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Expenditures: Shelter by Size of Consumer Unit: Six or More People in Consumer Unit (CXUSHELTERLB05A2M)


1987: 4,651 (+ more)   Updated: Jan 15, 2021 11:18 AM CST
1987:  4,651  
1986:  4,768  
1985:  4,076  
1984:  3,419  
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U.S. Dollars,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Consumer Expenditure Surveys  

Units:  U.S. Dollars, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


Size refers to the number of persons whose usual place of residence at the time of the interview is in the sample unit.

A consumer unit comprises either: (1) all members of a particular household who are related by blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal arrangements; (2) a person living alone or sharing a household with others or living as a roomer in a private home or lodging house or in permanent living quarters in a hotel or motel, but who is financially independent; or (3) two or more persons living together who use their income to make joint expenditure decisions. Financial independence is determined by the three major expense categories: Housing, food, and other living expenses. To be considered financially independent, at least two of the three major expense categories have to be provided entirely, or in part, by the respondent.

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Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Expenditures: Shelter by Size of Consumer Unit: Six or More People in Consumer Unit [CXUSHELTERLB05A2M], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CXUSHELTERLB05A2M, .


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