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Weekly Household Food Spending per Person, 2004 & 2011

Category Number of
households1
2004
Per
person
2004
Number of
households
2011
Per
person
2011
All households 105,717 $40.00 111,305 $47.50
Household composition:
With children < 18 38,082 31.25 36,833 35.00
 At least one child < 6 17,272 28.57 16,451 32.50
 Married-couple families 25,843 32.50 24,199 36.67
 Female head, no spouse 9,155 28.33 9,207 33.33
 Male head, no spouse 2,532 33.00 2,848 35.00
 Other household with child2 552 33.33 579 32.50
With no children < 18 67,635 50.00 74,473 50.00
 More than one adult 40,084 43.33 44,400 50.00
 Women living alone 15,685 $50.00 16,367 55.00
 Men living alone 11,866 60.00 13,705 70.00
 With elderly 23,726 40.00 27,049 50.00
 Elderly, living alone 9,634 45.00 9,967 50.00
Race/ethnicity of households:
White non-Hispanic 76,372 41.67 77,792 50.00
Black non-Hispanic 12,344 32.50 13,520 40.00
Hispanic3 11,371 32.50 13,500 37.50
Other non-Hispanic 5,631 37.67 6,493 43.75
1. Totals exclude households that did not answer questions about spending on food. These represented 6.0% of all households in 2004 and 7.2% in 2011.
2. Households with children in complex living arrangements, e.g., children of other relatives or unrelated roommate or border.
3. Hispanics may be of any race.
Source: Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Household Food Security in the United States, 2003; Household Food Security in the United States, 2011. Web: www.ers.usda.gov

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