Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004

 
Poverty Status of Aged Persons Based on Family Income Table 8.1 By Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, race, Hispanic origin, sex, and age, 2004
Sex and age Number (thousands) Percentage below
poverty line
Percentage below
125% of
poverty line
All persons
All persons
55–61 22,214 9.1 11.9
62–64 7,317 9.8 13.4
65 or older 35,213 9.8 16.5
Men
55–61 10,563 8.1 10.5
62–64 3,484 9.1 11.9
65 or older 15,151 7.0 12.2
Women
55–61 11,651 10.0 13.2
62–64 3,834 10.5 14.6
65 or older 20,063 12.0 19.7
By beneficiary status
Beneficiary a
All persons
55–61 2,023 16.0 23.1
62–64 3,215 10.1 15.3
65 or older 31,045 7.7 14.6
Men
55–61 934 12.9 20.4
62–64 1,402 9.8 13.6
65 or older 13,315 4.8 10.2
Women
55–61 1,089 18.5 25.4
62–64 1,814 10.3 16.6
65 or older 17,730 9.9 18.0
Nonbeneficiary
All persons
55–61 20,192 8.4 10.8
62–64 4,102 9.6 11.8
65 or older 4,168 25.4 30.2
Men
55–61 9,629 7.6 9.5
62–64 2,082 8.6 10.8
65 or older 1,836 22.7 26.7
Women
55–61 10,562 9.2 12.0
62–64 2,020 10.6 12.9
65 or older 2,333 27.5 33.0
By marital status
Married
All persons
55–61 15,124 5.5 7.5
62–64 5,072 4.9 7.2
65 or older 19,278 4.5 8.1
Men
55–61 7,790 5.4 7.0
62–64 2,665 5.6 8.2
65 or older 10,858 4.6 8.0
Women
55–61 7,333 5.6 7.9
62–64 2,407 4.1 6.0
65 or older 8,420 4.4 8.1
Nonmarried b
All persons
55–61 7,091 16.8 21.5
62–64 2,245 20.9 27.3
65 or older 15,935 16.2 26.7
Men
55–61 2,773 15.7 20.2
62–64 819 20.4 24.2
65 or older 4,292 13.1 22.7
Women
55–61 4,317 17.5 22.4
62–64 1,427 21.1 29.1
65 or older 11,643 17.4 28.2
Widowed
All persons
55–61 1,194 14.9 20.3
62–64 624 21.7 31.7
65 or older 10,682 14.5 25.5
Men
55–61 221 13.6 21.3
62–64 123 24.9 28.4
65 or older 2,069 10.9 19.9
Women
55–61 973 15.2 20.1
62–64 501 20.9 32.5
65 or older 8,613 15.4 26.9
Never married
All persons
55–61 1,487 16.9 21.8
62–64 366 21.8 28.1
65 or older 1,460 21.9 30.6
Men
55–61 747 15.3 22.4
62–64 158 19.5 23.3
65 or older 670 22.6 33.9
Women
55–61 740 18.6 21.2
62–64 208 23.5 31.8
65 or older 790 21.3 27.9
Divorced
All persons
55–61 3,592 16.2 20.3
62–64 1,002 19.8 24.4
65 or older 2,777 17.3 26.7
Men
55–61 1,466 15.7 18.1
62–64 397 20.0 23.9
65 or older 1,070 12.0 21.5
Women
55–61 2,125 16.6 21.8
62–64 605 19.7 24.7
65 or older 1,707 20.7 30.0
By race
White alone
All persons
55–61 18,737 8.1 10.7
62–64 6,254 8.7 11.8
65 or older 30,710 8.3 14.4
Men
55–61 9,007 7.5 9.5
62–64 3,000 8.6 10.9
65 or older 13,314 5.8 10.4
Women
55–61 9,729 8.7 11.7
62–64 3,254 8.9 12.6
65 or older 17,396 10.2 17.6
Black alone
All persons
55–61 2,223 17.1 21.9
62–64 686 18.7 25.5
65 or older 2,958 23.9 35.1
Men
55–61 973 14.0 19.1
62–64 299 16.7 22.2
65 or older 1,154 17.4 27.6
Women
55–61 1,250 19.5 24.0
62–64 387 20.2 28.0
65 or older 1,804 28.0 39.8
Hispanic origin c
All persons
55–61 1,776 13.9 19.4
62–64 540 17.3 23.7
65 or older 2,194 18.7 30.0
Men
55–61 852 12.5 16.3
62–64 250 17.4 22.5
65 or older 930 16.4 26.5
Women
55–61 924 15.2 22.3
62–64 290 17.2 24.8
65 or older 1,264 20.4 32.6
NOTE: The family money income of aged persons is compared with the official poverty lines of families in 2004.
a. Social Security beneficiaries may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
b. Includes persons who are separated or are married but living apart from their spouse.
c. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Poverty Status of Persons 65 or Older Based on Family Income Table 8.2 By Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, race, Hispanic origin, sex, and age, 2004
Sex and age Number (thousands) Percentage below
poverty line
Percentage below
125% of
poverty line
All persons
All persons
65–69 10,124 9.2 13.8
70–74 8,264 9.6 15.3
75–79 7,596 9.1 16.5
80 or older 9,229 11.3 20.4
Men
65–69 4,814 7.0 10.9
70–74 3,652 7.6 12.3
75–79 3,227 6.2 12.3
80 or older 3,457 7.0 13.7
Women
65–69 5,310 11.1 16.5
70–74 4,612 11.2 17.7
75–79 4,368 11.3 19.6
80 or older 5,772 13.9 24.5
By beneficiary status
Beneficiary a
All persons
65–69 8,416 6.9 11.6
70–74 7,361 7.6 13.4
75–79 6,853 6.7 14.5
80 or older 8,415 9.5 18.9
Men
65–69 3,984 4.7 8.5
70–74 3,273 5.5 10.4
75–79 2,922 4.0 10.4
80 or older 3,136 5.1 11.9
Women
65–69 4,432 9.0 14.3
70–74 4,088 9.2 15.9
75–79 3,931 8.8 17.6
80 or older 5,278 12.1 23.0
Nonbeneficiary
All persons
65–69 1,708 20.2 25.0
70–74 903 26.2 30.7
75–79 742 31.1 34.6
80 or older 815 30.3 36.6
Men
65–69 830 18.4 22.4
70–74 380 25.5 29.1
75–79 305 27.9 30.7
80 or older 321 25.7 31.5
Women
65–69 879 21.8 27.5
70–74 523 26.7 31.9
75–79 437 33.4 37.4
80 or older 494 33.4 39.9
By marital status
Married
All persons
65–69 6,756 4.3 7.2
70–74 4,996 4.5 7.6
75–79 4,111 4.4 8.5
80 or older 3,415 5.0 9.7
Men
65–69 3,673 4.4 7.3
70–74 2,716 4.4 7.4
75–79 2,335 5.0 9.0
80 or older 2,135 4.5 9.0
Women
65–69 3,083 4.2 7.2
70–74 2,280 4.6 7.9
75–79 1,776 3.7 7.9
80 or older 1,281 5.9 10.9
Nonmarried b
All persons
65–69 3,368 18.9 27.0
70–74 3,268 17.4 27.1
75–79 3,485 14.7 25.9
80 or older 5,814 15.0 26.7
Men
65–69 1,141 15.3 22.6
70–74 936 16.8 26.6
75–79 892 9.4 20.8
80 or older 1,323 11.0 21.2
Women
65–69 2,227 20.7 29.3
70–74 2,332 17.6 27.3
75–79 2,592 16.5 27.6
80 or older 4,492 16.2 28.3
Widowed
All persons
65–69 1,448 17.9 26.4
70–74 2,020 14.9 24.5
75–79 2,410 13.6 25.5
80 or older 4,804 13.8 25.7
Men
65–69 285 10.4 17.3
70–74 407 14.6 21.2
75–79 445 10.6 21.7
80 or older 932 9.7 19.3
Women
65–69 1,163 19.8 28.6
70–74 1,613 15.0 25.3
75–79 1,965 14.3 26.4
80 or older 3,872 14.8 27.2
Never married
All persons
65–69 464 24.9 33.0
70–74 354 26.5 34.5
75–79 329 13.6 22.7
80 or older 312 20.7 31.1
Men
65–69 232 29.3 37.4
70–74 177 27.0 39.2
75–79 148 6.5 19.7
80 or older 113 22.6 37.1
Women
65–69 233 20.6 28.6
70–74 178 26.0 29.9
75–79 181 19.4 25.2
80 or older 199 19.5 27.7
Divorced
All persons
65–69 1,141 17.3 25.0
70–74 658 15.1 25.1
75–79 559 17.5 27.4
80 or older 418 20.6 32.9
Men
65–69 463 11.9 19.2
70–74 256 13.8 23.5
75–79 212 9.2 20.8
80 or older 138 13.1 26.6
Women
65–69 679 21.1 28.9
70–74 402 15.9 26.2
75–79 347 22.6 31.5
80 or older 280 24.3 36.0
By race
White alone
All persons
65–69 8,591 7.6 11.7
70–74 7,163 7.8 13.0
75–79 6,741 7.5 14.2
80 or older 8,215 10.0 18.7
Men
65–69 4,084 5.4 8.8
70–74 3,204 6.2 10.3
75–79 2,894 5.3 10.4
80 or older 3,132 6.2 12.5
Women
65–69 4,506 9.6 14.4
70–74 3,959 9.1 15.1
75–79 3,847 9.1 17.1
80 or older 5,083 12.3 22.6
Black alone
All persons
65–69 1,001 20.2 28.4
70–74 714 25.0 35.3
75–79 573 25.7 39.7
80 or older 669 26.5 40.8
Men
65–69 463 17.7 24.8
70–74 265 19.3 28.4
75–79 230 15.6 30.9
80 or older 196 16.2 29.4
Women
65–69 538 22.4 31.5
70–74 449 28.4 39.4
75–79 344 32.5 45.6
80 or older 473 30.7 45.6
Hispanic origin c
All persons
65–69 750 19.0 29.5
70–74 566 19.1 28.9
75–79 428 18.9 30.2
80 or older 449 17.4 32.0
Men
65–69 322 17.3 26.2
70–74 245 16.8 28.5
75–79 188 16.6 24.6
80 or older 174 13.7 26.5
Women
65–69 428 20.2 32.0
70–74 321 20.9 29.2
75–79 240 20.7 34.7
80 or older 275 19.8 35.5
NOTE: The family money income of aged persons is compared with the official poverty lines of families in 2004.
a. Social Security beneficiaries may be receiving retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, or special age-72 benefits.
b. Includes persons who are separated or are married but living apart from their spouse.
c. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Poverty Status of Persons 65 or Older Based on Family Income Table 8.3 Social Security beneficiaries, by marital status, race, Hispanic origin, sex, and age, 2004
Sex and age Number (thousands) Percentage below
poverty line
Percentage below
125% of
poverty line
All persons
All persons 65 or older 31,045 7.7 14.6
65–69 8,416 6.9 11.6
70–74 7,361 7.6 13.4
75–79 6,853 6.7 14.5
80 or older 8,415 9.5 18.9
Men 65 or older 13,315 4.8 10.2
65–69 3,984 4.7 8.5
70–74 3,273 5.5 10.4
75–79 2,922 4.0 10.4
80 or older 3,136 5.1 11.9
Women 65 or older 17,730 9.9 18.0
65–69 4,432 9.0 14.3
70–74 4,088 9.2 15.9
75–79 3,931 8.8 17.6
80 or older 5,278 12.1 23.0
By marital status
Married
All persons 65 or older 16,957 2.6 6.1
65–69 5,655 2.6 5.4
70–74 4,475 2.5 5.7
75–79 3,722 2.6 6.6
80 or older 3,105 3.0 7.4
Men 65 or older 9,566 2.7 6.1
65–69 3,051 2.6 5.5
70–74 2,438 2.5 5.5
75–79 2,126 2.9 7.0
80 or older 1,952 2.7 7.0
Women 65 or older 7,391 2.6 6.1
65–69 2,603 2.5 5.3
70–74 2,037 2.5 5.9
75–79 1,597 2.2 6.1
80 or older 1,153 3.4 8.1
Nonmarried a
All persons 65 or older 14,088 13.9 24.9
65–69 2,761 15.9 24.2
70–74 2,886 15.4 25.4
75–79 3,131 11.7 23.9
80 or older 5,310 13.3 25.6
Men 65 or older 3,749 10.3 20.5
65–69 933 11.3 18.6
70–74 835 14.3 24.6
75–79 796 6.9 19.4
80 or older 1,185 9.0 19.9
Women 65 or older 10,339 15.2 26.5
65–69 1,828 18.2 27.1
70–74 2,051 15.9 25.8
75–79 2,335 13.3 25.4
80 or older 4,125 14.5 27.2
Widowed
All persons 65 or older 9,652 12.5 24.1
65–69 1,211 15.0 23.8
70–74 1,801 13.4 23.4
75–79 2,194 11.0 23.7
80 or older 4,446 12.2 24.5
Men 65 or older 1,851 9.2 18.6
65–69 232 8.4 16.0
70–74 366 12.4 19.6
75–79 402 9.1 20.8
80 or older 850 8.0 17.8
Women 65 or older 7,801 13.3 25.4
65–69 979 16.6 25.6
70–74 1,435 13.6 24.4
75–79 1,792 11.4 24.4
80 or older 3,596 13.2 26.1
Never married
All persons 65 or older 1,150 17.3 27.0
65–69 331 18.6 26.5
70–74 296 25.5 33.8
75–79 277 7.4 18.2
80 or older 246 16.9 29.3
Men 65 or older 556 18.8 30.9
65–69 171 23.1 30.4
70–74 153 28.5 41.0
75–79 137 3.6 17.8
80 or older 95 17.2 34.4
Women 65 or older 595 16.0 23.3
65–69 161 13.9 22.4
70–74 142 22.4 26.1
75–79 140 11.2 18.6
80 or older 151 16.7 26.1
Divorced
All persons 65 or older 2,444 15.4 25.3
65–69 974 15.5 23.6
70–74 595 13.0 22.6
75–79 506 15.9 26.9
80 or older 370 18.5 32.1
Men 65 or older 933 8.0 18.3
65–69 396 7.4 15.1
70–74 229 8.9 18.7
75–79 185 6.0 19.3
80 or older 122 11.1 26.5
Women 65 or older 1,512 20.0 29.6
65–69 578 21.0 29.4
70–74 365 15.5 25.0
75–79 321 21.6 31.2
80 or older 248 22.1 34.9
By race
White alone
All persons 65 or older 27,507 6.4 12.9
65–69 7,300 5.8 10.0
70–74 6,455 6.0 11.2
75–79 6,170 5.5 12.6
80 or older 7,582 8.3 17.3
Men 65 or older 11,864 3.9 8.6
65–69 3,449 3.5 6.9
70–74 2,901 4.3 8.5
75–79 2,646 3.2 8.6
80 or older 2,868 4.5 10.9
Women 65 or older 15,643 8.4 16.1
65–69 3,851 7.9 12.8
70–74 3,553 7.4 13.4
75–79 3,524 7.2 15.6
80 or older 4,714 10.6 21.2
Black alone
All persons 65 or older 2,420 21.5 33.5
65–69 747 17.3 25.0
70–74 602 23.3 34.5
75–79 475 21.4 37.1
80 or older 596 25.2 40.2
Men 65 or older 943 14.3 25.5
65–69 353 13.4 21.2
70–74 226 17.3 27.5
75–79 196 12.5 29.7
80 or older 167 13.9 27.2
Women 65 or older 1,477 26.2 38.5
65–69 393 20.7 28.5
70–74 376 26.8 38.6
75–79 278 27.7 42.3
80 or older 429 29.7 45.3
Hispanic origin b
All persons 65 or older 1,680 14.3 26.7
65–69 530 15.3 25.0
70–74 439 14.8 26.2
75–79 348 13.0 26.6
80 or older 363 13.5 30.1
Men 65 or older 722 11.7 22.6
65–69 223 12.1 20.8
70–74 201 12.3 25.2
75–79 156 11.1 20.7
80 or older 142 10.8 23.9
Women 65 or older 958 16.3 29.8
65–69 307 17.7 28.1
70–74 238 17.0 27.0
75–79 192 14.5 31.3
80 or older 221 15.3 34.0
NOTE: The family money income of aged persons is compared with the official poverty lines of families in 2004.
a. Includes persons who are separated or are married but living apart from their spouse.
b. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.