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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use Electricity, 1984
 
                       
        Average Electricity
                       
    Residential Buildings Consumption Expenditures
          per            
      Total per   Square   per   per    per
   Total Total   Floorspace Building Foot per   Household per   Square per Household
  Households Number (billion (million  (thousand  Household Member Building Foot Household Member
Characteristics (million) (million) sq. ft.) Btu) Btu) (million Btu)   (million Btu)   (dollars) (dollars) (dollars) (dollars)
Total 86.3 67.4 144.3 37 17 28.8 11 808 0.38 632 234
Census Region and Division
Northeast 18.3 13.0 35.0 31 12 22.3 8 938 0.35 665 245
New England 4.3 3.1 9.0 31 11 22.6 8 869 0.30 635 227
Middle Atlantic 14.0 9.9 26.0 32 12 22.2 8 959 0.36 674 251
Midwest 21.6 17.0 39.1 32 14 25.2 10 693 0.30 546 210
East North Central 15.2 11.7 27.1 31 13 24.0 9 693 0.30 533 208
West North Central 6.4 5.3 12.0 34 15 28.0 11 694 0.31 575 216
South 29.3 25.0 44.5 43 24 36.3 13 867 0.49 740 269
South Atlantic 14.8 12.8 23.3 39 21 33.8 12 846 0.46 732 270
East South Central 5.8 4.9 9.0 52 28 43.9 16 836 0.46 710 261
West South Central 8.8 7.3 12.2 42 26 35.4 13 925 0.56 773 274
West 17.0 12.4 25.6 38 18 27.4 10 713 0.34 518 191
Mountain 4.5 3.6 7.0 33 17 27.0 10 664 0.35 539 195
Pacific 12.5 8.7 18.7 39 18 27.5 10 733 0.34 511 189
Metropolitan Statistical Area  
Urban 59.2 43.0 99.3 38 16 27.5 10 859 0.37 623 235
Central City 25.7 16.4 37.4 37 16 23.8 9 841 0.37 539 211
Suburban 33.6 26.5 61.9 38 16 30.3 11 871 0.37 688 252
Rural 27.0 24.4 45.0 35 19 31.6 11 719 0.39 649 233
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 9.0 7.2 16.7 31 13 24.9 10 624 0.27 502 196
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 21.5 16.3 41.3 34 13 25.4 9 783 0.31 593 221
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 22.5 17.3 39.5 36 16 28.0 10 827 0.36 636 233
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 19.9 15.5 28.6 38 21 29.4 11 749 0.41 580 214
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 13.3 11.1 18.2 45 27 37.4 14 1,018 0.62 850 314
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
   
Single-Family Detached 53.5 53.5 109.6 34 16 33.7 11 720 0.35 720 245
Owned 45.0 45.0 97.2 35 16 34.7 12 745 0.34 745 256
Rented 8.5 8.5 12.4 28 19 28.0 9 588 0.40 588 188
Single-Family Attached 4.1 4.1 7.7 28 15 27.9 11 667 0.35 667 252
Owned 2.8 2.8 5.9 27 13 27.5 11 699 0.33 699 276
Rented 1.2 1.2 1.7 29 20 28.9 10 594 0.42 594 204
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 10.0 3.6 11.6 47 15 16.9 7 1,158 0.36 417 168
Owned 2.0 0.7 3.6 48 10 17.6 7 1,459 0.29 534 206
Rented 8.0 2.9 8.0 47 17 16.8 7 1,083 0.39 388 158
5 or More Units 13.6 1.1 11.1 217 22 18.2 9 5,192 0.53 434 216
Owned 1.4 0.1 1.9 358 20 27.5 14 9,625 0.54 738 369
Rented 12.2 1.0 9.2 203 23 17.1 8 4,732 0.53 400 198
Mobile Homes 5.1 5.1 4.3 30 36 30.1 13 626 0.75 626 260
Owned 4.1 4.1 3.6 31 36 31.3 13 643 0.74 643 266
Rented 1.1 1.1 0.7 25 36 25.4 11 561 0.80 561 237
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 8.3 3.9 4.8 32 27 15.2 8 793 0.65 375 198
600 to 999 23.5 14.2 21.7 36 23 21.5 9 784 0.51 474 203
1,000 to 1,599 24.9 21.2 37.9 36 20 30.9 11 770 0.43 655 234
1,600 to 1,999 11.5 10.8 24.3 38 17 35.4 12 805 0.36 757 261
2,000 to 2,399 7.4 7.0 18.3 37 14 35.2 11 837 0.32 793 251
2,400 to 2,999 5.8 5.5 17.1 38 12 35.6 11 823 0.26 780 240
3,000 or More 4.9 4.8 20.1 44 10 42.9 13 1,010 0.24 989 293
Number of Rooms
1 0.6 0.1 0.2 51 27 8.8 6 1,373 0.74 237 158
2 2.2 0.7 1.4 49 24 15.3 9 1,133 0.56 352 217
3 8.8 3.5 6.5 40 21 15.6 9 915 0.49 361 207
4 18.5 11.6 20.0 35 20 22.1 10 776 0.45 486 210
5 20.6 17.4 32.1 34 18 28.7 11 729 0.39 615 225
6 16.5 15.5 31.8 35 17 32.9 11 777 0.38 730 244
7 9.2 9.0 21.7 40 16 38.7 12 849 0.35 829 257
8 or More 9.7 9.6 30.4 42 13 41.6 12 934 0.30 922 262
Ownership of Unit
Owned 55.3 52.7 112.2 35 16 33.3 12 762 0.36 727 258
Rented 31.0 14.7 32.0 44 20 20.7 8 975 0.45 461 186
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 25.2 19.6 44.3 27 12 21.3 8 660 0.29 515 197
1940 to 1949 7.0 5.8 11.2 30 16 24.8 10 669 0.35 558 221
1950 to 1959 12.6 11.1 21.4 31 16 27.1 10 694 0.36 610 227
1960 to 1964 7.5 5.8 12.3 39 19 30.6 11 844 0.40 655 226
1965 to 1969 8.2 6.5 13.3 42 20 32.6 12 904 0.44 709 253
1970 to 1974 10.7 7.7 16.6 47 22 34.1 12 989 0.46 719 261
1975 to 1979 10.1 7.2 17.3 56 23 40.2 14 1,139 0.48 815 290
1980 to 1984 (2) 5.0 3.6 7.7 46 21 32.8 13 914 0.42 657 258
Payment Method for Utlities  
All Paid by Household 70.5 63.2 130.1 36 17 31.9 11 768 0.37 688 245
Some Paid, Some in Rent 9.2 1.7 7.5 70 16 12.8 6 1,983 0.44 361 169
All Included in Rent 4.3 1.3 3.5 56 20 16.3 7 1,202 0.43 349 160
Other Method 2.2 1.3 3.2 33 13 18.9 8 887 0.35 503 208
1984 Family Income
Less than $5,000 7.9 5.5 9.1 28 17 19.9 9 629 0.38 440 204
$5,000 to $9,999 14.0 10.3 18.0 30 17 22.1 10 660 0.38 486 224
$10,000 to $14,999 13.1 9.3 17.6 35 18 24.7 10 750 0.39 532 211
$15,000 to $19,999 9.0 6.9 13.3 33 17 25.2 9 733 0.38 557 210
$20,000 to $24,999 8.4 6.3 14.0 38 17 28.5 10 815 0.36 610 220
$25,000 to $34,999 15.3 12.6 28.0 39 18 32.6 11 848 0.38 702 242
$35,000 or More 18.7 16.6 44.2 44 17 39.1 12 992 0.37 879 271
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 13.7 9.8 16.7 33 20 24.0 8 719 0.42 515 173
125 Percent 19.6 14.3 24.3 32 19 23.6 8 700 0.41 511 178
Eligible for Federal
Assistance (3)
26.2 19.6 34.0 32 18 23.8 9 693 0.40 518 188
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 6.8 3.8 7.0 42 23 23.1 9 888 0.48 492 192
25 to 34 Years 20.7 14.4 30.2 39 19 27.1 9 831 0.40 581 197
35 to 44 Years 16.8 14.0 32.4 43 19 35.7 10 927 0.40 771 215
45 to 59 Years 17.2 14.9 33.8 38 17 32.6 11 847 0.37 731 251
60 Years and Over 24.8 20.3 40.9 30 15 24.4 14 667 0.33 547 311
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 53.8 42.8 82.9 34 18 27.2 10 752 0.39 598 222
13 to 16 Years 25.6 19.4 46.7 41 17 31.2 12 898 0.37 682 252
17 Years or More 6.8 5.2 14.7 42 15 32.1 12 934 0.33 705 263
Race of Householder
White 72.7 58.7 127.2 37 17 29.9 11 806 0.37 651 249
Black 10.5 7.1 13.4 35 18 23.5 8 817 0.43 547 180
Other 3.1 1.7 3.7 37 16 19.8 6 847 0.38 459 134
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
 
Yes 4.4 2.9 5.9 32 16 20.9 6 830 0.40 541 166
No 81.9 64.5 138.4 37 17 29.2 11 807 0.38 636 239
Household Size
1 Person 20.3 12.8 25.2 28 14 17.7 18 627 0.32 395 395
2 Persons 26.6 21.0 44.5 35 17 27.8 14 777 0.37 613 306
3 Persons 15.4 12.5 27.0 39 18 31.6 11 840 0.39 684 228
4 Persons 13.5 11.9 26.0 42 19 37.0 9 906 0.41 796 199
5 Persons 6.3 5.5 13.2 44 18 38.8 8 969 0.40 854 171
6 or More Persons 4.1 3.7 8.3 42 19 37.5 6 956 0.42 844 128
                       
(1)  Climate zones are based on annual degree-days that are averaged over 30 years from 1951 to 1980.
(2)  Does not include all new construction for 1984.
(3)  Below 150 percent of poverty line or 60 percent of median State income.
Notes:  Because of rounding, data may not sum to totals.
Source:  Energy Information Administration, Office of Energy Markets and End Use, Forms EIA-457 A-G of the 1984 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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