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Midwest Economy - Consumer Expenditures

Average Annual Expenditures for the U.S. and Regions (1), Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2011
Item United States Northeast Midwest South West

Consumer units (in thousands)

122,287 22,538 27,107 44,901 27,741

Income before taxes

$63,685 $71,733 $60,897 $58,780 $67,810

No. of persons

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6

No. of earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.3

No. of vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.0 1.9 2.0

Percent homeowner

65 64 68 68 58

Average annual expenditures

$49,705 $54,547 $47,192 $45,699 $54,745

Percent (2)

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Food

6,458 6,799 6,236 5,980 7,188

Percent

13.0 12.5 13.2 13.1 13.1

Housing

16,803 19,557 14,926 14,968 19,373

Percent

33.8 35.9 31.6 32.8 35.4

Apparel and services

1,740 1,905 1,624 1,615 1,926

Percent

3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.5

Transportation

8,293 8,435 8,114 8,264 8,399

Percent

16.7 15.5 17.2 18.1 15.3

Healthcare

3,313 3,368 3,620 3,160 3,216

Percent

6.7 6.2 7.7 6.9 5.9

Entertainment

2,572 2,632 2,505 2,350 2,950

Percent

5.2 4.8 5.3 5.1 5.4

Cash contributions

1,721 1,809 1,675 1,613 1,869

Percent

3.5 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.4

Personal insurance and pensions

5,424 5,961 5,178 4,936 6,016

Percent

10.9 10.9 11.0 10.8 11.0

All other

3,404 4,180 3,378 3,028 3,395

Percent

6.8 7.7 7.2 6.6 6.2

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region is composed of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Midwest region is composed of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The South region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The West region is composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(2) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

Average annual expenditures for Midwest metropolitan areas, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2010-11

Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis Cleveland

Consumer units(in thousands)

3,489 2,079 1,532 1,146

Income before taxes

$76,917 $65,060 $66,789 $58,358

No. of persons

2.7 2.5 2.4 2.3

No. of earners

1.5 1.2 1.4 1.2

No. of vehicles

1.8 2.1 2.4 1.9

Percent homeowner

69 70 72 70

Average annual expenditures

$57,579 $50,487 $54,457 $45,768

Percent (1)

100.0

100.0

100.0

100.0

Food

7,158 6,329 6,767 5,665

Percent

12.4 12.5 12.4 12.4

Housing

20,520 16,267 17,586 14,653

Percent

35.6 32.2 32.3 32.0

Apparel and services

2,056 1,448 1,665 1,657

Percent

3.6 2.9 3.1 3.6

Transportation

8,342 8,790 8,808 7,815

Percent

14.5 17.4 16.2 17.1

Healthcare

4,085 3,178 4,008 2,849

Percent

7.1 6.3 7.4 6.2

Entertainment

3,100 2,673 3,158 2,671

Percent

5.4 5.3 5.8 5.8

Cash contributions

1,595 1,646 1,738 1,769

Percent

2.8 3.3 3.2 3.9

Personal insurance and pensions

6,602 5,747 6,592 5,309

Percent

11.5 11.4 12.1 11.6

All other

4,121 4,409 4,135 3,380

Percent

7.2 8.7 7.6 7.4

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Consumer Expenditure Survey

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Last Modified Date: March 25, 2013

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