Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000

 
Shares of Aggregate Income for Aged UnitsTable 7.1By age
Source of income Aged
55–61
Aged
62–64
Aged 65 or older
Total 65–69 70–74 75–79 75–79 85 or
older
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Retirement benefits 8.0 24.0 56.4 44.2 58.0 62.9 66.7 73.0
Social Security 2.2 12.1 38.4 27.8 38.7 43.5 48.3 56.7
Railroad Retirement 0 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.4
Government employee pensions 2.7 5.9 8.2 7.6 8.6 8.4 8.9 8.3
Private pensions or annuities 3.1 5.9 9.2 8.4 10.1 10.5 8.6 7.6
Earnings 82.2 64.9 23.1 38.2 22.1 14.6 7.8 4.7
Income from assets 7.6 8.5 17.5 14.8 17.3 19.1 22.0 18.9
Public assistance 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 1.2
Other 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.2 1.9 2.7 2.9 2.2
Memorandum:
Number (thousands)
12,430 4,049 25,230 6,508 6,154 5,689 3,841 3,038
 
Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or OlderTable 7.2By marital status and sex of nonmarried persons
Source of income All
units
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Retirement benefits 56.4 51.8 64.1 56.3 67.9
Social Security 38.4 33.8 46.2 37.0 50.7
Railroad Retirement 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.6
Government employee pensions 8.2 8.0 8.7 9.3 8.4
Private pensions or annuities 9.2 9.5 8.7 9.8 8.2
Earnings 23.1 28.8 13.5 20.3 10.2
Income from assets 17.5 16.9 18.5 19.3 18.1
Public assistance 0.7 0.3 1.3 0.7 1.5
Other 2.3 2.1 2.7 3.4 2.3
Memorandum:
Number (thousands)
25,230 10,300 14,930 3,933 10,997
 
Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or OlderTable 7.3By Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons
Source of income All units Beneficiary a Nonbeneficiary
Total Married
couples
Nonmarried persons Total Married
couples
Nonmarried persons Total Married
couples
Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Retirement benefits 56.4 51.8 64.1 56.3 67.9 60.3 56.0 67.4 61.8 69.9 18.4 12.7 29.2 19.6 38.7
Social Security 38.4 33.8 46.2 37.0 50.7 42.3 37.4 50.5 42.5 54.3 0 0 0 0 0
Railroad Retirement 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 3.0 2.8 3.5 1.6 5.3
Government employee pensions 8.2 8.0 8.7 9.3 8.4 7.9 8.1 7.6 8.5 7.2 11.1 6.2 20.3 14.6 25.9
Private pensions or annuities 9.2 9.5 8.7 9.8 8.2 9.8 10.2 9.1 10.8 8.3 4.3 3.7 5.5 3.5 7.5
Earnings 23.1 28.8 13.5 20.3 10.2 19.2 24.3 10.7 14.9 8.8 61.2 70.8 43.0 56.8 29.2
Income from assets 17.5 16.9 18.5 19.3 18.1 17.8 17.4 18.7 19.6 18.2 14.0 12.8 16.3 17.3 15.3
Public assistance 0.7 0.3 1.3 0.7 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.5 0.7 3.8 1.9 7.4 1.9 12.9
Other 2.3 2.1 2.7 3.4 2.3 2.3 2.1 2.5 3.2 2.2 2.6 1.8 4.1 4.3 3.8
Memorandum:
Number (thousands)
25,230 10,300 14,930 3,933 10,997 22,808 9,429 13,378 3,473 9,905 2,422 871 1,551 459 1,092
a. Social Security beneficiaries may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or OlderTable 7.4By marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, race, and Hispanic origin
Source of income White Black Hispanic origin a
All
units
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons All
units
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons All
units
Married
couples
Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Retirement benefits 56.1 51.9 63.3 54.9 67.5 66.6 59.3 74.3 72.1 75.4 62.6 59.8 66.2 53.5 73.1
Social Security 38.3 34.0 45.6 36.1 50.4 43.9 35.8 52.6 44.1 56.8 47.3 42.9 53.2 41.0 59.8
Railroad Retirement 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.4 0 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0 0.1
Government employee pensions 7.9 7.7 8.3 8.6 8.2 13.1 12.9 13.2 17.8 10.9 7.7 8.7 6.4 6.9 6.2
Private pensions or annuities 9.4 9.7 8.9 9.9 8.4 9.3 10.4 8.2 10.2 7.2 7.5 8.2 6.5 5.6 7.1
Earnings 22.8 28.1 13.7 20.9 10.2 23.3 33.5 12.5 17.0 10.2 24.1 30.4 15.9 27.8 9.4
Income from assets 18.3 17.6 19.5 20.4 19.1 5.5 4.8 6.1 5.4 6.5 7.5 5.8 9.6 14.5 7.0
Public assistance 0.5 0.3 0.9 0.5 1.2 1.8 0.6 3.2 1.7 3.9 3.8 1.9 6.3 1.9 8.6
Other 2.3 2.1 2.5 3.4 2.1 2.8 1.8 3.9 3.7 4.0 2.1 2.2 2.0 2.2 1.9
Memorandum:
Number (thousands)
22,111 9,250 12,861 3,358 9,503 2,286 691 1,595 419 1,176 1,502 540 962 243 719
a. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Shares of Aggregate Income for Units 65 or OlderTable 7.5By quintiles of total money income and marital status
Source of income 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
Retirement benefits 85.1 88.8 80.4 70.3 38.3 86.3 82.9 74.3 60.6 30.9 83.8 90.2 87.1 76.3 45.6
Social Security 82.3 81.6 64.1 46.0 19.4 81.2 70.3 51.5 35.6 14.7 81.1 87.5 77.4 53.4 22.8
Railroad Retirement 0.4 0.5 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.4
Government employee pensions 0.7 2.4 6.2 10.2 9.4 1.9 4.2 7.6 10.7 8.3 0.7 0.8 3.2 9.2 12.4
Private pensions or annuities 1.7 4.3 9.5 13.0 9.1 2.8 7.7 13.7 14.0 7.5 1.7 1.5 5.9 13.2 9.9
Earnings 1.3 2.6 6.7 14.2 35.2 4.7 8.2 13.1 24.4 42.5 0.4 1.7 3.1 7.4 22.6
Income from assets 3.3 5.1 9.4 12.8 24.2 4.0 6.4 10.2 11.7 24.8 2.6 2.9 6.7 12.7 28.8
Public assistance 8.4 1.7 0.9 0.2 0.1 3.5 0.9 0.2 0.1 0 11.5 3.4 1.0 0.4 0.1
Other 1.9 1.8 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.5 1.6 2.1 3.3 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.1 3.2 2.9
Memorandum:
Number (thousands)
5,026 5,107 4,998 5,101 4,999 2,048 2,070 2,076 2,056 2,050 2,980 2,950 3,035 2,985 2,980
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.
Shares of Aggregate Income for Nonmarried Persons 65 or OlderTable 7.6By sex and marital status
Source of income Nonmarried men Nonmarried women
Total a Widowed Never
married
Divorced Total a Widowed Never
married
Divorced
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Retirement benefits 56.3 60.9 47.9 53.3 67.9 71.0 55.5 58.3
Social Security 37.0 40.8 29.9 34.3 50.7 54.1 34.4 41.3
Railroad Retirement 0.3 0.4 0 0.3 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.3
Government employee pensions 9.3 8.8 8.1 10.6 8.4 7.8 11.1 10.7
Private pensions or annuities 9.8 11.0 9.9 8.1 8.2 8.5 9.5 6.1
Earnings 20.3 15.5 23.7 26.8 10.2 7.7 15.4 19.9
Income from assets 19.3 20.1 20.7 16.7 18.1 17.8 24.8 16.3
Public assistance 0.7 0.4 1.5 0.7 1.5 1.4 1.9 1.9
Other 3.4 3.1 6.2 2.6 2.3 2.1 2.4 3.6
Memorandum:
Number (thousands)
3,933 2,072 600 930 10,997 8,528 702 1,395
a. Includes persons who are separated or married but living apart from their spouse.