Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2006

 

Key Terms and Concepts for Section 7 1

Age. Age classification is based on the age of the person at his or her last birthday as of March 2007. A married couple's age is defined as the age of the husband—unless he is under age 55 and the wife is 55 or older, in which case it is the age of the wife.

Aged unit. With age 55 as the cutoff, aged units are defined as married couples living together—at least one of whom is 55 or older—and nonmarried persons 55 or older.

Marital status. Married persons are married and living with their spouse. Nonmarried persons may be divorced, widowed, never married, separated, or married but living apart from their spouse.

Race. The categories White alone, Black alone, and Asian alone reflect respondents who reported only one race. Because of changes to the race category, data on race are not directly comparable to editions prior to 2002. A person's race is his or her reported race. A married couple's race is defined as the race of the husband.

Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. A married couple is of Hispanic origin if the husband is of Hispanic origin.

Family. A family is a group of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family.

Social Security beneficiary. A beneficiary may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivor benefits, disability benefits, or transitionally insured benefits.

Asset income. Includes interest, dividends, income from estates or trusts, and net rental income or royalties. Interest income. Interest includes payments people receive (or have credited to their accounts) from bonds, treasury notes, IRAs, certificates of deposit, interest-bearing savings and checking accounts, and all other investments that pay interest. Dividends. Dividends include income people receive from stock holdings and mutual fund shares. The CPS does not include capital gains from the sale of stock holdings as income. Rents, royalties, and estates and trusts. Include net income people receive from the rental of a house, store, or other property, receipts from boarders or lodgers, net royalty income, and periodic payments from estate or trust funds.

Notes

1 For more information, consult the Glossary for this report.

Tables

Asset Income of Aged UnitsTable 7.A1 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by age, 2006
Aged unit asset income (dollars) Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Aged 65 or older
Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.1
1–249 26.3 27.2 22.6 23.4 22.7 21.6 22.5
250–499 8.0 8.7 7.5 8.1 6.0 8.3 7.5
500–749 6.1 6.1 4.9 4.6 4.8 5.4 4.9
750–999 3.9 3.1 2.8 2.4 2.9 3.3 2.7
1,000–1,499 6.3 5.1 5.7 6.1 6.1 4.5 6.0
1,500–1,999 3.4 3.7 3.7 2.9 4.3 3.5 4.0
2,000–2,499 4.3 3.7 4.1 3.8 4.7 3.9 3.9
2,500–2,999 2.3 1.8 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.7 2.6
3,000–3,999 4.3 4.3 5.4 4.9 6.3 5.0 5.5
4,000–4,999 3.2 3.0 3.9 3.3 4.0 5.0 3.6
5,000–9,999 10.7 10.4 12.6 12.6 12.1 11.9 13.6
10,000–14,999 5.6 6.4 7.6 7.6 6.8 7.5 8.4
15,000–19,999 3.4 2.8 3.9 3.9 4.3 4.2 3.3
20,000–24,999 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.0
25,000–29,999 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.4 0.9
30,000–34,999 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.0
35,000–39,999 0.7 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 1.3
40,000–44,999 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2
50,000 or more 5.3 6.7 5.8 6.6 5.4 5.9 5.2
Median asset income (dollars) 1,312 1,338 2,219 2,156 2,222 2,315 2,200
Number (thousands) 9,643 3,059 15,066 4,209 3,323 3,193 4,340
 
Asset Income of Aged UnitsTable 7.A2 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and age, 2006
Aged unit asset income (dollars) Married couples Nonmarried persons
55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older
Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.2 0
1–249 22.5 22.5 19.4 21.4 19.0 18.9 17.2 33.6 34.7 25.7 26.7 27.5 24.3 25.0
250–499 8.7 7.9 6.2 6.9 5.6 6.2 5.8 6.7 10.0 8.8 10.0 6.6 10.4 8.2
500–749 6.0 6.1 4.1 3.7 4.4 4.0 4.5 6.3 6.0 5.8 6.1 5.4 6.8 5.1
750–999 3.7 3.3 2.8 2.5 2.8 3.4 2.5 4.1 2.9 2.8 2.3 3.2 3.2 2.8
1,000–1,499 6.0 4.9 5.5 6.3 5.7 5.0 4.3 6.9 5.5 6.0 5.9 6.7 4.0 6.8
1,500–1,999 4.1 3.3 3.5 2.9 4.1 3.3 4.1 2.0 4.4 3.8 2.7 4.6 3.7 4.0
2,000–2,499 4.2 3.5 4.4 4.1 5.5 3.8 4.2 4.6 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.7 4.0 3.8
2,500–2,999 2.5 1.8 2.0 1.6 2.1 2.0 2.5 2.1 1.8 2.8 2.8 2.3 3.3 2.7
3,000–3,999 4.6 5.1 5.8 4.5 5.9 5.6 8.4 3.6 3.0 5.1 5.7 6.9 4.3 4.2
4,000–4,999 3.4 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.3 2.9 1.9 4.3 3.0 4.3 6.5 3.8
5,000–9,999 11.2 11.5 12.7 12.4 12.8 12.8 12.9 9.9 8.6 12.6 13.0 11.3 11.0 13.9
10,000–14,999 6.0 7.4 8.9 9.2 8.0 8.5 9.9 4.8 4.7 6.4 5.0 5.2 6.5 7.7
15,000–19,999 4.1 3.6 4.4 4.5 4.4 5.2 3.1 1.9 1.4 3.4 2.9 4.3 3.2 3.4
20,000–24,999 2.1 2.4 3.1 2.8 3.5 3.2 3.1 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.4 1.5
25,000–29,999 1.3 1.2 1.9 1.6 1.7 2.2 2.2 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.3
30,000–34,999 0.8 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.7 0 0.5 0.5
35,000–39,999 0.8 1.8 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.8 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.6 1.0
40,000–44,999 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.5 1.3 1.3 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.4 0.6 0.5
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0 0.5 0.3
50,000 or more 5.2 7.3 6.9 7.2 6.1 7.4 6.9 5.6 5.7 4.7 5.7 4.5 4.3 4.4
Median asset income (dollars) 1,686 2,102 3,130 3,000 3,074 3,170 3,350 865 669 1,542 1,264 1,502 1,542 1,800
Number (thousands) 6,336 1,895 7,427 2,591 1,856 1,590 1,390 3,307 1,164 7,639 1,619 1,467 1,603 2,950
 
Asset Income of Aged UnitsTable 7.A3 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and age, 2006
Aged unit asset income (dollars) Beneficiary units Nonbeneficiary units
All units Married couples Nonmarried persons All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.3 2.4 0 0.3 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.3 0.4 1.0 0.7 1.2 0
1–249 29.9 27.2 22.7 27.0 22.5 19.3 37.9 35.0 25.9 26.0 27.2 21.7 22.0 22.6 20.7 33.3 34.4 22.8
250–499 7.8 9.1 7.5 8.1 7.4 6.2 7.0 11.9 8.7 8.1 8.4 7.7 8.8 8.3 6.0 6.7 8.6 9.6
500–749 8.0 6.6 4.9 7.9 6.3 4.2 8.1 7.1 5.6 5.9 5.6 5.1 5.8 5.9 2.9 6.2 5.2 7.5
750–999 3.6 3.1 2.9 4.6 4.2 2.9 0.8 1.4 2.8 3.9 3.1 2.2 3.6 2.5 1.3 4.3 4.0 3.2
1,000–1,499 6.4 4.4 5.8 6.4 4.5 5.5 6.4 4.3 6.2 6.3 5.6 4.9 5.9 5.2 5.5 6.9 6.3 4.3
1,500–1,999 4.9 3.3 3.6 5.2 3.0 3.4 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.2 4.0 4.4 4.0 3.6 4.9 1.8 4.7 4.0
2,000–2,499 4.3 2.9 4.1 3.6 3.0 4.5 6.0 2.7 3.7 4.4 4.3 3.8 4.3 3.9 3.1 4.5 5.0 4.5
2,500–2,999 1.5 1.8 2.4 2.0 1.4 2.0 0 2.4 2.8 2.4 1.8 2.3 2.5 2.1 1.7 2.2 1.4 3.0
3,000–3,999 4.6 3.8 5.5 5.0 4.8 5.8 3.6 2.2 5.2 4.2 4.6 4.5 4.6 5.2 6.0 3.6 3.6 2.9
4,000–4,999 4.3 2.8 4.0 5.3 3.7 3.7 1.7 1.2 4.4 3.1 3.2 2.9 3.1 3.6 2.2 2.9 2.5 3.5
5,000–9,999 8.0 11.6 12.6 9.0 11.8 12.9 5.3 11.2 12.4 11.0 9.5 12.6 11.4 11.2 10.2 10.2 6.7 15.2
10,000–14,999 6.0 8.1 7.6 5.7 10.0 8.8 7.0 4.9 6.4 5.5 5.0 7.9 6.0 5.2 9.4 4.7 4.6 6.3
15,000–19,999 3.5 3.3 3.8 4.7 3.9 4.2 0.3 2.2 3.4 3.3 2.3 5.1 4.1 3.3 6.2 2.0 0.9 4.0
20,000–24,999 1.0 1.2 2.2 0.9 1.6 3.1 1.4 0.6 1.2 2.0 2.7 2.4 2.2 3.0 3.0 1.4 2.3 1.8
25,000–29,999 0.3 0.5 1.0 0.5 0.8 1.8 0 0 0.3 1.2 1.5 2.3 1.4 1.4 2.4 0.8 1.5 2.3
30,000–34,999 0 0.2 1.0 0 0.1 1.4 0 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.4 1.8 0.9 2.1 3.5 0.6 0.4 0
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.5 1.7 1.4 0 0.3 0.8 0.7 1.5 1.1 0.7 1.9 1.5 0.6 0.9 0.6
40,000–44,999 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.6 1.1 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.4
45,000–49,999 0 0.2 0.4 0 0.3 0.5 0 0 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.9 0
50,000 or more 3.2 7.3 5.8 1.9 7.5 6.9 6.6 6.9 4.7 5.6 6.2 5.8 5.6 7.2 7.2 5.5 4.7 4.3
Median asset income (dollars) 951 1,380 2,200 1,013 2,147 3,120 523 600 1,502 1,385 1,338 2,289 1,738 2,085 3,380 892 788 1,887
Number (thousands) 877 1,336 13,814 643 836 6,787 235 500 7,027 8,766 1,722 1,252 5,693 1,059 640 3,073 663 612
 
Asset Income of Units 65 or OlderTable 7.A4 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by race, Hispanic origin, and marital status, 2006
Aged unit asset income (dollars) White alone Black alone Asian alone Hispanic origin
All units Married couples Nonmarried persons All units Married couples Nonmarried persons All units Married couples Nonmarried persons All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.8 1.5 0.3 0.1 0 0.2 1.5 0.6 2.5
1–249 21.8 18.9 24.8 37.5 33.2 40.3 22.4 20.7 25.1 35.8 33.6 38.4
250–499 7.5 6.1 8.9 7.7 9.8 6.3 7.7 4.6 12.5 5.4 5.6 5.1
500–749 4.8 4.0 5.6 8.4 5.8 10.2 5.3 5.6 4.8 5.6 3.4 8.3
750–999 2.8 2.7 2.8 4.8 5.8 4.2 1.6 1.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 2.6
1,000–1,499 5.8 5.5 6.0 5.7 3.8 6.9 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.8 3.7
1,500–1,999 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.3 2.5 4.6 4.4 2.5 6.7
2,000–2,499 4.1 4.5 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.0 2.2 0.9 4.0 5.4 7.9 2.5
2,500–2,999 2.4 2.1 2.8 2.2 0.5 3.3 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.1 1.5 0.7
3,000–3,999 5.6 5.9 5.3 2.8 3.4 2.4 4.7 5.5 3.6 3.5 2.7 4.4
4,000–4,999 4.0 3.5 4.5 1.6 2.3 1.1 5.2 5.8 4.2 3.8 2.1 6.0
5,000–9,999 12.9 13.0 12.8 7.9 5.6 9.5 11.6 11.0 12.6 9.7 9.6 9.9
10,000–14,999 7.7 8.9 6.5 4.1 4.8 3.6 12.5 13.1 11.5 5.9 8.9 2.4
15,000–19,999 3.9 4.3 3.6 1.8 2.7 1.2 4.3 7.0 0.2 2.2 1.4 3.1
20,000–24,999 2.2 3.1 1.4 1.0 2.3 0.2 3.7 5.4 1.1 1.3 0.5 2.2
25,000–29,999 1.1 1.9 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.7 1.8 3.0 0 1.6 2.3 0.8
30,000–34,999 1.1 1.7 0.4 0.3 0.8 0 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.3 0.6 0
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.4 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.1 2.5 2.7 2.2 0.6 1.2 0
40,000–44,999 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 1.1 1.2 1.0 0 0 0
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.1 0 0.7 1.0 0.2 1.0 1.9 0
50,000 or more 5.9 7.1 4.8 4.3 7.1 2.5 3.3 3.2 3.3 4.4 7.4 0.7
Median asset income (dollars) 2,329 3,171 1,754 608 669 577 3,700 4,921 1,542 964 1,500 600
Number (thousands) 13,873 6,865 7,008 671 263 408 347 210 137 430 233 197
 
Asset Income of Units 65 or OlderTable 7.A5 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and quintile of total money income, 2006
Aged unit asset income (dollars) All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
First Second Third Fourth Fifth First Second Third Fourth Fifth First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.7 0 0.3 0.4 0.2
1–249 48.5 34.5 26.4 20.2 9.7 42.5 29.0 21.2 14.4 7.8 46.9 45.7 29.4 23.3 12.6
250–499 10.2 11.6 8.9 7.0 4.4 12.2 6.6 7.4 6.2 2.9 11.8 10.1 10.0 9.8 6.0
500–749 10.4 6.5 5.0 4.9 2.7 6.5 6.1 4.8 3.6 1.7 10.6 9.8 5.4 4.2 4.5
750–999 3.8 3.8 4.0 2.1 1.8 4.5 4.4 2.5 2.9 1.1 4.9 3.1 4.1 2.9 1.5
1,000–1,499 5.6 7.8 6.6 6.6 3.5 7.6 6.6 7.3 5.0 2.9 6.8 6.3 8.3 5.9 4.4
1,500–1,999 4.7 5.9 4.6 3.1 2.2 7.0 4.1 3.3 2.8 2.7 5.9 3.3 7.0 3.0 2.1
2,000–2,499 4.4 4.3 4.3 5.0 2.9 4.2 4.7 6.6 4.2 2.7 4.9 5.8 4.0 3.3 2.8
2,500–2,999 1.9 3.4 2.8 2.4 1.7 1.8 2.3 2.5 2.6 1.0 1.0 3.1 4.0 2.8 2.3
3,000–3,999 3.3 6.2 7.5 5.7 4.0 5.0 10.9 4.4 6.4 3.4 1.1 5.9 6.3 6.6 3.7
4,000–4,999 1.3 4.6 5.5 4.5 2.7 1.1 4.0 4.1 4.4 2.9 0.5 3.5 5.1 6.6 3.1
5,000–9,999 4.1 8.7 15.9 16.1 11.6 4.4 13.7 17.2 12.3 11.5 4.8 2.8 12.4 18.6 13.6
10,000–14,999 1.3 2.4 6.0 11.8 9.3 2.6 6.6 10.6 11.7 8.7 0 0.8 3.4 8.5 10.2
15,000–19,999 0 0.2 1.6 6.1 6.3 0.2 0.4 5.2 6.7 5.7 0 0 0.3 3.1 7.7
20,000–24,999 0 0 0.5 2.5 4.7 0 0 2.0 6.5 4.2 0 0 0 1.1 3.0
25,000–29,999 0 0 0 0.5 3.3 0 0.2 0.1 2.8 4.3 0 0 0 0 1.3
30,000–34,999 0 0 0 0.5 2.9 0 0 0.2 2.8 3.4 0 0 0 0 1.3
35,000–39,999 0 0 0 0.3 3.4 0 0 0.3 2.7 2.6 0 0 0 0 2.5
40,000–44,999 0 0 0 0 2.8 0 0 0 1.2 2.8 0 0 0 0 2.1
45,000–49,999 0 0 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0.3 1.7 0 0 0 0 0.9
50,000 or more 0 0 0 0 18.7 0 0 0 0.4 25.5 0 0 0 0 14.3
Median asset income (dollars) 282 634 1,318 2,630 11,270 333 1,201 2,006 4,508 15,016 300 307 1,000 2,000 7,575
Number (thousands) 1,194 2,227 3,132 3,869 4,645 725 1,322 1,612 1,773 1,995 583 990 1,509 2,057 2,500
NOTE: Quintile limits are $11,519, $18,622, $28,911, and $50,064 for all units; $22,083, $32,000, $45,796, and $76,746 for married couples; and $9,330, $13,374, $19,062, and $30,202 for nonmarried persons.
Family Asset Income of Aged PersonsTable 7.B1 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) All persons Men Women
55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older 55–61 62–64 65 or older
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.1 0.5 0.4 1.0 0.9 0.3
1–249 24.5 24.8 21.8 24.0 24.9 20.9 25.0 24.7 22.6
250–499 8.0 8.1 7.2 8.5 7.7 6.7 7.6 8.5 7.5
500–749 6.0 6.0 4.8 5.9 6.1 4.2 6.1 6.0 5.2
750–999 3.7 2.5 2.8 4.0 3.1 2.7 3.4 2.0 2.9
1,000–1,499 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6 4.5 5.7 6.1 6.8 5.5
1,500–1,999 3.7 3.2 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 2.9 3.7
2,000–2,499 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.6 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.2
2,500–2,999 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.4 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.1 2.2
3,000–3,999 4.4 4.9 5.5 4.4 5.0 5.4 4.4 4.9 5.5
4,000–4,999 3.4 2.9 3.8 3.4 3.1 3.5 3.4 2.7 4.0
5,000–9,999 11.1 10.2 12.7 11.0 11.1 12.5 11.2 9.4 12.9
10,000–14,999 5.8 7.0 7.8 5.6 6.9 8.4 6.1 7.2 7.3
15,000–19,999 3.7 3.5 4.1 4.1 3.5 4.0 3.3 3.6 4.2
20,000–24,999 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.1 2.2 2.3
25,000–29,999 1.1 1.1 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.0 1.1 1.2
30,000–34,999 0.9 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.0 1.3 0.8 1.3 1.1
35,000–39,999 0.8 1.4 1.1 0.7 1.6 1.2 0.9 1.3 1.0
40,000–44,999 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.7
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.3
50,000 or more 5.9 6.7 6.1 5.8 7.1 6.9 5.9 6.3 5.4
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,588 1,700 2,400 1,600 1,925 2,876 1,586 1,624 2,179
Number (thousands) 14,876 4,827 21,734 7,279 2,307 9,703 7,597 2,520 12,031
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.B2 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) All persons Men Women
65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older 65–69 70–74 75–79 80 or older
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3
1–249 22.8 22.4 20.6 21.2 22.1 21.6 21.0 18.2 23.4 23.1 20.3 23.1
250–499 7.2 5.9 8.3 7.4 7.1 6.3 7.1 6.4 7.3 5.6 9.2 8.0
500–749 4.5 4.7 5.4 4.8 3.9 4.1 4.0 5.2 5.1 5.2 6.6 4.5
750–999 2.5 3.0 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.4 3.4 2.6
1,000–1,499 5.9 5.6 5.0 5.7 6.6 5.5 5.3 5.0 5.3 5.7 4.8 6.2
1,500–1,999 2.9 3.9 3.9 3.8 2.8 4.0 3.3 4.2 3.0 3.9 4.4 3.6
2,000–2,499 4.1 4.6 3.7 4.2 4.3 4.7 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.6 3.7 4.6
2,500–2,999 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.6 1.6 2.2 2.3 3.3 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.1
3,000–3,999 5.1 5.7 5.1 5.9 4.6 6.2 5.1 6.3 5.6 5.3 5.2 5.6
4,000–4,999 3.6 3.6 4.5 3.6 3.3 3.6 4.1 3.2 3.9 3.7 4.8 3.8
5,000–9,999 12.5 13.0 11.8 13.5 12.4 12.5 12.0 13.2 12.5 13.4 11.7 13.7
10,000–14,999 7.9 7.2 7.8 8.1 8.2 7.4 8.5 9.5 7.6 7.1 7.3 7.2
15,000–19,999 4.1 4.1 4.3 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.8 3.2 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.3
20,000–24,999 2.5 2.9 2.3 2.3 2.5 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.8 1.8 1.9
25,000–29,999 1.8 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.7 1.6 1.9 1.6 1.8 0.9 1.6 0.7
30,000–34,999 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.0 1.5 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.2 0.6 1.9 0.8
35,000–39,999 0.9 1.4 0.9 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.2 0.6 1.5 0.8 1.4
40,000–44,999 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.5
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.2
50,000 or more 6.7 5.8 6.0 5.7 7.5 6.4 6.7 6.8 5.9 5.3 5.5 5.0
Median family asset income (dollars) 2,383 2,400 2,400 2,431 2,500 2,590 3,000 3,000 2,254 2,254 2,002 2,085
Number (thousands) 6,576 5,082 4,542 5,534 3,167 2,341 2,075 2,119 3,409 2,741 2,467 3,414
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.B3 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and marital status, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) All persons Men Women
Married Nonmarried Married Nonmarried Married Nonmarried
Total Widowed Divorced Never married Total Widowed Divorced Never married Total Widowed Divorced Never married
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.5
1–249 19.5 25.5 24.1 30.0 24.2 19.6 25.5 24.9 28.3 21.0 19.5 25.5 24.0 31.1 26.8
250–499 6.2 8.6 8.5 9.5 8.9 6.3 8.1 7.7 10.6 5.5 6.1 8.8 8.7 8.8 11.5
500–749 4.2 5.8 6.0 4.7 6.8 4.1 4.6 5.9 3.0 3.5 4.2 6.2 6.1 5.8 9.3
750–999 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.7 3.4 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.8
1,000–1,499 5.4 6.0 6.0 5.7 3.7 5.5 6.3 5.5 5.1 7.3 5.2 5.9 6.1 6.1 0.9
1,500–1,999 3.4 3.8 4.2 2.4 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 2.7 5.1 3.4 3.9 4.3 2.3 2.6
2,000–2,499 4.4 3.8 3.8 4.6 3.1 4.3 3.4 3.3 4.1 3.8 4.5 3.9 3.9 4.9 2.5
2,500–2,999 2.0 2.6 2.8 2.2 2.0 2.0 3.2 3.9 2.3 3.4 1.9 2.5 2.6 2.2 0.9
3,000–3,999 5.8 4.9 4.4 6.5 4.8 5.7 4.5 3.3 6.5 3.4 5.9 5.0 4.7 6.5 5.9
4,000–4,999 3.6 4.0 4.2 3.0 4.4 3.6 3.4 3.2 1.9 3.5 3.7 4.3 4.4 3.7 5.2
5,000–9,999 13.0 12.4 13.1 10.4 13.7 12.7 11.8 12.6 12.3 11.8 13.2 12.5 13.2 9.1 15.3
10,000–14,999 8.7 6.3 6.3 5.7 8.7 8.7 7.1 7.6 6.0 8.7 8.6 6.0 6.0 5.5 8.8
15,000–19,999 4.3 3.8 4.0 3.4 1.2 4.3 3.0 3.0 2.6 2.0 4.3 4.1 4.3 3.8 0.7
20,000–24,999 3.1 1.5 1.8 1.1 0.3 3.1 1.4 2.0 1.2 0.6 3.1 1.5 1.7 1.0 0.1
25,000–29,999 2.0 0.5 0.4 0.7 1.4 2.0 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.2 2.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 1.5
30,000–34,999 1.6 0.5 0.5 0.2 1.4 1.6 0.4 0.2 0 2.4 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7
35,000–39,999 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.5 1.4 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.2 1.3 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.8
40,000–44,999 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.8 2.3 1.0 1.6 0.6 1.8 5.3 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.2 0
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0 0
50,000 or more 6.8 4.9 5.1 5.0 4.0 7.0 6.7 7.8 6.2 6.1 6.6 4.3 4.4 4.3 2.4
Median family asset income (dollars) 3,142 1,542 1,789 1,200 1,885 3,126 1,800 1,941 1,388 2,501 3,170 1,500 1,700 1,096 800
Number (thousands) 13,380 8,354 5,726 1,543 685 7,507 2,196 1,117 599 299 5,874 6,157 4,610 943 386
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.B4 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by Social Security beneficiary status, and aged person's sex and marital status, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) Persons in beneficiary families Persons in nonbeneficiary families
All persons Men Women All persons Men Women
Total Married Non-married Total Married Non-married Total Married Non-married Total Married Non-married Total Married Non-married Total Married Non-married
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.6 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.4 1.1
1–249 21.7 19.0 25.7 20.7 19.2 25.7 22.5 18.9 25.7 23.1 22.8 23.7 22.6 22.3 23.8 23.5 23.4 23.6
250–499 7.2 6.2 8.6 6.8 6.3 8.1 7.5 6.0 8.8 7.2 6.5 8.6 6.6 6.4 7.6 7.7 6.6 9.2
500–749 4.7 4.2 5.6 4.3 4.1 4.9 5.1 4.2 5.9 5.2 4.3 7.1 4.0 4.3 2.7 6.3 4.4 9.2
750–999 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.3 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.3 1.6 3.9 2.5 1.7 5.4 2.1 1.4 3.1
1,000–1,499 5.7 5.4 6.0 5.7 5.6 6.0 5.7 5.2 6.0 5.1 5.0 5.3 5.7 5.0 8.6 4.5 5.1 3.7
1,500–1,999 3.6 3.4 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.7 3.1 2.8 3.5
2,000–2,499 4.3 4.7 3.7 4.4 4.6 3.5 4.2 4.8 3.8 3.0 2.5 4.2 2.2 2.1 2.3 3.9 3.1 5.0
2,500–2,999 2.3 2.0 2.6 2.4 2.1 3.2 2.2 1.9 2.4 2.0 1.6 3.0 1.8 1.5 3.1 2.2 1.8 2.9
3,000–3,999 5.5 5.8 5.1 5.5 5.7 4.7 5.5 5.9 5.2 5.1 5.9 3.1 5.1 5.6 3.3 5.0 6.3 3.0
4,000–4,999 3.9 3.7 4.1 3.6 3.7 3.3 4.1 3.8 4.4 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.7 3.2 3.3 3.0
5,000–9,999 12.9 13.3 12.2 12.8 13.0 12.0 12.9 13.6 12.3 11.7 10.8 13.8 10.7 10.7 10.8 12.7 11.0 15.3
10,000–14,999 7.7 8.6 6.3 8.3 8.7 6.9 7.3 8.6 6.1 8.2 9.0 6.3 9.1 9.0 9.3 7.3 8.9 4.9
15,000–19,999 4.1 4.2 3.8 3.9 4.1 3.2 4.2 4.4 4.0 4.5 5.0 3.3 5.0 5.9 1.3 4.0 3.8 4.2
20,000–24,999 2.5 3.1 1.5 2.7 3.1 1.5 2.2 3.1 1.5 2.7 3.1 1.9 2.6 2.9 1.3 2.8 3.2 2.1
25,000–29,999 1.4 2.0 0.3 1.5 1.9 0.3 1.2 2.2 0.4 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.8 2.3 4.9 1.5 2.0 0.7
30,000–34,999 1.1 1.4 0.5 1.2 1.5 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.6 2.1 2.7 0.7 2.2 2.5 0.9 2.0 3.0 0.6
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.2 1.4 0.5 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.4 1.7 0.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.3 2.1 0
40,000–44,999 0.9 1.0 0.8 1.2 1.0 1.8 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.9 1.0 0.4 0.1 0 0.3
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5 0 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.8 0
50,000 or more 6.1 6.8 5.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 5.4 6.6 4.2 6.1 6.9 4.2 6.3 7.1 3.3 5.8 6.6 4.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 2,400 3,142 1,542 2,876 3,100 1,885 2,164 3,170 1,500 2,378 3,139 1,550 2,831 3,171 1,753 2,218 3,000 1,500
Number (thousands) 19,202 11,617 7,585 8,470 6,522 1,948 10,731 5,095 5,636 2,532 1,763 769 1,232 984 248 1,300 779 521
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.B5 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) White alone Black alone Asian alone Hispanic origin
All persons Men Women All persons Men Women All persons Men Women All persons Men Women
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.8 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.9 0.5 1.2
1–249 21.0 20.0 21.8 35.1 36.9 33.8 26.3 25.4 27.0 37.4 40.0 35.1
250–499 7.1 6.6 7.5 8.3 9.4 7.5 7.9 8.3 7.6 5.3 5.4 5.2
500–749 4.6 4.1 5.1 7.6 7.3 7.7 5.7 4.3 6.8 4.9 4.0 5.7
750–999 2.7 2.6 2.8 4.5 4.1 4.8 2.5 2.7 2.4 1.8 1.3 2.2
1,000–1,499 5.6 5.7 5.5 6.0 6.1 6.0 4.6 4.3 4.9 5.6 5.4 5.8
1,500–1,999 3.6 3.5 3.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.2 2.2 2.2 4.1 4.1 4.2
2,000–2,499 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.1 3.7 4.4 1.4 1.1 1.6 4.6 5.5 3.8
2,500–2,999 2.3 2.4 2.3 1.5 1.4 1.6 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.9 0 1.6
3,000–3,999 5.7 5.6 5.7 2.9 2.7 3.1 3.5 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.4
4,000–4,999 3.8 3.4 4.1 2.0 2.1 1.9 5.6 6.4 5.0 3.0 1.8 4.0
5,000–9,999 13.0 13.0 13.0 8.9 5.8 11.3 11.1 9.9 12.1 9.6 8.6 10.4
10,000–14,999 7.9 8.6 7.3 4.4 3.1 5.4 10.6 10.5 10.8 6.3 7.1 5.6
15,000–19,999 4.2 4.1 4.3 2.7 1.7 3.4 4.3 6.1 2.9 2.5 1.4 3.4
20,000–24,999 2.5 2.7 2.3 1.2 1.5 0.9 4.2 4.0 4.4 1.4 1.6 1.3
25,000–29,999 1.4 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.8 2.2 1.4 1.7 1.8 1.7
30,000–34,999 1.2 1.4 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.6 1.3 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.4 0.9
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.2 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.5 1.9 2.9 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.4
40,000–44,999 0.9 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.8 0 1.0 0.9 1.1 0 0 0
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0 1.3 0.8
50,000 or more 6.3 7.1 5.6 4.1 6.0 2.7 2.9 3.0 2.8 4.3 5.6 3.3
Median family asset income (dollars) 2,600 3,000 2,271 677 559 800 2,300 3,000 1,796 964 793 1,000
Number (thousands) 19,875 8,895 10,980 929 403 526 665 287 378 731 335 396
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.B6 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by quintile of per-capita total family money income, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) Total First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3
1–249 21.8 45.5 31.7 25.2 17.9 9.0
250–499 7.2 11.9 8.4 8.3 7.6 3.6
500–749 4.8 8.5 6.9 5.3 3.5 3.1
750–999 2.8 4.1 5.1 2.5 2.8 1.3
1,000–1,499 5.6 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.0 3.0
1,500–1,999 3.6 5.2 5.6 3.9 2.9 2.2
2,000–2,499 4.2 3.7 6.4 4.9 4.0 2.6
2,500–2,999 2.2 1.4 2.3 2.6 2.6 1.9
3,000–3,999 5.5 4.6 8.1 6.6 5.5 3.3
4,000–4,999 3.8 1.8 3.8 4.1 5.5 2.7
5,000–9,999 12.7 3.9 10.4 16.3 15.8 11.7
10,000–14,999 7.8 1.3 3.7 8.7 10.8 8.9
15,000–19,999 4.1 0.3 0.1 2.6 5.9 7.3
20,000–24,999 2.5 0.2 0.1 1.1 3.9 4.5
25,000–29,999 1.4 0 0.2 0.1 1.5 3.6
30,000–34,999 1.2 0 0 0.2 1.3 2.9
35,000–39,999 1.1 0 0 0.3 0.9 3.0
40,000–44,999 0.9 0 0 0 0.7 2.5
45,000–49,999 0.4 0 0 0 0 1.4
50,000 or more 6.1 0 0 0 0.6 21.0
Median family asset income (dollars) 2,400 317 862 1,607 3,380 12,762
Number (thousands) 21,734 2,117 3,501 4,605 5,377 6,135
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $10,466, $15,183, $21,411, and $34,193.
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.B7 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by number of persons in family and quintile of per-capita total family money income, 2006
Family asset income (dollars) Total First Second Third Fourth Fifth
Persons in 1-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.2 0.7 0.1 0 0.4 0.2
1–249 24.6 47.4 36.9 26.6 22.0 11.1
250–499 8.6 11.1 10.6 12.3 7.3 5.0
500–749 5.7 10.0 8.5 5.0 3.6 5.1
750–999 2.7 4.5 4.3 2.8 2.6 1.3
1,000–1,499 5.9 6.3 8.6 7.5 5.8 3.3
1,500–1,999 3.4 4.5 5.7 4.5 2.6 1.8
2,000–2,499 3.4 5.3 5.1 2.7 3.4 2.3
2,500–2,999 3.0 1.5 3.1 4.3 3.3 2.3
3,000–3,999 5.3 3.3 5.7 7.8 5.0 4.0
4,000–4,999 4.6 1.2 5.8 4.5 7.1 2.9
5,000–9,999 13.1 4.2 4.6 17.4 19.4 11.7
10,000–14,999 6.5 0 0.9 4.2 11.8 8.6
15,000–19,999 3.7 0 0 0.2 4.4 8.9
20,000–24,999 1.4 0 0 0.2 1.1 3.7
25,000–29,999 0.5 0 0 0 0.2 1.5
30,000–34,999 0.5 0 0 0 0 1.8
35,000–39,999 0.9 0 0 0 0 3.1
40,000–44,999 0.8 0 0 0 0 2.8
45,000–49,999 0.3 0 0 0 0 1.2
50,000 or more 4.9 0 0 0 0 17.3
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,839 300 514 1,200 2,837 9,067
Number (thousands) 6,224 594 962 1,289 1,606 1,773
Persons in 2-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3
1–249 19.8 43.1 28.4 24.1 15.4 7.9
250–499 6.2 12.5 7.3 6.4 7.4 2.4
500–749 4.2 7.9 6.2 5.0 3.1 2.1
750–999 2.7 3.8 5.7 2.1 2.5 1.4
1,000–1,499 5.6 7.8 6.4 6.6 6.5 2.9
1,500–1,999 3.7 5.8 6.2 3.9 2.8 2.3
2,000–2,499 4.6 3.5 6.8 6.3 4.3 2.7
2,500–2,999 2.0 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.5 1.6
3,000–3,999 5.6 6.0 9.5 6.4 5.3 2.9
4,000–4,999 3.3 1.3 2.8 4.0 4.7 2.7
5,000–9,999 12.7 4.0 13.4 16.2 14.4 11.0
10,000–14,999 8.7 2.2 4.8 10.8 11.3 9.4
15,000–19,999 4.5 0.1 0.2 3.8 7.2 6.9
20,000–24,999 3.2 0 0 1.4 6.1 5.1
25,000–29,999 1.9 0 0.3 0 1.7 4.8
30,000–34,999 1.5 0 0 0.1 2.0 3.4
35,000–39,999 1.4 0 0 0.4 1.4 3.4
40,000–44,999 0.9 0 0 0 0.7 2.5
45,000–49,999 0.5 0 0 0 0.1 1.6
50,000 or more 6.7 0 0 0 0.2 22.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 3,000 320 1,110 2,000 3,860 15,447
Number (thousands) 12,750 1,182 2,096 2,740 3,008 3,724
Persons in families of 3 or more
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.3 0.5
1–249 25.1 50.7 35.7 27.4 18.8 9.4
250–499 8.5 11.2 8.6 8.2 8.9 6.8
500–749 5.7 7.7 6.5 7.3 4.9 3.6
750–999 3.4 4.7 3.9 3.4 4.4 1.0
1,000–1,499 5.2 5.5 6.7 6.8 4.6 3.2
1,500–1,999 3.4 4.7 2.8 2.6 4.2 3.0
2,000–2,499 3.8 1.8 7.4 2.8 3.9 3.2
2,500–2,999 1.7 0.2 2.6 1.5 1.4 2.6
3,000–3,999 5.2 2.2 6.9 5.2 7.2 3.4
4,000–4,999 4.1 4.7 4.0 3.8 5.4 2.5
5,000–9,999 12.3 2.9 8.7 14.6 14.1 15.4
10,000–14,999 6.1 0.7 4.8 9.1 7.0 6.1
15,000–19,999 3.0 1.6 0.4 2.7 3.6 5.0
20,000–24,999 1.6 1.0 0.4 1.6 0.9 3.7
25,000–29,999 1.8 0 0 0.8 3.2 3.1
30,000–34,999 1.3 0 0.3 1.0 1.5 2.9
35,000–39,999 0.4 0 0 0.2 0.4 1.0
40,000–44,999 0.9 0 0 0 1.8 1.9
45,000–49,999 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.7
50,000 or more 5.8 0 0 0 3.4 21.0
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,648 214 650 1,112 2,400 8,000
Number (thousands) 2,760 341 443 576 762 638
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $10,466, $15,183, $21,411, and $34,193.