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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use Natural Gas, 1980
 
  Average Natural Gas
 
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 51.6 39.7 88.5 125 56 96.2 34 497 0.22 383 137
Census Region and Division
Northeast 10.9 6.5 18.8 144 50 86.6 31 771 0.27 463 168
New England 1.9 0.9 3.1 162 47 78.9 28 971 0.28 472 169
Middle Atlantic 9.0 5.6 15.7 141 51 88.1 32 739 0.27 461 168
Midwest 15.5 12.4 29.4 164 70 131.6 46 586 0.25 470 165
East North Central 10.9 8.5 20.0 175 75 136.5 47 646 0.28 503 174
West North Central 4.6 3.9 9.4 141 59 120.0 44 456 0.19 389 143
South 13.3 11.4 21.1 99 53 84.4 30 389 0.21 333 118
South Atlantic 4.9 3.8 8.3 111 51 87.5 30 519 0.24 408 140
East South Central 2.3 2.0 3.7 102 55 86.4 33 371 0.2 314 119
West South Central 6.1 5.5 9.1 89 54 81.1 29 306 0.19 279 99
West 11.9 9.4 19.3 91 44 71.9 26 320 0.16 252 92
Mountain 3.0 2.5 4.8 115 61 98.2 37 384 0.2 327 122
Pacific 8.9 6.9 14.5 82 39 63.2 23 297 0.14 228 82
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Urban 44.6 33.1 75.1 127 56 93.9 34 512 0.23 380 137
Central City 20.8 13.6 31.8 136 58 88.7 32 566 0.24 369 133
Suburban 23.8 19.5 43.3 120 54 98.5 36 474 0.21 390 141
Rural 7.1 6.7 13.5 117 58 110.4 37 426 0.21 401 134
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 4.4 3.6 9.2 148 59 121.4 45 556 0.22 455 170
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 15.0 11.2 27.4 171 70 127.6 45 650 0.27 486 171
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 12.8 8.8 22.3 129 51 89.2 31 615 0.24 425 150
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 13.1 10.5 20.5 90 46 72.2 26 318 0.16 255 93
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 6.4 5.6 9.1 77 47 67.9 24 304 0.19 267 96
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
Single-Family Detached 32.3 32.3 67.8 112 53 111.8 37 416 0.2 416 139
Owned 27.8 27.8 60.7 113 52 113.4 38 424 0.19 424 142
Rented 4.4 4.4 7.1 102 64 102.1 33 370 0.23 370 119
Single-Family Attached 2.6 2.6 5.0 84 44 83.9 26 381 0.2 381 120
Owned 1.9 1.9 3.9 81 39 80.9 25 372 0.18 372 113
Rented 0.7 0.7 1.1 92 60 91.5 31 403 0.26 403 138
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 7.9 2.9 8.4 251 85 90.8 35 1,106 0.38 400 153
Owned 1.5 0.5 2.4 318 73 116.8 42 1,485 0.34 545 196
Rented 6.4 2.3 6.1 235 90 84.8 33 1,017 0.39 367 142
5 or More Units 7.4 0.6 6.1 545 50 41.3 21 3,139 0.29 238 118
Owned 0.8 0.1 1.0 583 31 36.4 19 3,139 0.17 196 103
Rented 6.6 0.5 5.1 542 54 41.9 21 3,139 0.31 243 120
Mobile Homes 1.4 1.4 1.2 80 97 79.6 30 288 0.35 288 108
Owned 1.1 1.1 0.9 84 99 83.6 30 302 0.36 302 108
Rented 0.4 0.4 0.3 68 92 68.5 30 249 0.33 249 108
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 4.8 1.9 2.6 136 97 52.7 25 686 0.49 266 129
600 to 999 13.6 7.9 12.5 125 79 72.6 30 520 0.33 302 127
1,000 to 1,599 15.0 12.5 23.5 115 61 95.3 33 447 0.24 371 129
1,600 to 1,999 6.4 6.1 13.4 116 53 110.1 36 453 0.21 429 139
2,000 to 2,399 4.8 4.6 11.6 126 51 122.1 38 478 0.19 462 144
2,400 to 2,999 3.9 3.8 11.4 132 44 128.1 37 505 0.17 490 142
3,000 or More 3.1 3.0 13.6 167 37 161.1 48 639 0.14 617 183
Number of Rooms
1 0.6 0.1 0.2 151 57 22.6 22 939 0.36 141 137
2 1.3 0.4 0.8 141 71 42.8 26 691 0.35 210 129
3 5.0 1.7 3.9 165 72 56.7 34 785 0.34 270 160
4 10.1 6.2 10.7 121 69 73.7 31 498 0.29 304 127
5 12.0 10.0 18.7 116 62 96.1 35 450 0.24 374 134
6 11.6 10.7 23.1 116 54 107.6 34 448 0.21 414 130
7 5.6 5.4 14.4 130 49 125.0 37 515 0.19 495 146
8 or More 5.4 5.2 16.6 145 46 142.5 38 552 0.17 541 146
Ownership of Unit
Owned 33.0 31.4 68.8 115 52 108.9 37 439 0.2 417 141
Rented 18.6 8.4 19.7 163 69 73.6 29 715 0.3 322 128
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 16.7 12.2 29.6 143 59 104.5 39 585 0.24 426 160
1940 to 1949 5.4 4.3 8.2 116 61 91.8 34 478 0.25 377 140
1950 to 1959 10.0 8.9 16.8 110 58 97.9 34 423 0.22 376 131
1960 to 1969 10.1 7.6 17.3 126 55 94.9 32 497 0.22 374 125
1970 to 1974 5.3 3.7 8.9 121 50 83.9 30 480 0.2 334 118
1975 to 1979 3.2 2.5 6.1 107 44 83.8 29 397 0.16 309 107
1980 (2) 0.8 0.5 1.6 118 38 77.1 29 492 0.16 321 120
1980 Family Income
Less than $5,000 6.6 4.1 7.9 133 70 83.0 41 555 0.29 346 170
$5,000 to $9,999 8.9 5.9 11.8 127 63 83.4 34 510 0.25 334 136
$10,000 to $14,999 8.4 6.0 12.2 122 60 87.3 33 510 0.25 365 138
$15,000 to $19,999 7.6 5.9 12.4 119 57 93.1 31 472 0.22 369 122
$20,000 to $24,999 6.4 5.7 12.8 124 56 110.7 34 479 0.22 427 130
$25,000 to $34,999 7.5 6.6 15.7 120 51 105.7 34 468 0.2 412 132
$35,000 or More 6.1 5.4 15.7 133 46 118.3 38 508 0.18 453 145
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 16.5 11.2 23.3 129 62 87.0 30 513 0.25 346 118
25 to 34 Years 8.8 7.3 17.0 132 56 109.4 29 527 0.22 436 114
35 to 44 Years 12.3 10.3 24.8 128 53 107.2 37 512 0.21 428 146
45 to 59 Years 14.0 11.0 23.4 113 53 89.0 48 449 0.21 353 189
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 32.5 24.9 51.0 124 61 95.4 34 498 0.24 381 135
13 to 16 Years 14.5 11.0 26.4 124 52 94.1 35 491 0.2 372 139
17 Years or More 4.6 3.9 11.2 130 45 108.5 36 511 0.18 427 143
Race of Householder
White 43.3 34.4 77.3 121 54 95.7 35 470 0.21 374 137
Black 7.5 4.8 10.0 158 76 100.5 32 701 0.33 445 141
Other 0.8 0.5 1.3 116 50 79.0 22 426 0.19 290 82
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
Yes 2.7 1.9 3.5 106 57 74.4 22 430 0.23 301 90
No 49.0 37.9 85.1 126 56 97.4 35 501 0.22 387 140
Household Size
1 Person 10.3 6.0 12.4 115 56 66.9 67 487 0.23 282 282
2 Persons 16.7 12.9 28.6 118 53 90.6 45 466 0.21 358 179
3 Persons 22.0 18.7 42.3 130 58 110.6 29 511 0.23 433 115
4 or More Persons 1.1 0.9 2.0 139 63 114.0 14 611 0.27 499 61
 
(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 1980.
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 1980 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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