Affluent suburbia

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New Suburbia Families

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Young, affluent working couples with preschool children concentrated in fast-growing metro fringe communities, mainly in the West and the Southwest.

2.82 percent of U.S. households

  • Have more than tripled in number since 1990
  • Many are under 35 years old and earn six-figure incomes
  • Live in new subdivisions (built after 1999) worth nearly 50 percent above the U.S. average
  • More than two-thirds have multiple workers in the labor force
  • Are college-educated and employed as managers, executives and white-collar professionals
  • Have crafted active, children-centered lifestyles, participating in a number of team sports
  • Drive kids in SUVs and minivans to activities and to zoos, aquariums and campgrounds
  • Fill their grocery carts with pizza, Pop Tarts and prepared lunch kits
  • Own toys, books, video games and electronics (cell phones, gaming systems, home theaters)
  • Have relatively large families where money needs to be managed
  • Maintain that price and functionality trump style
  • Purchase electronics and clothing at retailers like Target, Best Buy and Wal-Mart
  • Have lengthy commutes to work
  • Contribute to 529 college savings plans
  • Can be debt-heavy due to first mortgages and home-equity loans
  • Are only moderate consumers of most media (because they are always on the go)
  • Are often too busy to read a newspaper or a magazine
  • Watch network sitcoms and reality shows as well as sports and entertainment
  • Tune in to cable channels such as ESPN, MTV and Comedy Central
  • Listen to radio stations that offer news, sports, classic rock and adult contemporary music
  • Go online to trade stocks, search for jobs and check out real-estate listings

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