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Consumer Expenditure Surveys
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New Jersey: 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

3,347,740 549,117 727,443 641,810 707,250 722,119
 

Consumer Unit Characteristics

 

Income before taxes

$111,034.09 $19,954.32 $44,864.24 $80,026.41 $126,591.47 $259,273.22

 

           

Age of reference person

52.81 59.05 54.21 49.91 50.57 51.41

Average Number in Consumer Unit

 

People

2.59 1.7 2.33 2.61 2.87 3.22

Children under 18

0.55 0.29 0.46 0.57 0.68 0.7

Adults 65 and older

0.45 0.67 0.61 0.27 0.35 0.37

Earners

1.43 0.56 1.13 1.42 1.76 2.07

Vehicles

1.74 0.9 1.49 1.7 2.05 2.35
 

Percent Distribution

 

Reference Person

 

Men

55.87 37.42 44.56 55.26 69.67 68.33

Women

44.13 62.58 55.44 44.74 30.33 31.67

Homeowner

65.11 36.2 49.22 63.8 77.72 91.92

With mortgage

42.61 8.06 22.5 40.84 62.53 71.2

Without mortgage

22.5 28.14 26.72 22.96 15.2 20.71

Renter

34.89 63.8 50.78 36.2 22.28 8.08

Race of Reference Person

Black or African-American

11.75 13.21 10.99 15.85 11.01 8.47

White, Asian, and all other races

88.25 86.79 89.01 84.15 88.99 91.53

Hispanic or Latino Origin of Reference Person

 

Hispanic or Latino

15.93 24.61 23.98 13.89 12.38 6.48

Not Hispanic or Latino

84.07 75.39 76.01 86.11 87.62 93.52

Education of Reference Person

 

Elementary (1-8)

1.7 3.87 1.61 0.47 a/ 2.89

High school (9-12)

22.27 41.28 32.22 26.34 10.25 5.95

College

75.94 54.31 66.17 73.19 89.75 91.16

Never attended and other

.09 0.54 a/ a/ a/ a/

At least one vehicle owned or leased

89.49 64.74 86.76 96.68 98.09 96.24
 

Average annual expenditures

$80,688.54 $39,121.98 $53,292.9 $66,377.56 $81,717.76 $148,050.08

Food

9,704.75 5,850.17 7,571.1 8,455.89 8,177.19 15,526.25

Food at home

6,044.45 3,246.14 5,198.97 5,669.55 5,014.34 9,260.66

Cereals and bakery products

806.85 443.68 694.4 900.65 652.3 1,147.1

Cereals and cereal products

233.47 144.06 211.86 279.86 215.28 284.54

Bakery products

573.38 299.62 482.54 620.79 437.02 862.56

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1,238.39 738.34 1,206.98 1,052.65 811.09 1,972.46

Beef

301.79 131.69 363.28 221.57 93.52 557.2

Pork

185.81 88.83 137.72 147.54 135.9 335.12

Other meats

197.69 100.12 194.02 163.05 99.09 348.8

Poultry

240.65 179.97 234.2 253.37 183.07 313.06

Fish and seafood

239.84 176.81 207.44 194 249.02 322.08

Eggs

72.62 60.92 70.31 73.13 50.49 96.2

Dairy products

652.94 371.49 598.74 617.67 646.12 884.6

Fresh milk and cream

233.79 140.6 226.8 172.39 302.06 285.76

Other dairy products

419.15 230.9 371.94 445.28 344.06 598.84

Fruits and vegetables

1,289.52 681.42 1,058.23 1,187.66 1,333.53 1,842.74

Fresh fruits

482.72 282.71 463.28 441.3 520.95 614.95

Fresh vegetables

425.91 258.18 252.29 421.93 488.3 602.5

Processed fruits

153.61 58.31 132.73 127.11 189.18 216.74

Processed vegetables

227.28 82.21 209.93 197.32 135.1 408.55

Other food at home

2,056.74 1,011.21 1,640.63 1,910.92 1,571.3 3,413.77

Sugar and other sweets

210.59 115.63 155.78 192.75 115.43 381.64

Fats and oils

142.75 104.13 163.41 137.3 70.69 205.3

Miscellaneous foods

1,066.85 528.76 739.67 1,068.06 850.81 1,757.99

Nonalcoholic beverages

583.3 246.32 555.13 482 488.68 933.38

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

53.25 16.36 26.64 30.82 45.69 135.46

Food away from home

3,660.3 2,604.04 2,372.13 2,786.34 3,162.85 6,265.6
 

Alcoholic beverages

730.13 157.97 181.21 390.49 755.17 1,658.19
 

Housing

29,100.87 18,198.92 21,924.01 24,099.55 29,581.37 48,245.96

Shelter

19,410.79 12,486.81 14,494.43 15,903.99 18,934.85 33,211.48

Owned dwellings

12,294.38 4,068.76 5,436.38 92,22.25 13,952.56 26,564.33

Mortgage interest and charges

3,658.82 474.33 987.83 2,979.53 5,599.95 7,320.86

Property taxes

5,960.45 2,668.58 3,130.33 4,370.39 6,809.63 11,896.19

Maintenance, repairs, insurance, other expenses

2,624.53 997.03 798.43 1,481.13 2,216.27 7,117.8

Rented dwellings

5,827.6 7,667.44 8,787.45 5,964.85 4,124.68 2,992.76

Other lodging

1,288.81 750.62 270.6 716.89 857.62 3,654.39

Utilities, fuels, and public services

4,579.91 3,183.68 4,073.78 4,385.24 4,818.55 6,090.77

Natural gas

808.55 455.55 716.73 777.13 840.42 1,166.19

Electricity

1,442.68 1,048.03 1,316.44 1,314.13 1,493.62 1,934.3

Fuel oil and other fuels

101.81 173.5 58.44 105.82 47.46 140.66

Telephone services

1,649.9 1,174.02 1,503.99 1,662.57 1,805.27 1,995.33

Residential phone service, VOIP, and phone cards

313.53 271.48 296.29 286.64 363.9 337.45

Cellular phone service

1,336.37 902.54 1,207.7 1,375.94 1,441.37 1,657.89

Water and other public services

576.97 332.58 478.18 525.58 631.78 854.3

Household operations

1,638.81 618.68 1,224.79 1,616.69 1,875.82 2,617.69

Personal Services

446.25 a/ 98.66 619.18 620.61 811.3

Other household expenses

1,192.56 618.68 1,126.13 997.51 1,255.21 1,806.39

Housekeeping supplies

989.69 721.91 559.04 828.61 798.93 1,675.09

Laundry and cleaning supplies

161.42 81.9 119.12 220.14 80.46 256.28

Other household products

538.3 370.43 381.81 296.97 670.31 805.94

Postage and stationery

289.97 269.58 58.11 311.51 48.16 612.86

Household furnishings and equipment

2,481.67 1,187.84 1,571.98 1,365.02 3,153.22 4,650.93

Household textiles

243.26 17.59 148.84 48.78 703.08 280.79

Furniture

815.9 510.23 376.06 355.57 810.4 1,905.92

Floor coverings

18.67 a/ 6.62 2.67 16 61.83

Major appliances

241.2 152.64 136.58 140.84 306.93 443.7

Small appliances, miscellaneous housewares

164.64 77.21 80.88 115.2 327.5 190.47

Miscellaneous household equipment

998.01 430.17 822.99 701.95 989.31 1,768.22
 

Apparel and services

1,945.99 1,235.94 961.46 864.19 2,054.31 3,833.61

Men and boys

467.23 411.36 343.34 102.57 634.46 716.03

Men, 16 and over

386.5 380.77 269.11 54.51 504.68 609.12

Boys, 2 to 15

80.74 30.6 74.24 48.07 129.78 106.91

Women and girls

692.87 422.05 356.7 306.45 580.33 1,421.2

Women, 16 and over

545.51 358.53 318.07 251.38 345.06 1,153.98

Girls, 2 to 15

147.36 63.53 38.63 55.06 235.27 267.22

Children under 2

30.52 45.94 6.99 a/ 85.08 18.62

Footwear

377.61 50.8 97.26 281.61 416.35 796.07

Other apparel products and services

377.77 305.78 157.17 173.56 338.09 881.68
 

Transportation

11,642.2 5,458.78 8,865.7 11,632.03 12,576.6 18,248.08

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

4,401.57 1,537.95 2,646.87 5,181.56 4,339.71 7,714.13

Cars and trucks, new

2,164.52 706.77 1,363.37 2,895.28 2,644.23 2,960.76

Cars and trucks, used

2,237.05 831.19 1,283.5 2,286.28 1,695.48 4,753.37

Other vehicles

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Gasoline, other fuels, and motor oil

1,749.8 996.49 1,413.38 1,759.45 2,037.09 2,371.57

Other vehicle expenses

4,516.75 2,443.76 4,099.67 4,003.68 5,349.39 6,149.87

Vehicle finance charges

162.18 108.46 101.46 115.56 244.56 224.94

Maintenance and repairs

963.12 676.22 1,028.63 859.2 1,117.85 1,052.22

Vehicle rental, leases, licenses, and other charges

1,460.41 506.31 974.19 1,100.35 1,391.78 2,991.88

Vehicle insurance

1,796.13 1,096.65 1,608.09 1,706.38 2,086.13 2,313.21

Public and other transportation

974.08 480.57 705.78 687.33 850.42 2012.51
 

Healthcare

6,117.78 3,294.9 4,695.33 5,119.42 7,189.23 9,483.36

Health insurance

4,397.45 2,533.33 3,086.11 3,641.95 5,266.51 6,956.32

Medical services

1,034.95 307.73 880.52 784.14 1,380.96 1,627.54

Drugs

491.14 389.97 560.11 412.6 390.34 607.02

Medical supplies

194.24 63.88 168.59 280.73 151.43 292.49
 

Entertainment

2,838.12 1,263.39 1,984.44 2,547.01 2,386.4 5,386.08

Fees and admissions

531.45 154.67 300.27 423.55 351.83 1,325.65

Audio and visual equipment and services

1,038.3 642.41 1,013.54 966.51 1,075.22 1,411.14

Pets, toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

913.43 418.53 510.98 954.31 664.45 1,659.63

Pets

611.02 360.55 401.12 856.68 563.44 814.67

Toys, hobbies, and playground equipment

302.41 57.98 109.85 97.63 101.01 844.96

Other entertainment supplies, equipment, and services

354.93 47.79 159.66 202.64 294.89 989.66
 

Personal care products and services

1,071.62 593.41 586.26 674.04 1,410.95 1,732.57
 

Reading

92.42 41.98 155.56 23.07 95.73 122.54
 

Education

2,821.44 616.19 507.4 1,414.29 1,930.98 8,918.79
 

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

156.53 105.51 80.5 351.74 75.33 177.9
 

Miscellaneous

1,213.18 441.66 795.02 892.27 857.54 2,848.88
 

Cash contributions

3,229.36 626.9 1,276.07 1,685.85 1,972.09 9,779.27
 

Personal insurance and pensions

10,024.14 1,236.25 3,708.84 8,227.72 12,654.87 22,088.58

Life and other personal insurance

775.77 492.13 558.23 391.41 762.18 1,565.54

Pensions and Social Security

9,248.36 744.12 3,150.61 7,836.31 11,892.7 20,523.04
 

Sources of Income and Personal Taxes

Money income before taxes

111,034.09 19,954.32 44,864.24 80,026.41 126,591.47 259,273.22

Wages and salaries

91,442.55 7,578.89 25,599.74 64,584.7 107,332.75 229,850.6

Self-employment income

6,413 878.48 2,884.97 4,314.71 3,644.5 18,752.03

Social Security, private and government retirement

10,345.4 9,244.02 14,179.68 9,379.06 12,490.66 6,078.16

Interest, dividends, rental income, other property income

1,617.3 396.29 563.56 1,091.11 1,925.25 3,773.35

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

149.1 606.69 135.03 62.33 16.19 22.6

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

726.46 923.44 1409.21 472.53 713.94 126.84

Other income

340.29 326.5 92.04 121.96 468.18 669.63

Personal taxes (contains some imputed values)

16,787.28 837.97 1,661.31 7,309.51 16,971.3 52,396.5

Federal income taxes

12,338.05 -476.4 381.99 5,150.9 11,931.25 40,912.94

Stimulus payment (new UCC Q20202)

1,157.02 1,031.2 1,110.07 771.96 1,858 955.67

State and local income taxes

3,215.67 -110.84 161.31 1,386.66 3,133.79 10,527.89

Other taxes

76.55 394.01 7.93 a/ 48.26 a/
 

*a/: Value is too small to display.

 

Last Modified Date: June 30, 2022