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Back-to-School by the Numbers (2011)

Back-to-School by the Numbers bradsdeals handpicked sovings 2011 Online Shopping: Snapshot 30.8% will shop online for back of our Schools: to school items 41% will look for printable coupons Back to school shopping accounts for 16% of annual retail sales. $39 billion will be spent on back to 77 million students as of 2009 online before heading to the store 27% of the entire US population are students 55.5 million students projected to be enrolled 19.7 million college students projected 10% will buy using their school shopping in 2011, an increase of to be enrolled this year 14.2 million classroom computers mobile phones 30.3% will 3% from 2010 1 computer for every 4 students compare The Family Budget: The family About our Teachers: prices online budget will be $603.63, teenagers will spend $31.64 of their own money, 7.2 million teachers in the United States Teachers spend an average of $462 for school supplies The IRS only allows teachers a $250 tax deduction for school supplies covering 5.2% of the budget College is a whole different ballgame: $808.71 for everything, excluding textbooks Where They Will Shop: Electronics wilI be the largest non-textbook piece of the budget at $209.93 $127.37 for clothing and accessories $96.84 for dorm furnishings $61.48 for school supplies $568 for textbooks and course materials What they'll buy: Apparel is the largest part of most Office Supply Store 38% back to school budgets at $220.60 $104.53 for shoes Clothing Store 48.7% $88.99 for school supplies Department Store 57% ($96.39 in 2010) (per semester) $189.51 for computers, Discount Store 68.4% cell phones, mp3 players Electronics Store 21.7% and tablet devices U.S. Census Bureau - IES National Center for Education Statistics - Internet Retailer - PriceGrabber - O This Week in Consumer Electronics - v DailyFinance - Customer Growth Partners - Bankrate - National Retail Federation - Bing Search Blog - College Board - School Family Media and Bounty (via MarketWatch) -

Back-to-School by the Numbers (2011)

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Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 3 is a student? That's a lot of back-to-school shopping! BradsDeals breaks the numbers down on the back-to-school season, the second biggest retail s...


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