Table 1500. Composition of consumer unit: Shares of average annual expenditures and characteristics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1991 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | Husband and wife consumer units | | | | | _________________________________________________________ | | | | | | Single | Total | | Husband and wife with children | Other | One | person |husband| | |husband| parent, |and other _________________________________ Item | and |Husband| | | | | and |at least | consu- | wife | and | Total | | | | wife |one child| mer |consu- | wife |husband |Oldest |Oldest | Oldest |consu- |under 18 | units | mer | only |and wife| child | child |child 18| mer | | | units | | with |under 6|6 to 17|or over | units | | | | |children| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | | | Number of consumer units (in thousands).........| 54,017| 21,553| 28,589 | 6,267| 14,178| 8,144 | 3,875| 6,112 | 37,788 | | | | | | | | | Consumer unit characteristics: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Income before taxes 1/........................|\$44,460|\$40,579|\$47,303 |\$43,046|\$47,983|\$49,638 |\$44,627| \$20,302 | \$21,255 Income after taxes 1/.........................| 40,158| 36,098| 43,060 | 39,125| 43,446| 45,663 | 40,887| 18,884 | 19,387 Age of reference person.......................| 47.3| 55.1| 41.2 | 31.5| 39.2| 52.2 | 48.7| 36.0 | 49.7 | | | | | | | | | Average number in consumer unit: | | | | | | | | | Persons.....................................| 3.2| 2.0| 3.9 | 3.5| 4.2| 3.9 | 5.0| 2.9 | 1.5 Children under 18...........................| 1.0| n.a. | 1.6 | 1.5| 2.2| .6 | 1.6| 1.7 | .2 Persons 65 and over.........................| .3| .6| .1 | (2) | (2) | .2 | .5| (2) | .3 Earners.....................................| 1.8| 1.2| 2.0 | 1.7| 1.9| 2.6 | 2.4| 1.0 | .9 Vehicles....................................| 2.6| 2.3| 2.7 | 2.2| 2.6| 3.3 | 2.8| 1.1 | 1.2 | | | | | | | | | Percent distribution: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sex of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Male......................................| 88| 89| 88 | 91| 86| 89 | 86| 9 | 41 Female....................................| 12| 11| 12 | 9| 14| 11 | 14| 91 | 59 | | | | | | | | | Housing tenure: | | | | | | | | | Percent homeowner.........................| 79| 82| 77 | 63| 78| 86 | 74| 34 | 46 With mortgage...........................| 53| 40| 63 | 56| 69| 58 | 52| 27 | 20 Without mortgage........................| 26| 42| 14 | 7| 10| 28 | 22| 8 | 26 Renter....................................| 21| 18| 23 | 37| 22| 14 | 26| 66 | 54 | | | | | | | | | Race of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Black.....................................| 7| 5| 7 | 6| 8| 8 | 16| 30 | 13 White and other...........................| 93| 95| 93 | 94| 92| 92 | 84| 70 | 87 | | | | | | | | | Education of reference person: | | | | | | | | | Elementary (1-8)..........................| 8| 11| 6 | 3| 4| 10 | 15| 5 | 13 High school (9-12)........................| 44| 44| 44 | 41| 42| 48 | 47| 55 | 40 College...................................| 47| 45| 50 | 55| 53| 42 | 37| 39 | 46 Never attended and other..................| (3) | (3) | (3) | (3) | (3) | (3) | 1| (3) | 1 | | | | | | | | | At least one vehicle owned..................| 96| 95| 97 | 96| 98| 98 | 93| 69 | 75 | | | | | | | | | Average annual expenditures.....................|\$37,134|\$32,937|\$40,037 |\$36,075|\$40,839|\$41,798 |\$39,177| \$21,653 | \$20,092 | | | | | | | | | Food..........................................| 14.5| 13.5| 14.9 | 12.8| 15.3| 15.9 | 15.8| 16.8 | 13.7 Food at home................................| 9.0| 8.2| 9.3 | 8.4| 9.5| 9.5 | 11.4| 12.0 | 8.1 Cereals and bakery products...............| 1.4| 1.2| 1.5 | 1.3| 1.6| 1.5 | 1.7| 1.8 | 1.2 Cereals and cereal products.............| .5| .4| .5 | .5| .6| .5 | .6| .7 | .4 Bakery products.........................| .9| .8| .9 | .8| 1.0| 1.0 | 1.1| 1.1 | .8 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs............| 2.4| 2.1| 2.5 | 2.0| 2.4| 2.8 | 3.2| 3.5 | 2.2 Beef....................................| .8| .7| .8 | .7| .8| .9 | 1.1| 1.1 | .7 Pork....................................| .5| .4| .5 | .4| .5| .6 | .7| .8 | .5 Other meats.............................| .3| .3| .4 | .3| .4| .4 | .5| .5 | .3 Poultry.................................| .4| .3| .4 | .4| .4| .4 | .5| .6 | .4 Fish and seafood........................| .3| .3| .3 | .2| .3| .3 | .3| .4 | .2 Eggs....................................| .1| .1| .1 | .1| .1| .1 | .2| .2 | .1 | | | | | | | | | Dairy products............................| 1.0| .9| 1.1 | 1.1| 1.1| 1.0 | 1.2| 1.3 | .9 Fresh milk and cream....................| .4| .3| .5 | .5| .5| .4 | .6| .7 | .4 Other dairy products....................| .6| .5| .6 | .6| .6| .6 | .6| .6 | .5 Fruits and vegetables.....................| 1.5| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.3| 1.5| 1.4 | 1.9| 1.7 | 1.3 Fresh fruits............................| .5| .5| .5 | .4| .5| .4 | .6| .5 | .4 Fresh vegetables........................| .4| .5| .4 | .3| .4| .4 | .6| .4 | .4 Processed fruits........................| .3| .3| .3 | .3| .3| .3 | .4| .4 | .3 Processed vegetables....................| .2| .2| .2 | .2| .2| .3 | .3| .4 | .2 | | | | | | | | | Other food at home........................| 2.8| 2.5| 2.9 | 2.7| 2.9| 2.9 | 3.4| 3.6 | 2.5 Sugar and other sweets..................| .3| .3| .3 | .3| .4| .3 | .4| .5 | .3 Fats and oils...........................| .2| .2| .2 | .2| .2| .3 | .3| .3 | .2 Miscellaneous foods.....................| 1.3| 1.1| 1.4 | 1.4| 1.4| 1.3 | 1.5| 1.8 | 1.1 Nonalcoholic beverages..................| .8| .7| .8 | .7| .8| .9 | .9| 1.0 | .7 Food prepared by consumer unit | | | | | | | | | on out-of-town trips...................| .2| .2| .1 | .1| .1| .2 | .1| .1 | .1 Food away from home.........................| 5.4| 5.3| 5.7 | 4.4| 5.8| 6.3 | 4.3| 4.9 | 5.6 | | | | | | | | | Alcoholic beverages...........................| .9| 1.1| .7 | .8| .6| .8 | 1.0| .6 | 1.5 | | | | | | | | | Housing.......................................| 30.1| 29.6| 30.4 | 35.9| 30.6| 26.4 | 29.8| 36.0 | 33.5 | | | | | | | | | Shelter.....................................| 16.3| 15.5| 16.8 | 20.2| 17.2| 14.0 | 16.0| 20.6 | 20.2 Owned dwellings...........................| 12.1| 11.1| 12.8 | 14.5| 13.3| 10.9 | 11.6| 8.4 | 8.8 Mortgage interest and charges...........| 7.5| 5.8| 8.5 | 10.5| 9.0| 6.3 | 7.4| 5.6 | 4.2 Property taxes..........................| 2.8| 3.2| 2.6 | 2.5| 2.6| 2.7 | 2.7| 1.7 | 2.4 Maintenance, repairs, insurance, | | | | | | | | | other expenses.........................| 1.9| 2.2| 1.7 | 1.5| 1.7| 1.9 | 1.6| 1.1 | 2.1 Rented dwellings..........................| 2.9| 2.8| 2.9 | 5.1| 2.8| 1.7 | 3.5| 11.7 | 10.7 Other lodging.............................| 1.2| 1.6| 1.1 | .6| 1.1| 1.3 | .9| .4 | .8 | | | | | | | | | Utilities, fuels, and public services.......| 6.4| 6.6| 6.2 | 5.8| 6.1| 6.6 | 7.3| 8.2 | 7.3 Natural gas...............................| .8| .8| .8 | .7| .8| .8 | .9| 1.1 | 1.0 Electricity...............................| 2.7| 2.7| 2.6 | 2.4| 2.6| 2.8 | 2.8| 3.2 | 2.7 Fuel oil and other fuels..................| .3| .4| .3 | .2| .3| .4 | .3| .3 | .4 Telephone services........................| 1.8| 1.9| 1.8 | 1.8| 1.7| 1.9 | 2.4| 2.8 | 2.6 Water and other public services...........| .8| .7| .7 | .7| .8| .8 | .8| .8 | .7 Household operations........................| 1.6| 1.3| 1.9 | 4.1| 1.8| .6 | 1.1| 2.2 | 1.1 Personal services.........................| .8| .2| 1.2 | 3.4| 1.0| .1 | .6| 1.6 | .3 Other household expenses..................| .8| 1.1| .7 | .7| .8| .6 | .5| .6 | .8 | | | | | | | | | Housekeeping supplies.......................| 1.5| 1.6| 1.4 | 1.3| 1.4| 1.5 | 1.4| 1.5 | 1.3 Laundry and cleaning supplies.............| .4| .4| .4 | .4| .4| .4 | .5| .5 | .4 Other household products..................| .7| .8| .6 | .5| .6| .8 | .6| .5 | .5 Postage and stationery....................| .4| .5| .4 | .4| .3| .4 | .3| .5 | .5 Household furnishings and equipment.........| 4.3| 4.6| 4.1 | 4.5| 4.2| 3.6 | 4.1| 3.4 | 3.6 Household textiles........................| .4| .5| .3 | .3| .3| .4 | .4| .3 | .3 Furniture.................................| 1.1| 1.2| 1.0 | 1.1| 1.1| .7 | 1.3| 1.2 | .8 Floor coverings...........................| .4| .4| .3 | .9| .2| .2 | .3| 4/.1 | .5 Major appliances..........................| .5| .5| .5 | .4| .5| .5 | .5| .4 | .4 Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares| .3| .4| .3 | .3| .2| .2 | .2| .2 | .2 Miscellaneous household equipment.........| 1.7| 1.7| 1.8 | 1.6| 1.9| 1.7 | 1.3| 1.3 | 1.4 | | | | | | | | | Apparel and services..........................| 5.7| 5.0| 6.1 | 6.2| 6.0| 6.2 | 6.3| 8.1 | 5.9 Men and boys................................| 1.5| 1.2| 1.6 | 1.5| 1.6| 1.6 | 1.4| 1.9 | 1.3 Men, 16 and over..........................| 1.2| 1.2| 1.2 | 1.3| 1.0| 1.5 | 1.1| .6 | 1.2 Boys, 2 to 15.............................| .3| .1| .4 | .2| .6| .1 | .3| 1.3 | .1 Women and girls.............................| 2.3| 2.0| 2.4 | 1.8| 2.5| 2.8 | 2.3| 3.2 | 2.5 | | | | | | | | | Women, 16 and over........................| 1.9| 1.9| 1.9 | 1.5| 1.6| 2.7 | 1.8| 2.3 | 2.4 Girls, 2 to 15............................| .4| .1| .6 | .3| .8| .2 | .5| .9 | .1 Children under 2............................| .3| .1| .4 | 1.2| .2| .1 | .6| .4 | .2 Footwear....................................| .8| .7| .8 | .7| .8| .8 | 1.1| 1.6 | .8 Other apparel products and services.........| .9| 1.0| .8 | .9| .8| .8 | .8| 1.1 | 1.1 | | | | | | | | | Transportation................................| 18.0| 18.5| 17.6 | 16.5| 17.2| 18.9 | 18.6| 14.4 | 16.4 Vehicle purchases (net outlay)..............| 7.5| 8.0| 7.1 | 7.0| 7.1| 7.0 | 7.9| 5.7 | 6.5 Cars and trucks, new......................| 4.0| 4.8| 3.6 | 3.9| 3.4| 3.6 | 3.3| 3.2 | 2.8 Cars and trucks, used.....................| 3.4| 3.2| 3.5 | 3.1| 3.6| 3.4 | 4.5| 2.4 | 3.6 Other vehicles............................| .1| 4/.1| (2) | (2) | .1| (2) | (2) | (2) | .1 Gasoline and motor oil......................| 3.5| 3.2| 3.6 | 3.3| 3.4| 4.0 | 3.8| 3.0 | 3.1 Other vehicle expenses......................| 6.1| 5.9| 6.1 | 5.5| 5.8| 7.1 | 6.0| 4.8 | 5.6 Vehicle finance charges...................| 1.0| .9| 1.1 | 1.2| 1.0| 1.2 | 1.1| .7 | .7 Maintenance and repairs...................| 2.1| 2.0| 2.1 | 1.6| 2.1| 2.5 | 2.2| 1.8 | 2.0 Vehicle insurance.........................| 2.1| 2.1| 2.1 | 2.0| 1.8| 2.6 | 2.2| 1.7 | 2.0 Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, | | | | | | | | | other charges............................| .8| .9| .8 | .7| .8| .8 | .6| .6 | .8 Public transportation.......................| 1.0| 1.3| .8 | .7| .8| .7 | .9| 1.0 | 1.2 | | | | | | | | | Health care...................................| 5.3| 6.5| 4.6 | 4.5| 4.2| 5.4 | 4.7| 3.6 | 5.4 Health insurance............................| 2.2| 2.8| 1.8 | 1.9| 1.6| 2.2 | 2.0| 1.7 | 2.4 Medical services............................| 1.9| 2.1| 1.9 | 1.8| 1.8| 2.0 | 1.7| 1.3 | 1.8 Drugs.......................................| .8| 1.2| .6 | .5| .5| .8 | .7| .4 | .9 Medical supplies............................| .3| .3| .3 | .2| .3| .4 | .2| .2 | .4 | | | | | | | | | Entertainment.................................| 5.1| 5.4| 5.1 | 5.0| 5.5| 4.6 | 3.9| 4.5 | 4.7 Fees and admissions.........................| 1.3| 1.4| 1.3 | .8| 1.6| 1.1 | 1.0| 1.2 | 1.2 Television, radios, sound equipment.........| 1.5| 1.4| 1.6 | 1.4| 1.7| 1.5 | 1.5| 1.8 | 1.8 Pets, toys, and playground equipment........| 1.0| .8| 1.1 | 1.2| 1.1| .9 | .9| .9 | .8 Other entertainment supplies, equipment, | | | | | | | | | and services...............................| 1.3| 1.7| 1.2 | 1.6| 1.1| 1.1 | .6| .6 | .9 | | | | | | | | | Personal care products and services...........| 1.3| 1.4| 1.3 | 1.2| 1.3| 1.5 | 1.3| 1.4 | 1.4 | | | | | | | | | Reading.......................................| .5| .6| .5 | .5| .5| .5 | .4| .3 | .6 | | | | | | | | | Education.....................................| 1.5| 0.9| 1.8 | 0.6| 1.9| 2.6 | 1.2| 1.2 | 1.7 | | | | | | | | | Tobacco products and smoking supplies.........| .9| .7| .9 | .6| .9| 1.0 | 1.3| 1.1 | 1.1 | | | | | | | | | Miscellaneous.................................| 2.8| 2.9| 2.7 | 3.1| 2.5| 2.9 | 3.1| 2.9 | 3.1 | | | | | | | | | Cash contributions............................| 3.1| 3.7| 2.7 | 1.6| 2.5| 3.6 | 3.5| 2.5 | 3.7 | | | | | | | | | Personal insurance and pensions...............| 10.4| 10.3| 10.6 | 10.8| 11.0| 9.8 | 9.2| 6.4 | 7.4 Life and other personal insurance...........| 1.4| 1.6| 1.3 | 1.0| 1.4| 1.5 | 1.4| .7 | .7 Pensions and Social Security................| 9.0| 8.8| 9.3 | 9.7| 9.6| 8.4 | 7.7| 5.7 | 6.7 | | | | | | | | | Sources of income and personal taxes: 1/ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Money income before taxes.....................|\$44,460|\$40,579|\$47,303 |\$43,046|\$47,983|\$49,638 |\$44,627| \$20,302 | \$21,255 Wages and salaries..........................| 77.0| 67.4| 83.1 | 85.9| 84.5| 78.5 | 77.1| 74.9 | 70.6 Self-employment income......................| 8.9| 6.7| 10.7 | 11.0| 10.6| 10.6 | 6.4| 4.2 | 3.9 Social Security, private and government | | | | | | | | | retirement.................................| 9.1| 19.0| 2.7 | .2| 1.1| 7.3 | 11.1| 1.9 | 16.1 Interest, dividends, rental income, other | | | | | | | | | property income............................| 3.1| 5.6| 1.6 | 1.1| 1.8| 1.8 | 1.9| 1.6 | 4.8 Unemployment and workers' compensation, | | | | | | | | | veterans' benefits.........................| .7| .7| .7 | .7| .7| .9 | .9| .6 | .7 Public assistance, supplemental security | | | | | | | | | income, food stamps........................| .5| .3| .6 | .6| .7| .4 | 1.6| 10.2 | 1.5 Regular contributions for support...........| .3| .2| .4 | .2| .5| .3 | .6| 6.0 | 1.6 Other income................................| .3| .3| .2 | .3| .2| .3 | .4| .6 | .7 | | | | | | | | | Personal taxes................................| 9.7| 11.0| 9.0 | 9.1| 9.5| 8.0 | 8.4| 7.0 | 8.8 Federal income taxes........................| 7.4| 8.5| 6.8 | 6.9| 7.2| 6.1 | 6.2| 5.3 | 6.8 State and local income taxes................| 1.9| 2.1| 1.8 | 1.9| 1.9| 1.6 | 1.8| 1.4 | 1.6 Other taxes.................................| .4| .5| .3 | .3| .4| .3 | .4| .2 | .4 | | | | | | | | | Income after taxes............................| 90.3| 89.0| 91.0 | 90.9| 90.5| 92.0 | 91.6| 93.0 | 91.2 | | | | | | | | | _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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/ Data are likely to have large sampling errors. n.a. Not applicable.