Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2008

 

Appendix: Supplemental Table 3.A5 with 2006 Data

Total Money Income of Aged Units 65 or Older Table 3.A5 Number and median income of those receiving retirement benefits, by marital status and receipt of earnings and income from assets, 2006
Retirement benefits All units Married couples Nonmarried persons
Total Earnings Income from assets Total Earnings Income from assets Total Earnings Income from assets
Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Number of recipient units (thousands)
Total 27,421 6,757 20,664 15,066 12,355 11,298 4,294 7,004 7,427 3,872 16,122 2,463 13,659 7,639 8,483
No benefit 2,376 1,130 1,246 757 1,619 887 604 282 404 482 1,489 526 964 352 1,137
One benefit type 14,464 3,409 11,055 6,896 7,567 5,095 2,049 3,046 2,997 2,098 9,369 1,360 8,009 3,899 5,469
Social Security only a 13,729 3,224 10,505 6,436 7,294 4,796 1,929 2,867 2,776 2,020 8,933 1,296 7,638 3,659 5,274
Private pension or annuity only 298 87 211 185 113 140 55 85 94 46 158 31 126 90 67
Government employee pension only b 374 93 280 253 120 136 61 75 113 24 238 32 206 141 97
Railroad Retirement only 63 5 58 23 40 23 4 19 14 9 40 1 39 9 31
Two benefit types 10,068 2,110 7,958 6,998 3,070 4,939 1,541 3,398 3,715 1,224 5,129 569 4,559 3,283 1,846
Social Security and federal pension only a 634 103 531 462 173 264 76 189 216 48 370 27 343 245 125
Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only a 2,180 515 1,665 1,544 636 1,031 350 680 786 245 1,149 165 985 758 391
Social Security and private pension only a 7,124 1,454 5,670 4,886 2,238 3,577 1,089 2,488 2,657 919 3,548 366 3,182 2,229 1,318
Other combination 129 38 91 106 23 67 26 41 56 11 62 12 50 50 12
Three or more benefit types 513 108 406 415 98 378 100 278 310 67 136 8 128 105 31
Median total money income (dollars)
Total 23,194 47,604 18,600 32,604 15,006 38,304 60,270 30,190 46,478 25,906 15,928 32,242 14,328 22,070 12,000
No benefit 10,272 43,886 0 45,802 6,900 36,396 60,000 6 72,739 16,320 6,900 30,484 0 24,800 4,800
One benefit type 16,740 42,760 14,004 24,733 13,062 28,800 56,180 22,540 37,462 21,788 13,072 29,978 12,088 17,348 11,262
Social Security only a 16,527 41,250 13,770 23,882 13,062 28,362 54,244 22,302 36,262 21,862 13,062 29,062 12,000 16,917 11,142
Private pension or annuity only 18,724 68,532 13,920 26,772 13,920 33,300 c 16,200 54,014 c 13,200 c 9,840 18,000 c
Government employee pension only b 41,000 74,426 33,420 59,627 20,724 62,889 c c 72,010 c 33,561 c 30,106 44,100 20,100
Railroad Retirement only c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c
Two benefit types 33,262 56,654 29,600 38,583 24,850 44,339 65,024 39,438 48,604 34,248 23,907 37,693 22,496 27,618 19,122
Social Security and federal pension only a 33,918 62,052 30,804 38,523 21,210 45,928 77,088 39,925 46,824 c 24,862 c 24,600 28,941 17,622
Social Security and Railroad Retirement, state, local, or military pension only a 39,364 68,724 35,110 45,420 27,454 52,786 77,112 44,924 58,418 39,612 29,200 39,870 27,014 33,612 21,834
Social Security and private pension only a 31,227 51,851 28,262 36,278 24,062 41,972 58,952 37,669 45,536 33,790 22,338 34,716 21,559 25,279 19,002
Other combination 51,862 c 50,464 54,704 c c c c c c c c c c c
Three or more benefit types 51,798 72,289 45,476 55,700 42,082 59,910 73,864 54,707 64,616 c 37,662 c 37,662 39,445 c
NOTE: When Income of the Population 55 or Older was revised in the 2004 expanded edition, Table 3.6 was removed. Beginning with this 2008 edition, it has been reintroduced as Table 3.A5. We include a copy of Table 3.A5 here with 2006 data for continuity with prior editions.
a. Social Security includes retired-worker benefits, dependents' or survivors' benefits, disability benefits, transitionally insured benefits, and special age-72 benefits.
b. Includes federal, state, local, and military pensions.
c. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.