American Demographics reports that the average American household spent $40,817 in 2003.
Of that, just $127 was spent on reading newspapers, magazines or books, or 0.3 percent, while $290 was spent on tobacco and $391 on alcohol.
Spending on consumer electronics was $2060, or 5 percent.
Housing ($13,432) and transportation ($7,781) costs accounted for over half (52 percent) of total spending.
(Via folio)
Susan sez: These stats explains the home theatres, ipods, computers, and GPS systems all my neighbors are buying, but the mailman’s bag seem seems stuffed–with catalogs.

American Demographics reports that the average American household spent $40,817 in 2003.
Of that, just $127 was spent on reading newspapers, magazines or books, or 0.3 percent, while $290 was spent on tobacco and $391 on alcohol.
Spending on consumer electronics was $2060, or 5 percent.
Housing ($13,432) and transportation ($7,781) costs accounted for over half (52 percent) of total spending.
(Via folio)
Susan sez: These stats explains the home theatres, ipods, computers, and GPS systems all my neighbors are buying, but the mailman’s bag seem seems stuffed–with catalogs.