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Consumer Expenditure Surveys
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CE Tables

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.

Publication tables


Research tables provide annual means for new classifications of expenditures or socio-economic characteristics. Currently, CE provides these research tables.


Publication 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

Table Most recent period
(PDF)
All periods
(PDF and Excel)
Note
(CY = Calendar year and MY = Midyear)
Calendar year Midyear Calendar year Midyear

Consumer unit demographics

Income

Income before taxes

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Quintiles of income before taxes

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Deciles of income before taxes

2019 2018-2019 2014 forward 2013-2014 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Geography

Region of residence

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Population size of area

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward CY: Errata for 2016
MY: Errata for 2019

Type of area of CU

2019 2018-2019 2019 forward 2018-2019 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Additional demographics

Composition of CU

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Highest education level of any CU member

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2012-2013 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Housing tenure of CU

2019 2018-2019 2019 forward 2018-2019 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Number of earners in CU

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Size of CU

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Reference person

Age

Age of reference person

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Generation of reference person

2019 2018-2019 2016 forward 2016-2017 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Selected age ranges of reference person

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Additional demographics

Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Occupation of reference person

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Table for 2012-2013 was not published due to processing issues.
MY: Errata for 2019

Race of reference person

2019 2018-2019 2012 forward 2011-2012 forward MY: Errata for 2019

Calendar year aggregate expenditure shares across selected groups tables by demographic characteristics, 1989 forward

Table Most recent year
(PDF)
All years
(PDF and Excel)
Notes

Consumer unit demographics

Income

Income before taxes

2019 1989 forward

Quintiles of income before taxes

2019 1989 forward

Deciles of income before taxes

2019 2014 forward

Geography

Region of residence

2019 1989 forward

Population size of area

2019 2016 forward Errata for 2016

Type of area of CU

2019 2019 forward

Additional demographics

Composition of CU

2019 1989 forward

Highest education level of any CU member

2019 2012 forward

Housing tenure of CU

2019 2019 forward

Number of earners in CU

2019 1989 forward

Size of CU

2019 1989 forward

Reference person

Age

Age of reference person

2019 1989 forward

Generation of reference person

2019 2016 forward

Additional demographics

Hispanic or Latino origin of reference person

2019 2003 forward

Occupation of reference person

2019 1989 forward

Race of reference person

2019 2003 forward

Multiyear Tables

Below are the tables for the current period (2013 - 2019); for tables covering 1984 forward, see historical tables.

  • 2013-2019 Multiyear table — (PDF) (XLSX)


Cross-Tabulated 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.

  • Selected Midwestern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Northeastern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Southern MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Selected Western MSAs — (PDF) (XLSX)


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.

  • Region of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Census Division of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)
  • Population size of area of residence — (PDF) (XLSX)


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).

  • 2001-02 High Income Table — (PDF) (TXT)
  • 2000-01 High Income Table — (PDF) (TXT)
  • 1999-2000 High Income Table — (PDF) (TXT)
  • 1998-99 High Income Table — (PDF) (TXT)
  • 1997-98 High Income Table — (PDF) (TXT)

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