Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000

 
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Aged UnitsTable 6.A1By age
Proportion of income a Aged
55–61
Aged
62–64
Aged 65 or older
Total 65-74 75 or
older
All retirement benefits b
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 73 37 5 7 4
1-19 6 10 5 7 2
20-39 5 11 9 12 6
40-59 3 8 10 11 9
60-79 3 9 14 14 14
80 or more 9 25 57 50 65
50 or more 14 38 77 69 84
90 or more 8 21 49 41 57
100 5 12 26 23 30
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
15 39 73 67 79
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
Retirement benefits—Social Security c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 87 46 8 10 6
1-19 2 13 9 12 6
20-39 3 13 16 19 12
40-59 2 8 17 18 16
60-79 1 7 15 13 17
80 or more 5 13 35 28 43
50 or more 7 24 59 50 68
90 or more 4 11 29 23 35
100 4 8 18 15 21
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
8 27 58 52 65
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 94 88 86 85 87
1-19 2 2 3 3 3
20-39 2 3 4 4 4
40-59 1 3 3 3 3
60-79 1 2 2 3 2
80 or more 1 2 1 1 1
50 or more 3 5 5 6 5
90 or more 1 1 1 1 1
100 0 0 0 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
3 5 6 6 6
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 89 80 71 70 72
1-19 4 7 12 12 12
20-39 3 7 11 11 10
40-59 1 3 5 6 4
60-79 1 1 1 1 1
80 or more 2 1 0 0 1
50 or more 3 4 4 4 3
90 or more 1 1 0 0 1
100 1 0 0 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
4 6 8 8 8
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 18 35 78 65 91
1-19 2 5 4 6 2
20-39 3 6 5 7 2
40-59 5 7 5 7 2
60-79 10 11 5 8 1
80 or more 63 36 4 7 1
50 or more 76 51 11 18 4
90 or more 56 30 3 4 1
100 20 11 1 2 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
71 48 11 18 4
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 61 59 52 53 51
1-19 28 30 29 30 28
20-39 5 6 10 10 10
40-59 2 2 5 4 6
60-79 1 2 3 3 3
80 or more 2 1 2 1 2
50 or more 4 4 7 6 8
90 or more 2 1 1 1 1
100 2 1 1 1 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
7 7 11 10 12
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
Public assistance
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
0 94 94 95 95 96
1-19 1 1 1 2 1
20-39 1 2 1 1 1
40-59 1 1 1 1 0
60-79 0 0 0 0 0
80 or more 3 2 1 2 1
50 or more 3 2 2 2 2
90 or more 3 2 1 1 1
100 2 1 1 1 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
3 3 2 2 2
Number (thousands) 11,817 3,897 24,588 12,296 12,292
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
d. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or OlderTable 6.A2By quintiles of total money income
Proportion of income a Total First Second Third Fourth Fifth
All retirement benefits b
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100
0 5 13 2 3 3 6
1-19 5 0 0 1 2 19
20-39 9 1 1 5 12 24
40-59 10 3 5 11 14 16
60-79 14 8 10 16 22 14
80 or more 57 75 82 64 47 21
50 or more 77 85 95 87 76 41
90 or more 49 69 73 55 38 13
100 26 53 43 25 11 2
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
73 81 89 80 71 46
Number (thousands) 24,588 4,512 5,075 4,958 5,069 4,973
Retirement benefits—Social Security c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100
0 8 15 5 4 7 10
1-19 9 0 1 3 5 37
20-39 16 2 3 10 25 38
40-59 17 3 8 25 34 12
60-79 15 9 16 26 21 2
80 or more 35 71 69 31 7 2
50 or more 59 82 89 72 45 7
90 or more 29 64 57 23 4 1
100 18 49 33 11 2 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
58 78 82 64 47 24
Number (thousands) 24,588 4,512 5,075 4,958 5,069 4,973
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100
0 86 98 94 87 79 73
1-19 3 1 1 2 4 7
20-39 4 1 2 4 5 9
40-59 3 0 1 4 6 6
60-79 2 0 0 2 4 5
80 or more 1 0 1 2 2 1
50 or more 5 0 2 5 9 9
90 or more 1 0 1 1 1 0
100 0 0 1 0 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
6 1 2 6 10 11
Number (thousands) 24,588 4,512 5,075 4,958 5,069 4,973
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100
0 71 94 83 65 54 60
1-19 12 3 9 13 15 18
20-39 11 1 5 14 20 12
40-59 5 0 2 6 9 7
60-79 1 0 0 1 2 3
80 or more 0 1 1 0 0 0
50 or more 4 1 2 3 5 6
90 or more 0 1 1 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
8 2 4 9 13 11
Number (thousands) 24,588 4,512 5,075 4,958 5,069 4,973
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100
0 78 96 94 85 71 46
1-19 4 1 2 3 6 9
20-39 5 1 1 5 8 8
40-59 5 0 1 3 7 11
60-79 5 1 0 2 5 14
80 or more 4 1 1 2 4 12
50 or more 11 2 2 6 12 32
90 or more 3 1 1 2 3 6
100 1 1 1 1 2 2
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
11 2 3 7 13 29
Number (thousands) 24,588 4,512 5,075 4,958 5,069 4,973
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100
0 52 80 66 51 39 27
1-19 29 13 25 31 36 36
20-39 10 3 6 10 15 15
40-59 5 1 2 6 7 10
60-79 3 1 0 2 3 9
80 or more 2 3 0 0 1 4
50 or more 7 4 1 4 7 18
90 or more 1 3 0 0 0 1
100 1 3 0 0 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
11 6 5 9 12 21
Number (thousands) 24,588 4,512 5,075 4,958 5,069 4,973
NOTE: Quintile limits are $9,295, $14,980, $23,631, and $39,719 for aged units.
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
d. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Aged Units with Income from Specified SourceTable 6.B1By age
Proportion of income a Aged
55–61
Aged
62–64
Aged 65 or older
Total 65-74 75 or
older
All retirement benefits b
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 22 16 5 7 3
20-39 19 17 9 13 6
40-59 13 12 10 12 9
60-79 11 14 15 15 15
80 or more 35 40 61 53 68
50 or more 52 61 81 74 87
90 or more 30 34 52 45 59
100 20 20 28 24 32
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
55 61 77 72 82
Number (thousands) 3,147 2,464 23,296 11,443 11,853
Retirement benefits—Social Security c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 18 24 10 13 7
20-39 19 24 17 22 13
40-59 14 15 18 20 17
60-79 10 13 16 15 18
80 or more 39 24 38 31 46
50 or more 56 44 64 55 73
90 or more 34 21 31 25 38
100 27 16 20 17 23
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
59 49 63 57 69
Number (thousands) 1,556 2,120 22,660 11,099 11,561
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 25 19 21 20 21
20-39 27 26 28 28 29
40-59 16 24 24 24 25
60-79 13 18 17 18 16
80 or more 18 13 9 10 9
50 or more 40 41 38 40 37
90 or more 14 10 5 6 4
100 7 4 2 2 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
45 46 43 44 42
Number (thousands) 768 461 3,451 1,805 1,646
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 39 35 41 39 43
20-39 24 36 36 37 36
40-59 10 17 17 18 15
60-79 12 7 4 5 4
80 or more 15 5 2 1 2
50 or more 31 20 12 13 11
90 or more 13 4 1 1 2
100 5 1 1 0 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
37 31 27 27 27
Number (thousands) 1,255 786 7,233 3,747 3,486
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 3 7 19 17 25
20-39 3 9 21 20 26
40-59 6 11 21 21 20
60-79 12 17 21 23 14
80 or more 77 56 18 19 16
50 or more 92 79 49 52 39
90 or more 68 47 12 12 10
100 24 17 6 6 6
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
86 74 48 50 41
Number (thousands) 9,755 2,538 5,574 4,361 1,213
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 74 72 60 63 57
20-39 13 15 21 20 21
40-59 5 5 10 9 12
60-79 3 4 6 6 7
80 or more 5 4 3 3 4
50 or more 10 9 14 12 16
90 or more 5 3 2 2 2
100 4 2 1 1 2
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
11 12 18 16 19
Number (thousands) 7,277 2,359 14,779 7,410 7,369
Public assistance
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 19 24 31 32 30
20-39 16 27 24 22 26
40-59 13 14 11 12 11
60-79 4 4 3 3 4
80 or more 48 31 30 31 29
50 or more 57 40 37 38 36
90 or more 48 29 29 29 29
100 42 25 28 28 28
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
62 50 47 47 47
Number (thousands) 668 228 1,181 625 556
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Social Security includes retired-worker, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
d. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Aged Units with Income from Specified SourceTable 6.B2By age, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons
Proportion of income a Aged 55-61 Aged 62-64 Aged 65 or older
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons Married
couples
Nonmarried persons Married
couples
Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
All retirement benefits b
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 31 11 9 12 21 11 9 12 7 3 5 3
20-39 26 10 8 11 22 11 8 13 13 7 9 6
40-59 13 12 13 11 13 11 10 11 12 9 9 9
60-79 10 12 16 11 14 14 13 15 17 13 13 13
80 or more 20 55 55 55 30 53 60 49 51 67 63 68
50 or more 36 74 78 71 51 73 78 71 74 85 81 87
90 or more 16 47 49 47 24 46 50 44 42 59 56 60
100 7 36 39 33 11 30 38 26 18 35 35 35
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
43 71 73 70 53 71 75 69 71 81 79 82
Number (thousands) 1,768 1,378 499 879 1,334 1,130 352 778 9,574 13,722 3,564 10,158
Retirement benefits—Social Security c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 32 5 4 5 34 12 12 12 14 7 10 6
20-39 32 7 5 8 32 15 20 13 23 13 16 12
40-59 12 16 11 17 13 16 11 19 20 17 19 16
60-79 7 12 13 12 9 19 18 19 17 16 16 16
80 or more 17 60 68 57 13 37 40 36 26 47 39 50
50 or more 29 83 88 81 27 64 63 65 53 71 64 74
90 or more 14 53 58 51 11 32 34 31 20 40 35 42
100 9 45 52 41 7 25 29 24 11 26 25 26
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
39 78 83 76 37 62 62 62 55 70 64 71
Number (thousands) 764 792 243 549 1,130 989 311 678 9,325 13,336 3,456 9,880
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 29 17 10 22 24 8 e 10 26 16 11 18
20-39 30 22 19 24 22 35 e 48 30 26 19 29
40-59 18 13 19 10 26 20 e 22 23 25 25 26
60-79 14 12 13 11 19 16 e 3 16 19 24 17
80 or more 9 36 40 34 9 22 e 18 6 13 22 11
50 or more 32 56 66 50 39 46 e 33 33 44 57 40
90 or more 7 28 30 27 6 19 e 15 3 7 8 7
100 2 17 20 15 1 11 e 6 1 3 2 3
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
39 57 63 53 43 52 e 45 39 47 54 45
Number (thousands) 507 261 107 154 318 143 51 92 1,765 1,686 415 1,271
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 44 31 25 34 35 35 10 44 41 40 31 44
20-39 25 24 15 30 36 34 54 27 39 34 34 34
40-59 10 11 13 10 18 17 14 18 15 18 26 15
60-79 12 11 18 6 6 8 15 5 4 5 6 4
80 or more 10 23 29 20 5 6 7 5 1 2 3 2
50 or more 25 40 54 31 19 23 29 20 10 14 20 12
90 or more 8 21 29 15 3 5 5 5 1 2 2 2
100 1 11 16 8 1 2 2 3 0 1 1 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
33 45 53 40 31 32 39 29 26 28 32 26
Number (thousands) 783 472 182 290 467 319 84 235 3,740 3,493 1,047 2,446
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 2 3 3 3 7 7 6 7 20 18 18 18
20-39 3 3 2 3 9 9 9 8 21 21 18 24
40-59 7 5 4 6 13 9 6 10 20 22 18 24
60-79 13 9 9 9 19 13 10 15 22 19 21 18
80 or more 74 81 83 79 53 63 69 59 18 20 25 17
50 or more 92 92 93 91 78 80 84 78 49 50 55 47
90 or more 65 74 76 72 42 55 64 50 10 14 20 11
100 17 37 43 33 11 27 37 21 4 9 13 6
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
85 88 90 87 72 77 81 75 48 49 53 47
Number (thousands) 6,154 3,601 1,440 2,161 1,609 929 323 606 3,663 1,912 696 1,216
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 78 66 63 68 75 67 73 65 63 56 53 58
20-39 12 14 18 13 14 16 6 21 21 21 21 21
40-59 5 6 7 6 5 6 10 4 9 12 15 11
60-79 2 3 3 3 2 7 7 7 6 7 6 7
80 or more 3 11 10 11 4 4 5 3 2 4 5 4
50 or more 7 16 15 16 7 12 14 11 12 16 19 15
90 or more 2 9 9 9 3 3 4 3 1 2 2 3
100 2 8 8 8 2 3 3 3 1 2 2 2
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
8 15 16 15 10 14 15 13 16 19 21 19
Number (thousands) 4,808 2,470 862 1,607 1,488 870 246 624 7,017 7,761 1,946 5,815
Public assistance
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 34 15 12 16 e 21 e 24 39 29 26 30
20-39 22 14 18 12 e 26 e 24 17 26 30 25
40-59 19 12 15 10 e 14 e 14 15 10 14 9
60-79 4 4 4 4 e 6 e 4 4 3 4 3
80 or more 21 56 51 58 e 33 e 34 25 32 26 33
50 or more 32 64 61 66 e 44 e 42 32 39 34 40
90 or more 21 55 50 58 e 31 e 30 23 31 26 32
100 20 48 46 49 e 26 e 25 23 30 23 31
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
40 68 66 69 e 53 e 52 43 49 46 49
Number (thousands) 151 517 168 350 61 167 43 125 252 929 169 759
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
d. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older with Income from Specified SourceTable 6.B3By Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons
Proportion of income a Beneficiary b Nonbeneficiary
All
units
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons All
units
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women Total Men Women
All retirement benefits c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 5 7 3 5 3 8 14 3 3 3
20-39 9 13 7 9 6 12 17 9 11 8
40-59 11 12 9 9 10 8 7 8 10 8
60-79 15 17 13 13 13 12 11 12 10 13
80 or more 61 51 67 63 68 61 51 67 65 68
50 or more 81 75 85 81 87 76 65 84 78 86
90 or more 52 42 59 57 60 49 39 56 41 62
100 28 18 35 36 35 21 14 26 18 29
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
77 71 81 79 82 75 66 80 76 82
Number (thousands) 22,660 9,325 13,336 3,456 9,880 636 250 386 109 277
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 22 26 18 12 20 9 19 3 e 2
20-39 30 31 29 21 31 12 18 9 e 9
40-59 26 24 28 29 28 8 9 7 e 9
60-79 18 16 19 25 17 15 9 19 e 19
80 or more 5 3 6 14 4 56 45 62 e 61
50 or more 35 31 39 53 34 75 59 84 e 85
90 or more 1 1 2 4 1 43 36 46 e 56
100 0 0 0 0 0 17 10 21 e 25
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
40 37 43 50 40 72 61 78 e 80
Number (thousands) 3,121 1,648 1,473 347 1,126 330 117 213 68 145
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 41 42 41 32 45 21 24 19 e 17
20-39 37 39 35 35 35 22 34 12 e 13
40-59 17 16 19 26 16 9 6 12 e 8
60-79 4 4 5 7 4 6 10 3 e 5
80 or more 0 0 0 1 0 41 26 54 e 57
50 or more 11 9 12 18 10 51 37 64 e 70
90 or more 0 0 0 1 0 36 25 45 e 47
100 0 0 0 0 0 17 11 23 e 21
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
26 25 27 31 25 57 48 64 e 66
Number (thousands) 6,998 3,631 3,368 1,005 2,363 235 109 125 42 83
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 22 22 21 23 21 2 2 2 2 1
20-39 24 23 24 21 26 6 4 9 7 11
40-59 23 22 25 22 27 6 6 6 6 6
60-79 22 22 22 26 19 13 16 9 3 13
80 or more 9 9 8 8 8 73 72 75 83 68
50 or more 42 42 42 46 40 90 92 88 89 87
90 or more 2 2 3 4 2 63 60 67 75 61
100 0 0 0 0 0 38 30 49 58 41
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
42 42 42 43 41 84 85 84 88 80
Number (thousands) 4,750 3,167 1,583 543 1,040 824 495 329 153 175
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 60 63 57 53 59 52 59 47 52 44
20-39 21 21 21 22 21 16 19 14 13 15
40-59 11 9 12 16 11 5 3 7 9 6
60-79 6 6 7 6 7 4 3 5 10 3
80 or more 2 1 3 4 2 22 16 27 16 32
50 or more 13 11 14 18 13 29 22 36 32 38
90 or more 0 0 1 1 1 22 16 27 16 32
100 0 0 0 0 0 21 15 27 16 32
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
17 16 18 20 18 29 23 35 29 38
Number (thousands) 13,778 6,529 7,249 1,774 5,475 1,001 489 512 172 340
Public assistance
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 44 50 42 35 44 7 17 5 e 5
20-39 35 24 37 40 37 4 4 4 e 4
40-59 16 20 16 19 15 2 7 0 e 0
60-79 4 3 4 5 4 2 5 1 e 2
80 or more 1 2 1 1 1 85 68 89 e 89
50 or more 11 10 11 12 11 87 75 91 e 91
90 or more 0 0 0 0 0 84 68 89 e 88
100 0 0 0 0 0 81 67 85 e 86
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
26 25 26 28 25 89 77 92 e 92
Number (thousands) 775 167 608 122 486 406 85 320 47 273
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Social Security beneficiaries may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
c. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
d. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older with Income from Specified SourceTable 6.B4By marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, race, and Hispanic origin
Proportion of income a All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women
White Black Hispanic
origin b
White Black Hispanic
origin b
White Black Hispanic
origin b
White Black Hispanic
origin b
White Black Hispanic
origin b
All retirement benefits c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 5 3 3 7 6 6 3 2 1 5 2 3 3 2 1
20-39 10 7 8 13 11 10 7 5 6 10 6 7 6 5 6
40-59 11 7 9 12 8 10 10 7 8 10 6 5 10 7 8
60-79 15 11 11 17 12 11 13 11 11 13 13 8 14 10 12
80 or more 60 72 69 51 63 63 66 76 74 62 74 77 67 76 73
50 or more 80 86 85 75 79 79 85 89 89 80 91 89 87 89 89
90 or more 51 64 61 41 53 54 58 69 66 55 66 69 59 70 65
100 26 48 45 17 32 34 32 55 52 33 50 54 32 56 52
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
77 84 82 71 77 77 81 87 85 77 86 85 82 87 85
Number (thousands) 20,619 2,082 1,195 8,647 649 463 11,972 1,432 732 3,090 369 191 8,882 1,063 541
Retirement benefits—Social Security d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 10 8 5 14 13 9 7 6 3 11 9 4 6 4 2
20-39 18 12 12 23 21 17 14 8 8 17 11 8 13 7 8
40-59 19 15 13 21 18 15 18 14 12 19 16 15 17 13 11
60-79 16 15 14 17 16 14 16 14 14 16 13 11 16 14 16
80 or more 37 51 55 25 34 45 46 58 62 38 50 62 48 61 62
50 or more 63 73 76 53 59 66 70 79 83 63 72 81 73 81 83
90 or more 30 45 48 19 28 38 38 52 55 33 46 53 40 54 55
100 18 37 38 10 21 27 24 43 45 23 39 45 24 45 46
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
63 71 74 54 59 66 69 77 79 63 71 77 70 79 80
Number (thousands) 20,094 1,990 1,151 8,454 606 449 11,640 1,384 702 2,991 359 181 8,649 1,025 521
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions e
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 22 10 9 27 15 f 17 6 f 12 f f 19 8 f
20-39 29 26 29 31 26 f 26 27 f 18 f f 29 26 f
40-59 23 33 26 21 34 f 24 31 f 25 f f 24 39 f
60-79 18 16 21 16 14 f 19 18 f 23 f f 18 11 f
80 or more 9 15 15 5 11 f 13 18 f 22 f f 10 16 f
50 or more 37 52 50 31 52 f 43 53 f 55 f f 40 43 f
90 or more 5 11 7 3 8 f 7 13 f 7 f f 7 14 f
100 1 4 4 1 3 f 2 5 f 2 f f 2 7 f
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
42 51 51 38 48 f 46 53 f 54 f f 44 51 f
Number (thousands) 3,045 326 113 1,561 153 53 1,484 173 61 348 58 16 1,136 116 45
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 41 28 39 42 26 44 41 30 35 32 f f 45 37 f
20-39 36 40 33 38 49 33 34 31 34 35 f f 34 33 f
40-59 16 22 18 15 20 16 18 24 21 25 f f 15 20 f
60-79 4 5 4 4 4 3 5 7 4 6 f f 5 4 f
80 or more 1 5 6 1 1 5 2 8 7 2 f f 2 7 f
50 or more 12 17 15 10 8 13 13 24 18 18 f f 11 19 f
90 or more 1 4 4 1 1 5 1 7 3 2 f f 1 5 f
100 0 2 3 0 0 4 1 3 2 1 f f 1 3 f
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
26 34 29 25 31 27 28 36 31 31 f f 26 31 f
Number (thousands) 6,707 433 222 3,480 204 117 3,226 229 105 974 55 39 2,253 173 66
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 19 17 10 20 20 11 18 14 9 18 f f 18 15 f
20-39 21 21 12 21 23 12 22 18 11 19 f f 24 24 f
40-59 21 18 20 21 15 19 22 23 21 18 f f 24 23 f
60-79 21 20 27 21 23 25 20 15 29 22 f f 19 14 f
80 or more 17 24 32 17 19 33 18 30 29 22 f f 15 23 f
50 or more 48 56 68 48 52 67 48 61 71 53 f f 46 52 f
90 or more 11 13 24 10 6 22 12 23 27 18 f f 9 18 f
100 5 9 19 4 3 17 7 17 22 11 f f 4 14 f
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
47 51 62 47 48 62 48 54 63 51 f f 46 49 f
Number (thousands) 4,934 442 286 3,245 257 180 1,690 185 106 615 61 49 1,075 124 56
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 59 78 65 62 84 75 56 72 55 52 73 f 57 72 53
20-39 21 11 19 21 11 17 21 11 20 21 16 f 21 7 24
40-59 11 2 9 9 1 6 12 2 12 16 2 f 11 3 13
60-79 6 6 4 6 4 0 6 7 8 7 0 f 6 12 3
80 or more 3 4 3 2 1 1 4 7 5 4 9 f 4 6 5
50 or more 14 10 11 12 5 4 16 14 17 19 9 f 15 18 15
90 or more 2 3 3 1 1 1 2 4 5 2 9 f 2 0 5
100 1 3 3 1 1 0 2 4 5 1 9 f 2 0 5
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
18 10 15 16 7 10 19 13 19 21 15 f 19 13 19
Number (thousands) 13,818 647 422 6,550 292 199 7,268 356 223 1,782 122 58 5,486 233 164
Public assistance
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 32 36 28 37 f f 31 31 23 30 f f 31 32 20
20-39 23 37 22 19 f f 24 41 23 31 f f 22 39 21
40-59 11 10 10 12 f f 11 10 10 13 f f 10 8 11
60-79 3 4 1 3 f f 3 3 1 4 f f 3 4 2
80 or more 31 13 39 29 f f 31 15 43 22 f f 33 17 46
50 or more 39 20 44 36 f f 39 22 49 33 f f 41 25 52
90 or more 30 13 38 27 f f 31 14 43 21 f f 33 16 46
100 28 13 36 27 f f 29 14 40 17 f f 31 16 43
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
48 35 52 46 f f 48 37 57 43 f f 49 38 60
Number (thousands) 776 253 240 176 28 54 600 224 185 106 38 25 495 186 161
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
c. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
d. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
e. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
f. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.
Relative Importance of Income Sources for Units 65 or Older with Income from Specified SourceTable 6.B5By quintiles of total money income and marital status
Proportion of income a All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
First Second Third Fourth Fifth First Second Third Fourth Fifth First Second Third Fourth Fifth
All retirement benefits b
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 0 0 1 2 21 0 1 1 4 30 1 0 0 1 14
20-39 2 1 6 12 26 2 4 10 18 30 1 2 2 7 23
40-59 3 5 12 15 17 4 7 13 19 14 3 3 6 16 17
60-79 9 10 16 22 15 9 17 23 23 11 9 8 13 18 17
80 or more 86 84 65 49 22 85 71 53 35 15 87 87 79 58 29
50 or more 97 97 89 79 44 96 93 84 67 32 98 97 96 85 53
90 or more 79 74 56 39 14 75 63 42 21 9 80 81 68 48 23
100 61 44 26 12 3 48 28 12 5 1 62 57 36 20 6
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
93 91 82 73 49 91 85 76 64 40 93 93 89 78 56
Number (thousands) 3,935 4,958 4,833 4,899 4,671 1,730 2,001 2,013 1,961 1,869 2,170 2,827 2,989 2,917 2,819
Retirement benefits—Social Security c
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 0 1 3 6 41 1 2 4 9 58 1 0 1 3 29
20-39 2 3 11 27 42 2 7 18 47 38 1 2 4 16 42
40-59 4 8 26 36 14 6 15 37 36 3 4 4 11 39 23
60-79 11 16 27 23 2 12 31 33 6 1 11 11 23 28 3
80 or more 83 72 33 8 2 79 45 7 2 1 84 83 61 13 2
50 or more 97 94 75 49 8 94 86 65 20 2 98 96 91 63 12
90 or more 75 59 24 5 1 67 31 3 1 0 76 74 47 8 2
100 57 34 11 2 0 43 14 1 0 0 59 51 24 3 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
91 86 67 50 26 88 74 54 38 20 92 91 81 56 31
Number (thousands) 3,841 4,846 4,749 4,714 4,509 1,670 1,964 1,965 1,918 1,808 2,111 2,803 2,907 2,856 2,658
Retirement benefits—government employee pensions d
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 30 25 16 17 25 53 16 24 19 32 e e 19 13 16
20-39 35 34 27 22 32 18 34 25 37 27 e e 30 25 24
40-59 17 17 27 28 21 5 24 27 24 22 e e 19 31 25
60-79 3 8 17 22 17 3 19 19 17 15 e e 13 18 24
80 or more 15 17 12 11 5 20 8 5 4 5 e e 18 14 12
50 or more 22 31 41 45 34 28 35 34 34 31 e e 39 45 50
90 or more 12 12 6 6 2 10 8 3 2 1 e e 13 7 6
100 10 10 0 2 0 7 1 0 0 0 e e 11 0 1
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
39 43 45 47 39 34 42 41 39 36 e e 47 48 48
Number (thousands) 84 291 647 1,046 1,382 94 198 356 547 570 45 63 221 533 824
Retirement benefits—private pensions or annuities
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 55 56 38 33 44 55 50 31 34 54 39 76 50 29 38
20-39 20 29 41 44 30 24 41 51 36 27 25 18 34 42 30
40-59 8 9 17 19 19 7 6 15 24 14 5 6 10 24 21
60-79 1 2 4 4 7 3 2 3 5 5 0 1 2 4 10
80 or more 16 5 1 1 1 10 0 1 1 0 31 0 4 1 1
50 or more 19 9 9 11 16 16 4 7 14 13 31 3 9 14 20
90 or more 13 4 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 26 0 3 1 1
100 7 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
31 23 27 28 26 28 21 27 29 23 44 15 24 31 30
Number (thousands) 267 879 1,729 2,350 2,008 203 698 1,051 1,027 762 111 281 711 1,285 1,105
Earnings
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 27 31 22 20 16 31 20 23 19 16 e 38 26 15 15
20-39 20 24 30 26 15 19 35 29 23 12 e 28 27 29 17
40-59 2 22 22 23 20 12 19 23 22 20 e 5 28 29 20
60-79 14 6 14 18 27 12 16 17 22 27 e 14 5 14 26
80 or more 38 18 13 13 22 27 10 8 14 26 e 16 13 13 22
50 or more 53 33 36 41 60 44 32 34 48 63 e 33 30 40 59
90 or more 38 16 10 9 11 27 7 5 6 13 e 16 11 11 13
100 30 12 8 5 3 22 2 3 4 2 e 9 9 8 6
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
55 38 41 44 53 44 40 40 46 56 e 38 38 45 53
Number (thousands) 181 341 800 1,511 2,740 277 377 652 997 1,361 61 127 215 467 1,041
Income from assets
Total percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
1-19 63 75 64 59 49 75 75 66 65 48 62 77 72 56 41
20-39 14 19 21 24 20 12 18 24 23 21 14 16 21 23 22
40-59 4 5 11 11 13 3 5 7 8 13 3 4 5 15 17
60-79 3 1 4 5 12 1 1 2 4 14 1 2 1 5 13
80 or more 16 1 1 1 5 8 1 0 0 3 19 1 1 1 7
50 or more 20 3 8 11 24 11 3 5 9 25 21 5 4 11 29
90 or more 16 1 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 1 19 1 1 0 2
100 16 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 19 1 1 0 0
Memorandum:
Mean proportion
21 10 15 16 24 14 10 12 14 25 23 9 11 17 29
Number (thousands) 1,192 2,341 3,085 3,847 4,314 765 1,207 1,535 1,651 1,860 622 917 1,667 2,058 2,496
NOTE: Quintile limits are $9,295, $14,980, $23,631, and $39,719 for all units; $17,877, $26,641, $37,440, and $60,015 for married couples; and $7,616, $10,723, $15,308, and $24,394 for nonmarried persons.
a. Units with zero total income or with negative total income, earnings, or income from assets are excluded.
b. Retirement benefits include Social Security benefits, Railroad Retirement, government employee pensions, and private pensions or annuities.
c. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
d. Government employee pensions include federal, state, local, and military pensions.
e. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.