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Table 1. Consumption and Expenditures in U.S. Households that Use Natural Gas, 1990
 
  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 57.7 44.8 106.3 109 46 84.2 32 609 0.26 472 181
Census Region and Division
Northeast 11.9 7.7 23.6 134 44 86.8 33 952 0.31 615 232
New England 2.0 1.1 3.5 146 45 76.0 29 1,135 0.35 592 227
Middle Atlantic 9.9 6.6 20.1 133 44 89.1 34 923 0.30 620 234
Midwest 16.9 13.6 34.7 138 54 111.6 45 677 0.27 548 223
East North Central 11.9 9.6 24.7 145 56 116.6 47 719 0.28 580 232
West North Central 5.0 4.0 10.0 123 49 99.6 42 579 0.23 470 199
South 15.3 13.2 26.6 78 39 67.5 25 448 0.22 387 146
South Atlantic 5.6 4.5 9.9 82 38 66.6 26 558 0.26 453 176
East South Central 2.9 2.5 5.5 85 38 71.8 29 405 0.18 343 137
West South Central 6.7 6.2 11.2 73 40 66.4 24 385 0.21 352 126
West 13.7 10.3 21.4 89 43 67.0 25 466 0.22 350 129
Mountain 3.8 3.3 6.0 102 56 88.6 33 480 0.26 417 155
Pacific 9.9 7.0 15.4 83 38 58.8 22 459 0.21 325 119
Metropolitan Statistical Area
Urban 48.6 36.5 90.2 112 45 83.9 32 634 0.26 477 180
Central City 22.3 14.9 36.1 124 51 83.1 32 718 0.30 481 187
Suburban 26.3 21.6 54.1 103 41 84.6 31 577 0.23 473 174
Rural 9.1 8.3 16.1 95 49 85.9 36 494 0.25 449 186
Climate Zone (1)
Fewer than 2,000 CDD and--
More than 7,000 HDD 5.1 4.1 10.5 129 51 104.0 46 647 0.25 520 230
5,500 to 7,000 HDD 18.5 14.2 37.8 144 54 110.7 43 762 0.29 587 226
4,000 to 5,499 HDD 12.7 9.4 25.1 113 42 83.6 32 707 0.26 523 199
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 12.5 9.2 19.1 79 38 57.8 22 456 0.22 334 125
2,000 CDD or More and--
Fewer than 4,000 HDD 8.9 7.9 13.8 64 37 56.3 20 374 0.21 331 120
Type and Ownership of
Housing Unit
Single-Family Detached 36.2 36.2 81.9 95 42 95.4 34 519 0.23 519 185
Owned 31.0 31.0 73.7 96 41 96.5 35 526 0.22 526 191
Rented 5.2 5.2 8.2 89 56 88.9 28 481 0.31 481 150
Single-Family Attached 3.3 3.3 6.0 83 46 83.1 31 506 0.28 506 189
Owned 2.2 2.2 4.4 85 42 85.0 34 543 0.27 543 219
Rented 1.1 1.1 1.6 80 57 79.6 26 435 0.31 435 143
Multifamily
2 to 4 Units 7.4 2.7 9.0 233 69 84.3 37 1,423 0.42 515 225
Owned 1.7 0.6 3.3 333 65 121.1 52 2,066 0.40 751 324
Rented 5.6 2.0 5.8 201 71 72.8 32 1,222 0.43 442 194
5 or More Units 8.8 0.6 7.4 596 49 40.8 20 3,599 0.29 246 118
Owned 1.0 (*) 1.4 756 27 36.6 19 5,321 0.19 258 136
Rented 7.8 0.6 6.0 581 54 41.3 20 3,443 0.32 245 116
Mobile Homes 2.0 2.0 2.0 76 78 76.4 32 407 0.42 407 168
Owned 1.5 1.5 1.6 76 75 76.0 33 405 0.40 405 175
Rented 0.5 0.5 0.4 78 94 77.6 28 412 0.50 412 149
Heated Floorspace
(square feet)
Fewer than 600 17.3 8.5 13.6 115 72 56.3 26 666 0.42 325 151
600 to 999 24.4 21.3 41.1 96 50 83.9 31 540 0.28 471 173
1,000 to 1,599 10.9 10.0 28.9 110 38 101.0 35 630 0.22 581 199
1,600 to 1,999 5.1 5.0 22.7 148 33 144.7 49 760 0.17 745 250
Number of Rooms
1 to 2 6.3 1.7 4.3 162 64 43.6 26 965 0.38 260 153
3 to 5 35.7 27.8 56.5 101 50 78.8 31 576 0.28 447 175
6 to 8 15.7 15.3 45.5 116 39 113.1 36 628 0.21 614 198
Ownership of Unit
Owned 37.5 35.4 84.4 100 42 94.5 35 556 0.23 525 197
Rented 20.2 9.4 22.0 141 60 65.3 26 807 0.35 375 149
Public Housing 1.5 0.3 1.4 262 51 47.5 18 1,611 0.31 292 108
Not Public Housing 18.8 9.1 20.6 137 61 66.7 27 784 0.35 381 153
Rent Subsidy 1.0 0.4 1.0 158 71 70.1 22 918 0.41 406 127
No Rent Subsidy 17.8 8.7 19.6 136 60 66.5 27 777 0.34 380 155
Year of Construction
1939 or Before 16.0 11.7 29.5 133 53 98.1 38 767 0.31 564 220
1940 to 1949 5.1 4.3 8.7 102 51 87.0 34 585 0.29 497 197
1950 to 1959 9.4 8.2 17.6 99 46 86.0 33 556 0.26 483 183
1960 to 1969 10.1 7.6 17.9 101 43 76.3 31 576 0.25 434 178
1970 to 1974 10.8 7.7 18.4 102 43 72.1 27 549 0.23 388 145
1975 to 1979 3.3 2.6 6.1 81 34 62.7 22 452 0.19 349 121
1980 to 1984 1.6 1.4 3.7 92 36 84.6 29 490 0.19 448 151
1985 to 1987 (2) 1.4 1.2 4.4 119 33 106.2 34 570 0.16 511 165
All Utilities Paid by
Household
Yes 45.7 41.8 94.4 100 44 91.2 33 553 0.24 506 184
No 12.0 3.0 11.9 232 59 58.0 28 1,384 0.35 346 164
1990 Family Income
Less than $5,000 9.6 6.1 12.4 115 56 72.5 34 649 0.32 410 191
$5,000 to $9,999 11.8 8.5 17.2 104 52 74.8 33 589 0.29 423 184
$10,000 to $14,999 14.4 11.2 24.7 104 47 81.2 30 570 0.26 444 165
$15,000 to $19,999 10.4 8.7 20.3 103 44 86.8 31 588 0.25 495 177
$20,000 to $24,999 11.5 10.3 31.7 118 38 105.2 34 660 0.21 590 192
Below Poverty Line
100 Percent 7.9 4.9 9.8 116 58 71.6 25 665 0.33 412 142
150 Percent 10.7 7.1 13.9 110 56 72.7 26 628 0.32 415 147
Eligible for Federal
Assistance (3)
16.7 11.4 23.1 110 54 75.3 28 628 0.31 430 158
Age of Householder
Under 25 Years 17.3 11.3 25.1 115 52 75.5 25 642 0.29 422 142
25 to 34 Years 12.0 9.8 24.6 114 46 93.3 29 642 0.26 523 160
35 to 44 Years 11.9 10.1 25.5 105 42 89.4 35 583 0.23 496 193
45 to 59 Years 16.6 13.6 31.2 102 44 83.1 46 575 0.25 471 261
Education of Householder
12 Years or Fewer 31.0 23.9 49.7 106 51 81.5 31 602 0.29 464 178
13 to 16 Years 20.0 15.4 40.7 112 42 86.3 33 612 0.23 471 180
17 Years or More 6.8 5.5 16.0 111 39 90.7 35 628 0.22 512 198
Race of Householder
White 48.2 38.5 92.6 106 44 84.6 33 586 0.24 468 183
Black 8.1 5.3 11.6 131 59 85.7 30 785 0.36 515 182
Other 1.5 1.0 2.1 95 46 66.0 19 543 0.26 378 109
Householder of Hispanic
Descent
Yes 4.7 3.4 6.4 93 49 66.0 19 527 0.28 374 109
No 53.0 41.4 99.9 110 46 85.9 34 615 0.26 481 189
Household Size
1 Person 14.1 9.3 19.8 101 47 66.8 67 563 0.26 372 372
2 Persons 19.1 14.8 36.1 108 44 83.6 42 610 0.25 473 236
3 Persons 22.3 18.8 45.9 112 46 94.8 25 627 0.26 528 141
4 or More Persons 2.3 1.9 4.5 112 48 94.6 14 638 0.27 538 82
                       
(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 1990.
(3) Below 150 percent of poverty line or 60 percent of median State income.
(*) = 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 1990 Residential
Energy Consumption Survey.

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