................................| 1,189,819| 63.9| 23.3| 7.4| 19.5| 8.8 | 4.9| 5.4 | 30.7 Shelter.....................................| 669,759| 61.7| 21.9| 7.1| 19.9| 8.4 | 4.5| 5.5 | 32.8 Owned dwellings...........................| 415,427| 73.2| 25.4| 8.2| 24.4| 10.4 | 4.7| 3.7 | 23.1 Mortgage interest and charges...........| 234,934| 75.7| 22.2| 10.1| 27.8| 10.3 | 5.2| 4.3 | 20.0 Property taxes..........................| 102,530| 71.8| 29.1| 6.5| 20.8| 11.0 | 4.4| 3.3 | 24.9 Maintenance, repairs, insurance, | | | | | | | | | other expenses.........................| 77,964| 67.4| 30.5| 4.8| 18.6| 9.8 | 3.7| 2.6 | 30.0 Rented dwellings..........................| 209,376| 36.0| 12.3| 5.7| 11.0| 3.0 | 3.9| 9.4 | 54.6 Other lodging.............................| 44,956| 75.7| 33.7| 3.1| 20.0| 14.5 | 4.3| 2.8 | 21.5 | | | | | | | | | Utilities, fuels, and public services.......| 254,681| 62.6| 22.8| 5.5| 18.6| 10.1 | 5.6| 5.9 | 31.5 Natural gas...............................| 31,774| 61.7| 23.5| 5.4| 18.3| 9.8 | 4.7| 5.8 | 32.5 Electricity...............................| 95,934| 63.6| 23.5| 5.2| 19.0| 10.2 | 5.8| 6.1 | 30.2 Fuel oil and other fuels..................| 11,373| 67.6| 26.5| 4.8| 19.4| 12.2 | 4.7| 3.5 | 28.9 Telephone services........................| 85,416| 59.4| 20.6| 6.0| 17.6| 9.6 | 5.7| 6.3 | 34.3 Water and other public services...........| 30,184| 67.2| 24.5| 5.5| 20.3| 10.9 | 6.0| 4.8 | 28.0 Household operations........................| 57,905| 68.9| 17.1| 20.2| 22.0| 4.4 | 5.2| 7.6 | 23.5 Personal services.........................| 27,777| 73.2| 3.2| 35.5| 27.1| .7 | 6.7| 11.8 | 15.1 Other household expenses..................| 30,128| 65.0| 29.9| 6.1| 17.3| 7.8 | 3.9| 3.8 | 31.2 | | | | | | | | | Housekeeping supplies.......................| 47,914| 72.0| 27.4| 8.5| 19.8| 11.4 | 5.0| 4.1 | 23.8 Laundry and cleaning supplies.............| 12,202| 71.1| 24.0| 7.5| 22.7| 10.5 | 6.3| 5.9 | 23.0 Other household products..................| 22,125| 74.8| 28.4| 8.9| 20.6| 12.3 | 4.6| 3.7 | 21.5 Postage and stationery....................| 13,588| 68.3| 28.8| 8.8| 15.8| 10.5 | 4.4| 3.2 | 28.5 Household furnishings and equipment.........| 159,560| 70.8| 30.8| 6.6| 18.3| 9.2 | 5.8| 4.3 | 25.0 Household textiles........................| 8,353| 69.5| 31.3| 6.0| 16.8| 9.9 | 5.5| 4.4 | 26.1 Furniture.................................| 40,894| 69.5| 29.7| 6.9| 18.9| 7.5 | 6.5| 4.7 | 25.8 Floor coverings...........................| 8,198| 81.9| 54.0| 6.9| 10.3| 6.1 | 4.6| 3.8 | 14.3 Major appliances..........................| 17,861| 67.6| 30.3| 6.9| 16.7| 8.5 | 5.1| 3.6 | 28.8 Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares| 9,689| 68.5| 25.6| 6.7| 21.0| 9.7 | 5.4| 4.1 | 27.4 Miscellaneous household equipment.........| 74,566| 71.4| 29.7| 6.4| 19.0| 10.5 | 5.9| 4.2 | 24.4 | | | | | | | | | Apparel and services..........................| 182,168| 69.6| 23.1| 7.7| 22.8| 10.8 | 5.2| 5.1 | 25.3 Men and boys................................| 42,883| 71.4| 20.6| 7.2| 26.9| 11.0 | 5.6| 4.3 | 24.3 Men, 16 and over..........................| 34,034| 70.9| 24.4| 7.5| 21.9| 12.3 | 4.9| 1.7 | 27.4 Boys, 2 to 15.............................| 8,848| 73.0| 6.1| 6.1| 46.3| 6.2 | 8.4| 14.5 | 12.5 Women and girls.............................| 71,671| 68.1| 24.4| 5.7| 22.1| 10.8 | 5.1| 5.4 | 26.5 Women, 16 and over........................| 60,493| 66.4| 27.7| 5.3| 16.8| 11.6 | 5.0| 4.3 | 29.2 Girls, 2 to 15............................| 11,178| 76.8| 6.4| 7.6| 50.8| 6.8 | 5.2| 11.5 | 11.7 Children under 2............................| 8,117| 78.4| 11.7| 40.6| 14.7| 3.5 | 8.0| 8.7 | 12.9 Footwear....................................| 33,126| 68.0| 22.2| 6.4| 24.7| 10.4 | 4.3| 5.8 | 26.2 Other apparel products and services.........| 26,372| 69.9| 28.0| 5.7| 18.1| 13.0 | 5.2| 3.4 | 26.7 | | | | | | | | | Transportation................................| 681,669| 68.6| 24.3| 7.5| 19.0| 12.3 | 5.4| 4.1 | 27.4 Vehicle purchases (net outlay)..............| 288,830| 68.7| 24.7| 8.7| 18.2| 11.9 | 5.2| 4.0 | 27.3 Cars and trucks, new......................| 129,741| 70.7| 29.7| 9.2| 18.2| 9.9 | 3.8| 3.6 | 25.7 Cars and trucks, used.....................| 154,513| 67.4| 20.5| 8.6| 18.3| 13.8 | 6.3| 4.3 | 28.3 Other vehicles............................| 4,576| 52.9| 5/27.8| 5/2.9| 5/11.9| 5/3.4 | 5/6.9| 5/7.6 | 39.6 Gasoline and motor oil......................| 115,872| 68.2| 23.0| 6.2| 20.2| 12.7 | 6.1| 4.3 | 27.5 Other vehicle expenses......................| 235,459| 69.1| 23.6| 7.0| 20.0| 12.9 | 5.6| 4.1 | 26.8 Vehicle finance charges...................| 30,914| 71.7| 22.3| 8.5| 21.7| 13.1 | 6.1| 4.3 | 24.0 Maintenance and repairs...................| 71,947| 67.8| 23.3| 6.3| 21.3| 11.3 | 5.6| 4.6 | 27.6 Vehicle insurance.........................| 79,709| 67.4| 23.6| 6.1| 17.9| 13.9 | 5.8| 4.0 | 28.6 Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, | | | | | | | | | other charges............................| 52,889| 71.8| 24.8| 8.5| 20.2| 13.3 | 4.9| 3.5 | 24.7 Public transportation.......................| 41,508| 65.8| 28.8| 5.5| 15.9| 11.1 | 4.4| 3.7 | 30.6 | | | | | | | | | Health care...................................| 194,300| 67.2| 31.2| 4.8| 16.0| 9.9 | 5.3| 3.7 | 29.1 Health insurance............................| 93,042| 68.2| 33.1| 5.0| 15.7| 9.0 | 5.3| 3.3 | 28.5 Medical services............................| 56,065| 66.3| 24.9| 5.1| 19.2| 12.1 | 5.0| 4.3 | 29.3 Drugs.......................................| 33,804| 65.1| 36.8| 3.3| 10.8| 8.3 | 5.8| 3.3 | 31.6 Medical supplies............................| 11,389| 69.2| 30.7| 5.3| 17.0| 11.5 | 4.7| 4.9 | 25.9 | | | | | | | | | Entertainment.................................| 191,334| 70.0| 26.4| 6.1| 21.5| 11.4 | 4.6| 4.2 | 25.8 Fees and admissions.........................| 49,699| 69.1| 23.9| 5.8| 24.9| 10.5 | 4.0| 4.1 | 26.7 Television, radios, sound equipment.........| 60,946| 62.4| 21.6| 5.7| 19.5| 10.2 | 5.5| 6.0 | 31.6 Pets, toys, and playground equipment........| 34,409| 72.5| 26.3| 8.8| 21.0| 10.6 | 5.8| 3.5 | 23.9 Other entertainment supplies, equipment, | | | | | | | | | and services...............................| 46,281| 78.9| 35.6| 4.7| 20.9| 14.4 | 3.3| 2.5 | 18.6 | | | | | | | | | Personal care products and services...........| 55,644| 65.9| 24.9| 6.5| 18.9| 10.1 | 5.4| 5.4 | 28.7 | | | | | | | | | Reading.......................................| 17,270| 65.3| 29.7| 5.2| 17.3| 9.3 | 3.7| 3.2 | 31.5 | | | | | | | | | Education.....................................| 60,241| 62.9| 14.9| 2.7| 21.9| 19.4 | 3.9| 6.4 | 30.7 | | | | | | | | | Tobacco products and smoking supplies.........| 27,839| 58.2| 20.1| 4.8| 16.3| 10.0 | 7.0| 4.5 | 37.4 | | | | | | | | | Miscellaneous.................................| 89,432| 60.0| 23.2| 6.4| 15.5| 10.4 | 4.6| 6.0 | 34.1 | | | | | | | | | Cash contributions............................| 105,671| 63.5| 29.6| 5.5| 16.1| 8.3 | 4.0| 2.6 | 33.9 | | | | | | | | | Personal insurance and pensions...............| 340,278| 72.5| 24.9| 8.1| 23.2| 11.3 | 5.1| 3.3 | 24.1 Life and other personal insurance...........| 39,975| 75.2| 29.3| 6.2| 22.7| 11.4 | 5.6| 2.9 | 21.9 Pensions and Social Security................| 300,303| 72.2| 24.3| 8.4| 23.3| 11.3 | 5.0| 3.4 | 24.4 | | | | | | | | | Sources of income and personal taxes: 1/ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Money income before taxes.....................| 3,393,329| 69.4| 25.3| 7.7| 20.8| 10.5 | 5.1| 3.8 | 26.8 Wages and salaries..........................| 2,677,703| 71.5| 22.2| 9.2| 23.7| 11.2 | 5.2| 3.7 | 24.7 Self-employment income......................| 167,347| 77.1| 28.7| 5.1| 27.4| 13.3 | 2.6| 2.0 | 20.9 Social Security, private and government | | | | | | | | | retirement.................................| 385,053| 61.0| 46.6| 5/.2| 2.2| 6.6 | 5.4| 1.1 | 38.0 Interest, dividends, rental income, other | | | | | | | | | property income............................| 69,871| 59.6| 37.2| 1.9| 9.3| 5.7 | 5.4| 3.2 | 37.2 Unemployment and workers' compensation, | | | | | | | | | veterans' benefits.........................| 17,511| 59.0| 19.1| 4.8| 13.8| 14.4 | 7.0| 6.1 | 34.9 Public assistance, supplemental security | | | | | | | | | income, food stamps........................| 32,480| 31.0| 8.9| 2.2| 8.8| 3.7 | 7.3| 27.4 | 41.6 Regular contributions for support...........| 24,922| 25.0| 4.0| 5/1.9| 14.9| 1.8 | 2.2| 30.1 | 44.9 Other income................................| 18,442| 49.8| 20.6| 3.6| 13.4| 7.1 | 5.2| 6.3 | 43.9 | | | | | | | | | Personal taxes................................| 275,498| 70.4| 29.4| 8.7| 19.4| 8.8 | 4.1| 3.0 | 26.6 Federal income taxes........................| 209,750| 70.5| 30.3| 8.7| 18.9| 8.5 | 4.0| 2.9 | 26.6 State and local income taxes................| 54,803| 69.7| 25.1| 9.6| 20.7| 10.0 | 4.3| 3.1 | 27.2 Other taxes.................................| 10,945| 72.5| 32.9| 4.8| 21.2| 9.0 | 4.6| 3.3 | 24.2 | | | | | | | | | Income after taxes............................| 3,117,831| 69.3| 24.9| 7.6| 21.0| 10.7 | 5.2| 3.9 | 26.8 | | | | | | | | | _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1/ Components of income and taxes are derived from "complete income reporters" only; see glossary. 2/ Value less than 0.05. 3/ Value less than 0.5. 4/ No data reported. 5/ Data are likely to have large sampling errors. n.a. Not applicable.