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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use LPG, 1981
 
  Average LPG
 
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 7.3 7.2 12.2 44 26 42.8 15 389 0.23 382 133
Census Region and Division
Northeast 1.2 1.1 2.7 29 11 26.2 9 318 0.13 288 94
New England 0.5 0.4 1.0 25 11 22.5 8 282 0.12 250 91
Middle Atlantic 0.7 0.7 1.7 31 12 28.6 9 341 0.13 312 96
Midwest 2.1 2.1 4.0 62 32 62.0 21 501 0.26 499 166
East North Central 1.2 1.2 2.2 55 29 54.7 18 485 0.26 482 163
West North Central 0.9 0.9 1.8 71 36 71.4 23 522 0.26 522 169
South 3.4 3.4 4.4 35 27 34.7 13 328 0.25 328 125
South Atlantic 2.1 2.1 2.7 31 24 30.5 12 308 0.24 308 120
East South Central 0.6 0.6 0.7 36 30 35.9 13 310 0.26 310 114
West South Central 0.7 0.7 1.0 47 33 47.1 17 407 0.28 407 150
West 0.7 0.7 1.1 53 34 52.9 16 455 0.29 455 140
Mountain 0.2 0.2 0.3 69 43 68.6 21 543 0.34 543 163
Pacific 0.5 0.5 0.8 46 30 45.9 14 416 0.27 416 129
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Urban 1.3 1.2 2.0 26 16 25.2 11 265 0.17 255 110
Central City 0.2 0.2 0.2 29 22 26.9 11 271 0.21 252 99
Suburban 1.1 1.1 1.8 26 16 25.0 11 264 0.16 255 112
Rural 6.0 6.0 10.2 47 28 46.6 16 414 0.24 409 137
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 1.6 1.5 2.8 44 24 41.9 13 388 0.21 369 115
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 1.2 1.1 2.7 61 26 59.1 19 530 0.23 515 170
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 1.4 1.4 2.7 44 22 43.2 17 379 0.19 375 147
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 1.6 1.6 2.0 45 34 44.5 17 403 0.31 403 155
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 1.7 1.7 2.0 30 25 30.2 10 286 0.24 286 98
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
Single-Family Detached 5.4 5.4 10.4 46 24 46.3 16 409 0.21 409 139
Owned 4.1 4.1 8.5 49 24 48.7 17 426 0.21 426 152
Rented 1.2 1.2 1.9 38 25 38.4 11 354 0.23 354 104
Single-Family Attached Q Q Q 10 3 9.5 4 115 0.03 115 44
Owned Q Q Q 9 2 8.6 4 116 0.03 116 58
Rented Q Q Q 13 27 13.2 3 110 0.23 110 22
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 0.2 0.1 0.2 101 31 37.5 14 996 0.30 369 140
Owned Q Q Q 81 21 30.0 8 918 0.24 340 95
Rented 0.1 (*) 0.1 111 36 41.3 19 1,034 0.34 383 178
5 or More Units Q Q Q 41 3 3.2 1 544 0.04 43 11
Owned Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Rented Q Q Q 41 3 3.2 1 544 0.04 43 11
Mobile Homes 1.8 1.8 1.5 33 40 33.4 13 308 0.37 308 117
Owned 1.6 1.6 1.3 34 40 33.6 13 311 0.37 311 118
Rented 0.2 0.2 0.1 32 45 32.3 12 291 0.41 291 106
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 0.8 0.8 0.6 25 36 25.0 10 247 0.35 243 101
600 to 999 2.1 2.1 2.0 32 34 31.7 12 294 0.31 289 105
1,000 to 1,599 2.6 2.5 4.2 52 31 51.0 18 475 0.28 463 161
1,600 to 1,999 0.5 0.5 1.2 49 22 48.4 17 411 0.18 403 142
2,000 to 2,399 0.6 0.6 1.5 50 18 49.4 16 432 0.16 428 140
2,400 to 2,999 0.5 0.5 1.4 48 16 47.6 14 386 0.13 386 114
3,000 or More 0.3 0.3 1.3 74 15 73.9 19 633 0.13 633 163
Number of Rooms
1 Q Q Q 26 88 23.0 16 227 0.78 203 137
2 0.2 0.2 0.1 16 27 16.3 10 160 0.26 160 99
3 0.6 0.6 0.5 24 28 22.7 10 234 0.28 226 101
4 1.6 1.6 2.0 38 31 37.8 15 348 0.28 343 134
5 2.0 2.0 2.9 42 29 41.7 14 374 0.26 372 128
6 1.4 1.4 2.7 50 26 48.7 16 445 0.23 436 140
7 0.7 0.7 1.6 42 18 41.2 13 358 0.15 349 113
8 or More 0.7 0.7 2.3 74 23 72.5 20 638 0.20 628 171
Ownership of Unit
Owned 5.8 5.7 10.0 45 26 44.3 16 395 0.23 393 142
Rented 1.6 1.5 2.2 40 27 37.4 12 364 0.25 344 106
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 2.6 2.5 5.0 53 26 50.5 18 461 0.23 439 159
1940 to 1949 0.5 0.5 0.8 39 22 39.0 13 373 0.21 373 120
1950 to 1959 0.7 0.7 1.1 27 17 26.9 10 258 0.16 258 100
1960 to 1969 1.3 1.3 1.8 38 27 38.0 14 329 0.24 329 119
1970 to 1974 1.3 1.3 1.8 42 30 41.9 14 385 0.27 385 126
1975 to 1979 0.9 0.9 1.5 43 27 43.2 14 393 0.25 393 128
1980 to 1981 (2) 0.1 0.1 0.2 41 26 40.7 13 334 0.22 334 109
All Utilities Paid by
Household
Yes 7.0 7.0 11.7 43 25 42.6 15 383 0.23 380 132
No 0.3 0.3 0.4 61 39 48.0 19 536 0.34 418 166
1981 Family Income
Less than $5,000 1.2 1.1 1.3 35 31 34.9 15 321 0.28 316 140
$5,000 to $9,999 1.5 1.5 2.2 42 28 41.0 15 369 0.25 363 130
$10,000 to $14,999 1.1 1.1 1.7 41 25 41.2 15 368 0.23 368 134
$15,000 to $19,999 0.9 0.9 1.7 53 28 51.7 18 458 0.24 446 155
$20,000 to $24,999 1.1 1.1 2.2 41 21 40.8 12 394 0.20 392 118
$25,000 to $34,999 0.8 0.8 1.4 39 22 37.2 12 356 0.20 339 111
$35,000 or More 0.7 0.7 1.6 60 27 59.0 19 504 0.23 495 156
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 1.4 1.4 1.7 37 31 36.5 12 345 0.29 338 112
125 Percent 2.0 2.0 2.5 38 31 37.7 13 344 0.27 338 117
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 1.8 1.8 2.7 42 28 40.1 13 365 0.24 351 110
25 to 34 Years 1.2 1.2 2.3 44 24 43.9 11 407 0.22 403 99
35 to 44 Years 1.8 1.8 3.3 49 27 48.9 16 440 0.24 436 146
45 to 59 Years 2.5 2.4 3.9 40 25 39.8 21 359 0.22 355 184
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 6.0 5.9 9.3 42 27 41.6 15 376 0.24 371 130
13 to 16 Years 1.1 1.0 2.1 51 25 49.2 17 453 0.22 440 153
17 Years or More 0.3 0.3 0.7 44 20 43.6 14 405 0.19 399 129
Race of Householder
White 6.5 6.4 11.3 45 26 44.1 16 398 0.23 390 138
Black 0.6 0.6 0.7 32 30 31.7 11 316 0.30 316 113
Other 0.2 0.2 0.2 36 32 36.3 8 327 0.29 327 75
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
Yes 0.2 0.2 0.3 38 31 37.8 12 308 0.25 308 98
No 7.1 7.0 11.9 44 26 43.0 15 391 0.23 385 135
Household Size
1 Person 1.1 1.1 1.3 33 27 32.0 32 308 0.25 299 299
2 Persons 2.7 2.7 4.4 39 24 38.7 19 343 0.21 341 170
3 Persons 1.4 1.4 2.6 49 26 48.7 16 435 0.23 429 143
4 or More Persons 2.1 2.1 3.8 51 28 49.6 10 457 0.25 446 92
 
(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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