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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use Natural Gas, 1984
 
  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 55.4 41.3 93.2 121 53 89.9 33 722 0.32 537 198
Census Region and Division
Northeast 11.7 7.5 21.1 125 44 79.2 30 925 0.33 588 221
New England 2.0 1.3 4.2 122 39 80.3 29 955 0.30 626 224
Middle Atlantic 9.7 6.1 16.9 125 45 78.9 30 919 0.33 580 220
Midwest 16.9 12.6 30.0 158 66 118.0 46 883 0.37 660 256
East North Central 11.9 8.6 20.6 167 70 121.0 48 960 0.40 696 274
West North Central 5.0 4.0 9.4 138 59 110.9 42 716 0.31 574 215
South 14.3 12.3 23.2 93 50 80.3 29 543 0.29 466 166
South Atlantic 5.6 4.7 10.2 101 46 84.8 30 678 0.31 567 200
East South Central 2.4 2.0 3.8 96 51 79.6 31 495 0.26 409 158
West South Central 6.3 5.7 9.2 86 53 76.7 27 449 0.27 400 139
West 12.5 8.9 18.9 103 48 73.2 26 570 0.27 406 145
Mountain 3.4 2.7 5.3 119 60 95.2 34 603 0.30 483 172
Pacific 9.1 6.2 13.5 96 44 65.0 23 556 0.25 377 135
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Urban 43.4 30.6 72.5 125 53 88.1 33 768 0.32 540 200
Central City 21.5 13.6 31.5 137 59 86.5 33 837 0.36 530 204
Suburban 21.9 16.9 41.0 116 48 89.7 32 712 0.29 550 196
Rural 12.0 10.7 20.7 108 56 96.6 36 590 0.31 528 194
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 5.2 3.9 9.6 143 58 108.5 43 796 0.32 602 239
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 16.0 11.4 29.3 164 64 117.0 44 961 0.37 687 259
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 14.6 10.3 25.2 118 48 83.6 31 778 0.32 549 203
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 13.3 9.9 19.6 94 47 70.0 25 533 0.27 398 143
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 6.4 5.7 9.3 71 44 63.3 22 419 0.26 374 132
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
Single-Family Detached 32.8 32.8 68.3 105 51 105.3 35 616 0.30 616 207
Owned 27.9 27.9 61.2 107 49 106.6 36 627 0.29 627 214
Rented 5.0 5.0 7.1 98 69 98.4 31 553 0.39 553 173
Single-Family Attached 3.0 3.0 5.8 85 45 85.3 32 575 0.30 575 214
Owned 2.2 2.2 4.5 89 42 88.5 35 596 0.29 596 236
Rented 0.9 0.9 1.3 78 52 77.5 25 524 0.35 524 171
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 8.5 3.1 9.9 209 64 75.4 30 1,328 0.41 478 192
Owned 1.8 0.6 3.3 244 48 89.4 34 1,599 0.32 585 224
Rented 6.7 2.4 6.7 200 72 71.7 29 1,255 0.45 450 183
5 or More Units 9.5 0.8 7.7 628 66 53.4 26 3,821 0.40 325 159
Owned 0.9 0.1 1.2 518 32 43.4 21 3,379 0.21 283 136
Rented 8.6 0.7 6.5 639 73 54.5 27 3,867 0.44 329 161
Mobile Homes 1.5 1.5 1.4 77 84 76.6 32 428 0.47 428 179
Owned 1.3 1.3 1.2 77 80 77.2 33 441 0.46 441 191
Rented 0.2 0.2 0.1 73 117 72.9 25 362 0.58 362 126
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 5.1 1.8 2.7 139 94 49.7 27 889 0.60 319 175
600 to 999 15.2 8.3 13.9 128 76 69.7 30 747 0.45 409 174
1,000 to 1,599 15.1 12.4 22.8 108 59 88.3 31 633 0.34 516 181
1,600 to 1,999 7.2 6.7 15.2 113 50 104.5 36 682 0.30 632 218
2,000 to 2,399 5.2 4.8 12.7 122 46 113.3 36 733 0.28 683 218
2,400 to 2,999 4.2 4.0 12.4 124 40 117.1 36 743 0.24 702 216
3,000 or More 3.4 3.3 13.6 152 37 147.4 45 936 0.23 907 274
Number of Rooms
1 0.5 0.1 0.2 293 102 36.6 22 1,875 0.65 234 138
2 1.3 0.4 0.8 179 84 50.5 32 1,109 0.52 313 200
3 5.8 1.8 4.2 163 70 50.2 30 1,003 0.43 309 185
4 11.6 6.5 12.4 127 67 71.7 31 744 0.39 419 182
5 13.2 10.6 20.6 112 57 89.2 32 658 0.34 525 189
6 10.4 9.7 20.3 111 53 102.5 33 675 0.32 624 203
7 5.7 5.5 13.3 111 46 108.0 33 655 0.27 636 197
8 or More 6.9 6.8 21.4 135 43 132.6 39 815 0.26 802 233
Ownership of Unit
Owned 34.0 32.0 71.4 108 48 101.7 36 644 0.29 607 213
Rented 21.4 9.3 21.7 165 70 71.3 29 991 0.42 428 171
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 18.8 13.9 32.5 136 58 100.0 38 839 0.36 618 238
1940 to 1949 5.1 4.0 7.9 106 54 83.8 33 646 0.33 510 203
1950 to 1959 9.1 7.7 15.1 103 53 88.4 32 613 0.31 524 191
1960 to 1964 5.1 3.8 8.5 106 47 79.1 27 623 0.28 463 156
1965 to 1969 5.3 4.0 8.8 112 51 85.7 30 661 0.30 504 178
1970 to 1974 5.6 3.9 9.8 126 50 87.1 30 746 0.30 517 179
1975 to 1979 4.3 2.6 7.2 146 52 88.7 33 802 0.29 488 180
1980 to 1984 (2) 2.2 1.4 3.4 111 45 69.1 27 595 0.24 369 144
Payment Method for Utlities
All Paid by Household 42.1 38.2 81.2 109 51 99.3 35 648 0.30 588 205
Some Paid, Some in Rent 8.4 1.5 6.9 323 68 55.6 26 2,030 0.43 350 165
All Included in Rent 3.4 0.9 2.8 240 78 65.1 28 1,403 0.46 380 166
Other Method 1.5 0.7 2.3 167 52 78.4 33 1,105 0.35 519 215
1984 Family Income
Less than $5,000 4.8 3.0 5.4 141 79 87.3 38 813 0.45 503 219
$5,000 to $9,999 8.2 5.6 11.0 124 63 85.6 39 735 0.38 506 230
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6 5.6 11.2 120 60 77.9 31 702 0.35 455 183
$15,000 to $19,999 5.7 4.1 8.2 118 60 85.1 33 706 0.35 507 194
$20,000 to $24,999 5.5 3.8 8.8 118 51 81.8 31 705 0.31 487 183
$25,000 to $34,999 10.0 8.1 18.5 111 48 89.7 31 675 0.29 544 187
$35,000 or More 12.6 11.1 30.1 122 45 107.9 33 745 0.27 657 202
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 8.1 5.2 9.6 139 75 89.1 29 806 0.43 517 166
125 Percent 11.8 7.8 14.5 135 72 88.9 30 788 0.42 520 174
Eligible for Federal
Assistance (3)
16.1 11.0 20.8 130 69 88.5 31 762 0.40 519 184
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 4.4 2.4 4.6 135 71 73.9 29 776 0.41 426 167
25 to 34 Years 13.3 8.6 19.2 128 57 82.5 28 755 0.34 488 166
35 to 44 Years 10.8 8.5 20.8 120 49 95.1 26 725 0.30 573 158
45 to 59 Years 11.6 9.6 23.0 120 50 99.0 34 729 0.31 603 208
60 Years and Over 15.3 12.1 25.6 114 54 90.5 51 679 0.32 537 305
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 33.4 25.2 51.3 118 58 89.3 33 706 0.35 533 195
13 to 16 Years 17.0 12.4 31.3 124 49 90.5 34 746 0.30 544 204
17 Years or More 5.0 3.7 10.6 127 44 92.0 35 747 0.26 542 203
Race of Householder
White 44.8 34.8 79.6 117 51 90.6 35 690 0.30 536 206
Black 8.2 5.3 10.7 146 72 94.2 31 906 0.45 586 192
Other 2.4 1.2 2.9 130 54 64.0 18 806 0.34 398 114
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
Yes 3.5 2.2 4.6 105 49 64.3 20 673 0.32 413 126
No 51.9 39.1 88.5 122 54 91.7 34 724 0.32 546 204
Household Size
1 Person 13.6 8.0 17.3 126 58 73.9 74 741 0.34 434 434
2 Persons 16.1 12.2 26.9 113 51 85.7 43 674 0.30 511 255
3 Persons 9.9 7.7 17.6 119 52 92.6 31 720 0.31 559 186
4 Persons 9.0 7.6 17.2 115 51 97.8 24 696 0.31 590 147
5 Persons 4.0 3.4 8.3 137 56 116.0 23 827 0.34 699 140
6 or More Persons 2.8 2.4 5.9 140 57 120.2 18 837 0.34 719 109
                       
(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 1984.
(3) Below 150 percent of poverty line or 60 percent of median State income.
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 1984 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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