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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use LPG, 1987
 
  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 7.7 7.6 12.3 41 26 41.1 15 369 0.23 366 131
Census Region and Division
Northeast 1.1 1.1 2.1 17 9 16.5 6 225 0.12 218 76
New England 0.5 0.4 0.9 20 10 18.9 6 243 0.12 226 76
Middle Atlantic 0.6 0.6 1.2 15 8 14.7 5 212 0.11 212 75
Midwest 2.3 2.2 4.3 58 30 57.6 20 442 0.23 436 153
East North Central 1.5 1.5 2.8 56 30 55.5 19 460 0.24 454 152
West North Central 0.8 0.8 1.5 62 31 61.6 24 406 0.20 402 156
South 3.3 3.3 4.4 36 27 35.8 13 342 0.26 342 126
South Atlantic 1.9 1.9 2.4 31 24 30.5 11 341 0.27 341 125
East South Central 0.8 0.8 1.0 41 30 41.3 16 378 0.28 378 150
West South Central 0.7 0.7 0.9 44 32 44.0 15 306 0.23 306 105
West 1.0 1.0 1.5 49 31 48.5 17 455 0.28 451 162
Mountain 0.2 0.2 0.4 79 51 78.7 27 504 0.33 504 173
Pacific 0.7 0.7 1.1 39 24 38.1 14 438 0.27 433 158
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Urban 3.5 3.5 5.8 38 22 37.0 13 366 0.22 360 125
Central City 0.6 0.5 0.7 31 26 29.7 12 358 0.30 343 137
Suburban 2.9 2.9 5.2 39 22 38.4 13 367 0.21 363 123
Rural 4.2 4.2 6.4 45 29 44.5 16 372 0.24 371 137
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 1.7 1.7 2.8 49 29 48.5 17 392 0.23 389 135
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 1.4 1.3 2.8 41 20 39.4 14 367 0.18 354 124
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 1.4 1.4 2.4 46 26 45.8 18 371 0.21 371 142
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 1.6 1.6 2.3 46 32 46.0 16 439 0.30 439 152
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 1.6 1.6 2.0 26 21 25.7 10 276 0.23 274 103
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
Single-Family Detached 5.7 5.7 10.6 44 24 44.4 16 384 0.21 384 136
Owned 4.7 4.7 9.3 46 23 45.8 17 397 0.20 397 143
Rented 1.0 1.0 1.3 38 28 37.6 12 323 0.24 323 104
Single-Family Attached Q Q Q 7 3 6.7 4 113 0.05 113 67
Owned Q Q Q 7 3 7.1 5 118 0.05 118 80
Rented Q Q Q 4 3 4.5 1 75 0.05 75 25
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units Q Q Q 24 3 8.7 2 315 0.04 113 32
Owned Q Q Q 45 3 16.8 4 481 0.03 178 45
Rented Q Q Q 12 4 4.4 1 222 0.07 78 23
5 or More Units Q Q Q 226 37 27.2 16 2,242 0.37 269 162
Owned Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
Rented Q Q Q 226 37 27.2 16 2,242 0.37 269 162
Mobile Homes 1.9 1.9 1.5 33 43 32.8 12 323 0.42 323 120
Owned 1.5 1.5 1.2 34 44 34.4 13 336 0.43 336 127
Rented 0.4 0.4 0.3 27 37 26.7 9 276 0.38 276 96
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 0.9 0.9 0.8 28 33 27.9 11 294 0.34 289 119
600 to 999 2.3 2.3 2.1 33 36 32.4 13 319 0.35 313 124
1,000 to 1,599 2.3 2.3 3.5 48 32 48.0 17 399 0.26 399 141
1,600 to 1,999 0.8 0.8 1.8 42 20 42.0 14 379 0.18 379 127
2,000 to 2,399 0.5 0.5 1.4 40 15 39.9 12 413 0.16 409 118
2,400 to 2,999 0.4 0.4 1.3 52 16 52.3 15 432 0.13 432 128
3,000 or More 0.3 0.3 1.4 78 18 76.0 25 548 0.13 534 178
Number of Rooms
1 Q Q Q 56 120 55.7 19 491 1.06 491 164
2 0.3 0.3 0.2 31 44 30.3 14 295 0.41 286 136
3 0.6 0.6 0.5 28 34 27.5 12 280 0.34 274 122
4 2.2 2.2 2.5 37 33 36.6 16 363 0.32 358 155
5 2.0 2.0 2.9 42 29 42.3 14 358 0.24 358 118
6 1.1 1.1 2.2 43 21 43.0 13 388 0.19 388 117
7 0.8 0.8 1.9 45 19 44.2 15 387 0.16 380 127
8 or More 0.7 0.7 2.0 61 20 61.1 19 469 0.16 469 144
Ownership of Unit
Owned 6.2 6.2 10.6 43 25 42.8 16 381 0.22 381 139
Rented 1.5 1.4 1.7 35 29 33.5 11 316 0.27 303 101
Public Housing Q Q Q 4 3 4.5 1 75 0.05 75 25
Not Public Housing 1.5 1.4 1.7 35 29 33.6 11 317 0.27 304 101
Rent Subsidy Q Q Q 50 34 39.8 14 444 0.30 354 125
No Rent Subsidy 1.4 1.4 1.6 35 29 33.5 11 315 0.27 303 101
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 1.8 1.8 3.4 37 20 36.9 14 315 0.17 310 116
1940 to 1949 0.7 0.7 1.0 45 31 45.2 18 432 0.29 432 176
1950 to 1959 1.0 1.0 1.4 45 30 44.0 16 423 0.29 418 152
1960 to 1969 1.0 1.0 1.6 38 25 38.0 16 324 0.21 324 136
1970 to 1974 1.0 1.0 1.3 48 36 48.0 16 462 0.35 462 158
1975 to 1979 1.0 1.0 1.6 48 29 47.0 15 407 0.24 395 122
1980 to 1984 0.8 0.8 1.4 32 19 31.7 10 262 0.16 262 83
1985 or After (2) 0.3 0.3 0.6 42 25 41.7 15 403 0.24 403 143
All Utilities Paid by
Household
Yes 7.2 7.2 11.8 42 26 42.0 15 373 0.23 373 133
No 0.5 0.4 0.5 32 29 27.9 11 298 0.27 259 100
1990 Family Income
Less than $5,000 0.9 0.9 1.0 36 32 35.7 17 340 0.30 338 163
$5,000 to $9,999 1.4 1.4 1.7 32 26 31.6 13 296 0.24 294 117
$10,000 to $14,999 1.3 1.3 1.7 45 35 45.3 20 385 0.29 384 171
$15,000 to $19,999 0.7 0.7 1.1 48 31 47.8 13 440 0.29 440 120
$20,000 to $24,999 0.8 0.8 1.4 44 25 43.7 16 371 0.21 368 133
$25,000 to $34,999 1.3 1.3 2.6 40 20 38.7 12 363 0.18 355 115
$35,000 to $49,999 0.6 0.6 1.3 45 21 44.1 13 375 0.18 366 106
$50,000 or More 0.6 0.6 1.4 53 21 53.1 16 474 0.19 474 143
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 1.6 1.6 1.9 40 35 39.8 14 340 0.30 339 119
125 Percent 2.5 2.5 2.9 38 32 38.2 13 342 0.29 341 119
Eligible for Federal
Assistance (3)
3.2 3.1 4.1 37 28 37.0 13 339 0.26 337 116
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 2.0 2.0 2.9 37 25 36.5 11 336 0.23 333 99
25 to 34 Years 1.5 1.4 2.5 39 22 37.8 10 337 0.19 326 90
35 to 44 Years 1.8 1.8 2.9 43 27 42.7 16 377 0.24 377 144
45 to 59 Years 2.4 2.4 4.0 46 28 45.7 24 409 0.25 408 212
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 5.8 5.8 8.5 39 27 39.0 14 357 0.24 356 129
13 to 16 Years 1.5 1.5 3.1 45 22 44.6 15 384 0.19 379 126
17 Years or More 0.3 0.3 0.7 69 28 63.1 29 537 0.22 488 221
Race of Householder
White 6.7 6.6 11.1 42 25 41.5 15 374 0.22 370 135
Black 0.8 0.8 0.8 31 27 30.6 10 296 0.26 296 95
Other 0.2 0.2 0.3 61 41 61.4 19 460 0.31 460 142
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
Yes 0.2 0.2 0.3 62 47 61.6 17 462 0.35 462 125
No 7.5 7.4 12.0 41 25 40.5 15 367 0.23 363 131
Household Size
1 Person 1.5 1.5 1.8 42 35 42.1 42 379 0.31 376 376
2 Persons 2.5 2.5 4.1 40 25 39.3 20 355 0.22 349 175
3 Persons 3.2 3.2 5.8 41 23 40.7 11 366 0.21 364 97
4 Persons 0.4 0.4 0.7 52 31 52.0 8 450 0.27 450 68
5 or More Persons 0.6 0.6 1.6 88 33 81.8 13 523 0.20 488 76
                       
(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 1987.
(3) Below 150 percent of poverty line or 60 percent of median State income.
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 1987 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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