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Consumer Expenditure Surveys
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California: Quintiles of income before taxes, 2019-2020

Annual expenditure means and characteristics, Consumer Expenditure Surveys
Item All Consumer Units Lowest 20 Percent Second 20 Percent Third 20 Percent Fourth 20 Percent Highest 20 Percent

Number of Consumer Units (in thousands)

14,248,388 2,735,227 2,774,747 2,943,249 2,945,121 2,850,043
 

Consumer Unit Characteristics

 

Income before taxes

$99,022.50 $13,584.06 $39,369.10 $68,070.28 $112,527.22 $257,105.69

 

           

Age of reference person

51.7 60.0 52.3 48.8 49.1 48.9

Average Number in Consumer Unit

 

People

2.7 1.8 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.3

Children under 18

0.6 0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.8

Adults 65 and older

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3

Earners

1.5 0.5 1.1 1.6 1.9 2.1

Vehicles

1.9 1.0 1.6 1.8 2.3 2.6
 

Percent Distribution

 

Reference Person

 

Men

48.0 36.1 40.6 52.1 54.5 55.7

Women

52.0 63.9 59.4 47.9 45.5 44.3

Homeowner

55.4 41.4 43.5 48.4 63.1 79.5

With mortgage

34.6 16.0 19.7 27.9 47.4 60.8

Without mortgage

20.7 25.4 23.8 20.6 15.7 18.6

Renter

44.7 58.6 56.5 51.6 36.9 20.5

Race of Reference Person

Black or African-American

4.9 8.2 5.1 6.1 3.1 2.2

White, Asian, and all other races

95.1 91.8 94.9 93.9 96.9 97.8

Hispanic or Latino Origin of Reference Person

 

Hispanic or Latino

30.1 29.3 38.3 34.0 29.1 19.7

Not Hispanic or Latino

70.0 70.7 61.7 66.1 70.9 80.3

Education of Reference Person

 

Elementary (1-8)

4.4 6.6 8.7 3.6 2.8 0.7

High school (9-12)

23.3 33.7 31.1 25.2 17.0 10.2

College

71.6 58.7 59.4 70.3 79.9 88.8

Never attended and other

0.7 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.4

At least one vehicle owned or leased

91.2 74.2 92.2 94.2 97.3 96.9
 

Average annual expenditures

$70,830.25 $32,900.86 $47,336.72 $59,302.43 $82,786.72 $129,505.63

Food

9,102.13 4,736.42 6,952.52 8,559.11 10,895.85 13,922.05

Food at home

5,505.66 3,349.87 4,395.59 5,314.51 6,427.93 7,817.13

Cereals and bakery products

665.26 453.28 553.73 637.70 724.64 937.90

Cereals and cereal products

232.77 159.52 185.12 215.23 263.97 334.32

Bakery products

432.49 293.75 368.60 422.47 460.68 603.58

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,191.67 674.22 915.48 1,272.08 1,326.46 1,709.34

Beef

320.17 205.56 244.90 335.36 346.59 456.64

Pork

214.07 106.07 179.41 266.07 240.95 259.69

Other meats

134.06 54.28 97.57 158.01 146.40 203.48

Poultry

235.64 123.45 179.49 245.62 274.40 341.93

Fish and seafood

192.31 104.13 133.11 177.96 213.96 326.04

Eggs

95.42 80.73 81.01 89.05 104.16 121.56

Dairy products

543.03 349.08 451.58 515.07 622.14 757.66

Fresh milk and cream

178.91 138.77 165.61 170.76 191.21 224.18

Other dairy products

364.12 210.31 285.96 344.31 430.93 533.49

Fruits and vegetables

1,152.66 718.21 942.85 1,093.01 1,337.73 1,627.21

Fresh fruits

444.87 270.33 360.87 433.98 474.39 668.44

Fresh vegetables

414.38 250.69 339.53 373.72 522.24 568.19

Processed fruits

127.68 79.62 111.74 118.43 151.59 171.55

Processed vegetables

165.72 117.56 130.71 166.88 189.51 219.03

Other food at home

1,953.04 1,155.09 1,531.95 1,796.66 2,416.95 2,785.02

Sugar and other sweets

161.58 100.50 132.44 147.89 228.78 189.99

Fats and oils

140.35 85.30 119.66 137.29 169.39 183.22

Miscellaneous foods

1,064.26 595.13 813.32 977.56 1,246.64 1,646.27

Nonalcoholic beverages

523.53 354.15 422.98 481.82 681.01 658.57

Food prepared by consumer unit on out-of-town trips

63.32 20.02 43.55 52.10 91.14 106.98

Food away from home

3,596.47 1,386.55 2,556.93 3,244.59 4,467.93 6,104.92
 

Alcoholic beverages

666.20 296.46 336.53 481.67 706.06 1,506.46
 

Housing

26,794.32 15,739.70 19,368.29 23,413.15 30,395.24 44,436.06

Shelter

17,656.84 10,602.53 13,099.07 15,761.65 20,115.65 28,280.65

Owned dwellings

8,664.45 3,654.40 3,981.85 5,227.58 10,708.87 19,468.21

Mortgage interest and charges

4,014.70 1,346.14 1,519.76 2,364.04 5,136.05 9,550.65

Property taxes

2,743.47 1,177.97 1,393.09 1,804.35 3,184.86 6,074.32

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, other expenses

1,906.28 1,130.29 1,068.99 1,059.19 2,387.97 3,843.24

Rented dwellings

8,220.06 6,777.39 8,689.17 10,086.82 8,541.14 6,888.28

Other lodging

772.33 170.73 428.05 447.24 865.64 1,924.16

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,112.27 2,646.87 3,371.38 3,877.56 4,765.39 5,807.45

Natural gas

414.57 298.00 354.28 399.22 439.08 575.67

Electricity

1,301.79 947.53 1,103.11 1,226.42 1,478.66 1,730.29

Fuel oil and other fuels

48.31 29.07 32.41 38.10 50.71 90.32

Telephone services

1,500.92 847.64 1,240.40 1,500.11 1,756.42 2,118.35

Residential phone service, VOIP, and phone cards

167.94 196.85 162.38 145.59 168.04 168.58

Cellular phone service

1,332.98 650.79 1,078.01 1,354.52 1,588.38 1,949.77

Water and other public services

846.67 524.62 641.18 713.71 1,040.53 1,292.81

Household operations

1,832.10 983.54 1,054.14 1,228.11 1,904.93 3,951.76

Personal Services

456.58 72.81 65.48 196.94 521.13 1,407.10

Other household expenses

1,375.51 910.74 988.66 1,031.17 1,383.80 2,544.66

Housekeeping supplies

823.07 541.97 529.05 773.85 837.55 1,425.32

Laundry and cleaning supplies

202.81 159.62 146.42 160.85 212.10 337.94

Other household products

473.03 258.33 298.68 479.83 477.86 836.21

Postage and stationery

147.23 124.02 83.95 133.17 147.59 251.17

Household furnishings and equipment

2,370.04 964.79 1,314.66 1,771.99 2,771.72 4,970.87

Household textiles

149.28 89.22 78.79 104.17 197.80 276.24

Furniture

528.41 163.06 316.20 480.70 535.16 1,127.94

Floor coverings

26.66 13.36 14.99 16.22 23.11 65.26

Major appliances

335.76 160.36 201.38 240.41 398.31 668.13

Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares

138.51 85.71 115.95 128.57 146.99 211.41

Miscellaneous household equipment

1,191.41 453.08 587.35 801.92 1,470.35 2,621.90
 

Apparel and services

1,738.69 907.55 1,348.41 1,711.22 1,757.22 2,897.63

Men and boys

444.51 197.70 311.65 363.40 476.13 862.34

Men, 16 and over

342.57 135.46 206.19 256.13 390.04 714.83

Boys, 2 to 15

101.94 62.24 105.45 107.27 86.09 147.51

Women and girls

620.74 278.11 453.75 678.82 603.67 1,054.63

Women, 16 and over

521.81 243.22 395.55 540.38 541.49 859.78

Girls, 2 to 15

98.93 34.89 58.20 138.44 62.18 194.85

Children under 2

68.30 34.89 58.20 138.44 62.18 194.85

Footwear

383.90 288.88 356.32 416.39 411.26 431.55

Other apparel products and services

221.24 124.73 181.61 178.92 188.78 427.59
 

Transportation

10,499.82 4,075.62 7,737.69 8,888.38 13,603.98 17,812.85

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

3,958.41 977.26 2,871.65 2,551.99 5,898.28 7,325.35

Cars and trucks, new

2,011.74 219.83 1,555.34 1,117.65 3,305.01 3,762.71

Cars and trucks, used

1,910.48 757.43 1,316.32 1,383.92 2,593.27 3,433.77

Other vehicles

36.19 a/ a/ 50.42 a/ 128.88

Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

2,298.24 1,260.79 1,938.13 2,381.49 2,917.69 2,918.40

Other vehicle expenses

3,576.91 1,686.61 2,602.07 3,537.33 4,000.82 5,946.23

Vehicle finance charges

217.17 57.27 148.52 212.48 322.79 333.17

Maintenance and repairs

905.79 471.23 741.40 863.03 974.45 1,459.35

Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, and other charges

822.56 362.73 379.71 827.82 724.21 1,791.19

Vehicle insurance

1,631.39 795.38 1,332.44 1,634.00 1,979.37 2,362.51

Public and other transportation

666.26 150.97 325.84 417.57 787.18 1,622.87
 

Healthcare

4,909.43 2,826.39 3,943.16 4,349.27 5,667.19 7,638.21

Health insurance

3,527.38 2,028.99 2,831.20 3,229.39 4,126.94 5,331.36

Medical services

816.27 412.04 643.10 600.04 883.75 1,526.39

Drugs

417.53 240.48 350.16 374.98 540.19 563.21

Medical supplies

148.25 144.87 118.69 144.86 116.31 217.24
 

Entertainment

3,134.81 1,409.45 1,817.43 2,311.20 3,611.15 6,436.30

Fees and admissions

790.26 218.56 273.94 372.06 1,032.38 2,031.39

Audio and visual equipment and services

1,038.28 586.92 799.75 934.27 1,170.70 1,617.39

Pets, toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

933.51 506.85 600.01 673.74 1,011.35 1,856.30

Pets

780.34 424.25 527.07 579.90 836.94 1,518.05

Toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

153.17 82.60 72.94 93.84 174.41 338.24

Other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services

372.76 97.13 143.74 331.12 396.72 877.23
 

Personal care products and services

813.00 454.37 574.25 732.20 1,020.66 1,257.06
 

Reading

89.22 87.58 61.41 71.48 81.47 148.95
 

Education

1,258.95 522.49 476.09 589.63 942.59 3,744.13
 

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

185.66 234.16 193.49 169.96 194.51 144.60
 

Miscellaneous

966.4 491.21 829.77 1,098.21 913.38 1,468.97
 

Cash contributions

2,434.96 530.17 998.97 1,131.44 2,466.78 6,974.35
 

Personal insurance and pensions

8,236.65 589.29 2,698.73 5,795.51 10,530.65 21,118.02

Life and other personal insurance

468.08 114.68 191.49 324.06 641.99 1,045.53

Pensions and Social Security

7,768.58 474.61 2,507.24 5,471.44 9,888.66 20,072.49
 

Sources of Income and Personal Taxes

Money income before taxes

99,022.50 13,584.06 39,369.10 68,070.28 112,527.22 257,105.69

Wages and salaries

78,469.01 4,563.82 25,124.10 53,601.42 90,370.24 214,715.11

Self-employment income

7,124.43 355.27 1,818.88 3,127.08 6,573.21 23,483.96

Social Security, private and government retirement

8,898.15 6,813.85 9,524.23 8,549.36 11,135.25 8,337.42

Interest, dividends, rental income, other property income

3,032.18 145.15 1,166.65 1,443.08 3,337.24 8,944.99

Public assistance, Supplemental Security Income, Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

522.65 1,118.85 776.21 338.02 303.58 120.66

Unemployment and workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, and regular contributions for support

609.08 245.18 624.44 697.69 600.57 860.65

Other income

367.00 341.95 334.60 313.61 207.14 642.899

Personal taxes (contains some imputed values)

16,571.84 158.78 2,815.42 7,289.49 13,720.83 58,248.74

Federal income taxes

11,557.86 -566.48 1,049.21 4,916.73 9,611.04 42,294.88

Stimulus payment (new UCC Q20202)

889.95 787.91 1,081.04 918.19 1,051.37 605.88

State and local income taxes

4,116.55 -63.38 680.24 1,450.45 3,057.38 15,321.44

Other taxes

7.48 0.73 4.93 4.12 1.04 26.53
 

*a/: Value is too small to display.

 

Last Modified Date: June 30, 2022