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DemographicsNow Library Edition: Consumer Expenditure

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All consumer expenditure summary reports provide Five Year Percentage Change

Current Year Estimates, Five Year Projections, and Five Year Percentage Changes

  • Household Demographics
    • Total Households
    • Average Household Income
    • Median Household Income
  • Consumer Expenditures (Average Household Annual) Totals
    • Total Household Expenditure
      • Non-Retail Expenditure
      • Retail Expenditure

For each detailed item in the CEX reports, the specific detail report provides the average household annual expenditure on that item in dollars and as a percentage of total household expenditures for the current year estimate, the five year projection, and the five year percentage change.

CEX - All Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

  • Household Demographics
    • Total Households
    • Average Household Income
    • Median Household Income
  • Consumer Expenditures (Average Household Annual) Totals
    • Total Household Expenditure
      • Non-Retail Expenditure
      • Retail Expenditure

CEX - Apparel Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Apparel Detail

  • Total Apparel
    • Women's Apparel
      • Coats & Jackets
      • Dresses & Jackets
      • Vests & Sweaters
      • Shirts Tops & Blouses
      • Skirts
      • Pants
      • Shorts & Sportswear
      • Sleepwear & Undergarments, Hosiery
      • Suits
      • Accessories
      • Uniforms
      • Costumes
    • Girl's Apparel
      • Coats & Jackets
      • Dresses Suits
      • Shirts/Blouses/Sweaters
      • Skirts & Pants
      • Shorts & Sportswear
      • Underwear & Sleepwear
      • Hosiery & Accessories
      • Uniforms & Costumes
    • Men's Apparel
      • Suits & Sportcoats
      • Coats & Jackets
      • Underwear & Nightwear
      • Accessories
      • Sweaters & Vests
      • Active Sportswear
      • Shirts
      • Pants & Shorts
      • Costumes & Uniforms
    • Boy's Apparel
      • Coats & Jackets
      • Sweaters
      • Shirts
      • Underwear & Nightwear
      • Hosiery & Accessories
      • Suits Sportscoats & Vests
      • Pants
      • Costumes & Uniforms
      • Shorts & Sportswear
    • Infant's Apparel
      • Accessories
      • Coats & Jackets
      • Dresses & Outerwear
      • Nightwear/Loungewear
      • Underwear
    • Footwear
      • Boy's Footwear
      • Girl's Footwear
      • Men's Footwear
      • Women's Footwear
    • Apparel Services & Accessories
      • Material for Making Clothes
      • Sewing Notions & Patterns
      • Watches
      • Repair of Watches & Jewelry
      • Jewelry
      • Repair & Alterations
      • Dry Cleaning
      • Coin-Operated Laundry
    • Gifts of Apparel Accessories
      • Gifts of Jewelry
      • Gifts of Watches
    • Gifts of Apparel
      • Apparel Materials & Notions
      • Boy's Apparel
      • Footwear
      • Girl's Apparel
      • Infant's Apparel
      • Men's Apparel
      • Women's Apparel

CEX - Auto Transportation Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Households by Vehicles Available

  • % No Vehicles Available
  • % 1 Vehicle Available
  • % 2 Vehicles Available
  • % 3 Vehicles Available
  • % 4 Vehicles Available
  • % 5 or More Vehicles Available
  • Average Vehicles Per Household
  • Total Vehicles Available

Consumer Expenditures (Average Household Annual) Automotive and Transportation Detail

  • Total Automotive & Transportation
    • Transportation
      • Gasoline & Oil
        • Diesel Fuel
        • Gasoline
        • Motor Oil
      • Motorcycles (New & Used)
      • New Vehicle Purchase (Car or Truck)
      • Used Vehicle Purchase (Car or Truck)
      • Other Transportation Costs
        • Automobile Service Clubs
        • Leasing of Automobile & Truck Costs
        • Parking / Tolls / Towing
        • Registration & License
        • Rental
      • Public Transportation
        • Airline Fares
        • Intercity Bus Fares
        • Mass Transit
        • Other Public Transportation
        • Taxi
      • Vehicle Finance Charges (Car or Truck)
      • Vehicle Insurance
      • Vehicle Repair & Maintenance
        • Coolant & Other Fluids
        • Vehicle Repair
          • Tires
          • Parts Equipment & Accessories
          • Body Work & Painting
          • Transmission / Clutch / Drive Shaft
          • Brakes (including Adjustment)
          • Steering or Front End
          • Engine Cooling System
          • Motor Tune Up
          • Oil Change & Lube
          • Front End Alignment & Balancing
          • Shock Absorber
          • Air Conditioning
          • Exhaust System
          • Electrical System
          • Motor Repair / Replacement
          • Accessories
          • Auto Repair Service Policy
          • Vehicle Audio Equipment

CEX - Convenience Store Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Convenience Store Detail

  • Food & Beverages
    • Alcholic Beverages
      • Beer & Ale at Home (including non-alcoholic)
      • Liquor & Whiskey at Home
      • Wine at Home
      • Beer & Ale Not at Home
      • Wine Away from Home
      • Whiskey Away from Home
      • Alcohol on Out-of-Town Trips
    • Bakery Products - Bread & Cracker Products, Bread Other Than White, Cakes & Cupcakes, Cookies, Crackers, Doughnuts, Sweetrolls, Coffeecake, Fresh Biscuits, Rolls, Muffins, Fresh Pies, Tarts, Turnovers, Frozen & Refrigerated Bakery Products
    • Food at Home
      • Non-Alcoholic Beverages - Coffee, Cola Drinks, Non-Carbonated Fruit Flavor Beverages, Other Carbonated Drinks, Other Non-Carbonated Beverages, Tea
      • Snack Foods - Nuts, Potato Chips & Other Snacks
      • Vitamin Supplements
    • Sugar & Other Sweets - Candy & Chewing Gum, Sugar & Sweeteners, Other Sweets
  • Personal Care Products - Cosmetics & Perfume, Deodorants & Other Personal Care Products, Oral Hygiene Products, Shaving Needs
  • Reading - Books, Magazines, Newspapers
  • Tobacco - Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products
  • Transportation - Gas & Oil - Diesel Fuel, Gasoline, Motor Oil

CEX - Electronic Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Electronic Detail

  • Entertainment
    • Video & Audio Equipment
      • Audio Equipment
      • Rental & Repair of Equipment
      • Satellite Dishes
      • Televisions
      • VCRs & Related Equipment
      • Video Game Hardware & Software
    • Photo Equipment & Supplies
      • Film
      • Film Processing
      • Photographic Equipment
  • Household Furnishings & Equipment
    • Housewares & Small Appliances
      • Computer Hardware
      • Computer Software
      • Small Electric Kitchen Appliances
      • Telephones & Accessories
    • Major Appliances
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Clothes Washer
      • Dishwashers & Disposal
      • Electric Floor Cleaning Equipment
      • Microwave Ovens
      • Portable Dishwasher
      • Refrigerator / Freezer
      • Sewing Machines
      • Stoves & Ovens
      • Window Air Conditioning
  • Utilities: Telephone Service - Cellular Phone Service

CEX - Food & Beverage Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Food & Beverages Detail

  • Total Food & Beverages
    • Alcholic Beverages
      • Beer & Ale at Home (including non-alcoholic)
      • Liquor & Whiskey at Home
      • Wine at Home
      • Beer & Ale Not at Home
      • Wine Away from Home
      • Whiskey Away from Home
      • Alcohol on Out-of-Town Trips
    • Food at Home
      • Baby Foods
      • Bakery Products - Bread & Cracker Products, Bread Other Than White, Cakes & Cupcakes, Cookies, Crackers, Doughnuts, Sweetrolls, Coffeecake, Fresh Biscuits, Rolls, Muffins, Fresh Pies, Tarts, Turnovers, Frozen & Refrigerated Bakery Products, White Bread
      • Cereal & Cereal Products - Cereal, Flour, Pasta, Cornmeal, Other Cereal Products, Prepared Flour Mixes, Rice
      • Dairy - Butter, Cheese, Cream, Fresh Milk, Ice Cream & Related Products, Other Dairy Products
      • Eggs
      • Fats & Oils - Fats & Oils, Margarine, Peanut Butter, Salad Dressings
      • Fish & Seafood
      • Fresh Fruits - Apples, Bananas, Citrus Fruits excluding Oranges, Oranges, Other Fresh Fruits
      • Fresh Vegetables - Lettuce, Other Fresh Vegetables, Potatoes, Tomatoes
      • Frozen Meals
      • Meat - Beef, Lamb & Other Meats, Lunchmeat & Frankfurters, Pork, Poultry
      • Miscellaneous Prepared Foods
      • Non-Alcoholic Beverages - Coffee, Cola Drinks, Non-Carbonated Fruit Flavor Beverages, Other Carbonated Drinks, Other Non-Carbonated Beverages, Tea
      • Prepared Desserts
      • Prepared Salads
      • Processed Fruits & Vegetables - Canned & Dried Fruits, Canned Beans & Corn, Frozen Fruits, Frozen Orange Juice, Frozen Vegetables, Other Processed Vegetables
      • Seasonings & Condiments - Olives, Pickles & Relishes, Other Condiments, Salt & Other Seasonings / Spices, Sauces & Gravies
      • Snack Foods - Nuts, Potato Chips & Other Snacks
      • Soup
      • Sugar & Other Sweets - Candy & Chewing Gum, Other Sweets, Sugar & Sweeteners
      • Vitamin Supplements
    • Food Away from Home
      • Board (including at School)
      • Breakfast & Brunch
      • Catered Affairs
      • Dinner
      • Food on Out-of-Town Trips
      • Lunch
      • Snacks & Non-Alcohoic Beverages
    • Personal Care
      • Hair Care
      • Personal Care Products
        • Cosmetics & Perfume
        • Deodorants & Other Personal Care Products
        • Oral Hygiene Products
        • Shaving Needs
    • Reading - Books, Magazines, Newspapers
    • Tobacco - Cigarettes, Other Tobacco Products

Comparison & Summary Reports

Consumer Expenditure Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Total Households
Median Household Income
Total Average Household Expenditure

Consumer Expenditures (Average Household Annual Expenditures):

  • Airline Fares
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alimony And Child Support
  • Apparel
  • Apparel Services And Accessories
  • Audio Equipment
  • Babysitting And Elderly Care
  • Books
  • Books And Supplies
  • Boys Apparel
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cigarettes
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Information Services
  • Computer Software
  • Contributions
  • Coolant And Other Fluids
  • Cosmetics and Perfume
  • Deodorants and Other Personal Care Products
  • Education
  • Electricity
  • Entertainment
  • Fees And Admissions
  • Finance Charges Excluding Mortgage And Vehicle
  • Floor Coverings
  • Food And Beverages
  • Food At Home
  • Food Away From Home
  • Footwear
  • Fuel Oil And Other Fuels
  • Funeral And Cemetery
  • Furniture
  • Gasoline And Oil
  • Gifts
  • Girls Apparel
  • Hair Care
  • Hard Surface Flooring
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Insurance
  • Health Care Services
  • Health Care Supplies And Equipment
  • Household Services
  • Household Supplies
  • Household Textiles
  • Housewares And Small Appliances
  • Indoor Plants And Fresh Flowers
  • Infants Apparel
  • Jewelry
  • Legal And Accounting
  • Magazines
  • Major Appliances
  • Mass Transit
  • Men's Apparel
  • Mortgage Interest
  • Natural Gas
  • New Car Purchased
  • New Truck Purchased
  • New Vehicle Purchase
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Hygiene Products
  • Other Lodging
  • Other Miscellaneous Expenses
  • Other Repairs And Maintenance
  • Other Tobacco Products
  • Other Transportation Costs
  • Other Utilities
  • Paint And Wallpaper
  • Personal Care Products
  • Personal Care Services
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pet Supplies And Services
  • Photographic Equipment And Supplies
  • Plumbing And Heating
  • Property Taxes
  • Public Transportation
  • Records / Tapes / CD Purchases
  • Recreational Equipment And Supplies
  • Rental Costs
  • Roofing And Siding
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Shaving Needs
  • Shelter
  • Telephone Service Excl Cell Phones
  • Televisions
  • Transportation
  • Tuition
  • Used Car Purchase
  • Used Truck Purchase
  • Used Vehicle Purchase
  • VCRs And Related Equipment
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Vehicle Repair And Maintenance
  • Video And Audio Equipment
  • Video Game Hardware And Software
  • Watches
  • Women's Apparel

CEX - Health Care Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Health Care Detail

  • Total Health Care
    • Health Care Insurance
      • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
      • Commercial Health Insurance
      • Health Maintenance Plans
      • Medicare Payments
      • Medicare Supplements
    • Health Care Services
      • Dental Services
      • Eyecare Services
      • Hospital Services
      • Hospital Services Other Than Room
      • Other Medical Services
      • Physician Services
      • Other Services
        • Convalescent / Nursing Home Care
        • Lab Tests & X-Rays
        • Other Medical Services including Rentals
        • Services by Non-Physician Professionals
    • Health Care Supplies & Equipment
      • Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses
      • Medical Equipment & Supplies
      • Prescription Drugs
    • Household Operations: Babysitting & Elderly Care
      • Care of Invalids & Elderly

CEX - HH Furnishings & Expenses Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Household Furnishings & Expenses Detail

  • Total Household Furnishings & Equipment
    • Floor Coverings
    • Furniture
      • Mattresses & Springs
      • Other Bedroom Furniture
      • Sofas
      • Living Room Chairs
      • Living Room Tables
      • Kitchen / Dining Room Furniture
      • Infants Furniture
      • Outdoor Furniture
      • Wall Units & Cabinets
      • Office Furniture for Home Use
      • Closet & Storage Items
    • Household Textiles
      • Bathroom Linens
      • Bedroom Linens
      • Curtains & Drapes
      • Kitchen & Dining Room Linens
      • Other Linens
      • Sewing Materials
      • Slipcovers & Decorative Pillows
    • Housewares & Small Appliances
      • China & Other Dinnerware
      • Clocks
      • Computer Hardware
      • Computer Information Services
      • Computer Software
      • Flatware & Serving Pieces
      • Glassware
      • Hand Tools
      • Indoor Plants & Fresh Flowers
      • Lamps & Fixtures
      • Lawn & Garden Equipment
      • Luggage
      • Other Miscellaneous Housewares
      • Power Tools
      • Small Electric Kitchen Appliances
      • Smoke Alarms
      • Telephones & Accessories
    • Major Appliances
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Clothes Washer
      • Dishwasher & Disposal
      • Electric Floor Cleaning Equipment
      • Microwave Ovens
      • Portable Dishwasher
      • Refrigerator / Freezer
      • Sewing Machines
      • Stoves & Ovens
      • Window Air Conditioning
  • Other Owned Dwelling Costs
    • Fire Insurance
    • Ground Rent
    • Homeowners Insurance
    • Parking
    • Repairs & Maintenance
      • Hard Surface Flooring
      • Landscaping Materials
      • Other Repairs & Maintenance
      • Paint & Wallpaper
      • Plumbing & Heating
      • Roofing & Siding
      • Uncoded Capital Improvements
  • Rent
    • Maintenance & Repair by Tenant
    • Rent
    • Tenants Insurance
  • Household Operations: Services
    • Domestic Service
    • Gardening & Lawn Care
    • Household Paper Goods
    • Laundry & Cleaning Supplies
    • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
    • Miscellaneous Home Services
    • Moving & Storage
    • Postage & Stationery
    • Repair & Rental
    • Water Softening Service
  • Miscellaneous Expenses
    • Finance Charges excluding Mortgage & Vehicle
    • Funeral & Cemetery
    • Legal & Accounting

CEX - Restaurant Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Restaurant Detail

  • Food & Beverages: Away from Home
    • Breakfast & Brunch
    • Catered Affairs
    • Dinner
    • Food on Out-of-Town Trips
    • Lunch
    • Snacks & Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food & Beverages: Alcoholic
    • Beer & Ale Not at Home
    • Whiskey Away from Home
    • Wine Away from Home

CEX - Shelter Utilities Detail Comparison

Current Year Estimates and Five Year Projections

Consumer Expenditure (Average Household Annual) Shelter & Utilities Detail

  • Total Shelter
    • Mortgage Interest - Primary & Vacation Dwellings
    • Property Taxes - Primary & Vacation Dwellings
    • Miscellaneous Owned Dwelling Costs
    • Rental Costs
    • Other Lodging
      • Costs for Vacation Property
      • Housing for Someone at School
      • Lodging Away From Home
    • Property Management Fees
  • Utilities
    • Electricity
    • Fuel Oil & Other Fuels
    • Natural Gas
    • Other Utilities
      • Septic Tank Cleaning
      • Trash & Garbage Collection
      • Water & Sewage
    • Telephone Service
      • Cellular Phone Service
      • Telephone Service excluding Cell Phones