This page provides links to CE tables that contain expenditure and income data for selected demographic and geographic characteristics by reference person or consumer unit (CU). The tables provide population means (as opposed to means of those reporting), percent shares across all items, and variance measures (standard error and coefficient of variation), and aggregate expenditure shares across selected groups.
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- Top line means tables provide calendar year expenditure data for all consumer units. CE provides two types of top line tables - multiyear tables with means for several years, and detailed tables that include the most granular level of expenditure data available, along with variances and percent reporting for each expenditure item.
- Calendar year and midyear means tables by demographic characteristics provide 12 month means, shares across all items, and variances for two time periods. The calendar year tables provide data for one calendar year, and the midyear tables provide data for a time period stretching from the 3rd quarter of the previous year through the 2nd quarter of the next year. For the discontinued tables, see the discontinued calendar year tables and the discontinued midyear tables pages. For historical calendar year tables between 1961 and 2011, see the calendar year tables page.
- Calendar year aggregate shares tables by demographic characteristics provide annual aggregate expenditures and shares across demographic groups. These tables provide an aggregate value for selected expenditures and how that aggregate is distributed across the demographics. For the discontinued tables, see the discontinued calendar year aggregate tables page.
- Geographic means tables provide two year means by geographic areas ‐ 4 regions (e.g., Northeast), 9 divisions (e.g., New England), selected states (e.g., California), selected metropolitan statistical areas (e.g., New York City), and population size of area (e.g., urban consumer units). For more information on CE's geographic definitions, see the CE geographic data page.
- Cross-tabulated tables provide annual means averaged over two years of data categorized by two socio-economic characteristics (e.g. age and income).
Below are the tables for the current period (2019 - 2020); for tables covering 1986-1987 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data.
Age of reference person by income before taxes
Age of reference person by region of residence
Region of residence by income before taxes
Region of residence by housing tenure
Size of consumer unit by income before taxes
Size of consumer unit by age of reference person
Singles by income before taxes
Singles by age of reference person
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Last Modified Date: September 9, 2021