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California: 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

14,332,989 2,558,758 2,781,438 2,929,901 3,068,083 2,994,809
 

Consumer Unit Characteristics

 

Income before taxes

$93,899.28 $12,460.51 $36,446.72 $62,582.76 $103,429.56 $237,713.94

 

           

Age of reference person

51.1 58.4 52.8 49.2 47.4 49.0

Average Number in Consumer Unit

 

People

2.7 1.8 2.5 2.7 3.0 3.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7

Adults 65 and older

0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.5 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.2

Vehicles

1.9 1.0 1.5 1.9 2.2 2.7
 

Percent Distribution

 

Reference Person

 

Men

48.3 40.5 43.4 47.7 50.8 57.5

Women

51.7 59.5 56.6 52.3 49.2 42.5

Homeowner

54.8 38.0 42.7 51.6 60.4 77.8

With mortgage

34.7 15.3 17.9 28.8 45.5 61.4

Without mortgage

20.2 22.7 24.9 22.8 14.8 16.5

Renter

45.2 62.0 57.3 48.4 39.6 22.2

Race of Reference Person

Black or African-American

5.1 10.2 6.0 3.7 3.7 2.5

White, Asian, and all other races

95.0 89.8 94.0 96.3 96.3 97.5

Hispanic or Latino Origin of Reference Person

 

Hispanic or Latino

28.5 27.8 37.0 32.2 27.3 18.8

Not Hispanic or Latino

71.5 72.2 63.0 67.8 72.7 81.2

Education of Reference Person

 

Elementary (1-8)

4.4 6.2 8.0 4.8 2.3 1.1

High school (9-12)

22.8 36.3 30.8 22.2 16.9 10.5

College

72.2 56.6 60.5 72.4 80.6 87.8

Never attended and other

0.6 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.6

At least one vehicle owned or leased

89.3 70.3 88.4 93.5 94.9 96.4
 

Average annual expenditures

$70,481.99 $31,835.05 $46,612.10 $59,225.96 $79,539.01 $127,346.73

Food

9,465.23 4,537.52 7,120.74 9,173.15 10,828.14 14,734.57

Food at home

5,081.51 3,168.72 4,019.27 5,252.63 5,743.34 6,854.29

Cereals and bakery products

611.57 389.91 498.56 648.10 672.66 807.22

Cereals and cereal products

200.53 111.20 158.16 215.79 220.12 280.93

Bakery products

411.04 278.71 340.40 432.31 452.55 526.29

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,084.86 696.17 839.35 1,201.95 1,125.22 1,484.69

Beef

290.92 217.16 192.53 322.77 264.65 437.12

Pork

183.60 116.67 159.34 213.92 203.35 214.07

Other meats

124.01 58.08 98.00 142.67 139.80 170.24

Poultry

223.07 124.66 172.92 257.96 248.41 293.76

Fish and seafood

166.32 102.29 122.88 152.49 175.12 264.52

Eggs

96.93 77.30 93.68 112.15 93.89 104.99

Dairy products

532.38 362.01 433.00 551.13 582.07 700.23

Fresh milk and cream

178.31 142.56 156.16 195.21 196.76 194.41

Other dairy products

354.07 219.46 276.84 355.92 385.31 505.82

Fruits and vegetables

1,048.05 668.10 833.54 1,061.63 1,166.79 1,435.32

Fresh fruits

411.44 235.22 321.93 436.09 427.10 603.04

Fresh vegetables

392.81 270.63 316.52 381.72 462.23 508.20

Processed fruits

115.36 74.83 85.86 121.20 121.19 165.05

Processed vegetables

128.44 87.41 109.24 122.63 156.27 159.03

Other food at home

1,804.65 1,052.53 1,414.81 1,789.82 2,196.60 2,426.82

Sugar and other sweets

151.78 75.72 110.63 160.19 224.30 174.62

Fats and oils

126.01 77.19 93.87 132.69 139.46 176.88

Miscellaneous foods

964.33 584.40 788.27 955.52 1,093.83 1,328.11

Nonalcoholic beverages

492.05 284.47 370.55 494.51 645.76 625.43

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

70.48 30.75 51.49 46.91 93.25 121.78

Food away from home

4,383.73 1,368.80 3,101.48 3,920.52 5,084.80 7,880.28
 

Alcoholic beverages

774.57 316.51 466.29 626.06 865.70 1,496.41
 

Housing

25,730.17 14,646.10 19,462.48 21,919.89 28,648.17 41,742.84

Shelter

17,146.32 10,215.25 13,141.32 15,053.96 19,150.82 26,781.34

Owned dwellings

8,019.34 3,225.87 3,875.46 5,237.90 8,926.08 17,755.76

Mortgage interest and charges

3,857.43 1,208.09 1,224.52 2,320.47 4,720.88 9,185.40

Property taxes

2,560.18 1,119.55 1,314.68 1,847.09 2,742.29 5,458.86

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, other expenses

1,601.74 898.23 1,336.26 1,070.34 1,462.91 3,111.50

Rented dwellings

8,137.74 6,708.02 8,579.65 9,020.05 9,386.75 6,806.09

Other lodging

989.24 281.36 686.21 796.00 837.99 2,219.49

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,996.87 2,480.09 3,348.62 3,742.91 4,634.59 5,489.99

Natural gas

368.99 229.37 303.02 332.42 427.58 525.29

Electricity

1,287.54 961.18 1,148.67 1,185.93 1,453.12 1,625.12

Fuel oil and other fuels

46.02 52.16 34.81 29.76 33.47 79.94

Telephone services

1,493.18 783.67 1,226.82 1,485.22 1,778.23 2,062.54

Residential phone service, VOIP, and phone cards

194.11 201.01 201.25 179.79 182.11 207.87

Cellular phone service

1,299.07 582.67 1,025.57 1,305.43 1,596.12 1,854.67

Water and other public services

801.14 453.71 635.30 709.57 942.20 1,197.10

Household operations

1,932.91 852.91 1,083.33 1,189.51 2,008.85 4,293.45

Personal Services

593.48 159.13 96.05 204.54 700.20 1,697.75

Other household expenses

1,339.44 693.78 987.28 984.97 1,308.65 2,595.71

Housekeeping supplies

695.22 416.54 541.49 661.59 749.72 1,049.73

Laundry and cleaning supplies

193.00 118.26 173.67 177.50 163.34 317.97

Other household products

361.64 167.57 261.56 367.35 439.70 535.14

Postage and stationery

140.57 130.72 106.26 116.74 146.68 196.62

Household furnishings and equipment

1,958.85 681.31 1,347.72 1,271.93 2,104.18 4,128.33

Household textiles

129.33 56.78 97.96 60.84 174.55 240.92

Furniture

490.00 141.87 303.82 285.38 512.82 1,137.14

Floor coverings

24.95 6.70 21.35 8.55 31.80 52.93

Major appliances

292.76 81.16 229.03 200.03 359.17 555.19

Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares

108.59 53.95 118.18 88.24 110.60 164.70

Miscellaneous household equipment

913.23 340.85 577.38 628.89 915.24 1,977.45
 

Apparel and services

1,977.22 764.16 1,492.85 1,801.36 2,157.15 3,444.78

Men and boys

518.15 170.04 454.48 394.13 561.38 951.29

Men, 16 and over

422.47 129.98 372.21 293.25 471.44 795.47

Boys, 2 to 15

95.68 40.06 82.27 100.88 89.94 155.82

Women and girls

702.09 255.24 393.77 709.08 721.20 1,334.10

Women, 16 and over

595.33 231.64 336.97 589.76 584.12 1,153.44

Girls, 2 to 15

106.76 23.60 56.80 119.32 137.08 180.66

Children under 2

87.34 47.45 36.30 113.56 115.25 114.72

Footwear

434.55 169.54 420.37 421.34 554.58 568.75

Other apparel products and services

235.10 121.89 187.93 163.25 204.73 475.93
 

Transportation

10,276.02 4,552.18 6,460.96 8,894.18 12,040.54 18,249.91

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,416.88 1,417.59 1,524.03 3,001.32 3,986.40 6,706.18

Cars and trucks, new

1,457.51 831.63 670.14 967.71 1,504.46 3,154.62

Cars and trucks, used

1,881.82 578.68 821.32 1,868.02 2,472.08 3,388.94

Other vehicles

77.56 7.28 32.56 165.59 9.86 162.62

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,631.39 1,390.56 2,171.85 2,473.37 3,196.44 3,694.06

Other vehicle expenses

3,196.08 1,321.53 2,117.71 2,646.83 3,611.67 5,907.61

Vehicle finance charges

194.71 49.64 113.15 192.53 278.29 310.90

Maintenance and repairs

862.84 452.67 696.21 749.52 896.71 1,442.84

Vehicle insurance

1,318.91 507.00 976.76 1,110.21 1,587.99 2,257.00

Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, and other charges

819.63 312.22 331.58 594.57 848.68 1,896.86

Public and other transportation

1,031.67 422.51 647.39 772.66 1,246.03 1,942.05
 

Healthcare

4,772.67 2,783.25 3,794.25 4,423.49 5,142.76 7,343.67

Health insurance

3,353.96 1,993.49 2,708.71 3,091.22 3,723.36 4,994.23

Medical services

851.38 413.59 580.47 777.99 855.03 1,545.08

Drugs

409.50 265.89 391.56 374.26 418.79 574.35

Medical supplies

157.83 110.27 113.52 180.02 145.59 230.01
 

Entertainment

3,289.25 1,263.11 1,890.30 2,610.39 3,617.97 6,634.68

Fees and admissions

997.98 341.42 407.85 554.61 1,179.61 2,349.75

Audio and visual equipment and services

1,013.09 570.16 803.16 796.61 1,189.48 1,617.79

Pets, toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

948.79 298.11 571.75 1,112.28 953.29 1,683.52

Pets

822.74 277.23 452.35 1,025.61 789.13 1,461.27

Toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

126.04 20.88 119.40 86.67 164.16 222.25

Other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services

329.40 53.41 107.54 146.89 295.60 983.62
 

Personal care products and services

862.24 398.79 599.83 822.12 996.44 1,403.69
 

Reading

91.87 58.83 83.14 69.78 94.69 146.68
 

Education

1,546.93 490.83 509.46 982.43 1,070.03 4,454.85
 

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

190.82 187.62 219.27 178.54 227.48 141.09
 

Miscellaneous

807.39 415.32 641.59 901.44 732.24 1,278.41
 

Cash contributions

2,172.81 513.09 961.27 1,173.57 2,282.93 5,580.86
 

Personal insurance and pensions

8,524.80 907.75 2,909.68 5,649.54 10,834.77 20,694.28

Life and other personal insurance

441.24 107.78 191.06 225.69 508.31 1,100.67

Pensions and Social Security

8,083.56 799.97 2,718.63 5,423.85 10,326.46 19,593.61
 

Sources of Income and Personal Taxes

Money income before taxes

93,899.28 12,460.51 36,446.72 62,582.76 103,429.56 237,713.94

Wages and salaries

74,209.47 3,781.19 23,237.40 47,658.82 82,616.68 199,085.98

Self-employment income

6,962.68 458.03 1,570.36 3,245.21 6,751.39 21,381.71

Social Security, private and government retirement

8,432.95 6,302.85 9,321.19 8,514.62 10,021.30 7,720.83

Interest, dividends, rental income, other property incom

2,846.81 35.25 617.72 1,745.50 3,193.76 8,041.28

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

517.08 1,244.00 780.01 332.56 162.38 195.70

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

501.20 208.95 593.47 539.19 482.74 646.96

Other income

429.10 430.24 326.58 546.85 201.30 641.49
 

*a/: Value is too small to display.

 

Last Modified Date: April 5, 2021