Consumer Expenditure Survey Data Table for the Midwest Region and Metropolitan Areas (PDF)

Table 22. Selected midwestern metropolitan statistical areas: Average annual expenditures and characteristics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2010-2011
Item All consumer units in the Midwest Chicago Detroit Minneapolis-St. Paul Cleveland

Number of consumer units (in thousands)

27,052 3,489 2,079 1,532 1,146
Consumer unit characteristics

Income before taxes

$59,659 $76,917 $65,060 $66,789 $58,358

Age of reference person

49.1 49.6 50.1 46.7 54.8
Average number in consumer unit

Persons

2.4 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5

Persons 65 and over

0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4

Earners

1.3 1.5 1.2 1.4 1.2

Vehicles

2.0 1.8 2.1 2.4 1.9
Home ownership

Percent homeowner

68 69 70 72 70
Average annual expenditures

Average annual expenditures

$46,247 $57,579 $50,467 $54,457 $45,768

Food

5,987 7,158 6,329 6,767 5,665

Food at home

3,709 4,276 4,034 4,332 3,253

Cereals and bakery products

523 602 573 632 466

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

754 904 837 818 600

Dairy products

398 404 406 553 331

Fruits and vegetables

682 903 782 799 578

Other food at home

1,352 1,465 1,436 1,529 1,278

Food away from home

2,278 2,882 2,295 2,436 2,412

Alcoholic beverages

383 439 445 723 397

Housing

14,847 20,520 16,267 17,586 14,653

Shelter

8,461 13,063 9,341 10,252 8,554

Owned dwellings

5,797 8,770 6,455 7,407 5,569

Rented dwellings

2,050 3,156 2,240 2,174 2,315

Other lodging

614 1,137 646 671 670

Utilities, fuels, and public services

3,451 3,981 4,036 3,315 3,434

Household operations

904 1,332 891 1,260 577

Housekeeping supplies

639 666 631 883 728

Household furnishings and equipment

1,392 1,478 1,368 1,877 1,360

Apparel and services

1,549 2,056 1,448 1,665 1,657

Transportation

7,669 8,342 8,790 8,808 7,815

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

2,605 2,624 2,705 2,908 2,598

Gasoline and motor oil

2,371 2,445 2,606 2,538 2,086

Other vehicle expenses

2,254 2,412 2,956 2,818 2,572

Public transportation

440 861 523 545 559

Healthcare

3,443 4,085 3,178 4,008 2,849

Entertainment

2,534 3,100 2,673 3,158 2,671

Personal care products and services

550 726 580 676 626

Reading

112 123 121 141 103

Education

1,124 1,776 1,474 1,578 1,227

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

373 263 410 288 334

Miscellaneous

769 794 1,359 727 692

Cash contributions

1,632 1,595 1,646 1,738 1,769

Personal insurance and pensions

5,275 6,602 5,747 6,592 5,309

Life and other personal insurance

340 402 334 348 279

Pensions and Social Security

4,934 6,201 5,413 6,244 5,030

Additional Data Available

A more detailed listing of CE results can be obtained from the BLS Internet site www.bls.gov/cex/ in text, PDF, and Excel formats. For personal assistance or further information on the Consumer Expenditure Survey, as well as other Bureau programs, contact the Mid-Atlantic Information Office at 215-597-3282.

 

Last Modified Date: October 9, 2012