The Labor Department says that 92% of households were urban and the rest rural in 2011 - the...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Labor Department says that 92% of households were urban and the rest rural in 2011 - the latest year for which data is available. The metropolitan group earned 32% more money and spent 18% more with outlays of $50,348 on average. Urban spending took the lead in most categories - housing was the biggest disparity - while rural households spent more on healthcare, transportation, entertainment, and, of course, pets.