The Average American Consumer: Over 30 Percent of Income Spent on Housing

A recent report by the Labor Department profiles the average consumer. The first of three parts.

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  • $63, 091: Annual income before taxes
  • $43,638: Annual expenditures
  • 48.8: Age
  • 1.9: Number of vehicles owned
  • 67: Percentage who own a home
  • 2.5: Number of dependents
  • $16, 920: Annual housing expenditures, or 34.1 percent of annual paycheck

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Sources: VisualEconomics.com