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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use Natural Gas, 1982
 
  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 54.2 41.0 91.8 116 52 87.6 32 658 0.29 498 183
Census Region and Division
Northeast 11.6 7.3 21.1 132 46 82.6 31 951 0.33 598 221
New England 2.0 1.3 4.5 126 35 77.9 28 1,062 0.30 658 235
Middle Atlantic 9.6 6.0 16.5 133 49 83.6 31 928 0.34 585 217
Midwest 16.0 12.3 29.5 145 61 111.6 41 759 0.32 584 212
East North Central 11.1 8.2 19.9 154 63 113.7 41 816 0.34 603 216
West North Central 4.8 4.1 9.5 127 54 106.8 40 644 0.27 540 202
South 14.5 12.1 23.4 95 49 78.6 29 542 0.28 449 163
South Atlantic 5.3 4.0 9.6 104 44 79.0 30 698 0.29 528 201
East South Central 2.6 2.1 3.9 95 51 76.3 30 509 0.28 409 163
West South Central 6.6 5.9 9.9 88 53 79.1 27 447 0.27 401 137
West 12.0 9.3 17.8 91 48 71.3 27 444 0.23 346 131
Mountain 2.9 2.5 4.5 107 60 90.4 35 515 0.29 436 170
Pacific 9.0 6.8 13.4 86 44 65.0 25 418 0.21 316 119
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Urban 42.2 30.3 70.7 119 51 85.7 31 690 0.30 496 182
Central City 20.8 13.3 30.5 131 57 83.6 31 760 0.33 485 181
Suburban 21.4 17.1 40.2 110 47 87.7 32 636 0.27 506 183
Rural 11.9 10.7 21.2 105 53 94.2 35 565 0.28 504 189
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 4.7 3.7 8.8 138 57 107.5 44 742 0.31 580 236
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 15.2 11.2 28.5 147 58 108.2 39 816 0.32 601 214
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 14.0 9.6 24.6 123 48 84.3 31 807 0.31 551 203
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 13.4 10.5 20.0 92 48 72.2 27 456 0.24 358 134
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 6.9 6.1 10.0 74 45 65.0 23 428 0.26 378 136
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
Single-Family Detached 33.1 33.1 69.1 101 48 101.3 34 550 0.26 550 186
Owned 27.6 27.6 60.7 103 47 103.0 35 564 0.26 564 194
Rented 5.5 5.5 8.4 92 60 92.4 29 483 0.32 483 149
Single-Family Attached 3.1 3.1 5.7 95 51 95.1 32 625 0.34 625 212
Owned 2.4 2.4 4.8 97 48 97.4 34 649 0.32 649 228
Rented 0.7 0.7 0.9 88 67 87.6 27 546 0.42 546 166
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 8.3 3.0 9.4 207 66 74.8 30 1,296 0.41 468 188
Owned 1.7 0.6 3.1 221 44 80.7 30 1,520 0.30 556 206
Rented 6.7 2.4 6.3 204 77 73.4 30 1,239 0.47 446 183
5 or More Units 8.6 0.7 6.6 562 61 47.2 24 3,590 0.39 302 156
Owned 0.7 (*) 0.9 620 27 36.5 18 4,359 0.19 257 129
Rented 7.9 0.7 5.7 558 67 48.1 25 3,545 0.42 305 159
Mobile Homes 1.1 1.1 1.0 66 74 66.2 28 323 0.36 323 138
Owned 0.9 0.9 0.8 65 68 64.9 29 312 0.33 312 137
Rented 0.2 0.2 0.2 70 102 70.4 27 361 0.52 361 138
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 5.1 1.9 2.8 128 86 47.3 28 813 0.55 300 178
600 to 999 14.8 8.0 13.7 123 71 65.9 28 702 0.41 378 162
1,000 to 1,599 15.8 13.4 24.6 101 55 86.2 30 564 0.31 479 165
1,600 to 1,999 6.7 6.4 14.0 103 47 98.6 34 588 0.27 561 192
2,000 to 2,399 4.7 4.6 11.7 117 46 114.2 36 658 0.26 645 205
2,400 to 2,999 4.1 3.8 12.1 133 42 125.0 36 756 0.24 708 206
3,000 or More 3.1 3.0 13.0 155 36 150.5 46 880 0.20 852 263
Number of Rooms
1 0.6 0.1 0.2 253 89 29.6 22 1,949 0.69 228 173
2 1.2 0.4 0.7 126 66 38.8 30 826 0.43 254 198
3 5.4 1.5 3.8 167 66 46.8 29 1,020 0.40 286 178
4 11.1 6.3 11.6 118 64 67.1 29 669 0.36 380 163
5 12.5 10.4 19.4 104 56 86.1 31 578 0.31 480 173
6 11.5 10.8 22.8 106 50 100.1 34 599 0.28 564 190
7 6.0 5.8 14.5 119 47 114.2 34 672 0.27 647 190
8 or More 5.8 5.7 18.8 134 41 131.5 37 764 0.23 751 209
Ownership of Unit
Owned 33.2 31.5 70.3 104 47 99.2 35 586 0.26 556 194
Rented 21.0 9.5 21.6 153 68 69.3 28 893 0.40 405 163
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 17.1 12.4 29.0 130 55 94.0 36 760 0.32 551 211
1940 to 1949 5.0 4.1 8.3 102 51 83.4 32 600 0.30 488 186
1950 to 1959 9.9 8.6 16.2 104 55 89.9 32 580 0.31 503 181
1960 to 1969 11.4 8.3 19.4 116 49 84.3 30 651 0.28 474 166
1970 to 1974 5.4 4.0 9.4 109 47 81.5 29 588 0.25 440 158
1975 to 1979 4.1 2.9 7.5 122 47 85.4 33 669 0.26 468 181
1980 to 1982 (2) 1.2 0.7 2.0 102 36 60.5 22 567 0.20 335 124
All Utilities Paid by
Household
Yes 42.0 38.0 80.6 106 50 96.2 33 592 0.28 535 186
No 12.2 3.0 11.3 232 63 57.9 27 1,479 0.40 370 172
1982 Family Income
Less than $5,000 9.4 5.6 10.1 141 79 85.0 42 1,340 0.75 808 402
$5,000 to $9,999 13.8 9.6 18.0 129 69 90.3 39 1,248 0.67 872 381
$10,000 to $14,999 13.0 9.8 19.2 124 63 93.8 36 1,261 0.65 957 365
$15,000 to $19,999 9.2 7.1 15.1 126 59 96.6 35 1,277 0.60 979 350
$20,000 to $24,999 10.6 8.0 18.3 137 60 103.4 35 1,387 0.61 1,046 357
$25,000 to $34,999 15.2 13.1 30.4 128 55 109.7 36 1,316 0.57 1,132 370
$35,000 or More 12.6 11.3 31.1 147 53 131.5 40 1,519 0.55 1,361 411
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 8.1 4.8 9.0 135 73 81.0 27 767 0.41 459 154
125 Percent 11.5 7.3 13.7 126 67 79.3 27 719 0.38 452 156
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 16.4 10.7 22.1 120 58 78.2 27 678 0.33 443 152
25 to 34 Years 9.5 7.7 18.7 122 50 99.4 27 701 0.29 572 156
35 to 44 Years 13.0 10.5 24.7 117 50 94.8 33 660 0.28 533 187
45 to 59 Years 15.2 12.0 26.3 107 49 84.2 47 609 0.28 480 269
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 33.8 25.9 53.7 112 54 86.2 31 638 0.31 490 178
13 to 16 Years 16.0 11.8 28.6 121 50 89.9 34 695 0.29 515 197
17 Years or More 4.4 3.2 9.6 121 41 89.3 32 674 0.23 498 178
Race of Householder
White 44.5 34.8 79.3 111 49 86.7 33 625 0.27 489 186
Black 8.3 5.4 10.8 147 74 95.1 31 868 0.44 563 184
Other 1.3 0.8 1.8 116 53 71.1 20 646 0.29 397 109
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
Yes 3.2 2.3 4.1 106 60 76.3 22 618 0.35 444 126
No 50.9 38.7 87.8 116 51 88.3 33 660 0.29 501 188
Household Size
1 Person 13.3 7.5 15.7 110 53 62.2 62 641 0.31 362 362
2 Persons 16.5 12.9 28.6 108 49 84.8 42 611 0.28 478 239
3 Persons 8.8 7.2 16.1 116 52 95.4 32 652 0.29 535 178
4 or More Persons 15.6 13.4 31.4 125 53 107.8 23 714 0.30 614 129
 
(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 1982.
(*) = Value rounds to zero in the units displayed.
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 1982 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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