Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2008

 

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 2009. 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 Units Table 7.A1 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by age, 2008
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 1.8 1.3 0.7 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.5
1–249 34.6 32.3 27.0 26.1 27.4 28.7 26.5
250–499 9.1 9.7 7.1 6.9 6.1 6.7 8.4
500–749 6.2 6.2 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.3 4.6
750–999 3.4 3.7 3.1 2.6 3.1 3.3 3.3
1,000–1,499 5.8 6.1 6.8 7.9 6.9 5.1 6.8
1,500–1,999 3.4 2.7 3.6 3.3 3.6 4.1 3.7
2,000–2,499 3.7 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.3 3.4 4.6
2,500–2,999 2.7 1.9 2.5 2.1 2.7 2.9 2.3
3,000–3,999 3.9 3.8 4.7 4.7 4.3 4.6 5.0
4,000–4,999 2.8 3.1 3.9 3.5 4.4 4.2 3.8
5,000–9,999 8.3 8.8 10.6 11.1 10.3 10.2 10.6
10,000–14,999 4.3 3.7 6.3 6.6 5.9 6.1 6.5
15,000–19,999 1.8 2.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.2
20,000–24,999 1.6 1.6 2.1 2.1 2.5 1.7 1.9
25,000–29,999 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.0 0.5 1.1
30,000–34,999 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.7
35,000–39,999 0.7 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.2 1.0
40,000–44,999 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.8
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4
50,000 or more 3.6 4.8 5.7 6.7 5.8 6.8 3.9
Median asset income (dollars) 674 762 1,500 1,500 1,496 1,500 1,461
Number (thousands) 9,976 3,299 15,722 4,755 3,342 3,069 4,556
 
Asset Income of Aged Units Table 7.A2 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and age, 2008
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 2.1 1.5 0.9 1.0 1.5 0.7 0.4 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.6
1–249 31.1 28.0 22.8 22.8 23.2 24.8 20.3 41.4 40.4 31.1 31.3 32.9 32.0 29.5
250–499 8.8 10.0 6.1 5.5 6.7 6.9 5.7 9.8 9.2 8.1 9.1 5.3 6.5 9.8
500–749 6.0 6.5 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.2 4.2 6.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 6.9 6.3 4.8
750–999 3.8 3.8 3.3 2.7 3.4 3.9 4.0 2.6 3.7 2.8 2.4 2.8 2.8 3.0
1,000–1,499 5.9 6.5 6.4 7.9 6.1 3.6 6.5 5.6 5.4 7.3 8.0 8.1 6.4 7.0
1,500–1,999 4.0 3.1 3.8 4.1 3.3 3.3 4.3 2.2 1.9 3.5 2.0 4.0 4.8 3.4
2,000–2,499 4.2 4.5 4.5 4.4 3.7 4.0 5.9 2.7 3.7 3.2 2.4 2.8 2.9 4.0
2,500–2,999 2.7 2.1 2.5 2.0 3.4 2.7 2.1 2.7 1.6 2.4 2.3 1.8 3.0 2.4
3,000–3,999 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.5 3.9 4.9 5.1 3.0 3.2 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.3 5.0
4,000–4,999 2.8 3.7 4.3 3.7 4.4 4.7 4.8 2.7 2.1 3.6 3.2 4.3 3.8 3.3
5,000–9,999 8.8 9.2 11.1 11.1 11.9 9.9 11.3 7.4 8.2 10.1 10.9 8.2 10.4 10.3
10,000–14,999 4.3 3.6 6.5 6.9 5.8 7.1 6.1 4.4 3.8 6.1 6.0 6.1 5.2 6.7
15,000–19,999 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.6 4.2 1.3 2.5 2.3 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.7
20,000–24,999 1.8 1.9 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.1 2.4 1.1 0.9 1.8 1.7 2.4 1.4 1.7
25,000–29,999 0.7 0.7 1.6 1.8 1.7 0.6 2.0 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.7
30,000–34,999 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.3 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2
35,000–39,999 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.8 1.8 1.0 0.5 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0
40,000–44,999 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.6
45,000–49,999 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.9 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
50,000 or more 3.9 5.4 6.9 7.5 6.2 8.1 5.6 3.1 3.8 4.5 5.4 5.4 5.6 3.1
Median asset income (dollars) 843 1,000 2,107 2,014 2,055 2,278 2,254 400 453 1,058 1,000 1,069 1,107 1,153
Number (thousands) 6,557 2,155 7,766 2,929 1,905 1,443 1,488 3,419 1,144 7,956 1,825 1,437 1,626 3,068
 
Asset Income of Aged Units Table 7.A3 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and age, 2008
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 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.9 1.2 0.8 2.0 1.0 0.5 1.8 1.4 1.3 2.3 1.7 2.1 1.1 0.9 0.6
1–249 42.5 31.9 27.0 40.5 27.6 22.9 47.2 40.0 30.9 33.9 32.5 27.2 30.2 28.2 21.6 41.0 40.7 32.7
250–499 9.5 10.0 7.1 9.8 10.4 6.1 8.6 9.3 8.0 9.1 9.4 7.6 8.7 9.6 6.1 9.9 9.0 9.1
500–749 7.5 5.8 5.1 7.7 6.0 4.6 6.9 5.3 5.6 6.1 6.5 4.9 5.8 6.8 3.6 6.5 6.0 6.1
750–999 2.7 5.7 3.1 2.2 5.5 3.4 3.9 6.1 2.8 3.5 2.4 2.4 3.9 2.6 2.3 2.5 2.1 2.5
1,000–1,499 4.3 6.0 6.8 4.0 6.8 6.3 5.2 4.7 7.2 5.9 6.1 7.6 6.1 6.3 6.8 5.6 5.9 8.3
1,500–1,999 3.2 2.6 3.7 3.2 3.3 3.8 3.0 1.3 3.7 3.4 2.8 2.8 4.1 3.1 4.1 2.2 2.4 1.7
2,000–2,499 3.6 4.8 3.9 4.4 5.1 4.4 1.7 4.4 3.3 3.7 3.9 3.5 4.2 4.1 5.2 2.7 3.3 1.9
2,500–2,999 0.4 2.0 2.5 0.3 2.0 2.6 0.8 2.0 2.4 2.9 1.9 1.9 2.9 2.2 1.4 2.9 1.3 2.4
3,000–3,999 4.5 3.9 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.6 3.6 2.3 4.9 3.8 3.8 4.2 4.3 3.8 4.4 3.0 3.7 4.1
4,000–4,999 2.2 2.9 4.0 2.7 2.6 4.3 0.9 3.4 3.6 2.8 3.3 3.6 2.8 4.4 3.8 2.8 1.2 3.5
5,000–9,999 7.0 8.8 10.5 6.9 9.5 10.9 7.1 7.4 10.1 8.4 8.9 11.9 9.0 8.9 13.9 7.4 8.7 10.1
10,000–14,999 3.0 2.7 6.4 3.7 2.2 6.6 1.3 3.7 6.3 4.4 4.3 5.1 4.3 4.6 5.3 4.6 3.9 5.0
15,000–19,999 1.3 2.1 3.2 1.6 1.6 4.1 0.6 3.1 2.4 1.8 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.3 3.0 1.4 2.2 1.4
20,000–24,999 2.1 1.5 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.8 0.2 1.7 1.6 1.6 2.9 1.8 1.7 3.2 1.1 1.4 2.6
25,000–29,999 0.6 0.2 0.9 0.9 0 1.4 0 0.7 0.5 0.6 1.2 1.8 0.6 1.2 3.3 0.4 1.3 0.4
30,000–34,999 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.0 1.0 0 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.5 0 0
35,000–39,999 0.2 1.6 0.9 0.3 1.2 0.9 0 2.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.5 0.9 0.8 1.8 0.5 0.9 1.1
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 1.0 0 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.3 0.6 0 0.4
45,000–49,999 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.8 0 0 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.4 0
50,000 or more 2.7 4.5 5.7 1.6 5.7 7.1 5.2 2.3 4.3 3.7 5.0 5.9 4.1 5.2 5.5 3.0 4.7 6.3
Median asset income (dollars) 349 793 1,500 421 952 2,101 288 460 1,092 700 754 1,402 898 1,012 2,113 400 450 960
Number (thousands) 796 1,310 14,257 559 860 7,048 237 450 7,209 9,181 1,989 1,465 5,999 1,295 718 3,182 694 747
 
Asset Income of Units 65 or Older Table 7.A4 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by race, Hispanic origin, and marital status, 2008
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 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.2 0.4 2.4 4.0 0.2 2.2 2.0 2.4
1–249 26.0 22.4 29.6 41.7 26.6 50.5 31.9 27.6 37.5 36.7 35.1 38.3
250–499 6.9 5.9 7.9 11.5 10.2 12.2 7.2 7.5 6.9 10.0 12.1 7.7
500–749 5.1 4.6 5.6 5.8 3.3 7.2 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.1 4.1
750–999 3.1 3.3 2.8 2.6 3.4 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.5 3.4 1.5
1,000–1,499 6.8 6.3 7.4 6.7 8.2 5.9 7.9 7.2 8.9 4.5 3.7 5.3
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.9 3.7 2.4 4.5 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.6 3.0 3.7 2.2
2,000–2,499 3.8 4.4 3.3 2.9 6.1 1.0 4.9 2.4 8.0 3.8 4.1 3.6
2,500–2,999 2.5 2.6 2.5 1.1 1.7 0.7 2.5 1.6 3.7 2.0 2.1 2.0
3,000–3,999 4.7 4.4 5.0 3.4 6.2 1.8 5.8 7.8 3.2 4.8 4.7 5.0
4,000–4,999 4.1 4.4 3.7 1.4 2.4 0.8 3.1 2.4 4.0 4.3 3.9 4.7
5,000–9,999 10.8 11.3 10.4 8.5 11.1 6.9 6.3 6.5 6.0 8.9 8.5 9.4
10,000–14,999 6.5 6.6 6.4 3.4 3.5 3.4 5.8 7.8 3.3 4.0 3.5 4.5
15,000–19,999 3.1 4.0 2.3 2.8 3.3 2.5 4.3 5.6 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.7
20,000–24,999 2.2 2.4 1.9 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.7 2.9 0.2 1.3 2.6 0
25,000–29,999 1.0 1.6 0.5 0.5 1.3 0 1.3 1.6 0.8 0.8 0.4 1.2
30,000–34,999 0.7 1.1 0.3 0 0 0 0.1 0.1 0 0.4 0.7 0
35,000–39,999 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.9 0 1.0 0.3 1.7
40,000–44,999 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.4 1.2 0 0.9 0.6 1.2 0.3 0 0.6
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.8 0.3 0 0 0 0.2 0.4 0 0.5 0 0.9
50,000 or more 5.9 7.1 4.6 3.1 4.5 2.2 5.7 5.2 6.3 3.0 3.7 2.3
Median asset income (dollars) 1,600 2,254 1,186 384 1,348 200 1,200 1,403 973 577 500 577
Number (thousands) 14,449 7,213 7,237 723 267 456 383 217 166 516 264 252
 
Asset Income of Units 65 or Older Table 7.A5 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and quintile of total money income, 2008
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 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.5 1.4 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.5
1–249 53.6 46.0 29.6 23.6 11.9 41.3 35.4 26.9 16.9 9.2 54.7 55.1 41.9 23.9 15.0
250–499 9.9 9.5 9.0 6.7 4.3 12.2 8.3 5.2 4.8 4.0 11.4 9.4 8.3 8.7 6.4
500–749 7.8 6.2 5.5 5.5 3.3 6.7 6.1 4.2 4.9 2.5 7.8 8.1 4.7 5.8 4.7
750–999 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.9 2.0 6.2 3.3 4.6 3.4 1.3 2.9 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.4
1,000–1,499 7.3 7.6 8.4 7.4 4.8 5.8 9.0 7.5 5.7 4.6 7.9 6.1 8.3 9.6 5.1
1,500–1,999 3.5 5.4 4.1 3.6 2.5 7.9 3.6 3.4 4.4 2.1 2.7 3.6 6.2 2.8 2.5
2,000–2,499 4.7 2.7 5.0 4.1 3.1 3.4 6.9 4.9 4.6 2.9 3.6 4.7 3.1 3.5 2.3
2,500–2,999 1.4 2.5 3.3 2.8 1.8 2.1 3.5 3.4 2.1 1.6 1.4 1.4 2.9 3.1 2.1
3,000–3,999 1.5 6.4 5.6 5.0 3.7 4.2 3.8 7.3 3.9 3.6 1.9 2.4 7.9 6.2 3.2
4,000–4,999 2.4 3.6 5.2 4.5 3.1 4.5 4.1 5.5 4.4 3.3 3.9 1.2 4.7 5.0 2.5
5,000–9,999 2.6 5.8 11.8 13.0 12.1 3.6 11.5 11.8 13.7 11.2 0.6 3.7 7.5 14.0 13.2
10,000–14,999 0.2 0.5 6.6 9.5 7.9 0.8 2.9 7.5 10.9 6.6 0 0.3 1.0 9.9 10.0
15,000–19,999 0 0.3 1.8 4.3 5.3 0.4 0.6 3.9 6.1 5.9 0 0 0.2 3.1 4.5
20,000–24,999 0 0 0.4 2.5 4.4 0 0.4 1.7 3.9 3.8 0 0 0 1.0 4.7
25,000–29,999 0 0 0 0.9 2.6 0 0 0.5 2.3 3.6 0 0 0 0 1.4
30,000–34,999 0 0 0 0.6 1.6 0 0 0.4 2.1 1.7 0 0 0 0 0.9
35,000–39,999 0 0 0 0.7 2.4 0 0 0.2 2.2 1.7 0 0 0 0 2.6
40,000–44,999 0 0 0 0.4 2.1 0 0 0 1.5 2.5 0 0 0 0 1.4
45,000–49,999 0 0 0 0 1.6 0 0 0 1.2 1.7 0 0 0 0 0.7
50,000 or more 0 0 0 0.1 18.6 0 0 0 0.6 25.0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Median asset income (dollars) 195 300 1,022 1,753 8,050 390 700 1,500 3,708 11,270 200 129 463 1,420 5,978
Number (thousands) 1,208 2,383 3,296 4,030 4,804 831 1,376 1,654 1,796 2,109 585 1,023 1,654 2,125 2,568
NOTE: Quintile limits are $12,082, $19,877, $31,303, and $55,889 for all units; $23,637, $35,794, $53,180, and $86,988 for married couples; and $9,929, $14,265, $20,187, and $32,937 for nonmarried persons.
Family Asset Income of Aged Persons Table 7.B1 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2008
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 1.8 1.2 0.8 2.1 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.1 0.7
1–249 32.0 29.4 25.9 31.3 28.7 23.7 32.6 30.1 27.7
250–499 8.9 8.2 6.9 9.0 9.2 6.5 8.8 7.2 7.2
500–749 5.9 5.7 5.1 6.2 6.7 4.9 5.8 4.8 5.2
750–999 3.3 3.5 3.2 3.6 3.5 3.2 3.0 3.5 3.1
1,000–1,499 6.0 6.4 6.6 5.6 6.5 6.2 6.5 6.4 6.9
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.0 3.7 4.1 3.0 3.7 3.6 2.9 3.7
2,000–2,499 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.5 4.4 4.3 3.8 3.7 4.0
2,500–2,999 2.7 1.7 2.5 2.7 2.2 2.4 2.7 1.2 2.7
3,000–3,999 4.1 4.4 4.6 4.2 3.9 4.7 4.0 4.7 4.6
4,000–4,999 2.9 3.8 3.9 2.8 3.9 3.8 3.0 3.8 4.0
5,000–9,999 8.5 10.2 10.7 8.7 9.0 11.2 8.2 11.4 10.3
10,000–14,999 4.7 4.4 6.2 4.6 3.7 6.6 4.8 5.1 5.9
15,000–19,999 2.0 2.8 3.3 2.0 2.3 3.7 2.1 3.3 3.0
20,000–24,999 1.8 1.5 2.2 1.9 1.9 2.3 1.8 1.2 2.2
25,000–29,999 0.8 0.7 1.3 0.7 0.8 1.4 0.9 0.7 1.1
30,000–34,999 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.8
35,000–39,999 0.8 1.2 1.0 0.8 1.5 1.2 0.8 1.0 0.8
40,000–44,999 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.5
50,000 or more 4.3 5.6 5.9 4.1 5.4 7.0 4.4 5.8 5.0
Median family asset income (dollars) 842 1,106 1,628 842 1,000 2,000 842 1,200 1,400
Number (thousands) 15,670 5,226 22,542 7,485 2,527 10,155 8,185 2,699 12,387
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B2 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2008
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 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.5 0.8
1–249 25.4 25.8 26.4 26.1 23.4 23.3 26.5 22.3 27.4 27.9 26.4 28.6
250–499 6.8 6.3 6.6 7.8 6.0 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.5 5.9 6.5 8.3
500–749 5.2 5.5 4.5 4.9 4.8 5.0 5.0 4.7 5.6 6.0 4.1 5.0
750–999 2.7 3.4 3.5 3.2 2.8 3.1 3.7 3.6 2.6 3.7 3.3 3.0
1,000–1,499 7.3 7.0 5.2 6.4 8.0 6.5 3.5 5.5 6.6 7.4 6.5 6.9
1,500–1,999 3.7 3.1 4.3 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.7 4.1 3.7 3.0 4.9 3.6
2,000–2,499 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.5 4.0 3.8 4.4 5.1 4.1 4.2 3.3 4.2
2,500–2,999 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.2 2.4 3.2 2.3 1.6 2.5 2.2 3.4 2.7
3,000–3,999 4.3 4.3 4.5 5.5 4.9 4.2 4.1 5.1 3.6 4.4 4.9 5.7
4,000–4,999 3.8 4.2 4.3 3.6 3.3 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 3.2
5,000–9,999 10.9 10.3 10.6 10.8 11.4 11.3 10.0 11.6 10.3 9.5 11.0 10.3
10,000–14,999 6.1 6.0 6.3 6.4 6.6 6.0 6.5 7.4 5.7 6.1 6.2 5.7
15,000–19,999 3.5 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.1 2.4 3.2 3.1
20,000–24,999 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.7 1.8 2.0 2.3 1.8 2.5 2.1
25,000–29,999 1.6 1.3 0.5 1.4 1.8 1.4 0.6 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.5 1.3
30,000–34,999 0.7 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.9 1.3 1.3 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.5
35,000–39,999 0.8 0.9 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.6 1.4 0.7 0.7 1.0 0.7
40,000–44,999 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.4
50,000 or more 6.5 6.5 6.5 4.1 7.1 6.8 8.7 5.5 5.9 6.3 4.8 3.2
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,685 1,600 1,800 1,565 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,101 1,400 1,300 1,685 1,285
Number (thousands) 7,274 5,057 4,399 5,812 3,589 2,315 1,953 2,299 3,686 2,742 2,445 3,513
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B3 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and marital status, 2008
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 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8
1–249 22.7 31.0 31.1 29.5 32.5 22.8 26.8 25.3 25.4 34.2 22.5 32.6 32.5 31.8 30.9
250–499 6.3 7.8 7.9 8.3 5.4 6.0 8.2 9.1 9.6 2.5 6.6 7.7 7.6 7.6 8.0
500–749 4.8 5.6 5.1 6.5 6.5 4.6 5.9 4.7 5.9 9.9 5.0 5.4 5.2 6.9 3.3
750–999 3.4 2.7 2.5 2.8 3.5 3.3 2.9 3.2 3.6 1.6 3.6 2.6 2.4 2.4 5.3
1,000–1,499 6.1 7.4 7.6 8.1 5.4 6.3 5.9 4.9 7.9 6.6 5.8 7.9 8.3 8.2 4.2
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.6 3.8 2.9 3.0 3.8 3.3 4.4 2.7 1.4 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.1 4.4
2,000–2,499 4.7 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.2 4.5 3.6 4.3 3.2 3.0 5.0 3.0 2.9 3.7 3.4
2,500–2,999 2.6 2.4 2.8 1.9 1.1 2.5 1.9 1.5 2.9 1.9 2.7 2.6 3.1 1.3 0.3
3,000–3,999 4.5 4.9 5.0 4.4 6.0 4.5 5.1 4.4 5.8 5.9 4.4 4.9 5.1 3.6 6.1
4,000–4,999 4.3 3.4 3.6 3.2 2.3 4.2 2.4 3.2 1.4 2.1 4.3 3.8 3.7 4.2 2.5
5,000–9,999 11.0 10.1 9.9 9.8 11.4 11.2 11.0 11.1 9.8 9.6 10.8 9.8 9.6 9.8 12.9
10,000–14,999 6.3 6.1 6.8 5.4 4.5 6.5 6.9 8.7 5.2 5.4 5.9 5.8 6.3 5.5 3.6
15,000–19,999 3.9 2.2 2.0 2.9 2.5 3.9 2.7 2.3 3.3 1.7 3.9 2.1 1.9 2.7 3.2
20,000–24,999 2.4 2.0 1.8 2.0 3.2 2.3 2.2 1.5 2.9 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.8 1.5 2.7
25,000–29,999 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.3 1.9 0.4 0.5 0.5 0
30,000–34,999 1.1 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4 1.1 0.5 0.6 0 0.2 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.7
35,000–39,999 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.7 2.1 1.5 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.5 0
40,000–44,999 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.7 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0 0.9 0.6 0.4 1.0 1.9
45,000–49,999 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.4 1.2 0.8 0.9 0.2 0.2 0 0.1
50,000 or more 6.8 4.4 3.7 5.4 6.1 7.0 6.9 6.3 7.0 6.6 6.6 3.5 3.1 4.6 5.6
Median family asset income (dollars) 2,100 1,100 1,157 1,038 1,014 2,125 1,455 1,542 1,250 1,000 2,043 1,022 1,058 1,000 1,164
Number (thousands) 13,870 8,672 5,711 1,817 811 7,835 2,320 1,138 639 386 6,035 6,352 4,573 1,178 425
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B4 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by Social Security beneficiary status, and aged person's sex and marital status, 2008
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 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.8 2.1 1.4
1–249 25.6 22.4 30.5 23.7 22.8 26.7 27.1 21.9 31.9 28.2 24.5 35.0 23.8 22.8 26.9 32.3 26.6 38.7
250–499 6.8 6.3 7.7 6.4 6.0 7.8 7.2 6.6 7.7 7.4 6.6 8.8 7.4 6.4 10.6 7.4 6.9 8.0
500–749 5.1 4.8 5.5 4.9 4.6 5.8 5.2 5.0 5.4 5.0 4.7 5.7 4.9 4.4 6.2 5.2 5.1 5.4
750–999 3.2 3.5 2.7 3.4 3.5 2.9 3.1 3.5 2.7 2.8 3.0 2.3 2.3 2.0 3.3 3.1 4.3 1.8
1,000–1,499 6.6 6.2 7.3 6.4 6.4 6.1 6.8 5.8 7.7 6.4 5.5 8.1 5.3 5.5 4.8 7.4 5.5 9.7
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.1 3.7 2.1 2.8 3.4 0.5 3.5 4.0 2.8
2,000–2,499 4.2 4.7 3.4 4.2 4.3 3.9 4.1 5.1 3.2 3.9 5.1 1.7 4.6 5.6 1.4 3.2 4.4 1.9
2,500–2,999 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.5 1.4 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.3 3.3 2.7 5.0 1.9 2.7 1.0
3,000–3,999 4.7 4.6 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.4 5.1 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.7 3.8 7.5 3.4 4.1 2.6
4,000–4,999 4.0 4.4 3.4 3.9 4.3 2.6 4.1 4.5 3.7 3.1 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.6 0.7 3.3 2.6 4.0
5,000–9,999 10.6 10.9 10.1 11.0 10.9 11.1 10.2 10.8 9.8 11.5 12.1 10.4 12.4 13.0 10.7 10.6 10.9 10.2
10,000–14,999 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.6 6.6 6.8 6.1 6.1 6.1 5.2 5.4 4.9 6.7 6.4 7.8 3.9 4.2 3.5
15,000–19,999 3.4 4.1 2.4 3.7 4.0 2.7 3.1 4.1 2.2 2.3 2.9 1.2 3.1 3.3 2.4 1.5 2.3 0.7
20,000–24,999 2.2 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.7 1.8 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.0 1.9 1.4 2.4
25,000–29,999 1.1 1.6 0.5 1.2 1.4 0.6 1.1 1.7 0.5 2.2 3.2 0.3 2.7 3.3 0.9 1.7 3.1 0.1
30,000–34,999 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.9 1.1 0.5 0.7 1.1 0.4 0.8 1.3 0 0.8 1.0 0 0.9 1.6 0
35,000–39,999 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.9 1.8 0.7 1.0 0.5 1.4 1.6 1.1 1.7 1.9 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1
40,000–44,999 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.1 0.9 1.1 0 0.4 0.6 0.2
45,000–49,999 0.7 0.9 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0 0.2 0.3 0 0.2 0.4 0
50,000 or more 5.9 7.0 4.3 7.1 7.2 6.9 5.0 6.7 3.4 5.5 5.7 5.3 5.8 5.5 6.9 5.3 5.9 4.5
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,703 2,125 1,154 2,000 2,100 1,500 1,500 2,200 1,069 1,350 2,000 637 2,192 2,290 1,070 1,000 1,402 577
Number (thousands) 19,839 12,127 7,712 8,853 6,839 2,013 10,986 5,287 5,699 2,703 1,743 960 1,302 995 307 1,401 748 653
 
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B5 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, 2008
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 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.1 1.0 1.2 2.4 3.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5
1–249 24.9 23.1 26.4 39.7 29.9 46.4 30.9 29.5 31.9 36.4 37.3 35.8
250–499 6.7 6.2 7.1 11.6 13.0 10.6 6.7 7.5 6.1 11.1 10.7 11.3
500–749 5.1 4.9 5.2 5.0 5.7 4.6 5.1 4.1 5.8 4.9 5.3 4.7
750–999 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.5 1.8 2.2 1.5 2.6 2.8 2.5
1,000–1,499 6.6 6.2 6.9 6.7 6.6 6.8 6.9 6.6 7.0 5.2 3.8 6.3
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.8 3.8 2.8 2.7 2.9 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.9 3.2 2.8
2,000–2,499 4.2 4.2 4.1 2.5 4.5 1.1 5.6 5.6 5.6 4.0 3.9 4.0
2,500–2,999 2.6 2.4 2.8 1.5 1.8 1.3 2.0 1.3 2.4 1.6 2.3 1.1
3,000–3,999 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.1 5.2 3.3 4.8 4.8 4.7 3.9 4.7 3.4
4,000–4,999 4.1 4.0 4.2 1.4 1.7 1.2 2.7 2.1 3.2 4.3 4.0 4.6
5,000–9,999 10.9 11.3 10.5 8.9 9.5 8.5 8.1 8.3 8.0 8.1 7.5 8.5
10,000–14,999 6.4 6.8 6.1 3.2 4.2 2.4 5.5 6.0 5.0 4.3 3.3 5.0
15,000–19,999 3.3 3.6 3.0 2.4 3.9 1.4 3.7 4.6 3.1 2.4 2.9 2.1
20,000–24,999 2.3 2.3 2.2 0.7 0.7 0.6 3.2 2.5 3.6 1.4 1.8 1.1
25,000–29,999 1.3 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.9 0.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 0.6 1.0 0.4
30,000–34,999 0.9 1.0 0.8 0 0 0 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.4
35,000–39,999 1.0 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.8
40,000–44,999 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.5 1.5
45,000–49,999 0.7 0.8 0.6 0 0 0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0 0.5
50,000 or more 6.1 7.2 5.2 3.4 3.7 3.2 5.0 5.1 4.8 2.3 3.0 1.8
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,830 2,107 1,527 420 800 292 1,284 1,200 1,284 538 500 543
Number (thousands) 20,602 9,344 11,258 979 400 580 716 299 417 891 384 507
 
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, 2008
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 0.8 1.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.9
1–249 25.9 48.5 42.6 30.0 20.6 10.3
250–499 6.9 10.9 7.9 7.8 6.5 4.6
500–749 5.1 7.7 6.2 5.4 5.2 3.2
750–999 3.2 4.9 3.1 4.3 3.4 1.6
1,000–1,499 6.6 5.9 7.6 7.9 7.3 4.6
1,500–1,999 3.7 4.6 5.0 4.1 3.3 2.7
2,000–2,499 4.1 3.0 6.0 4.7 4.2 2.9
2,500–2,999 2.5 2.0 2.8 3.2 2.6 2.1
3,000–3,999 4.6 3.0 4.5 6.2 5.2 3.6
4,000–4,999 3.9 3.4 3.0 5.8 4.5 2.7
5,000–9,999 10.7 3.6 7.9 11.6 13.1 11.9
10,000–14,999 6.2 0.9 1.9 5.0 9.6 8.4
15,000–19,999 3.3 0.2 0.4 1.8 5.5 5.2
20,000–24,999 2.2 0 0.2 0.9 3.0 4.4
25,000–29,999 1.3 0 0.2 0.2 1.4 3.0
30,000–34,999 0.8 0 0.2 0 1.0 2.0
35,000–39,999 1.0 0 0 0.2 1.1 2.3
40,000–44,999 0.8 0 0 0.1 0.7 2.1
45,000–49,999 0.6 0 0 0 0.4 1.8
50,000 or more 5.9 0 0 0.1 0.8 19.9
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,628 250 438 1,000 2,300 9,306
Number (thousands) 22,542 2,215 3,541 4,851 5,507 6,426
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $11,057, $16,072, $23,357, and $37,605.
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B7 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by number of persons in family and quintile of per-capita total family money income, 2008
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 0.6 1.5 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.6
1–249 30.2 56.4 50.7 34.5 22.3 12.4
250–499 7.7 10.0 8.7 8.0 7.5 6.3
500–749 5.7 5.5 6.6 6.2 7.2 3.5
750–999 2.9 4.6 2.4 3.3 3.2 1.9
1,000–1,499 7.3 8.1 6.7 8.6 8.8 4.7
1,500–1,999 3.5 2.9 5.4 4.9 2.7 2.2
2,000–2,499 3.2 4.0 3.7 3.1 3.3 2.5
2,500–2,999 2.3 1.4 1.9 3.4 2.4 2.0
3,000–3,999 4.9 1.7 5.8 7.8 5.0 2.8
4,000–4,999 3.7 3.4 1.3 6.3 4.3 2.4
5,000–9,999 10.2 0 5.6 10.9 14.1 12.5
10,000–14,999 6.5 0.5 0.3 2.0 13.0 10.0
15,000–19,999 2.5 0 0 0.5 4.6 4.7
20,000–24,999 1.8 0 0 0.2 1.3 5.1
25,000–29,999 0.5 0 0 0 0 1.7
30,000–34,999 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.8
35,000–39,999 0.9 0 0 0 0 3.3
40,000–44,999 0.4 0 0 0 0 1.4
45,000–49,999 0.3 0 0 0 0 1.0
50,000 or more 4.9 0 0 0 0 18.2
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,154 170 200 771 1,661 8,127
Number (thousands) 6,472 615 1,056 1,425 1,634 1,741
Persons in 2-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.9
1–249 22.9 44.5 37.5 28.5 18.6 9.0
250–499 6.1 11.9 7.2 6.2 6.0 3.9
500–749 4.6 8.6 6.1 4.4 4.1 3.2
750–999 3.4 5.8 3.6 5.0 3.4 1.5
1,000–1,499 6.2 4.2 8.6 7.4 6.5 4.5
1,500–1,999 4.0 6.0 5.5 3.6 3.9 2.9
2,000–2,499 4.6 3.1 7.3 5.3 4.8 3.1
2,500–2,999 2.6 2.3 3.1 3.2 2.5 2.1
3,000–3,999 4.7 3.6 4.3 5.9 5.5 3.8
4,000–4,999 4.2 3.6 4.0 5.6 4.9 2.9
5,000–9,999 11.5 4.0 9.8 13.5 13.4 11.6
10,000–14,999 6.3 1.4 2.0 6.8 8.8 7.5
15,000–19,999 3.9 0.3 0.4 2.8 6.4 5.4
20,000–24,999 2.3 0 0.3 0.8 3.6 4.0
25,000–29,999 1.6 0 0 0.2 2.0 3.5
30,000–34,999 1.1 0 0 0 1.5 2.5
35,000–39,999 1.0 0 0 0.4 1.5 2.0
40,000–44,999 1.0 0 0 0 1.0 2.6
45,000–49,999 0.8 0 0 0 0.5 2.1
50,000 or more 6.7 0 0 0 0.3 21.3
Median family asset income (dollars) 2,113 350 650 1,250 2,930 10,500
Number (thousands) 13,092 1,149 2,021 2,759 3,105 4,058
Persons in families of 3 or more
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.7 3.2 0.6 2.9 0.6 1.3
1–249 29.6 47.8 46.6 26.4 24.9 13.5
250–499 8.6 9.4 9.4 14.4 6.3 4.3
500–749 5.6 8.3 5.7 7.3 5.1 2.6
750–999 2.8 2.6 2.3 3.3 4.2 1.1
1,000–1,499 6.7 7.3 5.0 8.3 7.0 5.4
1,500–1,999 3.0 3.4 2.2 4.1 2.6 2.8
2,000–2,499 4.1 1.6 5.8 6.0 3.8 2.8
2,500–2,999 2.7 2.2 3.2 2.7 3.2 2.2
3,000–3,999 3.8 3.1 2.6 4.0 4.4 4.3
4,000–4,999 3.4 2.9 2.9 5.5 3.5 2.0
5,000–9,999 8.1 7.4 4.4 5.5 9.4 12.5
10,000–14,999 5.3 0.5 4.9 4.4 5.8 9.6
15,000–19,999 2.3 0.3 1.1 0.7 3.3 5.2
20,000–24,999 2.8 0 0.7 2.5 4.5 4.8
25,000–29,999 1.7 0 1.3 0.5 2.2 3.8
30,000–34,999 0.8 0 1.2 0.1 1.1 1.5
35,000–39,999 0.7 0 0.1 0 1.8 1.3
40,000–44,999 0.5 0.1 0 0.6 1.0 0.6
45,000–49,999 0.8 0 0 0 0.9 2.6
50,000 or more 4.7 0 0 0.9 4.5 16.0
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,036 200 337 729 1,817 8,940
Number (thousands) 2,978 451 463 667 769 627
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $11,057, $16,072, $23,357, and $37,605.