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424. Household Pet Ownership and by Selected Characteristic

[(36.1 represents 36,100,000). Based on a sample survey of 80,000 households in 1991 and 1996, 40,000 households in 1987, and 20,000 in 1983; for details, see source]

 
ITEM Unit Dog Cat Pet bird Horse
 
1983: Households owning companion pets 1 Million 36.1 24.2 4.2 2.4
  Percent of all households Percent 42.5 28.4 5.0 2.8
1987: Households owning companion pets 1 Million 34.7 27.7 5.2 2.6
  Percent of all households Percent 38.2 30.5 5.7 2.8
 
1991: Households owning companion pets 1 Million 34.6 29.2 5.4 1.9
  Percent of all households Percent 36.5 30.9 5.7 2.0
  Average number owned Number 1.5 2.0 2.2 2.5
  Total companion pet population 1 Million 52.5 57.0 11 4.9
  Households obtaining veterinary care 2 Percent 82 62 11 54
  Average visits per household per year Number 2.6 1.6 0.2 2.4
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSEHOLDS OWNING PETS
Annual household income: Under $12,500 Percent 14 15 16 9
  $12,500 to $24,999 Percent 20 20 21 21
  $25,000 to $39,999 Percent 24 23 24 25
  $40,000 to $59,999 Percent 22 22 21 22
  $60,000 and over Percent 20 20 18 23
 
Family size: 1 One person Percent 14 18 16 10
  Two persons Percent 32 33 27 34
  Three persons Percent 21 20 20 20
  Four or more persons Percent 33 29 37 36
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1996: Households owning companion pets 1 Million 31.2 27.0 4.6 1.5
  Percent of all households Percent 31.6 27.3 4.6 1.5
  Average number owned Number 1.7 2.2 2.7 2.7
  Total companion pet population 1 Million 52.9 59.1 12.6 4.0
  Households obtaining veterinary care 2 Percent 85.3 67.7 10.8 59.1
  Average visits per household per year Number 2.6 1.9 0.2 2.3
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSEHOLDS OWNING PETS
Annual household income: Under $12,500 Percent 12.7 13.9 17.3 9.5
  $12,500 to $24,999 Percent 19.1 19.7 20.9 20.3
  $25,000 to $39,999 Percent 21.6 21.5 22.0 21.8
  $40,000 to $59,999 Percent 21.5 21.2 17.5 23.1
  $60,000 and over Percent 25.2 23.7 22.3 25.4
 
Family size: 1 One person Percent 13.2 16.8 12.7 12.1
  Two persons Percent 31.0 32.6 27.9 29.1
  Three persons Percent 21.4 20.6 20.4 22.0
  Four or more persons Percent 34.5 29.9 38.9 36.7



1 As of December 31 for 1987, 1991, and 1996; as of May 31 for 1983.
2 During the year.

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, IL, U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, 1993 and 1997 (copyright).

http://www.avma.org



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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