Table 1600. Number of earners in consumer unit: Shares of annual aggregate expenditures and sources of income, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 1996 (Aggregates in millions of dollars, unless otherwise indicated) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | Single consumers | Consumer units of two or more persons | | | _______________________ _______________________________________________ Item | Aggregate | | | | | | | | No earner |One earner | No earner |One earner |Two earners| Three or | | | | | | | more | | | | | | | ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | Number of consumer units (in thousands).........| 104,212 | 11,463 | 18,034 | 10,546 | 20,705 | 33,038 | 10,426 Percent distribution of consumer units..........| 100.0 | 11.0 | 17.3 | 10.1 | 19.9 | 31.7 | 10.0 | | | | | | | Consumer unit characteristics (mean values): | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Income before taxes 1/........................| \$38,014 | \$12,385 | \$25,557 | \$19,073 | \$34,747 | \$54,116 | \$61,865 Income after taxes 1/.........................| 34,864 | 11,945 | 22,911 | 18,616 | 32,109 | 49,233 | 56,728 Age of reference person.......................| 47.7 | 68.3 | 38.4 | 63.5 | 46.9 | 41.4 | 46.6 | | | | | | | Average number in consumer unit: | | | | | | | Persons.....................................| 2.5 | 1.0 | 1.0 | 2.5 | 3.0 | 3.1 | 4.4 Children under 18...........................| .7 | n.a. | n.a. | .6 | 1.1 | .9 | 1.2 Persons 65 and over.........................| .3 | .7 | .1 | 1.2 | .3 | .1 | .1 Earners.....................................| 1.3 | n.a. | 1.0 | n.a. | 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.4 Vehicles....................................| 1.9 | .8 | 1.2 | 1.5 | 1.9 | 2.4 | 3.3 | | | | | | | Percent distribution: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Sex of reference person: | | | | | | | Male......................................| 60 | 29 | 53 | 65 | 57 | 71 | 76 Female....................................| 40 | 71 | 47 | 35 | 43 | 29 | 24 | | | | | | | Housing tenure: | | | | | | | Homeowner.................................| 64 | 58 | 37 | 72 | 64 | 72 | 81 With mortgage...........................| 38 | 10 | 24 | 14 | 36 | 56 | 61 Without mortgage........................| 26 | 49 | 13 | 58 | 27 | 16 | 20 Renter....................................| 36 | 42 | 63 | 28 | 36 | 28 | 19 | | | | | | | Race of reference person: | | | | | | | Black.....................................| 12 | 12 | 9 | 16 | 16 | 10 | 10 White and other...........................| 88 | 88 | 91 | 84 | 84 | 90 | 90 | | | | | | | Education of reference person: | | | | | | | Elementary (1-8)..........................| 8 | 19 | 3 | 17 | 8 | 4 | 7 High school (9-12)........................| 41 | 48 | 29 | 52 | 47 | 38 | 43 College...................................| 50 | 31 | 68 | 30 | 45 | 58 | 49 Never attended and other..................| (2) | 1 | (2) | 1 | (2) | (2) | (2) | | | | | | | At least one vehicle owned..................| 85 | 61 | 78 | 79 | 86 | 94 | 96 | | | | | | | Annual aggregate expenditures...................|\$3,520,193 | 4.8 | 11.9 | 6.8 | 19.3 | 41.9 | 15.2 | | | | | | | Food..........................................| 488,601 | 4.4 | 10.9 | 6.9 | 18.8 | 41.6 | 17.4 Food at home................................| 299,005 | 5.2 | 8.8 | 8.0 | 20.3 | 40.6 | 17.0 Cereals and bakery products...............| 46,483 | 5.2 | 8.4 | 7.9 | 20.1 | 40.9 | 17.5 Cereals and cereal products.............| 17,222 | 4.9 | 8.1 | 8.1 | 20.8 | 40.4 | 17.6 Bakery products.........................| 29,261 | 5.4 | 8.5 | 7.9 | 19.7 | 41.1 | 17.4 Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs............| 76,621 | 5.3 | 7.9 | 8.5 | 20.4 | 40.3 | 17.6 Beef....................................| 22,337 | 4.4 | 7.3 | 7.7 | 21.5 | 41.3 | 17.8 Pork....................................| 16,333 | 7.0 | 8.3 | 9.3 | 19.6 | 38.4 | 17.4 Other meats.............................| 10,270 | 4.9 | 7.6 | 7.6 | 20.7 | 39.9 | 19.2 Poultry.................................| 15,001 | 4.9 | 7.7 | 9.0 | 19.4 | 41.2 | 17.8 Fish and seafood........................| 9,146 | 4.8 | 9.0 | 8.3 | 20.9 | 41.2 | 15.8 Eggs....................................| 3,535 | 6.9 | 8.7 | 10.0 | 20.2 | 37.3 | 16.8 | | | | | | | Dairy products............................| 32,435 | 5.3 | 8.8 | 7.4 | 20.1 | 41.2 | 17.3 Fresh milk and cream....................| 13,762 | 5.4 | 7.9 | 7.9 | 20.6 | 40.5 | 17.7 Other dairy products....................| 18,674 | 5.2 | 9.5 | 6.9 | 19.6 | 41.7 | 17.0 Fruits and vegetables.....................| 50,971 | 5.6 | 9.2 | 8.7 | 20.1 | 40.4 | 16.1 Fresh fruits............................| 15,957 | 5.4 | 10.0 | 8.9 | 20.5 | 39.2 | 16.0 Fresh vegetables........................| 15,324 | 5.9 | 8.6 | 8.7 | 19.9 | 40.7 | 16.2 Processed fruits........................| 11,395 | 5.4 | 9.6 | 7.9 | 20.6 | 41.1 | 15.5 Processed vegetables....................| 8,294 | 5.5 | 8.5 | 9.4 | 19.0 | 40.9 | 16.7 | | | | | | | Other food at home........................| 92,494 | 5.0 | 9.6 | 7.4 | 20.5 | 40.7 | 16.8 Sugar and other sweets..................| 11,890 | 4.7 | 9.1 | 9.3 | 22.1 | 38.4 | 16.3 Fats and oils...........................| 8,640 | 6.3 | 8.1 | 8.9 | 21.0 | 40.4 | 15.3 Miscellaneous foods.....................| 40,625 | 4.7 | 9.4 | 6.6 | 20.7 | 41.3 | 17.3 Nonalcoholic beverages..................| 26,210 | 5.2 | 10.0 | 6.7 | 19.0 | 41.7 | 17.5 Food prepared by consumer unit | | | | | | | on out-of-town trips...................| 5,128 | 4.5 | 13.2 | 9.5 | 22.5 | 37.4 | 12.8 Food away from home.........................| 189,597 | 3.1 | 14.2 | 5.2 | 16.4 | 43.2 | 17.9 | | | | | | | Alcoholic beverages...........................| 32,110 | 3.1 | 20.4 | 5.6 | 14.5 | 42.3 | 14.1 | | | | | | | Housing.......................................| 1,119,705 | 6.0 | 12.6 | 7.3 | 20.4 | 40.7 | 12.9 Shelter.....................................| 631,896 | 6.0 | 14.5 | 6.5 | 19.9 | 40.6 | 12.5 Owned dwellings...........................| 394,193 | 4.4 | 9.7 | 6.1 | 19.5 | 45.4 | 15.0 Mortgage interest and charges...........| 220,326 | 1.6 | 9.7 | 2.2 | 18.8 | 51.7 | 16.0 Property taxes..........................| 97,879 | 6.9 | 9.2 | 9.6 | 20.5 | 39.5 | 14.3 Maintenance, repairs, insurance, | | | | | | | other expenses.........................| 75,987 | 9.3 | 10.3 | 12.9 | 20.3 | 34.4 | 12.8 Rented dwellings..........................| 194,213 | 9.6 | 24.6 | 7.0 | 20.8 | 31.4 | 6.6 Other lodging.............................| 43,490 | 5.0 | 12.9 | 8.2 | 18.8 | 39.0 | 16.0 | | | | | | | Utilities, fuels, and public services.......| 244,571 | 7.1 | 10.8 | 9.7 | 21.2 | 37.0 | 14.2 Natural gas...............................| 30,351 | 8.4 | 9.6 | 11.1 | 20.9 | 36.7 | 13.4 Electricity...............................| 94,569 | 7.1 | 10.0 | 10.3 | 21.7 | 36.8 | 14.1 Fuel oil and other fuels..................| 11,237 | 9.9 | 7.7 | 9.4 | 21.7 | 36.8 | 14.6 Telephone services........................| 80,485 | 6.2 | 13.8 | 7.9 | 20.8 | 37.3 | 14.1 Water and other public services...........| 27,929 | 7.3 | 7.9 | 11.3 | 20.5 | 37.5 | 15.5 Household operations........................| 54,408 | 8.2 | 6.0 | 7.8 | 20.2 | 50.2 | 7.5 Personal services.........................| 26,954 | 5.4 | 1.9 | 4.3 | 20.9 | 62.8 | 4.8 Other household expenses..................| 27,454 | 11.0 | 10.1 | 11.2 | 19.5 | 37.9 | 10.3 | | | | | | | Housekeeping supplies.......................| 48,207 | 4.5 | 8.5 | 7.4 | 21.7 | 41.2 | 16.7 Laundry and cleaning supplies.............| 12,384 | 4.3 | 8.4 | 6.9 | 20.5 | 41.5 | 18.2 Other household products..................| 21,317 | 3.9 | 8.2 | 7.6 | 20.3 | 44.2 | 15.8 Postage and stationery....................| 14,507 | 5.5 | 9.0 | 7.6 | 24.7 | 36.4 | 16.8 Household furnishings and equipment.........| 140,623 | 4.0 | 11.3 | 6.3 | 20.8 | 44.0 | 13.6 Household textiles........................| 7,908 | 6.3 | 13.1 | 6.6 | 20.0 | 40.3 | 13.7 Furniture.................................| 33,402 | 5.6 | 12.9 | 6.2 | 22.2 | 39.8 | 13.3 Floor coverings...........................| 10,481 | 2.1 | 4.3 | 6.0 | 28.9 | 49.3 | 9.4 Major appliances..........................| 16,881 | 4.5 | 7.5 | 10.3 | 19.9 | 42.1 | 15.7 Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares| 8,784 | 4.6 | 10.9 | 6.3 | 23.2 | 40.1 | 14.9 Miscellaneous household equipment.........| 63,167 | 2.9 | 12.5 | 5.4 | 18.8 | 46.8 | 13.7 | | | | | | | Apparel and services..........................| 182,217 | 3.4 | 10.6 | 4.4 | 19.9 | 43.7 | 17.9 Men and boys................................| 44,008 | 2.0 | 10.4 | 4.8 | 19.8 | 45.5 | 17.5 Men, 16 and over..........................| 34,312 | 2.4 | 12.7 | 4.6 | 17.2 | 44.6 | 18.5 Boys, 2 to 15.............................| 9,696 | .7 | 2.2 | 5.4 | 28.7 | 48.9 | 14.0 Women and girls.............................| 74,676 | 4.4 | 11.2 | 4.5 | 19.6 | 42.7 | 17.6 Women, 16 and over........................| 63,155 | 5.0 | 12.8 | 4.6 | 18.9 | 41.0 | 17.7 Girls, 2 to 15............................| 11,521 | .6 | 2.5 | 4.0 | 23.7 | 52.3 | 16.9 Children under 2............................| 8,568 | .8 | 3.3 | 3.6 | 33.7 | 46.9 | 11.7 Footwear....................................| 31,027 | 3.6 | 9.7 | 4.6 | 20.4 | 42.9 | 18.7 Other apparel products and services.........| 23,939 | 3.4 | 13.4 | 3.3 | 15.4 | 43.5 | 21.1 | | | | | | | Transportation................................| 665,046 | 3.1 | 11.1 | 6.8 | 19.3 | 42.8 | 16.8 Vehicle purchases (net outlay)..............| 293,337 | 1.9 | 10.1 | 6.9 | 20.0 | 44.5 | 16.7 Cars and trucks, new......................| 125,960 | 2.7 | 8.8 | 8.9 | 19.4 | 47.3 | 12.9 Cars and trucks, used.....................| 163,401 | 1.3 | 10.9 | 5.4 | 20.9 | 42.0 | 19.5 Other vehicles............................| 3,976 | (3) | 4/17.9 | 4/.2 | 4/.9 | 62.6 | 18.4 Gasoline and motor oil......................| 112,713 | 3.5 | 11.8 | 6.5 | 19.7 | 41.2 | 17.3 Other vehicle expenses......................| 214,470 | 3.5 | 11.9 | 6.4 | 18.1 | 42.6 | 17.5 Vehicle finance charges...................| 28,716 | .9 | 9.5 | 4.0 | 17.4 | 48.0 | 20.2 Maintenance and repairs...................| 67,248 | 4.0 | 12.6 | 6.9 | 17.9 | 41.4 | 17.1 Vehicle insurance.........................| 72,693 | 4.2 | 11.4 | 7.5 | 18.2 | 40.3 | 18.4 Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, | | | | | | | other charges............................| 45,813 | 3.3 | 13.1 | 5.7 | 18.4 | 44.7 | 14.7 Public transportation.......................| 44,526 | 7.8 | 12.4 | 9.4 | 19.9 | 37.0 | 13.5 | | | | | | | Health care...................................| 184,457 | 10.5 | 8.0 | 14.6 | 21.7 | 32.7 | 12.6 Health insurance............................| 86,178 | 10.7 | 7.1 | 15.5 | 21.2 | 33.4 | 12.0 Medical services............................| 56,638 | 9.4 | 8.5 | 11.3 | 22.4 | 34.6 | 13.9 Drugs.......................................| 31,518 | 12.4 | 7.9 | 18.8 | 23.1 | 27.2 | 10.7 Medical supplies............................| 10,123 | 8.2 | 12.6 | 11.9 | 18.2 | 33.2 | 15.9 | | | | | | | Entertainment.................................| 191,029 | 3.6 | 11.7 | 7.3 | 18.2 | 45.6 | 13.5 Fees and admissions.........................| 47,828 | 4.6 | 12.3 | 6.4 | 19.1 | 42.8 | 14.7 Television, radios, sound equipment.........| 58,451 | 5.6 | 13.8 | 7.2 | 19.8 | 39.1 | 14.5 Pets, toys, and playground equipment........| 34,864 | 2.9 | 10.4 | 4.8 | 21.3 | 49.5 | 11.1 Other entertainment supplies, equipment, | | | | | | | and services...............................| 49,885 | .9 | 9.7 | 10.1 | 13.2 | 53.1 | 13.0 | | | | | | | Personal care products and services...........| 53,380 | 5.3 | 10.6 | 8.3 | 19.7 | 39.3 | 16.8 | | | | | | | Reading.......................................| 16,593 | 6.7 | 14.1 | 8.4 | 19.1 | 39.3 | 12.5 | | | | | | | Education.....................................| 54,554 | 2.9 | 19.4 | 3.3 | 16.7 | 35.0 | 22.7 | | | | | | | Tobacco products and smoking supplies.........| 26,539 | 5.3 | 13.2 | 7.3 | 21.3 | 37.6 | 15.3 | | | | | | | Miscellaneous.................................| 89,055 | 7.9 | 14.6 | 6.3 | 19.5 | 39.1 | 12.7 | | | | | | | Cash contributions............................| 98,010 | 9.8 | 11.9 | 10.4 | 19.7 | 37.1 | 11.1 | | | | | | | Personal insurance and pensions...............| 318,898 | .7 | 13.1 | 1.2 | 15.6 | 51.3 | 18.1 Life and other personal insurance...........| 36,796 | 3.5 | 7.7 | 7.6 | 20.0 | 44.6 | 16.5 Pensions and Social Security................| 282,103 | 4/.3 | 13.8 | 4/.3 | 15.0 | 52.1 | 18.3 | | | | | | | Sources of income and personal taxes: 1/ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Money income before taxes.....................| 3,141,043 | 3.5 | 12.1 | 5.1 | 17.6 | 45.5 | 16.3 Wages and salaries..........................| 2,442,526 | (3) | 13.6 | (5) | 16.5 | 51.4 | 18.5 Self-employment income......................| 191,525 | (3) | 11.7 | (5) | 19.8 | 51.2 | 17.3 Social Security, private and government | | | | | | | retirement.................................| 358,135 | 24.8 | 3.1 | 35.3 | 21.5 | 11.9 | 3.4 Interest, dividends, rental income, other | | | | | | | property income............................| 62,905 | 20.0 | 7.9 | 23.1 | 19.7 | 21.6 | 7.8 Unemployment and workers' compensation, | | | | | | | veterans' benefits.........................| 17,563 | 7.5 | 9.0 | 9.0 | 21.0 | 31.1 | 22.5 Public assistance, supplemental security | | | | | | | income, food stamps........................| 36,141 | 9.8 | 1.4 | 41.6 | 30.3 | 13.0 | 4.0 Regular contributions for support...........| 20,057 | 9.1 | 17.5 | 11.0 | 28.5 | 26.0 | 8.0 Other income................................| 12,190 | 6.9 | 31.1 | 4.1 | 15.4 | 30.9 | 11.6 | | | | | | | Personal taxes................................| 260,290 | 1.5 | 15.1 | 1.5 | 16.1 | 49.5 | 16.3 Federal income taxes........................| 195,963 | 1.5 | 15.6 | 1.1 | 14.9 | 50.4 | 16.5 State and local income taxes................| 54,980 | .8 | 14.5 | .8 | 19.7 | 47.7 | 16.5 Other taxes.................................| 9,347 | 5.9 | 7.9 | 13.9 | 20.0 | 40.8 | 11.6 | | | | | | | Income after taxes............................| 2,880,752 | 3.6 | 11.8 | 5.4 | 17.7 | 45.1 | 16.3 | | | | | | | ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1/ Components of income and taxes are derived from "complete income reporters" only; see glossary. 2/ Value less than 0.5. 3/ No data reported. 4/ Data are likely to have large sampling errors. 5/ Value less than 0.05. n.a. Not applicable.