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.
To aid in the interpretation of CE Tables, we suggest reviewing the Tables Getting Started Guide.
Research tables provide annual means for new classifications of expenditures or socio-economic characteristics. Currently, CE provides these research tables.
Calendar year and midyear means, shares across all items, and coefficients of variation tables by demographic characteristics, 2012 and July 2011 to June 2012 respectively, forward
Below are the tables for the current period (2013 - 2019); for tables covering 1984 forward, see historical tables.
Below are the tables for the current period (2018 - 2019); for tables covering 1986-1987 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data.
All 2018-2019 cross-tabulated tables in one zip file.
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
Metropolitan Statistical Areas Tables
Below are the tables for the current period (2018 - 2019); for tables covering 1972-1973 and 1986-1987 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data.
The CE underwent a sample change in 2015. The Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has been dropped from the sample and the geographical boundaries of the Boston MSA have changed significantly such that estimates for 2015 are not comparable to estimates for 2014. Thus, both Cleveland and Boston are not represented in the 2014-2015 tables. Boston returned in the 2015-2016 tables when two years of data based on the new boundaries become available.
Changes in the CE sample occur about every ten years and the number of MSAs for which survey estimates are available will change. CE estimates are available for 26 selected MSAs from 1986 to 1995, for 28 MSAs from 1996 to 2004, for 24 MSAs in 2005, for 18 MSAs from 2006 to 2014, for 16 MSAs in 2015, and for 22 MSAs starting in 2016.
Region, Census Division, and Area Tables
The tables below are for the current period (2018 - 2019); for tables covering 1987-1988 forward, see historical tables. These tables cover two years to increase the reliability of the data.
High Income Tables
The high income before taxes table was replaced by the higher income before taxes table in 2003-14. This higher income before taxes table included additional high income ranges.
The discontinued high income tables below contain expenditure data classified by income ranges. Two year tables from 1997-98 through 2001-02 are available below in either ASCII text format (TXT) or portable document format (PDF).
To download or view the PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be obtained from the Adobe Acrobat Web site free of charge.
Last Modified Date: March 29, 2021