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Consumer Spending Report

Consumer spending data provided by ESRI indicate, for example, that in 2012 Renton households spent an average of:

  • $70,194 on total expenditures, a Spending Potential Index* of 107
  • $22,439 on housing, a Spending Potential Index of 111
  • $9,781 on transportation, a Spending Potential Index of 107
  • $4,215 on health care, a Spending Potential Index of 100
  • $3,367 on food away from home, a Spending Potential Index of 111
  • $3,369 on entertainment and recreation, a Spending Potential Index of 109
  • $1,874 on travel, a Spending Potential Index of 108
  • $1,595 on education, a Spending Potential Index of 115
  • $764 on personal care products and services, a Spending Potential Index of 108

For additional information, check out the Renton Consumer Spending Report.  The information includes expenditure data for house and home, household budget, recreation, medical, financial and retail goods and services.  The data includes estimates for 2012 and projections for 2017 as available.

The City also has limited consumer spending data available for the following areas in Renton.  The information includes 1, 3 and 5-mile radii data and 10 and 15-minute drive time data from the intersections noted in parenthesis below.

Source:  ESRI (2013).  Although represented to be reliable, the information is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. 

*  The Spending Potential Index is household-based and represents the amount spent for a product or service relative to a national average of 100.  The average expenditures per household in the City of Renton were determined by ESRI using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey.  The Spending Potential Index (SPI) figures are calculated as a ratio of spending by households in the City of Renton compared to the spending of the average household in the U.S. in specified categories.  The figures are calculated by dividing a consumer spending category for the City by the corresponding figures for the U.S.  A figure of 100 indicates that spending per household in the City of Renton is equal to the average spending per household for the nation as a whole.  A figure larger than 100 indicates that Renton households spend more than the average U.S. household a benefit for related businesses.  A figure smaller than 100 indicates that Renton households spend less than the average U.S. household, a benefit to residents.