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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use Fuel Oil/Kerosene, 1981
 
                       
        Average Fuel Oil/Kerosene
                       
    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 U.S. Households 14.6 11.0 28.9 116 44 87.9 32 1,032 0.39 781 283
Census Region and Division
Northeast 8.9 5.9 18.0 158 51 103.5 36 1,405 0.46 923 323
New England 2.4 1.7 5.1 148 50 105.3 36 1,332 0.45 946 327
Middle Atlantic 6.5 4.1 12.8 161 52 102.9 36 1,435 0.46 915 322
Midwest 2.3 2.2 5.1 86 37 79.5 29 751 0.32 693 254
East North Central 1.7 1.7 3.8 79 35 76.8 28 688 0.31 672 243
West North Central 0.6 0.4 1.3 115 40 87.7 33 993 0.35 759 286
South 2.8 2.5 4.7 56 30 50.2 20 497 0.27 448 180
South Atlantic 2.5 2.2 4.2 56 30 49.7 20 500 0.27 445 182
East South Central 0.3 0.3 0.5 55 31 55.4 20 482 0.27 482 171
West South Central Q Q Q 48 56 48.0 11 425 0.49 425 99
West 0.5 0.5 1.2 63 27 58.4 23 548 0.24 511 197
Mountain 0.1 0.1 0.2 45 24 44.6 18 384 0.20 384 153
Pacific 0.5 0.4 1.0 66 27 60.9 23 580 0.24 534 205
Metropolitan Statistical Area  
Urban 8.9 5.5 16.3 157 53 97.4 37 1,402 0.47 868 331
Central City 4.2 1.8 5.9 229 70 98.5 39 2,051 0.62 881 346
Suburban 4.7 3.7 10.4 122 43 96.4 36 1,085 0.39 856 318
Rural 5.7 5.5 12.5 75 33 73.0 25 665 0.29 646 218
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 2.7 2.4 5.7 95 39 82.6 29 835 0.35 727 256
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 3.8 3.0 8.7 127 44 99.3 33 1,128 0.39 885 298
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 6.4 4.2 12.2 148 51 96.3 36 1,315 0.45 855 323
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 1.1 1.1 1.7 48 31 45.5 17 434 0.28 412 157
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 0.5 0.4 0.6 17 11 14.6 6 163 0.11 139 58
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
   
Single-Family Detached 8.9 8.9 22.7 88 34 87.6 29 778 0.31 778 257
Owned 7.9 7.9 20.5 91 35 91.0 30 808 0.31 808 269
Rented 1.0 1.0 2.2 62 30 62.4 19 554 0.26 554 169
Single-Family Attached 0.6 0.6 1.4 91 40 91.1 33 810 0.35 810 293
Owned 0.4 0.4 1.0 85 35 84.9 33 754 0.31 754 289
Rented 0.2 0.2 0.4 104 52 103.8 34 925 0.46 925 300
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 1.8 0.6 2.1 258 79 95.3 41 2,293 0.70 847 361
Owned 0.5 0.2 0.9 263 54 97.3 39 2,348 0.48 868 348
Rented 1.3 0.5 1.3 256 96 94.5 41 2,273 0.85 840 367
5 or More Units 2.6 0.2 2.1 1,485 113 92.9 43 13,166 1.00 824 378
Owned Q Q Q 3,755 106 75.7 48 33,299 0.94 671 421
Rented 2.4 0.2 2.0 1,441 113 94.0 42 12,775 1.00 833 376
Mobile Homes 0.7 0.7 0.5 52 70 51.7 21 472 0.64 472 191
Owned 0.6 0.6 0.4 54 70 54.1 21 498 0.65 498 194
Rented 0.2 0.2 0.1 43 68 42.8 20 379 0.60 379 180
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 1.3 0.6 0.7 179 137 75.8 42 1,596 1.22 675 373
600 to 999 3.9 2.1 3.8 137 76 73.9 31 1,229 0.68 660 281
1,000 to 1,599 3.6 2.9 6.3 106 48 85.1 31 939 0.43 755 274
1,600 to 1,999 1.8 1.6 4.4 100 37 91.0 30 888 0.33 807 266
2,000 to 2,399 1.5 1.5 4.0 91 34 90.7 30 813 0.30 806 269
2,400 to 2,999 1.2 1.1 3.6 101 32 96.9 28 888 0.28 853 250
3,000 or More 1.3 1.3 6.1 137 29 133.8 36 1,220 0.26 1,189 318
Number of Rooms
1 0.2 (*) 0.1 209 156 63.2 57 1,857 1.39 561 509
2 0.3 0.1 0.2 371 150 86.6 64 3,303 1.34 771 574
3 1.7 0.6 1.4 238 100 84.4 49 2,116 0.89 751 434
4 2.6 1.5 3.1 142 67 81.1 35 1,264 0.60 720 314
5 3.1 2.4 5.1 101 47 77.9 29 899 0.42 692 256
6 2.9 2.7 6.9 86 33 80.7 28 758 0.30 713 250
7 1.9 1.8 5.1 97 35 93.2 29 867 0.31 829 257
8 or More 2.0 2.0 7.0 124 35 122.4 30 1,109 0.31 1,093 267
Ownership of Unit
Owned 9.5 9.0 22.9 93 37 88.6 30 827 0.33 788 271
Rented 5.1 2.0 6.0 219 74 86.5 35 1,945 0.66 768 310
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 6.1 4.4 12.4 133 47 94.4 35 1,185 0.42 841 316
1940 to 1949 1.3 1.1 2.5 109 45 89.7 35 964 0.40 793 308
1950 to 1959 2.5 2.1 5.3 106 42 87.7 31 942 0.37 777 277
1960 to 1969 2.4 1.6 4.1 133 53 89.4 33 1,183 0.47 792 289
1970 to 1974 1.5 1.2 3.1 86 35 72.2 24 772 0.31 645 211
1975 to 1979 0.7 0.6 1.4 63 28 57.9 18 561 0.25 516 161
1980 to 1981 (2) Q Q Q 45 26 44.9 21 397 0.23 397 182
All Utilities Paid by
Household
 
Yes 10.6 10.3 25.1 88 36 84.9 29 782 0.32 755 256
No 4.0 0.8 3.8 492 101 95.8 43 4,359 0.89 849 380
1981 Family Income
Less than $5,000 1.4 1.0 1.8 110 60 73.9 37 984 0.53 660 329
$5,000 to $9,999 2.6 1.8 4.3 129 53 89.7 38 1,142 0.47 795 333
$10,000 to $14,999 2.4 1.7 4.2 119 48 82.4 33 1,057 0.42 734 295
$15,000 to $19,999 1.9 1.4 3.5 102 41 75.9 25 908 0.36 674 225
$20,000 to $24,999 1.9 1.6 4.4 108 39 88.5 29 957 0.35 785 258
$25,000 to $34,999 2.1 1.6 4.7 120 42 94.0 32 1,063 0.38 832 284
$35,000 or More 2.2 2.0 6.0 119 39 104.6 31 1,059 0.34 934 279
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 1.5 1.1 2.1 101 53 71.8 25 902 0.47 639 220
125 Percent 2.4 1.7 3.3 108 55 76.3 28 958 0.48 677 250
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 3.5 2.4 5.9 123 50 83.2 29 1,087 0.44 738 255
25 to 34 Years 2.9 2.3 6.6 121 42 95.9 25 1,077 0.38 856 228
35 to 44 Years 3.6 2.9 8.0 106 39 84.6 29 941 0.34 751 260
45 to 59 Years 4.5 3.4 8.4 117 47 89.0 47 1,041 0.42 791 418
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 9.9 7.3 17.4 112 47 82.6 31 998 0.42 734 276
13 to 16 Years 3.3 2.7 8.1 117 39 94.9 33 1,039 0.34 843 289
17 Years or More 1.3 1.0 3.4 140 44 109.3 35 1,252 0.39 977 312
Race of Householder
White 12.5 9.9 25.8 109 42 86.1 32 963 0.37 764 283
Black 1.8 1.0 2.5 168 66 94.3 30 1,506 0.59 846 270
Other 0.3 0.1 0.5 315 79 123.5 40 2,794 0.70 1,096 355
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
 
Yes 0.7 0.3 0.7 231 88 94.4 32 2,059 0.79 842 282
No 13.9 10.8 28.2 113 43 87.6 32 1,006 0.38 778 283
Household Size
1 Person 2.9 1.8 4.2 134 57 81.1 81 1,190 0.50 720 720
2 Persons 4.8 3.5 9.0 118 47 86.4 43 1,047 0.41 765 382
3 Persons 2.6 2.1 5.3 99 39 78.5 26 875 0.35 697 232
4 or More Persons 4.2 3.6 10.5 116 40 100.1 21 1,032 0.36 894 190
                       
(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 1981.
(*) = Value rounds to zero in the units displayed.
Q = Data withheld either because the Relative Standard Error (RSE) was greater than 50 percent or fewer than 10 households
were sampled.
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 1981 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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