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Expenditure per Consumer Unit for Entertainment and Reading

  Total Percent of
total
expenditures
Fees and
admissions
Television,
radios, and
sound
equipment
Other equipment
and services1
Reading
1985 $1,311 5.6% $320 $371 $479 $141
1990 1,575 5.6 371 454 597 153
1995 1,775 5.5 433 542 637 163
2000 2,009 5.3 515 622 727 146
2001 2,094 5.3 526 660 767 141
2002 2,218 5.5 542 692 845 139
2003 2,187 5.4 494 730 835 127
2004 2,348 5.4 528 788 903 130
2005 2,514 5.4 588 888 912 126
Age2            
 Under 25 years old 1,442 5.2 249 631 512 49
 25 to 34 years old 2,544 5.6 489 943 1,023 89
 35 to 44 years old 2,886 5.2 753 1,029 984 121
 45 to 54 years old 3,177 5.7 753 1,046 1,236 143
 55 to 64 years old 2,596 5.2 633 862 934 167
 65 to 74 years old 2,297 6.0 548 797 798 154
 75 years old and over 1,164 4.3 282 484 266 132
Origin of reference person2      
 Hispanic 1,549 3.9 337 716 441 55
 Non-Hispanic 2,629 5.6 618 908 968 135
Race of reference person2      
 White and other 2,680 5.6 641 900 1,002 137
 Black 1,294 3.9 201 797 245 52
Region of residence2        
 Northeast 2,411 5.0 615 903 746 148
 Midwest 2,516 5.6 614 839 931 132
 South 2,206 5.2 451 868 793 94
 West 3,105 5.9 760 959 1,232 155
1. Other equipment and services includes pets, toys, and playground equipment; sports, exercise, and photographic equipment; and recreational vehicles.
2. Figures are for 2005.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, annual. From Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2008.

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