Frequently Asked Questions

How much electricity does an American home use?

In 2012, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,837 kWh, an average of 903 kilowatthours (kWh) per month. Louisiana had the highest annual consumption at 15,046 kWh and Maine the lowest at 6,367 kWh.

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Electric Sales, Revenue, and Average Price – 2012

Average monthly residential electricity consumption, prices, and bills by state (Excel)

Detailed data on residential energy consumption (RECs) for selected years.

Last updated: January 10, 2014


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