Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2012

 

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 2013. 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, 2012
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 1.4 1.6 0.7 0.6 1.0 1.1 0.4
1–249 36.0 35.9 32.6 32.1 28.7 34.9 35.0
250–499 8.6 8.7 7.5 8.0 6.7 6.1 8.5
500–749 5.7 5.6 5.0 5.1 4.7 4.3 5.6
750–999 2.9 2.6 3.3 3.5 2.6 3.4 3.4
1,000–1,499 5.0 4.8 5.2 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.0
1,500–1,999 3.5 3.0 3.3 2.5 4.2 3.6 3.2
2,000–2,499 3.3 3.4 3.7 3.4 4.2 3.6 3.6
2,500–2,999 2.1 1.5 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.3 2.0
3,000–3,999 3.8 3.4 4.1 4.3 4.7 4.3 3.3
4,000–4,999 2.8 2.6 3.6 3.3 3.8 4.2 3.5
5,000–9,999 8.6 9.9 9.1 9.6 9.2 8.6 8.8
10,000–14,999 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.9 5.0 4.1 4.0
15,000–19,999 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.9 2.3 2.4
20,000–24,999 2.2 2.3 2.3 1.9 2.8 2.2 2.5
25,000–29,999 1.1 0.9 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.0
30,000–34,999 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6
35,000–39,999 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.1 0.8 1.0
40,000–44,999 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.5
45,000–49,999 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.5
50,000 or more 3.0 3.6 4.9 5.4 5.1 4.6 4.2
Median asset income (dollars) 634 644 1,028 1,020 1,558 1,000 792
Number (thousands) 10,143 3,538 16,761 5,390 3,862 2,817 4,692
Asset Income of Aged Units Table 7.A2 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and age, 2012
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 1.5 1.8 1.0 0.8 1.2 1.8 0.7 1.1 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.2
1–249 32.3 31.4 26.5 28.1 24.1 27.0 26.5 42.3 42.2 39.3 38.6 35.5 44.0 39.7
250–499 8.5 8.9 7.1 8.3 5.7 5.0 8.3 8.9 8.4 8.0 7.5 8.2 7.3 8.6
500–749 5.8 6.2 5.2 5.2 4.6 4.8 6.2 5.4 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.8 3.7 5.3
750–999 3.0 3.1 3.9 4.0 2.7 3.6 5.8 2.9 2.0 2.5 2.7 2.5 3.2 2.1
1,000–1,499 5.2 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.8 4.8 4.2 4.7 5.0 6.0 7.2 5.6 6.0 5.5
1,500–1,999 4.4 4.4 3.0 2.5 4.4 2.5 2.5 2.1 1.0 3.6 2.5 3.9 4.8 3.6
2,000–2,499 3.4 2.4 3.9 3.2 4.4 4.1 4.7 3.1 4.8 3.4 3.7 4.0 3.0 3.0
2,500–2,999 2.0 1.9 2.2 1.7 2.7 2.9 1.9 2.3 0.9 2.2 2.8 2.0 1.6 2.1
3,000–3,999 3.8 3.8 4.5 4.2 5.1 4.7 4.3 3.7 2.9 3.7 4.6 4.0 3.9 2.8
4,000–4,999 3.0 2.5 3.7 3.3 3.8 4.6 3.2 2.5 2.7 3.6 3.2 3.8 3.7 3.7
5,000–9,999 9.0 9.0 9.9 10.7 8.9 11.1 8.5 7.8 11.1 8.2 7.8 9.5 5.7 8.9
10,000–14,999 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.8 6.3 4.9 4.3 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.0 3.2 3.8
15,000–19,999 2.8 2.3 3.2 3.1 4.0 3.1 2.7 1.7 3.2 2.4 2.0 3.8 1.5 2.3
20,000–24,999 2.1 2.6 2.7 1.9 3.8 1.9 3.3 2.5 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.3 2.6 2.0
25,000–29,999 1.0 0.8 1.8 2.2 1.6 2.4 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.3 0.9
30,000–34,999 1.3 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 2.6 1.4 0.4 1.3 1.2 1.7 1.3 1.1
35,000–39,999 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.7 1.4 0.6 1.5 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.8
40,000–44,999 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.8 1.3 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.4
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.2
50,000 or more 3.4 4.6 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.1 2.4 2.1 3.1 3.3 3.1 2.6 3.2
Median asset income (dollars) 858 849 1,698 1,353 2,254 2,000 1,210 388 400 586 608 771 386 557
Number (thousands) 6,403 2,048 8,786 3,330 2,291 1,509 1,656 3,740 1,490 7,975 2,060 1,571 1,308 3,036
Asset Income of Aged Units Table 7.A3 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and age, 2012
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 2.5 2.1 0.7 3.5 3.1 1.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 1.3 1.2 0.6 1.3 0.9 0.4 1.1 1.6 0.9
1–249 48.2 38.9 33.0 40.7 34.0 26.6 63.6 47.0 40.0 34.8 34.2 29.4 31.4 29.6 26.4 40.5 39.9 33.0
250–499 6.1 8.6 7.4 5.9 10.2 6.9 6.6 6.0 7.9 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.7 8.1 8.4 9.1 9.6 8.8
500–749 6.5 5.4 5.1 7.3 6.1 5.2 4.9 4.3 4.9 5.6 5.6 4.6 5.7 6.2 4.6 5.4 5.0 4.7
750–999 2.8 1.7 3.3 3.5 1.4 4.0 1.2 2.3 2.5 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 4.2 3.2 3.0 1.8 2.7
1,000–1,499 3.1 4.9 5.0 4.1 4.1 4.2 1.1 6.1 5.8 5.2 4.7 7.3 5.3 5.0 6.8 5.0 4.4 8.0
1,500–1,999 2.2 3.5 3.2 2.8 5.3 2.8 1.1 0.6 3.7 3.7 2.7 3.6 4.6 3.8 4.2 2.1 1.2 2.7
2,000–2,499 2.3 2.4 3.7 2.0 2.4 4.0 3.1 2.4 3.3 3.4 4.0 3.5 3.6 2.4 3.2 3.1 6.0 3.9
2,500–2,999 1.6 1.2 2.1 2.0 1.5 2.3 0.7 0.7 1.9 2.1 1.7 2.8 2.0 2.2 1.8 2.4 1.0 4.1
3,000–3,999 2.9 3.0 3.9 3.4 3.9 4.5 1.8 1.6 3.3 3.9 3.7 5.9 3.8 3.8 4.8 3.9 3.5 7.2
4,000–4,999 3.5 2.8 3.7 4.0 3.1 3.8 2.5 2.3 3.6 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.9 2.1 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.0
5,000–9,999 8.5 6.7 9.0 9.3 5.9 9.7 6.8 8.1 8.3 8.6 11.8 9.8 9.0 11.1 11.9 7.9 12.6 7.2
10,000–14,999 1.4 5.1 4.5 1.6 5.0 5.6 1.1 5.4 3.2 4.9 4.2 4.6 5.7 5.6 4.5 3.5 2.6 4.8
15,000–19,999 1.7 3.3 2.8 2.2 2.2 3.2 0.7 5.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 3.1 2.8 2.4 3.6 1.8 2.3 2.4
20,000–24,999 1.0 2.7 2.5 1.0 2.6 3.0 1.0 2.8 2.0 2.3 2.0 0.9 2.2 2.6 0.6 2.6 1.2 1.3
25,000–29,999 0.4 0.6 1.4 0.4 0.3 1.9 0.3 1.0 0.9 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.8
30,000–34,999 1.6 2.3 1.5 1.7 3.4 1.7 1.4 0.6 1.3 1.3 0.8 1.9 1.2 1.2 2.7 1.4 0.3 0.8
35,000–39,999 1.2 0.7 0.9 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.1 0.7 1.3 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.4
40,000–44,999 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.7
45,000–49,999 0.0 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.1 1.1 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.2
50,000 or more 2.4 3.4 4.8 2.7 4.5 6.4 1.7 1.7 3.2 3.1 3.6 5.1 3.5 4.7 7.3 2.5 2.4 2.5
Median asset income (dollars) 223 501 1,000 467 578 1,800 100 318 575 700 750 1,200 976 1,032 1,500 433 436 950
Number (thousands) 906 1,316 14,902 609 821 7,762 298 495 7,141 9,236 2,222 1,859 5,794 1,226 1,024 3,442 995 834
Asset Income of Units 65 or Older Table 7.A4 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by race, Hispanic origin, and marital status, 2012
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 1.1 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.8 0.2
1–249 31.6 25.9 38.1 45.3 35.9 51.1 37.3 32.3 45.2 47.2 40.9 54.4
250–499 7.5 7.0 8.0 8.7 6.6 9.9 7.4 8.2 6.3 8.4 9.7 6.9
500–749 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.1 7.2 3.8 5.1 5.4 4.6 4.7 4.4 5.1
750–999 3.3 4.0 2.6 2.1 2.8 1.7 3.6 4.4 2.4 2.0 3.2 0.6
1,000–1,499 5.2 4.5 6.0 5.0 5.3 4.7 5.5 3.7 8.2 4.8 4.1 5.6
1,500–1,999 3.4 3.0 3.8 2.1 3.3 1.4 2.2 1.7 2.9 1.2 1.3 1.1
2,000–2,499 3.7 3.9 3.5 3.3 4.5 2.6 4.5 5.3 3.3 2.4 2.2 2.6
2,500–2,999 2.2 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.7 2.0 1.8 1.5 2.1 1.9 2.7 1.0
3,000–3,999 4.1 4.5 3.7 5.2 7.1 4.0 1.7 1.8 1.5 4.1 4.7 3.5
4,000–4,999 3.7 3.8 3.7 2.5 1.8 2.9 2.3 2.0 2.8 1.3 1.1 1.5
5,000–9,999 9.2 10.0 8.4 7.4 8.7 6.6 6.7 8.2 4.4 9.0 8.0 10.1
10,000–14,999 4.6 5.5 3.5 3.1 5.1 1.9 5.0 5.3 4.6 3.8 6.2 1.1
15,000–19,999 2.9 3.2 2.5 1.3 2.5 0.6 4.8 5.9 3.1 1.6 2.1 1.1
20,000–24,999 2.4 2.8 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.7 1.9 1.0 3.3 1.3 1.7 0.8
25,000–29,999 1.4 1.8 0.9 0.8 2.0 0.0 2.0 2.2 1.7 1.5 0.8 2.3
30,000–34,999 1.6 1.9 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.1
35,000–39,999 0.9 1.0 0.8 0.7 1.1 0.4 1.0 1.6 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.5
40,000–44,999 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.2 0.7 1.3 0.0
45,000–49,999 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.0 1.7 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.0
50,000 or more 5.1 6.7 3.2 2.0 1.6 2.3 3.0 4.2 1.1 1.1 1.4 0.7
Median asset income (dollars) 1,133 1,804 650 337 702 200 670 902 446 288 400 167
Number (thousands) 15,249 8,085 7,164 856 327 530 466 284 182 622 329 293
Asset Income of Units 65 or Older Table 7.A5 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and quintile of total money income, 2012
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 0.9 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.8 2.7 1.1 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4
1–249 66.6 50.7 37.0 29.7 15.9 45.8 35.8 31.1 24.6 11.7 69.4 63.5 48.9 35.4 20.7
250–499 8.7 9.2 10.2 7.0 5.2 8.6 9.7 7.1 7.7 4.4 7.3 9.3 10.3 9.4 5.3
500–749 5.4 5.0 6.0 4.9 4.4 6.4 5.9 5.7 4.9 4.0 7.4 4.3 4.2 6.4 3.7
750–999 1.7 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.2 6.8 3.2 3.9 5.2 2.2 1.1 2.4 3.3 2.5 2.5
1,000–1,499 6.0 6.5 4.9 5.1 4.8 4.1 4.0 4.9 5.0 4.2 4.5 5.4 8.1 5.6 5.8
1,500–1,999 1.8 4.8 3.7 2.9 2.9 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.6 3.3 1.7 2.9 5.4 3.9 2.9
2,000–2,499 2.2 4.5 4.7 3.6 3.0 4.3 7.1 3.6 3.6 2.4 2.2 1.8 5.1 3.7 3.0
2,500–2,999 1.0 1.8 3.3 2.3 1.8 3.9 3.1 1.5 2.6 1.1 0.7 2.1 1.8 2.1 2.8
3,000–3,999 2.2 3.0 5.6 4.7 3.7 5.6 6.7 5.5 3.1 3.2 2.4 2.8 2.1 4.4 4.7
4,000–4,999 0.4 2.7 4.2 5.0 3.3 1.0 4.6 4.7 4.3 2.8 0.1 1.4 2.7 5.1 4.4
5,000–9,999 2.1 6.0 10.0 11.7 9.5 5.9 9.6 11.6 9.7 10.6 1.4 2.7 6.7 12.4 9.3
10,000–14,999 1.0 0.8 3.1 6.6 6.3 0.8 3.5 7.6 6.4 6.3 0.8 0.7 0.7 4.4 5.8
15,000–19,999 0.0 0.3 2.0 4.6 3.8 0.4 2.0 4.2 4.2 3.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 2.6 5.0
20,000–24,999 0.0 0.1 1.1 3.3 4.0 0.3 0.3 2.9 3.7 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.7 4.4
25,000–29,999 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 3.1 0.0 0.2 0.7 3.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.4
30,000–34,999 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.4 0.0 0.1 0.8 1.9 4.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8
35,000–39,999 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.7 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
40,000–44,999 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
45,000–49,999 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8
50,000 or more 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 15.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.9 21.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.2
Median asset income (dollars) 92 200 557 1,442 5,280 307 600 1,126 1,778 9,498 63 100 250 700 3,461
Number (thousands) 1,249 2,466 3,458 4,209 5,378 958 1,488 1,787 2,100 2,453 593 1,053 1,538 2,095 2,695
NOTE: Quintile limits are $13,292, $22,021, $35,493, and $63,648 for all units; $26,818, $39,798, $59,252, and $94,000 for married couples; and $10,799, $15,599, $21,941, and $36,797 for nonmarried persons.
Family Asset Income of Aged Persons Table 7.B1 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2012
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 1.2 1.6 0.8 1.2 1.8 0.8 1.3 1.4 0.8
1–249 33.5 33.3 30.8 32.6 33.9 28.3 34.3 32.8 32.9
250–499 8.3 8.6 7.2 8.3 8.8 6.9 8.3 8.4 7.5
500–749 5.6 5.7 5.0 5.8 5.7 4.8 5.4 5.8 5.2
750–999 2.9 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.7 3.6 3.0 3.8 3.1
1,000–1,499 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.8
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.7 3.3 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.8 3.7 3.2
2,000–2,499 3.6 3.2 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.9 3.7 3.0 3.7
2,500–2,999 2.3 1.6 2.2 2.4 1.6 2.2 2.2 1.5 2.3
3,000–3,999 3.9 3.4 4.4 4.0 3.5 4.5 3.8 3.4 4.3
4,000–4,999 3.0 2.4 3.7 2.9 2.1 3.5 3.0 2.6 3.9
5,000–9,999 9.0 9.7 9.2 9.2 9.5 9.6 8.9 9.9 8.9
10,000–14,999 5.0 4.9 4.8 5.2 4.9 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.5
15,000–19,999 2.4 3.1 3.0 2.6 2.6 3.4 2.3 3.5 2.7
20,000–24,999 2.3 2.0 2.5 2.6 2.3 2.7 2.1 1.7 2.3
25,000–29,999 1.1 1.0 1.5 1.1 0.9 1.7 1.1 1.0 1.4
30,000–34,999 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.3
35,000–39,999 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9
40,000–44,999 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.6
50,000 or more 3.4 4.2 5.3 3.4 4.2 5.8 3.3 4.2 4.9
Median family asset income (dollars) 845 800 1,212 900 722 1,500 824 842 1,000
Number (thousands) 15,702 5,772 24,544 7,554 2,700 11,446 8,148 3,072 13,098
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B2 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2012
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 0.7 1.3 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.7 1.6 0.5 0.5
1–249 30.9 27.0 31.9 33.4 29.5 26.4 27.1 29.4 32.3 27.6 35.8 36.4
250–499 7.5 6.4 6.4 8.1 8.1 5.6 5.3 7.4 6.9 7.2 7.2 8.7
500–749 5.0 5.0 4.1 5.9 4.5 4.9 4.6 5.4 5.5 5.0 3.7 6.2
750–999 3.5 2.6 3.5 3.6 4.0 2.3 3.7 4.4 3.0 2.9 3.4 3.0
1,000–1,499 4.9 4.8 5.6 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.9 4.8 4.7 4.4 5.3 4.9
1,500–1,999 2.8 3.7 3.5 3.4 2.8 4.2 3.2 3.2 2.7 3.2 3.7 3.6
2,000–2,499 3.3 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.3 4.3 4.0 4.3 3.4 4.3 3.9 3.5
2,500–2,999 2.0 2.6 2.4 2.1 1.8 2.7 2.7 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.1 2.2
3,000–3,999 4.6 4.9 4.8 3.3 4.5 5.2 4.0 4.0 4.7 4.6 5.4 2.8
4,000–4,999 3.3 4.1 4.4 3.6 3.0 3.5 4.8 3.5 3.5 4.7 4.2 3.6
5,000–9,999 9.3 9.2 9.6 8.9 10.2 8.7 10.5 8.9 8.4 9.6 8.8 8.9
10,000–14,999 5.3 5.3 4.3 4.1 5.3 5.7 5.0 4.8 5.3 4.9 3.8 3.7
15,000–19,999 2.9 4.2 2.2 2.7 3.2 4.4 3.1 3.1 2.7 4.0 1.6 2.4
20,000–24,999 2.2 3.1 2.2 2.4 2.0 3.5 2.3 3.1 2.4 2.6 2.1 1.8
25,000–29,999 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.9 1.5 1.9 1.3 1.8 1.6 1.2 0.8
30,000–34,999 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.6 2.4 1.2 1.8 1.0 1.2
35,000–39,999 0.8 1.2 1.0 1.1 0.8 1.5 1.0 1.2 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.1
40,000–44,999 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.4
45,000–49,999 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.7 1.3 0.3 0.3
50,000 or more 6.1 5.4 5.0 4.5 6.2 5.9 6.0 5.0 5.9 4.9 4.3 4.1
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,200 1,803 1,212 900 1,285 2,000 1,753 1,210 1,100 1,600 952 650
Number (thousands) 8,365 5,855 4,284 6,039 4,174 2,786 1,891 2,595 4,191 3,068 2,393 3,445
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B3 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and marital status, 2012
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 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.4 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.0
1–249 26.6 38.3 38.6 39.4 32.4 26.5 34.3 33.4 36.4 30.6 26.6 40.0 40.0 41.3 34.4
250–499 6.8 8.0 7.7 8.9 8.6 7.0 6.5 4.9 8.9 6.2 6.5 8.6 8.4 8.9 11.1
500–749 5.1 4.9 5.1 4.7 4.3 5.1 3.9 4.6 3.0 3.3 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.8 5.3
750–999 3.7 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.9 3.9 2.7 2.7 3.3 1.7 3.5 2.6 2.7 2.1 4.2
1,000–1,499 4.3 6.1 5.8 6.1 6.9 4.4 7.8 7.6 7.8 6.7 4.3 5.3 5.4 5.1 7.2
1,500–1,999 3.0 3.7 3.9 3.4 3.3 3.1 4.0 4.6 3.3 4.1 2.9 3.6 3.7 3.5 2.4
2,000–2,499 4.0 3.4 3.0 3.7 6.3 4.0 3.2 2.7 3.5 5.4 3.9 3.5 3.1 3.7 7.2
2,500–2,999 2.2 2.3 2.0 3.7 0.7 2.2 2.2 1.9 3.7 0.5 2.2 2.4 2.0 3.7 0.8
3,000–3,999 4.8 3.7 3.4 3.5 6.0 4.6 4.2 3.2 4.2 7.3 5.0 3.5 3.4 3.2 4.7
4,000–4,999 3.9 3.5 3.6 3.0 3.8 3.7 3.0 3.9 1.6 2.0 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.9 5.7
5,000–9,999 9.7 8.4 8.5 8.0 7.6 9.8 8.8 7.8 8.8 10.1 9.5 8.2 8.7 7.5 5.0
10,000–14,999 5.6 3.5 3.6 3.5 2.6 5.5 4.2 5.3 3.3 2.6 5.6 3.2 3.1 3.6 2.6
15,000–19,999 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.2 5.9 3.3 3.8 3.7 3.1 6.7 3.2 2.2 2.1 1.6 5.1
20,000–24,999 2.8 1.8 2.1 1.2 1.3 2.7 2.6 3.7 1.7 2.4 3.0 1.4 1.7 1.0 0.1
25,000–29,999 1.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 1.8 1.1 0.6 1.4 1.5 1.9 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.6
30,000–34,999 1.7 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.4 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.5 1.8 1.6 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.9
35,000–39,999 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.7 0.5 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.1
40,000–44,999 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.5 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.7
45,000–49,999 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.1 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.0
50,000 or more 6.5 3.2 3.6 2.4 2.8 6.5 3.6 4.3 3.0 3.9 6.6 3.0 3.4 2.1 1.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,816 643 643 511 1,038 1,774 1,129 1,285 817 1,500 1,986 511 537 450 700
Number (thousands) 15,746 8,797 5,429 2,161 835 8,824 2,622 1,166 824 430 6,922 6,176 4,262 1,337 405
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, 2012
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 0.9 1.2 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.7
1–249 30.9 26.4 38.6 28.2 26.5 33.5 33.2 26.2 40.7 29.9 27.5 35.8 29.1 26.5 38.7 30.6 28.6 34.1
250–499 7.1 6.6 7.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.2 6.3 8.2 8.2 7.8 9.2 6.9 7.8 3.8 9.4 7.8 12.2
500–749 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.8 5.0 4.0 5.1 4.9 5.4 5.5 6.0 4.2 4.9 5.4 3.2 6.0 6.7 4.7
750–999 3.4 3.9 2.7 3.7 4.0 2.5 3.2 3.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.5 3.4 3.3 3.7 2.0 2.1 1.9
1,000–1,499 4.8 4.1 6.0 4.9 4.0 7.6 4.7 4.1 5.3 6.2 5.9 7.0 7.0 6.6 8.6 5.4 5.1 6.0
1,500–1,999 3.3 3.0 3.9 3.3 3.0 4.3 3.3 2.9 3.7 2.9 3.0 2.5 2.9 3.2 2.0 2.8 2.7 2.8
2,000–2,499 3.8 4.1 3.3 4.0 4.2 3.3 3.6 4.0 3.3 3.7 3.4 4.4 3.1 3.2 2.8 4.2 3.6 5.2
2,500–2,999 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.1 1.5 3.7 1.7 1.6 2.1 2.6 1.5 4.5
3,000–3,999 4.3 4.8 3.4 4.3 4.5 3.6 4.2 5.0 3.3 5.2 4.9 5.9 5.4 4.7 7.9 5.0 5.1 4.7
4,000–4,999 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.1 3.9 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.5 3.9 4.0 3.7
5,000–9,999 9.3 9.7 8.6 9.5 9.9 8.4 9.1 9.5 8.7 8.8 9.6 7.0 10.1 9.8 11.5 7.6 9.4 4.5
10,000–14,999 4.8 5.5 3.5 5.1 5.4 4.3 4.5 5.7 3.1 5.2 5.7 4.0 5.8 6.3 3.7 4.7 5.0 4.1
15,000–19,999 3.1 3.3 2.6 3.5 3.3 4.0 2.7 3.3 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.4 2.5 2.9 2.4 3.6
20,000–24,999 2.7 3.1 1.9 3.0 3.0 2.8 2.4 3.2 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.4 1.5 1.9 0.9
25,000–29,999 1.5 1.9 0.9 1.7 1.9 1.2 1.4 1.9 0.8 1.6 1.8 0.9 1.5 1.7 0.7 1.6 2.0 1.0
30,000–34,999 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.3 1.6 1.0 1.9 2.3 0.8 2.5 2.8 1.5 1.2 1.7 0.4
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.2 0.9 1.2 1.1 1.5 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.0 0.6 0.5 0.8
40,000–44,999 0.7 1.0 0.3 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.1 0.3 1.0 1.1 0.6 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.5
45,000–49,999 0.8 1.1 0.3 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
50,000 or more 5.2 6.4 3.2 5.8 6.4 3.9 4.7 6.4 2.9 6.1 7.4 2.9 5.9 7.0 1.8 6.3 7.8 3.6
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,226 1,956 643 1,525 1,816 1,153 1,000 2,000 500 1,153 1,442 807 1,297 1,500 915 1,029 1,327 600
Number (thousands) 21,012 13,242 7,770 9,700 7,450 2,250 11,311 5,792 5,520 3,532 2,505 1,027 1,745 1,374 371 1,787 1,131 656
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B5 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, 2012
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 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.4 1.4 0.8 1.1 0.5 1.3 1.4 1.2
1–249 29.9 27.4 32.1 43.0 38.8 46.5 34.0 32.5 35.1 45.6 43.6 47.2
250–499 7.1 6.9 7.4 7.7 6.6 8.6 8.3 7.2 9.2 8.4 8.6 8.2
500–749 5.0 4.7 5.2 6.0 6.8 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 3.1 3.9 2.4
750–999 3.4 3.6 3.2 2.7 3.4 2.1 3.1 4.7 1.9 2.0 2.8 1.4
1,000–1,499 4.9 5.1 4.8 4.9 6.2 3.7 5.6 5.4 5.8 5.1 4.6 5.5
1,500–1,999 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.0 2.4 1.6 2.1 2.3 1.9 1.8 1.2 2.2
2,000–2,499 3.7 3.8 3.7 4.0 4.4 3.6 5.6 5.7 5.6 2.8 2.1 3.3
2,500–2,999 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.3 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.6 2.4 2.6
3,000–3,999 4.4 4.5 4.4 5.5 6.2 4.9 1.7 1.8 1.6 4.3 4.3 4.4
4,000–4,999 3.8 3.6 4.0 3.1 2.5 3.7 3.0 2.2 3.6 1.7 1.1 2.2
5,000–9,999 9.4 9.7 9.1 6.6 8.1 5.3 8.0 8.3 7.8 7.6 8.0 7.2
10,000–14,999 4.9 5.3 4.5 3.4 3.6 3.3 4.9 4.7 5.0 4.6 5.5 3.8
15,000–19,999 3.1 3.5 2.7 1.5 1.7 1.4 4.2 5.0 3.6 1.8 1.7 2.0
20,000–24,999 2.6 2.9 2.3 1.5 1.1 1.9 1.4 0.7 1.8 0.8 1.4 0.2
25,000–29,999 1.5 1.7 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.0 2.1 2.6 1.7 1.7 1.4 2.0
30,000–34,999 1.6 1.8 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.1 1.7 0.6
35,000–39,999 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.9 1.7 2.1 0.4 0.6 0.1
40,000–44,999 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.7 1.3 0.3
45,000–49,999 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.8 2.0 1.6 0.9 0.4 1.3
50,000 or more 5.6 6.1 5.2 1.8 2.3 1.4 3.3 3.5 3.2 1.8 1.8 1.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,344 1,600 1,080 423 600 292 843 902 744 317 364 285
Number (thousands) 22,221 10,401 11,820 1,154 532 623 901 383 518 1,018 452 567
Family Asset Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 7.B6 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by quintile of per-capita total family money income, 2012
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 2.0 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.4
1–249 30.8 54.9 43.2 36.9 28.1 14.3
250–499 7.2 7.8 9.7 8.6 7.7 4.3
500–749 5.0 5.6 5.9 6.3 4.7 3.8
750–999 3.3 4.2 3.7 3.4 3.3 2.8
1,000–1,499 5.0 5.4 4.9 5.2 5.3 4.4
1,500–1,999 3.3 2.8 3.6 3.6 3.1 3.1
2,000–2,499 3.8 4.1 5.1 3.6 3.7 3.2
2,500–2,999 2.2 2.2 3.4 1.6 2.5 1.7
3,000–3,999 4.4 4.2 5.7 4.6 4.1 3.8
4,000–4,999 3.7 1.2 3.5 4.2 5.0 3.3
5,000–9,999 9.2 4.1 7.1 10.1 10.7 10.1
10,000–14,999 4.8 0.8 1.7 5.6 6.4 6.0
15,000–19,999 3.0 0.4 1.0 3.4 3.9 4.1
20,000–24,999 2.5 0.2 0.1 1.1 3.7 4.4
25,000–29,999 1.5 0.0 0.2 0.4 2.7 2.6
30,000–34,999 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.4 3.7
35,000–39,999 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.1 2.4
40,000–44,999 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 2.2
45,000–49,999 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.1
50,000 or more 5.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.9 17.2
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,212 158 386 625 1,500 7,220
Number (thousands) 24,544 2,307 3,936 4,999 6,070 7,231
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $12,159, $17,750, $25,835, and $41,479.
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, 2012
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 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.3
1–249 37.3 67.7 54.7 44.7 31.3 17.2
250–499 7.7 8.0 7.8 10.8 9.0 4.4
500–749 4.9 7.6 5.2 4.7 4.7 4.1
750–999 2.8 1.4 3.5 3.7 2.0 2.8
1,000–1,499 6.1 6.5 6.4 7.4 5.1 5.6
1,500–1,999 3.6 0.9 5.0 5.2 2.6 3.1
2,000–2,499 3.2 2.4 3.2 3.7 3.0 3.2
2,500–2,999 2.1 0.5 2.7 0.6 2.7 2.9
3,000–3,999 3.8 2.5 1.6 3.8 4.1 5.1
4,000–4,999 3.8 0.1 2.8 4.1 5.4 4.2
5,000–9,999 8.9 1.6 5.4 8.2 15.0 9.1
10,000–14,999 3.5 0.2 0.9 1.2 6.9 5.2
15,000–19,999 2.7 0.0 0.0 1.3 3.7 5.3
20,000–24,999 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.4 3.8
25,000–29,999 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.7
30,000–34,999 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 4.1
35,000–39,999 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.1
45,000–49,999 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
50,000 or more 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 11.6
Median family asset income (dollars) 726 100 150 274 1,200 4,050
Number (thousands) 6,581 635 1,071 1,436 1,460 1,980
  Persons in 2-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.1 3.2 1.3 1.2 1.1 0.4
1–249 26.7 47.6 36.7 31.9 26.7 12.8
250–499 6.7 7.4 11.4 6.9 7.0 3.7
500–749 5.1 5.7 5.7 7.0 5.1 3.5
750–999 3.7 6.8 4.1 3.1 3.8 2.9
1,000–1,499 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.6 5.4 4.2
1,500–1,999 2.9 3.8 3.4 2.4 2.9 2.8
2,000–2,499 3.8 4.7 5.8 3.5 3.0 3.3
2,500–2,999 2.2 2.6 3.8 2.1 2.6 1.1
3,000–3,999 4.7 4.4 7.6 5.5 4.2 3.3
4,000–4,999 4.0 1.6 3.7 4.9 4.9 3.3
5,000–9,999 9.7 5.6 8.0 11.7 9.4 10.6
10,000–14,999 5.9 1.1 2.1 8.9 6.9 6.3
15,000–19,999 3.3 0.6 1.4 4.3 4.0 3.6
20,000–24,999 2.9 0.2 0.2 1.3 4.4 4.7
25,000–29,999 1.8 0.0 0.3 0.3 3.6 2.4
30,000–34,999 1.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 2.0 3.9
35,000–39,999 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.1 2.1
40,000–44,999 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 3.0
45,000–49,999 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.7
50,000 or more 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 19.3
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,778 200 500 938 1,615 9,016
Number (thousands) 14,583 1,218 2,294 2,842 3,722 4,507
  Persons in families of 3 or more
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.5 0.7 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.7
1–249 35.3 56.4 47.4 40.9 28.5 15.9
250–499 8.5 8.8 6.2 11.0 9.0 7.2
500–749 5.1 2.4 8.3 6.5 3.3 4.9
750–999 2.7 1.2 2.2 3.8 3.3 2.3
1,000–1,499 4.3 6.1 4.4 3.4 5.3 2.8
1,500–1,999 4.1 2.7 2.0 5.0 4.9 4.9
2,000–2,499 5.1 4.9 5.8 4.1 7.7 2.4
2,500–2,999 2.4 3.7 3.2 1.7 2.0 2.2
3,000–3,999 4.1 5.9 6.1 2.9 3.6 3.4
4,000–4,999 2.7 1.4 3.9 1.9 4.5 1.5
5,000–9,999 7.8 3.6 6.7 7.6 9.2 9.7
10,000–14,999 2.8 0.7 1.7 1.2 3.6 5.6
15,000–19,999 2.8 0.6 0.9 4.2 3.5 3.6
20,000–24,999 1.5 0.8 0.0 1.4 1.0 4.0
25,000–29,999 1.6 0.1 0.0 1.5 2.4 3.1
30,000–34,999 1.0 0.0 0.2 1.0 1.2 1.9
35,000–39,999 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.5 2.3
40,000–44,999 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.9 0.8
45,000–49,999 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.2
50,000 or more 5.2 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.4 19.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 800 140 299 436 1,537 6,190
Number (thousands) 3,379 455 571 721 889 744
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $12,159, $17,750, $25,835, and $41,479.