Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2002

 
Table 5.A1 Percentage distribution of recipients, by age
Social Security a (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
1–499 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
500–999 1.2 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.3
1,000–1,499 2.0 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3
1,500–1,999 0.4 1.3 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5
2,000–2,499 0.7 2.1 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.4
2,500–2,999 0.7 1.1 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.2 0.4
3,000–3,499 2.0 3.0 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.9
3,500–3,999 0.9 2.0 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.9
4,000–4,499 1.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.6 1.0 1.1
4,500–4,999 2.4 2.1 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.4 1.3
5,000–5,999 7.1 4.2 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.0 3.3
6,000–6,999 10.3 7.0 5.7 5.0 6.4 5.3 6.0
7,000–7,999 9.6 7.3 5.7 5.2 4.8 6.0 6.7
8,000–8,999 8.3 6.3 5.6 5.3 5.8 5.0 6.0
9,000–9,999 7.7 6.2 7.0 5.6 6.3 7.5 8.3
10,000–10,999 7.1 6.7 8.3 7.6 7.4 8.2 9.7
11,000–11,999 6.5 7.0 7.6 6.8 5.6 8.9 9.0
12,000–12,999 6.7 5.3 8.6 8.3 8.5 8.9 8.7
13,000–13,999 5.1 6.8 5.6 7.6 4.9 4.7 5.4
14,000–14,999 3.1 4.5 4.0 4.7 3.9 4.5 3.3
15,000–19,999 11.6 14.5 18.6 18.6 20.5 18.5 17.1
20,000–24,999 1.7 5.7 9.4 9.8 11.5 9.6 7.1
25,000 or more 1.9 3.4 4.3 4.4 5.6 4.0 3.3
Median income (dollars) 9,048 10,568 12,000 12,480 12,648 12,000 11,448
Number (thousands) 1,691 2,341 23,487 5,497 5,762 5,278 6,950
a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
Table 5.A2 Percentage distribution of recipients, by marital status, sex of nonmarried persons, and age
Social Security a (dollars) Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total Men Women
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
1–499 1.1 0.9 0 0.7 0.3 0.3 0 0 0.4 1.1 0.5 0.2
500–999 1.4 0.8 0.1 1.0 1.4 0.6 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.8 1.9 0.7
1,000–1,499 1.4 0.5 0.2 2.6 1.1 0.4 0 1.1 0.3 4.0 1.1 0.4
1,500–1,999 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.3 1.9 0.7 0 3.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.8
2,000–2,499 0.7 1.6 0.3 0.7 2.6 0.6 0 2.8 0.5 1.1 2.6 0.6
2,500–2,999 1.4 1.2 0.4 0 1.1 0.5 0 0.8 0.4 0 1.2 0.5
3,000–3,499 1.4 2.2 0.5 2.7 3.8 1.0 0 5.1 1.1 4.1 3.1 1.0
3,500–3,999 0.7 1.4 0.4 1.1 2.7 1.1 1.1 4.3 1.2 1.1 1.7 1.1
4,000–4,499 2.2 0.9 0.4 1.6 1.1 1.3 2.0 0.7 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2
4,500–4,999 2.0 1.4 0.5 2.7 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.9 3.8 4.3 2.1
5,000–5,999 6.4 4.2 1.1 7.9 4.2 4.7 2.5 1.3 3.3 10.9 5.9 5.3
6,000–6,999 7.9 5.1 1.9 12.7 9.1 8.3 11.1 5.1 6.5 13.6 11.5 8.9
7,000–7,999 6.2 4.8 1.9 12.9 10.0 8.3 11.9 8.4 6.5 13.5 10.9 8.9
8,000–8,999 9.2 4.9 2.3 7.5 7.8 7.8 4.7 6.5 6.1 9.0 8.5 8.5
9,000–9,999 6.4 3.3 3.2 9.0 9.3 9.6 9.0 6.2 7.5 9.1 11.1 10.4
10,000–10,999 6.1 5.4 3.4 8.2 8.0 11.7 12.7 4.3 9.9 5.7 10.3 12.3
11,000–11,999 5.4 5.8 3.1 7.7 8.2 10.7 10.2 10.4 13.1 6.3 7.0 9.9
12,000–12,999 8.4 3.3 5.0 5.0 7.5 11.0 8.4 9.2 15.2 3.2 6.5 9.5
13,000–13,999 5.8 6.9 5.0 4.5 6.6 6.1 6.5 9.7 5.7 3.4 4.8 6.2
14,000–14,999 2.9 6.5 5.8 3.3 2.3 2.8 3.7 3.7 3.3 3.1 1.4 2.6
15,000–19,999 15.8 21.1 33.0 7.3 7.4 8.9 14.1 14.7 13.3 3.5 3.1 7.3
20,000–24,999 3.4 10.9 21.3 0 0.2 1.3 0 0 1.9 0 0.3 1.0
25,000 or more 3.2 6.1 9.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 0 1.2 0.8 1.0 0 0.5
Median income (dollars) 10,162 13,176 17,136 8,400 9,000 10,248 10,392 10,848 11,400 7,512 8,316 9,900
Number (thousands) 856 1,207 9,486 835 1,134 14,001 296 422 3,649 539 712 10,352
a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
Table 5.A3 Percentage distribution of recipients, by race, Hispanic origin, marital status, and sex of nonmarried persons
Social Security a (dollars) White alone b Black alone b Hispanic origin c
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
1–499 0.1 0 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 0 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.3 1.4 2.3 1.0
500–999 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.3 0 0.4 0 0.6 0.5 0 0.9 0.9 0.9
1,000–1,499 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.8 1.8 0.3
1,500–1,999 0.6 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.5 1.1 0.2 0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0 0.5
2,000–2,499 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.9 0.2 1.2 0.4 0.7 0.2 0 0.3
2,500–2,999 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.5 0 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.8 0.2
3,000–3,499 0.8 0.4 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.4 0.9 0 1.2 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.6 0.9
3,500–3,999 0.7 0.4 1.0 1.3 0.9 1.4 0.3 1.9 0.7 2.3 1.2 1.0 1.4 1.0 1.6
4,000–4,499 0.7 0.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 2.3 1.4 2.7 3.6 2.4 2.3 1.0 3.3 2.0 3.9
4,500–4,999 1.1 0.5 1.6 0.7 1.9 2.9 0.8 3.7 2.3 4.2 2.0 0.7 3.1 2.2 3.4
5,000–5,999 3.0 1.1 4.4 2.7 4.9 5.2 1.4 6.6 4.8 7.3 7.6 3.4 10.7 7.2 12.2
6,000–6,999 5.2 1.8 7.6 5.7 8.2 10.8 3.4 13.6 12.4 14.1 10.6 6.2 13.9 8.7 16.0
7,000–7,999 5.1 1.6 7.6 5.9 8.2 11.1 4.1 13.8 10.4 15.0 10.3 4.3 14.7 15.7 14.2
8,000–8,999 5.3 2.1 7.6 5.4 8.4 8.1 3.4 9.9 10.4 9.8 7.7 1.9 12.0 11.8 12.0
9,000–9,999 6.8 2.9 9.6 7.2 10.4 7.8 4.8 8.9 9.6 8.7 7.7 4.0 10.4 12.2 9.7
10,000–10,999 8.3 3.3 11.8 10.1 12.4 9.5 5.4 11.0 8.5 12.0 6.6 7.1 6.1 7.3 5.7
11,000–11,999 7.8 3.0 11.3 13.9 10.4 6.5 5.1 7.0 9.4 6.1 4.7 4.9 4.5 4.2 4.6
12,000–12,999 9.0 5.0 11.8 16.2 10.3 5.8 5.8 5.7 8.1 4.8 5.8 7.3 4.8 4.4 4.9
13,000–13,999 5.7 4.8 6.3 5.6 6.5 4.7 7.4 3.6 5.3 3.0 5.9 9.4 3.3 3.1 3.4
14,000–14,999 4.2 5.9 3.0 3.4 2.9 2.6 6.0 1.3 4.0 0.4 3.2 6.3 0.9 1.9 0.5
15,000–19,999 19.5 33.7 9.5 14.3 7.8 10.2 24.2 4.8 8.0 3.7 14.2 26.4 5.2 10.9 2.8
20,000–24,999 10.0 21.9 1.4 2.1 1.2 4.4 15.4 0.2 0.7 0 4.6 10.3 0.3 0 0.5
25,000 or more 4.5 10.0 0.5 0.8 0.5 2.5 7.4 0.7 0.4 0.8 1.6 3.1 0.4 0 0.6
Median income (dollars) 12,348 17,296 10,368 11,448 10,248 9,570 14,496 8,328 9,288 7,848 9,540 13,716 7,848 8,400 7,596
Number (thousands) 20,732 8,628 12,105 3,114 8,991 2,005 551 1,454 397 1,057 1,235 525 710 211 498
a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
b. Beginning with data for 2002, respondents may identify themselves in more than one racial group. The categories White alone and Black alone reflect respondents who reported only one race. Less than 1 percent of persons aged 55 or older reported more than one race.
c. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Table 5.A4 Percentage distribution of recipients, by marital status and quintiles of total money income
Social Security a (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
1–499 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 1.6 0.1 0 0 0
500–999 1.1 0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 1.7 0.1 0 0.4 0.9
1,000–1,499 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5
1,500–1,999 1.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.8 2.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4
2,000–2,499 1.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.4 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3
2,500–2,999 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.9 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6
3,000–3,499 2.2 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.7 0 0.2 0.7 0.9 3.2 0.3 0.6 0.8 0.9
3,500–3,999 2.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 4.2 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.8
4,000–4,499 3.0 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6 4.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.9
4,500–4,999 4.5 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.3 6.9 0.9 0.3 0.8 1.4
5,000–5,999 11.5 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.0 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.7 1.0 17.6 3.2 2.2 1.9 2.1
6,000–6,999 19.9 3.3 2.7 2.3 3.1 3.0 0.9 1.4 2.1 2.4 29.2 6.1 3.2 3.7 4.8
7,000–7,999 19.6 4.6 3.1 1.8 1.9 3.8 1.0 1.4 2.1 1.3 23.8 9.4 5.1 4.1 3.0
8,000–8,999 16.1 5.4 3.5 2.3 2.5 4.8 1.7 1.1 2.0 2.0 0 24.5 3.9 4.6 4.3
9,000–9,999 13.5 9.9 5.8 3.6 3.3 7.0 2.7 1.9 1.9 2.9 0.1 24.2 7.1 8.2 5.8
10,000–10,999 0.3 22.0 7.4 5.9 3.9 7.3 1.7 2.7 2.6 3.3 0.2 24.3 10.6 10.3 10.0
11,000–11,999 0 18.4 7.8 6.5 3.6 5.9 1.6 2.9 2.5 2.8 0 4.9 23.4 12.3 9.4
12,000–12,999 0.2 15.5 10.1 7.1 8.3 7.1 3.1 2.9 5.6 6.8 0.1 0.1 22.7 15.0 13.8
13,000–13,999 0.1 8.6 7.3 5.2 5.8 10.8 3.0 2.8 5.1 3.9 0.1 0 10.4 9.1 9.1
14,000–14,999 0 4.9 5.1 4.6 4.9 10.2 5.4 4.2 3.6 6.5 0 0 3.9 5.1 4.4
15,000–19,999 0.1 2.4 34.9 29.1 23.7 33.5 46.9 35.8 25.7 21.9 0 0 4.0 19.4 19.8
20,000–24,999 0.1 0 7.1 19.1 19.6 0.3 25.7 28.7 28.5 20.6 0 0 0 2.3 4.0
25,000 or more 0 0 0.1 6.9 14.2 0.2 3.2 10.9 14.1 20.1 0 0 0 0 2.8
Median income (dollars) 6,984 10,980 13,728 15,696 16,296 13,476 18,264 18,696 18,804 17,856 6,048 9,048 11,544 12,000 12,264
Number (thousands) 3,942 5,061 4,938 4,832 4,714 1,710 1,995 1,977 1,960 1,844 2,193 2,946 3,152 2,947 2,762
NOTE: Quintile limits are $9,721, $15,181, $23,880, and $40,982 for all units; $18,648, $27,744, $39,000, and $63,108 for married couples; and $7,892, $11,448, $15,638, and $24,855 for nonmarried persons.
a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
Table 5.A5 Percentage distribution of recipients, by sex and marital status
Social Security a (dollars) Nonmarried men Nonmarried women
Total b Widowed Never married Divorced Total b Widowed Never married Divorced
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1–499 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0 0.7
500–999 0.2 0.3 0 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.3
1,000–1,499 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0 0.7
1,500–1,999 0.5 0.3 2.4 0 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.7
2,000–2,499 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.4 1.2 1.3
2,500–2,999 0.4 0.1 1.2 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.8
3,000–3,499 1.1 1.5 0.4 1.1 1.0 0.6 3.1 2.6
3,500–3,999 1.2 0.9 4.4 0.5 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.6
4,000–4,499 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.6 1.2
4,500–4,999 0.9 0.4 1.9 1.3 2.1 1.8 2.2 2.9
5,000–5,999 3.3 2.2 7.6 2.6 5.3 4.6 4.4 7.2
6,000–6,999 6.5 5.5 10.0 7.3 8.9 8.1 10.3 11.7
7,000–7,999 6.5 6.2 3.9 7.7 8.9 8.3 11.1 11.0
8,000–8,999 6.1 5.0 7.4 7.8 8.5 8.1 10.3 9.3
9,000–9,999 7.5 6.9 12.3 6.5 10.4 10.8 12.3 8.6
10,000–10,999 9.9 11.9 10.9 4.7 12.3 13.2 10.1 9.9
11,000–11,999 13.1 15.2 6.9 13.2 9.9 10.9 7.7 7.1
12,000–12,999 15.2 15.7 12.6 15.4 9.5 10.3 7.6 6.9
13,000–13,999 5.7 5.1 5.4 7.9 6.2 6.2 5.5 6.8
14,000–14,999 3.3 3.3 2.1 3.9 2.6 2.9 2.4 1.4
15,000–19,999 13.3 14.1 7.1 15.5 7.3 7.7 7.2 6.5
20,000–24,999 1.9 2.5 0 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0
25,000 or more 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0 0.8
Median income (dollars) 11,400 11,448 9,648 11,448 9,900 10,248 9,048 8,800
Number (thousands) 3,649 1,905 468 883 10,352 7,961 579 1,449
a. Includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
b. Includes persons who are separated or married but living apart from their spouse.