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Consumer Expenditure Survey:
Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
1977
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C onsum er E xpenditure S u rv e y :
D iary Survey, Ju ly 1972-June 1974
U.S. Department of Labor
Ray Marshall, Secretary
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julius Shiskin, Commissioner
1977
Bulletin 1959




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Preface
This bulletin presents detailed expenditure and income data from the diary
com ponent o f the 1972-73 Consumer Expenditure Survey. Historically, expenditure
surveys have been conducted by the Bureau o f Labor Statistics every 10-12 years to
provide a basis for updating the Consumer Price Index and to provide a
com prehensive body o f data for m arket research and economic analysis.
This bulletin was prepared in the Division o f Living Conditions Studies, E v a E.
Jacobs, Chief, under the general direction o f Stephen Baer, C hief o f the Branch o f
Consum er Expenditure Studies. T he bulletin was prepared under the supervision o f
G eorge W eeden. M ajor contributions to the bulletin w ere m ade by D avid Stallings,
for preparation o f the tables; by C athryn Dippo, for preparation o f the statements
on sampling design and data reliability; and by Eugene Owens, for developing the
com puter data file.
M aterial in this publication is in the public domain and may be reproduced
w ithout permission o f the Federal G overnm ent. Please credit the Bureau o f L abor
Statistics and cite the name and num ber o f the publication.




Contents
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Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Historical background .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Description of the survey.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Sample selection ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Cooperation levels .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Estimation of weights .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Survey definitions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Family characteristics .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Expenditure categories ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Expenditure categories not specifically defined .................................................................................................................................................................................

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Reliability of the data ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Estimating sampling error .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Data collection and processing....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Census activities ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
BLS activities ..........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Exhibits:
Household characteristics questionnaire ..............................................................................................................................................................................................
Daily expense re c o rd ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Tables:
Section
Section
Section
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Section

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U.S. total ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Northeast ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................
North Central ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................
S o u th .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
West .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................




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Introduction
This Bureau o f Labor Statistics bulletin presents expenditure and income data collected in the diary com ponent o f the most recent
Consum er Expenditure Survey. T he data w ere derived from the reports of over 20,000 sample families w ho w ere asked to participate in
th e diary survey for tw o consecutive 1-week periods from the last week in June 1972 through the third week o f June 1974. Unlike previous
surveys, the collection o f data was carried out by the U.S. Bureau o f the Census under contract to the Bureau o f L abor Statistics.
T h e expenditure and income data collected in the diary survey are presented here in 129 tables which classify families and single
consum ers by im portant socioeconomic family characteristics. Expenditures are expressed as weekly weighted averages; income data are
show n as annual averages.
T he prim ary purpose for undertaking the 1972-73 Consumer Expenditure Survey was to gather data necessary to revise the Consumer
Price Index. Aside from this im portant mission, the survey provides the only com prehensive body o f income and expenditure information
available for satisfying the broad range o f analytical activities that exist in this area. T he data can be used in examination and analyses of
consum er demand and income, in social welfare planning for poor and low-income families, in m arket research analyses o f dem and for
different products or market areas, and in consum er counseling designed to assist families in evaluating their household budgets.




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Historical Background
From 1944 to 1949, the BLS tested alternative techniques and
m ethodologies designed to im prove subsequent expenditure surveys.
F rom these tests, m any improvem ents w ere incorporated in the
expenditure survey o f 1950, w hich addressed the civilian noninstitutio­
nal population living in urban areas. T he 1950 survey provided data for
revision o f the weights o f the C PI and for analyses o f consumption
patterns.
T he 1960-61 Survey o f Consumer Expenditures was m ore ambitious
than any of its predecessors. Covering all urban and rural families and
single consumers, the survey followed an extensive testing o f the latest
collection and processing methodology. T he prim ary purpose o f the
survey was to support the revision o f the Consumer Price Index.
H ow ever, the survey was also valuable in satisfying the grow ing interest
o f m arket researchers, governm ent officials, and private users o f data on
income, expenditures, and assets and liabilities o f Am erican families.
W hile food expenditure data w ere collected by a 7-day recall question­
naire, all other data w ere collected by interview-administered annual
recall techniques.
Planning for the 1972-73 Consumer Expenditure Survey was initiated
in the late 1960’s. Testing revealed that data for small, frequently
purchased items could be collected m ore accurately by recordkeeping
methods. O ther items o f expense w ere found to be well collected by
periodic recall techniques. It was on the basis o f these findings that the
diary-interview structure o f the 1972-73 Survey was developed. T he
diary was designed to obtain the frequently purchased items that are
contained in this bulletin. T he interview was designed to obtain larger
purchases w hich are published in separate reports.

Expenditure surveys undertaken by the Bureau o f Labor Statistics
date back to the late 19th century. T he first survey was conducted from
1888 to 1891 to provide the U.S. G overnm ent w ith cost-of-living data
for A m erican wage earners. This inform ation was examined in con­
ju n ction w ith a study o f industry production costs and the setting of
tariffs. T he surveys o f 1901 and 1917-19 w ere conducted in response to
rapid price changes occurring at the turn o f the century and during the
first W orld W ar. It was from these tw o surveys, w hich focused on wage
earners and salaried w orkers living in urban areas, that BLS first
produced a Cost-of-Living Index, w hich eventually evolved into the
current Consumer Price Index (CPI).
D uring the period 1934-36 the BLS participated in tw o separate
surveys: (1) the Survey o f M oney Disbursements o f wage earners and
clerical w orkers living in large urban areas; and (2) a com prehensive
Consum er Purchases Study of all native-born husband/w ife families.
T h e data derived from these surveys perm itted the revision of the CPI,
the selection o f a new list o f items to be priced in the index, and more

extensive analyses of income and expenditure behavior of American
families.
D uring 1941-42 the BLS cooperated w ith the D epartm ent o f A gricul­
ture in conducting a nationwide survey o f the civilian noninstitutional
population. T he purpose o f the survey was to provide a body o f data on
w hich to base governm ental decisions affecting the civilian economy
during the second W orld War. This was the first nationwide survey that
perm itted the estimation o f national consum ption expenditures and
savings classified by income class.




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Description of the Survey
T he 1972-73 Consum er E xpenditure Survey consisted o f tw o separate
com ponents, each w ith its ow n questionnaire and sample: (1) A n
interview panel survey in w hich each consum er unit 1 in the sample was
visited by an interview er every 3 m onths over a 15-month period; and
( 2) a diary o r recordkeeping survey com pleted by respondents for tw o
consecutive 1-week periods. This bulletin concerns the diary com po­
nent.
T he diary survey was divided into tw o 12-month periods, the first
covering the last week in June 1972 through the third week o f June
1973, and the second covering the last w eek in June 1973 through the
third week in June 1974. A lthough consum er units w ere asked to list all
expenses during the survey period, the prim ary objective o f the survey
was to obtain reliable expenditure data on small, frequently purchased
items w hich are norm ally difficult to recall. These items include
expenditures for food and beverages, gas and electricity, gasoline,
housekeeping supplies, nonprescription drugs and m edical supplies, and
personal care products and services. N o expenditure data w ere gathered
from sample families while they w ere on trips o r vacations aw ay from
hom e overnight.
T he diary data w ere collected on a household characteristics
questionnaire and on a separate questionnaire to record daily expenses.
T h e household characteristics questionnaire (see exhibit 1) was used to
record inform ation pertaining to age, sex, race, marital status, and family
relationships and also to collect inform ation on w ork experience and on
earnings o f each family member. T he daily expense record (see exhibit
2) was designed as a self-reporting, product-oriented diary on w hich
respondents recorded all expenses for tw o consecutive 1-week periods.
It was divided by day o f purchase and by broad classifications o f goods
and services, a breakdow n designed to aid the respondent w hen
recording daily purchases.
A t the beginning o f the 2-week collection period, the interview er
used the household characteristics questionnaire to record inform ation
pertaining to household members. Also at this time a daily expense




record, or diary, was left w ith the participating family. A t the end o f the
first week, the interview er picked up the diary, review ed the entries,
clarified any questions, and left a second diary for the following week.
T he interview er again picked up the diary at the end o f the second week
and subjected it to review and clarification. A t the same time, the
interview er again used the household characteristics questionnaire to
collect inform ation on the w ork experience, occupation, industry,
retirem ent status, and m em ber earnings from wages and salaries, net
incom e from business o r profession, net incom e from one’s ow n farm,
and incom e from other sources. This information, along w ith the other
household characteristics information, was collected to perm it the
following: (1) D eterm ination o f the eligibility o f the family for inclusion
in the population covered by the Consum er Price Index; (2) classifica­
tion o f families for purposes o f dissemination and analysis; and (3)
adjustm ent for nonresponse by families w hich did not cooperate in the
survey.

Sam ple selection
T he nation was divided into 216 geographic areas defined in
accordance w ith the sampling fram e used for the C urrent Population
Survey. T hirty o f these areas w ere self-representing, i.e., selected with
certainty, prim arily because o f the size o f the population areas represen­
ted. H alf o f the housing units in each o f these self-representing areas was
covered in the first survey year and h alf in the second survey year. T he
remaining 186 areas, com prising less populated areas and nonm etropoli­
tan areas, w ere divided into tw o 93-area groups, each o f w hich was
covered in 1 o f the 2 survey years. F rom each o f these 186 areas, a
prim ary sampling unit (PSU) was random ly selected using a controlled
1 description of the consumer unit concept appears in the section on Survey
A
Definitions.
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selection procedure to insure proper geographic distribution .2
Housing units within the 216 geographical areas w ere further assigned
to housing unit strata. Occupied housing units w ere stratified by income
level, housing tenure, and size of prim ary family. V acant housing units
w ere assigned to certain other strata as w ere institutional persons, i.e.,
that portion o f the population living in room ing or boarding houses or in
docto rs’ o r nurses’ quarters o f general hospitals. The selection of
housing units was independent from the selection of institutional
persons.
T he actual sample of housing units was selected by com puter from the
1970 Census 20-percent sample data file w hich included those house­
holds com pleting the long form questionnaires. Approxim ately 30,000
housing units w ere designated for interview for each year o f the 2-year
diary survey. These units include the augmented sample o f housing units
w hich w ere to be visited during the 4-week period prior to the
Christmas and New Year’s holidays for each year. Additionally, they
include a num ber of newly constructed housing units which w ere
selected to update the sample for the period from the 1970 Census to the
time o f the interview for the diary survey. These new units w ere
selected from reports of building permits issued for privately financed
residential construction and were sampled independently within each
PSU.
C ooperation levels
Levels o f cooperation w ere relatively high throughout the diary
survey period, as shown in the tabulation below. This tabulation
summarizes the types and levels of response for each survey year.
H o u sin g




Ty pes B

fo r the

First year.............
Second year . . . .

o rC n o n ­

survey

response

29,172
30,414

Estimation o f weights
W eights w ere assigned to each consumer unit (CU) participating in
the survey in order to provide estimates for the U.S. population. The
weights w ere products of several factors. One factor assigned was the
inverse of the probability of selection of the housing unit, being equal to
tw o times the initial sampling rate and reflecting the splitting o f the
sample into tw o 1-year components. F o r diaries which could not be
collected from occupied sample households because of refusals or
because no one was home, or from C U ’s within households w here there
was m ore than one CU, a complex noninterview adjustment was made
to correct for these deficiencies. Additional factors included ratio
estimation in non-self-representing PSU ’s for color and residence; ratio
estimation in all geographic areas for age, sex, and color to known
civilian noninstitutional population controls; and a CU adjustment based
upon family com position .4

E lig ib le ho u s in g u n its

u n its
de sig nated
S u rv e y y e a r

A total of 29,172 1-week housing units w ere designated for interview in
the first-year diary survey, and 30,414 w ere designated for interview in
the second-year diary survey. O f these totals, 3,794 units in the first-year
survey and 4,464 units in the second-year survey were determined to be
T ype B or C nonresponse—that is, vacant, nonexistent, or ineligible for
the period. The remaining housing units, 25,378 in the first-year survey
and 25,950 in the second-year survey, w ere designated as the eligible
units for the survey. O f all the eligibles, 4,986 in the first-year survey and
2,595 in the second-year survey were found to be Type A
nonresponse—that is, unable to contact, refusals, or tem porary ab­
sences .3 Based on only eligible housing units (i.e., the designated sample
less Types B and C nonresponse), response rates w ere 80 percent in the
first-year survey and 90 percent in the second-year survey.

3,794
4,464

Type A

T o ta l

T o ta l

nonresponse

in te rv ie w e d

25,378
25,950

4,986
2,595

20,392
23,355

2A PSU was usually a county or group of contiguous counties, except in certain areas of
the Northeast, where a PSU was defined as a cluster of towns. PSU’s included both urban
and rural areas as well as farm and nonfarm areas.
3The reduction in Type A nonresponse rates for the two years can be attributed to the
fact that more intensive efforts were applied to collecting information in the second year.
4A technical description of the estimation procedure is available upon request.

Survey Definitions

while at school, and the CPS concept o f unrelated individuals excludes
students as well as m ilitary personnel living on post.
H ead o f consumer unit. T he 1972-73 C onsum er Expenditure Survey
considered the husband to be the head o f the consum er unit in
husband/w ife families. In other than husband/w ife families, the head
was considered to be the person designated as such by the other CU
members.
Fam ily income. T he concept was defined in the survey as the
com bined income earned by all family members 14 years old or over.
Users should be aw are o f tw o factors w hen interpreting the tables
presenting data by dollar income classes. First, the family income
estimates refer to the 12-month period prior to the date o f interview.
T he diary survey sample o f 10,000 families in each survey year was
distributed into 26 separate 2-week subsamples o f equal size. Thus, the
incom e reference periods differ by 2-week intervals w ith regard to each
subsample. Second, since the dollar incom e class tables present
com bined-year data, table columns contain families from both years o f
the survey. Families reporting a particular level o f incom e for 1972 may
not be at the same point in the 1972 income distribution as are families in
the 1973 income distribution reporting an identical level o f income.
N o attem pt was made to adjust income or expenditures to a common
period.
In tables classified by income decile, sample families are grouped
according to their relative level within the incom e distribution for each
year. T he data in each decile for each year are then combined.
Total income was the sum o f the following components:

Family characteristics
Population coverage. T he eligible population included the civilian
noninstitutional population o f the United States as well as that portion of
the institutional population living in room ing or boarding houses or in
doctors’ and nurses’ quarters o f general hospitals. A rm ed Forces
personnel living outside m ilitary installations w ere included in the
coverage while A rm ed Forces personnel living on post w ere excluded.
Also excluded from eligibility w ere persons living in college dorm ito­
ries, fraternity o r sorority houses, prisons, monasteries, aboard ships, or
in other quarters containing five o r m ore unrelated persons.
Consumer unit. T he family or consum er unit (CU) was the basic
reporting unit for the diary survey, and refers to:
(1) A group o f tw o or m ore persons, usually living together, w ho pool
their incom e and draw from a com m on fund for their m ajor items of
expense, or
(2) A person living alone or sharing a household w ith others, or living
as a room er in a private home, lodging house, or hotel, but w ho was
financially independent—that is, income and expenditures w ere not
pooled w ith other residents. N ever-m arried children living w ith parents
w ere always considered members o f the consum er unit.
In contrast to Bureau o f Labor Statistics definitions, the 1970
D ecennial Census defines a reporting unit as either a family or unrelated
individual, w here a family is a group o f tw o or m ore persons residing
together and related by blood, marriage, or adoption; unrelated
individuals are persons either living alone or living w ith persons to
w hom they are not related, including military personnel on post, and
unm arried children living aw ay from hom e while at school.
T he C urrent Population Survey (CPS), another survey conducted by
the Bureau o f the Census, employs the same concept o f family and
unrelated individuals as the Decennial Census w ith the following
exceptions: T he CPS family includes children living aw ay from hom e




Wages and salaries includes total m oney earnings from all jobs,
including civilian wages and salaries, A rm ed Forces pay and allow ­
ances, tips, commissions, bonuses, piece-rate commissions, and assistantships and teaching fellowships.
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N et income from own business or professional practice includes net
income (gross receipts minus operating expenses) from a profession or
unincorporated business. If the business was a partnership, only an
appropriate share o f net income was recorded. Losses would also
have been recorded.
N et income fro m own fa rm includes net income (gross receipts minus
operating expenses) from the operation o f a farm by owner, tenant, or
sharecropper. Losses would also have been recorded.
Social security and railroad retirem ent includes payments by the
Federal G overnm ent made under retirem ent, survivors’, and disabil­
ity insurance program s to retired persons, to dependents o f deceased
insured workers, or to disabled workers.
Estates, trusts, and dividends, net rental income, and interest on
savings accounts and bonds includes payments made by a corporation
to its stockholders, excluding profits or losses from the sale o f stocks;
net incom e (gross receipts less expenses) from the rental o f property,
real estate, o r farm, or from room ers or boarders; and interest income.
Welfare paym ents and other public assistance includes m oney receiv­
ed from local o r State-administered public assistance, aid to families
witn dependent children, and aid to the blind or totally disabled.
Unemployment and workers’ compensation, government pensions, and
veterans' paym ents includes money received from governm ent unem­
ploym ent insurance agencies or private companies during periods of
unemployment, as well as strike benefits received from union funds;
money received periodically for injuries incurred at work; money
received from retirem ent pensions paid by Federal, State, county, or
other governm ent agencies to form er employees (including members
o f the A rm ed Forces) or their survivors; and money received
periodically through Veterans Adm inistration paym ents to disabled
members o f the A rm ed Forces or to survivors o f deceased veterans,
as well as subsistence allowances received by veterans for education
and on-the-job training.
Private pensions and annuities, alimony, and other income includes
private pensions or retirem ent benefits received by retired persons or
their survivors, either directly or through an insurance company;
m oney received periodically after a divorce or legal separation;
regular contributions received from persons outside the consumer
unit; and any other sources not specifically identified above.
Complete and incomplete reporting o f income. This bulletin contains
tables in w hich families are classified by income. In the dollar class
tables, each incom e class contains families whose combined income falls



within the class range shown; in the decile class tables, each income
class contains 10 percent o f all families in ascending order according to
the m agnitude o f family income. Families w ho participated in the survey
but failed to report sufficient income information for classification are
shown separately in the tables .5
Geographic regions. D ata are presented in this report for four regions
o f the United States—Northeast, N orth Central, South, and West. These
regions include the following States:
Northeast—Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, N ew Hampshire,
N ew Jersey, N ew York, Pennsylvania, R hode Island, Vermont.
N orth Central—Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minneso­
ta, Missouri, Nebraska, N orth Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, W isco­
nsin.
South—Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, D istrict o f Columbia, F lori­
da, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, M aryland, N orth
Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,
W est Virginia.
West—Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Idaho, M on­
tana, Nevada, N ew Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Families represented in the tables are grouped under one o f the four
regions depending on the address at w hich the family was residing
during the time o f the interview.
Type o f area. T he tables in this report classify families in a particular
area according to the address o f the family during their participation in
the survey. T w o factors w ere used in determining the type o f area in
w hich a consum er unit resided:
1.
Inside versus outside a Standard M etropolitan Statistical Area
(SM SA): In the 1972-73 Consumer Expenditure Survey, the classifica­
tion o f families conform s to 1970 Decennial Census definitions and
boundaries relating to SM SA’s. W ith the exception o f certain places in

5It is important to note that even complete income reporting families may not have
provided a complete accounting of all sources and levels of income but may have met the
criteria for being designated as complete reporters. A more complete explanation of these
criteria and of the treatment of incomplete income reporting families appears in the section
on BLS Processing.

N ew England, an SM SA was defined as a county or group of
contiguous counties w hich contain at least one city of 50,000 inhabitants
o r more, or tw o cities having contiguous boundaries and constituting,
for general economic and social planning purposes, a single com m unity
w ith a com bined population o f at least 50,000. A djacent counties w ere
included in an SM SA if, according to certain criteria, they w ere
essentially m etropolitan in character and w ere socially and econom ica­
lly integrated w ith the central city. In N ew England, w here cities and
tow ns are adm inistratively m ore im portant than counties, and data w ere
com piled locally for such divisions, the cities and towns, rather than
counties, w ere the units used in defining SM SA’s.
T he survey further classified the families in SM SA ’s as to w hether
they resided inside or outside o f central cities. W ith few exceptions, the
largest city within an SM SA was defined as the central city. Areas
outside the central city but within an SMSA w ere defined as urban or
rural.
2.
Urban versus rural residence: T he Bureau of Labor Statistics also
conform s to the 1970 Decennial Census definitions of urban and rural.
T he urban population comprises all persons living in: (a) Places of 2,500
inhabitants or more, incorporated as cities, boroughs, villages, and
towns; (b) the densely settled urban fringe, w hether incorporated or
unincorporated places o f urbanized areas; and (c) unincorporated places
o f 2,500 or m ore persons. R ural areas (both farm and nonfarm) are those
remaining areas not falling into one o f the categories set forth above.
Occupation o f fa m ily head. Occupation codes w ere assigned according
to the occupation in w hich the most earnings w ere received during the
12 m onths prior to the interview date. The occupation categories of
em ployed heads closely follow those of the 1970 Census o f Population .6
T he classification, A rm ed Forces Personnel, includes only those families
living off military installations. T he classification, Retired, includes
persons over the age o f 50 w ho reported receiving retirem ent income
and w ho did not work, either full or part time, in the 52 weeks prior to
the interview date. T he classification, N ot W orking and Other, is a
residual and includes unem ployed persons and persons not reporting
occupation status.
Fam ily size. This variable was entered into the data base in whole
num bers according to the num ber o f family members in the CU as o f the
reporting period in w hich the family participated.




Age o f fam ily head. Ages and birthdates w ere collected at the time the
diary was placed w ith the family. T he actual age contained on the data
base was later com puted by substracting the birthdate from 1972 for the
first-year diary and from 1973 for the second-year diary.
Race o f fa m ily head. All families w ere included in one o f three racial
groups: W hite, Black, or other. T he classification, O ther, comprises
such races as Am erican Indians, Japanese, and Chinese. Families of
mixed race w ere classified according to the race o f the family head.
N um ber o f earners. T he num ber o f earners in each family was
recorded as the sum o f all family members w ho reported having w ork
experience sometime during the 12 m onths prior to the interview date.
Education o f fa m ily head. This variable refers to the num ber o f years
o f formal education com pleted as o f the time the family participated in
the survey. Persons not reporting the level o f their education were
classified under the “no school or not reported” category.
Housing tenure. This variable refers to the family’s principal place of
residence at the time of the interview. T he classification, Owner, refers
to C U ’s living in their ow n homes, cooperatives, condom inium apart­
ments, or townhouses, w ith or w ithout mortgages. T he classification,
R enter, includes families paying cash rent as well as families living rent
free.

Expenditure categories
Expenditures are defined as the transaction cost o f goods and services
acquired during the recordkeeping period. Estimates include both excise
and sales taxes. T he full cost o f each purchase was recorded even
though full paym ent may not have been made at the date o f purchase.
T he expenditure estimates exclude purchases made aw ay from home
overnight as well as purchases or portions o f purchases directly
assignable to business purposes. Also excluded w ere periodic credit or
installment payments on goods or services already acquired.

61 9 7 0 C ensu s U sers G u id e , P a rt I

(Bureau of the Census, October 1970),

105.

Expenditure categories not specifically defined

Canned finfish and shellfish, total

M ost expenditure categories in the tables are clearly defined by their
table descriptions. F o r those categories that require clarification, a m ore
com plete description is presented below.

Other canned finfish and shellfish includes salmon and all other canned or
packaged finfish or shellfish.

Cereals and cereal products, total
O ther cereal products and pasta includes com meal, co m starch,
spaghetti (w ithout sauce), noodles, rice, and other specified cereal
products and pastas not otherw ise classified.

Fresh milk and cream, total
Other m ilk includes butterm ilk, skim milk, and all other fresh milk not
otherw ise classified.
O ther dairy products, total

Bakery products, excluding frozen and refrigerated, total
Other bakery products includes cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, turnovers,
biscuits, rolls, muffins, sweet rolls, coffee cakes, doughnuts, bread
crumbs, cracker crumbs, bread stuffing, cracker meal, and other
specified bakery products not frozen or refrigerated.

Other includes pow dered milk, condensed and evaporated milk, liquid
and pow dered diet beverages, malted milk, milkshakes, yogurt, choco­
late milk, and other specified dairy products.

Sugar and sw eets, total
Beef, total
Other beef: includes veal and all other beef, excluding canned beef.

Other sugar and sweets includes artificial sweeteners, fudge mixes,
icings, marshmallows, jam , marmalade, jelly, preserves, fruit butters,
molasses, honey, syrup (chocolate, pancake or waffle syrup, other
specified syrup), and other specified sweets.

Pork, total
Other pork includes picnics, loin roasts, other roasts, other specified
fresh o r frozen pork, and other specified smoked or cured pork.
O ther meats, total

Fats and oils, total
Other, including peanut butter includes nondairy cream substitutes for

coffee and for toppings, peanut butter, and imitation milk.
Lam b, organ meats, and other includes lamb chops, leg o f lamb, other
lamb, m utton, goat, game, and organ meats (hearts, liver, kidney, etc.)
Nonalcoholic beverages, excluding juices, total
Poultry, total
Turkey and other includes fresh o r frozen turkey, roast turkey, turkey
parts, and oth er specified fresh or frozen poultry (duck, pheasant, etc.)



Other carbonated drinks includes fruit drinks, diet drinks (cola, fruit,
and other diet carbonated drinks), carbonate^ waters, and other
specified carbonated drinks, and

O ther nonalcoholic beverages includes noncarbonated fruit flavored
drinks (fresh, frozen, canned, pow dered, or bottled), breakfast substi­
tutes, chocolate flavored pow ders, cocktail mixes (liquid or pow dered),
distilled w ater, spring w ater, and other specified nonalcoholic beve­
rages.

To b a cco and sm oking supplies, total
Other tobacco and sm oking supplies includes cigars, snuff, loose
smoking tobacco, chew ing tobacco, other specified and nonspecified
tobacco. Smoking supplies and accessories refer to cigarette paper,
cigarette rollers, cigarette or cigar holders and cases, lighters, pipes and
pipe sets, flints, lighter fluid or refills, pipe cleaners, and other specified
smoking supplies.

M iscellaneous prepared fo o d s, condim ents and seasonings, total
Other canned and packaged prepared foods includes baked beans, beans
w ith pork, other canned and packaged prepared beans, prepared
chicken, chili con cam e, chop suey, chow mein, cole slaw and other
prepared salads, puddings, gelatins and custard mixes, enchiladas,
tamales, meat hashes and stews, pizza, spaghetti and m acaroni (with
sauce), lasagna, noodle dishes, meat, fish and poultry pies, beef and pork,
oth er specified canned or packaged prepared foods, and baby, junior, or
toddler food (formula, cereals, fruits, juices, vegetables, eggs, meats,
m eat mixtures, soups, puddings, desserts, and all other prepared items o f
this type), and
Condiments and seasonings includes baking pow der, bicarbonate of
soda, yeast, extracts, flavorings, dips, baking chocolates, olives, pickles
and relishes, salt, seasonings, spices, sauces, gravies, and other specified
condim ents and seasonings.

Personal care products, total

Products fo r the hair includes hair coloring, conditioners and cream
rinses for men and women, hom e perm anent kits, hairsprays, setting gels
o r lotions, shampoo, barber sets, bobbie pins and hair clips, brushes,
combs, curlers (roller type), cutting shears, and hair pieces and wigs;
D ental products includes toothpaste, m outhwash, tooth brushes, and
other dental products;
Shaving products includes aftershave lotions, shaving creams, o r soaps,
razor blades, razors, and other shaving articles;
Cosmetics and bath products includes lipstick, gloss, rouge, skin creams
and liquids, pow der, eye cosmetics, toilet soap, bath oils and salts, toilet
w ater, cologne, sachet, perfume, nail preparations, m anicure imple­
ments, and eyelash curlers;
Other toilet products includes deodorants depilatories, douches, suntan
lotions, sanitary supplies, foot care preparations, foot care products, and
other nonelectric toilet articles; and
Electric personal care appliances includes hair dryers, hair setters,
shavers, toothbrushes, and other similar electric appliances.

Food aw ay from hom e, total

M eals at restaurants, carryouts, and other includes all meals (breakfast,
lunch, brunch, dinner) at restaurants and carryouts plus meals (breakfast
o r lunch) at school, board, meals for someone aw ay at school, and
special catered affairs such as weddings, bar m itzvahs and confirm ­
ations.

Personal cares services, total

A lcoholic beverages at hom e, total

Other personal care services includes other hair care services (blea­
ching, tinting, coloring, conditioning treatm ents, permanents, press and
curls), styling and other services for wigs and hairpieces, body massage
o r slenderizing treatm ent, facials, manicures, pedicures, shaves, health
club or health spa memberships, other specified personal care services,
and personal care appliance repairs.

O ther includes whiskey (blended, bourbon, Canadian, scotch, other
whiskey, and nonspecified whiskey), gin, vodka, rum, brandy, cordials,
liqueurs, and other alcoholic beverages consum ed at home.



1

N onprescription drugs and medical supplies, total

Stationery supplies includes stationery, greeting cards, ribbon and gift
w rap, pens, pencils, and other stationery supplies;
Lawn and garden supplies includes fertilizers, insecticides, other plants,
bulbs, seeds, stones, and soils such as mulches, peat moss and top soil;
and
M iscellaneous household products includes aluminum foil, paper and
plastic bags, cups, plates and flatwear, wax paper, ice, air fresheners,
deodorizers, insect sprays, insect pow ders and liquids, light bulbs,
swimming pool supplies, and other items identified as household
supplies.

Other nonprescription drugs includes diarrhea remedies, laxatives, nasal
decongestants, tonics, and all other over-the-counter medicines and
drugs, and
M edical supplies and appliances includes antiseptics, bandages, cotton,
first aid kits, contraceptives, syringes, ice bags, therm om eters, sun
lamps, vaporizers, heating pads, artificial limbs, athletic supporters,
girdles, braces, canes, crutches, walkers, hearing aids, hearing aid
batteries, eye glasses, contact lenses, hospital beds, wheel chairs,
whirlpools, liniments, ointments, eye care products, and other medical
appliances.

Gas, electricity and fuels, total
Housekeeping supplies, total

Other fu els includes charcoals, charcoal lighter, coal, wood, and all
other items specified as fuels.

Other laundry supplies includes bleaches, bluing, fabric softeners,
presoaks, sizing, starch, w ater softeners, and other items specified as
laundry products;
Other cleaning supplies includes floor wax, oven cleam ers, furniture
polish and cleaners, rug and upholstery cleaners, scouring pads,
scouring pow der, spot rem over, wax rem over, w indow cleaner, and
other items specified as cleaning items;




Gasoline, m otor oil, coolant and similar products, total
M otor oil, coolant, and other flu id s includes m otor oil, antifreeze and
coolants, brake fluid, transmission oil, gasoline additives, oil additives,
and other m otor fuels.

11

Reliability of the Data

T he A and B generalized constants can be used to com pute standard
errors through use o f the following formula:

Sample surveys are subject to tw o types o f errors, nonsampling and
sampling. Nonsampling errors can be attributed to m any sources, such
as definitional difficulties, differences in the interpretation o f questions,
inability or unwillingness o f the respondent to provide correct inform ­
ation, mistakes in recording or coding the data obtained, and other
errors o f collection, response, processing, coverage, and estimation for
missing data.
Sampling errors occur because observations are not taken from the
entire population. T he standard error, w hich is the accepted measure for
sampling error, is an estimate o f the difference between the sample data
and the data that woiuld have been obtained from a com plete census.
T h e chances that an estimate from a given sample would differ from a
com plete census figure by less than one standard error (one sigma) are
68 out o f 100. T he chances that the difference w ould be less than 1.6
times the standard error are 90 out o f 100, and the chances that the
difference w ould be less than tw o times the standard error are 95 out of
100.

(0

=x

/

V

a

+— —

4Xn,

w here
is the standard erro r o f the mean expenditure; x is the mean
expenditure; n is the base o f the mean expenditure; and A and B are the
generalized constants for the specific E C o r subclass o f the EC. Form ula
( 1) and the values for the constants are applicable only within the ranges
o f 71,000 to 71,731,000 white o r all families and 6,000 to 7,178,000
nonw hite families.
Standard errors can readily be com puted through use o f formula (1)
and the generalized constants. F o r example, the mean expenditure for
beef for all 71,731,000 families was $3.65 during the survey period.
Em ploying the appropriate A and B constants in conjunction w ith
form ula (1), the standard erro r is com puted as $0,079. This means that
the 68-percent confidence interval around $3.65 is from $3.57 to $3.73,
and the 95-percent confidence interval, from $3.49 to $3.81. It can
therefore be asserted at a 68-percent level o f confidence that the sample
mean o f $3.65 will differ by less than plus or minus $0,079 from a mean
obtained from a com plete census. A t a 95-percent level o f confidence, it
will differ by less than plus or minus $0.158.

Estimating sam pling error
Table A presents generalized constants w hich can be used to produce
standard errors o f mean expenditures for any expenditure class (EC)
included in this bulletin. D ue to differences in sample sizes and
clustering factors, tw o sets o f constants are shown. One set applies to
expenditures by all families, w ithout regard to race, and to white
families; the other set applies to expenditures by Black or other race
families. G eneralized constants are presented for 28 individual E C ’s as
well as for total food and for food at home. T he constants associated
w ith an individual E C are to be used for that E C or for any subclass of
that EC.




%

Standard errors can also be used to test the statistical significance of
the difference betw een tw o expenditure sample means. Such a test will
determ ine the probability that an observed difference between tw o
means is real and has not occurred simply by chance because the data
w ere draw n from a sample and not the entire population. F o r example,
the mean expenditure for poultry for three-person families in the U.S.
(11,563,000 families) was $1.15 and for four-person families in the U.S.
(10,471,000 families) was $1.39. T he question is w hether the observed
12

Table A . Generalized A and B constants to be used in the com putation o f standard e rro rs
All or white families

Black or other race families

Expenditure class (EC)
A
All fo o d ............................................................................................................................................................................................
All food at hom e..........................................................................................................................................................................
Cereals and cereal products....................................................................................................................................................
Bakery products ...........................................................................................................................................................................
Beef .................................................................................................................................................................................................
P o rk ..................................................................................................................................................................................................
Other m eats...................................................................................................................................................................................
P o u ltry .............................................................................................................................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish....................................................................................................................................................................
E ggs..................................................................................................................................................................................................
Fresh milk and c re a m ................................................................................................................................................................
Other dairy products..................................................................................................................................................................
Fresh fru its ....................................................................................................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...........................................................................................................................................................................
Processed f r u its ...........................................................................................................................................................................
Processed vegetables.................................................................................................................................................................
Sugar and other sweets............................................................................................................................................................
Fats and oils..................................................................................................................................................................................
Nonalcoholic beverages..............................................................................................................................................................
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments and seasonings.........................................................................................
Food away from home................................................................................................................................................................
Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................................................................................
Other home heating fu e ls .........................................................................................................................................................
Gas and e le ctricity.....................................................................................................:...............................................................
Housekeeping supplies...............................................................................................................................................................
Gasoline, motor oil, coolants...................................................................................................................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies.....................................................................................................................
Tobacco products........................................................................................................................................................................
Personal care products..............................................................................................................................................................
Personal care services...............................................................................................................................................................




13

0.0000584555
.0000760132
.000195592
.000123277
.00029483
.000123599
.0000294587
.000158931
.000187184
.000134706
.000112412
.000101627
.000196114
.000147493
.000161686
.000134327
.00014951
.000338883
.0000892289
.000125107
-.00000775388
.000312592
.00151236
.000003418
.000108685
.0000293377
.00087329
.000158436
.000161621
.000151039

B
585507.0
414025.0
18269.0
15841.1
178893.0
71127.7
50188.7
39547.9
30686.1
15721.2
44495.2
21830.2
15862.1
11487.4
13337.4
9969.23
17118.3
19143.2
25363.6
18921.2
421662.0
114889.0
308460.0
369486.0
51535.1
260111.0
145685.0
36432.1
35431.9
86698.9

A
0.0000584555
.0000760132
.00204976
.00148071
.00196074
.00153304
.00407327
.00139243
.00240315
.000134706
.00130081
.00152403
.00145546
.00156829
.00182658
.00165164
.00147864
.00313079
.00136102
.00175797
.00142136
.00358402
.0162569
.00121899
.00182923
.00165405
.00859185
.0021158
.00217575
.00316301

B
585507.0
414025.0
17386.7
11755.3
125009.0
40018.9
34238.2
34928.0
31134.4
15721.2
32995.8
18499.8
13445.2
9474.38
9374.37
15695.6
11751.5
24048.5
17668.9
15981.8
66492.5
79145.7
131043.0
205767.0
34311.5
111547.0
53422.9
29312.6
27306.5
47610.8

difference betw een the tw o mean expenditures, or $1.39 - $1.15 = $0.24,
is a real difference—in other words, that four-person families really do
spend m ore for poultry, on average, than three-person families—or
w hether the observed $0.24 difference has occurred by chance. This can
be tested statistically by using the standard errors o f each mean
expenditure in conjunction w ith the following formula:

/

(2)
A

A

~

S x t +

A

2

* 5 2>
A

where
7
is the standard error of the difference; €>x, is the
Xj — ^2
A
1
standard error of one mean; and 7 is the standard error of the o tte r mean.
This formula is applicable only to the means of two disjoint populations
(i.e., one population is not a subset of the other).
T hrough use o f formula (1), standard errors o f the tw o mean
expenditures for poultry are com puted as $0.03 and $0.04 for three-and
four-person families, respectively. Inserting these data into formula (2),
the standard erro r o f the $0.24 difference between the tw o means is
com puted as $0.05. Therefore, the 68-percent confidence interval




around $0.24 is from $0.19 to $0.29, o r $0.24 plus o r minus $0.05; and the
95-percent interval is from $0.14 to $0.34. Since the 95-percent interval
does not include zero, it can be asserted at a 95-percent level o f
confidence that the estimated difference betw een the tw o means is not
an accidental occurrence or the result o f random influence. In other
words, the difference betw een the tw o expenditure means is statistically
significant.
Analyses o f the difference betw een tw o means can also be perform ed
on nondisjoint populations, w here one population is a subset of the
other. T he formula for com puting the standard erro r o f the difference
betw een tw o nondisjoint means is
2
u _ -/gj +£*

A

e-

X1 -

,

/\

where €>-

X2 V

X1

- 2 f £ _

X2

A

1

- is the standard error of the difference; e 2

Xj

A

and €>- are
X2

the stan d ard errors o f the tw o m eans; and f* is th e co rrelatio n
coefficient, which averages about 0.2 for com putations in this formul­
ation.

Data Collection and Processing
C ensus activities

com ponents o f those entries, item allocation routines w ere developed.
A llocations w ere generally, but not always, made using proportions
derived from specific reports in other com pleted diaries.
A t various stages o f BLS processing, frequency distributions were
produced, arraying families into im portant family characteristic classifi­
cations. These data w ere m atched against other comparably-defined
data from the C urrent Population Survey, published by the U.S.
D epartm ent o f Commerce. These evaluations led to corrections o f
errors in the diary incomes and to program corrections in the
assignment o f family characteristic codes.
Finally, the income data reported in the diary w ere carefully
inspected for completeness. W hile no im putation was conducted,
incom plete income reports w ere identified and coded. T he value o f
incom e reported from m ajor sources such as wages and salaries, and
incom e from unincorporated business, was cross-referenced w ith re­
ports o f weeks w orked by each family member. Families w ere coded as
incom plete reporters if the head reported weeks w orked but failed to
report income from such employment. F o r cases in which the family
head did not work, the procedure was applied to the spouse or other
family members. A num ber o f diaries contained no members who were
em ployed during the income reference period. These were most
typically small families w ith retired heads, and the families were
assigned incom plete income codes if they reported receiving pension,
annuity, or social security income but did not provide dollar reports for
these income items. Similarly, those families reporting no w ork expe­
rience but indicating receipt o f nonem ploym ent income such as welfare
benefits or alimony paym ents w ere coded as incomplete income
respondents if no dollar values for such items w ere reported.7

T h e 1972-73 Consumer Expenditure Survey marks the first time in
BLS history that the collection of consum er expenditure data was
contracted out to the U.S. Bureau of the Census. In addition to its
collection duties, the Census Bureau was responsible for field editing
and coding, consistency checking, and quality control. Upon completion
o f these processing activities, the Census Bureau keypunched the
reported information onto com puter tapes. T he information on tapes
was then subjected to com puter program s designed to (a) com pute
weights based on BLS specifications, (b) perform various com puter
edits such as the separation of consumption expenses from business
expenses, and (c) impute values for weeks w orked when nonresponse
was encountered. Finally, a com puter file o f the data base containing
edited data was produced and transm itted to the Bureau o f Labor
Statistics.
BLS activities
A t the BLS, the survey data base was subjected to another series of
processing procedures, including (a) applying appropriate sales taxes, (b)
deriving weekly expenditure means, (c) screening the file for consisten­
cy among variables and for invalid coding, and (d) production of
pretabulations o f data by expenditure code to disclose extreme values.
D ue to the very large volume o f data punches in the file, it was not
possible to inspect each individual entry. Thus, only those extreme
values which affected the reasonableness o f aggregate expenditure
distributions w ere inspected. Since only a limited num ber o f corrections
w ere made, the data base may contain unusual entries.
A num ber o f respondent-recorded entries in the diary provided
insufficient detail to meet desired tabulation specifications. F o r example,
some respondents recorded expenditures for “other m eat” instead of
specifying a particular type of meat such as beef or pork. In order to
assign proportions of the value reported for combined entries among the




7
The separation of complete from incomplete income reporters is shown in all tables of
this publication that classify families by income. An interesting finding from these tables is
that respondents who provided poor or no income data—about 12 percent of all
respondents—tended to provide scanty expenditure data.
15

Exhibit: Household characteristics questionnaire
~ 01 016 1. Sample
week

U .S . D E P A R T M E N T O F C O M M E R C E
S O C IA L A N D EC O N O M IC S T A T IS T IC S A D M IN IS T R A T IO N
B U R E A U O F T H E CEN SUS

2. Expected
units

3. Control number

4. Household 5. Consumer
number
Unit No.

PSU

6. PROCESSING USE ONLY
a.

b.

c.

d.

A C T IN G AS C O L L E C T IN G A G E N T FOR

7. SAMPLE
ADDRESS

a.

What is your exact address?

In c lu d e H o u s e N o .. S tre e t, A p t. N o ., o r o th e r id e n tific a tio n .

(771 Same as sh o w n b e lo w

[ 7 ] D iffe r e n t — C o rre c t a d d re s s o r c h e c k w ith o f fic e

b . H o u se num ber and s tr e e t

HOUSEHOLD
CHARACTERISTICS
QUESTIONNAIRE

C. A p t. N o . o r o th e r u n it d e s ig n a tio n

S ta te

d . C ity

8. MAILING
ADDRESS

a.

IS this yOUr nailing address?

b.

Z IP cod e

H o u se num ber and s tr e e t

E n te r " S a m e " o r s p e c ify i f d iff e r e n t.

In c lu d e Z I P cod e.

C. A p t. N o . or o th e r u n it d e s ig n a tio n

D IARY S U R V E Y
- 11 023 f

d . C ity

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N O T IC E — A l l in fo rm a tio n w h ic h w o u ld p e rm it id e n tific a tio n o f th e in d iv id u a l w i ll be h e ld in s tr ic t c o n fid e n c e , w i l l be use d o n ly by
pe rs o n s engaged in and fo r th e pu rp o s e s o f th e s u rv e y , and w i l l n o t be d is c lo s e d o r re le a s e d to o th e rs fo r an y p u rp o s e s .

10. Interviewer's name

[ Code
Enter the

1
Time

Date

Time
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.

Date
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.

a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.

a.m.
p.m.
p.m.
p.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.

lib . DIARY DATES
WEE K 2

WEEK 1
From

; Day | Yr.
i
•
i
i

i
I

To

|

!

i

i

Mo.

©

©

Mo.

; Day ; Yr.

From

i
i
i

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i
i

To

©

!

1
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12. SUPERVISOR'S USE
Iiil
ntas

a. Reinterview
b. Observation




Date

Z IP cod e

a . Nam e

b . C od e

c. E x p e c te d u n its

14. AREA OFFICE NAME

13. FINAL INTERVIEW STATUS

i
I

11a. RECORD OF CALLS

9. SPECIAL
PLACE

S ta te

appropriate code (1 —17) and the month and day for both placement and pick-up for each week.

1 - Diary placed or completed
WEEK 1

WEEK 2

NONINTERVIEW CODES
DIARY PLACEMENT

Type A

DIARY PLACEMENT

2 - Unable to contact
3 - Temporarily absent during entire reference week
4 - Refused
5 — Other — S p e c ify

©

- Code

©

-Code

in N ote s

. Mo./Day

Type B
6 - Vacant
7 - Occupied by persons with URE

DIARY PICK-UP

0IARY PICK-UP

8 - Under construction, not ready
9 - Other — S p e c ify in N ote s

©

TypeC
10 - Demolished
11 - House or trailer moved
12 - Converted to permanent nonresidence

. Mo./Day

13 - Merged

I f cod e 1, m ark a p p ro p ria te box

14 - Condemned
15 - Located on military base (post)
16 - CU no longer at sample address
17 — Other — S p e c ify

in N o te s

^ 07)

i [ ] Completed by respondent

I f cod e 1, m ark a p p ro p ria te box

©

i [7] Completed by respondent

2 [~ ] Partial recall

2 [7] Partial recall

3 [71 Total recall

3 [77] Total recall

16

Part A - H O U S E H O L D

~ 12 013 ASK

•

OF

ALL

•

U N IT S

la. Are these living quarters -

©

'Owned o being bought by
r
someone i this unit (except
n
cooperative o condominium)?
r
A cooperative o condominium
r
owned o being bought by
r
someone i t is unit?
n h

b. Do you have a
mortgage on
this property?

d. What percent
of the
expenses is
counted as
a business
expense?

c. Are these living quarters
used partly for business
or rented to others?

©

[

| No - S k ip to l e

(B 0 2 )

1f

i YES

©

CHARACTERISTICS
3. LIVING QUARTERS - A S K I F N O T A P P A R E N T B Y O B S E R V A T IO N
c. Housing unit
a. Do you have complete | b. Do you have direct
access from the
kitchen facilities?
; H o u se, a p t., fla t
outside or through
I f N O . m a rk " N o n e . "
a common hall?
HU m S p e c ia l P la c e
i f y e s - Are they for this
7 T r a ile r not in
household's
S p ec ia l P la c e
exclusive use?
t Y e s , d ire c t

M ARKED

b. During the past 12 months, did sales of
crops, livestock, and other farm products
from this place amount to -

3 p j R e nted to others
4□

Occupied without payment
o cash rent?
f

IF

e. When did 2a. Does this place have 10 acres or more?
you move
(B06) i □ Y E S-A sk 2b(j;
to this
address?
2 [ J NO - A s k 2 b (2 )

, ] P a rt b u s in es s
r

Rented t r cash rent?
o

[7 ] A S K

Both b u s in es s
and rented to
others

(b 0 8 )

( ) $50 or more?
1

H YES

7 ’ NO

(2 $250 or more?
)

(BO?)

" ] YES

' 1 NO

*

i

None

8. HOUSEHOLD 9. BIRTH
MEMBER
DATE

What are the names of all other persons living
or staying here?
L i s t a l l per sons who u s u a l l y l i ve here and a l l
per sons who are t e mp o ra ri l y ab sen t. Be sure
to i n cl u de i nf ant s under 1 year o f age.
D ra w a he av y l i ne under name o f l a st per son
l i s t e d at f i r s t i n t e r v i e w .

What is . . . ’s relationship to
the head of the household?
Example: Head, wife, son,
daughter-in-law, uncle,
lodger, lodger's wife
Code

10. AGE

Is th is .. . ’s
usual place
of residence?

What was the
month and year
o f. . . ’s birth?

Mark YES i f
no us ual

Example'
01-40,
12-05

YES

NO

M O.

of first

YR.

11. MARITAL
STATUS

12. SEX

Is. . . now 12345married?

1Married?
2Widowed?
Divorced?
Separated?
Never

13. RACE

14. A.F.
MEMBER

1- Male

A White 7 6 - 6 5
sk if
year s o ld

2-

Female
Negro

3S p eci f y
in N ot e s

Is . . . now
inOtherArmed
the Forces?

En t er code

YES

NO

more

than one C U , t r an s cr ib e C U No. from
the fi rs t que •sti onna ire for thi s h o us eho ld.

17. LINE
NUMBER

Black or

En te r

E nt er code

If

18. FOR ALL ADDITIONS AND
DELETIONS TO THIS CU

T r a ns c ri be

PROCESSING
USE ONLY

^
PERSON LINE NO.

CONSUMER U NIT RECORD
7. RELATIONSHIP

What is the name of the head of this household?

C i r c l e l i ne No. o f resp.

CONSUMER UNIT NO.

PROCESSING USE ONLY

L a s t name f i r s t

O th er, not HU D e s c rib e

1 N o, through
an oth er u n it

2 1 / 1 Shared

HOUSEHOLD RECORD
6. NAME

' T e n t or tra ile r s ite

a c ce ss

j ' i E x c lu s iv e use

3:'

Q u a rters not HU
in room ing or
bo a rd in g house

In the ap p ro p ri at e c ol u mn enter the
date the change o c cu r re d for each

of a l l pers ons
in thi s C U

p er s on ad ded or d e le t e d in i tem 17.

Additions

from 1 tern 5 .
M O.

DAY

Deletions
YR.

MO.

DAY

YR.

2
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1

©
©
©
©
©
©
©
©
©

2

•

©
2
2

3

2
4

2
5

(D 0 6 )

2

7

(D 0 8 )

2
2

9

10
•

1 PLAC EM ENT
(re a d

names

fro m ite m 6 ) .

Have I missed -

- Any babies or small children?............................................................
- Any lodgers, boarders, or persons in your employ who live here? .
- Anyone who usually lives here but is temporarily absent at present traveling, at school, or in a hospital?..................................................
- Anyone else staying here?....................................................................
F IL L

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2

8

15a. I have listed . . .

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)
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?

6

ASK A T W E E K

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IT E M S 6 - 8 F O R E A C H P E R S O N A D D E D .

I F " Y E S " I N I T E M 8 , F I L L IT E M S 9 - 1 4 F O R T H E P E R S O N
A f t e r c o m p le t in g ite m 1 5 a , c o n tin u e w it h it e m 16 b e lo w .




•

ASK A T W EEK 2 P LA C E M E N T

YES | NO 15b. I have listed . . . ( r e a d n a m e s fro m ite m 6 ) .
Are all of these persons still living or staying here?
□
□
i f n o - Which persons have left the household?
□

!
□ j

n !
□ |

1

□
□

□ YES
□ NO

F o r e a c h p e rs o n w h o h a s le f t t h e h o u s e ­
h o ld , d r a w a lin e th ro u g h ite m 6 a n d
f i l l ite m 1 8 , th e n a s k ite m 1 5 c .

MO.
I f th e e n t i r e h o u s e h o ld h a s m o v e d , a s k :

When did the . . . family move?
P r e p a r e a n e w q u e s t io n n a ir e i f
t h e u n it is now o c c u p ie d . R a is e
th e h o u s e h o ld n u m b e r ( it e m 4
on t h e c o v e r ) b y 1.

15c. Is anyone else living or
staying here now, including
newborn babies?

n yes
□ NO

F o r e rch a d d e d p e r s o n , c o m p le t e
ite m s 6 - 8 . I f Y E S in ite m 8 , f i l l
ite m s 9 — 1 4 . D e t e r m in e C U N o .
fro m ite m 1 6 a a n d f i l l ite m 4 on
th e o r ig in a l q u e s t io n n a ir e a n d
ite m s 1 7 a n d 1 8 on th e q u e s t i o n ­
n a ir e f o r th e a p p r o p r ia te C U .

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ASK A T W E E K 1 A N D
W E E K 2 P IC K -U P

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15d. Were any household members away
overnight for one day or more last week
(during the diary reference period)?
if y e s -

Which persons?
E n ter lin e n u m b e r s ......................

How many such persons?
E n te r the num ber o f persons . .

WEEK 2

□ YES

77] YES

n no

[7 ] NO

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15e. Did anyone else, such as visitors stay
here overnight for one day or more last
week (during the diary reference period)?
if y e s -

17

(D O 3)

n

r 1 YES

YES

□J NO

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n no

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INCOME

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- 14 035 f

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1. How many weeks during the past 12 months did . . . work, either full-time or part-time,
not counting work around the house?

_W eeks
OR
o Q D i d not work - S K I P

OR
' ________Weeks
□ Did not work - S K I P t<

(g o j )

____ Weeks
OR
] Did not work - S K IP to 3

0

to 3

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Line No.

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• A s k ite m s 1 - 4 fo r e a c h p e r s o n 1 4 y e a r s o ld o r o v e r in t h is C U

Line No.

f e 0 l)

_______ Weeks
OR
o Q ] Did not work - S K IP to 3

Line No.

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___ Weeks

OR

iDid not work - S K IP to 3

2a. In the job in which . . . received the most earnings during the past 12 months, for whom did he work?

©

©

b. What kind of business or industry was it?

©

(G04)

c. What kind of work did he do?
d. Was . . .

©

©

1 - An employe* of a PRIVATE company, business, or individual working for wages or salary?

©

©

I f co d e 3 a n d not a farm , a s k -

3 - Self-employed in OWN business, professional practice, or farm?
4 - Working WITHOUT PAY in family business or farm?

@ )

I f co de 3 a n d not a farm , a s k -

I f co de 3 a n d not a farm , a s k -

Is the business incorporated?

2 - A Government employee? ( F e d e r a l, S ta te , lo c a l)

I the business incorporated?
Is

Is the business incorporated?

© )

i 17 jYES

iy e s

© )

2[;;n o

i□

©

YES

©

Code
I f co de 3 a n d not a farm , a s k —
Is the business incorporated?
2 [~

, GYES

I f " D i d n o t w o r k ” d u r in g t h e p a s t 12 m o n th s a n d o v e r 50 y e a r s o ld , a s k —

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3. Is . . . retired?

(G07) i Lli YES 2 [_ ] NO 3 L jNA

© )

i :_ ,YES 2 [ 1NO a [” NA

4. During the past 12 months, how much did . . . earn in a. Wages or salary before deductions? In c lu d e co m m is s io n s ,

©

(G08)

S _________00 OR o [ | None

(£

09)

S________ 00 OR o G None

©

S_

©

S_________ 00 OR o ; ] None

(GOT)

S-------------- 00 OR 0 ^ iNone

( ot)
g

S_________ 00 OR Oi

tip s , Am ned F o r c e s p a y a n d a llo w a n c e s .)

$ __________ 00 OR o □

None

(GOT) $ ----------------- 00 OR o ^ j None

b. NET income from own business or professional practice?.....................................................................

□

c. NET income from own farm?.....................................................................................................................

@

)

Loss

□

00

$ __________
OR o [ ] None
□ Loss_____________________

Loss

S_________00 OR o □

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If YES -

YES
0

L i

an

©

S

.00

M ark th e b o x i f
e x p e n d itu re s o f S I . 0 0
or m ore a r e reporte d.

(a
)
YES

b. Estates, trusts, or dividends?.................................................................................
Interest on savings accounts or bonds?
............................................
Net rental income? ...............................................................................................
c. Welfare payments or other public assistance (aid to families with
dependent children, old age assistance, or aid to the blind or totally disabled)?

NO

'□

2 U

3 G

Ml!

* □

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' U

D -

ip 1v

C HEC K

l

6□

'

Q

:

Meals eaten out

□

Tobacco

*GKj)

S ________ 00 OR

□

OR

None

None

0

None

Loss

© □

(G12)

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~ 15 024 j

□

YES

r_J NO - S K IP to n e x t ite m

b. Did anyone in the family eat out at all during the past week?

□

YES

□

©

□

Alcoholic
beverages for
HOME USE

(J03)
V_s

□

Anything else?.........................................................................................................

□

NO - S K IP to n e x t ite m

□

NO - S K IP to n e x t ite m

.0
0
YES

.00

$

©

YES

□

NO — Go to P a rt A , ite m 15d

□

C o n t i n u e w it h P a r t A , it e m s 1 5 d a n d 1 5 e A N D P o r t C.

18

NO - S K IP to n e x t ite m

s

□

Alcoholic drinks b. Did anyone buy any alcoholic drinks during this past week?
purchased at a
bar, cafe, etc.
c. How much was spent during this past week?

□

□

b. Did anyone buy any alcoholic beverages for HOME USEduring this past week?

YES

□I YES

©

a. Does anyone in the family buy alcoholic drinks at a bar, cafe, etc.,
even occasionally?

e. Private pensions or annuities?..............................................................................

.00
[7J NO - S K I P to n e x t ite m

□

b. Did anyone in the family buy any cigarettes, cigars, or tobacco
during this past week?

c. How much was spent during this past week?

S

NO - S K IP to n e x t ite m

[1] YES

a. Does anyone In the family buy alcoholic beverages - beer,
wine, liquor, etc. - for HOME USE, even occasionally?

3.

4.




_ .0 0

0
0

__00 OR

s_

None

0

a. Does anyone in the family smoke - cigarettes, cigars,
pipes - even occasionally?

2.

Veteran’s payments?..............................................................................................

Regular contributions from persons not living in this household?......................

S_

©

NA

• A s k q u e s t io n s a , b, a n d c i f b o x in c o l. a is N O T m a rk e d .
We have found that certain types of expenses are often forgotten. 1 would like to ask a few questions concerning these items.
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b

c. How much was spent for meals eaten out during this past week?

Government employee pensions?...........................................................................

Alimony?.................................................................................................................

NO

NO 3

©

- A sk a t W e e k 2 P i c k - u p

c. How much was spent during this past week?

d. Unemployment compensation?..............................................................................
Workmen’s compensation?.......................................................................................

2 '

None

i'] Loss

©

DIARY

YES

1 YES 2 t

Loss

S _________00 OR

LI Loss

©

None

_.Q0 OR 0

□

s_________ 00 OR oj _ None

NO 3 ' NA

the business incorporated?

a. Does anyone in the family eat out - lunches, dinners, snacks, etc. even occasionally?

1
.

©

Loss

Is

i ,1

I N T E R V I E W E R - R e v i e w th e c o m p le t e d d i a r y fo r th e it e m s I i s t e d in c o l. a . I f e x p e n d it u r e s o f S I . 0 0 o r m o re a r e r e p o r te d , m a rk t h e b o x in c o l.
A f t e r re v ie w in g t h e e n t i r e d ia r y , a s k th e q u e s t io n s in c o l. b fo r e a c h b o x t h a t is N O T m a r k e d in c o l. a .
I f a l l b o x e s a r e m a r k e d , c o m p le t e P a r t A , ite m s 1 5 d a n d 1 5 e , th e n c o n tin u e w it h P a r t C .

How much
altogether? - y

NO

©

,□

Part

I A s k ite m 5 fo r t h e e

5. During the past 12 months did any members of this CU receive any money from -

None

• GLOSS________ ~~

Office use only

a. Social Security or Railroad Retirement checks from the U.S. Government?

□

YES 2 •

I f co de 3 a n d n o t a farm , as k ■

©

NO

______ Code

YES

□

NO - Go to P a r t A , ite m IS d

$

..............00

16a. INTFRVIEWER CHECK ITEM FOR
ASSIGNING CU NO.
• E n te r " 1 ” in item 4 on the lin e s fo r he ad
o f h o u s e h o ld , w ife , n e v e r m a rrie d c h ild re n ,
an d a n y o th e r p e rs o n lis te d w ho is
considered port o f th a t fa m ily .

ASK FO R

E A C H IN D IV ID U A L O R G R O U P O F R E L A T E D
N O T I D E N T I F I E D A S P A R T O F C U N O . "7"

16b. Is . . . financially independent
that is, does . . . pay for food
shelter, and clothing with
his own money?

o
U
J
z

□
□

• For a l l o th e r in d iv id u a ls or c lo s e ly
r e la te d groups as k item s 16b — as
d,
a p p lic a b le ■ F i l l a s e p a ra te line fo r ea ch.

YES — A s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U
N O - A s k it e m 1 6 c .

PI YES — A s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U
N o . in it e m 4 .

□

• N O T E : I f 6 or less C U ’ s pre po re a se p a ra te
q u e s tio n n a ir e fo r each CU a fte r
c o m p le tin g the q u e s tio n n a ire fo r
C U N o. 1. E n te r in item 6 o f the
ad d it to n a l qu es tio n n a ire fs ) th e
names o f a l l p e rs o n s in the CU ,
th en f i l l item 17. I f m ore th an 6
C U 's S T O P th e in te r v ie w a n d c a ll
th e are a o ffic e fo r in s tr u c tio n s .

NO - A s k ite m 1 6 c .

□

None

□

□

P) NO - A s k ite m 1 6 c .
[ ] YES - A s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U

Clothing

Food

PI NO - A s k ite m 1 6 c .

b. During the past 3 months, what has been
the usual amount of your purchases at
the grocery store?
(Include purchases made with Food Stamps.)

□
□

c. About how much of this amount was for
food and nonalcoholic beverages?

Shelter

□

None

if yes -

□

Clothing

Shelter

□

None

d. How many?




□

Person not i HH - S p e c if y in N o t e s a n d
n
a s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U N o . in it e m 4 .

CONSUMER

UNIT

o□
vJj)

yes

-

Who?

E n te r lin e N o .

_____

NO

N O T E : I f Y E S , a s k th e p e r s o n w h o
u s u a ll y m akes th e p u r c h a s e s
to r e c o r d t h e e x p e n s e s fo r
th e s h a r e d it e m s .

CHARACTERISTICS -

Ask at Week I Placement

HEAD
Never attended - S K IP to 5

©

Elementary

i n

*□

3Q « □ * □

e n

?n

an

o□

Never attended - S K IP to 5

Elementary

•□

2Q

aQ ♦□ sQ

High

.00 per

» □ «<>□ " □ > n
2

College

College

' 3 r i ‘« n * s C h « n i 7 n
or higher

5a. Has . . . ever completed a vocational
training program? (in high school: as an
apprentice; in business, nursing, trade,
technical, or Armed Forces school.)

©

©

YES

i n

YES

2n

©

□

or higher

NO - S K IP to 6

* n

NO

IB )

2DNO

yes

1□

YES

2□

©

'□

NO - S K IP to 6

b. What was the main field of training?
2□

NO - S K IP to 3 a

12345-

Business or office work
Nursing, other health fields
Trade o craft
r
Engineering or science
Agriculture or home economics

©

©

6 — Other (S p e c ify ) —d
7□

©

Don't know

UYES
[ I NO - S K IP t,

©

©

2GNO

S_

_.oo

©

2 p > N O - S K I P tc

1□ Y

©

i [ _ | YES

©

NOTES

©
PROCESSING USE ONLY

©

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6. What is your telephone number?
.

aQ

High

9 U ’° n > > □

b. Did . . . complete that grade (year)?

• I f p a rtly for business

e. What percent of your total vehicle expense
is counted as a business expense?

Enrer some C U N o . in

4a. What is the highest grade (year) of
regular school. . . ( h e a d , s p o u s e )
has ever attended?

I

b. How many?

• I f more than one v e h icle in 3b

□

Other CU in HH -

■M onth

What did you pay for them?

c. Is this (are any of these) vehicle(s)
used partially for business?

Person not i HH — S p e c if y in N o t e s a n d
n
a s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U N o . in ite m 4

□
□

Food

©

c. What was the value of exchange for the
stamps at the store?
3a. Do you (CU) own an automobile, truck, or
other vehicle? Do not include any vehicle
which is used entirely for business purposes.

□

□

B -

YES - A s k b
NO - S K IP to P a r t B

b. Does one person usually make
the purchases?

Other^U i HH - E n t e r s a m e C U N o . in
n

• A S K IT E M S 4 A N D 5 F O R H E A D
AND SPOUSE O F CU O N LY

2a. Did you purchase any Federal Food Stamps
last month?
b.

a s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U N o . in it e m 4 .

□

d. About how much of this amount was
for tobacco?
e. About how much of this amount was
for alcoholic beverages?

it e m 4 .

Clothing

1M onth
I W eek

□
□

Other CU i HH - E n t e r s a m e C U N o . in
n

□

None

Food

W eek

©
©

it e m 4 .

| |Person not in HH - S p e c if y in N o t e s a n d

Shelter

Part

©
©

19a. Does more than one person in this
household regularly contribute to
the expense of items such as food,
cleaning supplies, or paper products?

Other CU i HH - E n t e r s a m e C U N o . in
n
a s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U N o . in it e m 4 .

□

• ASK IT E M S 1, 2, A N D 3 F O R T H E CU

la. About how often do you (CU) shop
at the grocery store?

I f m o re th a n o n e C U in th e
h o u s e h o ld , a s k :

A f t e r a s s i g n in g C U N o s . in it e m 4 fo r a l l li s t e d p e r s o n s , g o to ite m 1 7 a b o ve . •

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NOTES

I |Person not i HH - S p e c if y in N o t e s a n d
n

□

N o . in ite m 4.

□

Clothing

□

□

N o . in ite m 4 .

•

| |Food

□

[ ] YES - A s s i g n s e p a r a t e C U

• ASK A T END O F P A R T A ON
T H E F IR S T C E - 1 0 6 P R E P A R E D
FO R TH E HOUSEHOLD.

PERSONS

16d. Who pays for the remainder?

lis t e d ite m s m a rk ed , a s s ig n
s e p a ra te C U N o . O th e r w is e ,
a s k ite m 16d.

1 |Shelter

N o . in ite m 4 .

F o r s e p a ra te C U ’ s a s s ig n numbers in
s e q u e n c e , e .g ., " 2 ” fo r the second CU
in the h o u s e h o ld .

16c. What items does he pay for
himself? I f tw o o r more

7. What is the best time of day to
call or visit?
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IN T E R V IE W

AT

W E E lT T P L A C E M E N T

19

? □ 'D o n ’t know

tQ

P le a s e

p ro vide

the

fo llo w in g

i n f o r m a t i o n w hen r e c o r d i n g p u r c h a s e s o f t h e s e i t e m s :

FO OD A N D B E VE R A G ES
M ilk — S p e c ify if w h o le , s kim , h a lf and h a lf , c h o c o la te , condensed, e tc .
C h e e s e - S p e c ify if s o lid c h e e s e , cheese spread, or ch e es e d ip .
B read — S p e c ify if w h ite , w h o le -w h e a t, rye, p u m p e rn ic k el, e tc .
B e e f - S p ec ify the cut and d e s c rib e , such as round s te a k , s irlo in s te a k , ground b e e f, prim e rib s , e tc .
P ork - S p e c ify th e cut and d e s c rib e , such as lo in ro a s t, fresh w h o le ham , s p a re rib s , b a c o n , e tc .
C h ic k e n - S p ec ify if fry e r, b ro ile r, parts (s o ld s e p a ra te ly ) or other c h ic k e n .
S oft D rin k s - S p ec ify if c o la or other typ e. If no t c o la , s p e c ify if c arb o n a ted or n o n c a rb o n a te d .
C o ffe e - S p e c ify if in s ta n t or ground; if ground, in d ic a te if in bags or c a n s .
T e a — S p e c ify if in s ta n t, te a b ags, or loose.
Sugar - S p e c ify if w h ite , brow n, g ra n u late d , c o n fe c tio n e rs ', or po w d e re d .
C e re a l - S p e c ify typ e (corn fla k e s ) or brand name.
F lo u r - S p e c ify if w h ite , a ll purpose, cake, w h o le -w h e a t or other flo u r.
D E T E R G E N T S — S p e c ify if for la u n d ry, household c le a n in g , or d is h w a sh e r and if liq u id or pow der.
D O C T O R B IL L S - S p e c ify typ e of doctor v is ite d , such as general p ra c titio n e r, in te rn is t, e tc .
D E N T IS T B IL L S - S p e c ify the typ e o f w ork, such as e x tra c tio n s , tee th s tra ig h te n in g , e tc .
T O Y S — S p e c ify , such as gam es, e le c tr ic train s e t, d o ll, e tc .

E X A M P L E S O F SOME FOOD I TE MS

-5 1 Oil

BEVERAGES

(Examples:
8 oz., 1 qt.,
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Section 1: U .S. Total
Page

Table:
Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures:
1. By family income before ta x e s............................................
2. By family s iz e ......................................................................
3. By age of family h ead ..........................................................
4. By region ............................................................................
5. By race of family head ........................................................
6. By number of earners in the family ...................................
7. By type of area....................................................................
8 . By family composition........................................................
9. By deciles of family income before taxes ...........................
10. By occupation of family head ............................................
11. By housing tenure................................................................
12. By population size ...........................................................
13. By education of family head ..............................................
14. By family income before taxes by one-person families . . . .
15. By family income before taxes by two-person families . . . .
16. By family income before taxes by three-person families . . .
17. By family income before taxes by four-person families . . .
18. By family income before taxes by five-person families . . . .
19. By family income before taxes by six or more person
families....................




Table— Continued
Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures— Continued
20. By family income before taxes by families with head
under 25 years ......................................................................104
21. By family income before taxes by families with head
25 to 34 years...................................................................... 108
22. By family income before taxes by families with head
35 to 44 years .................................................................... 112
23. By family income before taxes by families with head
45 to 54 years.........................................................................116
24. By family income before taxes by families with head
55 to 64 years .......................................................................120
25. By family income before taxes by families with head
65 years and over .................................................................. 124
26. By family income before taxes for all black families..............128
27. By family income before taxes for all white families............. 132
28. By age of family head by one-person families ......................136
29. By age of family head by two-person families ......................138
30. By age of family head bythree-person families........................ 140
31. By age of family head byfour-person families ........................142
32. By age of family head by five-person families ..................... 144
33. By age of family head by six or more person families......... 146

22
32
37
42
47
52
57
62
68
72
74
76
78
80
84
88
92
96
100

21

Table 1.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Cornulete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

71.731

63,400

10,277

3,890

3.680

3,365

3,574

3,302

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$10,584
47.5
1.0
.3
1.3

1.7
$1,608
58.7
.4
.6
.5

2.2
$3,452
54.6
.7
.6
.7

2.3
$4,451
52.2
.7
.5
.9

2.6
$5,405
48.0
.8
.4
1.0

2.7
$6,414
45.4
1.0
.3
1.2

2.7
$7,415
44.7
.9
.2
1.2

60
36
4

60
37
3

42
50
8

45
51
4

48
48
3

46
51
3

48
49
3

53
45
2

89
10
1

89
10
1

81
18
1

81
17
2

86
13
1

86
12
1

88
11
1

90
9
1

21
45
31
4

22
45
31
2

42
34
16
8

41
40
16
(2)

32
48
18
<2)

30
47
22
(2)

26
49
23
(2)

22
53
24
1

79

80

38

57

71

80

83

87

$7,230

$8,118

$338

$1,197

$1,974

$3,104

$4,213

$5,435

612
122
522

691
137
568

9
6
774

89
53
1,178

122
83
1,220

173
121
918

205
99
809

262
152
616

402
105

439
114

65
271

169
372

233
231

254
173

286
134

306
64

242

266

75

189

285

262

321

293

227

251

70

204

301

400

347

287

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




22

Family income before tangs

Complete reoo[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands).................................................................................................................

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

6,449

6,524

3.0
$8,902
42.3
1.1
.2
1.4

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

7,659

7,847

3,461

3,372

8,331

3.2
$10,810
42.3
1.2
.1
1.5

3.4
$13,248
42.4
1.3
.1
1.7

3.6
$17,069
43.3
1.3
.1
1.8

3.7
$21,945
45.1
1.3
.1
2.0

3.8
$35,530
47.5
1.3
.1
2.1

2.9
$923
49.3
.9
.3
1.2

56
43
2

66
33
1

72
27
1

79
21

83
17

88
11

58
27
16

88
11
1

92
7
1

93
6
1

93
6
1

94
4
2

95
4
1

91
8
1

18
53
29

14
55
31

10
51
38
1

8
49
43

9
39
52

4
26
71

17
38
28
17

$12,000
to
$14,999

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head..................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2
)

(2
)

(2
)

(2
)

(2
)

(2
)

(2
)

(2
)

91

94

%

97

98

98

72

$7,231

$9,191

$11,473

$14,788

$18,607

$24,002

$473

311
94
412

372
134
316

487
152
302

742
174
230

1,322
328
224

6,569
499
407

10
7
170

288
39

242
34

359
24

519
18

830
10

2,859
5

122
36

259

292

283

332

361

518

55

267

229

167

265

263

671

48

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




23

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Comolete reporting of income_____
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, total.............................................................................

$34.52

$35.11

$16.12

$22.97

$24.83

$26.79

$29.18

$31.92

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.38

32.90

15.46

22.06

23.31

25.19

27.69

29.86

Food at home, to ta l................................................................................................

23.68

24.16

12.85

18.36

18.68

19.62

21.82

22.52

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and pasta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes................................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread..........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

2.89
.76
.31
.21
.24
2.13

1.59
.50
.17
.16
.18
1.08

2.25
.69
.26
.21
.22
1.57

2.21
.64
.25
.19
.21
1.57

2.44
.73
.27
.21
.26
1.71

2.68
.77
.29
.22
.26
1.90

2.77
.73
.28
.22
.23
2.04

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

1.99
.84
.38
.77
.13

1.02
.51
.18
.32
.07

1.48
.73
.27
.48
.08

1.47
.73
.29
.45
.10

1.62
.72
.31
.58
.09

1.77
.83
.34
.59
.13

1.93
.92
.33
.68
.12

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to tal..................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal............................................ .........................................................
Ground beef .............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
S teak.........................................................................................................
Other beef ................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
H am ...........................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters..............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other..............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken...........................................................................
Turkey and other.........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l.........................................................
Tu n a..........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l.........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

9.32
6.95
3.69
1.03
1.04
1.25
.37
2.13
.42
.44
.57
.30
.40
1.12
.27
.66
.19
1.09
.85
.25
.67
.41
.26
.17
.08
.61

4.83
3.37
1.51
.45
.41
.46
.19
1.27
.29
.28
.25
.19
.26
.59
.15
.32
.13
.70
.60
.10
.36
.23
.13
.07
.06
.40

7.30
5.21
2.63
.88
.61
.89
.25
1.80
.43
.37
.42
.24
.35
.79
.18
.43
.17
1.02
.88
.14
.51
.34
.18
.11
.07
.55

7.16
5.15
2.53
.78
.61
.79
.35
1.80
.40
.40
.44
.24
.31
.82
.19
.46
.16
.94
.76
.18
,52
.31
.21
.12
.09
.54

7.32
5.25
2.56
.77
.73
.79
.27
1.80
.37
.36
.49
.25
.33
.88
.27
.49
.13
.96
.78
.17
.55
.36
.20
.12
.08
.56

8.25
6.01
2.92
.95
.78
.84
.36
2.13
.40
.46
.55
.28
.43
.96
.29
.52
.15
.99
.81
.18
.61
.39
.22
.14
.08
.64

8.59
6.38
3.36
.94
.95
1.23
.24
1.99
.41
.46
.47
.27
.38
1.03
.26
.62
.15
1.04
.86
.18
.59
.37
.22
.14
.08
.58

See footnotes at end of table.




24

Family income before taxes

ComDlete reoortine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$41.78

$48.61

$54.51

$64.03

$30.05

36.67

39.19

45.33

50.59

58.83

28.43

23.55

27.39

28.33

31.82

34.56

36.81

20.07

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to ta l..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes................................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.84
.73
.30
.20
.23
2.11

3.26
.86
.36
.24
.26
2.40

3.42
.87
.39
.22
.26
2.55

3.71
.87
.39
.22
.26
2.84

4.01
1.00
.45
.27
.27
3.02

4.16
.93
.44
.25
.24
3.23

2.33
.56
.24
.16
.16
1.77

1.98
.85
.38
.75
.12

2.26
.94
.43
.89
.14

2.38
.93
.46
.99
.17

2.66
1.02
.52
1.12
.18

2.82
1.03
.56
1.23
.20

3.01
1.03
.66
1.32
.22

1.67
.71
.31
.65
.10

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to tal..................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Ground beef.............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
Steak .........................................................................................................
Other beef................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
Ham ...........................................................................................................
Sausage.....................................................................................................
Other pork.................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other.............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken...........................................................................
Turkey and other.........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l.........................................................
T u n a..........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l........................................................................................................

8.83
6.52
3.30
.98
.85
1.16
.30
2.10
.41
.44
.54
.32
.41
1.12
.28
.67
.17
1.06
.86
.21
.65
.39
.26
.18
.08
.60

10.43
7.87
4.13
1.20
1.17
1.40
.36
2.42
.51
.50
.60
.35
.47
1.32
.30
.82
.20
1.22
.94
.28
.68
.41
.26
.19
.08
.66

10.74
8.15
4.42
1.25
1.28
1.47
.41
2.32
.44
.47
.62
.34
.45
1.41
.34
.87
.20
1.16
.85
.31
.75
.44
.31
.23
.09
.68

12.63
9.85
5.71
1.43
1.62
2.06
.60
2.65
.48
.54
.81
.39
.45
1.49
.34
.91
.23
1.27
.92
.34
.81
.48
.33
.24
.09
.71

13.73
10.46
5.78
1.72
1.76
1.83
.48
3.08
.57
.63
1.01
.38
.50
1.60
.33
.97
.29
1.49
1.10
.39
1.06
.64
.42
.27
.15
.72

14.82
11.02
6.57
1.37
2.11
2.35
.73
2.81
.47
.49
.89
.34
.61
1.65
.30
.92
.42
1.72
1.09
.63
1.31
.90
.41
.29
.12
.78

8.14
6.04
3.33
.72
1.10
1.14
.37
1.74
.31
.45
.45
.22
.31
.96
.18
.53
.25
.97
.72
.26
.66
.44
.22
.15
.07
.47

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

Food and alcoholic beverages, total..............................................................................

$33.89

$39.13

Food, total......................................................................................................................

31.74

Food at home, to tal.................................................................................................

Item

$12,000
to
$14,999

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES




25

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
_________ Comelete reporting of income
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Dairy products, to ta l...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal.............................................................................
Butter.............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese.................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$3.31
1.96
1.44
.45
.07
1.35
.15
.46
.20
.33
.20

$1.74
1.03
.79
.21
.04
.71
.09
.21
.11
.14
.15

$2.36
1.46
1.16
.26
.04
.90
.11
.29
.14
.18
.17

$2.56
1.60
1.26
.28
.06
.96
.11
.30
.16
.20
.19

$2.62
1.52
1.14
.33
.05
1.10
.12
.37
.15
.26
.20

$3.00
1.85
1.43
.36
.06
1.15
.14
.36
.16
.29
.19

$3.06
1.85
1.37
.41
.07
1.20
.10
.43
.17
.31
.19

Fruits and vegetables, total...............................................................................
Fresh fru its.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables..............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, to tal........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
• Frozen fruits and fruit juices................................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

3.48
.90
1.07
1.51
.71
.18
.28
.25
.80
.20

2.07
.57
.64
.86
.40
.08
.16
.16
.47
.09

2.75
.70
.85
1.20
.59
.11
.27
.21
.61
.12

2.79
.73
.88
1.18
.57
.11
.25
.21
.61
.13

2.92
.72
.93
1.28
.55
.12
.22
.21
.73
.14

3.21
.76
.94
1.51
.71
.16
.32
.22
.80
.18

3.19
.79
.98
1.43
.64
.12
.28
.24
.80
.19

.59

.60

.37

.49

.49

.59

.62

.61

Other food at home, total..................................................................................

5.01

5.16

2.62

3.70

3.%

4.30

4.68

4.90

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar..............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g um ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.72
.20
.32
.19

.37
.14
.12
.11

.56
.20
.20
.16

.56
.21
.21
.14

.60
.20
.24
.15

.61
.20
.25
.17

.65
.19
.27
.19

Fats and oils, to tal.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings............ ..................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.68
.19
.35
.14

.41
.11
.22
.07

.55
.17
.28
.10

.62
.17
.34
.11

.57
.15
.30
.11

.64
.19
.32
.13

.64
.20
.31
.13

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, to tal..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d iet....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

1.79
.66
.33
.50
.11
.20

.96
.29
.15
.37
.06
.08

1.33
.47
.20
.45
.08
.13

1.41
.48
.22
.47
.09
.15

1.51
.55
.26
.45
.09
.17

1.66
.62
.25
.51
.09
.19

1.71
.68
.29
.47
.10
.19

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

See footnotes at end of table.




26

Family income before taxes

_______ ____ Complete reporting of income______________
$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

Dairy products, to tal............................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, total..........................................................................
Whole m ilk....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal.............................................................................
Butter............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.34
2.06
1.56
.43
.06
1.28
.13
.43
.19
.33
.20

$3.77
2.30
1.74
.48
.07
1.47
.16
.51
.21
.38
.22

Fruits and vegetables, to tal...............................................................................
Fresh fru its.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.25
.79
1.00
1.46
.66
.15
.25
.26
.80
.19

3.82
.95
1.19
1.67
.76
.20
.30
.26
.91
.22

.61

.69

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.29

6.11

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar.............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.71
.21
.33
.18

.85
.23
.39
.23

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings..............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.67
.19
.35
.13

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks............................................................................
Coffee............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.84
.74
.32
.47
.12
.19

Item

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$3.93
2.33
1.67
.59
.08
1.60
.18
.55
.24
.42
.22

$4.41
2.58
1.82
.66
.10
1.83
.20
.65
.30
.48
.21

$4.75
2.69
1.84
.72
.12
2.06
.20
.79
.33
.52
.22

$4.93
2.62
1.67
.80
.16
2.31
.27
.83
.35
.54
.32

$2.78
1.64
1.20
.38
.07
1.13
.15
.39
.19
.26
.14

4.03
1.04
1.22
1.77
.83
.23
.32
.27
.94
.25

4.37
1.16
1.35
1.86
.89
.26
.34
.29
.97
.26

4.90
1.33
1.46
2.11
1.04
.32
.37
.35
1.07
.31

5.58
1.59
1.72
2.27
1.15
.38
.37
.39
1.12
.36

2.%
.80
.91
1.25
.61
.16
.23
.22
.64
.18

.69

.70

.76

.76

.47

6.20

6.71

7.17

7.32

3.86

.86
.22
.41
.23

.93
.21
.48
.24

1.06
.26
.52
.28

1.04
.22
.55
.28

.58
.14
.29
.15

.77
.23
.37
.16

.76
.22
.38
.16

.85
.23
.44
.18

.97
.27
.50
.19

.87
.24
.45
.18

.50
.16
.24
.10

2.13
.85
.36
.57
.11
.23

2.13
.78
.44
.55
.12
.24

2.33
.87
.46
.59
.13
.28

2.43
.87
.54
.62
.15
.26

2.36
.76
.55
.62
.14
.30

1.34
.43
.26
.40
.11
.14

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)




27

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of i ncome
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$1.97
.30
.20
.62
.35
.50

$0.89
.14
.11
.31
.10
.22

$1.27
.20
.14
.46
.16
.31

$1.36
.22
.14
.46
.19
.35

$1.63
.24
.18
.57
.23
.41

$1.77
.29
.18
.60
.25
.45

$1.91
.31
.18
.66
.31
.45

Food away from home, total..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to ta l.....................................................
Snacks ................................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

8.75
7.12
1.62
1.19
.43

2.61
2.15
.45
.34
.11

3.70
2.97
.73
.55
.18

4.62
3.71
.91
.72
.19

5.58
4.41
1.17
.90
.27

5.87
4.58
1.29
.94
.35

7.34
5.81
1.53
1.15
.38

Alcoholic beverages, to ta l...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l...........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to ta l...........................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

2.21
1.77
.84
.27
.66
.44

.66
.55
.26
.11
.18
.11

.91
.74
.45
.09
.20
.17

1.53
1.06
.55
.18
.33
.46

1.60
1.28
.75
.15
.38
.31

1.49
1.27
.64
.20
.43
.22

2.06
1.68
.94
.21
.53
.38

Tobacco and smoking supplies, to tal.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

2.21
1.99
.22

.97
.83
.15

1.54
1.33
.21

1.74
1.55
.19

1.97
1.78
.20

2.19
2.00
.18

2.41
2.19
.22

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, total.................................................................................
Products for the h a ir..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products.......................................................................................... .
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, total..................................................................................
Men’s haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

2.82
1.51
.39
.19
.11
.46
.25
.11
1.31
.26
.61
.45

1.12
.60
.15
.08
.04
.20
.09
.04
.52
.09
.22
.22

1.43
.74
.19
.13
.05
.25
.10
3 .02
.69
.16
.31
.21

1.70
.88
.21
.13
.08
.28
.15
3 .04
.82
.16
.37
.28

1.98
1.13
.30
.16
.10
.35
.20
3 .03
.85
.16
.39
.30

2.14
1.21
.38
.16
.09
.32
.21
3 .06
.93
.19
.40
.34

2.59
1.40
.33
.19
.10
.47
.21
.10
1.19
.23
.63
.33

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins......................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines..........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

1.20
.18
.16
.09
.11
.66

.78
.10
.14
.05
.10
.40

.87
.19
.15
.07
.15
.31

.91
.12
.16
.06
.13
.44

1.13
.20
.20
.07
.10
.57

1.16
.18
.24
.09
.09
.56

.99
.11
.17
.11
.11
.50

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




28

Family income More taxes
Complete reportine of income
Item

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup .....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$2.07
.29
.20
.75
.34
.49

$2.37
.36
.23
.75
.42
.60

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, total.....................................................
Snacks ...............................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.19
6.37
1.81
1.32
.49

Alcoholic beverages, total...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l..........................................................................................................
Beer and a l e ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to tal...........................................................................................

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$2.45
.38
.26
.73
.46
.61

$2.59
.39
.25
.72
.53
.70

$2.71
.40
.28
.76
.56
.72

$3.05
.47
.31
.75
.74
.78

$1.44
.22
.14
.43
.26
.38

9.28
7.26
2.02
1.48
.54

10.87
8.68
2.19
1.61
.58

13.52
10.99
2.53
1.81
.71

16.03
13.44
2.59
1.89
.70

22.01
19.63
2.38
1.75
.63

8.36
7.36
1.00
.74
.26

2.15
1.68
.95
.21
.52
.47

2.46
1.95
1.02
.24
.69
.51

2.58
2.05
1.02
.26
.77
.53

3.28
2.60
1.19
.37
1.05
.67

3.92
3.06
1.27
.51
1.28
.86

5.21
4.42
1.33
.96
2.13
.79

1.62
1.43
.63
.25
.55
.19

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.50
2.30
.20

2.73
2.51
.23

2.70
2.45
.25

2.82
2.56
.26

2.67
2.43
.25

2.68
2.33
.35

1.73
1.53
.20

Personal care, to tal......................................................................................................
Personal care products, total
.............................
Products for the hair..
.............................
Dental products..........
.............................
Shaving products........
.............................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products...........................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal..................................................................................
Men's haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t..............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.67
1.52
.38
.18
.11
.49
.23
.11
1.15
.22
.51
.42

2.95
1.63
.45
.21
.11
.47
.27
.12
1.32
.30
.59
.42

3.54
1.99
.53
.25
.16
.55
.32
.18
1.55
.31
.70
.54

4.24
2.26
.58
.27
.13
.70
.40
.17
1.98
.40
.94
.63

4.76
2.33
.63
.28
.16
.73
.43
.11
2.43
.46
1.08
.90

5.71
2.69
.64
.32
.20
.88
.42
.23
3.01
.50
1.51
1.00

2.56
1.19
.28
.15
.08
.37
.19
.12
1.37
.23
.58
.56

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines.........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances.........................................................................

1.09
.17
.15
.10
.10
.57

1.33
.17
.20
.11
.12
.72

1.37
.20
.15
.10
.11
.82

1.34
.22
.16
.11
.12
.73

1.99
.28
.18
.14
.11
1.28

2.02
.35
.14
.11
.13
1.29

1.03
.18
.12
.08
.08
.58

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES




29

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
T AXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

JamilLlngame before taxes
Comolete reporting of income
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Housekeeping supplies, total......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to ta l...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents
Other laundry supplies
Cleaning supplies, to tal.
Soaps and detergents
Other cleaning supplies
Paper towels, napkins and tissues
Stationery supplies and greeting cards...............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$2.66
.54
.38
.17
.45
.19
.26
.40
.39
.41
.47

$1.21
.29
.20
.09
.22
.10
.12
.21
.15
.15
.19

$1.56
.39
.28
.11
.32
.14
.18
.27
.21
.15
.23

$1.82
.42
.30
.12
.33
.13
.20
.30
.22
.25
.29

$1.98
.46
.34
.13
.34
.16
.18
.30
.32
.23
.32

$2.15
.49
.34
.15
.39
.16
.22
.34
.27
.29
.36

$2.29
.57
.40
.17
.41
.16
.25
.35
.31
.24
.42

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, to tal........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, total.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene.........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s .........................................................................................
Other fuels.............................................................................................................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

6.69
5.37
1.82
3.55
1.32
.93
.26
.13

4.20
3.19
1.27
1.93
1.00
.63
.21
.17

4.92
3.85
1.59
2.26
1.07
.61
.30
.16

5.78
4.39
1.76
2.63
1.39
1.11
.25
.03

5.64
4.27
1.58
2.70
1.37
.98
.29
.10

6.21
4.74
1.47
3.27
1.47
.76
.53
.17

5.70
4.73
1.83
2.90
.97
.75
.20
.02

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar broducts, to ta l............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

7.05
6.88
.18

2.03
1.96
.07

3.46
3.28
.18

4.45
4.30
.16

5.06
4.93
.13

5.89
5.66
.23

6.68
6.49
.19

Item

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.




30

Family income before taxes

____ Complete reporting of income______
Item

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

Housekeeping supplies, total......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to tal...
Soaps and detergents.
Other laundry supplies
Cleaning supplies, total..
Soaps and detergents.
Other cleaning supplies......................................................................................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards..............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.40
.56
.39
.16
.47
.19
.28
.37
.33
.24
.43

$2.87
.62
.43
.19
.52
.21
.31
.43
.38
.36
.56

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, total...........
Piped and natural g as..........
Electricity..................................
Fuels, total.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene.........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g as.........................................................................................
Other fuels............................................................................................................

6.36
5.24
1.74
3.49
1.12
.74
.27
.11

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

7.45
7.27
.18

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$3.28
.66
.44
.22
.53
.22
.31
.48
.48
.54
.58

$3.88
.70
.47
.23
.62
.26
.37
.57
.62
.66
.70

$4.35
.79
.52
.27
.65
.26
.38
.63
.70
.86
.72

$4.93
.67
.46
.21
.69
.27
.42
.66
.80
1.22
.90

$2.11
.42
.29
.14
.34
.14
.20
.35
.29
.37
.33

7.11
5.72
1.79
3.94
1.39
1.05
.18
.15

7.74
6.27
2.02
4.25
1.46
1.03
.31
.13

8.43
6.97
2.24
4.74
1.46
1.04
.28
.14

9.69
8.31
2.69
5.62
1.38
.96
.23
.19

10.21
8.04
2.32
5.72
2.17
1.88
3 .13
.17

5.20
4.21
1.59
2.62
.99
.71
.13
.15

8.67
8.47
.19

9.05
8.85
.20

10.47
10.18
.29

11.24
11.05
.19

12.25
12.09
.15

5.59
5.48
.11

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)




31

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families

Number of families in universe
(thousands).............. ...................................................................................................

5 persons

6 persons
or more

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

71,731

17,080

20,403

11,563

10,471

6,392

5,822

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

1.0
$4,827
53.8
n
.4
.6

2.0
$9,158
53.4
.1
.5
1.2

3.0
$10,740
42.8
.8
.2
1.5

4.0
$12,576
39.5
1.7
.1
1.7

5.0
$12,607
40.5
2.6
.1
1.8

6.9
$12,531
41.9
4.2
.1
1.7

60
36
4

37
54
9

63
34
3

63
34
3

72
26
2

75
22
2

73
26
2

89
10
1

88
11
1

91
8
1

88
10
1

90
9
1

88
10
2

83
16
1

21
45
31
4

26
37
31
6

26
43
27
4

17
49
31
3

12
50
35
2

13
51
33
3

22
47
28
3

79

53

84

87

91

92

88

$7,230

$3,086

$6,263

$8,861

$10,572

$10,440

$10,001

612
122
522

164
42
652

586
142
867

507
119
343

974
115
177

1,014
229
203

1,126
181
257

402
105

408
72

592
63

313
111

313
92

250
139

227
320

242

176

309

276

206

214

228

227

226

335

209

126

118

192

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




32

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE—Continued

(AH families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families
1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, total..............................................................................

$34.52

$17.29

$30.06

$37.82

$45.01

$50.72

$57.51

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.38

15.56

27.94

35.63

42.73

48.02

55.10

Food at home, total.................................................................................................

23.68

9.37

20.37

26.07

31.74

36.34

44.11

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to ta l..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers ....................................................................................................
Other bakery products............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
208

1.09
.26
.11
.07
.08
.83

2.28
.58
.21
.17
.20
1.70

2.94
.72
.27
.22
.23
2.22

3.81
.98
.42
.27
.29
2.83

4.53
1.19
.55
.31
.34
3.33

5.93
1.81
.80
.48
.52
4.12

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

.78
.35
.15
.28
.05

1.58
.67
.30
.61
.12

2.07
.85
.40
.83
.14

2.66
1.05
.51
1.10
.17

3.15
1.31
.62
1.21
.19

3.92
1.76
.74
1.42
.20

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to ta l................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....................................................................................................
Ground beef..............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
Steak .........................................................................................................
Other beef.................................................................................................
Pbrk, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon........................................................................................................
Chops........................................................................................................
Ham ............................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork.................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other..............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken..........................................................................
Turkey and other..........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to tal.........................................................
T u n a..........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

3.42
2.43
1.24
.30
.31
.49
.14
.80
.18
.17
.20
.11
.14
.39
.07
.22
.10
.45
.37
.07
.28
.17
.11
.06
.05
.26

8.16
6.04
3.28
.72
1.03
1.16
.38
1.87
.39
.37
.51
.26
.34
.90
.17
.51
.21
.97
.76
.22
.63
.40
.22
.13
.09
.52

10.31
7.78
4.23
1.04
1.22
1.59
.37
2.33
.45
.52
.62
.30
.45
1.22
.29
.70
.23
1.15
.89
.26
.76
.50
.26
.18
.08
.62

12.26
9.27
4.96
1.46
1.38
1.67
.44
2.76
.52
.59
.71
.42
.52
1.56
.37
.95
.23
1.39
1.03
.36
.83
.51
.33
.24
.09
.77

13.89
10.51
5.65
1.62
1.61
1.80
.62
3.12
.58
.68
.84
.42
.60
1.74
.44
1.04
.27
1.57
1.20
.38
.94
.57
.37
.27
.10
.87

16.70
12.33
6.35
2.42
1.71
1.59
.62
3.80
.67
.83
1.04
.53
.73
2.18
.63
1.29
.26
2.08
1.57
.52
1.16
.68
.47
.36
.12
1.13

See footnotes at end of table.




33

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE—Continued

(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families
1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to tal...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk ....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other daily products, to tal............................................................................
Butter.............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$1.24
.67
.47
.16
.04
.56
.07
.18
.11
.11
.09

$2.54
1.38
.95
.35
.08
1.16
.15
.39
.21
.25
.16

$3.45
2.04
1.48
.49
.07
1.41
.17
.50
.21
.34
.19

$4.48
2.71
2.01
.62
.08
1.77
.19
.63
.24
.45
.26

$5.36
3.33
2.49
.75
.09
2.03
.22
.69
.26
.59
.28

$6.72
4.33
3.39
.85
.09
2.39
.20
.82
.28
.65
.43

Fruits and vegetables, to tal..................................................................... .........
Fresh fru its .......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, to tal................. ...............................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

1.62
.48
.46
.67
.36
.08
.15
.14
.31
.08

3.26
.86
1.02
1.39
.69
.16
.30
.24
.69
.17

3.72
.94
1.20
1.59
.72
.18
.28
.26
.87
.22

4.24
1.08
1.28
1.88
.84
.24
.31
.29
1.03
.27

4.81
1.21
1.47
2.13
.96
.28
.35
.33
1.16
.29

5.68
1.43
1.72
2.53
1.10
.34
.40
.37
1.43
.31

.59

.23

.52

.64

.77

.87

1.13

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.01

2.01

4.13

5.65

6.95

7.76

9.09

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar..............................................................................................................
Candy and cheering g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.27
.08
.11
.08

.59
.17
.25
.16

.73
.20
.35
.18

.97
.25
.46
.26

1.12
.28
.55
.29

1.38
.43
.59
.37

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings..............................................................
Other, including peanut butter................................................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.26
.08
.12
.05

.59
.18
.30
.11

.71
.19
.38
.13

.84
.24
.43
.17

.98
.28
.49
.21

1.27
.37
.62
.28

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

.74
.23
.14
.27
.05
.06

1.48
.43
.29
.54
.09
.12

1.97
.78
.37
.52
.11
.19

2.41
.98
.42
.54
.16
.31

2.64
1.01
.48
.65
.15
.35

2.94
1.17
.51
.65
.17
.44

See footnotes at end of table.




34

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE—Continued

(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families
1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$0.74
.17
.08
.21
.11
.17

$1.47
.22
.17
.40
.25
.43

$2.24
.31
.20
.77
.41
.54

$2.73
.40
.26
.91
.49
.66

$3.02
.47
.31
.93
.57
.74

$3.50
.48
.36
1.12
’ .67
.88

Food away from home, to tal.................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, total.....................................................
Snacks...............................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages.................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

6.18
5.31
.87
.58
.29

7.57
6.40
1.17
.85
.32

9.56
7.77
1.79
1.28
.51

10.99
8.84
2.15
1.63
.52

11.68
9.32
2.37
1.80
.57

10.98
8.56
2.42
1.92
.50

Alcoholic beverages, total...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l..........................................................................................................
Beer and a l e ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to tal...........................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

1.74
1.24
.55
.21
.47
.50

2.12
1.80
.77
.29
.74
.33

2.19
1.77
.85
.25
.66
.42

2.28
1.85
.97
.26
.62
.43

2.69
2.25
1.12
.33
.80
.44

2.42
2.03
1.05
.26
.72
.39

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

1.19
1.06
.13

2.05
1.78
.27

2.59
2.36
.23

2.61
2.37
.24

2.81
2.63
.18

2.89
2.66
.24

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal.................................................................................
Products for the hair..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products...........................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal..................................................................................
Men's haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

1.53
.74
.16
.10
.05
.27
.11
.04
.80
.12
.37
.31

2.72
1.28
.34
.18
.10
.40
.18
.08
1.44
.27
.69
.48

3.17
1.70
.43
.22
.12
.54
.28
.12
1.47
.26
.66
.55

3.57
1.96
.53
.24
.13
.55
.35
.16
1.61
.32
.72
.58

3.76
2.22
.58
.24
.14
.66
.39
.21
1.54
.36
.71
.48

3.49
2.17
.59
.27
.16
.60
.40
.14
1.33
.35
.56
.42

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids..............................................................................................
Cold medicines.........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances.........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

.72
.11
.10
.04
.09
.38

1.23
.22
.20
.08
.12
.61

1.25
.19
.16
.11
.12
.67

1.37
.22
.15
.11
.11
.78

1.51
.18
.17
.13
.10
.93

1.57
.15
.19
.14
.12
.97

SELECTED NONFOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




35

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families
1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to tal......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to tal............................................................................................
Soaps and detergents..........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies.........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, total...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents..........................................................................................
Other cleaning supplies......................................................................................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards..............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$1.09
.19
.14
.05
.18
.07
.11
.17
.19
.18
.18

$2.34
.42
.29
.13
.40
.15
.25
.38
.32
.43
.40

$3.03
.61
.43
.19
.50
.20
.30
.44
.44
.54
.50

$3.41
.74
.50
.24
.57
.25
.32
.51
.49
.47
.62

$3.92
.83
.57
.26
.69
.30
.39
.57
.57
.57
.68

$4.10
1.02
.71
.31
.72
.33
.39
.61
.60
.40
.76

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to ta l................................................................................
Gas and electricity, total.........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, total.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene..........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s .........................................................................................
Other fuels.............................................................................................................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

3.41
2.68
1.04
1.64
.73
.49
.15
.09

6.40
5.00
1.78
3.22
1.40
.97
.29
.14

7.42
5.79
1.88
3.90
1.63
1.19
.30
.14

7.86
6.42
1.94
4.48
1.44
1.06
.23
.15

8.64
7.40
2.65
4.75
1.24
.89
.21
.14

9.53
7.99
2.66
5.33
1.54
1.03
.32
.20

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal.............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

3.25
3.17
.08

6.40
6.24
.16

8.08
7.90
.18

9.26
9.04
.22

9.43
9.19
.24

9.79
9.52
.27

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.




36

Table 3. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

71,731

6,478

14,457

11,590

13,227

11,551

14,428

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

2.1
$6,240
21.7
.6
(')
1.0

3.3
$10,602
29.2
1.5
(')
1.4

4.3
$12,264
39.5
2.3
(‘)
1.6

3.4
$12,258
49.4
1.1
(l)
1.6

2.3
$9,377
59.5
.3
.1
1.3

1.7
$5,019
73.3
.1
1.3
.8

60
36
4

14
77
9

47
49
4

71
26
3

73
24
3

71
25
4

65
31
5

89
10
1

87
12
1

87
11
2

87
11
2

89
10
1

89
10
1

91
8
1

21
45
31
4

3
50
44
3

5
46
46
3

13
50
34
3

19
49
29
3

30
45
21
4

46
32
16
6

79

77

87

88

87

81

58

$7,230

$5,611

$9,308

$10,341

$9,945

$6,723

$1,293

612
122
522

94
18
40

597
59
54

927
134
151

1,001
159
218

649
229
444

219
100
1,846

402
105

75
138

167
128

267
133

398
84

626
68

720
92

242

110

151

165

293

359

314

227

153

138

147

162

278

434

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm.............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




37

Table 3. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, total..............................................................................

$34.52

$23.03

$35.91

$47.33

$43.60

$31.91

$21.78

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.38

21.00

33.48

44.56

40.96

29.79

20.82

Food at home, to tal.................................................................................................

23.68

13.42

23.46

32.76

29.69

22.31

16.80

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l.................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

1.46
.39
.16
.12
.11
1.07

2.75
.76
.34
.20
.21
2.00

4.06
1.11
.48
.29
.33
2.95

3.52
.85
.34
.26
.25
2.67

2.63
.66
.24
.20
.23
1.96

2.02
.53
.21
.13
.19
1.49

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

1.00
.44
.19
.37
.07

1.87
.79
.36
.72
.13

2.78
1.15
.54
1.09
.17

2.51
1.01
.48
1.02
.16

1.84
.78
.34
.72
.12

1.39
.62
.28
.49
.10

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to ta l..................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....................................................................................................
Ground beef..............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
S teak.........................................................................................................
Other beef.................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
H am ...........................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork.................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other.............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.......................
Fresh and frozen chicken
Turkey and other............
Finfish and shellfish, total
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, total
T u n a ...........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l.........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

4.73
3.52
1.85
.73
.38
.64
.11
1.07
.20
.32
.27
.12
.16
.59
.16
.38
.05
.52
.44
.08
.39
.22
.16
.13
.03
.30

8.77
6.57
3.51
1.06
.82
1.30
.33
1.98
.37
.48
.48
.27
.38
1.08
.30
.63
.15
.98
.76
.22
.66
.41
.25
.19
.06
.56

12.75
9.65
5.16
1.64
1.41
1.60
.50
2.89
.53
.61
.83
.39
.53
1.60
.43
.94
.23
1.45
1.10
.35
.86
.51
.35
.26
.09
.79

11.92
8.92
4.87
1.22
1.44
1.72
.50
2.60
.50
.53
.71
.37
.49
1.45
.30
.88
.27
1.40
1.01
.39
.87
.54
.32
.21
.11
.72

8.94
6.61
3.47
.77
1.20
1.14
.36
2.08
.41
.39
.54
.31
.43
1.07
.21
.62
.24
1.08
.84
.24
.66
.43
.24
.13
.10
.57

6.41
4.63
2.42
.53
.81
.77
.31
1.53
.36
.28
.40
.21
.27
.68
.12
.36
.20
.84
.69
.14
.47
.31
.16
.08
.08
.47

See footnotes at end of table.




38

Table 3. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to tal...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk ....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal............................................................................
Butter............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other..............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$1.92
1.21
.91
.27
.03
.72
.07
.28
.09
.14
.13

$3.38
2.08
1.53
.49
.06
1.30
.14
.47
.17
.32
.19

$4.67
2.86
2.14
.64
.07
1.81
.18
.62
.23
.50
.28

$4.03
2.38
1.77
.53
.09
1.65
.19
.59
.25
.40
.21

$2.82
1.55
1.09
.38
.08
1.28
.15
.41
.24
.29
.18

$2.20
1.24
.86
.30
.08
.97
.13
.29
.18
.21
.15

Fruits and vegetables, to tal...............................................................................
Fresh fru its.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

1.72
.38
.50
.84
.36
.11
.11
.13
.48
.12

3.16
.74
.95
1.48
.65
.19
.23
.23
.83
.22

4.33
1.08
1.34
1.91
.85
.25
.30
.30
1.06
.26

4.19
1.12
1.31
1.76
.81
.22
.30
.29
.95
.24

3.54
.97
1.12
1.45
.73
.16
.31
.26
.72
.17

2.92
.86
.87
1.19
.65
.12
.31
.22
.54
.13

.59

.37

.61

.80

.71

.54

.42

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.01

3.59

5.39

6.96

6.03

4.38

3.25

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar..............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets.............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.37
.09
.17
.11

.66
.17
.31
.18

1.02
.28
.48
.26

.89
.23
.44
.22

.64
.19
.28
.17

.53
.18
.19
.15

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings..............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.37
.09
.20
.07

.62
.17
.32
.13

.92
.26
.45
.20

.78
.23
.41
.15

.65
.19
.34
.13

.50
.16
.25
.09

Nonalcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

1.19
.66
.21
.12
.06
.14

1.80
.81
.32
.33
.10
.23

2.36
.91
.44
.56
.14
.30

2.19
.74
.43
.65
.13
.23

1.58
.44
.30
.60
.10
.13

1.15
.26
.20
.52
.08
.09

See footnotes at end of table.




39

Table 3. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l.........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$1.67
.27
.14
.68
.24
.33

$2.31
.32
.22
.84
.40
.54

$2.66
.42
.27
.78
.51
.68

$2.18
.35
.22
.61
.41
.59

$1.51
.23
.16
.42
.26
.44

$1.07
.18
.14
.29
.18
.28

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, total.....................................................
Snacks ................................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

7.58
5.62
1.96
1.43
.53

10.03
7.92
2.11
1.53
.59

11.80
9.54
2.26
1.70
.56

11.27
9.44
1.82
1.32
.50

7.48
6.43
1.05
.76
.29

4.02
3.63
.39
.31
.08

Alcoholic beverages, total............................................................................................
At home, to ta l...........................................................................................................
Beer and a l e .........................................................................................................
Wine.........................................................................................................................
Other........................................................................................................................
Away from home, to tal............................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

2.03
1.45
.91
.19
.34
.59

2.42
1.85
.97
.33
.55
.57

2.77
2.25
1.10
.33
.82
.52

2.64
2.16
.98
.28
.90
.48

2.12
1.81
.71
.27
.84
.30

.96
.84
.32
.16
.37
.11

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

1.75
1.64
.11

2.42
2.28
.14

2.74
2.52
.23

2.77
2.51
.26

2.13
1.84
.29

1.03
.80
.23

Personal care, to tal......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal.................................................................................
Products for the hair..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products............................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal.... .............................................................................
Men’s haircuts................................................................................................ .
Women's haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

1.56
1.18
.32
.12
.07
.36
.22
.08
.39
.12
.11
.15

2.60
1.66
.44
.17
.14
.49
.28
.14
.94
.23
.35
.36

3.60
2.03
.56
.24
.14
.59
.36
.13
1.56
.33
.73
.50

3.79
1.91
.47
.25
.13
.59
.31
.17
1.88
.33
.91
.65

2.92
1.26
.31
.18
.08
.43
.18
.08
1.66
.28
.79
.59

1.85
.73
.18
.13
.06
.24
.09
.04
1.12
.19
.55
.39

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins......................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines............................................ .............................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

.61
.08
.07
.06
.08
.32

.97
.16
.11
.10
.08
.52

1.32
.18
.16
.10
.07
.81

1.52
.21
.18
.11
.12
.91

1.18
.19
.19
.08
.13
.59

1.24
.21
.20
.07
.15
.61

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




40

Table 3 Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to tal.............................................. .......................................
Laundry supplies, to tal...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents...... ..................................................................................
Other laundry supplies........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, total..........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other cleaning supplies.....................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues.....
Stationery supplies and greeting cards
Lawn and garden supplies....................
Miscellaneous household products................................. ......................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$1.49
.32
.23
.09
.26
.11
.15
.19
.27
.13
.32

$2.72
.58
.39
.19
.47
.20
.27
.37
.41
.38
.51

$3.57
.75
.51
.24
.61
.27
.34
.52
.52
.54
.63

$3.17
.65
.44
.21
.53
.22
.31
.50
.49
.47
.53

$2.47
.48
.33
.15
.40
.15
.25
.41
.31
.46
.41

$1.77
.33
.23
.09
.30
.12
.18
.30
.23
.33
.27

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, total........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity...............................................................................................................
Fuels, total.......................
Fuel oil and kerosene .
Bottled and tank gas .
Other fuels ...................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

3.14
2.63
.90
1.73
.52
.32
.16
.04

6.04
5.03
1.57
3.47
1.00
.71
.21
.08

7.81
6.77
2.43
4.35
1.03
.77
.14
.12

7.82
6.34
2.00
4.34
1.48
1.03
.29
.16

6.93
5.25
1.80
3.45
1.68
1.20
.30
.17

5.97
4.37
1.72
2.65
1.60
1.10
.32
.19

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

5.83
5.69
.14

7.91
7.72
.19

8.83
8.63
.20

8.80
8.56
.24

6.65
6.50
.15

3.20
3.11
.09

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.




41

Table 4.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by REGION

(All families and single consumers, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Region

All
families
Northeast

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

North Central

South

West

71,731

17,103

19,780

21,979

12,869

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

2.9
$9,824
47.4
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$8,738
48.1
1.0
.3
1.3

2.8
$10,238
45.9
.9
.3
1.4

60
36
4

57
39
5

65
31
4

61
35
4

56
39
5

89
10
1

91
8
1

92
8
1

83
17
(*)

92
4
4

21
45
31
4

19
48
29
4

20
48
29
3

28
42
27
4

14
40
41
5

79

74

82

79

83

$7,230

$7,392

$7,575

$6,565

$7,621

612
122
522

500
20
522

586
240
547

635
105
509

760
101
506

402
105

361
128

398
101

332
88

584
109

242

217

160

303

296

227

250

217

200

261

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




42

Table 4.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by REGION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Region

All
families
Northeast

North Central

South

West

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, to tal..............................................................................

$34.52

$38.98

$34.14

$31.38

$34.56

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.38

36.52

32.12

29.79

31.71

Food at home, to tal.................................................................................................

23.68

26.93

23.47

22.29

22.07

Cereals and bakery products, to tal..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, total...............................................................
Ready-tfreat and cooked cereal................................................................
Other cereal products and pasta.............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes................................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers ....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

3.26
.74
.31
.27
.17
2.52

2.81
.69
.32
.15
.22
2.12

2.65
,79
.29
.21
.29
1.86

2.55
.73
.31
.20
.22
1.83

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

2.40
.93
.42
1.06
.12

1.99
.83
.39
.77
.13

1.70
.78
.34
.58
.16

1.73
.75
.34
.64
.10

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, total..................................................................
Meat, to tal.........................................................................................................
Beef, total.....................................................................................................
Ground beef..............................................................................................
Roast..........................................................................................................
Steak ..........................................................................................................
Other beef .................................................................................................
Pork, to tal.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops .........................................................................................................
Ham ............................................................................................................
Sausage.....................................................................................................
Other pork .................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other..............................................................
Poultry, to tal.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken..........................................................................
Turkey and other..........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, to tal.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l..........................................................
Tuna...........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to tal.........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

10.78
7.80
4.30
.81
1.43
1.46
.61
2.05
.32
.50
.54
.29
.40
1.46
.29
.81
.35
1.39
1.08
.32
.97
.64
.33
.24
.09
.62

9.00
7.08
3.76
1.22
1.03
1.20
.31
2.17
.41
.42
.61
.30
.42
1.15
.29
.72
.14
.90
.66
.23
.51
.29
.22
.15
.07
.52

8.66
6.32
3.19
.93
.88
1.13
.26
2.21
.51
.45
.54
.34
,38
.91
.24
.54
.13
1.08
.89
.20
.62
.40
.22
.13
.08
.64

8.21
6.09
3.41
1.03
.87
1.18
.33
1.78
.35
.37
.51
.20
.35
.90
.19
.50
.22
.94
.67
.27
.61
.35
.25
.17
.09
.57

See footnotes at end of table.




43

Table 4.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by REGION—Continued

(Ail families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974}

Item

Region

All
families
Northeast

North Central

South

West

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to ta l................ ...........................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to ta l.........................................................................
Whole m ilk........................................................................................ ...........
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to ta l.............................................................................
Butter............................................ ......................................... ......................
American and other solid cheese.............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese........................................... .....................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$3.66
2.07
i.73
.26
.08
1.59
.23
.55
.24
.37
.20

$3.28
1.96
1.24
.64
.08
1.32
.16
.45
.21
.36
.13

$2.95
1.85
1.45
.35
.05
1.11
.09
.36
.15
.28
.22

$3.18
1.83
1.17
.56
.09
1.35
.12
.49
.22
.28
.24

Fruits and vegetables, to ta l...............................................................................
Fresh fruits.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, to tal................................... .............................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices................................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables.................... ...............................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

4.03
1.09
1.28
1.66
.82
.21
.28
.33
.84
.23

3.21
.86
.95
1.40
.67
.18
■29
.20
•74
.18

3.13
.72
.98
1.43
.61
.14
.24
.22
.82
.18

3.42
.95
1.03
1.44
.73
.20
.29
.24
.70
.19

.59

.61

.56

.64

.52

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.01

5.20

5.17

4.89

4.70

Sugar and other sweets, to ta l....................................................................
Sugar................................ .............................................................................
Candy and chewing gum ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.69
.18
.33
.18

.75
.19
.37
.19

.68
.23
.27
.19

.68
.17
.32
.19

Fats and oils, total..........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter..................... ...........................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.65
.18
.34
.13

.65
.21
.30
.14

.67
.18
.37
.13

.64
.19
.32
.12

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total......................................................................... .................
Cola, excluding d ie t.....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
T ea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

1.91
.61
.43
.52
.15
.19

1.73
.62
.33
.50
.07
.20

1.77
.76
.23
.49
.12
.16

1.49
.44
.32
.44
.08
.21

See footnotes at end of table.




44

Table 4.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by REGION—Continued

(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Region

All
families
Northeast

North Central

South

West

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$1.95
.32
.20
.59
.33
.52

$2.04
.34
.23
.57
.40
.50

$1.76
.23
.16
.64
.29
.43

$1.89
.29
.20
.57
.33
.50

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to ta l........................... .........................
Snacks................................................................................................. .............
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

9.59
7.98
1.61
1.20
.41

8.65
7.02
1.63
1.18
.46

7.51
6.06
1.45
1.08
.37

9.64
8.12
1.52
L12
.40

Alcoholic beverages, to tal............................................................................................
At home, to tal..........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other........................................................................................................................
Away from home, to ta l............................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

2.46
2.02
.92
.32
.78
.44

2.02
1.53
.79
.18
.57
.48

1.59
1.39
.71
.18
.51
.20

2.85
2.21
.90
.47
.85
.64

Tobacco and smoking supplies, to tal.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

2.51
2.27
.24

2.13
1.93
.20

2.06
1.83
.23

1.86
1.68
.18

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal.................................................................................
Products for the h air...........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products............................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal..................................................................................
Men’s haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

2.90
1.52
.36
.20
.11
.48
.26
.11
1.38
.28
.62
.48

2.73
1.43
.39
.17
.10
.43
.24
.10
1.30
.26
.62
.43

2.70
1.42
.36
.19
.11
.43
.23
.11
1.28
.23
.59
.45

2.88
1.55
.42
.19
.11
.49
.24
.11
1.33
.26
.58
.49

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines..........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances.........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

1.13
.20
.16
.10
.10
.56

1.21
.16
.15
.08
.09
.73

1.21
.14
.17
.09
.12
.69

1.17
.24
.15
.08
.13
.56

SELECTED NON-FOOO EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




45

Table 4.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by REGION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Region

All
families
Northeast

North Central

South

West

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to ta l......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to ta l............................................................................................
Soaps and detergents..........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies.........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, to tal...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents..............
Other cleaning supplies...........
Paper towels, napkins and tissues
Stationery supplies and greeting cards
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$2.80
.55
.38
.17
.48
.20
.28
.47
.41
.37
.52

$2.68
.55
.36
.19
.44
.17
.26
.37
.43
.42
.46

$2.38
.53
.38
.15
.42
.18
.24
.38
.29
.36
.40

$2.57
.46
.32
.14
.41
.16
.25
.37
.40
.50
.43

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, to tal.........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s ........................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, to tal.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene ...
Bottled and tank gas ...
Other fuels .....................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

7.68
5.38
1.86
3.52
2.30
1.98
.11
.21

7.08
5.93
2.45
3.47
1.15
.67
.37
.11

6.02
5.05
1.29
3.75
.97
.57
.27
.14

4.97
4.31
1.54
2.77
.66
.40
.20
.07

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to ta l.............................................................................................
Gasoline.......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

6.34
6.20
.14

7.04
6.87
.17

6.91
6.71
.20

7.32
7.16
.17

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.




46




Table 5. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE OF
FAMILY HEAD
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Race of family head

All
families
White

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Black

Other

71,731

63,707

7,178

846

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

2.8
$9,786
48.0
.9
.3
1.3

3.1
$6,624
45.7
1.3
.2
.8

3.2
$9,134
42.8
1.2
.1
1.1

60
36
4

63
33
4

39
56
5

39
57
3

89
10
1

100
NA
NA

NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100

21
45
31
4

20
45
32
4

33
46
16
5

27
31
36
5

79

82

55

68

$7,230

$7,442

$5,343

$7,251

612
122
522

663
133
539

131
25
396

786
2 70
302

402
105

440
72

87
383

227
189

242

254

147

165

227

242

111

143

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
White...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries........................................................................... ..............................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

47




Table 5. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE OF
FAMILY HEAD—Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Black

Other

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, to tal..............................................................................

$34.52

$35.13

$28.89

$36.49

Food, total.......................................................................................................................

32.38

32.93

27.22

34.79

Food at home, to ta l.................................................................................................

23.68

23.81

22.23

26.56

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal...............................................................
Ready-to^at and cooked cereal................................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta.............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes................................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l............................................................................
Bread..........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakeiy products.................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

2.87
.72
.31
.18
.23
2.14

2.37
.78
.23
.31
.23
1.60

3.16
1.40
.29
.90
.21
1.75

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

2.01
.83
.39
.79
.13

1.49
.79
.24
.46
.11

1.64
.73
.29
.62
.11

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to tal..................................................................
Meat, to ta l.........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal......................................................................................................
Ground b e e f..............................................................................................
Roast..........................................................................................................
Steak ..........................................................................................................
Other beef .................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l......................................................................................................
Bacon .........................................................................................................
Chops .........................................................................................................
H am ............................................................................................................
Sausage.................................. ...................................................................
Other pork .................................................................................................
Other meats, total........................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other..............................................................
Poultry, to ta l......................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken...........................................................................
Turkey and other..........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l.........................................................
Tu n a...........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l.........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

9.01
6.80
3.73
1.01
1.09
1.25
.37
1.97
.39
.40
.56
.27
.35
1.11
.25
.67
.19
1.00
.76
.25
.63
.38
.25
.17
.08
.58

10.49
7.18
2.98
.88
.71
1.01
.37
3.07
.59
.75
.52
.48
.73
1.13
.36
.47
.30
1.72
1.44
.28
.92
.68
.23
.13
.11
.68

11.02
7.24
3.81
.94
.66
1.79
.43
2.46
.59
.65
.47
.19
.55
.97
.23
.50
.25
1.50
1.35
.15
1.52
1.25
.27
.16
.11
.76

See footnotes at end of table.

48




Table 5. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE OF
FAMILY HEAD—Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Black

Other

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to ta l............................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal..........................................................................
Whole m ilk ..............
Other m ilk...............
Cream, half and half
Other dairy products, total
Butter.......................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese.................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$3.36
1.98
1.43
.48
.08
1.37
.15
.48
.22
.33
.19

$2.35
1.44
1.23
.18
.03
.91
.12
.25
.09
.25
.20

$2.80
1.81
1.51
.27
.03
.99
.10
.25
.14
.24
.26

Fruits and vegetables, to tal...............................................................................
Fresh fruits........................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, to tal........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices................................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

3.45
.90
1.05
1.49
.72
.19
.29
.24
.78
.19

3.11
.79
.97
1.35
.54
.11
.16
.27
.81
.20

4.29
1.33
1.47
1.49
.75
.21
.21
.33
.75
.17

.59

.58

.61

.58

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.01

5.13

3.89

5.29

Sugar and other sweets, to ta l......................................................................
Sugar..............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing gum ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets.............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.73
.19
.34
.20

.49
.23
.14
.13

.55
.17
.25
.13

Fats and oils, total..........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.67
.20
.33
.14

.56
.15
.34
.07

.78
.15
.52
.11

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total...........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

1.77
.62
.33
.52
.11
.19

1.50
.68
.27
.29
.07
.19

1.62
.63
.30
.34
.10
.24

See footnotes at end of table.

49




Table 5. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE OF
FAMILY HEAD—Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Black

Other

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l.........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$1.96
.31
.21
.60
.36
.50

$1.35
.17
.10
.54
.17
.36

$2.35
.24
.18
1.01
.32
.60

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to tal.....................................................
Snacks ................................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

9.13
7.52
1.61
1.18
.43

4.99
3.99
1.01
.81
.20

8.23
6.59
1.64
1.23
.41

Alcoholic beverages, to tal............................................................................................
At home, to ta l...........................................................................................................
Beer and a le .........................................................................................................
Wine.........................................................................................................................
Other........................................................................................................................
Away from home, to ta l............................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

2.20
1.76
.83
.27
.66
.44

1.67
1.52
.73
.18
.61
.15

1.70
1.28
.57
.19
.52
.42

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

2.19
1.97
.22

1.84
1.66
.18

1.47
1.28
.19

Personal care, total.......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal.................................................................................
Products for the hair...........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products............................................................................
Other toilet products............................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal........
Men’s haircuts............................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and set
Other personal care services....

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

2.90
1.51
.39
.19
.11
.46
.24
.11
1.39
.27
.63
.49

1.88
1.13
.30
.15
.05
.36
.22
.05
.75
.15
.36
.25

2.18
1.47
.48
.20
.07
.49
.18
.06
.71
.17
.37
.17

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, total .....................................................
Vitamins......................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines..........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

1.24
.19
.16
.09
.11
.69

.70
.08
.13
.08
.10
.30

1.06
.24
.12
.08
.09
.54

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.

50




Table 5. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE OF
FAMILY HEAD—Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Black

Other

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to tal......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to ta l............................................................................................
Soaps and detergents..........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies.........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, total...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents..........................................................................................
Other cleaning supplies.......................................................................................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards...............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$2.67
.53
.36
.17
.45
.18
.26
.41
.40
.43
.47

$1.94
.54
.40
.15
.38
.17
.21
.31
.20
.20
.31

$2.44
.53
.41
.12
.36
.16
.19
.39
.27
.48
.42

Gas. electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, total.........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s ........................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, to tal.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene..........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s ..........................................................................................
Other fuels.............................................................................................................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

6.71
5.35
1.79
3.56
1.36
.97
.25
.14

5.09
4.40
1.86
2.54
.69
.41
.20
.07

4.10
3.91
1.13
2.79
.19
2 .09
2 .09
2 .01

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products, to ta l.............................................................................................
Gasoline.......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

7.08
6.91
.17

5.15
5.01
.14

6.51
6.40
.11

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.

SA Not applicable.

51

Table 6. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY
(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

families

Single consumers
1

None

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Families of two or more persons
Total

None

1

2

3 or more

71,731

7,105

9,975

54,651

6,287

20,715

20,998

6,652

2.9
$9,462
47.7

1.0

.3
1.3

1.0
$2,650
69.6
NA
8
.3

$6,378
42.5
NA
.1
.8

3.5
$10,910
45.8
1.3
.3
1.5

2.5
$4,363
61.9
.7
1.1
.8

3.4
$9,650
44.7
1.4
.2
1.4

3.3
$12,468
41.2
1.2
.1
1.6

5.0
$16,103
48.1
1.9
.1
22

60
36
4

47
45
8

30
60
10

67
30
3

60
36
4

67
30
3

64
33
3

85
14
2

89
10
1

88
11

88
11

89
10

86
14

90
9

89
9

89
9

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

21
45
31
4

42
33
16
8

14
41
42
4

20
47
30
3

44
38
14
5

18
48
31
3

14
48
35
3

18
49
31
3

79

32

68

87

62

88

92

94

$5,284

$8,525

2 $7

$7,201

$10,741

$13,705

20

723
136
182

1,140
197
199

SELECTED FAMLY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
White ...........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

$7,230

_

612
122
522

2 $0
1,292

281
72
197

751
146
481

1,934

883
185
434

402
105

594
156

276
12

401
115

753
490

390
101

312
38

380
51

242

270

110

262

510

225

215

296

227

339

146

228

669

232

121

135

See footnotes at end of table.




52

T a b le 6 . S e le c te d f a m ily c h a ra c te ris tic s a n d w e e k ly e x p e n d itu re s c la s s ifie d b y
N U M B E R O F E A R N I N G S IN F A M I L Y - C o n t i n u e d
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

Mil
families

Families of two or more persons

Single consumers
None

1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, total.............................................................................

$34.52

$12.96

$20.38

$39.91

$26.98

$37.68

$40.70

$56.55

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

32.38

12.39

17.81

37.64

25.89

35.57

38.11

53.72

Food at home, to tal................................................................................................

23.68

9.81

9.07

28.15

22.43

27.38

27.06

39.42

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l.................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal..............................................................
Ready-t(heat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and pasta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to tal...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers ....................................................................................................
Other bakery products............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

1.22
.32
.14
.08
.10
.91

1.00
.22
.09
.07
.06
.78

3.36
.89
.37
.25
.27
2.47

2.72
.81
.29
.26
.25
1.91

3.30
.90
.38
.24
.27
2.41

3.14
.80
.33
.22
.25
2.34

4.86
1.22
.52
.32
.38
3.64

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

.85
.40
.17
.28
.06

.73
.31
.14
.28
.05

2.32
.97
.44
.91
.15

1.79
.85
.33
.61
.12

2.26
.95
.45
.86
.15

2.19
.89
.41
.88
.15

3.46
1.38
.65
1.43
.19

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to tal..................................................................
Meat, to tal........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....
Ground beef
Roast..........
Steak..........
Other beef..
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
Ham ...........................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork .................................................................................................
Other meats, to tal.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other..............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken..........................................................................
Turkey and other.........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l.........................................................
Tuna..........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

3.44
2.35
1.15
.30
.32
.37
.15
.81
.20
.17
.19
.10
.15
.39
.07
.20
.13
.55
.46
.08
.24
.15
.10
.05
.05
.29

3.40
2.49
1.31
.30
.31
.58
.12
.78
.17
.16
.20
.11
.14
.40
.08
.24
.08
.37
.31
.07
.31
.19
.12
.07
.05
.23

10.98
8.22
4.40
1.22
1.28
1.47
.44
2.49
.48
.53
.67
.35
.47
1.33
.32
.78
.23
1.28
.97
.30
.79
.49
.30
.20
.09
.69

8.75
6.27
3.14
.75
.93
1.06
.39
2.14
.45
.46
.54
.29
.42
.98
.25
.50
.23
1.15
.96
.19
.67
.44
.24
.13
.11
.66

10.41
7.73
4.08
1.12
1.22
1.34
.41
2.36
.47
.50
.60
.32
.47
1.29
.31
.75
.24
1.23
.93
.29
.78
.49
.29
.20
.09
.68

10.75
8.14
4.47
1.26
1.25
1.51
.45
2.37
.45
.52
.64
.33
.43
1.30
.31
.77
.22
1.21
.93
.28
.75
.46
.28
.20
.09
.65

15.59
11.85
6.39
1.82
1.87
2.12
.58
3.59
.64
.69
1.07
.55
.65
1.88
.43
1.19
.25
1.78
1.27
.51
1.05
.64
.41
.29
.12
.90

See footnotes at end of table.




53

Table 6. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY-Continued
(All families ana single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

All
families

Single consumers
None

Families of two or more persons
1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to ta l............................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, total..........................................................................
Whole m ilk....................................................................................................
Other m ilk......................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal.............................................................................
Butter.............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese.............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese.................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$1.31
.74
.51
.19
.05
.57
.07
.17
.11
.12
.10

$1.18
.62
.45
.14
.03
.56
.07
.19
.11
.10
.09

$3.88
2.32
1.70
.53
.08
1.56
.17
.54
.23
.39
.23

$2.99
1.83
1.41
.33
.09
1.16
.16
.34
.19
.26
.21

$3.84
2.30
1.68
.53
.08
1.54
.17
.52
.23
.39
.22

$3.66
2.18
1.57
.53
.07
1.48
.16
.53
.22
.37
.20

$5.55
3.31
2.48
.73
.11
2.24
.23
.81
.31
.57
.32

Fruits and vegetables, to tal...............................................................................
Fresh fruits.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, to tal.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

1.88
.60
.53
.75
.42
.08
.20
.14
.33
.08

1.43
.40
.42
.62
.32
.08
.11
.14
.30
.08

3.99
1.02
1.23
1.73
.80
.21
.31
.28
.93
.23

3.59
.94
1.11
1.54
.78
.14
.34
.29
.76
.15

3.92
.97
1.21
1.73
.79
.21
.31
.27
.94
.23

3.76
.97
1.17
1.63
.75
.21
.28
.26
.88
.22

5.28
1.41
1.63
2.25
1.04
.30
.39
.35
1.21
.30

.59

.26

.21

.70

.60

.70

.66

.90

Other food at home, to ta l.................................................................................

5.01

1.95

2.05

5.94

4.38

5.91

5.75

8.14

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar..............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.32
.10
.12
.09

.24
.06
.11
.07

.84
.23
.38
.22

.63
.22
.23
.19

.83
.22
.38
.22

.80
.22
.37
•21

1.19
.32
.57
.30

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.28
.10
.12
.06

.24
.07
.13
.05

.78
.22
.40
.16

.69
.21
.36
.12

.77
.23
.39
.16

.72
.20
.38
.15

1.07
.30
.55
.22

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total...........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

.70
.13
.11
.33
.06
.06

.77
.29
.16
.22
.04
.06

2.05
.76
.38
.56
.12
.23

1.60
.48
.26
.62
.09
.14

2.03
.73
.36
.56
.13
.24

1.96
.77
.37
.49
.11
.21

2.83
1.05
.56
.72
.17
.34

See footnotes at end of table.




54

Table 6. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY-Continued
t/vil families and single consumers, United states, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 19/2-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

M il

families

Single consumers
None

Families of two or more persons
1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to tal........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$0.65
.14
.08
.19
.08
.16

$0.80
.19
.09
.22
.13
.18

$2.27
.33
.23
.72
.41
.58

$1.45
.21
.19
.45
.19
.40

$2.28
.32
.22
.74
.42
.58

$2.26
.33
.22
.73
.41
.57

$3.04
.47
.31
.84
.61
.81

Food away from home, to ta l.................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, total.....................................................
Snacks ...............................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages.................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

2.58
2.37
.21
.17
.04

8.75
7.40
1.35
.88
.47

9.49
7.73
1.76
1.32
.45

3.46
2.94
.53
.44
.09

8.19
6.70
1.49
1.12
.36

11.05
8.95
2.10
1.51
.59

14.29
11.58
2.72
2.11
.61

Alcoholic beverages, to tal...........................................................................................
At home, to tal..........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
W ine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to ta l...........................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

.57
.47
.19
.08
.20
.10

2.57
1.79
.81
.31
.67
.78

2.27
1.88
.90
.28
.71
.39

1.09
1.02
.43
.16
.43
.07

2.11
1.78
.84
.29
.66
.32

2.60
2.07
1.00
.29
.78
.52

2.84
2.38
1.17
.33
.89
.45

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

.65
.53
.12

1.58
1.44
.14

2.45
2.21
.24

1.53
1.27
.25

2.32
2.09
.23

2.62
2.38
.25

3.18
2.92
.27

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal.................................................................................
Products for the hair..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products...........................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to ta l..................................................................................
Men’s haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services.............................................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

1.19
.45
.11
.08
.03
.16
.06
2 .01
.74
.08
.37
.29

1.78
.94
.20
.11
.07
.34
.15
.07
.83
.15
.37
.32

3.18
1.70
.45
.22
.12
.51
.28
.13
1.48
.30
.68
.51

1.93
.87
.21
.15
.06
.27
.12
.05
1.05
.22
.50
.33

2.86
1.54
.40
.20
.12
.46
.26
.10
1.33
.28
.59
.46

3.43
1.85
.49
.22
.13
.55
.30
.15
1.59
.31
.72
.55

4.57
2.54
.67
.31
.16
.77
.44
.19
2.03
.38
.95
.69

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines.........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances.........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

.82
.12
.12
.03
.09
.44

.65
.10
.09
.04
.08
.34

1.33
.20
.18
.10
.12
.73

1.22
.20
.23
.07
.15
.57

1.32
.20
.19
.11
.12
.70

1.28
.20
.15
.10
.10
.72

1.62
.20
.16
.14
.12
1.01

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




55

Table 6. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY-Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

All
families

Single consumers
None

Families of two or more persons
1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to ta l......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to ta l...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies
Cleaning supplies, total
Soaps and detergents
Other cleaning supplies
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards...............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$1.11
.19
.14
.05
.18
.07
.11
.18
.16
.23
.16

$1.08
.19
.14
.05
.18
.06
.11
.16
.20
.15
.20

$3.06
.64
.44
.20
.52
.22
.30
.47
.44
.47
.53

$2.16
.48
.34
.14
.39
.16
.23
.38
.25
.33
.32

$3.09
.64
.44
.20
.52
.22
.30
.46
.43
.50
.55

$2.99
.61
.42
.19
.52
.21
.31
.45
.44
.45
.52

$4.07
.84
.57
.27
.66
.28
.38
.63
.61
.62
.71

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, to tal........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity..... :.........................................................................................................
Fuels, total.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene..........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s ..........................................................................................
Other fuels.............................................................................................................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

4.11
3.01
1.27
1.75
1.10
.78
.16
.15

2.91
2.44
.87
1.56
.48
.29
.15
.04

7.49
6.04
2.03
4.01
1.45
1.03
.27
.15

6.65
5.12
1.97
3.15
1.53
1.13
.29
.10

7.43
5.96
1.98
3.98
1.47
1.01
.27
.19

7.30
5.98
2.01
3.98
1.32
.92
.28
.12

9.09
7.33
2.31
5.02
1.76
1.33
.25
.17

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to ta l.............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

1.25
1.21
.04

4.68
4.56
.11

8.02
7.82
.20

3.38
3.28
.10

7.22
7.02
.20

9.00
8.80
.20

11.81
11.53
.28

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.

XA Not applicable.




56

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Jm

Number of families in universe
(thousands).................................................................................................................

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
citv

Other
urban

Pf are?
Outside SMSA

Total
inside
SMSA

i l

Item

All
families

71,731

50,076

44,868

23,541

21,326

5,209

21,655

9,082

12,573

2.9
$9,462
47.7

2.9
$10,004
46.8

1.0
.3
1.2

1.0

.3
1.4

3.3
$10,638
46.4
1.2
.2
1.7

2.9
$8,209
49.6

.3
1.3

2.6
$8,709
47.2
.8
.3

3.0
$11,278
46.6

1.0

2.8
$9,930
46.9
.9
.3
1.2

.3
1.4

2.7
$8,339
48.5
.9
.3
1.2

3.1
$8,115
50.4
1.1
.3
1.5

60
36
4

57
39
4

55
41
4

46
50
5

66
31
4

75
22
3

67
29
4

59
36
5

73
23
4

89
10
1

88
11
1

87
12

1

80
18
2

94
5
1

95
4
1

92
8
1

90
10
1

93
6
1

21
45
31
4

17
45
34
4

17
44
35
4

20
43
32
5

13
46
38
3

20
50
27
3

30
44
23
3

23
44
29
4

34
44
19
3

79

78

76

67

87

92

82

78

85

$7,230

$7,825

$7,767

$6,634

$9,018

$8,327

$5,854

$6,135

$5,651

612
122
522

628
31
493

615
11
497

548
11
509

689
11
485

740
202
453

573
331
590

621
46
580

538
538
597

402
105

431
112

439
118

370
173

516
58

358
56

337
89

373
98

310
82

242

235

237

234

241

217

258

287

237

227

249

245

232

259

287

177

199

161

Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

Rural

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head..................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ...................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................
Not reported................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school..................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

1.0

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice...................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Wblfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.............................................................. .........................................
See footnotes at end of table.




57

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP—Continued

(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Type gf grw
Item

All
families

Total
inside
SMSA

Total
urban

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
citv

Outside SMSA
Other
urban

Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

Rural

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages, total..............................................................................

$34.52

$36.53

$36.49

$33.84

$39.41

$36.89

$29.89

$29.35

$30.28

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.38

34.08

34.00

31.49

36.77

34.79

28.45

27.71

28.98

Food at home, total.................................................................................................

23.68

24.29

24.09

22.68

25.65

26.03

22.27

20.99

23.18

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal................................................................
Other cereal products and pasta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

2.83
.70
.30
.21
.19
2.13

2.79
.68
.29
.22
.18
2.11

2.58
.65
.25
.23
.16
1.93

3.02
.72
.33
.20
.19
2.30

3.20
.84
.37
.20
.27
2.36

2.80
.83
.32
.18
.32
1.97

2.55
.68
.29
.15
.24
1.87

2.97
.93
.34
.21
.38
2.04

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

2.00
.82
.38
.80
.13

1.98
.81
.37
.80
.13

1.82
.78
.32
.71
.12

2.16
.84
.42
.90
.14

2.22
.94
.45
.83
.14

1.84
.82
.37
.65
.13

1.75
.75
.35
.65
.13

1.91
.87
.39
.64
.14

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to ta l.................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....................................................................................................
Ground beef..............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
S teak.........................................................................................................
Other beef.................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops........................................................................................................
H am ...........................................................................................................
Sausage.....................................................................................................
Other pork.................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts.................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other.............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken...........................................................................
Turkey and other..........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to tal.........................................................
T u n a..........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l........................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

9.61
7.16
3.92
1.01
1.11
1.37
.42
2.09
.38
.45
.57
.29
.40
1.15
.25
.66
.24
1.13
.86
.27
.73
.46
.27
.19
.08
.59

9.57
7.11
3.89
.98
1.11
1.38
.42
2.07
.38
.46
.55
.28
.41
1.15
.24
.65
.25
1.14
.87
.27
.74
.47
.27
.19
.09
.59

9.21
6.73
3.64
.93
.98
1.33
.39
2.03
.38
.46
.51
.28
.40
1.06
.23
.57
.26
1.15
.91
.24
.75
.50
.26
.17
.09
.58

9.98
7.53
4.16
1.03
1.24
1.44
.45
2.12
.38
.45
.60
.28
.41
1.24
.25
.74
.25
1.12
.82
.30
.73
.44
.29
.21
.08
.60

9.90
7.61
4.15
1.30
1.13
1.26
.45
2.27
.42
.43
.66
.36
.38
1.19
.32
.76
.12
1.05
.79
.26
.61
.35
.26
.19
.07
.63

8.19
6.11
3.04
.96
.91
.92
.25
2.07
.47
.41
.53
.30
.36
1.00
.28
.61
.11
.97
.77
.21
.53
.32
.21
.13
.08
.58

7.92
5.91
3.04
1.02
.82
.92
.29
1.87
.38
.40
.50
.26
.33
1.00
.27
.60
.13
.97
.75
.23
.52
.32
.20
.13
.07
.52

8.39
6.25
3.04
.92
.97
.93
.23
2.21
.54
.42
.55
.32
.38
1.00
.28
.62
.10
.97
.78
.19
.54
.33
.21
.13
.08
.63

See footnotes at end of table.




58

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP—Continued

(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Tvoe of area
Item

families

Total
inside
SMSA

Total
urban

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
_ city

Outside SMSA
Other
urban

Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

Rural

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to tal...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk...................................................................................................
Other m ilk....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal............................................................................
B utter...........................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products........................................................
Other..............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$3.30
1.93
1.41
.44
.08
1.37
.16
.48
.21
.33
.19

$3.26
1.91
1.40
.43
.08
1.35
.16
.48
.21
.32
.18

$2.99
1.77
1.32
.38
.07
1.21
.14
.43
.20
.27
.18

$3.55
2.05
1.48
.49
.08
1.50
.17
.54
.23
.37
.19

$3.63
2.12
1.55
.50
.07
1.50
.16
.50
.21
.41
.21

$3.15
1.92
1.41
.45
.06
1.22
.13
.39
.18
.32
.21

$2.89
1.78
1.23
.48
.06
1.11
.11
.36
.17
.29
.18

$3.33
2.03
1.53
.43
.06
1.30
.13
.40
.18
.34
.24

Fruits and vegetables, to tal..............................................................................
Fresh fru its........................
Fresh vegetables................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, total...
Frozen fruits and fruit juices
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l......................................................................
Frozen vegetables...................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

3.57
.95
1.11
1.51
.72
.19
.27
.26
.80
.21

3.58
.97
1.11
1.51
.72
.19
.27
.26
.79
.21

3.43
.94
1.08
1.41
.66
.17
.24
.25
.76
.19

3.75
1.00
1.14
1.61
.78
.21
.29
.27
.83
.23

3.48
.81
1.10
1.57
.74
.19
.30
.24
.83
.18

3.08
.75
.92
1.40
.65
.16
.28
.22
.75
.16

3.01
.71
.94
1.36
.63
.16
.26
.21
.73
.17

3.13
.79
.91
1.43
.67
.15
.30
.22
.76
.16

.59

.59

.58

.56

.60

.65

.59

.56

.60

Other food at home, to tal.................................................................................

5.01

4.99

4.89

4.47

5.35

5.84

5.05

4.62

5.36

Sugar and other sweets, to tal.............................................................. .......
Sugar............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.67
.17
.32
.18

.65
.16
.31
.18

.56
.15
.25
,16

.74
.17
.38
.20

.89
.26
.42
.20

.77
.25
.32
.20

.66
.19
.30
.17

.85
.30
.33
.23

Fats and oils, total........................................................................................
Margarine.....................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings..............................................................
Other, including peanut butter....................................... ........................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.63
.18
.32
.13

.62
.18
.32
.12

.58
.16
.31
.11

.67
.20
.33
.14

.73
.23
.34
.16

.71
.21
.36
.14

.61
.19
.30
.12

.79
.22
.41
.16

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t...................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks..................................................................... ......
Coffee............................................................................................................
Tea.................................................................................................................
Other non alcoholic beverages..................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

1.75
.63
.35
.47
.10
.19

1.73
.61
.35
.47
.10
.19

1.63
.60
.33
.43
.09
.18

1.83
.63
.38
.51
.12
.20

1.94
.72
.35
.55
.11
.20

1.72
.64
.25
.53
.11
.19

1.57
.58
.26
.46
.10
.17

1.82
.68
.24
.58
.12
.20

See footnotes at end of table.




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Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Txpe of area
Item

All
families

Total
inside
SMSA

Total
urban

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
citv

Outside SMSA
Other
urban

Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

Rural

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$1.93
.31
.19
.58
.35
.50

$1.89
.31
.19
.57
.33
.49

$1.70
.26
.17
.54
.28
.45

$2.10
.36
.20
.61
.39
.54

$2.28
.31
.23
.67
.48
.58

$1.85
.26
.21
.62
.32
.45

$1.78
.25
.20
.58
.31
.43

$1.90
.26
.21
.64
.32
.46

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to tal.....................................................
Snacks ...............................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

9.79
8.15
1.64
1.20
.44

9.91
8.27
1.64
1.21
.43

8.82
7.36
1.46
1.08
.38

11.12
9.29
1.83
1.34
.49

8.75
7.08
1.67
1.18
.49

6.18
4.84
1.34
1.00
.35

6.72
5.25
1.47
1.09
.38

5.80
4.55
1.25
.93
.32

Alcoholic beverages, total...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l..........................................................................................................
Beer and a l e ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to tal...........................................................................................

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

2.44
1.99
.90
.32
.77
.45

2.48
2.02
.90
.33
.80
.46

2.35
1.90
.87
.30
.73
.45

2.64
2.16
.94
.36
.86
.48

2.10
1.72
.89
.32
.52
.38

1.44
1.12
.62
.12
.38
.32

1.63
1.25
.70
.14
.42
.38

1.29
1.02
.56
.11
.35
.27

Tobacco and smoking supplies, to tal.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies..................................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

2.25
2.05
.21

2.25
2.05
.20

2.14
1.95
.18

2.37
2.16
.22

2.29
2.05
.25

1.91
1.67
.24

1.84
1.65
.19

1.96
1.69
.28

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal................................................................................
Products for the hair..........................................................................................
Dental products...................................................................................................
Shaving products.................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products
Other toilet products.............
Electric personal care appliances
Personal care services, to tal....
Men’s haircuts.......................
Women's haircuts, shampoo and s e t..............................................................
Other personal care services.............................................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

2.99
1.56
.40
.19
.11
.49
.25
.12
1.43
.27
.65
.51

3.00
1.56
.40
.19
.10
.50
.25
.12
1.44
.27
.66
.51

2.69
1.44
.37
.18
.09
.46
.24
.10
1.26
.24
.58
.45

3.34
1.70
.42
.21
.12
.53
.28
.14
1.64
.31
.75
.58

2.87
1.58
.43
.19
.13
.44
.26
.13
1.30
.27
.55
.48

2.33
1.26
.34
.18
.10
.37
.21
.08
1.07
.21
.50
.36

2.54
1.35
.34
.19
.09
.41
.23
.09
1.19
.23
.55
.42

2.18
1.20
.34
.17
.10
.33
.19
.07
.97
.20
.47
.31

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids..............................................................................................
Cold medicines.........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances.........................................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

1.23
.20
.15
.09
.11
.68

1.22
.20
.15
.08
.11
.67

1.09
.18
.16
.08
.10
.57

1.35
.23
.15
.10
.11
.77

1.37
.16
.16
.11
.10
.84

1.07
.13
.17
.09
.12
.56

.95
.11
.14
.08
.11
.52

1.16
.15
.19
.10
.12
.60

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




60

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Type of area
Item

All
families

Total
inside
SMSA

Total
urban

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
citv

Outside SMSA
Other
urban

Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

Rural

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to tal.....................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to tal..........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies.......................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, total..........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other cleaning supplies.....................................................................................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues.....................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards..............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products.......................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$2.69
.53
.36
.16
.45
.18
.27
.41
.40
.42
.47

$2.64
.51
.36
.15
.45
.18
.27
.41
.40
.40
.46

$2.32
.48
.34
.14
.42
.17
.25
.38
.33
.30
.41

$2.99
.55
.38
.17
.48
.20
.29
.45
.48
.52
.51

$3.08
.63
.40
.23
.49
.20
.29
.41
.42
.60
.54

$2.39
.54
.37
.17
.40
.17
.23
.36
.32
.36
.41

$2.26
.49
.34
.16
.38
.16
.22
.36
.36
.27
.39

$2.48
.57
.39
.19
.41
.18
.23
.35
.29
.42
.42

Gas. electricity, and fuels, to tal...............................................................................
Gas and electricity, total........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s ......................................................................................
Electricity...............................................................................................................
Fuels, total................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s ........................................................................................
Other fuels...........................................................................................................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

6.40
5.38
1.97
3.40
1.02
.79
.16
.08

6.13
5.25
2.01
3.24
.88
.71
.09
.08

5.30
4.75
1.91
2.84
.55
.44
.05
.06

7.04
5.80
2.12
3.69
1.24
1.02
.13
.10

8.77
6.47
1.69
4.78
2.30
1.42
.76
.12

6.79
4.91
1.37
3.54
1.88
1.17
.45
.25

6.23
4.89
1.73
3.16
1.34
1.02
.14
.18

7.19
4.93
1.12
3.81
2.26
1.28
.68
.30

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal............................................................................................
Gasoline.....................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids.....................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

6.86
6.71
.15

6.56
6.41
.14

5.36
5.24
.12

7.88
7.71
.17

9.50
9.28
.22

6.93
6.72
.21

6.05
5.90
.16

7.57
7.32
.25

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.




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Table 8.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION

(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with children
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
6 to 17
under 6
18 or over

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

71,731

46,947

16,903

6,126

13,947

7,731

2,241

5,314

19,470

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

3.5
$11,595
45.8
1.2
.3
1.6

2.0
$9,730
54.0
(»)
.5
1.3

3.5
$10,485
28.3
1.5
(>)
1.4

4.6
$12,644
39.7
2.6
(l)
1.7

4.5
$14,597
51.6
1.2
.2
2.1

4.8
$11,806
49.9
1.6
.6
1.7

3.1
$6,180
43.8
1.6
.1
.8

1.3
$5,214
53.3
.1
.4
.6

60
36
4

71
27
2

66
31
3

51
46
3

77
21
2

85
13
2

73
25
2

43
52
4

39
52
9

89
10
1

92
7
1

93
6
1

90
8
2

92
7
1

92
7
1

79
19
2

74
24
1

86
13
1

21
45
31
4

19
46
32
3

27
41
29
4

5
50
43
3

13
50
35
2

22
46
30
3

30
44
21
4

21
57
18
4

26
38
30
6

79

92

88

92

95

94

90

61

55

$7,230

$9,219

$6,662

$9,573

$10,666

$11,915

$9,224

$3,859

$3,355

612
122
522

841
162
453

675
158
901

376
52
24

1,155
171
102

1,117
251
348

458
135
801

129
30
594

190
49
668

402
105

418
46

656
28

172
44

224
54

443
35

404

262
605

404
111

242

269

329

170

198

313

375

195

190

227

187

320

73

76

174

235

506

248

Other
husband
and wife
families

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school..................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Mfetfara payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




62

173

Table 8.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family composition
_____ Husband and wife families____
Husband and wife with <
children
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
6 to 17
under 6
18 or over

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

$49.40

$30.21

$19.40

51.03

46.54

29.11

17.67

34.27

37.37

37.50

22.85

11.47

2.74
.73
.31
.21
.21
2.00

4.38
1.20
.55
.29
.35
3.18

4.48
1.06
.43
.28
.34
3.42

4.45
1.27
.41
.46
.40
3.18

2.75
.77
.32
.23
.21
1.98

1.34
.34
.14
.10
.10
1.00

1.60
.68
.31
.62
.13

1.87
.76
.39
.72
.13

3.00
1.23
.60
1.17
.19

3.24
1.28
.60
1.36
.19

3.00
1.34
.53
1.13
.17

1.88
.87
.33
.68
.10

.93
.42
.18
.33
.07

8.34
6.19
3.39
.74
1.08
1.20
.37
1.90
.40
.37
.53
.27
.34
.90
.17
.52
.22
.99
.76
.23
.63
.41
.22
.13
.10
.53

8.94
6.69
3.65
1.19
.88
1.27
.31
1.93
.37
.50
.47
.24
.36
1.11
.34
.64
.13
.99
.80
.19
.69
.43
.25
.20
.06
.57

12.90
9.75
5.23
1.60
1.48
1.68
.48
2.87
.56
.62
.77
.40
.53
1.64
.41
1.00
.23
1.44
1.08
.36
.87
.52
.35
.27
.09
.83

14.92
11.31
6.20
1.66
1.98
1.94
.61
3.29
.58
.64
.98
.48
.61
1.82
.38
1.14
.30
1.70
1.23
.47
1.04
.64
.40
.27
.13
.87

15.80
11.89
6.29
1.53
1.53
2.52
.71
3.83
.78
.75
.99
.52
.80
1.78
.43
.99
.35
1.91
1.46
.45
1.04
.67
.36
.23
.13
.96

9.03
6.65
3.15
1.06
.84
.93
.32
2.26
.41
.54
.53
.33
.45
1.24
.37
.63
.24
1.11
.90
.21
.67
.41
.26
.19
.07
.60

4.32
3.08
1.57
.39
.40
.59
.19
1.01
.22
.22
.24
.14
.19
.50
.10
.28
.12
.57
.47
.10
.36
.23
.13
.08
.05
.32

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

Food and alcoholic beverages, total.............................................................................

$34.52

$41.28

$30.97

$35.44

$48.17

$53.67

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

32.38

38.85

28.69

33.29

45.64

Food at home, total................................................................................................

23.68

28.84

20.80

24.72

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l.................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, total..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and pasta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread........................................................................................................
Crackers...................................................................................................
Other bakery products............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products................................................

2.82
.74
.30
.20
.23
2.08

3.44
.90
.37
.24
.28
2.54

2.32
.59
.21
.17
.21
1.73

1.95
.82
.38
.76
.13

2.39
.98
.46
.94
.16

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to ta l.................................................................
Meat, to ta l.......................................................................................................
Beef, total
Ground beef
Roast....
Steak ....
Other beef
Pork, to ta l....................................................................................................
Bacon .......................................................................................................
Chops.......................................................................................................
H am ...........................................................................................................
Sausage....................................................................................................
Other pork ................................................................................................
Other meats, total......................................................................................
Frankfurters..............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts.................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other.............................................................
Poultry, to ta l....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken..........................................................................
Turkey and other.........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish..................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to tal.........................................................
T u n a .........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l..... ..................................................................................................

9.18
6.84
3.65
1.00
1.05
1.24
.37
2.08
.41
.44
.55
.29
.39
1.11
.26
.65
.20
1.08
.83
.25
.67
.42
.25
.17
.08
.59

11.21
8.43
4.57
1.24
1.34
1.54
.45
2.51
.49
.52
.69
.35
.47
1.34
.31
.80
.23
1.29
.97
.31
.80
.50
.30
.21
.10
.70

Item

Other
husband
and wife
families

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




63

Table 8.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION—Continued

(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with hildren
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
under 6
6 to 17
18 or over

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

Dairy products, to ta l............................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other daily products, to tal.............................................................................
B utter............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.25
1.93
1.41
.44
.07
1.32
.15
.45
.20
.32
.19

$3.99
2.37
1.71
.57
.09
1.62
.18
.56
.24
.41
.23

$2.59
1.40
.93
.38
.09
1.19
.14
.40
.22
.26
.16

$3.68
2.34
1.63
.64
.06
1.34
.14
.48
.18
.33
.20

$5.05
3.10
2.29
.73
.08
1.94
.19
.67
.25
.56
.28

$5.18
3.05
2.27
.68
.11
2.13
.25
.75
.32
.52
.28

$4.83
2.89
2.30
.50
.09
1.93
.22
.62
.24
.50
.36

$3.14
1.99
1.64
.31
.04
1.15
.13
.39
.17
.26
.20

$1.49
.84
.62
.18
.04
.65
.08
.22
.12
.13
.11

Fruits and vegetables, to ta l..............................................................................
Fresh fru its.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.42
.89
1.05
1.48
.70
.18
.27
.25
.78
.19

4.07
1.04
1.26
1.77
.83
.22
.32
.28
.94
.24

3.34
.88
1.04
1.42
.71
.16
.31
.24
.71
.18

3.26
.75
.99
1.52
.69
.19
.24
.26
.84
.23

4.53
1.14
1.37
2.02
.90
.26
.34
.30
1.12
.27

5.19
1.41
1.61
2.17
1.04
.31
.38
.35
1.13
.28

5.07
1.23
1.72
2.12
.93
.21
.36
.35
1.19
.29

3.26
.82
1.03
1.40
.62
.16
.22
.24
.79
.20

1.91
.54
.56
.81
.41
.09
.16
.16
.40
.10

.59

.71

.53

.61

.85

.85

.91

.59

.30

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.01

6.12

4.22

6.11

7.42

7.61

7.36

4.68

2.40

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar.............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.70
.20
.32
.19

.87
.24
.41
.23

.61
.18
.27
.16

.72
.17
.35
.19

1.09
.29
.52
.29

1.12
.30
.53
.29

1.04
.32
.48
.23

.65
.20
.26
.19

.32
.10
.13
.09

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.66
.19
.33
.13

.80
.23
.41
.16

.61
.18
.31
.11

.62
.17
.32
.13

.97
.28
.47
.21

1.01
.28
.54
.19

1.03
.29
.55
.19

.60
.18
.31
.11

.32
.09
.16
.07

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks
..............................................................
Coffee............................................................................................................
Tea.................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................

1.74
.63
.32
.49
.11
.19

2.11
.77
.39
.58
.13
.23

1.51
.43
.30
.57
.10
.11

1.95
.94
.34
.33
.09
.24

2.50
.96
.45
.59
.15
.34

2.64
.94
.50
.74
.16
.29

2.75
1.05
.48
.76
.19
.27

1.66
.66
.31
.39
.09
.21

.88
.29
.16
.30
.06
.07

Item

Other
husband
and wife
families

person

and other
families

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

See footnotes at end of table.




64

Table 8.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Fam com
ily
position
Husband and wife families
children
Husband and wife with <
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
6 to 17
under 6
18 or over

Other
husband
and wife
families

O parent
ne
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

A
ll
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condim
ents
and seasonings, total.........................................................
Frozen prepared foods...............................................................
Canned and packaged soup.......................................................
Other canned! and packaged prepared foods...............................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks...........................................
Condiments and seasonings................... ....................................

$1.91
.29
.19
.59
.34
.48

$2.35
.34
.24
.73
.44
.60

$1.49
.22
.17
.39
.26
.45

$2.82
.33
.25
1.30
.39
.55

$2.86
.43
.29
.83
.58
.72

$2.84
.42
.29
.79
.59
.76

$2.54
.38
.23
.87
.42
.64

$1.78
.30
.17
.59
.28
.45

$0.88
.18
.10
.27
.12
.21

Foo away from hom total................................................................
d
e,
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other..........................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, total.........................................
Snacks...................................................................... ........ ..........
Non-alcoholic beverages ........... ........................................... ...........

8.70
7.15
1.55
1.14
.41

10.01
8.17
1.84
1.37
.47

7.88
6.68
1.20
.87
.33

8.56
6.43
2.14
1.56
.58

11.37
9.12
2.25
1.72
.53

13.67
11.36
2.31
1.70
.61

9.04
7.26
1.77
1.40
.37

6.26
5.00
1.26
.96
.30

6.21
5.28
.92
.63
.29

Alcoholic beverages, total............................................ ............................
At hom total.......................................................... ..........................
e,
Beer and ale .......................................................................... ........
Wine................................................................................................
Other...................... .............................................. ..........................
Aw from hom total.........................................................................
ay
e,

2.14
1.73
.81
.26
.65
.41

2.43
2.03
.96
.30
.77
.40

2.28
1.95
.82
.32
.81
.33

2.16
1.69
.93
.24
.53
.46

2.53
2.08
1.05
.30
.73
.45

2.64
2.21
1.03
.28
.90
.43

2.86
2.63
1.38
.39
.85
.24

1.10
.75
.39
.11
.24
.35

1.73
1.26
.57
.21
.48
.47

Tobacco and sm
oking supplies, total........ ................................................
Cigarettes........................................................... .................................
Other tobacco and sm
oking supplies.....................................................

2.15
1.93
.22

2.54
2.27
.27

2.11
1.81
.31

2.49
2.35
.14

2.74
2.51
.23

2.89
2.59
.30

3.35
2.96
.39

1.78
1.70
.08

1.33
1.19
.14

Personal care, total...................................................................... ...........
Personal care products, total................................................................
Products for the hair.
Dental products.......
Shaving products......
Cosm
etics and bath products
Other toilet products.........................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.......................................................
Personal care services, total.................................................................
Men’s haircuts.................................................................................
W en's haircuts, sham
om
poo and set..................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................

2.79
1.47
.38
.19
.10
.45
.24
.11
1.32
.25
.60
.46

3.33
1.76
.46
.22
.13
.52
.29
.13
1.57
.32
.71
.54

2.85
1.31
.34
.18
.11
.41
.18
.09
1.54
.30
.73
.51

2.43
1.60
.43
.16
.12
.48
.28
.12
.84
.21
.31
.32

3.66
2.04
.54
.26
.15
.56
.37
.17
1.62
.36
.73
.53

4.48
2.34
.58
.29
.16
.74
.39
.18
2.14
.38
.93
.83

3.38
1.87
.43
.23
.14
.55
.35
.18
1.51
.24
.81
.46

2.33
1.39
.40
.17
.06
.43
.24
.08
.93
.17
.45
.31

1.61
.80
.19
.11
.05
.28
.12
.05
.81
.13
.38
.31

Non-prescription drugs, m
edical supplies, total..........................................
Vitamins..............................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...................................................................... .....
Cold medicines....................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs........................... ......................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................

1.18
.18
.16
.09
.11
.65

1.39
.21
.18
.11
.12
.78

1.28
.22
.20
.08
.13
.64

1.01
.21
.11
.10
.09
.50

1.43
.19
.18
.12
.11
.83

1.87
.22
.20
.12
.15
1.18

1.51
.12
.21
.16
.12
.89

.93
.16
.15
.08
.08
.45

.75
.12
.11
.04
.09
.39

Item

S LEC
E TED W EK EXPEN ITU ES (continued)
E LY
D R

S LE TE N N O EX D R
E C D O -FO D PEN ITU ES

See footnotes at end of table.




65

Table 8.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with children
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
under 6
6 to 17
18 or over

Other
husband
and wife
families

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

Housekeeping supplies, to tal......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to tal............................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, total..
Soaps and detergents.
Other cleaning supplies
Paper towels, napkins and tissues
Stationery supplies and greeting cards...............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.60
.53
.36
.16
.44
.18
.26
.40
.38
.40
.45

$3.20
.65
.44
.21
.54
.22
.32
.48
.45
.52
.56

$2.45
.43
.29
.14
.41
.15
.26
.39
.33
.47
.41

$3.03
.69
.47
.22
.50
.22
.29
.39
.39
.52
.54

$3.77
.79
.54
.25
.65
.29
.37
.54
.54
.55
.69

$3.81
.79
.53
.25
.61
.26
.35
.61
.64
.55
.62

$3.65
.82
.57
.26
.62
.25
.37
.63
.39
.60
.61

$2.21
.54
.38
.16
.39
.18
.21
.36
.33
.19
.39

$1.25
.24
.17
.07
.21
.08
.13
.20
.20
.19
.21

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to ta l................................................................................
Gas and electricity, total........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, total.............................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene.........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g as.........................................................................................
Other fuels.......................................................................................

6.52
5.24
1.79
3.45
1.28
.90
.25
.13

7.68
6.19
2.05
4.14
1.49
1.03
.29
.16

6.55
5.13
1.80
3.33
1.42
.95
.32
.15

6.77
5.43
1.71
3.72
1.34
1.03
.23
.07

8.43
7.19
2.42
4.77
1.24
.81
.25
.18

9.00
7.09
2.17
4.92
1.91
1.33
.35
.22

9.41
6.98
2.15
4.84
2.43
2.01
.31
.11

6.27
5.16
1.94
3.22
1.11
.86
.15
.10

3.80
2.96
1.13
1.83
.84
.60
.16
.08

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids *......................................................................

6.88
6.71
.17

8.51
8.30
.21

6.72
6.54
.17

7.95
7.78
.18

9.34
9.09
.25

11.11
10.86
.25

9.49
9.24
.25

4.77
4.66
.11

3.53
3.45
.09

Item

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.




66




Table 9. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by DECILES OF FAMILY
INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Second
Third
10%
10%

families
Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Total
reporting

Lowest
10%

71,731

63,400

6,337

6,342

6,338

6,337

6,344

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$10,584
47.5
1.0
.3
1.3

1.6
$1,065
58.7
.3
.6
.4

1.9
$2,785
57.6
.5
.6
.6

2.3
$4,415
51.2
.7
.5
.9

2.7
$6,176
46.4
.9
.4
1.1

2.8
$8,054
43.5
1.0
.2
1.3

60
36
4

60
37
3

40
49
11

44
52
4

47
49
4

48
49
3

54
44
2

89
10
1

89
10
1

79
20
1

82
16
2

85
14
1

87
11
1

88
11
1

21
45
31
4

22
45
31
2

42
31
16
11

43
38
17
3

33
46
19
2

28
49
22
1

20
53
26
1

79

80

35

47

70

82

88

$7,230

$8,118

$227

$720

$2,082

$3,884

$6,282

612
122
522

691
137
568

-6
-13
521

60
36
1,191

121
93
1,107

221
114
861

275
111
517

402
105

439
114

41
213

125
361

220
263

266
140

284
49

242

266

36

147

254

312

272

227

251

46

145

276

378

263

Fourth
10%

Fifth
10%

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years............................•.................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




68




____________ Complete reporting of income______
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Sixth
10%

Ninth
10%

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Seventh
10%

Eighth
10%

6,338

6,339

6,339

6,343

6,342

8.331

3.1
$9,956
42.2
1.2
.2
1.5

3.3
$11,902
42.3
1.3
.1
1.6

3.5
$14,361
42.3
1.3
.1
1.7

3.6
$17,854
44.0
1.3
.1
1.9

3.8
$29,258
46.3
1.3
.1
2.0

2.9
$923
49.3
.9
.3
1.2

62
37
1

69
30
1

74
25

80
20

86
14

58
27
16

91
8
1

93
6
1

92
6
1

94
5
1

94
4
1

91
8
1

16
54
30

12
54
34

9
50
41
1

8
47
44

6
32
62

17
38
28
17

94

94

96

97

98

72

$8,305

$10,215

$12,516

$15,299

$21,638

$473

386
113
352

384
172
2%

565
165
262

809
177
264

4,090
398
313

10
3 7
170

270
23

282
39

392
26

621
16

1,891
8

122
36

262

291

280

363

447

55

245

223

155

305

473

48

Highest
10%

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned............................................................. ............................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................ ......................................
Race of head
W hite.........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..... ...........................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years...................................................................... .
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(*)

(2)

(*)

n

(*)

(2)

(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance..........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments...................... ............................................................................... ..................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

69

Table 9. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by DECILES OF
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item
families

Total
reDortinc

Food and alcoholic beverages.........................................................................................

$34.52

$35.11

Food, total.......................................................................................................................

32.38

32.90

___Family income before taxes
Complete reportine of income
Lowest
Second
Third
10%
10%
10%

Fourth
10%

Fifth
10%

$28.60

$33.04

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
$19.95

$24.67

14.20

19.17

23.33

26.95

30.92

15.97

18.75

21.04

23.22

3.20

4.58

5.91

7.70

$14.83

Food at home............................................................................................................

23.68

24.16

11.82

Food away from home.............................................................................................

8.70

8.75

2.38

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.14

2.21

.63

.78

1.34

1.65

2.12

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.24

5.37

2.86

3.84

4.09

4.57

4.80

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.28

1.32

.95

1.07

1.36

1.34

.96

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

6.88

7.05

1.87

2.71

4.37

5.76

6.93

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.60

2.66

1.05

1.47

1.81

2.07

2.35

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.18

1.20

.78

.83

.94

1.03

1.11

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.47

1.51

.52

.72

.87

1.22

1.43

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.32

1.31

.51

.57

.80

.94

1.15

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
:i Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors




70




Family income before taxes
___________C plete reporting of iincome
fifflJ
Sixth
10%

Seventh
10%

Eighth
10%

Ninth
10%

Highest
10%

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$36.78

$40.34

$43.69

$49.44

$59.74

$30.05

Food, to tal......................................................................................................................

34.48

37.92

40.83

46.12

55.07

28.43

Food at home............................................................................................................

25.75

27.68

29.46

32.06

35.79

20.07

Food away from home.............................................................................................

8.73

10.24

11.37

14.06

19.28

8.36

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.30

2.42

2.85

3.32

4.67

1.62

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.66

6.10

6.46

7.27

8.06

4.21

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.19

1.76

1.44

1.41

1.71

.99

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

8.17

8.77

9.60

10.53

11.82

5.59

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.34

4.03

4.69

2.11

2.05

1.03

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

2.65

3.12

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.22

1.36

1.42

1.30

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.61

1.79

2.09

2.29

2.55

1.19

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.32

1.32

1.65

2.12

2.73

1.37

71

Table 10.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by OCCUPATION OF FAMILY HEAD

(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Oiaiy Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands).................................................................................................................

Occupation of family head
Saferied and wage eamere
Clerical
Craftsmen
Profes­
sionals and
and sales
and
managers
workers
operatives

Retired

All other
including
not
reporting

855

11,667

7,611

3.0
$7,630
44.2
1.1
.1
1.1

3.2
$11,054
29.7
1.3
(■)
1.5

1.8
$4,456
70.9
.1
1.1
.7

2.7
$3,000
48.1
1.0
.3
.6

65
34
1

50
47
3

33
65
2

62
32
5

39
42
18

92
7
1

89
10
1

77
22
2

90
8
1

91
8
1

80
18
2

2
26
71
(3)

6
52
42
1

20
65
15
1

30
50
19
2

1
52
46
1

45
33
15
7

27
36
17
20

89

94

85

92

77

%

56

45

$2,138

$10,401

$13,785

$9,279

$10,188

$6,395

$10,433

$648

$1,223

612
122
522

6,625
1,347
474

182
33
181

326
37
130

93
51
236

69
19
136

261
38
305

91
217

21
2
1,876

-3
3
588

402
105

812
30

294
51

547
14

290
44

164
43

154
130

117
8

765
110

253
489

242

200

200

193

204

205

198

146

486

163

227

166

148

180

229

87

149

42

547

282

All
families

Selfemployed
workers

71,731

5,304

46,294

13,467

7,517

16,937

8,372

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

3.3
$11,791
51.0
1.1
.3
1.8

3.1
$11,490
41.7
1.2
.1
1.5

3.2
$15,211
41.1
1.2
.1
1.6

2.6
$10,425
41.9
.9
.1
1.3

3.4
$10,911
40.9
1.3
.1
1.6

60
36
4

81
18
P)

61
37
2

67
31
2

54
43
3

89
10
1

95
4
1

89
10
1

95
4
1

21
45
31
4

22
44
33
1

14
49
36
1

79

93

$7,230

Total

Laborers
and service
workers

Armed forces
personnel

SaECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family s i n ....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head..................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles ovmed.........................................................................................
PERCENT7
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice...................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




72

Table 10.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by OCCUPATION OF FAMILY HEAD— Continued

(All families and single consumers, United States. 'Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

_____________ SaU ried
Profes­
sionals and
managers

Occupation of family head
and wage eamere
Craftsmen
Clerical
and
and sales
workers
operatives

Laborers
and service
workers

Armed forces
personnel

Retired

All other
including
not
reoortine

$33.10

$35.82

$22.04

$21.49

31.07

32.42

21.01

20.50

23.69

23.17

17.33

16.49

7.38

9.25

3.67

4.01

2.46

2.03

3.40

1.03

.99

5.34

5.85

4.54

4.87

4.59

3.42

.91

1.46

1.06

.53

1.61

.87

6.71

7.67

3.05

3.32

2.37

3.11

1.83

1.48

.96

.54

1.14

.81

1.35

1.99

.73

.77

.95

1.09

.67

All
families

Selfemployed
workers

Total

Food and alcoholic beverages.......................................................................................

$34.52

$39.79

$39.18

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

32.38

37.70

36.59

40.84

32.82

37.62

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.68

27.32

26.06

27.23

22.05

28.07

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.70

10.38

10.54

13.61

10.77

9.55

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.14

2.10

2.59

3.20

2.40

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.24

6.05

5.61

6.13

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

1.28

1.63

1.24

1.27

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.88

7.76

8.32

9.13

7.26

8.94

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.60

2.85

2.93

3.47

2.64

2.91

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies.........................................................................................................

1.18

1.38

1.25

1.42

1.23

1.26

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.47

1.70

1.74

2.02

1.87

1.65

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.32

1.63

1.45

1.89

1.66

1.25

98

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

1 Value less than 0.05.
* Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
- No data reported.




73

$44.05

$35.22

$40.08




Table 11. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
HOUSING TENURE
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Housing tenure
All
families

Item

Homeowner

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Renter

Not
reported

71,731

43,135

25,587

3,010

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

3.2
$11,253
51.0
1.1
.3
1.6

2.5
$7,292
42.3
.8
.2
.9

2.1
$2,232
46.1
.6
.3
.3

60
36
4

100
NA
NA

NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100

89
10
1

93
7
1

82
16
2

87
12
1

21
45
31
4

22
46
31
1

21
45
32
2

11
21
14
54

79

90

67

27

$7,230

$8,467

$5,797

$1,685

612
122
522

878
165
606

228
62
416

59
27
212

402
105

559
39

181
222

45
53

242

279

1%

%

227

261

189

75

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h ea d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over.........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter....................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite.....................................................................................................................................
Black .....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported...........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years........................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years...........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school.............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.............................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments...................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income....................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 11. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
HOUSING TENURE—Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Housing tenure
All
families

Item

Homeowner

Renter

Not
reported

$8.72

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$34.52

$39.33

$29.45

Food, total ...............................................................................................................................

32.38

37.08

27.34

7.91

Food at home......................................................................................................................

23.68

27.61

19.29

4.72

Food away from home.......................................................................................................

8.70

9.48

8.04

3.19

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.14

2.25

2.11

.81

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

5.24

6.66

3.39

.56

Bottled gas and other fuels....................................................................................................

1.28

1.82

.50

.15

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products......................................................................................................................

6.88

8.11

5.40

1.91

Housekeeping supplies...............................................................................................................

2.60

3.20

1.83

.46

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.18

1.43

.88

.34

Personal care products..............................................................................................................

1.47

1.68

1.23

.47

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

1.32

1.63

.91

.25

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
* Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.

NA Not applicable.

75




Table 12. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
POPULATION SIZE
(All families and single consumers, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

All
families

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)...................................................................................................................

50,000
to
399.999

Population size
Inside SMSA
400,000
1,000,000
or
to
more
999.999

Outside SMSA

71.731

10,478

8,941

30,660

21,653

2.9
$9,462
47.7
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$9,208
47.0
1.0
.3
1.3

2.8
$9,816
46.3
1.0
.3
1.3

2.8
$10,330
46.9
.9
.3
1.2

2.9
$8,209
49.6
1.0
.3
1.4

60
36
4

63
33
4

61
35
4

54
42
4

67
29
4

89
10
1

90
9
1

88
10
2

86
12
2

92
8
1

21
45
31
4

21
45
31
4

16
48
32
4

17
44
36
4

30
44
23
3

79

82

82

75

82

$7,230

$7,100

$7,761

$8,091

$5,855

612
122
522

562
86
517

634
46
518

649
7
477

573
332
590

402
105

330
%

322
86

497
125

337
89

242

288

227

219

258

227

228

223

264

177

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head....................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 .....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

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Table 12. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
POPULATION SIZE—Continued
(All families and single consumers, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

All
families

50,000
to
399.999

Population size
Inside SM
SA
400,000
1,000,000
to
or
m
ore
___ m m ___

Outside SM
SA

SELEC
TED W EK EXPENDITURES
E LY
Food and alcoholic beverages.......................................................................

$34.52

$33.75

$33.87

$38.25

$29.89

Food, total................................................................................................

32.38

31.67

31.81

35.57

28.45

F o at home.......................................................................................
od

23.68

23.53

22.73

25.01

22.27

F o away from home...........................................................................
od

8.70

8.14

9.08

10.56

6.18

Alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

2.14

2.08

2.06

2.68

1.44

Natural gas and electricity...........................................................................

5.24

5.65

5.01

5.39

4.91

Bottled gas and other fuels.........................................................................

1.28

1.06

1.12

.98

1.88

Gasoline, m
otor oil, coolant and
similar products.......................................................................................

6.88

6.82

7.29

6.75

6.93

Housekeeping supplies.................................................................................

2.60

2.53

2.62

2.76

2.39

Non-prescription drugs and
m
edical supplies......................................................................................

1.18

1.25

1.14

1.25

1.07

Personal care products.................................................................................

1.47

1.52

1.51

1.59

1.26

Personal care services..................................................................................

1.32

1.30

1.39

1.48

1.07

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

77

Table 13. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
EDUCATION OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families and single consumers, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

___ Education of family head
High school
Graduate
1 to 3
1 to 3
4 years
years
years

All
families

Elementary
1 to 8
years

71,731

16,148

11,524

20,781

9,800

5,957

4,726

2,797

2.9
$9,462
47.7

2.6
$6,016
59.7
.7
.6

3.0
$10,086
43.2
1.1
.2
1.4

2.8
$11,128
40.7

2.9
$13,739
42.1

1.0

1.0

1.0

3.0
$8,416
48.1
1.1
.3
1.3

.2
1.4

.2
1.5

3.0
$16,806
43.5
1.1
.2
1.5

Z5
$1,671
53.4
.7
.4
.3

60
36
4

62
35
2

62
37
2

63
36
2

58
40
2

62
36
2

65
33
1

19
23
58

89
10

87
13

91
8

92
7

1

83
16
1

1

1

1

94
4
2

94
4
2

85
13
2

21
45
31
4

100
NA
NA
NA

NA
100
NA
NA

NA
100
NA
NA

NA
NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100
NA

NA
NA
NA
100

79

66

79

87

89

91

93

19

$7,230

$3,742

$6,457

$8,220

$8,901

$11,141

$11,998

$956

612
122
522

254
161
1,032

403
105
561

524
160
348

660
76
299

860
89
287

2,643
54
319

52
2 14
341

402
105

227
189

263
191

329
76

553
26

755
12

1.105
14

64
104

242

190

233

245

325

281

320

52

227

222

201

183

287

315

352

88

College
Graduate
4 years

More than
4 years

No school
or not
reported

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack................................... •......................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0
.3
1.3

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance..........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




78

Table 13. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
EDUCATION OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Education a family head
High school
1 to 3
Graduate
1 to 3
years
4 years
years

All
families

Elementary
1 to 8
vears

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$34.52

$28.67

$34.63

$36.65

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.38

27.38

32.68

34.45

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.68

22.57

25.24

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.70

4.80

7.44

Item

College
Graduate
4 years

More than
4 years

No school
or not
reported

$37.95

$41.69

$43.34

$9.90

35.11

38.38

40.12

9.37

24.81

23.58

25.16

26.78

7.23

9.64

11.53

13.21

13.34

2.14

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.14

1.29

1.95

2.20

2.84

3.31

3.23

.53

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.24

4.78

5.43

5.49

5.67

5.63

6.19

1.27

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

1.28

1.42

1.51

1.33

1.06

1.12

1.20

.45

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.88

5.17

6.74

7.80

7.87

8.07

8.78

1.31

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.60

2.02

2.57

2.76

2.82

3.37

3.65

.57

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.18

1.16

1.20

1.17

1.16

1.43

1.50

.39

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.47

.99

1.35

1.71

1.73

1.87

2.04

.30

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.32

.96

1.20

1.43

1.48

1.88

1.89

.23

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
v ' Not applicable.




79

Table 14.
TAXES*

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families of one person, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Fam ily, income before taxes
ComDlete reporting of iricome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

17,080

15,539

6,539

1,602

1,340

963

939

775

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

$4,827
53.8
NA
.4
.6

$5,295
53.9
NA
.4
.6

$1,616
62.5
NA
.6
.3

$3,427
57.0
NA
.5
.5

$4,424
51.4
NA
.4
.6

$5,374
47.7
NA
.3
.8

$6,363
44.0
NA
.2
.8

1.0
$7,406
43.1
NA
.1
.9

37
54
9

37
55
8

40
50
10

39
54
7

38
53
9

34
57
9

29
61
10

32
62
6

88
11

84
15
2

87
11
2

91
9

1

88
11
1

91
9

1

91
8
1

92
8
1

26
37
31
6

27
38
32
4

42
31
19
8

31
42
23
3

24
48
27
1

18
45
35
2

13
50
35
2

10
47
43
1

53

54

30

47

60

73

72

76

$3,086

$3,392

$302

$1,375

$2,241

$3,583

$4,531

$6,004

164
42
652

180
46
711

19
1
891

77
33
1,055

51
88
982

85
4 32
587

205
4 10
439

4 137
4 28
270

408
72

447
78

81
160

287
90

389
4 14

405
43

394
42

536
42

176

192

84

216

268

276

393

237

226

247

78

294

390

404

389

193

(3)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance..........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




80

Family income before taxes

Complete reDOrting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,272

783

669

371

135

150

1,541

1.0
$8,824
42.7
NA
.1
.9

1.0
$10,679
44.5
NA
.1
1.0

1.0
$13,030
42.0
NA
.1
1.1

1.0
$16,677
45.9
NA
.1
1.1

1.0
$21,309
50.0
NA
.1
1.2

1.0
$40,248
52.4
NA
.3
1.2

1.0
$113
52.5
NA
.3
.5

28
65
7

36
60
4

35
62
3

39
60
1

41
59

62
35
3

36
42
22

90
10

94
5
1

88
10
2

92
8

98
2

92
7
1

4
40
56

4
30
66

8
10
82

18
36
25
22
47

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black ...................................
Other, including not reported
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(3)
8
43
48
1

-

-

f3)

95
5
(3)

2
25
72
-

-

2
12
86
-

-

81

87

83

86

87

85

$7,052

$8,900

$10,936

$12,731

$16,331

$19,943

188
78
271

289
4 111
208

428
109
122

989
4 28
273

1,281
177
140

5.419
1,277
2,128

701

911
40

1,600

2,243

9,932

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................




567
40

-

-

_

_

_

60

15
49

255

184

279

243

602

556

18

413

285

245

812

535

992

4 11

81

Table 14. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES'—Continued
(All families of one person, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

fa m il^ to ffle -b gfore taw?

ComiPlete reporting of iiicome

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$17.29

$17.75

$12.09

$15.71

$17.57

$17.93

$18.87

$22.31

Food, total......................................................................................................................

15.56

15.93

11.51

14.74

15.42

16.00

16.72

19.38

Food at home............................................................................................................

9.37

9.67

8.99

10.16

10.03

9.07

9.32

10.52

Food away from home.............................................................................................

6.18

6.26

2.52

4.58

5.38

6.92

7.40

8.86

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.74

1.82

.58

.97

2.15

1.93

2.15

2.93

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

2.68

2.75

2.56

3.16

2.70

1.87

2.41

2.73

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

.73

.78

1.01

.75

.87

4 .46

4 .53

4 .19

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

3.25

3.34

1.38

2.51

3.33

3.27

4.70

5.40

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.09

1.12

.90

1.08

1.33

1.18

.95

1.44

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

.72

.76

82

.65

.63

1.04

.62

.66

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Personal care products....................................................................................................

.74

.75

.47

.61

.74

1.11

.87

1.26

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.80

.79

.46

.63

.78

.83

.96

1.21

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.
V4 Not applicable




82

Family income before taxes

Complete reportine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$23.43

$27.16

$30.99

$35.02

$35.66

$41.32

$12.62

Food, total......................................................................................................................

20.42

23.25

26.08

29.57

28.96

36.12

11.75

Food at home...........................................................................................................

9.87

11.35

10.49

10.85

11.58

13.70

6.40

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food away from home............................................................................................

10.56

11.91

15.59

18.72

17.38

22.43

5.35

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

3.01

3.91

4.91

5.45

6.69

5.20

.87

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

3.27

3.55

2.87

2.76

3.63

4.88

1.95

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

.57

.36

1.02

4 .69

.61

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

5.86

6.89

7.54

8.15

4.24

6.95

2.39

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.38

1.34

1.29

1.47

1.57

3.11

.78

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

.70

1.18

.57

.34

.51

.37

.36

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.22

1.06

1.11

.84

1.21

.90

.62

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.42

1.22

1.36

1.51

.92

1.41

.87




83

.30

-

Table 15.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families of two persons. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

_ Family income before taxes
_
Comislete reoortine of iiicome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

20.403

17.747

2,271

1,251

1,346

1,206

1,156

1,034

2.0
$9,158
53.4
.1
.5
1.2

2.0
$10,413
53.2
.1
.5
1.3

2.0
$1,650
60.1
.2
.9
.7

2.0
$3,474
63.1
.1
1.1
.9

2.0
$4,478
61.1
.1

2.0
$5,431
56.6
.1
.8

1.0

2.0
$6,439
55.3
.1
.7
1.2

Z0
$7,434
53.5
.1
.5
1.2

63
34
3

64
35

61
38

65
34

58
41

62
37

64
35

1

53
41
6

1

1

1

1

1

91
8
1

91
8

82
17

85
15

91
8

91
8

91
8

1

1

1

1

1

26
43
27
4

27
43
27
2

48
31
12
8

55
30
12
3

41
43
14
2

38
43
17

39
41
19

84

85

53

70

80

81

87

89

$6,263

$7,152

$267

$784

$1,364

$2,309

$3,470

$4,539

586
142
867

673
163
962

21
16
846

59
83
1,952

153
39
1,973

139
130
1,720

129
67
1,493

199
131
1,212

592
63

669
71

48
333

114
155

227
92

316
32

500
14

416
31

309

348

67

195

340

268

318

373

335

376

51

132

291

518

448

531

to

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0
1.0

(2)

1

(2)

92
8
(2)
28
52
19
(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




84

Family income before taxes

Comolete reoortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,790

1,840

2,078

2,096

841

839

2,657

2.0
$8,891
49.4
.1
.3
1.4

2.0
$10,840
48.5
(3)
.2
1.4

2.0
$13,298
47.9
(3)
.2
1.5

2.0
$17,105
47.0
(3)
.2
1.6

2.0
$21,936
48.0
f3)
.1
1.8

2.0
$37,214
51.7
(3)
.2
1.7

2.0
$771
54.5
.1
.4
1.1

63
37

64
35

67
33

70
30

74
26

78
22

60
26
14

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head..................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W rite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years..............................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

(2)

(2)

_

-

-

91
8
1

93
7
1

95
4
1

94
5
1

98
1
1

%
3
1

90
9
1

25
50
.25
(2)

19
53
28

13
50
37
1

8
51
41

8
42
49
1

2
24
74

18
38
27
16

93

92

%

97

98

97

76

$6,522

$8,494

$10,858

$14,116

$17,339

$21,435

$328

309
91
814

311
246
565

405
168
512

626
209
323

1,448
663
324

7,866
433
595

47
42
228

459
4 7

348
36

643
46

899

1,316

4,923
45

82
15

316

448

414

474

381

808

48

374

391

292

457

465

1,148

61

(2)

(2)

(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




85

-

-

Table 15. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families of two persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
__________ Comj)lete reoorting of iricome________
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

$30.06

$30.65

$18.77

$23.35

$25.69

$24.28

$27.81

$29.58

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................
Food, total......................................................................................................................

27.94

28.45

18.07

22.38

24.23

22.93

26.41

27.51

Food at home............................................................................................................

20.37

20.85

15.95

19.50

20.30

19.01

21.85

21.39

Food away from home.............................................................................................

7.57

7.60

2.11

2.89

3.93

3.92

4.55

6.12

.70

.96

1.46

1.36

1.40

2.07

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.12

2.20

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.00

5.13

4.25

4.24

5.48

4.75

4.99

4.59

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.40

1.42

1.31

1.59

1.73

1.75

1.80

1.53

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

6.40

6.56

2.69

3.54

4.64

5.00

5.69

6.59

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.34

2.39

1.47

1.64

1.89

2.11

2.56

2.37

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.23

1.26

.83

1.24

1.29

1.41

1.30

1.23

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.28

1.32

.63

.69

.77

.97

1.20

1.21

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.44

1.45

.49

.88

1.00

.96

1.10

1.70

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Value less than 0.05.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.




86

Family income before taxes

___________ Complete reportine of income
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$30.07

$32.19

$34.10

$38.48

$41.48

$54.89

$26.15

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................
Food, total......................................................................................................................

27.84

30.24

31.40

35.07

37.85

48.42

24.51

Food at home...........................................................................................................

20.93

22.39

22.08

22.40

22.72

25.37

17.13

Food away from home............................................................................................

6.92

7.85

9.32

12.67

15.13

23.05

7.37

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.23

1.95

2.71

3.40

3.62

6.47

1.64

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.50

5.10

5.57

5.55

6.34

5.64

4.12

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.30

1.56

1.12

1.03

2.00

1.02

1.23

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.02

8.32

7.95

8.95

11.07

9.34

5.29

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.22

2.44

2.69

3.30

3.02

3.60

2.02

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.34

1.16

1.51

1.20

1.64

1.39

1.01

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.34

1.39

1.80

1.96

1.89

2.31

.99

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.20

1.51

1.86

2.10

2.48

3.23

1.41




87

Table 16.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES

(All families of three persons. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

_____________________ Family income before taxes___________________________
_____________________________ Com]plete reporting of iiwome____
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

11.563

10.069

662

408

424

494

593

630

3.0
$10,740
42.8
.8
.2
1.5

3.0
*12.111
42.0
.8
.2
1.5

3.0
$1,639
40.7
1.3
.2
.6

3.0
$3,472
42.4
1.3
.3
8

3.0
$4,466
42.5

3.0
$5,389
38.5

1.0

1.0

.3
1.1

.2
1.3

3.0
$6,441
39.7
.9
.2
1.8

3.0
$7,418
40.2
.9
.2
1.3

63
34
3

63
36
1

27
63
10

39
58
3

40
59
1

41
59

49
50

57
42

1

1

88
10

88
10

65
34

1

1

74
24
2

77
20
3

87
10
3

91
8

1

91
8

1

1

17
49
31
3

17
50
32

38
46
15

24
51
24

1

28
56
14
2

26
49
24

1

31
46
14
9

20
54
25

1

1

1

87

89

42

58

75

86

90

89

$8,861

$10,062

$527

$1,407

$2,755

$3,679

$4,608

$5,925

507
119
343

581
137
355

25
97
169

145
3 21
585

106
3 60
640

135
196
520

202
152
537

152
130
414

313
111

312
125

30
659

84
866

46
274

120
217

51
152

175
44

276

311

59

175

325

210

368

317

209

229

74

190

260

312

372

261

SELECTED FAMLY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
B lack.......................................................................................................................... j
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years............................................................................................................. ^
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(*)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................j
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................-i
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation.
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




88

Family income before taxes

ComDlete reDortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands).................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,298

1,238

1,470

1,512

744

597

1,494

3.0
$8,947
39.8

3.0
$10,847
40.6

3.0
$33,261
49.8
.5

3.0
$1,497
47.8

.1

1.4

.8
.1
1.6

3.0
$17,057
42.7
.7

3.0
$21,847
45.9

.8
.2

3.0
$13,247
42.7
.7

.1
1.8

.1
2.0

.3
1.4

58
41

67
33

75
24

90

1

1

1

22
1

63
24
14

88
12

93

91
7

92
7

1

92
5
3

95
5

2
12
53
33

9
48
43

9
43
49

4
34
62

1

1

17
41
26
15

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported .'................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

6
1

(*)
16
57
26

15
54
32

(2
)

-

1.7

.6
.1
2.0

77

83
17

.6

10
-

-

-

91

8
1

1

-

92

97

98

96

98

97

78

$7,603

$9,342

$11,676

$15,318

$19,252

$24,908

$765

279
50
391

378
99
318

539
107
345

462
208
214

787
255

4,255
461
319

133
46

91
22

202

357
32

793

1,939

24

234

370

211

329

462

760

40

210

226

141

166

194

619

80

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................




89

101

2

-

3 10
-

267

320
16

Table 16. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families of three persons, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

family. ip(amg_tefgfe tags
Comijtlete reporting of iipome
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$37.82

Food, total......................................................................................................................

35.63

Food at home............................................................................................................
Food away from home.............................................................................................

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

$38.34

$23.25

$30.57

$27.22

$29.23

$30.34

$33.56

36.14

22.80

29.70

26.66

27.93

28.97

32.26

26.07

26.47

18.98

26.43

22.34

21.70

23.10

23.65

9.56

9.67

3.82

3.28

4.32

6.23

5.87

8.61

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.19

2.20

.45

.87

.56

1.30

1.38

1.31

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.79

5.93

3.35

3.25

4.13

4.93

5.45

6.00

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.63

1.73

.61

.76

2.95

1.35

2.74

■ .49

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

8.08

8.38

3.11

5.09

6.31

6.51

6.34

7.12

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.03

3.12

1.86

1.77

1.97

2.14

2.16

2.48

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.25

1.27

.52

.76

.60

1.18

1.10

1.04

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.70

1.74

.92

.79

1.28

1.28

1.27

1.49

Personal care services................................................. ...................................................

1.47

1.45

.49

.53

.57

1.04

.90

.82

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
* Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- Nd data reported.




90

Family income before taxes

Complete reoorting of income
Item

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$34.85

$38.53

$40.33

$45.56

$51.11

$56.96

Incomplete
reporting
of income

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$34.32

Food, total......................................................................................................................

33.07

36.13

38.07

42.54

46.70

52.66

32.20

Food at home...........................................................................................................

25.05

27.14

27.76

29.65

31.44

32.28

23.41

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.02

8.99

10.31

12.90

15.26

20.38

8.79

2.26

3.01

4.40

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.78

2.41

4.31

2.12

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.11

5.95

6.11

6.85

8.64

8.72

4.83

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.17

1.33

1.97

2.37

1.24

3.78

.99

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.52

9.24

9.25

10.13

11.94

11.94

6.08

Housekeeping supplies................................... .................................................................

2.83

3.04

3.86

3.77

4.21

4.65

2.46

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

.87

1.30

1.34

1.69

2.25

1.66

1.17

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.71

1.69

2.08

2.10

2.49

2.30

1.37

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.03

1.29

1.57

1.90

2.72

3.48

1.63




91

Table 17.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1

(All families of four persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
ComiJlete reporting of iricome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

10,471

9,285

380

269

205

248

338

419

4.0$12,576
39.5
1.7

4.0
$14,040
39.1
1.7

4.0
$1,558
36.8

4.0
$3,483
39.9

4.0
$4,435
38.7

.1

.1
1.7

.7

2.0
.2
1.0

.1
1.1

.1

1.7

2.0
.2
.8

4.0
$6,379
36.0
1.9

4.0
$7,369
36.8

2.2
.1

4.0
$5,395
37.7
1.9

1.3

(2)
1.4

72
26

73
27

35
63

35
64

48
52

49
49

53
47

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2

32

66
2

2

1

71
26
3

69
28

75
23

1

2

2

25
59
13
3

(4)

31
51
14
4

27
61

29
61

90
9

90
9

68

1

1

12

13
51
36

50
35

2

31

(4)

11
1

-

_

_

86

92

14

6
1

(4)
23
60
16

10
_

1.8

_

22

_

61
17

91

93

53

58

69

83

86

96

$10,572

$11,834

$5%

$1,412

$2,633

$3,688

$4,766

$5,826

974
115
177

1.0%

-5
17

136

323

409

319

130
187

5 188

88

5 157

120

5 202

420

529

139

610

551
257
330

313
92

341
99

28
703

47
898

29
559

52
318

26
70

90

206

215

36

194

83

272

186

192

126

138

64

188

191

361

200

55

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




92

68




93

Table 17. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES1
—Continued
(All families of four persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
______________OoffllJlete reporting of iim m ________________
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$45.01

$45.78

$32.23

$29.21

$35.22

$39.63

$36.03

$37.26

Food, total......................................................................................................................

42.73

43.41

30.80

28.34

34.07

37.03

34.96

35.79

Food at home............................................................................................................

31.74

32.49

27.03

25.34

29.54

28.05

28.25

28.99

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food away from home.............................................................................................

10.99

10.92

3.78

3.00

4.53

8.98

6.72

6.80

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.28

2.36

1.43

.87

1.15

2.60

1.07

1.47

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

6.42

6.62

4.99

4.34

4.24

7.25

6.35

4.57

Bottled gas and other fu els................................ ..........................................................

1.44

1.45

5 .47

5 1.33

1.43

5 2.12

1.13

5 1.06

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

9.26

9.54

4.17

4.48

5.52

6.43

6.81

7.59

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.41

3.53

2.21

2.36

2.30

2.73

2.52

2.53

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.37

1.39

.48

.62

.85

.52

.89

.94

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.96

2.02

1.24

1.18

1.40

1.19

1.68

1.39

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.61

1.61

1.54

.30

.46

.58

.63

.76

' Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.

2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.

Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.




94

Fam incom b
ily
e efore taxes

___________ Complete reporting of income_______________
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$38.63

$42.82

$44.56

$51.37

$56.13

$65.80

Food, total......................................................................................................................

36.77

40.77

42.47

48.49

52.51

61.82

37.34

Food at home...........................................................................................................

28.97

31.72

31.45

35.68

36.56

40.35

25.82

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$38.97

Food away from home............................................................................................

7.80

9.05

11.02

12.81

15.95

21.47

11.52

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.85

2.05

2.09

2.87

3.63

3.98

1.63

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

4.83

5.46

6.65

7.91

9.46

8.39

4.89

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.24

1.51

1.46

1.30

1.64

2.43

1.36

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.64

8.81

9.11

12.06

11.49

13.74

7.09

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.59

3.21

3.44

4.12

4.88

5.38

2.48

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.40

1.52

1.40

1.25

1.93

2.58

1.16

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.60

1.82

2.13

2.48

2.14

3.01

1.50

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.05

1.28

1.51

2.11

2.46

3.12

1.60




95

Table 18.
TAXES1

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families of five persons. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

_ Family income before taxes
_
Comiplete reporting of iiicome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

6,392

5,590

200

155

154

187

243

214

5.0
$12,607
40.5

5.0
$14,209
40.2

2.6
.1
1.8

5.0
$3,504
37.2
3.4

5.0
$5,423
40.0
2.7

5.0
$6,487
37.4
3.0
(2)
1.3

5.0
$7,483
39.1

2.6
.1
1.8

5.0
$1,005
40.2
3.0

75

76
23

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

22
2

.1
1.3

.5

1.2

1.5

39
56
4

25
70
4

49
51

52
45
4

43
55

68

1

.1

5.0
$4,436
40.4
3.0
(2)

64
35

75
25

78
19
3

75
23

14
69
16

26
57
17

88
10
2

88
10
2

13
51
33
3

13
54
33

40
43

1

5

92

94

$10,440

25
7

1
27
63

-

76
24

.1

1

-

21

22

69

1

IB

(2)
1.5

57
43
_

2

10

8
2

56
17
5

64

41

80

95

91

95

$11,820

$737

$1,447

$1,944

$3,711

$5,148

$6,019

1,014
229
203

1,157
253
206

-523
-45
114

86

100
386
257

467
85
351

227

-205
267

4 145

486
145

379

221

250
139

256
153

17
619

28
1,735

38
1,293

4
308

108

4 144

54
141

214

238

54

30

177

305

239

394

118

126

32

117

242

191

96

23

12
-

1

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




96

Family income before taxes

Complete reoortine of income
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

580

752

1,043

1,083

458

520

802

5.0
$8,966
38.6
2.7

5.0
$10,799
38.3
2.7

5.0
$13,216
40.1
2.7

5.0
$17,127
41.3
2.5

5.0
$22,250
42.3
2.3

5.0
$34,515
43.0

2.2

5.0
$1,445
42.6
2.4

.1
1.6

.1

.1
1.8

.1
2.1

.1
2.2

(2)
2.4

.1
1.6

90

92

8

97
3

68

10

92
7

92
7

1

1

2
31
67

13
35
34
17

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................
SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT’
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.7

72
28

78

81
19

21

-

1

(* )

-

-

(* )

87

92

92

94

92

12
1

6
2

6
2

6

6
2

22

12

10

60
18

64
24

54
35

1

-

(* )

(5)
5
52
42

7
42
50

1

(8)

-

17
15

96

95

98

100

98

99

81

$7,771

$9,896

$11,845

$15,312

$18,814

$24,328

$822

493
227
124

207
104
203

404
214
178

605
284
189

1,822
438
284

7,582
714
190

4 20
4 60

60
61

53
53

425

1,274

162

221

68

62

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




97

166

254
22

4 16

278

292

110

170

4

21

4

183

205

27

4 43

396

75

48

55

326

4 65

4

Table 18. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES'— Continued
(All families of five persons. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

fam ily,iniam g.befQrg tgxgs
__________ Complete reporting of irm m ________
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$50.72

$52.02

$35.62

$38.80

$37.02

$39.27

$39.31

$41.68

Food, total......................................................................................................................

48.02

49.20

34.73

38.17

36.26

37.51

38.46

39.49

Food at home............................................................................................................

36.34

37.36

30.73

34.24

30.66

31.01

33.68

33.02

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food away from home.............................................................................................

11.68

11.85

4.00

3.93

5.60

6.50

4.77

6.47

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.69

2.81

.89

.63

.77

1.76

.85

2.19

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

7.40

7.67

6.58

7.48

6.%

6.24

5.70

5.16

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.24

1.25

.01

1.12

.43

1.67

4 .67

1.90

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

9.43

9.70

4.88

4.99

4.74

8.95

7.56

8.68

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.92

4.08

2.66

2.20

2.80

2.38

3.05

2.84

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.51

1.48

.84

.50

1.14

1.30

1.40

1.08

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.22

2.27

.84

.96

.99

1.25

1.69

1.96

Persona! care services.....................................................................................................

1.54

1.55

.89

1.10

.68

.35

.79

.90

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
* Value less than 0.5 percent.
- No data reported.




98




99

Table 19. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES*
(All families of six persons or more. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comi>lete reporting of ir>come
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$63)00

$7,000

$6599

$7,999

5,822

5.171

225

204

213

267

305

231

6.9
$12,531
41.9
4.2
.1
1.7

6.9
$13,964
41.7
4.3
.1
1.7

7.3
$1,479
42.8
4.9
.1
.9

7.5
$3,401
40.0
5.3
.1
.7

7.0
$4,451
41.3
4.7
.1
1.1

7.0
$5,422
42.7
4.6
.1
1.1

7.0
$6,403
39.7
4.9
P)
1.2

67
$7,372
411
42
P)
1.5

73
26
2

74
26

27
73

42
58

All
families

to

to

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

'

43
57
1

(4)

83
16
1

82
16
1

22
47
28
3

36
64
-

-

55
45
-

(4)

66
34
-

54
45

56
41
3

59
37
4

66
32
2

72
28
1

81
18
1

22
48
29
2

54
33
7
6

55
41
2
2

44
39
11
6

48
44
4
3

39
46
7
7

35
57
7
1

88

89

60

55

68

72

77

86

$10,001

$11,174

$755

$1,442

$1,992

$2,937

$3,918

$4,948

1,126
181
257

1,266
203
278

5 48
-213
93

185
116
287

236
151
480

295
254
342

355
5 241
448

530
541
546

227
32 0

249
332

1
691

21
1,207

7
1,311

38
1.116

33
1.028

394

228

247

5 34

85

229

243

229

144

192

215

70

58

44

196

151

245

(4)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




100

26

famihLiDfiflnU before taxes.
P.

Complete reDortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

479

550

740

933

525

499

652

6.9
$8,887
39.9
4.4
.1
1.7

6.9
$10,912
40.8
4.4
(2)
1.7

6.9
$13,344
40.6
4.1
.1
1.9

6.8
$17,122
42.1
4.0
.1
2.1

6.8
$21,996
43.3
3.8
.1
2.1

6.9
$35,003
43.6
3.7
.1
2.4

6.8
$1,162
43.2
4.1
.1
1.4

80
20

86
14

90
10

95
4
1

61
25
14

97
2

84
14
2

4
22
74

20
39
27
15

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years .............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

69
29
1

(4)

-

88
12
-

-

81
18
1

85
14
1

88
11
1

90
9
2

92
6
2

23
58
18
1

20
55
24

10
64
26

8
54
37
1

16
34
50

(4)

-

(4)

_

(4)

95

93

96

98

98

100

75

$7,357

$9,424

$11,468

$14,659

$19,557

$25,304

$695

433
229
232

656
5 71
267

717
298
229

1,144
200
216

1,201
224
190

6,693
210
348

5 19
56
88

37
213

127
59

109
127

322
97

296
5 25

1,264

49
226

285

188

279

302

224

382

71

101

121

117

182

278

803

58

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




101

_

Table 19. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES’-Continued
(All families of six persons or more, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
__________ Complete reporting of iim m ____
Item

All
families

$3 ,0 0 0

$4 ,00 0

$5,00 0

$6,000

to

to

to

to

to

$ 3 ,9 9 9

$4 ,999

$5,9 9 9

$6,999

$7,9 9 9

$4 0 .6 7

$ 4 2 .2 9

$ 4 1.5 8

$4 4 .94

$ 4 8 .14

$ 5 1 .4 3

Under

Total
reporting

$ 3 ,0 0 0

$ 5 8 .8 6

$7,00 0

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$ 5 7 .5 1

Food, total......................................................................................................................

5 5 .10

56 .36

3 9 .18

4 1 .7 6

40.76

4 3.9 6

4 7 .18

49.33

Food at home............................................................................................................

4 4 .1 1

4 5 .2 7

35.8 9

38.40

3 6 .6 1

4 0 .74

4 1.0 6

4 3.27

Food away from home.............................................................................................

10 .9 8

1 1 .0 9

3.2 9

3 .3 6

4 .1 5

3 .2 2

6 .1 3

6.06

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2 .4 2

2.49

1.4 9

.5 3

.83

.98

.96

2 .10

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

7.99

8.28

4.43

4 .6 5

7.00

5.43

7.0 7

8.47

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.5 4

1.6 5

8 .75

.63

.0 1

2.08

1.6 5

5 1.39

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

9.79

10 .0 0

4.92

4.64

5.45

5 .1 2

7 .1 2

6.70

Housekeeping s u p p lie s .....................................................................................................................

4 .10

4.20

2 .4 7

2 .9 5

3.0 2

2.9 3

3 .1 3

3.36

Non prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.5 7

1.60

.45

1 .1 0

.79

.59

2 .5 2

.98

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2 .1 7

2.24

1 .7 2

1.15

1.19

1 .5 2

1.3 3

1.96

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.3 3

1.34

.68

.52

.8 1

.64

.70

.89

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.




102

M'lfl f11W
JilS’.jSIWlS
___________ Complete reporting of income
Item

_____________________________

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$51.13

$52.97

$57.30

$66.62

$75.09

$83.27

Incomplete
reporting
of income

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$46.84

Food, to tal......................................................................................................................

49.40

50.60

55.19

63.38

71.53

77.95

45.03

Food at home...........................................................................................................

41.22

40.92

44.49

48.63

53.75

56.59

34.91

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.18

9.68

10.70

14.75

17.77

21.36

10.12

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.73

2.37

2.11

3.24

3.57

5.32

1.81

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

8.42

6.70

8.85

8.82

10.84

11.23

5.68

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.19

1.93

2.43

1.68

.64

3.03

.71

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.10

9.91

11.38

11.98

12.36

15.09

8.05

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.48

3.57

4.21

4.98

5.33

6.39

3.36

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.16

1.82

1.50

1.55

2.02

2.93

1.30

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.77

1.85

2.66

2.60

2.84

3.41

1.58

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.97

.80

1.34

1.53

2.31

2.79

1.17




103

Table 20.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES'

(All families with head under 25 years, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of iricome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

6,478

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

5,944

1,219

512

580

508

555

494

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.1

2.1

1.6

2.0

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

$6,240
21.7

$6,775

$1,583
20.9
.5

$3,461

$4,428
21.4
.5

$5,378
21.7
.5

$6,345

$7,353
2Z2

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

.6
(2)

21.8
.6
(2)

1.0

1.1

14
77
9

14
78

87

87

12
1

11
1

3
50
44
3

21.2
.7

21.8
.6

.6
(2)

.5

.7

.9

1.0

1.0

1.2

6

5
87
9

6

8
88

10

80
14

82

4

8

17
79
4

79
19
3

87
13

84
15

90
9

92

1

1

1

2

6

2

1

40
49

4
46
48

1

51
45

1

57
41

56
42

1

63
35

6

2

59
40

1

1

77

79

48

63

81

86

80

93

$5,611

$ 6,102

$ 1,010

$2,379

$3,764

$4,867

$5,896

$6,940

94
18
40

101
20

16

30

43

5 30

50

94
54

46

56
5 25

57

44

73

88

75
138

81
150

52
523

41
143

19

95

321

32

112

5 43

58

110

114

11

118

155

76

68

130

153

163

167

328

202

185

122

52

77
17

8

_

(4)

_

96
4

8
(4)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

11

See footnotes at end of table.




104

_

5 22

92

5 52
5 47

Item

§

i

f

Family income before taxes

rting of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

851

456

451

279

31

7

2.4
$8,889

2.5
$10,767
22.5

2.5
$13,057

2.5
$16,924

1.5
$46,385

22.8

2.9
$22,024
20.5

Number of families in universe
(thousands).................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

534

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.6

22.8
.6

t2)
1.3

f2)
1.4

(*)
1.5

18
80

23
74
3

36
64

22.2
.6

2
90

90
7
3

(4)

_

.8

1.6

C
2)
1.7

1.0

.8

57
43

47
53

16
61
23

100

86

33

66
1

-

(4)

1
53
46

3
40
57

-

1

-

t2)

_
%
4

11

2

-

-

89

55
43

56
44

2.0
$288
21.3
.5
(2)

.5
(2)

-

91
9

10
(4)

21.1

24
76
-

_
-

13
(4)
5
38
33
24

-

100

93

96

97

96

100

100

58

$8,402

$10,155

$12,383

$15,854

$21,089

$2,864

$151

81

175

179

58
5 68

50
5 20

5 417
5 57
5 95

520
_

10,606
_
_

_
_

54
5 10

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................




5 54
52

5 16

30

19

139

185

5 17

5 92

5 10

5 15

383
_

24,020
_

136

159

172

155

28

8.895

57

167

91

155

5 147

4

-

35

105

Table 20. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES1
—Continued
(All families with head under 25 years. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Familx. income .,tetorc taxes

__________ Complete reporting of iricome
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$23.03

$23.91

$14.06

$19.74

$20.91

$20.98

$24.28

$24.67

Food, total......................................................................................................................

21.00

21.78

12.94

18.32

17.83

19.14

22.56

22.08

Food at home............................................................................................................

13.42

13.96

8.60

13.71

11.01

12.56

14.57

13.48

Food away from home.............................................................................................

7.58

7.82

4.34

4.61

6.82

6.58

8.00

8.60

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages.......................................................................................................

2.03

2.12

1.12

1.42

3.08

1.84

1.72

2.59

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

2.63

2.69

1.36

1.70

1.99

2.49

2.75

3.37

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

.52

.54

5 .09

5 .57

8 .77

8 .45

5 .60

.59

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

5.83

6.06

2.75

5.03

5.60

5.40

6.02

7.98

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.49

1.54

.82

1.08

.98

1.37

1.39

1.64

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

.61

.63

.39

.32

.45

1.07

.66

.76

Personal care products........................................... .........................................................

1.18

1.22

.69

.99

.82

1.51

1.04

1.35

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.39

.41

.13

.46

.48

.26

.39

.34

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.




106

Family income before , taxes

Complete reporting of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$28.51

$32.85

$34.41

$37.36

$35.72

$13.08

$13.32

Food, total......................................................................................................................

26.12

30.01

31.31

34.63

33.19

13.08

12.27

Food at home...........................................................................................................

16.56

19.26

18.85

20.99

22.98

3.11

7.44

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.56

10.75

12.46

13.63

10.21

9.97

4.83

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.38

2.84

3.10

2.73

2.52

-

1.05

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

3.50

3.13

4.07

4.60

10.74

-

1.94

.60

1.70

5 .12

1.67

-

5 .24

-

3.28

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

.46

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.41

9.21

7.43

9.58

9.40

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.77

2.67

2.27

3.30

2.78

.55

.95

-

.40

1.05

1.87

.65

1.14

.93

5 .11

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

.47

.62

1.33

.96

.31

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.51

1.53

1.60

2.51

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.48

.85

.60

.56




107

Table 21.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families with head 25 to 34 years, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comij)lete reporting of iiicome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

14,457

13,217

877

430

446

614

750

782

3.3
$10,602
29.2
1.5
C)
1.4

3.3
$11,535
29.2
1.5
0)
1.4

2.6
$1,620
28.8
1.4
(>)

3.6
$3,452
29.3

3.1
$4,463
28.6
1.7
(‘)
.9

3.0
$5,384
28.6
1.5
(l)

3.2
$6,404
28.6
1.5
C)

3.2
$7,420
28.6
1.4

1.0

1.2

1.2

47
49
4

48
50

15
85

21

24
72
4

34
64

87

87

11
2

11
2

83
15

85
14

1

1

5
46
46
3

5
47
47

1

55
32
4

87

89

$9,308
597
59
54

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter...
Not reported
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ;...................................................................................

2.2
(*)

.6

19
75
7

2

.7

84
5

12
-

73
7

(')

2

73
24
3

71
27

2

71
24
5

8

19
53
26

12

10

11

8

56
31

49
40

52
35

58
34

2

2

1

2

44

58

70

83

87

90

$10,140

$688

$1,848

$3,113

$4,177

$5,391

$6,522

653
65
55

45
-39
52

112

4 _2i
95

52

213

260

4 102
4 82

4 94
4 15

4 84
73

282
60
91

167
128

176
135

661

19
954

14
577

81
289

29
167

65
61

151

162

86

189

227

181

199

192

138

149

105

256

297

332

201

147

78
19
3

(:1
)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

21

See footnotes at end of table.




108

£amUy_ L
ncomg_ before taxes

ComDlete reoorting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1.775

2,107

2,364

1,925

689

458

1,240

3.1
$8,925
28.9
1.4
( l)
1.3

3.5
$10,779
29.2

3.5
$13,211
29.5
1.5
( ‘)

3.3
$21,903
29.8
1.3
(*)
1.9

3.6
$35,434
30.6

1.6

3.4
$16,905
29.6
1.5
C)
1.7

3.3
$659
29.4
1.5
0)

40
57

57
41

63
36

65
34

67
33

72
28

2

2

1

35
40
25

87

93

93

92

12
1

6
1

6
1

6
2

93
5
3

86
12
2

5
53
42

4
53
43

2

2

44
54

40
58

18
82

33
33
27

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...........................
Number of children under 18
Number of persons 65 and over
Number of vehicles owned ...
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter..........
Not reported
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(3)

1.6
(l)
1.5

P)

(*)

P)

1.0

(:‘)

P)
94
4

2

8

P)

P»
30
69

1

P)

1.6
P)
1.9

_

91

96

%

97

99

99

64

$8,276

$9,965

$12,405

$15,747

$18,787

$24,544

$442

219
45
30

340
31
36

372
32
54

595

1,660

8,080

110

4 241

37

105

4 348
4 149

61
35

86

118

147

771

1,733

27

11

4 19

4 5

63
61

176

191

154

108

122

234

26

124

104

65

143

211

345

17

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................




109

_

_
50

Table 21. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families with head 25 to 34 years, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

.Fam
ily.incom before taxes
e
__________ Cornplete reporting of iiMarne________
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$35.91

$37.04

$22.49

$29.23

$25.52

$28.02

$29.61

$32.61

Food, total......................................................................................................................

33.48

34.50

21.02

27.77

24.27

26.30

27.99

30.45

Food at home............................................................................................................

23.46

24.15

16.27

22.87

19.46

20.01

21.17

22.15

Food away from home.............................................................................................

10.03

10.35

4.75

4.90

4.81

6.29

6.82

8.29

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.42

2.54

1.47

1.47

1.25

1.72

1.62

2.16

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.03

5.24

4.32

3.55

3.84

3.52

3.96

4.31

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.00

1.02

4 .14

4 .31

4 1.09

.86

1.09

.59

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

7.91

8.20

3.12

5.14

4.66

5.84

6.08

7.07

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.72

2.82

1.59

1.90

1.72

2.14

2.00

2.18

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

.97

.99

.45

.37

.42

.84

1.07

.58

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.66

1.72

1.16

1.03

1.04

1.25

1.28

1.50

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.94

.97

.88

.39

.70

.65

.51

.51

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.




110

Family income before taxes

___ Complete repoiting of income_______________
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$32.17

$37.85

$40.04

$44.67

$49.53

$63.93

$23.87

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................
Food, total......................................................................................................................

29.82

35.48

37.49

41.24

45.63

58.17

22.69

Food at home...........................................................................................................

21.05

25.86

25.75

27.74

28.52

33.01

16.09

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.76

9.62

11.74

13.51

17.11

25.16

6.60

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.35

2.37

2.56

3.43

3.90

5.77

1.18

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

4.86

5.34

5.73

6.10

6.87

8.23

2.87

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

.71

1.40

1.27

1.31

.88

1.33

.83

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.45

9.21

9.39

10.10

11.36

12.17

4.79

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.23

2.84

3.23

3.53

4.74

4.59

1.66

Non-prescription drugs and
molical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.13

1.06

.91

.99

2.01

1.87

.78

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.56

1.63

2.03

2.01

2.71

2.42

1.11

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.76

.93

1.00

1.33

1.60

2.32

.62




m

Table 22.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families with head 35 to 44 years. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
_____________________________ ComtMete reporting of iricome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3:999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

11,590

10,208

484

333

295

394

520

406

4.3
$12,264
39.5
2.3
(')

4.3
$13,826
39.5
2.3
(*)

3.8
$1,309
39.7

4.2
$4,371
39.5

4.0
$5,316
39.8

4.4
$6,407
39.5

2.2

1.6

1.6

.7

4.0
$3,496
39.6
2.3
0)
.5

.9

1.2

2.6
0)
1.2

3.7
$7,364
39.4
1.9
(l)
1.3

71
26
3

72
27

33
58
9

31

66

33
65
3

48
49
3

57
41

60
38

1

2

87

87

11
2

67
28
5

51
44
5

80
19

78

11
2

20

81
17

82
17

1

3

1

1

13
50
34
3

13
51
35

26
62
9
3

30
55
5

25
57
14
3

24
57
16
3

26
58
15

1

38
39
16
7

88

90

50

42

64

77

85

80

$10,341

$11,675

$835

$1,837

$2,550

$3,760

$4,356

$6,029

927
134
151

1,050
151
163

3 -189
-111
68

220
3 63

385

3 78

277

I ll

271

470
119
466

267
133

297
141

11
567

44
882

914

55
353

58
342

43
140

165

183

50

66

122

160

306

185

147

165

77

107

266

230

290

164

All
families

SELECTED FANHLY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.2
(*)

1

2.6
(‘)

3

( l)

10

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation.
government pensions, and veterans’
payments ........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




112

240

3 102

-

6

463
262

fam ily, income before tjx & s

Complete reDortine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,094

1,218

1,650

2,049

907

859

1,382

4.4
$8,889
39.1
2.4
(»)
1.5

4.2
$10,821
39.5

4.4
$13,302
39.4
2.3
(*)
1.7

4.5
$17,070
39.7

4.6
$21,881
39.7
2.4
(*)

4.6
$34,891
39.9
2.3

4.1
$726
39.4

69
30

74
26

79

84
16

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENP
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.2
(l)

1.6

1

20
1

(4)

86

2.2
(*)
1.9

(4)

2.1
.1

2.1

.1
2.1

86

89

61

13

10

21

(4)

(4)

1.4

17

13

91
7

92
7

92
7

95
3

90
9

1

2

1

1

1

1

18
60
23

12

8

2

10

57
35

4
51
44

8

63
25

37
56

19
79

41
31
17

-

(4)

-

(4)

(4)

(4)

89

8
2

97

95

96

98

98

98

76

$7,677

$9,649

$12,036

$15,302

$19,465

$25,863

$483

480
191
90

448
169

486
142
123

881
113
118

1,398
206
119

5,976
532
169

3 17
33

95

97
17

168
47

309
29

331

1,755

55

3 5

3 11

46
70

188

177

206

208

185

158

30

112

163

93

110

172

427

16

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
v

Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................




101

113

60

Table 22. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families with head 35 to 44 years. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income M a re , taxes.
__________ Connplete reporting of iiICQme________________
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$47.33

$48.86

$27.83

$34.12

$35.50

$36.74

$37.23

$41.12

Food, total......................................................................................................................

44.56

45.99

27.08

32.78

34.30

34.33

36.22

38.62

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home............................................................................................................

32.76

33.76

23.91

27.59

28.72

25.73

30.29

29.82

Food away from home.............................................................................................

11.80

12.23

3.17

5.19

5.58

8.60

5.93

8.80

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.77

2.87

.75

1.34

1.20

2.41

1.01

2.50

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

6.77

7.13

3.47

3.51

4.70

5.11

6.51

5.66

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.03

1.06

3 .18

3 .73

3 .04

1.17

1.08

.74

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

8.83

9.10

3.68

3.93

4.40

6.07

7.25

7.12

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.57

3.68

1.81

2.07

2.53

2.09

2.61

2.47

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.32

1.38

.41

.78

1.25

.61

1.62

1.04

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.03

2.10

1.14

.89

1.69

1.25

1.56

1.87

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.56

1.56

.62

.30

.57

.88

.98

1.35

1 Value less than 0.05.
1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
- Nd data reported.




114

Family income before taxes

___________ Complete reporting of income _____________
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$43.39

$46.79

$48.22

$54.89

$61.24

$70.95

$36.03

Food, to tal......................................................................................................................

41.43

44.21

45.66

50.87

57.48

65.67

34.06

Food at home...........................................................................................................

32.39

32.75

34.43

36.05

39.91

41.02

25.38

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.04

11.46

11.23

14.82

17.57

24.66

8.68

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.96

2.58

2.56

4.02

3.76

5.27

1.96

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.78

6.38

7.80

7.93

11.21

8.66

4.17

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.52

.95

.90

1.32

.82

1.65

.82

10.00

10.73

11.22

11.93

6.81

3.97

4.30

5.32

5.28

2.72

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.68

9.13

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.05

3.33

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.07

1.53

1.47

1.31

1.61

2.53

.87

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.73

2.00

2.34

2.55

2.47

2.68

1.59

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.26

1.30

1.54

1.92

2.46

2.69

1.55




115

Table 23.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families with head 45 to 54 years, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comi3lete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

13,227

11,296

799

383

375

449

522

484

3.4
$12,258
49.4

3.4
$14,142
49.4

2.2

2.9
$3,428
49.7

2.9
$4,407
49.3

3.4
$5,442
49.8
1.4

2.9
$6,402
49.7

3.0
$7,427
49.8

.1
1.2

1.1
.1
1.0

(>)
1.3

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school..................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.1

1.1
(*)

(•)

$1,449
49.7
.7
(*)

1.2
(*)

1.1
(')

1.1

1.6

1.6

.6

.7

1.0

73
24
3

74
25

42
53
5

48
51

54
45

1

51
46
3

56
42
3

33

1

89

89

68

86

10
1

31

75
25

80

10
1

20

14

81
17

90
9

2

1

1

1

1

19
49
29
3

20
51
29

49
41

38
50

8
2

11
1

36
55
7

28
56
15

30
55
14

1

43
38
13
5

2

1

87

88

45

58

69

83

75

88

$9,945

$11,512

$539

$1,848

$2,521

$3,606

$4,794

$5,843

1,001

45
30
246

184
4 104
514

348
106
332

234
251
355

123
152
501

355

159
218

1,171
186
241

398
84

426
93

61
369

74
413

188
311

171
297

129
125

123
73

293

331

116

214

378

321

356

388

162

183

44

79

224

207

221

162

1

(3)

66
1

(3)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




116

110
372

JjnM li.injanie.M gre taxes
Complete reoortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,040

1,201

1,566

2,135

1,162

1,179

1,931

3.0
$8,919
49.3

3.3
$10,825
49.7

3.4
$13,273
49.3

3.7
$17,201
49.2

3.9
$21,986
49.4

4.0
$34,692
49.2

3.3
$1,238
49.5

1.0
.1

1.0
.1
1.6

1.1

1.1
.1
2.0

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 18
Number of persons 65 and over
Number of vehicles owned ...
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.4

67
32

1

76
24
(3>

(*)

1.8

79

20
1

88
11
2

(3)
25
57
18

16
59
25

1

1

(3)

1.2
(')

2.1

2.2

88
12

87
13
(3)

95
4

24
57
19

90
9

1.1
(•)

92
7

68

(*)

-

1.0
(*)
1.4

19
13

94

92

97

90

6

6
2

2
1

10
1

10

9
45
46

3
29

68

14
42
29
14

(3)
56
34
(3)

(3)

(3)

90

91

97

98

%

98

78

$7,271

$9,420

$11,547

$14,925

$19,446

$25,090

$773

371
99
349

513
137
190

648
257
188

815
228
158

1,061
186
136

6,497
321
183

43
43
88

213
79

154
60

235
25

393
9

562
17

1,857

48

236
31

358

215

307

454

425

284

66

178

135

65

219

152

452

39

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
W ag* and salaries................................................... .....................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government Pt.isions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.......................................................................................... ...............




117

Table 23. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families with head 45 to 54 years. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family, income, before „
ta«$
Comiplete reporting of iricome
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$43.60

$44.34

$20.77

$27.22

$31.77

$34.20

$33.40

$33.60

Food, total......................................................................................................................

40.%

41.58

19.75

26.45

29.76

32.45

31.59

31.76

Food at home............................................................................................................

29.69

30.54

16.67

22.75

24.66

25.67

25.54

24.69

Food away from home.............................................................................................

11.27

11.04

3.09

3.69

5.10

6.77

6.05

7.08

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.64

2.75

1.01

.77

2.01

1.75

1.81

1.84

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

6.34

6.46

3.52

4.98

6.21

5.63

5.14

3.93

4 .59

2.17

1.65

4 .72

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.48

1.55

1.32

4 .39

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

8.80

9.12

3.23

4.17

5.50

6.01

5.90

6.79

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.17

3.28

1.67

1.90

2.14

2.18

2.35

2.28

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.52

1.54

1.18

.84

.49

1.04

1.36

1.61

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.91

1.97

.72

.90

1.07

1.37

1.14

1.58

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.88

1.90

.60

.70

.83

.85

1.08

1.38

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- No data reported.




118

fa f i ' i . ln<&mg. t>gfQre taxes______
mily
a re *

___

Complete reporting of income_______
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$ 8 ,00 0

$ 10 ,0 0 0

$ 1 2 ,0 0 0

$ 15 ,0 0 0

$20,000

$ 2 5,0 0 0

to

to

to

to

to

$ 9 ,9 9 9

$ 1 1 ,9 9 9

$ 14 ,9 9 9

$ 19 ,9 9 9

$24 ,9 9 9

and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$ 3 7 .0 0

$ 4 1 .9 1

$4379

$ 5 1 .7 0

$ 5 7 .3 5

$66.48

$ 3 9 .2 6

Food, total......................................................................................................................

34.86

39 .34

4 1.14

4 8 .6 5

53.56

6 1.2 0

3 7 .2 8

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26 .38

3 1 .0 8

3 0 .14

35.00

3 7.8 5

3 9 .2 1

24 .7 0

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.47

8 .26

11.00

13 .6 5

1 5 .7 1

2 1.9 9

1 2 .5 8

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2 .1 4

2 .5 7

2.6 5

3.0 6

3.7 9

5.28

1.9 8

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

6.26

5 .9 5

6 .18

7 .5 7

7.69

8.82

5.60

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.8 9

1 .1 4

1 .8 1

3 .14

1.06

.92

1.4 7

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.79

8.48

9 .2 1

1 1 .8 5

1 1 .4 3

1 3 .%

6 .9 1

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.8 2

2 .7 5

3 .2 1

4.03

4.05

5.33

2 .5 3

i

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1 .1 4

1 .2 4

1.84

1.3 9

2 .4 7

2 .1 6

1.44

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.6 3

1.6 4

2 .1 9

2 .5 0

2 .4 2

3 .1 9

1.5 3

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.5 3

1.5 6

1 .8 1

2 .3 9

2.7 8

3.56

1.7 5




119

Table 24.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families with head 55 to 64 years. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

fam ily irrorng-teforc taxes
ComiJlete reporting of iricome
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

11.551

9,798

1,597

607

579

451

4%

618

2.3
$9,377
59.5
.3

2.2

1.6

1.9
$4,428
59.9
.3

2.0

$1,525
60.4

1.7
$3,434
60.3

2.1

$10,872
59.5
.3

$5,404
59.3
.3

$6,427
59.8

Z4
$7,435
59.6
.4

.1

.1

1.3

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes............................................... „........................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.2
.1

.1

.1

.2
.1

1.3

.2
.1
.6

.7

1.0

1.0

1.9

1.3

71
25
4

73
25

48
45

63
34

67
31

2

8

55
38
7

72
28

2

2

72
25
3

89

89

78

86

89

10
1

10

21

73
25

93
5

1

2

14
1

10

1

1

2

30
45

32
46

46
38

47
41

20
2

8
8

11

10

4

2

43
50
5
1

46
40

21

56
38
4

3

1

81

81

47

50

75

78

87

87

$6,723

$7,826

$350

$1,488

$2,273

$3,202

$4,021

$5,372

649
229
444

761
270
497

34
33
683

69
108
860

130
275
848

299
293
664

174
199
626

320
408
419

626

68

719
77

69
225

188
234

310
105

303
56

371
103

3 71

359

406

81

299

377

216

541

346

278

316

50

189

111

370

393

226

.1

(2)
90

10
(2)
34
50
16
(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




120

274

1
i
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

fam ily income before taxes

ftinn of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,011

1,066

1,140

1,068

503

662

1,752

2.2

2.4
$10,832
59.0
.3

2.6

2.7
$17,093
58.6
.3

2.8

$13,243
59.2
.3

2.9
$36,630
58.7

2.4
$1,017
59.5
.3

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

$8,866
59.6

.2
.1

.1
1.4

1.3

78

79

22
1

21

.1
1.7

86

83
16

1

(2)

89

.1
1.6

$22,113
58.9
.3
(«)
1.9

88
12

14

93
7
_

-

-

.2
.1
2.0

.1
1.3

65

22
13

93
7

95
4

97

98

93

1

1

1
2

1
1

6
1

26
52

35
49
15

92
7

1

10
1

23
52
24

15
50
34

17
44
39

7
36
57

1

1

22

1

(2)

_

_

21
40
25
14

90

93

94

96

99

98

78

$6,789

$8,642

$10,727

$13,984

$17,119

$23,119

$552

481
47
434

302
267
352

550
285
391

658
189
332

1,330
709
245

6,136
1,014
234

3 23
30

4,322

108

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




148

523

418

1,521

3 18

627
19

782

3 12

3 15

30

249

506

334

609

703

1,056

94

331

326

311

523

485

750

68

121

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Table 24. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families with head 55 to 64 years. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

__________ CornJlete reoortinfi of ir)come_____
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$31.91

$31.98

$16.76

$20.48

$23.69

$24.71

$25.89

$30.50

Food, total......................................................................................................................

29.79

29.84

16.06

19.57

22.11

23.38

24.84

28.94

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home............................................................................................................

22.31

22.53

13.86

16.34

17.38

19.75

20.29

23.31

Food away from home............................................................................................

7.48

7.30

2.19

3.23

4.73

3.63

4.55

5.62

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.12

2.14

.71

.91

1.58

1.34

1.05

1.56

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.25

5.40

3.47

4.69

3.12

4.35

5.25

6.05

1.31

3 1.43

2.59

1.89

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.68

1.77

1.05

.69

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

6.65

6.72

2.63

2.99

4.55

4.12

6.12

6.61

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.47

2.52

1.35

1.36

2.01

1.94

2.49

2.28

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.18

1.24

.62

1.06

1.02

1.33

1.00

.86

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.26

1.28

.58

.70

.76

.88

1.01

1.07

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.66

1.64

.64

.78

.88

1.07

1.18

1.42

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
4

Value less than 0.05.

- Nd data reported.




122

Family income before taxes

Complete reoorting of income_______
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$28.90

$35.05

$39.18

$42.01

$47.56

$56.68

$31.53

Food, total......................................................................................................................

26.76

32.65

36.31

39.46

43.45

51.41

29.52

Food at home...........................................................................................................

20.94

25.07

27.43

28.46

28.93

32.02

21.05

Food away from home............................................................................................

5.83

7.58

8.88

11.00

14.52

19.39

8.47

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.13

2.41

2.87

2.55

4.10

5.27

2.01

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.55

6.45

6.57

6.61

6.60

6.20

4.37

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.48

2.16

2.11

2.64

2.04

2.04

1.15

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.72

7.97

8.69

9.00

11.52

11.54

6.23

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.09

2.84

3.17

3.62

3.55

4.02

2.14

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.29

1.86

1.59

1.47

1.76

1.17

.85

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.33

1.46

1.53

1.87

1.88

2.39

1.17

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.53

1.77

2.28

2.43

2.84

3.07

1.80




123

Table 25.
TAXES'

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families with head 65 years and over. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
___________ Corm>lete reporting of iricome

_________________
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

14,428

12,936

5.300

1,624

1,406

948

731

519

1.7
$5,019
73.3

1.7
$5,479
73.3

1.3
$ 1,688
75.0
(2)

1.7
$3,453
73.8

1.7
$4,494
72.5

1.8

1.9
$6,482
71.8

.1

.1

1.4
.7

1.4

1.4

ZO
$7,471
7Z1
(2)
1.4

.8

$5,451
71.9
(2)
1.5
.9

1.1

1.1

SELECTED FAMLY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.1

.1

1.3

1.2

.8

1.3
.7

65
31
5

65
31
4

53
40
7

65
33

72
27

70
29

73
26

79
19

2

2

1

2

2

91

91

86

93

94

8
1

13

6
1

6

93
7

95
5

97

8
1
46
32
16

55
26
9

53
30

12

46
39
13

50
35
14

6

47
32
16
5

10

4

2

2

58

57

30

59

67

$1,293

$1,428

$46

$259

219

243
108
1.994

6
13
1,232

59
53
2,289

.3

1

(4)

(4)

.1

(4)

2
1

47
33

39
37

20

22
2

74

81

83

$485

$906

$1,339

$1,594

90
40
2,644

47
2,603

123
67
2,749

79
180
2,689

912

*

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance..........................................................
Unemploymerit and workmen’s compensation.
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................

100
1.846

720
92

785

101

90
167

287
108

411
46

589
54

5 50

1,347
45

314

346

83

190

328

450

472

530

434

473

52

207

451

735

768

1,006

See footnotes at end of table.




66

124

Family income before taxes

Complete reDortinfi of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

678

476

487

392

169

206

2.0

2.2

2.5
$17,195
70.4

2.1

2.0

$10,874
70.7

2.4
$13,351
71.5'

2.6

$8,912
70.8

$21,668
71.6

$39,287
71.4

$1,032
72.9

1,492

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported...........................•......................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.1

.1

.2

.2

.1

.1

.1

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.2

1.3
1.7

1.4

1.2

1.5
1.3

1.6

1.4
.9

82
18

23

73
25

77

22
1

2
92

96
4

8
1

82
17

1

32
40
27

84
16

80

20
_

-

94
5

1

(4)

37
41

1.6

98

96
4

2
-

-

66

_

12
97
3

(4)

95
5
(4)

26
44
29

1

25
37
35
3

1

25
33
39
3

86

87

87

93

94

92

65

$2,904

$4,318

$5,708

$8,080

$11,473

$12,403

$125

226
287
2,513

315
486
2,407

671
264
2,534

798
549
1,978

1,547
1,152
1,845

7,343
75
3,828

53
5 32

1,282
5 30

1,340
5 29

2,156
5 37

3,663
5 24

3,609
43

10,240

153
18

612

879

1,072

786

880

1,953

43

1,059

1,100

909

1,316

1,119

3,444

94

21
1

11
20

33
33

70

20

_

14

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




125

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Table 25. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES1
—Continued
(All families with head 65 years and over, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
ConnJlete reporting of iricome
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$21.78

$21.76

$13.57

$19.98

$22.61

$22.45

$25.94

$30.69

Food, total......................................................................................................................

20.82

20.80

13.22

19.42

21.72

21.36

24.35

28.84

Food at home............................................................................................................

16.80

16.92

11.37

16.46

18.44

17.67

20.32

22.97

Food away from home.............................................................................................

4.02

3.88

1.85

2.97

3.28

3.69

4.03

5.87

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages.......................................................................................................

.96

.96

.34

.55

.89

1.10

1.60

1.85

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

4.37

4.38

3.27

4.09

5.54

4.70

5.17

5.09

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.60

1.64

1.37

1.80

2.26

1.87

1.89

1.23

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

3.20

3.17

1.18

2.44

3.61

3.96

4.48

4.51

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.77

1.76

1.07

1.52

1.89

2.07

2.19

2.95

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.24

1.23

.95

1.12

1.25

1.52

1.28

1.40

Personal care products....................................................................................................

.73

.74

.42

.53

.69

.81

1.23

1.16

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.12

1.11

.50

.88

1.01

1.17

1.46

2.45

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218.000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to have a large sampling error.
- Nd data reported.




126




127

Table 26. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME
BEFORE TAXES1
(All black families. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

1,839

674

486

416

401

306

2.1

3.3
$4,414
44.0

3.6
$5,399
42.7

1.6
.2
.6

1.8

3.6
$6,401
41.2
1.7

3.3
$7,400
41.2
1.5

.3
.7

.2
.8

.9

34
62
4

35
60
4

All
families

Total
reporting

7,178

6,478

3.1
$6,624
45.7

$1,612
53.7

1 .3 f

3.1
$7,228
45.8
1.3

.2
.8

.2
.8

39
56
5

40
57
4

Under
$3,000

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

NA

100
NA

NA

100
NA

.8

3.0
$3,435
47.3
1.5

.5

.2

.2

.3

26

29

33

66
8

68

66

NA

3
NA

100
NA

(3)
NA

100
NA

NA

100
NA

100
NA

NA

100
NA

.1

41
57

1
NA

100
NA

33
46
16
5

34
46
17
3

51
32

43
48

35
56

31
59

8
8

6
4

8
1

10
1

31
52
13
4

55

55

20

29

51

60

61

69

$5,343

$5,858

$387

$1,566

$2,527

$3,818

$5,030

$6,189

131
25
396

146
28
418

19

73

40

41

4 45
45

541

527

53
4 29
569

45
4 101

4 62

498

409

451

87
383

95
407

26
537

78
902

85
753

53
593

94
376

11
4 170

147

157

61

164

213

144

113

223

111

119

42

125

186

243

272

56

26
56
19

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




128

237

Family income before taxes

Complete reoo(tins of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

689

466

467

461

141

132

700

3.3
$8,804
40.6
1.4

3.8
$10,782
41.6

3.7
$13,289
41.6
1.5

4.5
$22,104
45.3
1.4

3.9
$30,731
42.6
1.4

3.2
$1,034
44.2
1.3

1.3

3.8
$17,050
41.1
1.4
(5)
1.5

.1
2.0

.2
1.8

.7

61
39

64
35

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family s u e .....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite............... ...........................................................................................................
B lack...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.1
1.2

1.6
.1
1.2

40
58

53
46

2

1

NA

NA

100

100

NA

NA

29
50

-

100
NA

21
-

(•*)

1

NA

25
53

21

.1

15
53
32

85
15

100
NA

-

NA

35
47
18

-

NA

NA

100
NA

NA

100
NA

100
NA

11

22

2

55
32

37
41

19
79

1

-

77
23

.2

-

23
47

12

-

17

86

79

86

93

98

%

56

$7,904

$9,914

$ 12,121

$15,898

$20,170

$26,964

$580

329
142
446

1,397
272

$193

SOURCE OF MONEY MCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and rfividends. net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation.
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income ........................................................................................................




_

128

190

375

344

4 63

46

40

4 81

238

178

339

155

68
84

31
174

55
104

4 31

317
84

1,069
70

167

166

225

218

149

557

379

54

154

64

78

85

60

578

31

129

306

_

_
10

Table 26. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME
BEFORE TAXES1
—continued
(All black families. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comelete reporting of income_________
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$28.89

$29.27

$17.21

$25.40

$26.21

$27.62

$32.20

$30.64

Food, total......................................................................................................................

27.22

27.53

16.63

24.34

24.89

26.38

30:73

28.53

Food at home............................................................................................................

22.23

22.53

15.01

21.44

21.87

22.55

26.53

22.18

Food away from hom e.............................................................................................

4.99

5.01

1.62

2.90

3.02

3.83

4.20

6.35

Alcoholic beverages.......................................................................................................

1.67

1.74

.58

1.06

1.31

1.25

1.47

2.10

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

4.40

4.51

3.27

3.69

3.92

4.22

4.35

4.80

Bottled gas and other fu e ls ..........................................................................................

.69

.70

.59

.60

4 1.04

4 .74

4 .52

4 .17

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

5.15

5.19

1.54

2.21

3.50

4.29

4.73

5.42

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.94

2.00

1.18

1.51

1.65

2.02

1.95

1.75

Non prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

.70

.72

.54

.65

.47

.59

.87

.66

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.13

1.15

.53

.75

.68

1.05

1.28

1.47

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.75

.76

.27

.54

.68

.43

.80

.91

1

Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.

* Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
5 Value less than 0.05.
- No data reported.
v ‘ Not applicable.




130

Family income before taxes

Complete reoorting of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$ 20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$32.78

$38.27

$40.04

$42.44

$53.40

$61.68

$25.38

Food, total......................................................................................................................

30.45

35.53

37.37

39.83

50.09

51.85

24.34

Food at home...........................................................................................................

24.15

28.82

27.66

28.89

37.12

37.13

19.45

Food away from home.............................................................................................

6.29

6.71

9.71

10.94

12.97

14.71

4.89

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.33

2.74

2.67

2.61

3.31

9.83

1.03

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

3.49

5.45

7.52

8.01

5.85

6.49

3.43

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

.46

.65

4 1.45

4 1.00

.37

1.20

.60

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.48

7.29

9.06

11.86

13.21

11.22

4.78

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.18

2.68

2.93

3.42

3.57

4.72

1.41

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

.60

1.31

1.18

.58

1.97

.79

.50

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.52

1.46

2.07

2.24

1.90

2.11

.89

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.79

1.29

1.35

1.64

1.19

1.81

.64

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES




131

Table 27. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME
BEFORE TAXES
(All white families, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comolete reoortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

63,707

56,164

8,286

3,151

3,158

2,908

3,139

2,968

2.6

2.7
$7,417
45.1

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter........................................................................................ .................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.8

2.8

1.6

2.1

2.1

$9,786
48.0
.9
.3
1.3

$10,977
47.7
.9
.3
1.4

$1,606
60.1
.3

$4,455
53.6
.5

.6

$3,457
56.2
.5
.7

.6

2.4
$5,405
48.9
.7
.5

.5

.8

.9

1.1

$6,416
45.9
.9
.3
1.3

63
33
4

63
34
3

46
46
9

49
47
4

51
45
4

48
49
3

50
47
3

100
NA
NA

100
NA
NA

100
NA
NA

20

20

45
32
4

46
32

2

82

83

$7,442

100
NA
NA

40
34
18

100
NA
NA

100
NA
NA

32
47
19

8

40
39
19
3

2

43

63

74

100
NA
NA

30
45
23

.8
.3
1.3

55
43

2
100
NA
NA

22

25
49
24

53
25

2

1

1

83

86

89

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

$8,379

$320

$1,113

$1,880

$2,988

$4,096

$5,365

663
133
539

751
150
589

7
7
834

94
61
1,322

135
92
1,326

194
139
984

228

100
868

261
163
634

440
72

482
79

75

191
258

259
142

284

313

211

112

100

338
54

254

280

79

198

299

278

350

297

242

267

74

221

323

425

361

306

See footnotes at end of table.




132

Family income before taxes

Comolete reoortinc of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

5,707

5,977

7,098

7,304

3,266

3,202

7,543

2.9
$8,915
42.4

3.2
$10,813
42.4

1.0
.2

1.2
.1

3.4
$13,246
42.4
1.3

3.6
$17,072
43.5
1.3

3.7
$21,932
45.2
1.3

3.8
$35,766
47.7
1.3

.1

.1

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

.1
2.0

.1
2.1

2.9
$915
49.8
.9
.3

58
40

68
31

73
26

20

1

1

83
17
(2)

88
11

2
100

100

100

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter .........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

NA
NA

NA
NA

NA
NA

16
54
30
(*)

13
55
31
(2)

51
38

92

80
(2)

100

100

(2)

100

1.2

60
24
16

100

NA
NA

NA
NA

1

7
49
44
(2)

39
52
(2)

4
26
70
(*)

16
38
30
17

95

96

98

98

98

73

$7,148

$9,130

$11,419

$14,724

$18,512

$23,930

$465

332
99
435

381
145
330

499
163
301

754
180
236

1,373
342
214

6,757
518
415

11
38
168

316
32

258
24

381
19

534
18

864
7

2,942
33

133
23

271

300

290

346

345

525

56

282

244

173

280

276

676

49

10

NA
NA

8

NA
NA

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




133

Table 27. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME
BEFORE TAXES—continued
(All white families. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comolete reporting of income
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$35.13

$35.76

$15.76

$22.13

$24.58

$26.60

$28.78

$32.06

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.93

33.49

15.09

21.26

23.03

24.94

27.27

30.00

18.15

19.13

21.18

22.54

4.88

5.81

6.09

7.46

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home............................................................................................................

23.81

24.31

12.28

17.46

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.13

9.18

2.80

3.79

.67

.87

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.20

2.27

1.55

1.65

1.50

2.06

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.35

5.49

3.20

3.84

4.51

4.32

4.79

4.72

Bottled gas and other fu e ls ..........................................................................................

1.36

1.41

1.11

1.19

1.45

1.48

1.60

1.06

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

7.08

7.27

2.16

3.73

4.61

5.17

6.07

6.82

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.67

2.74

1.21

1.56

1.85

1.97

2.18

2.35

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.24

1.26

.84

.92

.98

1.22

1.20

1.03

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.51

1.55

.61

.74

.92

1.14

1.21

1.39

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.39

1.38

.58

.73

.84

.91

.95

1.23

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
XA Not applicable.




134

Family income before taxes

_____Complete reporting of income______
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$33.99

$39.05

$41.91

$49.06

$54.53

$64.36

$30.48

Food, total......................................................................................................................

31.85

36.61

39.34

45.74

50.55

59.31

28.80

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.39

27.16

28.41

32.01

34.44

36.91

20.08

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.46

9.45

10.93

13.73

16.11

22.40

8.71

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.14

2.44

2.57

3.33

3.98

5.05

1.68

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.47

5.76

6.21

6.93

8.47

8.08

4.30

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

1.21

1.45

1.48

1.51

1.45

2.22

1.04

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.35

8.76

9.03

10.39

11.15

12.27

5.67

Housekeeping supplies........................................., ..........................................................

3.30

3.91

4.41

4.97

2.17

1.39

2.00

2.07

1.08

2.43

2.88

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.15

1.30

1.40

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.51

1.65

1.99

2.28

2.34

2.72

1.21

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.19

1.32

1.57

2.01

2.50

3.07

1.44




135

Table 2 8 . Selected fam ily characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families of one person. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diaiy Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

2,522

17,080

25-34

2,101

3544

45-54

974

5S64

1.808

2.940

65 and over

6.735

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number gf vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
B lack...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

$4,827
53.8
NA
.4

$4,308
21.3
NA
NA

$8,474
39.6
NA
NA

$3,190
74.3
NA

.8

$6,531
50.0
NA
NA
.7

$4,778
60.1
NA
NA

.6

$7,614
28.3
NA
NA
.9

.6

.4

37
54
9

6

11

77
17

79

28
60

10

12

38
55
7

49
42
9

52
41
7

92
7

84
14

86
13

85
14

91
9

1

2

80
17
3

1

1

1

2

43
41

8

19
48
29
4

31
46
17

6

3
33
60
4

8

35
59
4

6

44
32
17
7

53

69

75

64

60

56

35

$3,086

$3,785

$6,883

$7,143

$5,298

$3,091

$458

164
42
652

28

299

694

334

22

0

2 58

2 55

38

26

60

103

194
72
414

37
52
1.415

408
72

130

10

142
37

249
59

327
69

493
97

603
98

176

84

113

124

183

218

219

226

232

115

86

163

199

307

88
11
1
26
37
31

.8

1.0

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




136

Table 28. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families with head 25 to 34 years, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

$21.06

$17.23

$13.36

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$17.29

$17.11

$23.30

$25.18

Food, total......................................................................................................................

15.56

14.46

19.90

21.27

18.38

15.91

12.87

Food at home...........................................................................................................

9.37

6.63

8.17

8.22

10.55

10.89

9.97

Food away from home............................................................................................

6.18

7.83

11.74

13.05

7.84

5.03

2.90

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.74

2.65

3.40

3.91

2.68

1.31

.49

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

2.68

1.24

2.23

2.55

2.94

3.02

3.15

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

.73

.15

.18

.22

.28

.91

1.24

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

3.25

4.56

6.05

5.39

3.87

3.24

1.42

.99

1.12

1.18

1.25

1.14

.77

.67

.90

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.09

.81

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

.72

.52

.47

.60

Personal care products....................................................................................................

.74

.86

1.14

1.13

.83

.75

.48

.80

.32

.71

.90

1.19

1.08

.76

Personal

care

s e r v ic e s .....................................................................................................................

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
v * Not applicable.




137

Table 29. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families of two persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972 - June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

20,403

1,889

2,654

1,123

3,269

5,268

6,201

2.0
$9,158
53.4
.1
.5
1.2

2.0
$7,908
21.7
.2
(*)
1.3

2.0
$11,740
28.2
.2
(»)
1.4

2.0
$11,870
40.1
.2
(*)
1.3

2.0
$10,786
50.2
.1
C)
1.4

2.0
$10,235
59.6
(*)
.1
1.3

2.0
$6,168
72.6
(»)
1.6
1.0

63
34
3

15
82
4

35
62
3

55
42
3

71
26
3

78
20
2

75
22
3

91
8
1

89
10
1

87
11
2

83
15
2

90
9

93
6
1

94
6

26
43
27
4

2
52
43
2

3
34
59
3

15
53
29
3

21
54
21
4

28
47
22
3

47
32
16
5

84

86

86

82

87

89

77

$6,263

$7,346

$10,436

$10,G51

$8,904

$7,005

$1,439

586
142
867

95
46
60

585
28
33

659
63
112

693
121
221

893
266
492

407
152
2.265

592
63

51
128

266
77

368
99

388
41

786
38

880
64

309

111

172

197

282

391

392

335

111

143

321

135

364

568

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes............................................ ............................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner........................................................................................................ *.......
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(3)

(•»)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice
.........................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation.
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes i t end of table.




138

Table 29. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD—Continued
(All families of two persons. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$30.06

$25.05

$31.97

$36.29

$34.67

$31.47

$26.02

Food, total......................................................................................................................

27.94

23.21

29.26

32.58

32.15

29.03

24.82

Food at home...........................................................................................................

20.37

14.75

17.78

21.30

23.00

21.87

20.36

Food away from home............................................................................................

7.57

8.47

11.48

11.27

9.15

7.16

4.46

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.12

1.84

2.71

3.71

2.52

2.44

1.20

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.00

3.04

4.25

4.15

5.42

5.67

5.28

1.00

1.61

1.53

1.83

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.40

.57

.64

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.40

6.79

8.22

7.42

7.85

6.81

4.20

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.34

1.80

2.44

2.39

2.50

2.65

2.11

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.23

,75

.91

.82

1.39

1.23

1.50

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.28

1.42

1.69

1.60

1.61

1.26

.84

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.44

.44

.76

1.51

2.01

1.81

1.42

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.




139

Table 30. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families of three persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972 - June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

11,563

1,368

3,086

1,575

2,698

1,819

1,016

3.0
$10,740
42.8
.8
.2
1.5

3.0
$6,912
22.2
1.1
(>)
1.1

3.0
$10,449
28.5
1.1
(*)
1.4

3.0
$10,774
39.7
1.0
O)
1.5

3.0
$13,561
49.6
.6
.1
1.8

3.0
$11,465
58.9
.4
.1
1.8

3.0
$7,934
71.6
.2
1.5
1.4

63
34
3

24
71
5

47
50
3

68
30
3

81
17
2

81
16
3

77
21
2

88
10
1

84
16
1

87
11
2

88
11
2

92
7
1

91
8
1

88
11
1

17
49
31
3

5
60
31
4

5
47
46
2

14
57
27
2

18
52
28
2

27
43
26
4

51
30
14
5

87

79

87

89

92

89

82

$8,861

$6,215

$9,365

$9,281

$11,074

$9,077

$3,977

507
119
343

138
42
38

324
38
68

352
204
242

1,057
109
233

624
281
341

132
75
2,084

313
111

21
252

133
122

186
94

563
60

441
56

555
149

276

134

203

182

311

439

455

209

101

197

232

155

205

508

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ...............
Social security and railroad retirement
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




140

Table 30. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(AH families of three persons. United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

3544

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

537.82

$27.14

$34.12

$39.65

$43.84

$41.11

$38.76

Food, total......................................................................................................................

35.63

25.63

32.10

37.37

41.34

38.58

36.69

Food at home............................................................................................................

26.07

18.76

23.11

27.09

29.34

28.67

30.03

Food away from home.............................................................................................

9.56

6.87

8.99

10.28

12.00

9.91

6.65

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.19

1.51

2.02

2.28

2.50

2.52

2.07

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.79

3.85

4.83

5.71

6.88

7.31

5.78

Battled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.17

1.01

1.66

2.95

2.55

1.63

.89

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

8.08

6.30

7.77

8.12

9.18

9.14

6.57

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.03

1.84

2.91

3.10

3.64

3.21

3.01

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies......................................................................................................... .

1.25

.60

1.05

1.34

1.59

1.35

1.52

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.70

1.40

1.65

173

2.13

1.64

1.13

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.47

.41

.84

1.62

2.18

2.18

1.45

1 Value less than 0.05.

2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.




141

Table 31. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families of four persons, United States. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands).............................-....................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

10,471

557

3,693

2,728

2,422

828

244

4.0
$12,576
39.5
1.7
.1
1.7

4.0
$7,318
22.6
2.0
0)
1.1

4.0
$11,583
29.8
2.0
(l)
1.5

4.0
$12,989
39.3
1.9
0)
1.7

4.0
$14,808
49.0
1.3
(‘)
1.9

4.0
$13,618
58.6
.9
.1
2.0

4.0
$9,294
70.7
.6
1.5
1.6

72
26
2

25
71
4

63
35
2

80
18
2

83
15
2

83
15
2

80
20
1

90
9
1

78
22

92
7
1

91
7
2

92
7
1

85
12
3

80
19

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(*)

(*)

12
50
35
2

1
82
15
3

4
53
41
2

11
49
38
2

17
46
35
2

36
37
24
3

53
33
13
1

91

83

92

93

93

92

74

$10,572

$6,297

$10,071

$11,053

$12,357

$10,471

$5,174

974
115
177

301
4 29
4 38

906
68
60

1,028
51
141

1,204
200
173

931
373
378

788
4 42
2,032

313
92

55
325

192
82

315
71

344
74

894
77

420
176

206

184

113

176

300

419

325

126

75

91

154

156

76

338

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




142

Table 31. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families of four persons. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

$30.60

$39.66

$46.99

$52.53

$49.09

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$45.01

Food, to tal......................................................................................................................

42.73

29.15

37.65

44.55

49.74

47.16

45.50

Food at home...........................................................................................................

31.74

23.11

28.11

32.91

35.69

36.66

37.36

$48.08

Food away from home............................................................................................

10.99

6.04

9.54

11.65

14.05

10.50

8.14

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.28

1.45

2.01

2.44

2.79

1.92

2.58

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

6.42

4.16

6.10

6.68

7.50

5.09

7.42

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.44

1.07

1.34

.95

1.78

2.75

4 1.38

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.26

7.23

8.42

8.89

11.53

9.43

7.76

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.41

2.44

3.15

3.73

3.72

3.14

3.72

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.37

.66

1.07

1.29

1.78

2.04

1.84

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.96

1.23

1.86

2.09

2.19

1.74

1.95

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.61

.37

1.19

1.79

2.12

2.06

2.06

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents

may

not sum to 100 due to rounding.

3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.




143

Table 32. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD1
(All families of five persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

6,392

99

1,863

2,446

1,468

400

116

5.0
$12,607
40.5
2.6
.1
1.8

5.0
$7,717
22.0
3.1
(*)
.9

5.0
$10,623
30.8
3.0
(2)
1.6

5.0
$13,565
39.3
2.8
(2)
1.8

5.0
$14,118
48.7
2.0
.1
2.1

5.0
$12,334
58.6
1.8
(2)
1.9

5.0
$10,287
70.3
1.2
1.4
1.8

75
22
2

26
68
6

63
33
3

81
17
2

84
15
1

76
21
3

71
21
8

88
10
2

62
32
6

88
10
1

91
8
1

88
10
1

81
16
3

83
13
4

13
51
33
3

5
84
8
3

8
58
31
3

9
50
38
2

14
48
35
2

41
40
13
5

51
26
14
9

92

67

91

94

95

89

83

$10,440

$6,385

$9,208

$11,406

$11,171

$10,007

$5,558

273
168

707
129
43

1,100
313
120

1,540
220
321

392
142
554

502
413
1,853

250
139

11
724

110
200

291
108

311
66

200
166

1,205
157

214

36

124

151

338

605

216

118

120

101

76

150

268

384

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm.............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................

_

1,014
229
203

See footnotes at end of table.




144

Table 32. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD‘_Continued
(All families of five persons, United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

$31.30

$44.41

$52.53

$57.23

$50.10

$50.14

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$50.72

Food, total......................................................................................................................

48.02

30.00

41.89

49.83

54.06

47.54

49.29

Food at home...........................................................................................................

36.34

25.82

32.50

36.97

40.68

36.22

39.31

Food away from home............................................................................................

11.68

4.18

9.39

12.86

13.38

11.32

9.97

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.69

1.30

2.52

2.70

3.18

2.56

.85

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

7.40

3.85

6.93

8.14

7.66

5.32

6.25

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.24

.12

1.18

1.19

1.30

4 1.46

3.01

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.43

5.10

8.88

9.90

9.73

9.53

8.22

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.92

2.29

3.44

4.27

4.26

3.27

3.61

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.51

.32

1.23

1.52

1.93

1.44

1.70

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.22

1.15

1.75

2.48

2.56

1.81

2.03

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.54

.79

1.18

1.69

1.91

1.26

1.39

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.




145

T a b le 3 3 . S e le c te d f a m ily c h a ra c te ris tic s a n d w e e k ly e x p e n d itu r e s c la s s ifie d b y
A G E O F F A M IL Y H E A D 1
(All families of six persons or more. United States, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

5,822

43

1,060

2,746

1,562

2%

116

6.9
$12,531
41.9
4.2
.1
1.7

6.4
$7,574
22.0
4.3
.1
.9

6.6
$10,667
31.2
4.6
(*)
1.4

6.9
$12,745
39.6
4.5
(2)
1.7

7.1
$14,018
48.3
3.8
.1
1.9

6.8
$11,094
58.2
3.0
(2)
2.0

7.0
$9,993
70.8
3.2
1.3
1.7

16
84

59
38
2

75
23
2

78
20
2

74
26
_

77
22
2

83
16
1

45
50
6

79
19
2

85
14
1

85
14
1

75
23
1

62
37
1

22
47
28
3

16
78
7

15
56
26
3

17
48
32
3

26
43
28
3

52
31
14
4

50
19
16
15

88

63

84

89

90

87

85

$10,001

$6,683

$8,638

$10,546

$10,656

$8,394

$6,058

1,126
181
257

0
73

740
163
128

1,192
72
183

1,497
326
293

539
529
552

174
1,999

227
320

0
752

72
496

209
280

380
261

63
241

481
499

228

21

197

157

358

211

530

192

45

231

105

245

564

251

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

73
26
2

-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




146

Table 33. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD'-Continued
(All families of six persons or more, United States, Consumer Expenditure uiary survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

$33.99

$47.95

$59.80

$61.27

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$57.51

$56.48

$51.52

Food, total......................................................................................................................

55.10

33.51

45.72

57.17

58.92

54.51

49.70

Food at home...........................................................................................................

44.11

30.13

36.89

45.51

46.83

45.51

42.08

Food away from home............................................................................................

10.98

3.38

8.83

11.66

12.09

9.00

7.62

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.42

.47

2.23

2.64

2.35

1.97

1.82

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

7.99

4.46

6.08

8.83

8.19

7.54

5.16

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.54

1.08

1.60

1.29

1.98

1.49

1.32

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.79

6.62

7.73

10.03

10.74

10.67

8.89

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

4.10

2.46

3.53

4.40

4.16

3.73

3.06

Norvprescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.57

.44

1.08

1.62

1.75

1.77

2.27

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.17

1.17

1.84

2.25

2.35

1.88

1.87

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.33

.98

.87

1.45

1.49

1.23

.86

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
- No data reported.




147




Section 2: Northeast

Page

Table — Continue d

Table:
Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures:
1. By family income before taxes .............................................. 150
2. By family s i z e ............................................................................. 160
3. By age of family h e a d ................................................................162
4. By race of family head ..............................................................164
5. By number of earners in the family ........................................166
6. By type of area .........................................................................168
7. By family composition ..............................................................170
8. By deciles of family income before taxes ............................... 172
9. By occupation of family head ..................................................176
10. By housing tenure .....................................................................178
11. By population size ................................................
180
12. By education of family head ................................................... 182
13. By family income before taxes by one-person families . . . . 184
14. By family income before taxes by two-person families . . . . 186
15. By family income before taxes by three-person families . . . 188
16. By family income before taxes by four-person families . . . 190




Page

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures—
Continued
17. By family income before taxes by five-person families . . . . 192
18. By family income before taxes by six or more person
fam ilies................................................................................... 194
19. By family income before taxes by families with head
under 25 years ...................................................................... 196
20. By family income before taxes by families with head
25 to 34 years ...................................................................... 198
21. By family income before taxes by families with head
35 to 44 years .........................................................................200
22. By family income before taxes by families with head
45 to 54 years ...................................................................... 202
23. By family income before taxes by families with head
55 to 64 years ........................................................................204
24. By family income before taxes by families with head
65 years and over ................................................................... 206

149

Table 1.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comolete reDortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6 ,0 0 0
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

17.103

14,233

2,069

771

765

643

713

731

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3

2.9
$11,113
48.7

2.3
$5,444
53.3

2.7
$6,404
48.2

2.7
$7,464
46.9

1.1

1.1

57
39
5

57
41

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................

1.6

2 .1

2 .0

$1,550
60.1
.3
.7
.4

$3,474
55.1
.7

$4,424
55.9
.5

.6

1 .0

.8

.6

.6

.6

.4

.6

.7

.4
.9

1 .0

37
61

44
54
3

41
57

2

36
55
9

2

43
53
3

45
51
4

91

91

89

91

88

89

8

10

81
17

89

8

11

8

10

10

1

1

1

2

1

2

1

19
48
29
4

20

40
44
14
2

30
53
15
3

31
51
18

2

33
47
17
3

20

49
30

37
37
17
9

1

1

74

74

32

38

49

61

71

78

$7,392

$8,778

$214

$894

$1,400

$2,644

$3,766

$5,404

500

10

1,503

142
3 61
1,135

201

-4
834

53
3 31
1,253

102
3 27

522

597
24
597

30
1,078

361
128

423
147

59
310

175
698

312
363

306
219

193
263

314
149

217

251

64

144

248

307

326

321

250

295

63

226

469

630

547

293

1.0

.3

2

.3

R ace of head

W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years ..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

57
22

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............
Social security and railroad retirement
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

20

See footnotes at end of table.




150

3

278
37

3

666

Family income before taxes

ComDlete reoo[tine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

1,468

1,518

3.0
$8,919
44.6
1.1
.2
1.1

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

1,842

2,023

863

828

2,870

3.3
$10,817
43.9
1.2
.1
1.2

3.5
$13,287
43.4
1.3
.1
1.4

3.7
$17,043
44.0
1.3
.1
1.7

3.7
$21,862
45.4
1.2
.1
1.9

3.7
$33,892
48.3
1.0
.1
1.9

3.0
$838
49.1
.9
.3
1.1

53
45
2

62
36
2

67
32
1

74
26

78
22

86
14

56
. 29
15

90
9

95
5

91
7
1

93
5
1

93
5
2

97
3

92
7
1

11
55
34
1

7
50
42

10
38
52

3
27
71

15
43
27
15

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

(2)

18
57
25

13
62
25
-

-

(2)

-

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

85

87

92

94

95

96

70

$7,264

$9,243

$11,753

$15,198

$19,000

$25,268

$518

241
3 2
489

341

568
3 28
194

1,256

355

427
41
315

4,872
3 84
300

285
41

231
40

325
25

494

791

3 9

3 2

2,304
3 16

54
34

226

272

275

324

413

255

46

372

324

126

227

168

794

25

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




a

12

151

3

2

230

_

15
147

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages, total..............................................................................

$38.98

$40.03

$19.49

$26.43

$25.88

$28.99

$30.94

$34.42

Food, total......................................................................................................................

36.52

37.43

18.42

25.27

24.46

26.99

29.37

31.85

Food at home, to ta l.................................................................................................

26.93

27.72

14.93

21.00

19.86

21.18

23.69

23.79

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal...............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal................................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes................................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l............................................................................
Bread..........................
Crackers....................
Other bakery products
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

3.26
.74
.31
.27
.17
2.52

3.37
.77
.32
.28
.18
2.60

1.81
.48
.19
.19
.10
1.33

2.63
.71
.25
.33
.12
1.92

2.25
.66
.24
.26
.16
1.59

2.88
.57
.22
.23
.13
2.30

3.09
.75
.33
.31
.12
2.34

2.93
.83
.28
.43
.13
2.10

2.40
.93
.42
1.06
.12

2.48
.95
.44
1.10
.12

1.28
.61
.22
.45
.05

1.83
.78
.32
.73
.09

1.52
.72
.30
.50
.07

2.22
.84
.39
.99
.09

2.24
1.01
.32
.91
.10

2.03
.85
.36
.81
.07

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to ta l..................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....................................................................................................
Ground bee f.............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
S teak.........................................................................................................
Other beef ................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
H am ...........................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork .................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters..............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other..............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken...........................................................................
Turkey and other.........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.....................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish
Canned finfish and shellfish, total ..
Tu n a...................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l.........................................................................................................

10.78
7.80
4.30
.81
1.43
1.46
.61
2.05
.32
.50
.54
.29
.40
1.46
.29
.81
.35
1.39
1.08
.32
.97
.64
.33
.24
.09
.62

11.02
7.99
4.38
.83
1.44
1.49
.62
2.12
.33
.51
.56
.30
.42
1.49
.30
.84
.34
1.42
1.11
.31
.98
.64
.33
.25
.09
.64

5.70
3.80
1.98
.47
.59
.62
.30
1.06
.18
.30
.25
.14
.19
.76
.13
.37
.25
.88
.74
.15
.61
.43
.18
.11
.07
.40

8.49
5.61
2.80
.67
.86
.95
.33
1.83
.28
.53
.36
.24
.41
.98
.23
.45
.30
1.38
1.29
.08
.90
.67
.23
.13
.10
.61

7.89
5.67
2.87
.58
.73
1.08
.48
1.80
.29
.43
.45
.26
.38
.99
.23
.49
.27
1.06
.90
.16
.70
.45
.26
.19
.07
.46

8.04
5.36
2.69
.64
.87
.72
.46
1.70
.22
.47
.54
.18
.29
.97
.22
.45
.30
1.23
1.07
.15
.89
.61
.28
.19
.08
.56

9.48
6.65
3.37
.63
1.04
1.20
.49
2.09
.25
.71
.45
.31
.37
1.19
.32
.63
.25
1.29
1.13
.15
.80
.54
.26
.20
.05
.75

9.34
6.78
3.54
.74
1.24
1.24
.32
1.91
.31
.56
.39
.24
.41
1.34
.33
.73
.28
1.17
.95
.23
.78
.57
.22
.14
.08
.59

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




152

F m in e before taxe
a ily com
s
Complete reoo[tinS of income
L
Item

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$46.21

$53.22

$56.76

$68.94

41.42

43.18

49.69

52.91

63.98

31.97

31.99

31.84

35.79

36.06

39.76

22.99

3.46
.79
.33
.26
.20
2.67

3.93
.91
.36
.34
.21
3.02

3.86
.86
.39
.25
.21
3.00

4.19
.85
.37
.27
.22
3.34

4.43
.97
.38
.35
.23
3.46

4.67
.83
.37
.25
.21
3.84

2.68
.60
.26
.21
.13
2.08

2.57
1.02
.46
1.09
.09

2.86
1.14
.46
1.27
.15

2.84
1.04
.48
1.31
.16

3.17
1.14
.57
1.46
.16

3.26
1.00
.58
1.68
.19

3.64
1.08
.76
1.80
.20

2.00
.81
.33
.86
.09

10.72
7.73
4.13
.83
1.38
1.37
.55
2.06
.35
.43
.53
.34
.40
1.55
.31
.94
.30
1.38
1.08
.30
.94
.58
.36
.28
.08
.67

12.71
9.41
5.14
.86
1.55
1.93
.79
2.52
.29
.63
.74
.29
.57
1.75
.41
1.03
.32
1.69
1.32
.36
.92
.60
.33
.25
.08
.69

12.51
9.31
5.09
.88
1.71
1.72
.78
2.35
.41
.53
.56
.37
.47
1.87
.36
1.13
.38
1.47
1.10
.38
1.01
.62
.39
.29
.10
.72

14.74
11.25
6.60
1.35
2.24
2.19
.83
2.76
.42
.62
.82
.42
.48
1.88
.39
1.13
.37
1.62
1.21
.41
1.12
.70
.41
.30
.11
.75

14.21
10.30
5.72
1.02
1.83
2.09
.78
2.58
.38
.55
.79
.39
.47
2.00
.39
1.18
.43
1.88
1.39
.50
1.32
.84
.48
.37
.11
.72

16.42
11.61
6.88
.85
2.74
2.15
1.14
2.64
.49
.50
.69
.29
.67
2.09
.30
1.12
.67
2.11
1.45
.67
1.99
1.38
.61
.47
.14
.71

9.57
6.89
3.86
.72
1.34
1.29
.52
1.72
.29
.45
.47
.22
.29
1.30
.23
.66
.41
1.25
.89
.36
.91
.62
.29
.22
.07
.52

$10,000
to
$11,999

Food and alcoholic beverages, total.............................................................................

$39.02

$44.30

Food, to tal......................................................................................................................

36.34

Food at home, total................................................................................................

27.76

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l.................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to ta l..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers................... ................................................................................
Other bakery products............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................
Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to tal.................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....................................................................................................
Ground beef.............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
Steak .........................................................................................................
Other beef.................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
Ham ............................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork.................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts.
Lamb, organ meats and other
Poultry, to ta l...................................
Fresh and frozen chicken.........
Turkey and other..........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l....
T u n a.....................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish
Eggs, to ta l..................................................

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$8,000
to
$9,999

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES




153

$33.78

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
__________Comelete reporting of income

___
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Dairy products, to ta l...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal............................................................................
Butter.............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese.................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.66
2.07
1.73
.26
.08
1.59
.23
.55
.24
.37
.20

$3.75
2.12
1.77
.26
.08
1.63
.23
.56
.25
.38
.21

$2.02
1.18
.99
.15
.05
.84
.14
.30
.13
.15
.12

$2.70
1.57
1.35
.17
.05
1.13
.20
.36
.18
.23
.16

$2.41
1.44
1.23
.15
.05
.97
.12
.28
.17
.22
.18

$2.80
1.48
1.17
.25
.05
1.31
.21
.42
.20
.28
.20

$3.16
1.96
1.72
.17
.07
1.20
.16
.44
.17
.28
.15

$3.31
2.01
1.68
.27
.06
1.30
.17
.45
.20
.34
.14

Fmits and vegetables, to tal...............................................................................
Fresh fruits.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables..............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, to tal........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

4.03
1.09
1.28
1.66
.82
.21
.28
.33
.84
.23

4.15
1.12
1.31
1.72
.85
.22
.29
.34
.87
.24

2.63
.79
.86
.98
.49
.10
.18
.21
.50
.11

3.25
.84
1.08
1.33
.65
.12
.23
.30
.68
.18

3.18
.87
1.03
1.29
.67
.16
.24
.26
.62
.17

3.22
.87
1.07
1.29
.56
.10
.21
.25
.72
.13

3.65
.96
1.10
1.59
.83
.18
.35
.30
.76
.13

3.56
.99
1.10
1.48
.70
.13
.30
.28
.78
.16

.61

.63

.39

.50

.45

.60

.63

.61

Other food at home, total..................................................................................

5.20

5.42

2.77

3.93

4.12

4.25

4.30

4.64

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar.............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing gum ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.69
.18
.33
.18

.72
.19
.34
.19

.35
.14
.10
.11

.48
.17
.15
.15

.59
.16
.27
.17

.65
.22
.22
.21

.53
.16
.21
.16

.58
.15
.28
.14

Fats and oils, to tal.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter................................................................

.65
.18
.34
.13

.67
.18
.35
.13

.35
.11
.18
.05

.55
.16
.33
.06

.64
.13
.40
.10

.52
.14
.28
.11

.62
.18
.33
.12

.55
.18
.26
.11

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, to tal..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d iet....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

1.91
.61
.43
.52
.15
.19

1.99
.65
.46
.53
.15
.20

1.10
.30
.23
.39
.10
.07

1.45
.49
.31
.42
.10
.12

1.47
.42
.31
.51
.11
.12

1.72
.50
.43
.52
.12
.15

1.57
.53
.26
.49
.11
.17

1.75
.67
.32
.48
.10
.18

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

See footnotes at end of table.




154

Family income W ot taxes
Complete reporting of income______
$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$4.45
2.57
2.19
.30
.08
1.89
.27
.64
.26
.47
.24

$4.94
2.68
2.19
.38
.11
2.26
.32
.76
.40
.56
.23

$5.08
2.67
2.16
.39
.12
2.41
.34
.85
.33
.56
.32

$5.14
2.59
1.98
.45
.16
2.54
.31
.98
.34
.58
.33

$3.17
1.82
1.52
.22
.08
1.35
.21
.48
.21
.30
.15

4.59
1.10
1.49
2.00
.94
.27
.32
.35
1.07
.30

4.69
1.23
1.47
1.98
1.02
.27
.33
.41
.97
.30

5.15
1.40
1.68
2.07
1.02
.31
.33
.38
1.05
.30

5.31
1.49
1.59
2.23
1.10
.33
.32
.45
1.14
.37

6.02
1.82
1.81
2.38
1.27
.35
.37
.55
1.11
.40

3.44
.96
1.11
1.36
.66
.18
.22
.26
.71
.21

.65

.77

.67

.75

.76

.72

.50

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.75

6.55

6.33

6.77

7.03

7.51

4.13

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar..............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets.............................................................................

.84
.22
.43
.19

.83
.23
.41
.20

.78
.20
.38
.20

.93
.21
.49
.23

.85
.22
.38
.25

1.04
.19
.59
.26

.58
.12
.30
.16

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................

.68
.19
.37
.11

.78
.23
.39
.16

.79
.22
.38
.19

.80
.21
.40
.20

1.04
.23
.62
.19

.70
.19
.37
.14

.56
.17
.28
.12

Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total...........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea.............................................................................. ...................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

2.06
.65
.51
.50
.17
.24

2.45
.99
.46
.62
.16
.22

2.29
.72
.58
.57
.19
.24

2.50
.84
.56
.62
.19
.29

2.53
.73
.62
.63
.25
.30

2.53
.71
.80
.58
.17
.26

1.49
.44
.32
.45
.11
.16

$10,000
to
$11,999

Dairy products, to tal...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk ...................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal............................................................................
Butter............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other..............................................................................................................

$3.82
2.23
1.89
.25
.08
1.60
.24
.55
.24
.37
.19

$4.21
2.45
2.14
.23
.08
1.76
.24
.58
.25
.41
.27

Fruits and vegetables, to tal..............................................................................
Fresh fru its......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables..............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to tal.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

4.01
1.00
1.23
1.77
.88
.21
.30
.37
.89
.25

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$8,000
to
$9,999

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)




155

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comolete reporting of income
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$1.95
.32
.20
.59
.33
.52

$2.04
.34
.21
.61
.35
.54

$0.98
.17
.13
.32
.09
.27

11.46
.21
.15
.58
.18
.33

$1.43
.25
.12
.48
.20
.37

$1.36
.18
.18
.46
.16
.39

$1.58
.28
.17
.54
.19
.41

$1.77
.36
.15
.55
.24
.46

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to ta l.....................................................
Snacks ................................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

9.59
7.98
1.61
1.20
.41

9.71
8.01
1.70
1.27
.43

3.49
3.04
.46
.34
.12

4.27
3.70
.57
.46
.10

4.60
3.71
.89
.74
.15

5.81
4.70
1.11
.84
.27

5.69
4.40
1.28
1.01
•27

8.06
6.64
1.42
.99
.43

Alcoholic beverages, to ta l...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l...........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to ta l...........................................................................................

2.46
2.02
.92
.32
.78
.44

2.59
2.11
.97
.33
.81
.48

1.06
.95
.39
.19
.36
.12

1.16
.98
.54
.15
.29
.18

1.42
1.17
.45
.22
.50
.25

2.00
1.33
.66
.28
.39
.67

1.56
1.32
.80
.14
.39
.24

2.57
1.99
1.07
.22
.71
.58

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.51
2.27
.24

2.59
2.36
.23

1.17
1.01
.16

1.57
1.36
.21

1.43
1.31
.13

1.96
1.71
.24

2.44
2.29
.15

2.80
2.53
.27

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, total.................................................................................
Products for the h a ir..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products...........................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, total..................................................................................
Men’s haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.90
1.52
.36
.20
.11
.48
.26
.11
1.38
.28
.62
.48

2.95
1.57
.37
.21
.11
.50
.28
.09
1.38
.28
.63
.47

1.28
.71
.14
.12
.05
.26
.14
3 .00
.56
.09
.20
.27

1.37
.60
.13
.15
.03
.19
.09

1.88
1.07
.15
.15
.06
.51
.18
3 .01
.82
.18
.41
.22

2.21
1.08
.34
.18
.08
.29
.18

.78
.16
.40
.22

1.61
.78
.16
.12
.06
.24
.16
3 .04
.84
.19
.40
.24

1.13
.14
.39
.60

2.89
1.31
.30
.23
.12
.43
.19
3 .04
1.57
.24
.99
.34

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines..........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................................

1.13
.20
.16
.10
.10
.56

1.17
.21
.18
.11
.11
.58

.64
.12
.16
.04
.09
.22

1.09
.34
.14
.10
.10
.40

.81
3 .12
.13
3 .04
.13
.39

1.73
3 .16
.37
.08
.12
1.01

1.05
.24
.17
.13
.05
.46

.95
.11
.20
.13
.05
.46

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES

See footnotes at end of table.




156

-

-

Family income before taxes
Comolete reoortins of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$2.47
.44
.27
.73
.43
.60

$2.54
.44
.27
.65
.45
.72

$2.62
.43
.23
.72
.49
.74

$3.23
.49
.24
.63
1.16
.71

$1.49
.23
.15
.46
.23
.42

9.43
7.44
1.99
1.50
.49

11.34
9.01
2.33
1.77
.56

13.91
11.30
2.60
1.95
.66

16.86
13.81
3.04
2.23
.81

24.22
22.08
2.14
1.50
.64

8.98
7.80
1.18
.86
.32

2.69
2.22
1.28
.32
.62
.46

2.88
2.42
1.25
.36
.80
.47

3.03
2.43
1.16
.34
.93
.60

3.53
2.92
1.26
.46
1.19
.61

3.85
2.87
1.02
.43
1.42
.98

4.96
4.14
1.38
.81
1.95
.82

1.80
1.57
.65
.25
.67
.23

Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.74
2.57
.18

3.42
3.13
.29

3.11
2.80
.31

3.37
3.11
.26

3.01
2.76
.25

3.37
3.04
.33

2.11
1.83
.28

Personal care, to tal......................................................................................................
Personal care products, total
Products for the hair...
Dental products...........
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products............................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal..................................................................................
Men’s haircuts......................................................................................................
Women's haircuts, shampoo and s e t..............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.69
1.48
.38
.19
.09
.49
.26
* .07
1.21
.28
.51
.42

2.98
1.69
.44
.24
.12
.47
.28
3 .14
1.29
.28
.69
.33

3.62
2.01
.49
.25
.15
.58
.38
3 .16
1.62
.35
.67
.59

4.22
2.34
.55
.28
.15
.75
.44
.17
1.88
.35
.87
.66

4.42
2.32
.61
.27
.15
.82
.43
3 .04
2.10
.54
.82
.73

5.62
2.65
.57
.33
.30
.71
.44
.31
2.96
.57
1.44
.95

2.68
1.29
.27
.16
.09
.40
.17
.19
1.39
.29
.56
.54

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines.........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................................

1.30
.18
.15
.13
.14
.70

1.23
.26
.19
.15
.14
.49

1.12
.14
.16
.09
.10
.63

1.23
.21
.17
.12
.10
.62

1.50
.30
.20
.16
.09
.75

2.13
.42
.15
.13
.16
1.27

.91
.19
.10
.09
.06
.47

Item

$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$2.17
.31
.20
.78
.33
.55

$2.48
.37
.25
.78
.39
.69

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, total.....................................................
Snacks ...............................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.58
6.86
1.71
1.25
.46

Alcoholic beverages, total...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l..........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to tal...........................................................................................

$12,000
to
$14,999

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES




157

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)
Family income before taxes

lete reporting of income
Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

$2.92
.58
.40
.17
.50
.21
.29
.49
.43
.38
.55

$1.52
.33
.24
.09
.27
.11
.16
.29
.20
.19
.24

$1.73
.46
.33
.13
.35
.16
.19
.36
.26
.05
.26

$2.03
.40
.29
.11
.36
.13
.22
.31
.25
.41
.30

$1.95
.53
.39
.14
.28
.14
.15
.35
.25
.20
.34

$1.99
.52
.37
.15
.39
.19
.21
.37
.20
.08
.43

$2.58
.50
.38
.12
.39
.14
.25
.34
.41
.32
.62

7.68
5.38
1.86
3.52
2.30
1.98
.11
.21

7.89
5.50
1.86
3.64
2.38
2.08
.12
.19

5.07
3.67
1.82
1.84
1.40
1.27
3 .02
3 .11

4.03
3.15
1.32
1.83
.88
.76
3 .10
3 .01

7.99
4.96
1.84
3.12
3.03
2.78
3 .23
3 .02

5.34
3.42
1.33
2.09
1.92
1.61
3 .03
3 .28

7.66
5.45
2.02
3.43
2.21
1.71
3 .01
3 .49

5.90
4.12
1.52
2.60
1.78
1.65
3 .11
3 .02

6.34
6.20
.14

6.53
6.37
.16

1.65
1.62
.03

2.14
2.09
3 .05

3.01
2.96
.04

3.56
3.50
.06

5.27
4.94
.34

6.33
6.14
.19

All
families

Total
reporting

Housekeeping supplies, to tal......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to ta l...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, to tal...........
Soaps and detergents.........
Other cleaning supplies......
Paper towels, napkins and tissues
Stationery supplies and greeting cards
Lawn and garden supplies.....
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.80
.55
.38
.17
.48
.20
.28
.47
.41
.37
.52

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, to tal........................................................................................
Piped and natural g as.......................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, total.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene.........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s .........................................................................................
Other fuels.............................................................................................................
Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to ta l............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

Item

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less *han 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




158

f amil3Lin<amg--befflffi taxes

Complete reoorting of income
$8,000
to
$9,999

$10,000
to
$11,999

Housekeeping supplies, total......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to tal...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies
Cleaning supplies, total..
Soaps and detergents.
Other cleaning supplies
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.70
.63
.45
.18
.53
.23
.30
.45
.35
.26
.49

$3.22
.69
.47
.22
.64
.25
.40
.55
.43
.30
.62

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal...............................................................................
Gas and electricity, total........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity..........
Fuels, total...........
Fuel oil and kerosene
Bottled and tank gas
Other fuels............................................................................................................

7.95
6.28
2.30
3.98
1.67
1.35
3 .11
.21

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

6.55
6.43
.13

Item

$12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$3.26
.64
.43
.21
.54
.23
.31
.56
.51
.39
.61

$4.23
.74
.50
.24
.68
.30
.38
.65
.71
.65
.82

$3.99
.71
.50
.21
.59
.25
.34
.74
.60
.53
.82

$5.00
.64
.47
.17
.77
.35
.43
.70
.87
1.10
.92

$2.21
.43
.29
.14
.40
.16
.24
.42
.28
.31
.37

8.53
5.51
1.56
3.95
3.02
2.58
3 .19
.24

8.68
5.78
1.93
3.85
2.90
2.53
3 .16
.21

9.99
7.16
2.09
5.07
2.83
2.53
3 .17
.13

11.09
8.52
2.21
6.31
2.57
2.08
3 .06
.43

10.81
6.45
1.73
4.73
4.35
3.97
3 .11
.28

6.66
4.79
1.86
2.93
1.87
1.48
3 .09
.30

7.15
7.00
.16

8.41
8.24
.16

9.52
9.16
.36

11.04
10.87
.16

12.28
12.17
.11

5.39
5.33
.06

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)




159

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE

(All families and single consumers. Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families
1 person

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

17.103

3.817

4.860

2.828

2.657

1.566

1.376

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

1.0
$4,757
55.8
(*)
.4
.5

2.0
$8,671
54.3
.1
.5
1.1

3.0
$10,541
44.8
.7
.2
1.3

4.0
$12,886
40.5
1.6
.1
1.5

5.0
$12,343
41.3
2.5
.1
1.6

6.9
$12,286
41.9
4.1
.1
1.6

57
39
5

32
59
9

57
39
3

59
37
4

70
28
3

73
23
4

74
23
2

91
8
1

91
8
1

92
8
1

92
7
1

93
6
2

88
10
1

89
10
1

19
48
29
4

26
40
29
6

24
46
26
4

14
51
31
4

11
53
34
3

11
55
30
4

15
53
29
4

74

42

77

81

89

89

87

$7,392

$2,824

$6,197

$8,867

$11,107

$10,669

$10,343

500
20
522

139
3 14
720

482
18
811

454
12
372

784
46
191

851
3 -11
257

703
3 52
196

361
128

477
78

500
75

227
173

302
122

107
183

222
312

217

178

224

259

178

236

264

250

327

363

178

155

52

193

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation.
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




160

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE—Continued

(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families
1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

$38.98

$19.19

$33.97

$43.27

$49.83

$55.84

$62.57

Food, total......................................................................................................................

36.52

17.47

31.65

40.42

47.12

52.84

59.45

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26.93

10.99

23.12

30.19

34.71

40.16

47.78

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.59

6.48

8.53

10.23

12.40

12.68

11.67

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.46

1.72

2.32

2.86

2.71

3.00

3.12

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.38

2.62

5.32

6.10

6.09

7.03

8.57

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

2.30

1.08

2.54

3.00

2.75

2.22

2.58

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.34

2.44

5.91

7.13

9.02

8.94

8.90

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.80

1.20

2.52

3.32

3.47

4.05

4.45

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.13

.72

1.11

1.20

1.31

1.35

1.59

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.52

.74

1.21

1.87

1.93

2.47

2.21

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.38

.91

1.46

1.49

1.60

1.69

1.43

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.




161

Table 3. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families and single consumers. Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

17,103

1,115

3,403

2,692

3,343

2,994

3,557

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

2.2
$6,702
22.0
.6
0)
.8

3.3
$10,082
29.2
1.5
(*)
1.2

4.3
$11,666
39.6
2.3
(‘)
1.4

3.4
$12,323
49.6
1.0
.1
1.5

2.3
$9,249
59.4
.2
.1
1.1

1.7
$5,206
72.9
.1
1.3
.6

57
39
5

13
79
8

41
54
5

66
30
4

72
26
3

66
29
5

56
39
5

91
8
1

88
10
1

89
10
1

87
11
2

92
7

93
6
1

95
4

19
48
29
4

2
51
44
4

4
48
43
5

10
54
33
3

14
53
31
2

27
49
19
5

42
36
16
6

74

68

80

83

85

74

51

$7,392

$5,667

$9,125

$9,836

$10,416

$7,332

$1,633

170
47

329
-4
46

918
29
138

768
50
237

4%
32
377

199
6
1,805

361
128

206
276

153
208

233
160

337
80

406
85

689
63

217

206

132

179

253

271

249

250

130

93

174

181

249

561

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(*)

(:1
)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wafes and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

500
20
522

-

See footnotes at end of table.




162

Table 3. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
AGE OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$38.98

$24.91

$38.77

$50.48

$50.30

$37.15

$25.78

Food, total......................................................................................................................

36.52

22.79

36.33

47.51

47.03

34.55

24.45

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26.93

14.91

26.22

35.55

34.00

25.52

19.38

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.59

7.88

10.11

11.96

13.04

9.03

5.07

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.46

2.13

2.44

2.96

3.27

2.60

1.33

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.38

2.46

5.19

6.54

6.09

5.89

4.51

1.77

1.96

2.53

3.25

2.50

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

2.30

.78

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.34

5.00

6.78

7.%

8.53

6.36

3.04

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.80

1.80

2.88

3.49

3.42

2.61

2.09

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.13

.56

1.04

1.09

1.25

1.15

1.30

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.52

1.25

1.75

1.85

1.98

1.44

.77

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.38

.29

.90

1.58

1.87

1.74

1.28

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
- No data reported.




163




Table 4. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE
OF FAMILY HEAD1
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Black

Other

17,103

15,606

1,329

169

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

2.9
$9,566
49.3
.9
.3
1.2

3.1
$7,417
43.5
1.2
.2
.6

3.3
$8,478
43.0
1.3
.1
.6

57
39
5

60
36
5

26
71
3

23
74
3

91
8
1

100
NA
NA

NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100

19
48
29
4

18
48
30
4

27
53
17
3

26
28
39
6

74

76

48

47

$7,392

$7,505

$6,104

$7,066

500
20
522

531
22
540

73
:l 0
362

_

361
128

390
90

64
566

26
255

217

226

123

61

250

262

125

94

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h e a d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over.........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter....................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite.....................................................................................................................................
Black .....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported...........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years........................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years...........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school.............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.............................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments...................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income....................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

164

914
62




Table 4. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE
OF FAMILY HEAD1
—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Black

Other

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$38.98

$39.29

$34.45

$45.30

Food, to ta l...............................................................................................................................

36.52

36.84

32.05

41.67

Food at home......................................................................................................................

26.93

26.99

25.22

34.53

Food away from home......................................................................................................

9.59

9.85

6.84

7.14

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.46

2.45

2.39

3.63

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

5.38

5.57

3.46

3.61

Bottled gas and other fuels....................................................................................................

2.30

2.42

1.12

-

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products................................. ...................................................................................

6.34

6.56

3.98

4.78

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

2.80

2.86

2.16

2.86

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.13

1.17

.57

1.55

Personal care products..............................................................................................................

1.52

1.54

1.26

2.05

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

1.38

1.44

.83

.83

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.

SA Not applicable.

165

Table 5.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY

(All families and single consumers. Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

families

Single consumers

Families of two or more persons

None

Number of families in universe
(thousands).......................................................................................................................

1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

17,103

1,783

2,034

13,287

1,646

5,277

4,688

1,675

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

1.0
$2,736
68.4
NA
.8
.3

1.0
$6,529
44.8
NA
.1
.6

3.5
$10,719
46.7
1.2
.3
1.3

2.5
$3,998
60.3
.7
1.0
.6

3.4
$9,394
45.3
1.4
.2
1.2

3.4
$12,390
42.4
1.1
.1
1.4

4.9
$16,822
49.7
1.6
.1
2.1

57
39
5

39
53
8

26
64
10

64
33
3

49
47
3

65
31
4

60
37
3

86
12
2

91
8
1

93
6
1

90
9
1

91
8
1

87
12
1

92
7
1

91
8
1

95
4
1

19
48
29
4

41
36
16
7

13
43
40
4

17
50
29
4

40
42
13
5

15
51
30
4

12
51
35
3

13
54
30
3

74

25

57

83

50

84

88

93

-

$5,300

$8,704

2 $28

$7,252

$11,073

$15,173

-

262
2 26
188

603
22
465

1,704

794
41
409

552
9
178

738
25
222

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size..........................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..............................................................................................
Age of head........................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 .........................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over....................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..............................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner......................................................................................................................
Renter..............................................................................................................................
Not reported....................................................................................................................
Race of head
White................................................................................................................................
Black................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported......................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..............................................................................
More than 12 years.....................................................................................................
Not reported and no school........................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.........................................................................................

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...............................................................................................................
Net inoome from own business and
professional practice.........................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.............................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public a ss is ta n c e ..............................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.............................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..............................................................................................................

$7,392
500
20
522

$1,327

361
128

567
142

399

22

327
143

593
664

362
115

230
29

232
35

217

215

145

228

275

186

227

316

250

486

187

228

733

236

94

82

See footnotes at end of table.




166

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Table 5.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY—Continued

(All families and single consumers. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

All
families

Single consumers

Families of two or more persons

None

1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.............................................................................................

$38.98

$15.18

$22.71

$44.66

$30.45

$42.70

$45.64

$62.07

Food, to tal...........................................................................................................................

36.52

14.38

20.18

41.99

29.16

40.12

42.61

58.72

Food at hom e................................................................................................................

26.93

11.18

10.82

31.51

25.22

30.93

30.41

42.59

Food away from hom e.................................................................................................

9.59

3.20

9.36

10.48

3.94

9.19

12.21

16.13

Alcoholic beverages...........................................................................................................

2.46

.80

2.53

2.67

1.28

2.58

3.02

3.35

Natural gas and electricity..................................................................................................

5.38

2.98

2.30

6.18

5.26

6.11

6.02

7.76

1.58

.65

2.65

2.05

2.73

2.57

3.17

Bottled gas and other fuels................................................................................................

2.30

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.................................................................................................................

6.34

1.02

3.68

7.46

2.64

6.83

8.45

11.38

Housekeeping supplies.........................................................................................................

2.80

1.23

1.17

3.26

2.27

3.21

3.23

4.49

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies................................................................................................................

1.13

.81

.65

1.25

1.22

1.28

1.10

1.57

Personal care products.........................................................................................................

1.52

.44

1.00

1.75

.88

1.63

1.86

2.64

Personal care services ..........................................................................................................

1.38

.83

.99

1.52

1.20

1.28

1.59

2.37

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.
v * Not applicable.




167

Table 6.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP

(All families and single consumers. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)
Type of area
Item

All
families

Outside SMSA

Total
inside
SMSA

Total
urban

17,103

13,609

12,307

6,104

6,203

1,302

3,494

1,385

2.109

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

2.9
$9,474
48.6
.9
.3
1.1

2.9
$9,393
48.9
.9
.3

3.0
$10,873
48.7
.3
1.3

3.3
$10,240
46.1
1.3
.2
1.5

3.0
$9,057
49.2

1.0

2.7
$7,889
49.1
.8
.3
.7

.3
1.4

2.9
$9,238
48.9
.9
.3
1.3

3.1
$8,939
49.3
1.1
.4
1.5

57
39
5

54
42
4

51
45
4

35
61
4

67
29
4

78
19
3

69
25
6

60
32
8

74
20
6

91
8

89
9

89
10

96
4

98
1

98
2

97
2

1

1

1

81
17
2

19
48
29
4

19
47
30
4

19
46
30
5

25
45
26
5

14
48
34
4

17
51
30
2

17
52
27
4

15
55
25
5

19
50
29
3

74

70

68

52

84

92

86

81

89

$7,392

$7,575

$7,488

$6,149

$8,806

$8,399

$6,677

$7,249

$6,301

500
20
522

484
4
501

448
3
508

220
5
543

672

823
18
434

561
83
601

467

475

557

622
138
630

361
128

330
139

343
151

292
253

393
50

216
26

480
87

377
111

547
71

217

187

191

154

227

152

331

296

353

250

253

261

274

249

173

239

180

277

__
Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central

£HSL

Other
urban

Total
outside
SMSA

Rural

Urban

Rural

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported................ ?
...............................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

1

(2)

1.0

1

(2)

99

_

1

SOURCE OF MONEY-INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




168

31

_

Table 6.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP—Continued

(All families and single consumers, Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)
Type of area
Item

All
families

Total
inside
SMSA

*

Total
urban

Inside SMSA
______ Urban
Central
city

______ Outside SMSA
Other
urban

Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

$41.86

$40.74

$35.01

$35.46

$34.72

Urban

Rural

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.......................................................................................

$38.98

$40.00

$39.92

$37.94

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

36.52

37.48

37.42

35.64

39.18

38.00

32.77

33.32

32.41

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26.93

27.28

27.19

26.23

28.13

28.11

25.56

25.90

25.34

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.59

10.20

10.23

9.40

11.05

9.89

7.20

7.42

7.06

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.46

2.52

2.49

2.31

2.68

2.74

2.24

2.13

2.32

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.38

5.30

5.23

4.45

5.99

6.02

5.71

5.32

5.96

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

2.30

1.95

1.84

1.00

2.66

3.01

3.65

3.69

3.63

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products..........................................................................................................

6.34

6.02

5.71

3.86

7.52

8.93

7.59

7.35

7.75

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.80

2.80

2.73

2.33

3.12

3.53

2.80

2.78

2.80

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies.........................................................................................................

1.13

1.12

1.12

1.00

1.24

1.16

1.15

1.00

1.25

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.52

1.57

1.56

1.40

1.72

1.68

1.32

1.33

1.31

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.38

1.47

1.45

1.20

1.70

1.58

1.06

1.04

1.07

1 Percents may not sum to 10 0 due to rounding.

2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
:i Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




169

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION

(All families and single consumers, Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Husband
and
wife
only

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with children
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
under 6
6 to 17
18 or over

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

17.103

11,305

3,875

1,456

3,122

2,289

563

1,393

4,405

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

3.5
$11,369
46.5
1.2
.3
1.4

2.0
$9,231
54.6
(»)
.6
1.1

3.5
$10,587
29.2
1.5
(>)
1.2

4.6
$11,810
39.6
2.6
C)
1.4

4.4
$14,805
52.8
1.1
.2
1.9

4.9
$11,694
48.5
1.6
.8
1.5

3.0
$6,527
46.8
1.4
.1
.8

1.3
$5,211
55.1
.1
.5
.5

57
39
5

67
29
3

60
37
4

45
51
4

75
22
4

83
15
2

74
23
3

40
56
3

35
57
8

91
8
1

93
6
1

94
6
1

92
5
2

93
6
1

95
4

87
11
3

79
20
1

90
9
1

19
48
29
4

16
49
31
4

24
44
27
4

3
51
42
4

10
53
33
3

17
51
29
3

21
52
21
6

20
56
20
4

26
41
27
5

74

87

81

87

91

91

84

56

45

$7,392

$9,440

$6,653

$9,736

$10,349

$12,665

$9,701

$3,969

$3,218

500
20
522

681
26
422

551
22
826

321
4 16
4 34

904
38
73

912
43
348

341
4 -56
877

84
40
640

164
12
740

361
128

335
52

550
24

172
72

160
67

315
45

339
128

317
784

440
117

217

228

242

176

178

289

304

233

181

250

184

362

60

40

189

62

499

339

Other
husband
and wife
families

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(3)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice...................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




170

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

$38.98

$46.21

$34.93

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with children
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
under 6
6 to 17
18 or over

Other
husband
and wife
families

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

$34.67

$21.79

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$39.81

$51.14

$60.34

$55.49

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

36.52

43.32

32.39

37.25

48.30

56.87

51.55

33.42

20.03

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26.93

32.18

23.27

28.18

36.67

41.29

41.94

26.47

13.58

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.59

11.14

9.11

9.08

11.63

15.58

9.61

6.94

6.45

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.46

2.89

2.55

2.56

2.84

3.47

3.94

1.26

1.75

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.38

6.27

5.33

5.90

7.04

6.73

7.63

6.21

2.84

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

2.30

2.74

2.56

2.92

2.03

3.31

5.08

1.92

1.29

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products..........................................................................................................

6.34

8.07

6.40

7.58

8.49

10.36

9.20

4.05

2.62

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.80

3.37

2.59

3.14

3.83

4.15

3.70

2.60

1.40

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies.........................................................................................................

1.13

1.30

1.13

1.42

1.18

1.57

1.75

.92

.76

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.52

1.79

1.22

1.71

1.94

2.55

1.97

1.52

.83

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.38

1.60

1.55

.76

1.50

2.33

1.68

1.12

.92

1

Value less than 0.05.

z Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.




171

Table 8. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by DECILES OF FAMILY
INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

____
Total
reporting

__ Family income before taxes
__________ Complete repoiting of income________
Third
Second
Fourth
Lowest
10%
10%
10%
10%

Fifth
10%

17,103

14,233

1,428

1,420

1,429

1,453

1,422

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

2.9
$11,113
48.7
1.0
.3
1.1

1.6
$1,088
59.6
.3
.6
.5

1.8
$3,080
58.1
.5
.7
.4

2.1
$4,912
53.6
.6
.6
.6

2.7
$7,002
47.7
.9
.4
.9

3.1
$8,963
45.0
1.1
.2
1.1

57
39
5

57
41
2

38
51
11

35
62
3

41
57
2

47
50
3

54
44
2

91
8
1

91
8
1

89
10
1

86
12
2

89
11
1

88
11
2

92
8

19
48
29
4

20
49
30
2

34
35
19
11

41
44
12
2

31
51
16
2

26
53
21
1

74

74

35

32

55

74

86

$7,392

$8,778

$181

$661

$2,052

$4,510

$7,449

500
20
522

597
24
597

36
3 -15
592

41
38
1,312

142
3 29
1,251

301
3 33
931

236
32
458

361
128

423
147

40
200

146
588

297
348

245
195

264
40

217

251

38

129

270

348

188

250

295

47

167

522

440

326

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ............................. ......................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.......................................... ..........................................

(*)
17
59
24
_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation.
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




172

Fam ily income before taxes

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Sixth
10%

Seventh
10%

Coniplete reporting of income
Eighth
10%

Ninth
10%

Highest
10%

Incomplete
reporting
of income

1,436

1,394

1,413

1,433

1,406

2,870

3.3
$10,774
43.6
1.2
.2
1.2

3.4
$12,773
43.2
1.3
.1
1.4

3.6
$15,196
43.7
1.4
.1
1.6

3.6
$18,531
44.8
1.2
.1
1.8

3.8
$29,160
47.4
1.1
.1
1.9

3.0
$838
49.1
.9
.3
1.1

60
37
2

65
35

72
28

76
24

82
18

56
29
15

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxps........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter...
Not reported
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years .............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

(2)

-

(2)

94
6
1

93
6
1

91
8
1

95
4
1

95
4
1

92
7
1

15
60
25

10
55
35

10
53
37
1

8
47
44

5
31
64

15
43
27
15

(2)

(2)

(2)

-

86

92

93

95

96

70

$9,262

$11,370

$13,427

$16,235

$22,952

$518

291
3 37
369

321
30
295

529
37
226

755
3 33
243

3,389
51
280

228
39

277
13

372
27

747
38

1,627
3 11

54
34

270

239

393

316

319

46

278

227

216

195

532

25

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ..........
..............................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




173

15
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147

Table 8. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by DECILES OF FAMILY
INCOME BEFORE TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Lowest
10%

Family income before taxes
Complete reoo[ting of income
Second
Third
10%
10%

Fourth
10%

Fifth
10%

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$38.98

$40.03

$18.98

$23.28

$27.94

$32.84

$39.49

Food, total......................................................................................................................

36.52

37.43

17.85

22.19

26.32

30.77

36.88

Food at home............................................................................................................

26.93

27.72

14.04

18.64

21.14

24.02

28.12

Food away from home.............................................................................................

9.59

9.71

3.80

3.56

5.18

6.75

8.76

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.46

2.59

1.13

1.09

1.62

2.07

2.62

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.38

5.50

3.92

3.04

4.37

5.03

5.59

Bottled gas and other fuels...........................................................................................

1.47

1.19

2.41

1.83

1.87

2.30

2.38

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

6.34

6.53

1.86

1.67

3.38

5.86

6.67

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.80

2.92

1.40

1.80

1.96

2.23

2.80

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.13

1.17

.52

1.02

1.20

1.11

1.08

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.52

1.57

.69

.64

.95

1.18

1.50

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.38

1.38

.66

.58

.84

1.28

1.24

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
* Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18.500 fam ilies and is likely to be subject to large sam pling error.
- No data reported.




174

Family income before taxes
*5
04
tE
§
£
a>
■s
a

Con
Seventh
10%

Eighth
10%

Ninth
10%

Highest
10%

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$44.27

$45.45

$49.72

$54.53

$64.31

$33.78

Food, total......................................................................................................................

41.31

42.61

46.17

51.09

59.65

31.97

Food at home...........................................................................................................

31.71

31.08

34.22

36.45

38.06

22.99

i

a
c

Sixth
10%
SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food away from home.............................................................................................

9.61

11.52

11.95

14.64

21.59

8.98

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.96

2.85

3.55

3.44

4.66

1.80

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

6.02

5.41

7.00

7.25

7.43

4.79

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

3.28

2.69

2.24

3.72

3.15

1.87

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.92

8.39

8.69

10.17

11.80

5.39

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.19

3.22

3.63

4.44

4.58

2.21

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.42

1.02

1.36

1.07

1.96

.91

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.73

1.81

2.28

2.32

2.61

1.29

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.29

1.47

1.67

2.15

2.65

1.39




175

Table 9.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by OCCUPATION OF FAMILY HEAD

(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)
Occupation of family head

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands).................................................................................................................

All
families

Selfemployed
workers

Total

Salg ried and wage eamers
Profes­
Clerical
Craftsmen
sionals and
and
and sales
managers
workers
operatives

Laborers
and service
workers

Armed forces
personnel

Retired

All other
including
not
reporting

17,103

899

10,852

3,271

1,919

3,817

1,845

57

3,017

2,279

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

3.4
$12,042
47.3
1.2
.2
1.6

3.2
$11,895
43.4
1.1
.1
1.3

3.2
$14,931
42.1
1.1
.1
1.5

2.7
$10,788
46.0
.8
.2
1.1

3.5
$11,194
42.8
1.3
.1
1.5

3.2
$9,111
44.3
1.2
.1
1.1

3.1
$11,840
30.3
1.0
(2)
1.4

1.8
$4,550
70.6
.1
1.1
.6

2.8
$2,753
46.4
1.1
.2
.6

57
39
5

76
24
(4)

60
38
2

66
32
1

53
44
3

64
35
1

49
48
3

3
97

55
40
6

37
45
18

91
8
1

96
2
1

91
8
1

94
4
2

94
5
(4)

91
8
1

85
14
1

95
5

96
4
(4)

83
16
1

19
48
29
4

11
49
39
1

12
53
35
1

2
28
71

6
60
34
1

18
68
13
(4)

25
58
16
1

40
60

42
36
15
7

23
41
18
18

74

91

86

90

78

90

75

94

48

42

$7,392

$2,672

$10,910

$13,867

$9,646

$10,526

$7,778

$10,921

$861

$1,055

500
20
522

7,835
370
225

129
0
177

191
-9
117

68
5 6
295

34
5 1
137

278
59
245

32

361
128

656
51

273
55

403
19

318
47

154
56

217

140

217

179

219

250

93

133

164

188

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

-

_

-

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice...................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




176

857

1,880

53
5 5
472

243
122

36
0

699
79

223
576

221

275

27

316

117

65

162

0

682

303

_

_

Table 9.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by OCCUPATION OF FAMILY HEAD1 Continued
—

(AH families and single consumers, Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Occupation of family head
Sala ried and wage eamers
Craftsmen
Profes­
Clerical
and sales
sionals and
and
workers
operatives
managers

All
families

Selfemployed
workers

Total

Food and alcohoHc beverages.............................. ........................................................

$38.98

$46.95

$44.87

$48.16

Food, total............................................................ .........................................................

36.52

44.24

41.84

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26.93

30.40

30.24

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.59

13.84

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.46

2.71

item

Laborers
and service
workers

Armed forces
personnel

Retired

All other
including
not
reporting

$41.20

$35.45

$25.56

$25.61

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
$40.52

$46.01

44.65

37.99

43.00

38.47

32.57

24.31

24.37

30.23

26.37

32.73

29.14

24.73

19.81

19.25

11.60

14.41

11.62

10.27

9.33

7.84

4.51

5.12

3.03

3.52

2.53

3.01

2.73

2.88

1.25

1.24

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.38

7.44

5.65

5.62

5.98

5.88

4.88

3.46

5.19

3.61

Battled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

2.30

2.89

2.46

2.45

1.53

3.10

2.13

.51

2.50

1.06

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products........... ...............................................................................................

6.34

7.96

7.89

8.69

6.42

8.70

6.35

7.00

2.90

2.82

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.80

3.12

3.23

3.46

3.08

3.29

2.84

3.53

2.05

1.61

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.13

1.28

1.17

1.12

1.16

1.26

1.07

1.13

1.36

.59

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.52

1.94

1.83

1.94

1.99

1.71

1.70

1.91

.75

.91

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.38

1.63

1.52

1.74

1.67

1.35

1.33

1.28

1.27

.79

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218.000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.




177




Table 10. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
HOUSING TENURE
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Housing tenure
All
families

Not
reported

Homeowner

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Renter

17,103

9,702

6,621

781

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

3.3
$11,212
51.3
1.1
.3
1.5

2.4
$7,610
45.1
.8
.3
.7

2.3
$1,813
48.4
.7
.3
.2

57
39
5

100
NA
NA

NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100

91
8
1

96
4
(2)

84
14
2

94
5
1

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h e a d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over.........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter....................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite.....................................................................................................................................
Black .....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported...........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years........................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years...........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school.............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.............................................................................................

19
48
29
4

18
50
31
1

21
48
29
2

11
18
9
63

74

90

56

20

$7,392

$8,845

$5,970

$1,378

500
20
522

727
33
569

219
4
489

* 55

361
128

490
26

208
289

47
40

217

246

193

50

250

275

238

36

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries....................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm ......................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments...................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income....................................................................................................................
See footnotes a t end of table.

178

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209




Table 10. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
HOUSING TENURE—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)1
3
2

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.
Vl Not applicable.

179




Table 11. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
POPULATION SIZE
(All families and single consumers. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)...................................................................................................................

All
families

50,000
to
399.999

Population size
Inside SMSA
400,000
1.000,000
to
or
999.999
more

Outside SMSA

17,103

2,589

1,765

9,257

3,492

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

3.0
$8,315
48.2
1.0
.3
1.2

3.0
$9,201
48.2
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$9,849
48.8
.9
.3
1.0

3.0
$9,061
49.1
1.0
.3
1.4

57
39
5

65
31
4

62
34
4

49
47
4

69
25
6

91
8
1

96
4

96
3
1

86
12
1

98
2

19
48
29
4

21
50
26
3

17
51
28
4

19
45
31
5

17
52
27
4

74

82

83

65

86

$7,392

$6,780

$7,754

$7,762

$6,682

500
20
522

328
14
487

263
* 8
540

569
1
498

561
83
599

361
128

269
92

191
76

374
164

480
87

217

185

190

187

331

250

159

179

293

238

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head....................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W rite ...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

180




Table 11. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
POPULATION SIZE—Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

All
families

50,000
to
399.999

Population size
Inside SMSA
400,000
1,000.000
to
or
999,999
more

Outside SMSA

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.........................................................................................

$38.98

$35.70

$36.31

$41.90

Food, total.......................................................................................................................

36.52

33.37

33.84

39.32

32.78

Food at home............................................................................................................

26.93

24.81

25.05

28.39

25.57

Food away from home.............................................................................................

9.59

8.56

8.79

10.93

7.21

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.46

2.33

2.47

2.58

2.24

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.38

6.05

5.47

5.06

5.71

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

2.30

1.99

2.62

1.81

3.65

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

6.34

6.65

7.68

5.52

7.59

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.80

2.66

2.83

2.84

2.80

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.13

1.12

1.17

1.12

1.15

$35.02

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.52

1.65

1.27

1.61

1.32

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.38

1.41

1.40

1.49

1.06

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.

181

Table 12. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified bv
EDUCATION OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Elementary
1 to 8
years

Education ol family head
High school
Graduate
1 to 3
1 to 3
4 years
years
years _

College
Graduate
4 years

More than
4 years

No school
or not
reDorted

17,103

3,474

2,942

5,217

2,009

1,448

1,302

710

2.9
$9,389
48.7
.9
.3
1.1

2.5
$6,241
60.7
.6
.6
.8

3.1
$8,288
49.3
1.1
.3
1.1

3.1
$9,710
45.4
1.1
.2
1.3

3.0
$10,980
42.0
1.0
.2
1.3

3.1
$14,218
43.8
1.0
.2
1.4

2.9
$15,694
43.3
1.0
.2
1.3

27
$1,075
51.6
.8
.4
.2

57
39
5

53
44
3

57
41
2

62
37
1

60
38
2

63
37
1

57
42
1

13
19
69

91
8
1

87
11
2

88
11
1

93
7

93
6
1

94
4
2

95
3
2

92
7
2

19
48
29
4

100
NA
NA
NA

NA
100
NA
NA

NA
100
NA
NA

NA
NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100
NA

NA
NA
100
NA

NA
NA
NA
100

74

55

84

83

87

87

13

$7,392

$3,980

$6,524

$8,095

$9,385

$11,786

$11,338

$676

500
20
522

241
23
1,121

203
22
566

384
36
358

403
15
251

907
3 -17
309

2,289
3 10
289

361
128

202
217

255
260

285
96

354
27

663
3 20

1,192
32

19
66

217

188

232

263

227

198

167

3 52

250

271

227

194

319

352

376

24

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

72*

(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




182

35

_

233

Table 12. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
EDUCATION OF FAMILY HEAD-Continued
(All families and single consumers, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Education oi family head
High school
Graduate
1 to 3
1 to 3
years
4 years
years

All
families

Elementary
1 to 8
years

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$38.98

$32.67

$40.25

$41.19

$43.06

$44.38

$47.73

$9.73

Food, total......................................................................................................................

36.52

30.79

37.86

38.75

40.01

41.12

44.13

9.33

Item

___ College_________
Graduate
More than
4 years
4 years

No school
or not
reported

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home...........................................................................................................

26.93

25.50

29.74

28.19

27.76

26.87

29.10

6.80

Food aeray from home............................................................................................

9.59

5.30

8.11

10.56

12.26

14.26

15.03

2.53

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.46

1.88

2.39

2.44

3.05

3.26

3.60

.40

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.38

4.66

5.55

5.67

6.44

5.40

6.40

1.27

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

2.85

2.34

2.46

2.07

1.84

3 .82

2.30

2.23

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

6.34

4.33

6.23

7.18

7.42

8.05

7.75

1.35

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.80

2.36

2.92

2.85

3.28

3.51

3.20

.56

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.13

1.12

1.12

1.07

1.43

1.15

1.35

.36

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.52

1.15

1.33

1.69

1.80

2.05

1.98

.17

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.38

1.22

1.11

1.55

1.50

1.69

1.82

.34

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.
v ‘ Not applicable.




183

Table 13. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of one person. Northeast Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

family inqpme tefgtg fo c
gs
Complete reooirtins of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
repotting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

3,817

3,336

2,023

576

424

161

152

480

1.0
$4,757
55.8
NA
.4
.5

1.0
$5,428
56.3
NA
.4
.4

1.0
$2,365
62.0
NA
.6
.3

1.0
$6,333
49.5
NA
.3
.6

1.0
$9,557
44.7
NA
.1
.7

1.0
$13,070
45.6
NA
.2
.8

1.0
$23,121
49.5
NA
.2
1.0

LO
$99
52L5
NA
.3
.5

32
59
9

32
61
8

34
57
9

30
62
8

24
69
7

30
68
2

38
62

31
49
20

91
8
1

91
8
1

90
9
1

91
9
1

92
7
1

88
11
1

94
6

95
4
1

26
40
29
6

28
40
28
4

38
38
18
6

22
47
29
2

5
51
44

2
31
67

4
17
79

15
39
30
16

42

41

26

60

67

73

76

47

$2,824

$3,231

$606

$4,468

$7,612

$10,815

$13,213

139
3 14
720

160
3 16
818

17
3 -1
1.122

82
3 0
524

324
30
237

472
_
163

1.552
358
200

3 41

477
78

542
88

191
144

332
3 2

538
_

1.159
_

5.367
_

3 29
38

178

201

100

326

240

320

832

3 18

327

373

187

598

605

141

1,601

33

SELECTED FAMLY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ...................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
White ..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.............. ..................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

_

-

__

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .......... .................................................................................H
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments .......................................................................................................................Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




184

0

Table 13. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified
by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families of one person, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.
Not applicable




185

Table 14. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families of two perions, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)
Family income before taxes
Complete reportinR of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(tiwu sands)................................................................................................................

All
families

4,860

Under

Total
reporting

$5,000

3,942

964

$5,000

$8,000

$ 12,000

$15,000

to

to

to

$7,999

$11,999

$14,999

and
over

747

862

480

889

Incomplete
reporting
of income

917

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.......................................................................................
A$e of head..................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over.............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................... ............................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years
More than 12 years....................
Not reported and no school......
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

20

$8,671
54.3

$10,580
54.3

$2,781
62.8

$6,427
57.9

.1
.8

$21,729
46.9
(')

.2

.4

.9

1.1

$13,313
49.6
(l)
.3
1.3

$467
54.3

.1
1.0
.6

$9,875
52.0
(*)
.3

1.5

1.0

55
43

62
38

59
41

62
38

59
29

2

1

.1

.1

.5

.5

1.1

1.1

57
39
3

57
42

1

48
48
4

92

92

89

90

91

8
1

8
1

11
1

8
1

8

24
46
26
4

26
47
26

44
36
13

34
52
13

2

6

1

77

77

53

73

84

$6,197

$7,589

$463

$3,312

482
18
811

593
967

38
4 17
1.472

500
75

610
91

101

465

329

4 14

-

.1

-

12

95
5

95
4

92

7
42
50

17
43
26
14

90

94

75

$7,718

$11,138

$16,864

$216

102
4 36

237

2.112
41

1,713

674

300
4 77
557

298

140

400

501

4 20

4 24

1.545
45

48

-

(*)
24
53
23
-

8
1

P)

12
55
32

1

(=*)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wbfes and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income bom own business and
professional practice...................................................... ............................................
Net income bom own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on sawnfs accounts
ino Donas................................... ~................................................................................
Wetter* payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
governmeat pensions, and veterans
paymants ........................................................................................................................
Private pensions end ofmuibes, ebmony.
and othar income........^........................................ ......................................................

22

45

_

30

224

266

144

251

272

384

341

42

363

442

218

534

548

332

564

4 26

Stc footnotes at ond of tabic.




46

186

Table 14. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified'by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families of two persons, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reportine of income
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

$33.97

$34.77

$25.92

$28.64

$35.28

$38.95

$46.76

Incomplete
reporting
of income

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$30.53

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

31.65

32.25

24.52

26.74

32.78

36.06

42.69

29.08

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.12

23.79

20.80

22.20

24.40

27.15

25.98

20.25

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.53

8.46

3.72

4.54

8.39

8.91

16.71

8.83

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.32

2.52

1.40

1.90

2.49

2.89

4.07

1.45

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.32

5.31

6.39

4.43

5.73

4.97

4.68

5.34

2.54

2.55

2.28

3.68

2.46

1.88

2.32

2.54

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................
Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

5.91

6.01

2.75

5.27

6.74

7.29

8.76

5.46

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.52

2.58

2.01

2.29

2.53

2.97

3.27

2.28

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.11

1.19

1.00

1.51

.97

1.30

1.29

.76

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.21

1.24

.65

.89

1.18

1.93

1.88

1.06

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.46

1.46

.83

1.75

1.22

1.77

1.97

1.45

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




187

Table 15. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures Classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families of three persons, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reDortin? of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

2,828

2,258

300

325

575

316

742

570

3.0
$10,541
44.8
.7

3.0
$12,860
44.2

3.0
$6,677
44.0
.9

3.0
$9,915
43.1

3.0
$13,289
44.6

3.0
$1,356
47.5

.2
1.0

.8
.2
1.2

3.0
$21,635
46.3
.5

.1
1.6

.3

1.4

57
42

63
36

76
24

59
27
14
94

All
families

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...........♦
........................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter...
Not reported
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.2

.8
.2

3.0
$3,034
40.6
1.3
.3

1.3

1.3

.6

59
37
4

59
39

45
54

1

33
62
4

1

1

1

92
7

91
7

80
18

91
7

94

1

1

2

93
5

2

93
5

2

1

14
51
31
4

14
52
33

26
51

11

1

26
50
18
5

7
46
47

13
47
26
14

81

83

42

75

90

92

93

73

$8,867

$10,882

$ 1,011

$4,464

$8,379

$11,889

$19,191

$884

454

104
* 45
418

3 264
3 51

243

581

1.100
31

494

627
33
348

3 23

372

563
15
395

249

279

227
173

272
215

35

27
326

140

1,101

107

3 56

3 44

648
34

35

259

312

220

467

282

244

335

46

178

206

100

497

320

3 29

108

3 70

22
1

_

6
13
60
27

_

.6
.2

54
34

(2)

1

.6
1.2

6

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

12

See footnotes at end of table.




188

32

50

Table 15. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES'-Continued
(Ml families of three persons. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

x Value less than 0.5 percent.

3 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




189

Table 16. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of four persons, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete repo[tine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

2,657

2,269

157

194

543

442

933

388

4.0
$ 12,886
40.5

4.0
$14,882
40.0

4.0
$6,657
37.0

4.0
$10,030
37.2

1.6
.1

1.6
.1
1.6

4.0
$2,848
35.5
2.3
(2)

1.8
.1
1.1

1.8
.1

4.0
$13,311
37.7
1.7
(2)

4.0
$22,194
44.1
1.3

4.0
$1,227
43.2
1.5

1.3

1.6

.1
2.0

1.3

46
54

59
40

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.............................................................. ......................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter .........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.5

70
28
3

.6

34

72
28

66

(4)

93

-

93
5

6
2

1

-

72

93
5

21

2

7

11

18

53
34
3

54
35

66
16

12

(4)

-

-

60
25
15

%

91
9

(4)
95
4

8
1

15
73

88
12

77
23
-

91

2

11

.1

2
2

1

14
63
23

11

7
40
53

60
29

1

-

_

_

11
46
26
17

89

91

44

86

90

94

99

76

$11,107

$12,878

$684

$4,468

$8,937

$12,458

$19,181

$763

784
46
191

912
54
205

43
279
83

610
117
550

192

419
53
157

1.775
5 59

5 35

122

110

302

325
135

12

122

1,425

37
216

106
56

178

193

82

284

289

155

179

240

376

153

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




190

-

298

165

641

170

5 10

5 44

91

186

91

5 17

220

5 14

_

Table 16. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES’ -Continued
(All families of four persons. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoortinK of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$49.83

$51.85

$36.49

$47.87

$47.75

$48.40

$59.30

$38.01

Food, total......................................................................................................................

47.12

48.99

34.15

45.38

45.04

45.72

56.10

36.15

35.79

33.78

38.66

27.26

9.25

11.93

17.44

8.89

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home...........................................................................................................

34.71

35.99

30.38

33.25

Food away from home............................................................................................

12.40

13.01

3.77

12.13

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.71

2.86

2.33

2.49

2.71

2.68

3.20

1.86

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

6.09

6.47

3.02

5.50

4.37

5.66

8.87

3.88

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

2.75

2.85

.62

2.58

2.68

2.74

3.43

2.17

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.02

9.53

2.69

8.07

7.10

8.01

13.11

6.08

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.47

3.69

2.39

2.88

3.09

3.63

4.45

2.24

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.31

1.38

.58

.67

1.92

1.13

1.48

.88

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.93

2.02

1.31

1.22

1.67

1.97

2.53

1.40

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.60

1.61

.43

.73

1.11

1.36

2.41

1.51

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.

5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




191

Table 17. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of five persons, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete repoi[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

1,566

1,283

101

95

325

255

507

282

5.0
$12,343
41.3
2.5

5.0
$14,735
41.2
2.5

5.0
$2,797
35.5
3.3

5.0
$6,642
37.9
2.9

5.0
$10,018
40.2

5.0
$13,184
41.2

5.0
$22,430
43.7

.1
1.6

.1

.1

1.7

1.4

.1
1.1

2.6
.1

2.6
.1
1.6

2.2
.1
2.1

5.0
$1,476
41.8
Z4

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

73
23
4

76
24

88
10
1

88
11
1

1

11

68
29
3

59
30

77

78

22
1

21
1

%
4

85

.1
1.2

91

12

8
1

77
23
-

16
79
5
-

-

32

68
-

-

11

55
30
4

36
64

1.3

21

89
9

2
12

7
46
48

60
29
-

-

-

12

13
73
14

63
17
19

10

3

-

16
63

90
-

38
31

_

20

89

92

56

89

91

96

99

73

$10,669

$12,767

$1,041

$4,910

$9,136

$12,205

$19,182

$1,134

61
225
407

333

3 202

2,301

3 40
232

318

269

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

851

1,038

3 -11

3 -14

257

260

_
-523
24

107
183

124
219

9
2,106

68
3 51

114
34

209

30

434

3 18

3 22

236

277

89

533

114

280

371

3 49

52

63

52

67

a 44

3 62

78

See footnotes at end of table.




192

6

-

32

_
241

-

Table 17. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES^Continued
(All families of five persons. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reportinc of income
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

$55.84

$58.98

$40.61

$47.19

$58.48

$54.81

$67.25

$41.61

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................
Food, total.....................................................................................................................

52.84

55.75

39.11

45.84

54.98

52.15

63.21

39.66

Food at home...........................................................................................................

40.16

42.71

33.40

38.15

45.92

39.05

45.19

28.59

Food away from home............................................................................................

12.68

13.04

5.71

7.69

9.06

13.09

18.02

11.07

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

3.00

3.23

1.50

1.36

3.50

2.66

4.04

1.95

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

7.03

7.20

8.97

4.14

9.59

7.86

5.56

6.26

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

2.22

2.25

.03

1.03

4.17

2.74

1.44

2.06

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.94

9.45

4.87

6.74

6.86

12.30

11.08

6.66

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

4.05

4.41

3.06

3.15

4.37

3.80

5.24

2.42

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.35

1.29

.68

.25

1.52

1.47

1.37

1.61

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.47

2.55

.86

1.93

2.55

2.51

3.02

2.13

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.69

1.73

.74

1.22

1.25

1.39

2.49

1.54

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




193

Table 18. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of six persons or more. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete repo[tinsl of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

1,376

1,144

60

150

256

189

490

232

6.9
$12,286
41.9
4.1

6.9
$14,542
41.5
4.1

6.8

7.0
$6,538
40.9
4.7

6.9
$1,139
43.7
4.1

.1
1.6

.7

.1
.8

7.0
$13,479
40.4
4.4
(2)

$21,267
43.3
3.6

.1
1.6

6.9
$9,905
40.0
4.3
(2)

6.8

$2,727
38.1
4.8

1.6

1.6

.1
2.1

1.5

74
23

75
25

36
64

38
62

74
26

88
12

88
12

69
18
13

93

93
5

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter .........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2

.1

-

(4)

-

(4)

88
11
1

62
34
4

20

15
53
29
4

14
55
29

16
65

32
58

10

6

2

9

5

87

89

50

58

$10,343

$12,291

$282

703
5 52
196

836
5 62
233

511
295
183

222
312

257
324

264
193

89

10
1

76
4

93
7

-

85
15

-

12

.2

6
1

2

13
59
27

9
44
46

1

1

19
39
27
15

98

97

96

76

$3,360

$8,456

$11,626

$18,751

$721

700

692

6%

455

208

197
136

1,046
5 33

61
1,581

137

1,337

310

54

230

63

71
16
-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................

1

See footnotes at end of table.




194

-

-

5 49

_

222

5 13

436

100

191
104

5 17

52
256

211

205

439

376

5 40

171

5 107

89

386

59

Table 18. Selected fam ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOM E BEFORE TA X E S 1-C o n tin u e d
(All families of six persons or more, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$62.57

$64.13

$47.73

$49.00

$57.47

$57.52

$76.79

Food, total......................................................................................................................

59.45

60.82

46.68

46.87

55.03

54.84

72.14

52.69

Food at home...........................................................................................................

47.78

48.87

43.06

42.90

46.14

44.09

54.67

42.37

Food away from home............................................................................................

11.67

11.95

3.61

3.97

8.88

10.75

17.47

10.31

1.06

2.13

2.44

2.68

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
$54.85

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

3.12

3.31

4.65

2.16

Natural gas and electricity..............................................?............................................

8.57

9.04

3.61

5.61

8.26

11.02

10.40

6.22

Bottled gas and other fu els................................................. ........................................

2.58

2.94

-

1.48

3.10

5.91

2.52

5 .81

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.90

9.13

3.33

5.16

8.87

11.02

10.46

7.77

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

4.45

4.63

2.85

3.93

3.88

4.38

5.54

3.56

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.59

1.59

.19

.86

1.27

1.58

2.15

1.57

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.21

2.31

1.56

1.77

1.70

2.39

2.87

1.69

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.43

1.46

.41

.80

1.13

1.62

1.90

1.30

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




195

Table 19. Selected fam ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY IN C O M E BEFORE T A X E S 1

(All families witn nead under Zb years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete repo[tine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,099

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

942

351

178

216

88

110

173

2.2

2.2

2.5
$9,363

2.7
$13,190
23.1
.7
(2)
1.3

2.6

$7,906

1.9
$2,862
21.4

2.1

$6,702

$19,426
22.7
.7
(*)
1.4

1.9
$141
21.4
.5
P)
.7

35
62
3

18
65
17

All
families

1.115

Total
reporting

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h ea d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................

22.0
.6
(2)

22.1

.8

.7
(2)

(2)

.8

13
79

PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................... .'....................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned............................................................................................

.9

12

4

82

$6,381
21.9
.5
(2)
.9

.5

8

6
88
10
2

82
15
3

2

3
53
44

7
44
48

51
44
4

.7

1.1

3
90
7

9
87
4

100

89

86
10

88
10
1

22.8
(2)

42
58
85
7
7

11

-

-

88
12

91
9
-

-

_
62
38

68

62
38

1

69

41

80

$6,693

$1,600

$5,567

$8,964

98

91

59

$12,683

$15,550

$77

1.045
_
152

84

$5,667

2

105

1

68

-

38
60

39
42
19

32

-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from awn business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .............. .......................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................

170
-

201
-

281
-

-

56

206
276

243
321

15
741

116
164

48
55

206

244

181

103

212

130

148

215

151

37

196

-

-

47

See footnotes at end of table.




4 45
-

46

35

76

1.698
14

290

697

-

-

_
_

269

4
30

31

Table 19. Selected fa m ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY IN C O M E BEFORE TA X E S 1-C o n tin u e d
(All families with head under 25 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages.................................................................................................

$24.91

$27.05

$19.76

$22.24

$33.43

$37.47

$37.27

$13.28

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

22.79

24.65

17.78

20.25

31.00

32.30

35.17

12.64

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

14.91

16.23

13.58

13.55

18.02

18.77

23.48

7.75

Food away from home......................................................................................................

7.88

8.43

4.20

6.70

12.99

13.54

11.70

4.89
.64

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.13

2.40

1.99

2.00

2.42

5.16

2.09

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

2.46

2.61

1.21

4.43

1.89

2.56

5.60

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

.78

.93

4 .90

1.30

-

3.12

.50

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products....... .............................................................................................................

5.00

5.44

2.39

7.29

7.24

7.20

7.24

2.63

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

1.80

1.95

1.19

1.24

2.36

2.61

4.22

.97

Non prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

.56

.62

.49

.77

.77

.46

.66

.22

1.31

1.45

1.74

2.81

.52

.23

.36

.48

.84

.15

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.25

1.39

.85

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

.29

.31

4 .11

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
# *

4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




197

1.65
-

Table 2 0 . S elected fa m ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY IN C O M E BEFORE TAXES
(All families with head 25 to 34 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoorting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

3,403

2,925

388

422

816

574

725

478

3.3
$10,082
29.2
1.5
(»)

3.3
$11,645
29.2
1.5
0)

2.8
$2,547
28.8
1.5
0)

3.5
$ 10,000
29.1

1.2

1.2

.6

3.0
$6,684
28.4
1.4
(*)
.9

3.6
$13,237
29.4
1.7
(*)
1.4

3.3
$20,000
29.8
1.4
(*)
1.5

3.4
$509
29.5
1.5
0)
.9

41
54
5

43
55

16
82

19
79

61
39

2

2

42
54
3

58
41

2

29
44
27

89

89

83
16

89

10
1

75
23

94

6

1

1

10
1

96
3

86

10
1

1

1

4
48
43
5

4
50
45

6

9
58
31

1

60
28

66

1

6

2

7
35
32
26

80

83

41

75

88

93

95

61

$9,125

$10,562

$957

$5,758

$9,334

$12,567

$18,298

$328

329
-4
46

383
-4
51

27
-38
61

4 166
40
4 28

180

316

982

40
4 26

42
48

41
4 124

153
208

171
228

14
1,277

89
309

102

115

41

4 12

132

149

89

137

164

208

122

4 31

93

106

159

196

153

48

49

4 12

All
families

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h ea d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years
More than 12 years..................
Not reported and no school....
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

1.6
(*)

1.2

-

4
60
36

1

3
44
52

1

-

(:l)

14

33

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




198

426

_

_
4 10
43

4 84

Table 2 0 . Selected fa m ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FA M ILY IN C O M E BEFORE T A X E S -C o n tin u e d
(All families with head 25 to 34 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoortine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$38.77

$41.02

$26.91

$33.88

$40.93

$43.67

$50.73

$25.00

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

36.33

38.35

25.93

32.16

37.99

40.91

46.98

23.99

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

26.22

27.72

22.25

23.34

28.69

28.99

31.10

17.06

Food away from home......................................................................................................

10.11

10.63

3.68

8.82

9.30

11.92

15.88

6.94

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.44

2.67

.98

1.72

2.94

2.76

3.76

1.01

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

5.19

5.49

5.95

3.51

5.89

5.01

6.32

3.35

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

1.77

1.91

4 .12

1.35

2.20

2.50

2.39

4 .96

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

6.78

7.21

2.24

5.69

7.51

8.46

9.42

4.17

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

2.88

3.08

1.98

2.57

3.01

3.23

3.92

1.69

Non prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.04

1.02

.59

.84

1.19

.99

1.18

1.14

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.75

1.84

1.23

1.35

1.51

2.53

2.28

1.21

Personal care services..............................................................................................................

.90

.96

.45

.30

.79

1.05

1.76

.49

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
•'* Value less than 0.5 percent.

4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




199

Table 21. Selected fa m ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY IN C O M E BEFORE TA XES
(All families with head 35 to 44 years. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

f a mj!y_income_bgforg_igxgi
Complete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

2,692

2,238

224

237

541

373

863

454

4.3
$ 11,666
39.6
2.3
(*)
1.4

4.3
$13,895
39.7
2.3
0)
1.4

3.4
$3,111
40.1
1.9
(»)
.4

3.8
$6,528
39.5

4.4
$9,881
39.7
2.4

4.6
$21,453
39.8
2.3

4.4
$665
39.4

.9

1.3

4.4
$13,392
39.2
2.3
0)
1.5

66

67
32

31
65
4

41
57

70
29

73
26

2

1

1

65
29

72
23
5

93
7

90
9

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes
Age of h e a d .......................
Number of children under 18
Number of persons 65 and over
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years
More than 12 years..................
Not reported and no school....
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

30
4

1
86
11
2

87

11
2
10
54
33
3

9
57
34
(*)

2.2

6
22
-

2.2
.1

.1
1.8

1.3

80
-

61
23
16

20
91

91
7

1
12
64
24

8
2

9
63
28

(*)

9
73
17

64

11
2

.1

( l)

4
43
53

14
42
28
16

-

(*)

-

2

83

85

36

66

92

94

96

72

$9,836

$11,737

$1,275

$4,161

$8,624

$12,382

$18,206

$455

918
29
138

1,098
34
156

177

4 478

581

455

4 94

2,110
4 22

148

481

87

4 100
4 78

233
160

267
187

61
1,048

92
594

140
39

162

492

65

4 10

4 20

4 28

179

208

55

271

158

184

272

38

174

208

254

451

251

4 20

184

4 2

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




200

-

-

146

4 29

_

4 48

Table 21. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families with head 35 to 44 years. Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoortine of income
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$50.48

$52.43

$33.48

$37.84

$48.91

$52.52

$63.53

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

47.51

49.33

32.04

36.11

46.25

49.69

59.22

38.57

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

35.55

36.61

25.94

29.68

36.83

37.60

40.72

30.34

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
$40.83

Food away from home............................................... ......................................................

11.96

12.72

6.10

6.42

9.42

12.09

18.50

8.23

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.96

3.10

1.44

1.74

2.67

2.83

4.31

2.27

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

6.54

7.10

2.45

6.42

5.40

7.81

9.26

3.77

Bottled gas and other fu els......................................................................................... ..........

1.96

2.02

4 .27

1.74

2.55

2.69

1.92

1.71

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

7.%

8.29

2.70

5.35

7.21

10.02

10.47

6.32

Housekeeping supplies...............................................................................................................

3.49

3.66

1.65

2.50

3.39

3.56

4.70

2.66

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.09

1.15

.33

.77

1.19

1.10

1.47

.80

Personal care products..............................................................................................................

1.85

1.96

.82

1.46

1.68

1.75

2.65

1.33

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

1.58

1.56

.34

1.24

1.38

1.61

2.06

1.68

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




201

Table 22. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families with head 45 to 54 years. Northeast. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

.Famjjy incpme bgfftr& taxg$
Complete reportine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

3,343

2,697

251

339

550

356

1,200

646

3.4
$12,323
49.6
1.0
.1
1.5

3.4
$14,979
49.6
1.0
.1
1.5

2.2
$2,555
49.6
.7

3.0
$6,502
49.6
1.1
.1
1.0

3.1
$10,011
49.9
.9
.1
1.3

3.7
$13,190
49.5
1.3
.1
1.6

3.9
$22,780
49.4
1.1
.1
2.0

3.3
$1,241
49.5
1.0
.1
1.3

72
26
3

73
26
1

39
57
3

57
39

66
33
1

74
26

86
14

68
22
10

92
7

92
8
1

80
20

89
9
2

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h ea d ...........................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner..........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported.... ....................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

(3)

(')

.7

-

4

_

-

93
7

95
5
1

94
6
1

13
67
20

-

7
45
49

13
45
31
10

93
7
_

14
53
31
2

14
55
30
1

25
57
13
6

25
61
12
1

85

87

51

74

85

94

96

78

$10,416

$12,681

$1,084

$4,253

$8,614

$12,175

$19,503

$967

768
50
237

952
62
265

4 86
4 54
248

363
4 210
544

221
4 31
423

4 433
4 64
147

1,788
4 35
152

337
80

401
94

79
675

88
120

118
4 51

169
4 27

754
4 5

73
4 21

253

304

186

661

255

120

306

41

181

221

143

264

299

56

238

4 14

17
66
17
_

-

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




202

_

4 1
124

Table 22. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families with head 45 to 54 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
________Complete reportimz of income
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages.................................................................................................

$50.30

$51.81

$30.10

$38.28

$45.82

$51.77

$62.92

$44.03

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

47.03

48.43

28.02

35.36

43.20

48.03

58.90

41.22

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

34.00

35.24

22.02

27.55

34.36

35.91

40.39

28.79

Food away from home......................................................................................................

13.04

13.18

5.99

7.81

8.84

12.12

18.51

12.42

Alcoholic beverages...............................................................................................................

3.27

3.38

2.09

2.91

2.61

3.74

4.02

2.81

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

6.09

6.10

4.79

3.63

5.98

6.06

7.13

6.09

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

2.53

2.58

4 1.07

2.26

2.74

3.20

2.74

2.31

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

8.53

8.87

3.91

6.37

6.36

8.50

11.87

7.12

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

3.42

3.61

2.27

2.07

3.09

3.28

4.67

2.63

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.25

1.31

.49

.69

1.27

1.36

1.67

.96

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.98

2.04

1.06

1.12

1.77

2.15

2.59

1.75

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

1.87

1.83

.82

1.17

1.55

1.90

2.33

2.05

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




203

Table 23. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families with head 55 to 64 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

2,994

2,350

523

352

574

285

616

643

2.3
$9,249
59.4
.2
.1
1.1

2.3
$11,516
59.4
.2
.1
1.1

1.4
$2,294
60.4
.1
.1
.4

2.0
$6,509
59.2
.3
O)
.8

2.3
$9,948
59.4
.2
.1
1.1

2.6
$13,329
59.2
.3
0)
1.3

3.0
$22,821
58.7
.2
(*)
1.8

2.4
$967
59.4
.2
.1
1.1

66
29
5

67
31
2

47
45
8

54
45
1

71
28

74
26

85
15

63
22
15

93
6
1

92
7
2

84
14
3

91
7
2

91
7
1

95
5

98
1
1

97
2
1

27
49
19
5

30
50
18
2

42
46
6
6

43
48
8
2

31
54
15

20
53
25
1

16
48
35
1

18
48
20
14

74

74

36

68

82

89

95

75

$7,332

$9,156

$787

$4,946

$7,924

$10,981

$18,962

$671

496
32
377

622
41
456

4 41
4 22
735

4 219
4 47
520

365
4 5
427

767
44
596

1,518
4 104
146

_

406
85

507
104

169
300

128
171

431
4 29

397
4 36

1,130
40

39
4 15

271

327

146

181

343

283

568

67

249

304

95

297

424

265

393

4 50

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h ea d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner..........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

(3)

-

-

-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




204

4 37
86

Table 23. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families with head 55 to 64 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoortine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages.................................................................................................

$37.15

$37.38

$22.13

$30.02

$36.94

$44.20

$51.77

$36.30

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

34.55

34.60

20.74

27.95

33.70

41.12

47.98

34.36

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

25.52

25.88

16.18

22.55

25.86

31.67

33.36

24.19

Food away from home......................................................................................................

9.03

8.72

4.56

5.41

7.83

9.45

14.62

10.16

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.60

2.78

1.39

2.07

3.24

3.08

3.79

1.94

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

5.89

5.90

3.86

5.23

7.71

5.65

6.45

5.87

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

3.25

3.48

1.88

42

2.61

4.39

6.01

2.39

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

6.36

6.43

2.39

4.24

6.39

8.18

10.33

6.09

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

2.61

2.74

1.79

1.87

2.70

3.29

3.83

2.15

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.15

1.23

.93

1.14

1.38

1.37

1.34

.86

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.44

1.43

.69

.80

1.78

1.39

2.10

1.48

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

1.74

1.79

.74

1.32

1.81

2.25

2.72

1.55

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




205

Table 24. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families with head over 65 years. Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoo[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

All
families

Under
$5,000

Total
reporting

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

3,557

3,081

1,867

559

289

165

200

476

1.7
$5,206
72.9
.1
1.3
.6

1.7
$5,876
72.9

1.4
$2,537
73.9

(2
)

(2
)

1.3
.6

1.2
.4

1.9
$6,303
71.6
.1
1.4
.8

2.3
$9,580
70.6
.1
1.4
.9

2.4
$13,407
72.1
.1
1.3
1.0

2.6
$24,299
71.2
.1
1.4
1.4

2.0
$867
73.3
.1
1.4
.9

56
39
5

55
41
5

47
47
7

61
36
3

70
29
1

70
29
1

76
24

63
28
9

95
4

95
4

95
4

96
4

94
6

94
6

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size..............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h ea d ....................................
Number of children under 1 8 .....
Number of persons 65 and over.
Number of vehicles owned...........
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

(4)

(4)

-

(4)

-

-

42
36
16
6

45
35
16
5

50
30
12
7

47
38
13
2

51

49

33

66

77

$1,633

$1,868

$161

$1,336

199
6
1,805

229
7
2,000

5 17
52
1,774

689
63

785
68

249
561

32
47
21

99
1
-

28
42
28
2

95
5
-

18
41
41

27
41
20
12

79

85

63

$4,119

$7,431

$11,446

5 108

59
2,667

269
2,422

317
85
1,940

2,689
13
1,675

5 10
_
545

195
74

732
5 65

991
5 38

1,767
92

5,345
47

68
5 31

278

107

423

493

1,028

536

5 63

642

206

1,071

1,246

748

2,548

5 40

-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm ............
Social security and railroad retirement
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




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Table 24. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES^Continued
(All families with head over 65 years, Northeast, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 19/Z-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Item

All
families

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

$19.53

$27.00

$38.25

$36.94

$53.08

$25.97

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$25.78

$25.75

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

24.45

24.37

18.71

25.08

35.98

35.25

49.46

24.95

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

19.38

19.60

15.56

20.26

28.86

27.24

35.69

17.98

Food away from home......................................................................................................

5.07

4.77

3.14

4.82

7.11

8.01

13.76

6.97

Alcoholic beverages...............................................................................................................

1.33

1.38

.82

1.91

2.27

1.69

3.63

1.02

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

4.51

4.41

3.91

4.00

6.01

5.22

7.31

5.14

Bottled gas and other fu els...................................................................................................

2.50

2.54

2.26

2.47

2.99

1.42

5.53

2.28

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

3.04

2.97

1.51

3.67

5.95

5.41

8.35

3.46

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

2.09

2.07

1.59

2.34

2.78

2.94

4.10

2.25

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.30

1.34

.91

2.23

1.79

1.01

2.56

1.02

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

.77

.78

.51

1.08

.98

1.67

1.48

.72

Personal care services..............................................................................................................

1.28

1.27

.81

2.07

1.30

2.47

2.23

1.38

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




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Page

Table:

Table— Continued
Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures—
Continued
17. By family income before taxes by five-person families . . . . 252
18. By family income before taxes by six or more person
fam ilies..................................................................................... 254
19. By family income before taxes by families with head
under 25 years ....................................................................... 256
20. By family income before taxes by families with head
25 to 34 years ...........................................................................258
21. By family income before taxes by families with head
35 to 44 y e a rs............................................................................. 260
22. By family income before taxes by families with head
45 to 54 years ...........................................................................262
23. By family income before taxes by families with head
55 to 64 years ...........................................................................264
24. By family income before taxes by families with head
65 years and over ...................................................................... 266

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures:
1. By family income before t a x e s ............................................ 210
2. By family size ....................................................................... 220
3. By age of family head ......................................................... 222
4. By race of family head ......................................................... 224
5. By number of earners in the family ................................... 226
6. By type of a r e a ...................................................................... 228
7. By family com position......................................................... 230
8. By deciles of family income before taxes .......................... 232
9. By occupation of family head ............................................ 236
10. By housing tenure ................................................................ 238
11. By population size ............................................................... 240
12. By education of family head .............................................. 242
13. By family income
before taxes by one-person families.. .244
14. By family income
before taxes by two-person families.. .246
15. By family income
before taxes by three-person families. . 248
16. By family income before taxes by four-person families. . .
250




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209

Table 1.
TAXES

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE

(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

19,780

17,757

2,543

1,078

973

954

946

914

2.9
$9,824
47.4

2.9
$10,815
47.2

2.5
$5,399
48.4

2.7
$6,440
45.7

$7,401
45.3

1.0

1.0

.3
1.3

.3
1.3

65
31
4

32
3

92

92

86

8
1

8
1

14

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes
Age of head........................
Number of children under 18
Number of persons 65 and over
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years ..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

66

1.6

2.1

2.1

$1,644
58.7
.3

$3,434
56.8

$4,474
54.1

.6

.6

.8

1.0

.8

.6

.7
.7

.7
.9

.5

.3

.3

1.0

1.1

1.2

53
43
4

55
41
4

52
44
4

54
43
3

60
38

88
10
2

92
7

90
9

89

1

1

93
7
(2)

32
49
18

30
47

1

21
2

.5

45
47

8

1

11
-

2.6

2

20

20

48
29
3

49
29

41
35
17

1

6

40
40
17
3

82

83

38

59

76

84

82

88

$7,575

$8,380

$310

$1,048

$1,727

$2,805

$4,280

$5,077

586
240
547

652
268
588

13
827

105
83
1,397

94
153
1,406

182
204
1,019

186
137
779

275
309
772

398

101

415
107

75
246

195
277

233
266

278
247

395
139

355
61

160

172

83

123

251

236

248

212

217

234

88

207

344

428

277

339

24
51
24

2

19
61

20
(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




210

2

fa mjly .incflme bgforg t&gs
Complete reoo[tine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

1,714

1.914

2.8

3.2
$10,807
41.7

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

2,357

2,412

1,084

868

2,023

3.5
$13,213
41.5
1.4

3.7
$17,156
43.3
1.4

3.9
$22,058
46.0
1.5

4.1
$33,926
46.6

.1

.1
1.8

.1
2.0

3.0
$ 1,121
49.9
.9
.3
1.3

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

$8,897
41.4

1.0
.2

1.2
.1

1.3

1.5

59
39

70
29

2

1

91
9

95
5

(2)

(2)
16
58
26

77

22
1

-

1.6
.1
2.2

86

81
18
(2)

89

93

97

6

2

10
53
37
(2)

95
4

1

(2)

10

9
53
37

45
44

1

(2)

12

(2)

6
(2)

62
26

10

14
(2)

94
(2)

13
58
29

(2)

1.7

92

8
(2)

5
31
64

17
41
29
13

(2)

92

94

97

98

98

98

75

$7,201

$9,182

$11,644

$14,888

$18,339

$23,840

$511

280
226
389

316
269
317

446
268
247

854
317
241

1,315
727
235

5.899
939
408

305
30

249
42

293
32

450
33

890

2.343

199

231

156

149

204

98

56

267

202

127

224

340

400

63

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm.............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




211

38

_

39
_

186
253
43

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comolete reporting of income
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Food and alcoholic beverages, total..............................................................................

$34.14

$34.52

$13.96

$20.60

$22.88

$26.00

$28.01

$29.28

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.12

32.43

13.45

19.65

21.95

24.50

26.88

27.62

Food at home, to ta l.................................................................................................

23.47

23.88

11.11

16.17

18.13

18.64

21.20

20.87

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to tal..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and p as ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread..........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products.................................................

2.81
.69
.32
.15

2.87
.71
.33
.16

1.99
.49

2.12

2.38
.69
.28
.19

.22
2.16

1.02

1.69

2.63
.72
.34
.14
.24
1.91

2.64
.67
.31

.22
2.12

1.43
.41
.17
.09
.15

1.99
.83
.39
.77
.13

2.03
.84
.40
.78
.13

1.89
.85
.32
.71
.09

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to ta l..................................................................
Meat, to ta l....................................
Beef, to tal.................................
Ground b ee f..........................
Roast..........................................................................................................
S teak..........................................................................................................
Other beef .................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Bacon ........................................................................................................
Chops ........................................................................................................
H am ............................................................................................................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork .................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters..............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other
Poultry, to ta l.................................
Fresh and frozen chicken.......
Turkey and other.....................
Finfish and shellfish, total.............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l.........................................................
T u n a...........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.....................................................
Eggs, to ta l.........................................................................................................

9.00
7.08
3.76

9.12
7.18
3.81
1.28

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

1.22
1.03

1.20
.31
2.17
.41
.42
.61
.30
.42
1.15
.29
.72
.14
.90

1.01
1.22

.16
1.55

.95
.49
.17
.30
.07

1.43

1.47
.72
.31
.43
.08

1.59
.73
.28
.59

1.79
.83
.36
.60

.10

.12

4.00
2.91
1.28
.43
.42
.32

6.09
4.55
2.25
.72
.74
.57

6.93
5.21
2.65
.87
.65
.71
.42
1.71
.40
.34
.46

6.73
5.15
2.42

7.61
5.73
2.58
.93
.69
.53
.44
2.08
.40
.32
.61
.28
.48
1.06
.40
.56
.09
.84
.59
.25
.49
.27

7.60
5.85

.22
.12
.10

.21

.68
.30
.46
.07

.30

.11

.22

1.09
.25

1.62
.36
.32
.43

.66

.66

.23
.51
.29

.23
.51
.28

.22
.25
.16

.21
.54

.12
.33
.09
.51
.43
.07
.26
.16

.22

.22

.11

.15
.07
.52

.15
.07
.53

.07
.04
.32

See footnotes at end of table.




.11

.18
1.50

2.20
.42
.41
.62
.31
.43
1.18
.30
.74
.13
.90

212

.57
.30

.22
.10

.22

.86
.64
.72

.20
1.86

.20

.21

.31
.67
.17
.40

.30
.85

.34
.30
.58
.27
.38
.87

.22

.22

.51

.10

.12

.79
.62
.17
.34
.18
.16
.09
.07
.42

.77
.63
.13
.43
.23

.58
.07
.70
.53
.16
.41
.25
.16

.20
.11
.08
.52

.10
.06
.47

.55

.12
.24
1.98

2.88
.95
.77
.94

.22
1.97
.35
.47
.57

.21
.36

1.01
.27
.67
.07
.87
.73
.14
.38
.17
.13
.08
.49

Family income jg fo rB Jara
______________________________________Complete reoo[ting of income____________________________________
$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

Food and alcoholic beverages, total.............................................................................

$31.17

$36.98

Food, total......................................................................................................................

29.02

Food at home, total.................................................................................................

Item

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$41.53

$48.97

$55.62

$62.64

$30.82

34.64

38.93

45.90

51.51

58.51

29.39

21.40

25.58

28.00

32.96

36.54

38.18

19.81

Cereals and bakery products, to ta l..................................................................
Cereals and cereal products, to ta l..............................................................
Ready-to-eat and cooked cereal...............................................................
Other cereal products and pas ta............................................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes...............................................................
Bakery products, total.....................................................................................
Bakery products, excluding frozen
and refrigerated, to ta l...........................................................................
Bread.........................................................................................................
Crackers....................................................................................................
Other bakery products.............................................................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products................. ...............................

2.55
.60
.29
.14
.17
1.95

2.98
.74
.36
.15

3.43
.82
.42
.17
.23
2.60

3.78

4.17
1.06
.50
.26
.30
3.11

4.68
1.06
.52
.26
.28
3.62

2.29
.49

.40
.19
.28
2.92

1.86

2.12

.78
.35
.73
.09

.91
.43
.78
.13

2.45
.93
.50

2.73
1.06
.55

1.12

.15

.19

.21

3.37
1.15
.72
1.50
.25

1.69
.70
.33

1.02

2.90
1.14
.58
1.18

Meat, poultry, fish and eggs, to tal..................................................................
Meat, to ta l........................................................................................................
Beef, to tal.....................................................................................................
Ground beef..............................................................................................
Roast.........................................................................................................
S teak.........................................................................................................
Other beef.................................................................................................
Pork, to ta l............................................................. .......................................
Bacon...................................................................... .................................
Chops........................................................................................................
Ham ............................................... ........................................ ...................
Sausage .....................................................................................................
Other pork.................................................................................................
Other meats, total.......................................................................................
Frankfurters...............................................................................................
Lunch meats and cold cuts..................................................................
Lamb, organ meats and other.............................................................
Poultry, to ta l.....................................................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken...........................................................................
Turkey and other..........................................................................................
Finfish and shellfish, to tal............................................................................
Fresh and frozen finfish and shellfish...................................................
Canned finfish and shellfish, to ta l.........................................................
T u n a...........................................................................................................
Other canned finfish and shellfish.... ................................................
Eggs, to ta l........................................................................................................

7.80
6.06
2.89
1.19
.64
.90
.16
2.05
.37
.36
.57
.34
.41

9.62
7.55
3.77
1.50
.97
1.08

10.78
8.72
4.78
1.85
1.25
1.34
.34
2.49
.41
.46
.71
.37

13.13
10.75
6.26
1.71
1.61
2.39
.55
2.91
.52

14.74
11.91

14.95
11.74
6.93
1.81
1.55
3.20
.37
3.01
.43
.49
.94
.50
.65
1.79
.42
1.19
.19
1.42

8.00
6.21

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

1.12
.29
.72

.11
.83
.67
.16
.41

.21
.20
.16
.04
.49

.22
2.24

.21
2.45
.65
.46

.55
.39
.42
1.33
.32

.86
.16
1.04
.74
.30
.46
.26

.20
.14
.06
.57

See footnotes at end of table.




213

.55
1.45
.39
.91
.15
.90
.64
.26
.61
.33
.28

.86

.55
.96
.38
.50
1.58
.42

1.01
.15
1.08
.77
.31
.63
.32
.31

.20

.22

.07
.55

.09
.67

6.86
2.29
2 .2 3

1.93
.41
3.24
.56
.69
.93
.43
.63
1.80
.34
1.13
.33
1.27
.89
.39
.85
.50
.35
.23

.86
.56
.99
.64
.35
.23

.11

.12

.71

.80

.22
.10
.18
1.80

.66
.11

3.36
.69
1.18

1.11
.38
1.94
.34
.47
.48
.24
.41
.91
.19
.57
.16
.89
.64
.25
.50
.31
.19

.11
.08
.40

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
_________ Comelete reporting of income_______
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

$1.57
.94
.65
.26
.04
.63

$2.21
1.41

$2.76
1.70

1.01

1.21

.33
.06
.80

.10

$2.63
1.53
1.04
.43
.06

$2.94
1.83
1.29
.49
.05

1.10

1.10

$2.89
1.72
1.07
.58
.06
1.17

.10

.11

.19

.26

.11
.21
.11

.14
.36
.18
.30

.18
.29
.16
.35
.13

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)
Dairy products, to ta l...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk....................................................................................................
Other m ilk.....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other dairy products, to tal.............................................................................
Butter.............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese.................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other...............................................................................................................

$3.28
1.96
1.24
.64
.08
1.32
.16
.45

$3.34

.21

.21

.12

.36
.13

.37
.14

.14
.08

Fruits and vegetables, total...............................................................................
Fresh fruits.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables...............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, to tal........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices................................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

3.21
.95
1.40
.67
.18
.29

3.25
.87
.96
1.42
.67
.18
.29

.20

.20

.74
.18

.75
.18

1.69
.47
.52
.70
.35
.06
.16
.13
.35
.08

.56

.57

.28

.45

.46

Other food at home, total..................................................................................

5.17

5.32

2.41

3.35

3.69

Sugar and other sweets, to tal......................................................................
Sugar .............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g um ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets............................................................................

.75
.19
!37
.19

.77

.36

.57

.20

.12

.38
.19

.14

.51
.17
.23

.10

.11

.14

.64
.19
.30
.15

.28
.17

.54
.18
.23

.57
.18
.25
.15

.67
.23
.28
.16

1.30
.44
.23
.42
.06
.14

1.65
.62
.27
.50
.06
.19

Fats and oils, to tal.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings...............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................
Non alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, to tal..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding diet....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee.............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

.86

2.00
1.28
.64
.08
1.34
.16
.45

1.06
.14
.33

.21
.23
.14
2.64
.74
.77

2.68
.68

1.12

1.22

.11

.10

.54

.62

.52

4.22

4.79

4.92

.67

.66

.21

.19
.28
.19

.26
.19
.57

.23

.51

.30
.14

.31
.15

.15
.07

.20
.20
.11

.12

1.73
.62
.33
.50
.07

1.78
.65
.33
.52
.08

.82
.24

1.13
.31

1.31
.36

.12

.21

.21

.20

.21

.34
.04
.07

.43
.05
.14

.50
.09
.15

214

.16

.55

.35

.12

.21

.79

.12

.12

.40
.18
.35

2.81
.67
.89
1.25
.57

.10

.22
.21

.12

3.25
.80
.90
1.54
.71
.18
.33
.19
.83

.56

.68
.22

.65

.12

2.53
.75
.72
1.06
.50
.09
.24
.17
.56

.21

See footnotes at end of table.




.39

.20
.67
.13

.11
.29
.17

.68

.61

.22
.24
.14

1.70
.60
.34
.49
.07

.21

Family income before taxes

____ Complete reporting of income_______
$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

Dairy products, to tal...........................................................................................
Fresh milk and cream, to tal.........................................................................
Whole m ilk ...................................................................................................
Other m ilk....................................................................................................
Cream, half and h a lf.................................................................................
Other daily products, to tal............................................................................
Butter............................................................................................................
American and other solid cheese............................................................
Cottage and other soft cheese................................................................
Ice cream and ice cream products.........................................................
Other..............................................................................................................

$3.09
1.97
1.25

$3.67
2.23
1.48

Fruits and vegetables, to tal..............................................................................
Fresh fru its.......................................................................................................
Fresh vegetables..............................................................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables, total........................................................
Processed fruits, total.................................................................................
Frozen fruits and fruit juices...............................................................
Canned and dried fruits........................................................................
Canned and bottled fruit juices..........................................................
Processed vegetables, to ta l.......................................................................
Frozen vegetables....................................................................................
Canned and dried vegetables and
vegetable juices...................................................................................

2.78
.73
.83

.55

.67

.64

Other food at home, to tal..................................................................................

5.18

5.90

6.35

Sugar and other sweets, to tal.................. ...................................................
Sugar.............................................................................................................
Candy and chewing g u m ..........................................................................
Other sugar and sweets.............................................................................

.71

.85

.93

.98

.20

.20

.22

.20

.36
.16

.45

.20

.46
.26

.52
.26

.63

.73
.25
.30
.18

.72
.23
.33
.17

1.92
.74
.35
.54
.09

2.11

Item

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$4.61
2.73
1.71
.92

$4.94
2.83
1.69

$5.05
2.80
1.65

1.00

1.00

.10
1.88

.14

.16
2.25
.34

.42
.14

$3.85
2.30
1.37
.85
.07
1.55
.19
.53
.24
.44
.15

3.42
.84
.99
1.59
.72
.19
.32

3.61
.96
1.08
1.56
.71
.19
.30

4.22
1.17
1.24
1.80
.85
.24
.37
.23
.95
.26

Incomplete
reporting
of income

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

Fats and oils, total.........................................................................................
Margarine......................................................................................................
Shortening and salad dressings..............................................................
Other, including peanut butter.................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages, excluding
juices, total..........................................................................................
Cola, excluding d ie t....................................................................................
Other carbonated drinks.............................................................................
Coffee............................................................................................................
Tea..................................................................................................................
Other non-alcoholic beverages...................................................................

.66

.68

.06

.07
1.44
.16
.52

1.12
.12
.39
.18
.32

.20

.11

1.21
.53
.13
.25
.15

.21

.21

.68

.87

.85

.13

.20

.21

.20
.29
.14

1.69
.69
.28
.46
.08
.18

.21

See footnotes at end of table.




215

.81
.41
.57
.08
.25

.19
.67
.30
.52

2.11
.22
.80
.37
.59
.14

.68

$2.76
1.64
.93
.63
.08

1.11
.15
.41

.34
.64
.25

.20

1.08
.38
.38
.31
1.03
.30

5.45
1.64
1.55
2.26
1.14
.39
.42
.32
1.13
.34

2.92
.80
.85
1.27
.64
.16
.28

.69

.73

.78

.45

7.22

7.89

8.04

3.84

1.16
.27
.63
.26

1.27
.27
.67
.33

.60
.16
.30
.14

.91
.26
.46
.19

1.02

.96
.28
.50
.19

.47
.16

2.49
.93
.49
.64

2.66
1.02

2.63

.57
.70

.52
.65

1.23
.38
.28
.40
.05
.13

.20

4.79
1.25
1.43

2.11

.30
.51

.20

1.00

.10

.10

.10

.32

.26

.36

.27
.08

.20
.62
.17

.22
.09

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Comelete reporting of income
All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$2.04
.34
.23
.57
.40
.50

$2.09
.34
.24
.59
.41
.51

$0.88
.16

$1.19

$1.27

.21

.20

$1.70
.23

.10

.17
.34
.16
.30

.15
.35

$1.80
.30
.23
.58
.25
.45

$1.96
.33
.18
.64
.36
.44

Food away from home, total..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to ta l.....................................................
Snacks ................................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

8.65
7.02
1.63
1.18
.46

8.55
6.83
1.71
1.23
.48

2.34
1.87
.47
.33
.13

5.86
4.63
1.23
.99
.24

5.68
4.48

6.75
5.24
1.51
1.13
.38

Alcoholic beverages, to ta l...........................................................................................
At home, to ta l..........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
Wine........................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to ta l...........................................................................................

2.02

2.08
1.57
.81
.18
.58
.51

.52
.40
.23
.04
.13

.95
.72
.47
.05

.93
.76
.51

1.13
.92
.52

.20

.12

.23

.14
.17

1.50
1.28
.71
.09
.47

.22

.21

1.67
1.25
.81
.19
.25
.42

.82
.69
.13

1.54
1.35

1.63
1.40

2.26
2.04

.20

2.40
2.19

.22

1.75
1.60
.15

.22

.21

1.07
.55
.16
.07
.03
.15
.08
3 .07
.51

1.43
.71
.18

1.51
.84
.25

1.84
1.03
.23
.16
.16
.30
.19

2.08
1.18
.37
.17
.07
.32

2.38
1.28
.27
.19
.08
.49
.14

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

1.53
.79
.18
.57
.48

.29
.13

.20

3.48

2.86
.62
.49
.13

.20
.56
.27
.45

.21
.35
3.81
2.95

.86
.67
.19

.12

1.20
.86
.34

.11
.29

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES
Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.13
1.93

2.20

.20

.21

Personal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, total.................................................................................
Products for the h a ir..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products...........................................................................
Other toilet products...........................................................................................
Electric personal care appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, total..................................................................................
Men’s haircuts......................................................................................................
Women's haircuts, shampoo and s e t...............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.73
1.43
.39
.17

2.74
1.46
.40
.18

.10

.10

.43
.24

.43
.24

.10

.11

1.30
.26
.62
.43

1.29
.26
.61
.42

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines..........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances.........................................................................

1.21

1.22

.16
.15
.08
.09
.73

.16
.15
.08
.09
.73

1.99

See footnotes at end of table.




216

.11

.10

.05
.25

.07
.28

.11
3 .02

.12
3 .02

.23
.18

.72
.15
.37
.19

.67
.15
.34
.18

.54
.08
.09
.06
.07
.24

.83
.13
.15
.04
.18
.32

.97
.09
.15
.07
.13
.54

.10

-

.21
3 .04

.81
.15
.42
.23

.90
.17
.51

.75

1.01
.11

.22
.15
.06
.09
.24

.22

.13

.10
.08
.60

3 .12
1.10
.21
.47
.42

.88
.08
.13
.04
.06
.57

Fam incom .MflfgJaxes
ily
e

Complete reoortine of income
$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

Miscellaneous prepared foods, condiments
and seasonings, to ta l........................................................................
Frozen prepared foods.................................................................................
Canned and packaged soup.....................................................................
Other canned and packaged prepared foods........................................
Potato chips, nuts and other snacks......................................................
Condiments and seasonings......................................................................

$2.14
.33
.28
.67
.40
.46

$2.40
.40
.27
.72
.45
.56

Food away from home, to tal..................................................................................
Meals at restaurants, carryouts and other.....................................................
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, to tal.....................................................
Snacks ...............................................................................................................
Non-alcoholic beverages..................................................................................

7.62
5.85
1.77
1.27
.51

Alcoholic beverages, total..........................................................................................
At home, to ta l..........................................................................................................
Beer and a le ........................................................................................................
Wine.......................................................................................................................
Other.......................................................................................................................
Away from home, to tal...........................................................................................

Item

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$2.59
.38
.30
.74
.55
.62

$2.84
.48
.26
.73
.64
.74

$3.06
.41
.36
.72
.72
.84

$3.17

9.06
6.92
2.14
1.57
.57

10.93
8.74
2.19
1.57
.62

12.94
10.31
2.63
1.79
.84

14.97
12.26
2.71
1.89
.82

20.33
17.49
2.84

2.16
1.46

2.34

2.59

1.68

2.00

.86

.97
.15
.56

.98
.17
.85
.59

3.07
2.28
1.17
.26
.85
.78

4.11
2.95
1.35
.35
1.25
1.15

4.13
3.45
1.16
.67
1.62
.67

2.83
2.58
.25

2.69
2.44
.25

2.65
2.43
.23

2.54
2.23
.31

1.54
1.37
.17

4.17
2.16
.61
.25

5.50
2.89
.70
.27

2.62

.45
.35
2.61
.52
1.25
.83

.21
3 .04

.47
.93
.61

4.80
2.16
.55
.26
.17
.56
.45
3 .17
2.64
.42
1.28
.94

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES (continued)

.15
.45
.70

.66

.66
.37

.68
.65
.83

2.12
.72

$1.54
.28
.15
.41
.31
.40
9.58

8.68
.89
.65
.24
1.44

1.20
.60
.15
.45
.24

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES
Tobacco and smoking supplies, total.......................................................................
Cigarettes...................................................................................................................
Other tobacco and smoking supplies...................................................................

2.53
2.39
.13

2.66

Rtfsonal care, total......................................................................................................
Personal care products, to tal.................................................................................
Products for the hair..........................................................................................
Dental products....................................................................................................
Shaving products..................................................................................................
Cosmetics and bath products............................................................................
Other toilet products...........................................................................................
Electric personal cate appliances.....................................................................
Personal care services, to tal..................................................................................
Men's haircuts......................................................................................................
Women’s haircuts, shampoo and s e t..............................................................
Other personal care services..............................................................................

2.77
1.47
.39
.17

2.59
1.41
.38
.17
.08
.42
.27
3 .09
1.18
.25
.51
.42

3.13
1.84
.56

Non-prescription drugs, medical supplies, to ta l.....................................................
Vitamins.....................................................................................................................
Aspirin and antacids...............................................................................................
Cold medicines.........................................................................................................
Other non-prescription drugs..................................................................................
Medical supplies and appliances..........................................................................

.87
.13
.14

1.50

1.56
.17
.13

1.48
.24
.16

2.36
.30
.15

2.06
.24
.14

1.09
.15

.10
.12

.10

.10

.10

.08
.91

.07
1.73

.06
1.53

.07
.06
.70

2.43
.23

.12
.40

.22
.17
1.29
.19
.61
.49

.20
.25
.09
.09
.87

.10
.08
.41

See footnotes at end of table.




217

.22
.14
.48
.31
.13
1.29
.32
.60
.36

1.04

.12
.67
.36
.14

2.01

.10
1.02

1.20
.34
.16
.08
.37
1.42
.19
.70
.53

.11

Table 1. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY INCOME BEFORE
TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers. North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

_ Family income before taxes
_
_________ Comolete reporting of income
Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$3,000

$3,000
to
$3,999

$4,000
to
$4,999

$5,000
to
$5,999

$ 6,000
to
$6,999

$7,000
to
$7,999

$2.68
.55
.36
.19
.44
.17
.26
.37
.43
.42
.46

$2.71
.56
.37
.19
.45
.18
.27
.37
.43
.42
.47

$ 1.12
.25
.16
.09
.19
.09

$1.56
.33
.24
.09
.30
.09

$1.85
.43
.30

$1.79
.40
.29

.12

.11
.32
.13
.19
.29
.28

$2.09
.56
.39
.18
.44
.15
.29
.29

.29

$2.38
.55
.38
.17
.41
.15
.26
.28
.28
.47
.39

6.54
5.32
2.60
2.72

7.47
5.26
1.84
3.42

1.22
3 .58
3 .48
3 .15

2.21

7.25
6.56
2.96
3.60
.69
3 .54
3 .15

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)
Housekeeping supplies, to tal......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to ta l...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, to tal...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other cleaning supplies......................................................................................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards...............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................
Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, to tal........................................................................................
Piped and natural g a s .......................................................................................
Electricity................................................................................................................
Fuels, total.................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene.........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g a s .........................................................................................
Other fuels.............................................................................................................
Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products, to ta l............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

.21
.29
5.94
4.65
2.58
2.06
1.30
.63
3 .65

6.03
5.13
2.49
2.64
.91
.72
3 .17

.10

.20

.18

.24
.19

.20

7.08
5.93
2.45
3.47
1.15
.67
.37

7.27
6.07
2.52
3.55

4.35
3.27
1.59

1.20

.11

.12

1.08
.54
.26
.28

7.04
6.87
.17

7.20
7.02
.17

1.87
1.81
.06

.70
.38

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




.13
.17

.32
.14
.18
.30
.28
.24
.29

218

1.68

3 .02

3 .01

3.25
2.96
.30

3.96
3.81
.15

.21

4.85
4.75

.10

.65
1.54

.20
.22
.37

3 .02

3 .00

6.03
5.84
.19

6.51
6.38
.14

Family inwrog fc fprg taxes

Complete reportin« of income
$8,000
to
$9,999

$ 10,000
to
$11,999

Housekeeping supplies, to tal......................................................................................
Laundry supplies, to tal...........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other laundry supplies........................................................................................
Cleaning supplies, total..........................................................................................
Soaps and detergents.........................................................................................
Other cleaning supplies......................................................................................
Paper towels, napkins and tissues......................................................................
Stationery supplies and greeting cards..............................................................
Lawn and garden supplies.....................................................................................
Miscellaneous household products........................................................................

$2.26
.54
.36
.17
.45
.18
.27
.31
.34
.23
.39

$2.64
.61
.41

Gas, electricity, and fuels, to tal................................................................................
Gas and electricity, total........................................................................................
Piped and natural g as.......................................................................................
Electricity...............................................................................................................
fuels, total................................................................................................................
Fuel oil and kerosene.........................................................................................
Bottled and tank g as.........................................................................................
Other fuels............................................................................................................

6.44
5.22
2.05
3.17
1.23
.59
3 .46
.18

7.78
6.62
2.45
4.17
1.17
.98
3 .13
.06

8.37
7.14
2.59
4.55
1.23
.83
.31
.09

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products, to tal.............................................................................................
Gasoline......................................................................................................................
Motor oil, coolant and other fluids......................................................................

7.45
7.28
.17

8.69
8.51
.18

8.61
8.44
.18

Item

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$15,000
to
$19,999

$20,000
to
$24,999

$25,000
and
over

$4.14
.74
.49
.25

$4.28
.89
.51
.38
.63
.25
.38
.65
.90
.53
.69

$5.22
.84
.53
.31
.73
.25
.48
.63
.94
1.18
.90

$2.40
.49
.30

9.51
8.56
3.60
4.%
.96

10.27
9.00
3.47
5.53
1.26
3 .97

5.43
4.73
1.90
2.83
.70
.41
3 .23
.06

SELECTED NON-FOOD EXPENDITURES (continued)




.20
.45
.18
.27
.36
.40
.30
.51

$3.33

.68
.42
.25
.52
.19
.33
.44
.47

.66
.56

.66
.28
.39
.56
.71
.72
.75

8.68
7.40
3.03
4.36
1.28

.68
.47
.13

.66
3 .24
.06

10.94

11.11

10.68

10.93
.19

.27

.20
.32
.15
.17
.32
.42
.44
.40

3 .10
.20
12.95
12.76
.19

5.62
5.53

.10

«*

219

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE

(All families and single consumers. North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families

1 person

Number of families in universe
(thousands)...................................................................................................................

19.780

4.750

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

5.585

3.073

2,872

1,741

1,759

1.0

2.0

$4,873
53.6
(•)
.4

$9,440
53.3

3.0
$11,140
42.3

4.0
$12,499
39.3
1.7

5.0
$13,582
39.8

6.9
$14,029
41.8
4.3
(*)

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head....................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
White...................................................................................... ....................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.9
$9,824
47.4

1.0
.3
1.3

.6

.1
.5
1.3

.8
.2
1.6

.1

2.6
(l)

1.7

1.8

1.8

65
31
4

42
48

68

68

30

30

76
23

82
17

10

2

2

1

1

92

90
9

93
7

91

92
7

94

27
46
25

15
54
29

10

11

48
29
3

26
40
29
5

54
35

54
33

16
51
32

2

2

1

1

1

82

55

87

91

94

94

91

$7,575

$3,095

$6,716

$9,218

$10,727

$10,840

$11,154

586
240
547

222
87
670

355
329
987

427
233
341

752
190
177

1,367
3%
143

1,536
315
177

406
43

487
64

421
89

298
%

382
147

236
353

8
1

(3)

20

(3)

8
1

<*)

6
1

79

20
1
91
9

1

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.................................................................................. ....................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation.
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income..........................................................................................................

398

101
160

128

191

200

123

161

138

217

222

310

210

136

146

119

See footnotes at end of table.




220

Table 2.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY SIZE—Continued

(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family size
Item

All
families

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6 persons
or more

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$34.14

$16.12

$28.42

$36.97

$45.08

$52.20

$60.25

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.12

14.49

26.70

34.70

42.83

49.39

57.84

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.47

8.69

19.53

25.33

31.71

37.13

45.64

9.37

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.65

5.80

7.17

11.12

12.26

12.20

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.02

1.63

1.72

2.27

2.25

2.81

2.40

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.93

3.02

5.40

6.79

7.31

8.35

9.33

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.15

.94

1.18

1.48

1.13

1.07

1.17

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.04

3.39

6.32

8.41

9.31

9.48

10.64

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.68

1.09

2.29

3.12

3.57

4.26

4.39

1.25

1.45

1.99

1.69

t

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.21

.65

1.14

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.43

.76

1.18

1.55

1.85

2.22

2.36

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.30

.79

1.43

1.32

1.54

1.63

1.51

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.




221

Table 3.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by AGE OF FAMILY HEAD

(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

25 34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

19,780

1,951

4,066

3,039

3,557

3,138

4,030

2.9
$9,824
47.4

2.0
$6,374

3.4
$11,288
29.1

4.4
$13,111
39.5
2.4
(*)

3.5
$12,581
49.4

2.3
$9,807
59.4
.3

.1

1.7
$5,119
73.4
(')
1.3

1.6

1.6

1.3

.8

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 18
Number of persons 65 and over
Number of vehicles owned .
PERCENT8
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

21.6
.5

1.6

1.0

(*)
1.4

65
31
4

17
72

56
42

11

92

87

8
1

12

1.0
.3
1.3

(»)

1.2
(l)

76

2

22
2

78
18
4

71
26
4

90
9

90
9

93
7

93
7

95
5

1

(;1
)

76

22
2

1

4
48
47

10
54
34

18
55
25

2

2

20

2

48
29
3

56
40
3

82

78

90

$7,575

$5,727

586
240
547

102
22

398

P)

P)

P)

2

28
49
19
4

49
32
15
4

91

88

85

61

$9,825

$11,064

$10,366

$7,189

$1,406

686

51

159
56

1,053
178
119

847
315
186

515
475
461

194
227
1.988

101

45
154

171
125

332
156

444
91

601
40

650
65

160

101

129

93

195

227

188

217

172

137

117

137

299

401

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




222

Table 3.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by AGE OF FAMILY HEAD

(All families and single consumers. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Item

Age of family head

All
families
Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

$34.14

$21.84

$36.21

$49.11

$43.50

$31.97

$20.13

Food, total ......................................................................................................................

32.12

20.03

33.85

46.28

40.99

30.12

19.28

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.47

12.83

23.76

34.05

29.49

22.60

15.70

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.65

7.20

10.09

12.23

11.50

7.52

3.58

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.02

1.80

2.37

2.83

2.52

1.85

.85

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.93

2.80

5.41

7.94

7.66

6.15

4.76

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.15

.57

.89

.80

1.28

1.49

1.60

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.04

5.68

8.26

9.05

9.07

7.00

3.17

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.68

1.44

2.79

3.99

3.31

2.60

1.67

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.21

.50

.98

1.66

1.70

1.31

.93

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.43

1.18

1.55

2.11

1.96

1.14

.68

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.30

.37

.90

1.62

1.93

1.67

1.07

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
* Value less than 0.5 percent.




223




Table 4. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE
OF FAMILY HEAD1
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Black

19,780

18,146

1,535

100

2.9
$9,824
47.4

2.9
$10,028
47.9

2.8
$7,509
42.4

3.4
$8,300
35.8

1.2
.2
.8

1.6
.1
.8

40
55

25
75

Other

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of head ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter....................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite.....................................................................................................................................
Black .....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported...........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years........................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school.............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.............................................................................................

1.0

1.0

.3
1.3

.3
1.4

65
31
4

68

92

100

8
1

29
3

_

100

NA
NA

6

NA
NA

NA
NA

100

20

20

48
29
3

48
30

22

2

5

82

84

59

58

$7,575

$7,696

$6,176

$7,160

586
240
547

631
261
561

94
* 13
382

398

101

419
67

170
475

63
457

160

165

105

159

217

228

93

50

23
50

17
31
53
_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments...................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income....................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

224

_

410




Table 4. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by RACE
OF FAMILY HEAD1
—Continued
(AH families and single consumers. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-iune 1974)

Race of family head

All
families

Item

White

Black

Other

$34.58

$29.22

$29.68

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages...................................................................................................

$34.14

Food, total ............... ...............................................................................................................

32.12

32.52

27.61

29.10

Food at home......................................................................................................................

23.47

23.58

22.32

20.98

Food away from home.......................................................................................................

8.65

8.94

5.29

8.12

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.02

2.06

1.61

.58

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

5.93

5.95

5.69

5.21

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

1.15

1.25

.13

.02

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products......................................................................................................................

7.04

7.17

5.53

5.01

Housekeeping supplies...............................................................................................................

2.68

2.74

1.94

3.47

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies.....................................................................................................................

1.21

1.24

.77

2.02

Personal care products..............................................................................................................

1.43

1.44

1.34

1.75

Personal care services...............................................................................................................

1.30

1.33

.98

.21

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
* Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- Kb data reported.
XA Not applicable.

225

Table 5.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY

(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

All
families

Single consumers

Families of two or more persons

None

Number of families in universe
(thousands).......................................................................................................................

19,780

1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

1,822

2,928

15,030

1,564

5,568

5,831

2,067

2.5
$4,043
62.6
.7

3.4
$9,901
44.1
1.4

3.3
$13,029
41.3

5.1
$16,332
48.1

1.1
.8

.2

1.2
.1

1.4

1.7

2.0
.1
2.2

63
34
3

73
26

70
29

2

1

11
2

93
7

95
5

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size..........................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.............................................................................................
Age of head........................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 .........................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over....................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..............................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner......................................................................................................................
Renter..............................................................................................................................
Not reported....................................................................................................................
Race of head
W iite................................................................................................................................
Black................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported......................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years ..................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..............................................................................
More than 12 years......................................................................................................
Not reported and no school........................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned.........................................................................................

1.0

1.0

$2,571
70.6
NA

$6,305
43.1
NA

.3
1.3

.8
.4

.2
.8

3.5
$11,389
45.5
1.3
.3
1.5

65
31
4

55
37

34
55

73
26

8

11

2

92

92
7
(2)

89

92
7

86

1

1

44
31
16

18
51
29

2

49
39
9
3

16
52
30

8

14
45
37
4

33

68

90

64

$5,021

$8,991

361
141
250

701
289
508

$2,167

301
7

396
119

2.9
$9,824
47.4

1.0

8
1
20
48
29
3
82

10
1

13

93
7
(2)

(2)

87

(*)

13
51
34

16
53
29

2

1

2

91

95

96

$7,300

$11,168

$14,210

848
357
481

693
288
1%

860
326

546
500

418

102

339
51

383
67

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...............................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice.........................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.............................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds...........................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...............................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.............................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...............................................................................................................

$7,575

_

586
240
547

1,344

398

574

101

101

3 $0

200

160

209

78

170

282

162

158

144

217

343

147

215

550

231

136

141

See footnotes at end of table.




-

226

Table 5.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by NUMBER OF EARNERS IN FAMILY—Continued

(Ml families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Number of earners
Item

All
families

Single consumers

Families of two or more persons

None

1

Total

None

1

2

3 or more

$39.83

$24.75

$36.16

$40.61

$58.95

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.............................................................................................

$34.14

$11.78

$18.83

Food, total...........................................................................................................................

32.12

11.29

16.49

37.69

23.64

34.28

38.14

56.27

Food at hom e................................................................................................................

23.47

9.21

8.37

28.14

21.03

26.32

27.06

41.45
14.82

Food away from hom e.................................................................................................

8.65

2.08

8.12

9.55

2.61

7.%

11.08

Alcoholic beverages...........................................................................................................

2.02

.49

2.34

2.14

1.11

1.88

2.47

2.68

Natural gas and electricity..................................................................................................

5.93

3.57

2.69

6.85

5.27

6.78

6.80

8.37

Bottled gas and other fuels................................................................................................

1.15

1.35

.69

1.22

1.19

1.08

1.27

1.46

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products.................................................................................................................

7.04

1.19

4.76

8.19

3.27

7.27

9.00

12.11

Housekeeping supplies.........................................................................................................

2.68

1.01

1.14

3.18

2.08

3.25

3.10

4.04

Non-prescription drugs and
medrcal supplies................................................................................................................

1.21

.50

.74

1.38

.91

1.23

1.52

1.78

Personal care products........................................................................................................

1.43

.38

.99

1.65

.75

1.44

1.74

2.61

Personal care services.........................................................................................................

1.30

.75

.82

1.46

.96

1.30

1.53

2.07

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.
' A Not applicable.




227

Table 6.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP

(All families and single consumers. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)
TvDe of area

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Outside SMSA

Total
inside
SMSA

l l

Item

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
city

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

19.780

13,168

11,658

6.179

5,479

1,510

6,612

2,%9

3,643

2.9
$9,824
47.4
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$10,256
46.6
1.0
.3
1.3

2.8
$10,098
46.7
1.0
.3
1.2

2.6
$8,893
46.4
.9
.3
1.0

3.1
$11,457
47.1
1.1
.3
1.5

3.5
$11,482
45.4
1.4
.2
1.9

2.9
$8,%3
49.2
1.0
.3
1.4

2.7
$8,822
47.2
.9
.3
1.3

3.0
$9,079
50.8
1.0
.4
1.5

65
31
4

62
34
4

60
36
4

50
45
5

71
26
3

81
17
2

71
26
3

62
34
5

79
19
2

92
8
1

88
11
1

87
12
1

78
20
1

96
3

99
1

99
1

97
2

100
(2)
(2)

17
48
32
3

17
47
32
3

20
48
29
3

20
46
30
4

14
48
35
2

19
53
25
2

25
48
25
2

22
45
31
2

29
50
19
2

82

80

79

69

89

93

85

81

88

$7,575

$8,229

$8,092

$7,025

$9,2%

$9,281

$6,274

$6,705

$5,922

586
240
547

541
59
517

536
12
539

442
10
525

643
13
555

580
426
346

675
601
605

627
%
576

715
1,013
629

398
101

414
114

408
123

334
187

492
52

459
43

367
74

319
78

405
71

160

151

156

162

149

113

179

199

162

217

231

231

208

256

233

188

221

162

families

Other
urban

Rural

Rural

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

(2)

-

(2)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments
........................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




228

Table 6.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by URBANIZATION GROUP—Continued

(Ml families and single consumers. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)
Type of area
Item

All
families

Total
urban

Total
inside
SMSA

Inside SMSA
Urban
Central
citv

Other
urban

Outside SMSA
Rural

Total
outside
SMSA

Urban

Rural

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$34.14

$36.41

$36.19

$32.42

$40.45

$38.09

$29.61

$29.52

$29.69

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

32.12

34.16

33.89

30.25

38.00

36.26

28.06

27.65

28.39

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.47

24.33

23.96

22.08

26.08

27.17

21.76

20.80

22.54

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.65

9.84

9.93

8.17

11.92

9.08

6.30

6.85

5.85

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.02

2.25

2.30

2.17

2.46

1.83

1.56

1.87

1.30

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.93

6.16

5.95

5.57

6.37

7.82

5.46

5.35

5.55

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.15

.78

.55

.39

.72

2.54

1.90

1.21

2.46

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products..........................................................................................................

7.04

7.12

6.80

5.55

8.22

9.61

6.86

5.66

7.84

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.68

2.78

2.72

2.30

3.20

3.22

2.47

2.36

2.56

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies.........................................................................................................

1.21

1.29

1.25

1.02

1.51

1.64

1.03

.89

1.15

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.43

1.49

1.47

1.33

1.63

1.62

1.32

1.38

1.26

Personal care services................................ .*..................................................................

1.30

1.44

1.47

1.21

1.77

1.20

1.02

1.16

.90

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
- No data reported.




229

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION

(All families and single consumers, North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Husband
and
wife
only

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with hildren
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
under 6
6 to 17
18 or over

Other
husband
and wife
families

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

19,780

13,123

4,704

1,826

3,885

2,177

531

1,422

5,234

2.9
$9,824
47.4
.3
1.3

3.6
$12,006
45.7
1.3
.3
1.6

2.0
$9,879
54.0
(»)
.6
1.3

3.5
$10,824
27.8
1.5
(l)
1.5

4.7
$13,368
39.8
2.7
(*)
1.7

4.7
$14,570
51.6
1.3
.2
2.2

4.5
$14,439
51.4
1.3
.5
2.0

3.1
$6,720
42.7
1.7
.1
.9

1.2
$5,196
53.2
.1
.4
.7

65
31
4

76
23
1

71
27
2

60
38
2

82
18
1

87
11
2

82
16
1

50
47
3

43
48
9

92
8
1

95
5

95
5

94
5
1

95
5

86
14

74
25
2

89
10
1

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported arid no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

(3)

(*)

20
48
29
3

18
49
31
2

29
43
26
2

4
51
44

82

94

$7,575

(3)

97
3
(3)

-

1

11
54
34
1

19
49
30
2

27
50
21
1

19
63
17
2

25
41
28
5

90

94

%

96

%

64

56

$9,631

$7,037

$9,897

$11,031

$12,141

$11,155

$4,244

$3,326

586
240
547

781
309
481

405
349
1,033

398
104
4 10

1,415
288
80

866
419
328

447
375
767

176
84
613

208
110
693

398
101

410
35

523
24

163
29

271
50

484
14

970
134

287
711

399
99

160

176

198

161

156

140

333

115

132

217

182

309

61

76

178

258

490

230

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




230

Table 7.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by FAMILY COMPOSITION—Continued

(All families and single consumers, North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family composition
Husband and wife families
Husband and wife with children
Oldest
Oldest
Oldest
child
child
child
under 6
6 to 17
18 or over

One parent
at least
one child
under 18

Single
person
and other
families

$54.09

$29.80

$17.72

52.46

51.42

28.41

16.10

35.10

38.15

40.98

22.37

10.26

11.54

14.30

10.44

6.05

5.84

All
families

Total
husband
and wife
families

Husband
and
wife
only

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$34.14

$41.16

$29.25

$34.36

$49.30

$54.89

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.12

38.91

27.43

32.27

46.64

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.47

28.86

20.06

23.60

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.65

10.06

7.37

8.66

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.02

2.24

1.82

2.10

2.66

2.43

2.66

1.39

1.62

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.93

7.02

5.57

5.70

8.16

8.88

8.42

5.55

3.30

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

1.15

1.21

1.23

.84

.98

1.83

1.64

1.32

.95

Item

Other
husband
and wife
families

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.04

8.64

6.66

8.01

9.51

11.29

10.98

4.97

3.59

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.68

3.33

2.40

3.04

4.03

4.10

4.14

2.09

1.21

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies.........................................................................................................

1.21

1.45

1.17

.88

1.59

2.31

1.27

1.08

.64

Personal care products...................................................................................................

1.43

1.71

1.22

1.57

1.90

2.44

2.21

1.20

.79

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.30

1.53

1.51

.78

1.64

1.96

1.88

.99

.80

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




231

Table 8. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by DECILES OF FAMILY
INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

_ Family income before taxes_______
_
Comolete reooitine of income
lowest
Second
Third
10%
10%
10%

Fourth
10%

Fifth
10%

19,780

17,757

1,725

1,805

1,792

1,813

1.765

2.9
$9,824
47.4
1.0
.3
1.3

2.9
$10,815
47.2
1.0
.3
1.3

1.5
$1,217
58.7
.3
.6
.4

1.9
$3,031
56.7
.5
.6
.6

2.3
$4,801
51.9
.6
.6
1.0

2.7
$6,656
47.1
.9
.3
1.1

2.8
$8,623
41.5
1.0
.2
1.3

65
31
4

66
32
3

44
47
9

47
47
6

55
42
4

57
40
2

59
39
2

92
8
1

92
8
1

85
14

86
12
1

92
7
1

90
10

92
8
(*)

20
48
29
3

20
49
29
1

40
35
17
9

40
40
18
2

33
46
20
1

24
53
21
1

15
58
27

82

83

36

53

77

84

92

$7,575

$8,380

$241

$844

$2,197

$4,259

$6,847

586
240
547

652
268
588

7
-11
637

60
47
1,290

147
190
1.1%

218
200
880

305
247
469

398
101

415
107

52
190

152
323

244
238

380
147

284
32

160

172

40

133

241

239

188

217

234

62

182

349

334

250

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

(2)

(*)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




232

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Seventh
10%

Sixth
10%

Family Income J iefas iases.
ConlDlete reDortinc of inipome
Eighth
Ninth
10%
10%

Highest
10%

Incomplete
reporting
of income

1,802

1,774

1.781

1,718

1,783

2,023

3.2
$10,540
41.8

3.4
$12,432
41.6
1.3

3.6
$14,898
41.9
1.4

3.7
$18,307
44.4
1.4

4.0
$27,807
46.0

.1
1.6

.1
1.8

.1

3.0
$ 1,121
49.9
.9
.3
1.3

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head................................
Number of children under 18 ..
Number of persons 65 and over
Number of vehicles owned......
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.2
.1
1.5

74
25

70
29

1

79

20
1

(2)

94

93

6
(2)

(2)

89

12

(2)
95
5

95
4

1
13
48
39

1

(2)

62
26

10

(2)
7
53
39

56
33

(2)

(2)

6
(2)

11

16
57
27

81
19

94

6

(2)

1.9

1.6
.1
2.1

92

8
(2)

7
40
53

17
41
29
13

(2)

95

95

98

98

98

75

$8,984

$10,579

$13,036

$15,930

$21,086

$511

295
282
261

480
313
306

642
326
230

781
351
277

3,587
731
303

225
40

344
37

359
42

3 14

560

1,546
35

253
43

229

186

146

155

157

56

224

187

118

239

391

63

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................




233

39
-

186

Table 8. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by DECILES OF FAMILY
INCOME BEFORE TAXES—Continued
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

All
families

Total
reporting

Lowest
10%

$34.52

$13.04

Family income before taxes
Complete reoorting of income________
Fourth
Second
Third
10%
10%
10%

Fifth
10%

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.........................................................................................

$34.14

$18.36

$23.96

$28.14

$31.92

Food, to tal......................................................................................................................

32.12

32.43

12.61

17.53

22.95

26.69

29.75

Food at home............................................................................................................

23.47

23.88

10.34

14.69

18.34

20.57

21.92

Food away from home.............................................................................................

8.65

8.55

2.27

2.84

4.61

6.12

7.83

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.02

2.08

.43

.83

1.01

1.46

2.17

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.93

6.07

2.91

4.53

4.98

5.57

5.55

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.15

1.20

1.12

.99

1.32

1.43

1.06

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

7.04

7.20

1.67

3.02

4.34

5.94

7.11

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.68

2.71

.95

1.51

1.82

2.19

2.24

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.21

1.22

.58

.60

.93

.84

1.05

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.43

1.46

.49

.66

.91

1.19

1.45

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.30

1.29

.49

.63

.71

1.04

1.19

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data repotted.




234

Family, income bgfQrp taxes
____ GodiPlete reporting of income_______

Sixth
10%

Seventh
10%

Eighth
10%

Ninth
10%

Highest
10%

Incomplete
reporting
of income

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$35.38

$40.95

$45.06

$49.62

$58.97

$30.82

Food, total......................................................................................................................

33.11

38.34

42.33

46.38

54.85

29.39

Food at home...........................................................................................................

24.49

27.42

31.12

32.88

37.18

19.81

Food away from home.............................................................................................

8.63

10.92

11.21

13.50

17.67

9.58

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.26

2.61

2.73

3.24

4.12

1.44

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

6.12

7.52

6.76

8.03

8.70

4.73

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.21

1.49

1.47

.87

1.04

.70

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.70

8.50

9 65

11.18

11.92

5.62

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.53

3.37

3.56

4.01

4.93

2.40

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.55

1.48

1.56

1.36

2.26

1.09

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.49

1.71

1.90

2.22

2.57

1.20

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.27

1.17

1.52

2.19

2.67

1.42




235

Table 9.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by OCCUPATION OF FAMILY HEAD

(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Occupation of family head
Saleried and wage eamers
Profes­
Clerical
Craftsmen
sionals and
and sales
and
managers
workers
operatives

Retired

All other
including
not
reporting

90

3,007

1,695

$7,922
44.3

3.6
$13,111
32.6

1.7
$4,188
71.9

$3,321
48.3

1.0
.2
1.2

1.6
(2)
1.4

.1
1.1

57
40
3

38
58
5

68

88
12

94
5
(4)

80
18

(4)

85
14
(4)
26
55
18
(4)

73
25

50
32
13
5

25
40
18
17

All
families

Selfemployed
workers

Total

19,780

1,776

13,213

3,690

2,106

5,244

2,173

2.9
$9,824
47.4

3.4
$11,038
51.9

3.1
$11,756
41.3

2.6

1.2

.3
1.3

.3
1.7

1.2
.1

$10,360
41.4
.9

3.4
$11,815
40.7
1.3

2.8

1.0

3.3
$14,726
40.2
1.3

65
31
4

Laborers
and service
workers

Armed forces
personnel

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported..............................................................................................................
Race of head
White..........................................................................................................................
Black..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.5

.1
1.6

84
16
(4)

65
33

69
29

2

2

92

98

92

8
1

2

8

95
4

20

1

(4)

-

.1
1.3

.1
1.6

58
39
3

69
29

92

92

8

8

(4)

2

_

.7

27
5

2.6
1.1
.3
.7

43
41
16

2

23
49
28
(4)

12

2

48
29
3

52
35

27
70

5
51
43

1

1

1

17
70
13
(4)

82

93

90

94

88

93

80

88

58

47

$7,575

$1,935

$10,665

$13,479

$9,245

$10,997

$6,461

$12,276

$689

$1,368

586
240
547

5,411
2,190
536

144
65
204

190
79
137

78
104

83
27
169

277
96
394

176
_
37

398

663
22

330
54

582

36

169
182

145

8

323
49

221

101
160

89

142

103

122

175

217

191

152

148

227

107

2
_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice...................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income.........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




236

212

5 15
51

5 13

2,004

52
670

0

586
95

335
562

147

374

301

116

195

103

497

256

Table 9.

Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by OCCUPATION OF FAMILY HEAD1
—Continued

(AH families and single consumers. North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

All
families

Selfemployed
workers

Total

$34.14

$38.64

$38.36

Occupation of family head
Sala ried and wage earners___________
Craftsmen
Clerical
Profes­
and
and sales
sionals and
workers
operatives
managers

Laborers
and service
workers

Armed forces
personnel

Retired

All other
including
not
reporting

$31.28

$32.76

$19.96

$21.73

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$42.45

$33.50

$40.37

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.12

37.03

35.95

39.65

31.09

38.03

29.37

29.20

18.89

20.74

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.47

27.93

25.51

26.87

20.95

27.87

21.89

21.08

15.80

16.62

Food away from home.................................. .........................................................

8.65

9.10

10.44

12.77

10.13

10.16

7.48

8.11

3.09

4.12

Alcoholic beverages.....................................................................................................

2.02

1.61

2.41

2.81

2.41

2.33

1.91

3.56

1.07

.99

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.93

6.76

6.29

6.98

5.28

6.54

5.48

3.41

4.74

4.52

Bottled gas and other fu e ls /.......................................................................................

1.15

1.81

1.00

1.08

.92

1.05

.81

.01

1.49

1.10

Gasoline, motor oil. coolam and
similar products........... ...............................................................................................

7.04

7.00

8.43

9.09

7.50

8.93

6.99

5.22

2.98

3.51

Housekeeping supplies....................................................................................................

2.68

3.12

2.99

3.66

2.40

3.04

2.28

2.50

1.73

1.48

Non-prescription drugs and
metical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.21

1.59

1.30

1.45

1.32

1.39

.81

.33

.81

.83

Personal cate products...................................................................................................

1.43

1.59

1.69

1.99

1.68

1.64

1.34

.72

.60

.75

Personal care services....................................................................................................

1.30

1.49

1.42

1.74

1.67

1.30

.93

.54

1.01

.74

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218.000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent
3 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.




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Table 10. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
HOUSING TENURE
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Housing tenure
All
families

Item

Homeowner

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Renter

Not
reported

19,780

12,905

6,170

706

2.9
$9,824
47.4

3.2
$11,342
50.7

2.4
$7,448
41.0

1.0

1.1

.3
1.3

.3
1.5

.8
.2
1.0

1.7
$2,834
44.1
.4

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of head ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over.........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter....................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite.....................................................................................................................................
Black .....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported...........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years........................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years...........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school.............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned .............................................................................................

65
31
4
92

100

NA

100

NA
NA

.2
.4

NA
NA

100

NA

88
12

95
5
(2)

85
14

23
49
28

17
49
33

22

1

2

47

82

90

70

31

$7,575

$8,656

$5,929

$2,199

586
240
547

773
308
628

261
124
413

3 21
3 17

398

101

534
38

150
238

3 39

160

163

160

114

217

243

173

126

8
1
20
48
29
3

1

7
24

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments...................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income....................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

238

225

92




Table 10. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
HOUSING TENURE—Continued
(Ail families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)1
3
2

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.
v ‘ Not applicable.

239




Table 11. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
POPULATION SIZE
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

All
families

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

50,000
to
399.999

Peculation size
Inside SMSA
400,000
1.000,000
to
or
999.999
more

Outside SMSA

19,780

3,015

2,048

8,104

6,612

2.9
$9,824
47.4

3.0
$10,131
46.3

2.9
$10,013
45.6

2.9
$10,364
46.9

2.9
$8,963
49.2

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

.3
1.3

.3
1.4

.3
1.4

.3

1.2

.3
1.4

65
31
4

65
31
4

66
30
4

60
36
4

71
26
3

92

95
5

89

86

99

11

14

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size......................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes.........................................................................................
Age of head....................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned..........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

8
1
20

(2)

1

(2)

1
(2)

48
29
3

18
48
30
3

14
51
31
4

18
47
32
3

25
48
25

82

84

84

78

85

$7,575

$8,030

$8,321

$8,279

$6,274

586
240
547

527
182
521

430
36
485

575
19
523

675
601
605

398

101

358
98

218
83

484
128

367
74

160

164

163

143

179

217

251

277

212

188

2

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments.........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.

240




Table 11. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
POPULATION SIZE—Continued
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

All
families

Item

50,000
to
399.999

Population size
Inside SMSA
400,000
1.000,000
to
or
999.999
more

Outside SMSA

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.........................................................................................

$34.14

$33.89

$33.16

$38.17

$29.61

Food, total.......................................................................................................................

32.12

31.90

31.33

35.72

28.06

Food at home............................................................................................................

23.47

23.15

22.89

25.13

21.76

Food away from home.............................................................................................

8.65

8.75

8.45

10.59

6.30

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.02

1.99

1.82

2.45

1.56

Natural gas and electricity.............................................................................................

5.93

6.33

5.48

6.28

5.46

Bottled gas and other fu els...........................................................................................

1.15

1.01

.73

.70

1.90

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products............................................................................................................

7.04

7.09

7.83

6.96

6.86

2.82

2.80

2.47

1.35

1.03

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.68

2.70

Non prescription drugs and
medical supplies...........................................................................................................

1.21

1.33

1.04

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.43

1.41

1.56

1.50

1.32

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.30

1.33

1.39

1.50

1.02

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.

241

Table 12. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
EDUCATION OF FAMILY HEAD
(All families and single consumers, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Elementary
1 to 8
years

Education of family head
High school
1 to 3
Graduate
1 to 3
4 years
years
years

College
Graduate
4 years

More than
4 years

No school
or not
reported

19,780

4,283

3,291

6,287

2,586

1,554

1,248

531

2.9
$9,824
47.4

2.5
$6,450
61.7

3.0
$8,888
48.4

3.1
$10,691
42.5

2.9
$10,848
40.1

3.0
$12,834
40.3

1.0

.6

1.1

.3
1.3

.7

1.0
.2

1.1
.1

1.5

1.4

1.5

.2
1.6

ZO
$2,082
53.2
.5
.4

1.1

.3
1.3

1.2
.2

3.3
$16,930
42.8
1.3

65
31
4

72
26

66

66

32

32

61
37

71
28

1

2

2

59
37
4

2

1

19
18
63

92

90
9

90

93
7

92

96
3

94
4

85
15

1

2

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over....................................................................... .......
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

8
1
20
48
29
3

10
1

(2)

100

NA

100

NA
NA
NA

NA
NA

8

(2)

(2)

NA

NA
NA

100
NA
NA

100
NA

NA
NA

100
NA

NA
NA

100
NA

.2

-

NA
NA
NA

100

82

69

82

89

88

91

95

12

$7,575

$3,780

$6,968

$8,759

$8,835

$10,867

$12,250

$1,175

586
240
547

275
316
1,196

348
152
526

509
354
353

566
%
316

782
142
235

2,647
158
308

3 167
3 14

398

322
160

308
228

326
70

498
29

462

1,088

101

3 11

36

123
36

160

129

170

161

224

121

189

69

217

272

186

158

284

215

283

3 178

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm ............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




242

319

Table 12. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
EDUCATION OF FAMILY H E A D -C ontinued
(All families and single consumers. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Education ol family head
High school
Graduate
1 to 3
1 to 3
4 years
years
years

All
families

Elementary
1 to 8
years

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$34.14

$27.84

$34.24

$36.06

$37.57

$41.93

$40.02

$8.20

Food, total......................................................................................................................

32.12

26.48

32.39

33.95

35.05

38.99

37.43

7.36

Item

___College
Graduate
4 years

More than
4 wars

No school
or net
reported

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home...........................................................................................................

23.47

20.95

24.82

24.79

24.06

25.97

25.63

4.47

Food away from home............................................................................................

8.65

5.54

7.58

9.16

10.99

13.02

11.81

2.88

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.02

1.36

1.84

2.11

2.52

2.93

2.59

.84

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

5.93

6.04

6.20

5.86

6.20

6.04

6.44

1.37

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

1.22

1.11

1.02

1.07

1.00

3 .37

1.15

1.40

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

7.04

4.98

7.18

7.87

7.84

8.01

9.22

1.01

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.68

1.90

2.60

2.95

2.91

3.45

3.70

.32

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.21

1.18

1.37

1.23

.94

1.49

1.37

.16

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.43

.90

1.37

1.65

1.66

1.72

1.90

.38

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.30

.96

1.27

1.43

1.46

1.55

1.75

3 .15

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
3 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
- No data reported.
XA Not applicable.




243

Table 13. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of one person. North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reooting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

4.750

4,363

2.614

780

624

193

Incomplete
reporting
of income

152

387

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT*
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack...................... ...................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

$4,873
53.6
NA
.4

$5,294
53.6
NA
.4

$2,399
59.7
NA

$6,302
44.9
NA

$9,534
43.6
NA

$12,984
41.4
NA

$22,744
49.1
NA

.6

.6

.4

.2
.8

.1

.6

.1
1.0

1.3

$126
54.6
NA
.4
.4

42
48

46
45

38
53
9

36
58

10

42
49
9

6

31
62
7

43
52
5

40
38
23

90
9

90
9

88
11
1

93
7

83
14

1

2

1

(*)

10
91
9
(*)

.9

10
45
44

38
56

56

41

71

82

$3,095

$3,369

$794

$4,661

222

242
95
725

31
42
987

94

87
670

4 40

406
43

441
46

166
75

523
4 2

128

137

119

232

222

240

184

275

87
13
-

91
9
-

6

22
6

14
51
32
3

.2

26
40
29
5

26
40
30
4

37
36

55

20
27
73

40
17
23

85

91

38

$7,673

$11,416

$13,142

331
280
239

231
351
80

4.283
199
315

_

566

4.223
-

45
4 17

117

57

127

4 32

362

284

455

4 21

1

-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




244

475

532

40

-

4 52

Table 13. Selected fam ily characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCO M E BEFORE TA X E S 1-C o n tin u e d
(All families of one person, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reDortine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$16.12

$16.53

$12.30

$19.09

$24.37

$28.03

$29.38

$11.53

Food, total......................................................................................................................

14.49

14.85

11.58

17.11

20.71

23.43

24.56

10.49

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food at home...........................................................................................................

8.69

8.89

8.66

9.25

9.34

8.85

9.16

6.48

Food away from home............................................................................................

5.80

5.96

2.92

7.86

11.37

14.58

15.40

4.01

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

1.63

1.68

.72

1.98

3.66

4.61

4.82

1.04

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

3.02

3.15

3.18

2.64

3.24

3.68

4.23

1.58

1.12

.70

4 .38

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

.94

.99

1.18

4 .55

4 .81

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

3.39

3.55

1.89

4.36

7.23

7.23

8.26

1.52

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

1.09

1.13

.99

1.16

1.29

2.06

1.53

.64

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

.65

.68

.64

.44

1.23

.89

.09

.25

Personal care products....................................................................................................

.76

.79

.50

1.06

1.37

1.18

1.34

.44

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

.79

.80

.58

1.00

1.53

.46

.95

.74

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.
v ‘ Not applicable




245

Table 14. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families of two persons. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

FgmilyJnqame before taxes
Complete repo[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

5,585

4,992

1,259

948

1,080

614

Incomplete
reporting
of income

1,091

592

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter..........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
Black ...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

$9,440
53.3

$10,427
53.2

$3,024
62.3

$6,404
57.4

$9,938
47.8

.1
.8
1.2

$21,364
48.1
0)

$ 1,121
54.0

.1
1.1
.8

$13,255
46.8
(»)

.3
1.4

.2

.2

1.5

1.7

.4
1.3

66

70
29

71
29

75
25

61
27

.1

.1

.5
1.3

.5
1.3

68
30

69
30

2

1

93
7

93
7

31
3
89

11
1

P)

P)

1

.1

66
34
P)

95
5
-

-

-

92

8
22

12

95
5

1

-

.1

96
4

91
9
-

P)

27
46
25

29
46
25

51
36

10

38
45
16

2

1

3

1

87

88

67

91

94

$6,716

$7,448

$526

$2,920

355
329
987

397
368
1,063

68
72
1,724

208
215
1,726

487
64

529
69

125
207

467
40

191

213

150

257

323

190

152

48

310

340

152

570

382

214

386

4 60

16
50
32

9
48
43

17
44
26
13

95

98

82

$7,513

$11,292

$17,145

$548

210
285
758

379
298
380

1,138
963
412

_
346

426

501

1,169

4 41

40

53
25

2

(3)

(3)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds.......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




246

41

128

4 29

_

Table 14. Selected fa m ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY IN C O M E BEFORE T A X E S -C o n tin u e d
(All families of two persons, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
3 Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.

- No data reported.




247

Table 15. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families of three persons, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reporting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

3,073

2,708

299

468

664

465

811

365

3.0
$11,140
42.3

3.0
$12,354
41.4
.9

3.0
$3,181
42.9
1.3
.3

3.0
$6,506
36.6

3.0
$9,967
38.9
.9

3.0
$13,276
42.6

3.0
$20,531
45.0
.7

3.0
$2,135
49.1

.8

1.3

.1
1.6

.1
2.0

.3
1.5

28
69
3

51
48

32

84
15

66
22
12

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT'
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter ..........................................................................................................................
Not reported........................... ...................................................................................
Race of head
W hite...........................................................................................................................
B lack...........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.8
.2
1.6

.2
1.6

68

68

30

31

1.0
.1

68

2

1

91

91

8
1

69
28
3

93

8
1
15
54
29

15
55
29

29
53
16

19
54
27

2

1

2

91

92

55

91

97

$9,218

$10,375

$1,507

$4,891

427
233
341

485
264
356

3 120
3 45

111

421
89

339
99

54
639

189

200

219

210

218

(2)

82
18
-

-

6
1

.8
.1
1.8

95
5

1
93
7

92

6
1

-

-

.6

94
_

6

10

11

12

21

63
26

56
33

50
36

40
28

1

11

100

98

83

$8,632

$11,685

$17,480

$642

245
226
315

586
118
352

973
500
322

114
23

199

121

128

287

260

200

191

59

223

309

151

130

270

154

-

-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




248

466

194
404

38

795
_

_

232

1,028

3 21

Table 15. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families of three persons. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

O
J
3

i

Family income before taxes
rtine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$36.97

$37.94

$23.01

$29.41

$34.40

$38.87

$50.72

$29.78

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

34.70

35.59

22.41

28.13

32.13

36.74

46.91

28.14

Food at home...........................................................................................................

25.33

25.89

18.79

21.63

24.52

25.77

32.15

21.19

Food away from home............................................................................................

9.37

9.70

3.63

6.50

7.60

10.97

14.76

6.94

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.27

2.35

.60

1.28

2.27

2.13

3.81

1.64

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

6.79

6.76

3.40

6.22

6.21

7.07

8.59

6.97

Bottled gas and other fu els..........................................................................................

1.48

1.63

3 .92

3 2.39

1.49

1.53

1.63

3 .37

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

8.41

8.65

4.04

6.43

9.64

9.12

10.54

6.64

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

2.23

2.25

2.81

3.61

4.17

2.60

1.94

.88

3.12

3.19

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.25

1.30

.46

1.23

1.05

1.13

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.55

1.59

.83

1.28

1.45

2.04

1.90

1.28

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.32

1.29

.56

.65

111

1.24

2.11

1.51

1 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
2 Value less than 0.5 percent.
Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




249

Table 16. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of four persons, North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoo[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

2,872

2,552

194

252

647

504

954

319

4.0
$12,499
39.3
1.7

4.0
$2,545
35.1
2.3
(2)
.9

4.0
$6,497
37.5
1.9
(2)
1.3

4.0
$9,994
35.1
1.9
(2)

4.0
$13,256
36.1

4.0
$21,283
43.4
1.5

4.0
$936
44.8
1.5

1.7

4.0
$13,946
38.6
1.7
(2)
1.7

1.6

1.8

.1
2.1

1.5

76
23

77
23

33
67

55
45

72
28

88
12

88
11

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head ...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter .........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

.1

1

-

(4)
93
7

92
7

2

(4)

(4)

10

10

54
35

55
35

1

-

75
23

8
-

-

17
64
19
-

96
4
(4)

-

9
23
-

-

72

20
8

94

91
7

6

2

(4)

10

12

45
45

5
50
45

68

.2

(4)

-

93
7

92

15
67
18

(4)

-

1.8
(2)

44
35
9

(4)

94

95

61

93

98

99

99

83

$10,727

$12,009

$1,055

$4,592

$9,111

$12,087

$18,124

$484

752
190
177

846
214
183

93
56
281

482
443
420

367
69
59

485

5 151

1,612
317
184

5 126

298
%

327

39

160

868

59
233

122

101

25

5 15

683
55

5 59

123

123

66

109

130

144

122

127

136

144

88

159

111

30

235

5 70

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries..........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement.........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




250

182

_

71

Table 16. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE T A X E S ‘-C ontinued
(All families of four persons. North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reportins of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$45.08

$44.86

$31.11

$34.44

$39.75

$43.66

$54.50

$46.87

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

42.83

42.52

29.98

33.03

37.65

41.42

51.47

45.34

Food at home...........................................................................................................

31.71

32.45

26.96

26.93

29.39

30.69

38.03

25.79

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Food away from home................................................................................... ........

11.12

10.07

3.02

6.10

8.26

10.72

13.44

19.55

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.25

2.34

1.12

1.41

2.10

2.25

3.03

1.53

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

7.31

7.23

5.65

6.61

6.29

7.18

8.39

7.92

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.13

1.10

1.36

5 1.11

1.39

1.37

.70

5 1.40

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.31

9.66

5.05

7.10

8.74

8.94

12.27

6.57

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

3.57

3.73

2.46

2.84

2.85

3.57

4.91

2.28

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.45

1.44

.42

.54

1.03

1.73

2.03

1.45

Personal care products....................................................................................................

1.85

1.91

1.34

1.57

1.50

1.74

2.49

1.37

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.54

1.49

.33

.62

1.21

1.21

2.29

1.94

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




251

Table 17. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1
(All families of five persons, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoo[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

1,741

1,536

103

140

319

322

653

206

5.0
$13,582
39.8

5.0
$15,240
39.3
2.7
(2)

5.0
$3,134
38.1
3.2
(2)

5.0
$10,076
37.1

1.8

1.0

5.0
$13,155
38.4
2.7
(*)
1.7

5.0
$22,571
41.5
2.4
(2)

1.8

5.0
$6,439
37.4
2.9
(2)
1.4

5.0
$1,191
43.0
23
(2)
1.9

82
17

82
18

87
13

93

1

39
58
3

60
38

1
94

93

82

6
1

6
1

12

85
15

11

10

54
33

58
32

15
76
9

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over...............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter .........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
B lack..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years ..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

2.6
(2)

5

2

2.8
(2)

1.8

77
23
-

6
2

-

16
69
14

97
3

6
95
5

_

-

14
67

80
14

6
(4)

-

93

2.1

98
_

2

9
56
34

6

21

50
43

1

26
45
9

94

95

56

93

95

98

100

90

$10,840

$12,184

$764

$4,927

$8,982

$11,925

$17,220

$799

1,367
396
143

1,540
449
145

3
330
184

364
291
190

248

5 365
5 79

293
332
5 119

3,277
599
175

382
147

420
167

102

5
290

32

247

832

1,506

5 97

5 54

5 19

161

174

244

190

127

201

68

146

162

82

5 57

247

25

1

(4)

-

20
-

-

_

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




252

245

127 .

_

78

124

98

Table 17. Selected fam ily characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY INCOME BEFORE TA XES:1—Continued
(All families of five persons, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reportine of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages........................................................................................

$52.20

$52.67

$42.42

$37.74

$44.99

$53.61

$60.75

$48.70

Food, total.....................................................................................................................

49.39

49.75

41.63

36.39

42.86

50.64

56.81

46.70

Food at home...........................................................................................................

37.13

37.66

36.73

31.32

33.99

38.52

40.53

33.17

Food away from home............................................................................................

12.26

12.09

4.90

5.07

8.87

12.12

16.28

13.53

Alcoholic beverages......................................................................................................

2.81

2.92

.79

1.35

2.13

2.97

3.94

2.00

Natural gas and electricity............................................................................................

8.35

8.70

10.03

7.86

8.02

8.81

8.94

5.80

Bottled gas and other fuels..........................................................................................

1.07

1.08

.01

2.24

5 .77

5 .63

1.37

1.05

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products...........................................................................................................

9.48

9.52

4.01

8.75

8.76

8.41

11.46

9.23

Housekeeping supplies.....................................................................................................

4.26

4.16

2.88

2.86

3.68

4.03

4.94

4.97

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies..........................................................................................................

1.99

1.84

1.24

1.07

1.66

2.12

2.06

3.05

Personal care products....................................................................................................

2.22

2.24

1.33

1.46

1.71

2.09

2.89

2.05

Personal care services.....................................................................................................

1.63

1.58

.88

.51

1.53

.93

2.27

1.98

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to have large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.

4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




253

Table 18. Selected fam ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FAM ILY IN C O M E BEFORE T A X E S 1
(All families of six persons or more, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete repo[ting of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)..................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

1,759

1,606

125

227

294

259

702

6.9
$14,029
41.8
4.3
(2)

6.9
$15,221
41.7
4.3
(2)

7.6
$3,124
41.0
5.3
(2)

6.8

6.8

6.8

$6,364
42.2
4.5
(2)

$10,046
39.7
4.5
(2)

$13,163
41.1
4.1
(2)

6.9
$23,158
42.7
4.1

1.8

1.8

1.2

1.2

1.6

1.8

79

81
19

29
71

61
39

85
15

86

Incomplete
reporting
of income

153

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size.....................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes........................................................................................
Age of head...................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ....................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over..............................................................................
Number of vehicles owned.........................................................................................
PERCENT3
Housing tenure
Homeowner.................................................................................................................
Renter.........................................................................................................................
Not reported...............................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite..........................................................................................................................
Black ..........................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported.................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years ..............................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years.........................................................................
More than 12 years.................................................................................................
Not reported and no school...................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned....................................................................................

20
1

-

(4)

91
9

74
18

91

1

8
1

16
51
32

16
52
32

1

-

8
53
37

10
-

(4)

78

1
92

22
28
63
5
3

20
22
-

-

(4)
9
67
25

58
-

88
12

97
3

6
-

63
28
9

-

94

8
-

93
7

13

-

-

.1
2.1

6.8
$1,509
43.6
4.0
(2)
1.5

11

7
42
51

47
33
9

_

91

92

71

79

92

%

99

82

$11,154

$12,119

$ 1,002

$3,660

$8,583

$11,358

$18,590

$ 1,021

1,536
315
177

1,682
345
194

136

-112
94

466
567
389

585
5 369
* 112

629
555
5 148

3,197
267
199

236
353

249
364

19
1,703

40
1,004

142

83
182

463

5 86

101

102

243

138

138

283

142

147

131

111

130

119

131

97

5 22

5 76

230

2

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries.........................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice....................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .............................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement........................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds......................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance.........................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans'
payments........................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income..........................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




254

-

_

6
5

Table 18. Selected fam ily characteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FA M ILY IN C O M E BEFORE TAXES ^ C o n tin u e d
(All families of six persons or more, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




255

T able 19. S elected fa m ily ch aracteristics and w eekly expenditures classified by
FA M ILY IN C O M E BEFORE T A X E S 1
(All families with head under 25 years, North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reooiting of income

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

All
families

$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$ 12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

1,951

1,807

665

492

412

149

1.5
$2,665
20.9
.4
(2)
.7

2.0

2.4
$9,599

2.6

$6,387
21.7
.5
(2)

1.1

.7
(2)
1.3

2.4
$17,549
23.2
.4
(2)
1.7

4
77
19

17
76
7

23
73
4

83
17

91
9

88
11

Incomplete
reporting
of income

89

Total

Under

reporting

Item

144

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h e a d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENP
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported.........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned............................................................................................

2.0

2.0

$6,374

$6,844

21.6

21.6

.5
(2)

.5
(2)

1.0

1.0

17
72

17
73

11

10

87

87

12

12

l4)

(4)

-

(4)

22.0

$12,972
22.5
.7
(2)
1.4

45
55
-

n

1.0

45
55

16
61
23

84
16

94
5

1
1

21.2
.6

88
12

-

(4)

2
66

2.2
$491

-

-

-

7
37
56

2

2

2

56
40
3

56
41

31

1

45
51
3

78

79

59

85

95

97

100

65

$5,727

$6,165

$1,900

$5,946

$8,976

$12,053

$16,324

$253

102
22

110

5 37
50
83

5 46
5 25

889
178

51

7
» 11
72

267

23
55

45
154

48
167

47
325

30
82

19
* 109

101

%

30

91

151

246

172

181

273

117

134

225

1

64
35
-

61
39
-

3
59
18

-

20

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..............................................................................................................................—
Private pensions and annuities, alimony.
and other income....................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




256

138
-

-

_

181
-

_
_
_

8

54
_

_

103
-

168
61

Table 19. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES^C ontinuea
(All families with head under 25 years, North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-june 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoorting of income
Item

Total

Under

reporting

All
families

$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages.................................................................................................

$21.84

$22.49

$13.66

$22.62

$28.76

$35.04

$37.60

$13.66

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

20.03

20.63

12.61

20.68

26.55

31.93

33.96

12.49

Food at home....................................................................................................................

12.83

13.18

8.40

12.69

17.87

19.35

19.51

8.51

Food away from home......................................................................................................

7.20

7.46

4.21

7.99

8.68

12.58

14.45

3.97

Alcoholic beverages...............................................................................................................

1.80

1.85

1.05

1.94

2.21

3.12

3.64

1.17

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

2.80

2.76

1.75

2.61

3.44

5.30

3.72

3.38

Bottled gas and other fu els...................................................................................................

.57

.54

5 .26

1.03

.64

.21

.02

.88

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

5.68

5.86

3.40

6.15

7.74

7.64

10.90

3.45

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

1.44

1.48

1.05

1.33

1.77

2.07

3.09

.97

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies...................................................................................................................

.50

.50

.42

.50

.41

.63

1.43

.38

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.18

1.22

.90

1.20

1.46

1.52

2.05

.75

Personal care services................................ ..............................................................................

.37

.40

.14

.29

.71

.88

.65

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Value less than 0.5 percent.
5 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




257

-

Table 20. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families with head 25 to 34 years, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoo[ting of income

Number of families in universe
(thousands)...........................................................................................................................

Total

Under

reporting

Item

4,066

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

3,790

386

510

1,153

802

939

276

3.4
$11,288
29.1
1.6
(l)
1.4

3.4
$12,036
29.1
1.6
(l)
1.4

3.1
$2,790
28.8
1.8
O)
.8

3.2
$6,452
28.5
1.6
(‘)
1.1

3.3
$10,049
28.8
1.5
0)
1.4

3.6
$13,223
29.5
1.6
C)
1.6

3.6
$20,299
29.5
1.6
(‘)
1.8

3.3
$1,007
29.3
1.5
(*)
1.3

56
42
2

56
43
1

18
78
3

30
67
2

58
41
1

69
31

72
28

(3)

49
33
17

90
9
1

90
9
1

73
21
6

83
17

92
7
1

(*)

4
48
47
2

4
49
47
(3)

7
62
29
3

10
51
39
1

90

91

56

85

95

$9,825

$10,484

$1,514

$5,136

686
159
56

736
170
58

60
4 64
139

171
125

179
130

129
137

All
families

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h e a d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 .............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner..........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

-

95
5

3
56
41

93
6
1

1
46
53

89
11
_

2
37
60

7
31
43
20

98

98

71

$9,265

$12,474

$16,875

$779

184
264
4 120

286
4 53
29

328
4 79
4 40

2,214
386
44

17
735

57
263

95
35

130
48

457
4 29

54
4 60

135

92

140

189

109

106

41

144

169

287

97

55

189

4 47

-

_

(3)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ..............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




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Table 20. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families with head 25 to 34 years, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972—
June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reDortine of income
All
families

Total

Under

reporting

Item

$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$36.21

$36.98

$24.73

$27.88

$33.70

$40.21

$48.25

$25.65

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

33.85

34.53

23.44

26.24

31.30

37.61

44.96

24.46

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

23.76

24.27

18.63

20.17

22.31

26.07

29.69

16.74

Food away from home......................................................................................................

10.09

10.26

4.81

6.07

8.99

11.53

15.26

7.72

Alcoholic beverages...............................................................................................................

2.37

2.45

1.30

1.64

2.40

2.60

3.30

1.19

Natural gas and electricity.....................................................................................................

5.41

5.56

3.38

5.44

5.03

6.80

6.09

3.34

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

.89

.87

4 .44

4 .52

.79

1.11

1.12

1.16

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

8.26

8.49

4.50

5.89

8.42

8.97

11.22

5.06

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

2.79

2.87

1.84

1.97

2.38

3.35

4.00

1.68

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

.98

1.03

.44

.77

1.02

1.17

1.32

.25

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.55

1.60

1.07

1.09

1.44

1.78

2.13

.93

Personal care services..............................................................................................................

.90

.91

.49

.52

1.03

.87

1.19

.67

1 Value less than 0.05.
2 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
Value less than 0.5 percent.
4 Data represents less than 18,500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




259

Table 21. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES’
(All families with head 35 to 44 years, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
ComDlete reoo ting of income

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

Total

Under

reporting

Item

3,039

Incomplete
reporting
of income

$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

2,756

203

372

588

470

1,123

283

4.4
$13,111
39.5
2.4
(2)
1.6

4.5
$14,384
39.5
2.4
(2)
1.6

4.0
$2,638
38.7
2.4
(2)
.8

3.9
$6,361
39.5
2.1
(2)
1.2

4.2
$9,839
39.1
2.4
(2)
1.5

4.5
$13,253
39.6
2.4
(*)
1.7

4.8
$22,017
39.8
2.5
(*)
2.0

4.3
$724
39.8
2.2
C
2)
1.5

76
22
2

78
21
1

31
68
1

63
34
3

76
23
1

79
20
1

91
9
1

61
26
12

90
9
1

90
9
1

73
21
6

83
16
1

93
7

89
10
1

95
5

88
10
2

10
54
34
2

10
56
33
1

26
60
12
2

22
58
15
4

5
46
50

9
41
40
11

91

92

56

81

95

95

99

81

$11,064

$12,158

$1,090

$4,772

$8,540

$12,032

$18,551

$418

1,053
178
119

1.161
196
127

256
-210
207

426
111
4 311

497
374
89

458
171
131

2,209
215
71

332
156

357
159

29
1.003

74
322

98
40

197
4 112

713
4 34

83
4 125

93

99

58

188

107

116

66

4 36

117

128

205

159

95

36

159

4 15

All
families

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h e a d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT1
Housing tenure
Homeowner...........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years........................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years...........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

-

9
70
21
-

-

8
58
34
-

-

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own farm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen’s compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




260

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Table 21. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES1-Continued
(All families with head 35 to 44 years. North Central. Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey. July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoortine of income
Item

Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages................................................. ................................................

$49.11

$50.15

$29.34

$38.83

$42.99

$50.58

$61.22

$38.98

Food, to ta l..............................................................................................................................

46.28

47.29

28.15

36.98

40.95

47.62

57.35

36.43

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

34.05

34.84

24.12

27.95

30.63

36.32

40.64

26.36

Food away from home......................................................................................................

12.23

12.45

4.04

9.02

10.31

11.30

16.71

10.07

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES

Alcoholic beverages................................................................................................................

2.83

2.86

1.19

1.85

2.05

2.96 -

3.87

2.56

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

7.94

8.26

6.66

8.35

6.24

8.17

9.60

4.88

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

.80

.88

.43

4 .47

.69

4 .47

1.35

4 .03

Gasoline, motor oil. coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

9.05

9.25

4.71

7.20

7.93

8.74

11.64

7.17

Housekeeping supplies...............................................................................................................

3.99

4.04

2.20

2.22

3.12

4.49

5.27

3.50

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies........................... ........................................................................................

1.66

1.75

1.07

1.37

1.61

1.63

2.12

.86

Personal care products...................................... ......................................................................

2.11

2.10

1.77

1.64

1.49

2.33

2.54

2.17

Personal care services..................................................... .........................................................

1.62

1.64

.51

1.02

1.01

1.32

2.50

1.52

1 Data in columns which represent less than 218,000 families are likely to be subject to large sampling errors.
2 Value less than 0.05.
3 Percents may not sum to 100 due to rounding.
4 Data represents less than 18.500 families and is likely to be subject to large sampling error.
- No data reported.




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Table 22. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
(All families with head 45 to 54 years, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
ComDlete reDortine of income
Item

Number of families in universe
(thousands)............................................................................................................................

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Incomplete
reporting
of income

3,557

3,042

390

345

552

459

1,296

515

3.5
$12,581
49.4
1.2
(*)
1.6

3.5
$14,416
49.4
1.2
0)
1.7

2.6
$2,736
49.6
1.0
C)
.7

3.2
$6,465
50.3
1.3
C)
1.2

3.1
$10,010
49.5
1.0
(*)
1.6

3.4
$13,334
49.3
1.1
(*)
1.9

4.0
$22,305
49.2
1.3
(*)
2.1

3.5
$1,745
49.5
1.0
(*)
1.4

76
22
2

76
23
1

48
50
2

61
38
1

75
25

87
12
2

86
14
1

73
17
10

93
7

94
6

80
19
1

97
3

96
4

96
4

89
11
1

18
53
29

8
55
36
1

13
46
28
12

SELECTED FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS
AVERAGE
Family size...............................................................................................................................
Money income before taxes..................................................................................................
Age of h e a d ............................................................................................................................
Number of children under 1 8 ..............................................................................................
Number of persons 65 and over........................................................................................
Number of vehicles owned...................................................................................................
PERCENT2
Housing tenure
Homeowner..........................................................................................................................
Renter...................................................................................................................................
Not reported........................................................................................................................
Race of head
W hite....................................................................................................................................
Black ....................................................................................................................................
Other, including not reported..........................................................................................
Education of head
1 to 9 years.......................................................................................................................
9 years, not more than 12 years..................................................................................
More than 12 years..........................................................................................................
Not reported and no school............................................................................................
Vehicle ownership
At least one vehicle owned ............................................................................................

(3)

(3)

-

93
7
-

(3)

-

(3)

18
55
25
2

18
56
25
1

40
48
10
2

88

89

52

83

91

98

98

79

$10,366

$11,984

$1,256

$4,776

$8,741

$11,632

$18,636

$806

847
315
186

989
368
209

146
136
277

4 190
353
308

308
282
182

621
423
244

1,877
459
162

444
91

397
99

131
462

119
238

206
36

153
20

719
48

723
4 46

195

223

179

273

192

199

245

4 30

137

145

149

209

64

42

198

4 88

23
64
13
-

24
62
14
-

(3)

SOURCE OF MONEY INCOME BEFORE TAXES
Wages and salaries...................................................................................................................
Net income from own business and
professional practice..............................................................................................................
Net income from own fa rm .....................................................................................................
Social security and railroad retirement..................................................................................
Estates, trusts and dividends, net rental
income, and interest on savings accounts
and bonds ...............................................................................................................................
Welfare payments and other public assistance...................................................................
Unemployment and workmen's compensation,
government pensions, and veterans’
payments..................................................................................................................................
Private pensions and annuities, alimony,
and other income...................................................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.




262

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Table 22. Selected family characteristics and weekly expenditures classified by
FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES-Continued
(All families with head 45 to 54 years, North Central, Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, July 1972-June 1974)

Family income before taxes
Complete reoortinc of income
Incomplete
reporting
of income

All
families

Total
reporting

Under
$5,000

$5,000
to
$7,999

$8,000
to
$11,999

$12,000
to
$14,999

$15,000
and
over

Food and alcoholic beverages..................................................................................................

$43.50

$43.44

$23.72

$33.83

$36.14

$41.74

$55.64

Food, total ..............................................................................................................................

40.99

40.80

22.68

32.86

33.18

39.45

52.09

42.09

Food at home.....................................................................................................................

29.49

30.34

19.49

25.41

26.11

27.66

37.68

24.43

Item

SELECTED WEEKLY EXPENDITURES
$43.88

Food away from home......................................................................................................

11.50

10.46

3.19

7.45

7.07

11.79

14.41

17.66

Alcoholic beverages...............................................................................................................

2.52

2.64

1.04

.97

2.96

2.29

3.55

1.79

Natural gas and electricity......................................................................................................

7.66

7.90

4.37

6.19

9.01

7.16

9.21

6.22

Bottled gas and other fu els....................................................................................................

1.28

1.38

4 .29

1.79

.97

2.45

1.40

4 .64

Gasoline, motor oil, coolant and
similar products.....................................................................................................................

9.07

9.44

3.81

6.74

8.43

9.03

12.42

6.93

Housekeeping supplies..............................................................................................................

3.31

3.29

2.01

2.52

2.50

2.86

4.37

3.40

Non-prescription drugs and
medical supplies....................................................................................................................

1.70

1.63

.87

1.24

.82

1.92

2.20

2.10

Personal care products.............................................................................................................

1.96

2.01

.73

1.82

1.71

2.10

2.55

1.65

Personal care services......................................