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Release Date: September 27, 2012

Table 2.4 Household Energy Consumption by Census Region, Selected Years, 1978-2009 (Quadrillion Btu, Except as Noted)
Table 2.4  Household 1 Energy Consumption by Census Region, Selected Years, 1978-2009
                     (Quadrillion Btu, Except as Noted)
Census Region 2 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1984 1987 1990 1993 1997 2001 2005 2009
United States Total (does not include wood) 10.56 9.74 9.32 9.29 8.58 9.04 9.13 9.22 10.01 10.25 9.86 10.55 10.18
  Natural Gas 5.58 5.31 4.97 5.27 4.74 4.98 4.83 4.86 5.27 5.28 4.84 4.79 4.69
  Electricity 3 2.47 2.42 2.48 2.42 2.35 2.48 2.76 3.03 3.28 3.54 3.89 4.35 4.39
  Distillate Fuel Oil and Kerosene 2.19 1.71 1.52 1.28 1.20 1.26 1.22 1.04 1.07 1.07 .75 .88 .61
  Liquefied Petroleum Gases .33 .31 .35 .31 .29 .31 .32 .28 .38 .36 .38 .52 .49
  Wood 4 NA NA .85 .87 .97 .98 .85 .58 .55 .43 .37 .43 .50

  Consumption per Household (million Btu) 3
138 126 114 112 102 105 101 98 104 101 92 95 90

Northeast Total (does not include wood)
2.89 2.50 2.44 2.36 2.19 2.29 2.37 2.30 2.38 2.38 2.16 2.52 2.24
  Natural Gas 1.14 1.05 .94 1.01 .96 .93 1.03 1.03 1.11 1.03 .98 1.15 1.06
  Electricity 3 .39 .39 .41 .40 .37 .41 .44 .47 .47 .49 .53 .58 .57
  Distillate Fuel Oil and Kerosene 1.32 1.03 1.07 .93 .83 .93 .87 .78 .78 .84 .60 .72 .52
  Liquefied Petroleum Gases .03 .03 .03 .03 .02 .03 .02 .02 .03 .03 .05 .07 .08
  Wood 4 NA NA .26 .27 .24 .21 .17 .12 .14 .14 .10 .09 .10

  Consumption per Household (million Btu) 3
166 145 138 132 122 125 124 120 122 121 107 122 108

Midwest Total (does not include wood)
3.70 3.48 2.96 3.09 2.61 2.80 2.73 2.81 3.13 3.22 2.86 2.91 2.91
  Natural Gas 2.53 2.48 2.05 2.22 1.78 1.99 1.83 1.88 2.07 2.20 1.84 1.72 1.75
  Electricity 3 .60 .59 .60 .56 .56 .55 .61 .66 .74 .75 .81 .94 .94
  Distillate Fuel Oil and Kerosene .46 .31 .17 .19 .16 .13 .16 .13 .13 .11 .06 .06 .03
  Liquefied Petroleum Gases .12 .10 .15 .13 .11 .13 .13 .13 .19 .17 .15 .18 .19
  Wood 4 NA NA .25 .25 .27 .27 .25 .17 .11 .08 .09 .13 .14

  Consumption per Household (million Btu) 3
180 168 141 146 122 129 123 122 134 134 117 113 112

South Total (does not include wood)
2.43 2.30 2.57 2.41 2.45 2.50 2.61 2.60 2.95 3.01 3.21 3.25 3.22
  Natural Gas .96 .91 1.12 1.15 1.14 1.15 1.09 1.03 1.18 1.13 1.13 .94 .94
  Electricity 3 1.00 .97 1.06 1.01 1.01 1.06 1.22 1.36 1.51 1.67 1.89 2.07 2.09
  Distillate Fuel Oil and Kerosene .32 .28 .25 .14 .18 .16 .17 .11 .13 .10 .08 .07 .05
  Liquefied Petroleum Gases .15 .14 .14 .12 .12 .12 .12 .10 .13 .12 .12 .18 .14
  Wood 4 NA NA .23 .21 .33 .33 .26 .17 .17 .12 .09 .12 .16

  Consumption per Household (million Btu) 3
99 92 95 87 87 85 84 81 88 84 83 80 76

West Total (does not include wood)
1.54 1.47 1.34 1.42 1.33 1.45 1.42 1.51 1.55 1.63 1.63 1.87 1.82
  Natural Gas .95 .88 .86 .90 .85 .91 .88 .92 .91 .93 .90 .98 .94
  Electricity 3 .48 .47 .41 .46 .41 .47 .48 .54 .56 .64 .66 .76 .79
  Distillate Fuel Oil and Kerosene .09 .09 .04 .03 .03 .04 .02 .02 .03 .03 .02 .03 .01
  Liquefied Petroleum Gases .03 .04 .04 .04 .04 .03 .05 .03 .04 .04 .06 .10 .08
  Wood 4 NA NA .11 .13 .13 .17 .17 .12 .12 .10 .10 .09 .10

  Consumption per Household (million Btu) 3
110 100 84 87 81 85 78 78 76 75 70 77 73
1Includes energy consumption in occupied primary housing units only, which differs from residential
sector energy consumption.
NA=Not available.  
2See Appendix C for map of Census regions. Notes:  -  Data are estimates, and are for major energy sources only.  -  For years not shown, there are
no data available.  -  Data for 1978-1984 are for April of year shown through March of following year; data
for 1987 forward are for the calendar year.  -  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent
rounding.
3Retail electricity.  One kilowatthour = 3,412 Btu. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/consumption/residential/.
4Wood is not included in the region and U.S. totals, or in the consumption-per-household data. Sources:  -  1978 and 1979-U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-84, "Residential
Energy Consumption Survey."  -  1980 forward-EIA, Form EIA-457, "Residential Energy Consumption
Survey."
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)