How Average Are You? Compare With This 12 Point Checklist

How Average Are You? Compare With This 12 Point Checklist

We often hear about the “average American” but what exactly does that mean? While there’s nothing wrong with being average, most would hope to rise above it. This though, can depend on what we are comparing ourselves to. For example, you may want above average intelligence but you probably don’t want above average credit card debt. Here’s a twelve point checklist on “average Americans” so you can see how you compare.

  1. Student Loan Debt

If you hear recent graduates complaining about student debt, it is not without good reason. At the end of 2017, the average student graduated college with $28,650 in student loan debt.

  1. House Payments

Recent statistics peg the average house payment in the United States to be about $1,030 monthly. Of course, living expenses vary dramatically across the country so using an average of 15% of monthly income may be a better gauge.

  1. Age of Vehicle

The average age of vehicles on American highways today is at an all-time high. The average car on the roads is 11.8 years old, either because they are making them better or new cars are getting too expensive!

  1. Savings

The average American has just over $8,800 in liquid savings in a bank or credit union. This does not include investment accounts or retirement plans.

  1. Age at First Marriage

The average age at which we get married is headed upward. Today, women average 27 years old and men 29 at first marriage. That compares to 23 and 26 in 1990 and a surprisingly youthful  20 and 22 in 1960.

  1. Number of States Visited

Research performed in 2016 determined that the average American has visited just 12 states in their lifetime.

  1. Time Spent Daily Using a Smartphone

We love our smartphones. Recent surveys indicate we are now spending about three hours and ten minutes each day connected to our devices.

  1. Time Spent CommutingWhile again this will vary by location, the average commuting time in the U.S. is just over 26 minutes each way, daily.
  2. Hours Spent Sleeping

It is recommended adults get 7-9 hours of sleep nightly, but estimates say that 40% of us average less than that.

  1. Household Monthly Electric Bill

The average electric bill in the U.S. is $117.65. This is based on 914-kilowatt hours of usage at an average price of 12.87 cents per kilowatt-hour.

  1. Height and Weight

The average adult American man weighs about 200 lbs. and is just above 5’9″. The average American woman is said to be about 5″4″ and 159 lbs.

  1. Cups of Coffee Per Day

Research indicates the average person in the United States drinks two cups of coffee per day.

Here’s to hoping that you are above average in all the ways you want to be!

We research the best insurance so you don't have to.

Leave a Comment





Life Insurance Is Not About You

January 20, 2021

Big Boy Toys and Auto Insurance

January 19, 2021

Six Common Homeowners Insurance Mistakes

January 18, 2021

Five Recent Fads That Came and Went Quickly

January 15, 2021

Are You Legally Required to Carry Business Insurance?

January 14, 2021

Four Needs Life Insurance Can Help Fulfill

January 13, 2021

Car Insurance FAQ’s

January 12, 2021

Five Quick & Easy Ways to Save on Homeowners Insurance

January 11, 2021

America’s Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2021

Business Insurance for Professionals

January 7, 2021

Term Insurance: Big Protection at Affordable Rates

January 6, 2021

Seven Steps to Become a Better Driver Tomorrow

January 5, 2021

Are You Required to Carry Homeowners’ Insurance?

January 4, 2021

You’ve Never Been Where???

January 1, 2021

What is BOP and What Does It Include?

December 31, 2020

Funerals, Life Insurance and Flowers

December 30, 2020

How Some Famous Movie Cars Would Be Insured in Real Life

December 29, 2020

Homeowners’ Insurance and “The Tree”

December 28, 2020

Questions to Ask Your Grandparents this Holiday Season

December 25, 2020

Positioning Yourself as an Expert in Your Business

December 24, 2020

The Difference Between Burial Insurance and Life Insurance

December 23, 2020

Used Car Buying Tips

December 22, 2020

Buying a Home Only Based on Homeowners’ Insurance Rates

December 21, 2020

Five Communities That Always Have the Christmas Spirit

December 18, 2020

How 2020 Will Affect How We Conduct Business for Years to Come

December 17, 2020

Why a Million Dollar Life Insurance Policy May Not Be Enough

December 16, 2020

Reasons Cars Are So Much Better Now Than Fifty Years Ago

December 15, 2020

How Some TV Homes Should be Insured in the Real World

December 14, 2020

7 Childhood Games to Ask Your Parents (or Grandparents) About

December 11, 2020

Five Best Movies for Sales Representatives to Watch

December 10, 2020

Creating a Life Insurance Inventory

December 9, 2020

Your Car: When Was the Last Time You…

December 8, 2020

Facts About Renting You May Find Interesting

December 7, 2020

Are Heirlooms a Thing of the Past?

December 4, 2020

Is “Positive Thinking” Valuable for Your Business and Employees?

December 3, 2020

Life Insurance: Why Waiting Limits Your Options

December 2, 2020

What You Need to Know About Today’s Driving Schools

December 1, 2020

Hurricanes, High Winds and Homeowners’ Insurance

November 30, 2020

The “Flying Nun” and Other Wild TV Show Premises

November 27, 2020

How to Get Clients to Promote Your Business

November 26, 2020

Five Cents a Week for Life Insurance? Wait…There’s more!

November 25, 2020

The Info You’ll Need to File an Automobile Insurance Claim

November 24, 2020

Buying a Home? See These Five Movies First

November 23, 2020

Six Women Who Made a Big Impact on Modern Music

November 20, 2020

Cutting Costs Without Slashing Your Business

November 19, 2020

The Difference Between Term Life Insurance and Permanent Life Insurance Explained

November 18, 2020

What You Should Know About Your Driving Record

November 17, 2020

Preparing Your Home for a Natural Disaster

November 16, 2020

Why Are Mountains and Beaches so Popular for Vacationers?

November 13, 2020

Steps to Better Secure Your Bricks and Mortar Business

November 12, 2020

A Closer Look at the Life Insurance Waiver of Premium Benefit

November 11, 2020

Why A Police Report is Important in an Auto Insurance Claim

November 10, 2020

Why You Need to Document What Your Own

November 9, 2020

The Allure of the Great Smoky Mountains

November 6, 2020

Business Insurance and Restaurants

November 5, 2020

Can I Buy Life Insurance if I’m Dying?

November 4, 2020

The Growing Problem of Aggressive Driving and Road Rage

November 3, 2020

College Life and Renters’ Insurance

November 2, 2020

Why Coin Collecting Is Still A Terrific and Educational Hobby for Kids

October 30, 2020

Why You Should Have an Annual Business Insurance Review

October 29, 2020

Contact Us

-CONTACT US

OUR LOCATION

Have A Question?

We have an answer. Call us at 1-559-447-1747

2037 W. Bullard Ave., #276 Fresno, CA 93711

1-559-447-1747
CA License #0E05573

© Copyright 2021 McKinley Insurance Services  |   All Rights Reserved
Site by ICA Agency Alliance

2037 W. Bullard Ave., #276 Fresno, CA 93711
1-559-447-1747
CA License #0E05573

© Copyright 2021 McKinley Insurance Services  |   All Rights Reserved
Site by ICA Agency Alliance