Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2008

 

Key Terms and Concepts for Section 4 1

Age. Age classification is based on the age of the person at his or her last birthday as of March 2009. 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.

Earnings. Include wages and salaries and self employment. Wages and salaries are defined as total money earnings received for work performed as an employee during the income year. It includes wages, salary, Armed Forces pay, commissions, tips, piece-rate payments, and cash bonuses earned, before deductions are made for taxes, bonds, pensions, union dues, and so forth. Earnings for self-employed persons in incorporated businesses are considered wage and salary. Self-employment is the combined income from farm and nonfarm self-employment.

Notes

1 For more information, consult the Glossary for this report.

Tables

Earnings Income of Aged Units Table 4.A1 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by age, 2008
Aged unit earnings (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 0.4 0.2 0.8 0.5 1.0 1.6 1.1
1–999 0.7 1.6 3.7 2.7 3.7 5.2 7.1
1,000–1,999 0.4 0.8 2.5 1.9 2.8 2.4 5.4
2,000–2,999 0.7 1.1 2.8 1.8 3.2 3.8 5.2
3,000–3,999 0.7 0.8 2.1 1.7 2.4 2.7 2.2
4,000–4,999 0.6 0.7 2.8 1.9 3.4 4.7 3.1
5,000–5,999 0.7 1.3 2.2 1.8 1.9 4.8 2.0
6,000–6,999 0.8 0.9 1.8 1.1 2.2 2.9 2.9
7,000–7,999 0.6 0.9 1.7 1.4 1.4 3.0 2.6
8,000–8,999 0.5 1.1 1.7 1.8 1.5 2.0 1.2
9,000–9,999 0.5 1.2 1.8 1.4 1.7 2.7 3.0
10,000–10,999 0.9 1.8 3.1 2.3 3.5 3.9 5.0
11,000–11,999 0.4 0.7 1.6 1.4 2.1 1.9 1.1
12,000–12,999 1.2 1.3 2.6 2.3 3.1 3.6 1.8
13,000–13,999 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.5 1.0 2.0 0.6
14,000–14,999 0.7 1.0 1.9 1.5 2.0 2.9 2.6
15,000–19,999 4.7 4.5 7.4 6.8 8.1 8.4 7.2
20,000–24,999 5.7 5.6 7.0 5.9 8.4 8.1 8.1
25,000–29,999 4.8 5.6 5.6 6.4 5.0 5.1 3.4
30,000–34,999 6.1 6.0 5.6 5.3 6.7 4.4 5.7
35,000–39,999 5.1 5.2 3.6 4.3 3.1 1.9 3.7
40,000–44,999 4.7 6.4 3.7 4.4 3.8 1.8 2.6
45,000–49,999 4.3 3.8 3.1 3.9 2.6 2.3 1.4
50,000–54,999 5.5 5.1 4.3 5.1 3.3 4.4 2.3
55,000–59,999 3.3 3.2 2.0 2.4 2.1 0.5 1.9
60,000–64,999 4.6 4.2 3.0 3.5 2.3 2.5 3.3
65,000–69,999 2.9 2.5 1.7 2.1 1.3 1.4 1.2
70,000–74,999 3.2 2.3 2.1 2.3 2.1 1.7 1.2
75,000–99,999 12.4 9.7 5.8 7.2 5.5 3.0 3.4
100,000–149,999 13.1 11.2 5.8 7.5 4.8 1.8 5.2
150,000–199,999 4.8 4.0 2.2 2.8 1.8 1.7 0.8
200,000 or more 4.5 4.5 2.6 3.3 2.4 0.8 1.6
Median earnings (dollars) 52,100 45,000 25,000 33,000 22,000 14,360 16,000
Number (thousands) 14,802 3,914 7,635 3,983 1,903 1,055 693
 
Earnings Income of Aged Units Table 4.A2 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and age, 2008
Aged unit earnings (dollars) Married couples Nonmarried persons
Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Aged 65 or older Aged 55–61 Aged 62–64 Aged 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 0.4 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.3 0.5 1.1 0.6 1.3 2.3 1.1
1–999 0.3 0.8 3.0 2.2 3.8 3.4 5.5 1.4 3.1 4.8 3.7 3.3 8.1 8.8
1,000–1,999 0.1 0.5 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.7 4.1 0.9 1.3 4.3 3.2 5.7 3.6 6.9
2,000–2,999 0.4 0.6 2.2 1.2 2.5 3.8 5.2 1.1 2.2 3.8 3.2 4.4 3.8 5.2
3,000–3,999 0.3 0.7 1.5 1.4 1.7 2.3 0.4 1.2 0.9 3.0 2.4 3.7 3.3 4.1
4,000–4,999 0.3 0.7 2.3 1.6 2.9 4.2 2.0 0.9 0.5 3.6 2.4 4.5 5.5 4.4
5,000–5,999 0.3 0.9 1.8 1.4 1.2 5.0 1.8 1.3 2.0 3.0 2.6 3.1 4.6 2.3
6,000–6,999 0.3 0.7 1.6 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.2 1.5 1.3 2.1 1.4 2.5 3.6 2.5
7,000–7,999 0.2 0.6 1.6 1.3 1.2 3.3 1.7 1.1 1.5 2.0 1.6 1.7 2.4 3.7
8,000–8,999 0.3 0.5 1.5 1.6 1.7 0.9 1.0 0.9 2.2 2.0 2.1 0.9 3.8 1.4
9,000–9,999 0.4 0.9 1.4 1.0 1.7 2.5 2.2 0.8 1.9 2.4 2.2 1.6 3.0 4.0
10,000–10,999 0.5 1.2 2.7 1.5 3.9 3.7 4.8 1.7 2.8 3.8 3.8 2.8 4.2 5.3
11,000–11,999 0.4 0.6 1.5 1.4 1.6 2.7 0.1 0.4 1.1 1.8 1.3 3.0 0.8 2.4
12,000–12,999 0.7 1.2 2.4 1.8 3.1 3.2 2.9 1.9 1.4 3.1 3.3 3.2 4.1 0.7
13,000–13,999 0.5 0.8 1.4 1.6 0.7 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.7 1.3 0.1
14,000–14,999 0.4 0.7 2.1 1.5 2.4 3.6 2.4 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.8 2.7
15,000–19,999 2.6 3.1 6.6 6.0 7.2 6.9 7.5 8.0 7.2 8.8 8.2 9.7 11.0 6.8
20,000–24,999 3.2 4.7 6.1 4.8 7.4 8.4 7.3 9.9 7.5 8.7 8.2 10.2 7.5 9.0
25,000–29,999 3.4 4.4 5.0 5.8 4.2 3.1 4.5 7.1 7.9 6.7 7.5 6.4 8.5 2.1
30,000–34,999 4.3 4.6 5.5 4.8 7.4 4.3 6.7 9.0 8.6 5.6 6.3 5.5 4.5 4.7
35,000–39,999 3.9 5.8 3.4 4.0 3.1 2.3 1.7 6.9 4.0 4.1 5.0 3.0 1.2 6.0
40,000–44,999 3.7 6.4 4.0 4.5 4.7 1.8 2.5 6.2 6.4 3.2 4.2 2.2 1.8 2.6
45,000–49,999 3.8 3.6 3.2 4.0 2.7 2.7 0.9 4.9 4.2 2.9 3.7 2.4 1.6 2.0
50,000–54,999 5.1 4.0 4.9 5.2 4.0 6.7 3.1 6.1 7.3 3.2 5.0 2.0 0.7 1.3
55,000–59,999 3.7 3.4 2.4 2.8 2.8 0.1 2.6 2.6 2.7 1.2 1.5 0.9 1.2 1.2
60,000–64,999 4.6 4.3 3.7 4.0 2.6 3.6 4.9 4.5 4.0 1.9 2.5 1.6 0.7 1.4
65,000–69,999 3.4 3.5 1.9 2.3 1.4 1.5 1.4 2.0 0.6 1.3 1.6 1.2 1.2 0.9
70,000–74,999 3.9 2.4 2.5 2.9 2.1 2.3 1.5 2.1 2.0 1.3 1.1 2.1 0.7 0.9
75,000–99,999 16.7 12.5 7.2 8.9 6.1 3.9 4.9 5.5 4.4 3.4 3.9 4.3 1.5 1.8
100,000–149,999 18.1 14.3 7.7 9.6 6.4 2.8 7.7 5.1 5.3 2.4 3.3 2.0 0.2 2.4
150,000–199,999 7.3 5.5 3.0 3.8 2.1 2.4 1.0 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.7 0.5
200,000 or more 6.6 6.2 3.5 4.5 3.4 0.9 2.1 1.2 1.3 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.7 0.9
Median earnings (dollars) 72,000 58,000 31,000 41,000 27,502 15,600 21,000 32,352 30,000 18,000 22,050 16,900 12,000 11,000
Number (thousands) 9,110 2,559 4,899 2,641 1,237 655 366 5,692 1,354 2,735 1,342 666 400 327
 
Earnings Income of Aged Units Table 4.A3 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and age, 2008
Aged unit earnings (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 1.2 0.6 1.1 1.2 0.1 0.8 1.1 2.3 1.5 0.3 0.1 0 0.3 0.1 0 0.3 0.1 0
1–999 2.0 3.6 4.4 0.9 1.4 3.6 8.0 10.3 6.0 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.2 0.5 0.6 1.3 1.3 1.8
1,000–1,999 1.0 1.4 3.0 0.6 0.5 1.8 2.9 4.1 5.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.6 1.3
2,000–2,999 2.1 1.8 3.3 1.8 1.0 2.6 3.4 4.3 4.8 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.4 0.4 1.1 1.7 1.3
3,000–3,999 1.7 1.9 2.5 0.9 1.5 1.9 6.0 3.0 3.7 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.1 1.1 0.3 1.4
4,000–4,999 1.8 1.9 3.4 1.7 2.2 2.8 2.2 0.9 4.7 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.2 0 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.8
5,000–5,999 1.7 2.3 2.7 1.4 1.5 2.2 3.2 4.6 3.7 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.4 1.2 1.3 1.0
6,000–6,999 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 6.1 2.7 2.6 0.7 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.3 1.4 1.4 0.9 0.8
7,000–7,999 1.2 2.0 2.1 0.5 0.9 1.9 4.8 5.3 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.5 0.5
8,000–8,999 1.7 2.1 1.9 1.4 1.1 1.8 3.6 5.1 2.3 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.8 1.5 1.2
9,000–9,999 1.4 2.2 2.1 1.4 1.0 1.7 1.2 6.0 2.9 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.8 1.0
10,000–10,999 0.9 3.5 3.6 0.8 1.8 3.1 1.5 8.5 4.5 0.9 1.1 1.4 0.4 1.0 0.8 1.7 1.4 2.1
11,000–11,999 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.6 0.8 1.7 2.0 3.6 2.0 0.3 0.4 1.0 0.2 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.5 1.1
12,000–12,999 2.9 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.7 4.9 2.6 3.7 1.1 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.6 1.1 1.8 1.1 1.6
13,000–13,999 1.4 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.9 1.7 0.7 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.2 1.0 1.4
14,000–14,999 1.5 1.5 2.2 1.5 1.8 2.4 1.6 0.7 1.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.3 1.7 1.1
15,000–19,999 7.7 5.7 7.8 8.5 5.2 7.3 3.0 7.4 9.0 4.5 4.0 5.7 2.0 2.1 3.5 8.1 7.1 8.3
20,000–24,999 7.1 6.1 6.9 6.3 6.9 6.6 11.1 3.7 7.7 5.7 5.4 7.4 2.9 3.6 4.1 9.8 8.4 11.3
25,000–29,999 8.5 6.9 5.3 8.6 6.9 5.1 7.9 6.8 5.6 4.6 5.1 6.8 2.9 3.1 4.4 7.1 8.2 9.6
30,000–34,999 9.6 5.3 5.2 9.8 5.7 5.6 8.4 4.0 4.5 5.8 6.3 6.7 3.8 4.1 5.2 9.0 9.8 8.5
35,000–39,999 6.9 7.9 3.4 7.9 10.2 3.2 1.5 0.7 3.9 4.9 4.1 4.4 3.5 3.6 4.3 7.1 4.9 4.5
40,000–44,999 4.4 6.4 3.4 4.9 7.3 4.0 1.9 3.5 2.2 4.7 6.4 4.9 3.6 5.9 4.2 6.3 7.1 5.7
45,000–49,999 2.7 3.1 3.0 3.1 4.1 3.3 0 0 2.4 4.4 4.1 3.4 3.9 3.3 2.9 5.1 5.3 4.1
50,000–54,999 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.8 4.2 5.0 1.8 2.3 1.5 5.5 5.7 6.0 5.1 3.8 4.7 6.3 8.6 7.5
55,000–59,999 2.9 3.3 1.8 3.4 3.9 2.1 0 1.6 1.2 3.3 3.1 2.6 3.7 3.2 3.6 2.7 3.0 1.3
60,000–64,999 5.3 3.4 2.6 5.3 3.5 3.2 5.1 2.9 1.3 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 5.6 4.5 4.3 3.3
65,000–69,999 2.7 2.3 1.3 3.2 3.1 1.6 0 0 0.6 2.9 2.6 3.3 3.4 3.8 3.3 2.1 0.8 3.2
70,000–74,999 1.1 2.1 1.5 1.3 2.7 1.9 0.1 0 0.8 3.3 2.4 3.9 4.1 2.3 5.2 2.1 2.5 2.3
75,000–99,999 4.5 5.9 5.0 5.3 7.3 6.2 0 1.4 2.7 12.9 11.3 8.7 17.8 15.0 11.7 5.7 5.2 5.1
100,000–149,999 3.3 3.5 4.5 3.1 4.6 6.2 4.7 0 1.2 13.7 14.3 10.4 19.5 19.1 14.4 5.1 6.7 5.6
150,000–199,999 0.8 0.8 1.7 0.7 1.0 2.2 1.2 0 0.9 5.1 5.3 3.9 7.9 7.7 6.5 0.9 1.5 0.8
200,000 or more 2.2 1.4 2.0 2.6 1.8 2.4 0 0 1.0 4.7 5.8 4.6 6.9 8.4 8.3 1.2 1.6 0.2
Median earnings (dollars) 30,000 28,800 20,000 31,000 36,000 26,000 12,500 10,000 12,600 55,000 53,000 45,000 76,300 75,000 63,640 33,800 35,000 30,000
Number (thousands) 905 1,117 5,930 765 839 3,964 140 278 1,966 13,897 2,797 1,704 8,345 1,721 935 5,552 1,076 770
 
Earnings Income of Units 65 or Older Table 4.A4 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by race, Hispanic origin, and marital status, 2008
Aged unit earnings (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 a 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.9 0.8 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 a 0.1 0.2 0
1–999 3.7 2.9 5.3 3.2 3.7 2.8 4.1 4.3 a 3.5 3.0 4.3
1,000–1,999 2.5 1.6 4.2 3.5 1.8 4.9 1.8 0 a 2.3 0.6 4.9
2,000–2,999 2.9 2.3 4.0 2.3 1.4 3.1 1.8 1.2 a 2.9 2.2 3.9
3,000–3,999 2.1 1.6 3.1 2.2 1.3 3.0 0.9 1.1 a 2.2 1.6 3.1
4,000–4,999 2.8 2.3 3.6 3.0 3.0 3.1 1.5 1.6 a 2.5 1.5 4.1
5,000–5,999 2.3 1.9 3.1 2.0 1.9 2.0 0.3 0.2 a 1.7 1.9 1.5
6,000–6,999 1.8 1.6 2.2 1.2 1.5 1.0 2.2 1.9 a 2.0 1.4 2.9
7,000–7,999 1.9 1.7 2.3 0.6 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.9 a 1.8 1.9 1.5
8,000–8,999 1.6 1.4 1.9 2.4 2.8 2.1 0.6 0.2 a 1.3 1.7 0.6
9,000–9,999 1.9 1.6 2.4 2.0 1.1 2.7 0.1 0 a 2.2 2.4 1.9
10,000–10,999 3.0 2.6 3.8 3.2 2.2 4.2 4.4 4.6 a 2.2 0.7 4.7
11,000–11,999 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.1 1.6 2.6 0.3 0.4 a 1.0 1.5 0.4
12,000–12,999 2.6 2.4 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.8 1.9 1.3 a 3.5 2.3 5.4
13,000–13,999 1.3 1.4 1.0 2.0 1.5 2.5 2.2 2.8 a 1.5 1.1 2.2
14,000–14,999 2.0 2.1 1.7 1.2 1.4 1.1 2.8 3.5 a 2.5 1.3 4.4
15,000–19,999 7.0 6.1 8.7 9.5 9.6 9.4 9.0 10.0 a 11.5 10.3 13.4
20,000–24,999 6.8 6.2 8.2 8.3 5.5 10.7 7.8 5.3 a 9.5 9.2 9.9
25,000–29,999 5.4 4.8 6.6 6.5 5.1 7.6 6.4 6.3 a 8.1 9.9 5.4
30,000–34,999 5.4 5.4 5.4 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.0 a 9.5 12.4 5.1
35,000–39,999 3.5 3.3 4.0 5.1 5.8 4.5 2.2 1.7 a 3.6 2.8 4.9
40,000–44,999 3.7 4.0 3.0 5.1 5.3 5.0 2.8 2.8 a 4.6 5.6 2.9
45,000–49,999 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.5 4.3 2.7 1.7 1.9 a 3.1 4.4 1.2
50,000–54,999 4.3 5.1 2.8 5.3 5.5 5.2 3.5 3.0 a 3.5 2.8 4.7
55,000–59,999 2.0 2.3 1.4 1.6 2.9 0.4 2.9 3.7 a 1.5 2.0 0.7
60,000–64,999 3.1 3.8 1.9 2.2 3.3 1.3 3.0 2.9 a 1.2 1.3 1.0
65,000–69,999 1.8 2.0 1.6 0.9 1.9 0 0.8 1.1 a 1.2 1.0 1.6
70,000–74,999 2.1 2.5 1.3 2.0 2.5 1.5 1.9 2.4 a 1.0 1.6 0
75,000–99,999 6.0 7.5 3.2 3.6 3.7 3.5 9.3 8.5 a 3.2 4.1 1.9
100,000–149,999 6.0 7.7 2.6 3.9 6.0 2.0 8.5 10.8 a 3.4 4.5 1.6
150,000–199,999 2.4 3.1 1.0 0.8 1.6 0 2.1 2.6 a 0.8 1.3 0
200,000 or more 2.7 3.6 1.0 0.7 1.5 0 5.5 6.9 a 1.0 1.6 0
Median earnings (dollars) 25,000 31,040 17,330 23,000 30,000 20,000 30,000 33,000 a 22,400 27,000 17,170
Number (thousands) 6,631 4,342 2,290 641 299 342 252 197 54 511 312 200
a. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.
Earnings Income of Units 65 or Older Table 4.A5 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and quintile of total money income, 2008
Aged unit earnings (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 8.0 1.1 0.7 1.1 0.2 4.0 0.1 1.4 0.2 0.2 13.1 0 0.4 0.2 0.9
1–999 11.7 12.4 4.5 3.9 1.6 10.0 5.6 4.6 1.6 1.2 15.1 14.7 11.5 2.4 2.6
1,000–1,999 16.7 9.4 2.7 1.7 1.1 2.7 3.1 2.0 1.0 0.9 21.9 14.5 10.2 1.9 1.7
2,000–2,999 8.1 7.8 4.6 2.7 1.2 5.3 3.9 2.7 1.2 1.5 9.5 13.2 6.1 4.9 1.4
3,000–3,999 6.9 6.8 3.7 1.8 0.7 4.0 5.1 1.4 0.9 0.5 10.6 9.4 6.3 1.9 1.6
4,000–4,999 6.1 8.9 5.7 2.0 1.2 7.7 3.7 2.7 2.4 0.7 6.0 4.8 9.4 5.9 0.6
5,000–5,999 6.3 7.7 4.4 1.3 1.1 7.3 2.8 1.5 1.3 1.1 6.4 1.3 9.7 3.4 0.9
6,000–6,999 11.0 6.7 2.9 0.9 0.7 7.6 2.7 1.5 1.0 0.6 6.9 6.0 6.0 2.7 0.1
7,000–7,999 3.1 2.7 4.5 1.9 0.6 4.8 7.7 1.2 0.6 0.2 3.8 0 2.7 4.2 0.8
8,000–8,999 4.7 3.7 3.9 1.4 0.6 6.7 3.3 1.9 0.6 0.5 6.8 0 4.6 2.7 0.8
9,000–9,999 1.9 4.0 3.0 2.7 0.5 2.4 2.9 3.0 1.1 0.3 0 3.0 4.2 4.4 1.0
10,000–10,999 4.5 5.1 6.4 3.5 1.4 6.4 4.3 4.6 1.9 1.0 0 4.8 4.4 7.7 2.0
11,000–11,999 5.2 0.9 3.7 1.8 0.7 4.1 2.4 2.0 1.4 0.6 0 5.8 0 4.3 0.7
12,000–12,999 5.1 2.9 4.5 4.4 0.8 2.5 4.3 5.7 1.6 0.5 0 8.2 2.6 6.0 1.5
13,000–13,999 0 2.5 2.2 2.0 0.7 2.2 4.7 1.6 1.6 0.2 0 8.0 0 1.0 1.1
14,000–14,999 0 2.4 5.1 2.8 0.4 3.7 6.4 3.9 1.2 0.2 0 6.3 0 3.8 0.7
15,000–19,999 0.7 14.8 12.3 10.0 3.6 10.7 12.5 11.3 5.6 2.1 0 0 15.6 13.6 6.2
20,000–24,999 0 0 12.9 11.6 4.0 8.0 8.1 10.3 5.8 3.1 0 0 6.5 13.5 8.3
25,000–29,999 0 0 8.6 11.0 2.6 0 8.5 11.3 5.8 0.5 0 0 0 10.7 7.7
30,000–34,999 0 0 3.6 12.2 3.4 0 6.2 10.3 8.3 1.4 0 0 0 5.0 8.4
35,000–39,999 0 0 0 7.6 3.1 0 1.5 6.1 5.4 1.3 0 0 0 0 7.8
40,000–44,999 0 0 0 4.4 5.2 0 0 4.2 8.7 2.2 0 0 0 0 6.1
45,000–49,999 0 0 0 3.1 4.7 0 0 2.9 6.2 2.7 0 0 0 0 5.6
50,000–54,999 0 0 0 3.7 6.9 0 0 1.8 10.6 4.6 0 0 0 0 6.2
55,000–59,999 0 0 0 0.4 4.0 0 0 0 5.8 2.3 0 0 0 0 2.4
60,000–64,999 0 0 0 0 6.4 0 0 0 7.5 4.5 0 0 0 0 3.7
65,000–69,999 0 0 0 0 3.6 0 0 0 3.5 2.7 0 0 0 0 2.6
70,000–74,999 0 0 0 0 4.3 0 0 0 4.5 3.5 0 0 0 0 2.4
75,000–99,999 0 0 0 0 12.3 0 0 0 2.8 18.5 0 0 0 0 6.5
100,000–149,999 0 0 0 0 12.3 0 0 0 0 22.1 0 0 0 0 4.7
150,000–199,999 0 0 0 0 4.7 0 0 0 0 8.5 0 0 0 0 1.7
200,000 or more 0 0 0 0 5.4 0 0 0 0 10.1 0 0 0 0 1.6
Median earnings (dollars) 3,500 5,100 11,500 20,139 58,000 7,000 12,000 18,000 39,000 85,000 1,600 3,837 5,400 12,000 35,000
Number (thousands) 211 525 1,123 2,147 3,628 313 518 986 1,370 1,713 111 134 366 707 1,417
NOTE: Quintile limits are $12,082, $19,877, $31,303, and $55,889 for all units; $23,637, $35,794, $53,180, and $86,988 for married couples; and $9,929, $14,265, $20,187, and $32,937 for nonmarried persons.
Family Earnings Income of Aged Persons Table 4.B1 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2008
Family earnings (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 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.6
1–999 0.6 1.4 2.7 0.6 1.0 2.3 0.6 1.8 3.1
1,000–1,999 0.4 0.8 1.9 0.4 0.4 1.5 0.4 1.1 2.4
2,000–2,999 0.5 1.0 2.3 0.5 0.5 2.1 0.6 1.5 2.4
3,000–3,999 0.6 1.0 1.9 0.4 0.8 1.7 0.7 1.1 2.1
4,000–4,999 0.5 0.6 2.4 0.4 0.7 2.1 0.7 0.6 2.7
5,000–5,999 0.6 1.0 1.8 0.6 1.2 1.7 0.6 0.9 1.9
6,000–6,999 0.7 0.9 1.4 0.6 0.6 1.4 0.7 1.1 1.5
7,000–7,999 0.5 0.8 1.6 0.3 0.6 1.7 0.8 0.9 1.6
8,000–8,999 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.7 1.5 0.6 1.3 1.5
9,000–9,999 0.5 1.1 1.4 0.5 0.9 1.4 0.6 1.3 1.4
10,000–10,999 0.8 1.5 2.4 0.7 1.7 2.3 0.9 1.3 2.6
11,000–11,999 0.4 0.6 1.4 0.3 0.5 1.3 0.4 0.8 1.5
12,000–12,999 1.0 1.0 2.2 0.8 0.9 2.0 1.2 1.2 2.4
13,000–13,999 0.7 1.1 1.4 0.6 0.7 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.4
14,000–14,999 0.6 0.9 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.7 0.7 1.2 1.4
15,000–19,999 3.7 4.5 6.7 3.3 3.5 6.5 4.0 5.5 7.0
20,000–24,999 4.6 5.5 6.6 3.9 4.6 6.5 5.4 6.4 6.6
25,000–29,999 4.2 5.2 4.9 3.7 4.7 4.5 4.8 5.7 5.2
30,000–34,999 4.9 5.1 5.6 4.5 4.8 5.6 5.2 5.3 5.7
35,000–39,999 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.2 5.3 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.1
40,000–44,999 4.4 6.0 4.0 4.2 6.6 4.3 4.7 5.3 3.8
45,000–49,999 3.9 4.0 3.4 3.9 3.8 3.3 3.9 4.2 3.5
50,000–54,999 5.1 4.2 4.7 5.3 3.8 4.7 4.9 4.7 4.8
55,000–59,999 3.4 3.3 2.7 3.5 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.0 2.4
60,000–64,999 4.5 4.2 3.8 4.7 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.4
65,000–69,999 3.1 2.7 2.1 3.1 3.1 2.0 3.0 2.2 2.2
70,000–74,999 3.6 2.6 2.5 3.6 2.9 2.4 3.6 2.3 2.6
75,000–99,999 13.7 10.5 7.2 14.2 11.4 7.3 13.2 9.7 7.0
100,000–149,999 15.4 11.7 7.5 16.8 13.9 8.1 14.0 9.6 7.0
150,000–199,999 6.3 5.1 2.6 7.1 5.6 3.2 5.5 4.5 2.1
200,000 or more 5.5 5.5 2.8 6.0 6.1 3.2 4.9 4.8 2.4
Median family earnings (dollars) 60,800 49,004 31,000 65,000 55,225 35,000 57,000 43,500 30,000
Number (thousands) 22,163 6,155 14,512 10,858 3,063 7,000 11,305 3,093 7,512
 
Family Earnings Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 4.B2 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2008
Family earnings (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 0.4 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.6
1–999 2.4 3.0 3.2 2.5 1.8 2.9 2.5 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.8 2.3
1,000–1,999 1.5 2.1 2.1 2.7 1.5 1.2 1.5 1.8 1.5 3.0 2.6 3.3
2,000–2,999 1.5 2.7 3.1 3.2 1.3 2.2 3.1 4.2 1.8 3.1 3.1 2.5
3,000–3,999 1.7 2.2 2.4 1.5 1.3 2.3 2.7 0.8 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.0
4,000–4,999 1.8 3.3 3.3 1.9 1.6 2.7 3.7 1.5 2.1 4.0 2.9 2.2
5,000–5,999 1.5 1.9 3.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 3.8 1.2 1.8 2.3 2.5 1.1
6,000–6,999 1.2 1.8 1.9 1.3 1.0 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.8 2.1 1.1
7,000–7,999 1.3 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.2 1.8 2.8 1.6 1.4 1.8 1.1 2.2
8,000–8,999 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.8 0.9 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.4
9,000–9,999 1.2 1.5 2.0 1.2 1.2 1.3 2.8 1.3 1.3 1.7 1.3 1.2
10,000–10,999 2.0 2.7 2.5 3.3 1.8 2.7 2.3 3.5 2.2 2.7 2.7 3.1
11,000–11,999 1.5 1.9 1.3 0.5 1.3 1.4 1.9 0.6 1.7 2.3 0.8 0.4
12,000–12,999 2.1 2.2 3.1 1.6 1.8 2.1 3.2 1.5 2.4 2.4 3.1 1.6
13,000–13,999 1.2 0.8 2.2 2.0 1.4 0.4 2.4 1.5 0.9 1.2 2.0 2.3
14,000–14,999 1.5 1.3 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 2.5 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.1 1.7
15,000–19,999 6.6 6.8 7.2 6.8 5.5 7.7 8.0 6.3 7.6 5.8 6.6 7.1
20,000–24,999 5.9 7.9 6.7 6.5 5.6 8.0 6.8 6.7 6.1 7.9 6.7 6.3
25,000–29,999 5.1 4.5 4.7 4.9 5.5 3.8 3.0 4.2 4.6 5.2 6.2 5.4
30,000–34,999 5.6 6.1 4.6 6.2 4.9 6.4 4.8 7.2 6.3 5.7 4.4 5.5
35,000–39,999 4.7 4.3 3.7 3.6 4.6 5.1 3.8 3.7 4.9 3.5 3.7 3.4
40,000–44,999 4.0 4.4 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.6 3.1 4.2 3.5 4.3 3.9 3.9
45,000–49,999 3.8 3.3 2.4 3.5 3.6 2.7 2.5 4.3 4.0 3.8 2.3 3.0
50,000–54,999 4.9 4.6 4.9 4.1 4.6 4.6 6.5 3.2 5.2 4.7 3.6 4.7
55,000–59,999 3.1 2.5 2.1 2.6 3.6 2.8 2.0 3.1 2.6 2.2 2.2 2.2
60,000–64,999 3.8 3.2 3.7 4.8 3.9 4.0 3.7 6.8 3.7 2.5 3.8 3.5
65,000–69,999 2.3 1.9 2.2 1.9 2.2 1.7 1.6 2.0 2.3 2.0 2.8 1.8
70,000–74,999 2.7 2.1 2.7 2.2 2.8 2.3 2.4 1.6 2.7 1.9 2.9 2.7
75,000–99,999 8.4 5.9 5.9 6.8 9.0 6.5 4.2 5.6 7.6 5.4 7.3 7.6
100,000–149,999 8.2 6.8 5.3 8.6 9.6 6.6 4.7 8.8 6.8 7.0 5.9 8.5
150,000–199,999 3.2 2.1 2.1 2.3 4.0 2.4 1.9 2.8 2.3 1.8 2.2 2.0
200,000 or more 3.5 1.9 1.7 3.0 4.2 2.6 1.4 2.2 2.8 1.3 2.0 3.5
Median family earnings (dollars) 37,000 28,000 24,500 31,200 40,293 30,000 20,000 32,000 32,591 25,000 26,100 30,680
Number (thousands) 6,559 3,507 2,216 2,230 3,370 1,715 1,030 885 3,190 1,792 1,186 1,344
 
Family Earnings Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 4.B3 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and marital status, 2008
Family earnings (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 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.7 0 0.5 1.1 2.6 0.1 0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 0
1–999 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.9 3.0 2.6 1.3 1.7 1.1 0.1 3.2 3.0 2.5 3.6 5.9
1,000–1,999 1.5 2.7 2.5 3.0 3.7 1.4 1.7 0.7 0.8 5.0 1.6 3.0 2.9 3.9 2.4
2,000–2,999 2.1 2.7 2.8 2.7 3.2 1.9 3.1 2.3 4.2 4.2 2.3 2.5 2.9 2.0 2.2
3,000–3,999 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.6 1.3 2.3 1.6 1.8 2.3 2.0 3.1 2.8
4,000–4,999 2.6 2.1 2.2 1.8 3.1 2.3 1.7 2.0 1.0 3.1 3.2 2.3 2.3 2.1 3.2
5,000–5,999 1.7 1.9 1.4 2.7 3.6 1.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 4.6 2.0 1.8 1.3 3.1 2.6
6,000–6,999 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.5 0.9 1.5 1.0 0.9 1.5 1.0 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.5 0.8
7,000–7,999 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.3 0.9 1.5 2.2 3.0 1.2 0.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.5
8,000–8,999 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.2 1.6 1.3 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.1 1.6 1.4 1.6 0.8 2.1
9,000–9,999 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.3 0.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.8 0.7 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.1 0
10,000–10,999 2.3 2.7 2.5 3.7 1.7 2.1 2.9 2.6 4.6 1.7 2.6 2.6 2.4 3.3 1.7
11,000–11,999 1.5 1.2 1.0 1.6 1.2 1.4 1.1 0.8 1.9 1.3 1.7 1.3 1.1 1.5 1.2
12,000–12,999 2.3 2.0 1.8 2.1 2.1 2.2 1.4 0.7 1.0 1.7 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.5
13,000–13,999 1.6 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.2 1.6 0.4 0.3 0.4 0 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.1 2.4
14,000–14,999 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.7 0.8 1.7 1.5 1.6 2.6 0.7 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.3 0.9
15,000–19,999 6.4 7.4 7.8 6.5 6.7 6.3 7.4 7.3 7.3 8.9 6.5 7.3 7.9 6.1 4.7
20,000–24,999 5.8 7.9 6.9 9.9 8.0 5.9 8.8 6.2 10.3 12.2 5.6 7.6 7.0 9.7 3.9
25,000–29,999 4.2 6.0 5.6 6.0 8.8 4.4 5.1 4.3 4.9 7.0 3.8 6.3 5.9 6.4 10.5
30,000–34,999 5.7 5.5 5.3 6.4 5.5 5.6 5.5 6.2 5.2 6.2 5.9 5.5 5.0 7.0 4.9
35,000–39,999 4.1 4.6 3.9 5.3 5.7 4.4 5.0 4.0 5.1 4.9 3.7 4.4 3.9 5.4 6.5
40,000–44,999 4.1 3.9 4.2 3.1 4.9 4.2 4.5 4.0 3.7 7.3 4.0 3.7 4.3 2.8 2.5
45,000–49,999 3.3 3.6 3.3 4.4 3.0 3.2 3.8 4.3 4.8 0.6 3.5 3.5 3.0 4.2 5.4
50,000–54,999 4.9 4.3 4.7 3.8 3.8 5.0 3.6 3.1 4.4 2.5 4.9 4.6 5.0 3.5 5.0
55,000–59,999 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.6 1.6 3.1 3.2 3.4 4.6 1.5 2.3 2.4 2.8 1.7 1.6
60,000–64,999 4.0 3.5 3.8 2.4 4.4 4.1 4.8 6.9 1.8 4.3 3.9 3.0 3.0 2.6 4.5
65,000–69,999 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.3 1.7 2.2 1.2 1.9 0.4 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.0 3.2 1.7
70,000–74,999 2.6 2.3 2.7 1.6 1.6 2.7 1.7 2.0 1.6 0.1 2.5 2.6 2.9 1.6 3.2
75,000–99,999 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.5 7.5 6.3 6.0 6.4 6.2 6.6 7.5 7.4 7.5 6.9
100,000–149,999 8.0 6.6 7.6 3.9 5.5 8.2 7.6 9.6 4.7 5.2 7.8 6.3 7.1 3.6 5.8
150,000–199,999 3.0 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.8 3.2 3.0 2.5 4.6 3.0 2.6 1.6 1.9 1.1 0.6
200,000 or more 3.5 1.7 2.1 0.9 0.6 3.5 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.2 3.4 1.6 2.1 0.6 0.1
Median family earnings (dollars) 34,000 29,565 30,000 25,000 27,000 35,550 30,000 33,000 27,000 26,000 30,500 28,900 30,000 25,000 29,000
Number (thousands) 9,000 5,512 3,154 1,436 532 5,510 1,490 614 442 261 3,490 4,022 2,540 995 271
 
Family Earnings Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 4.B4 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by Social Security beneficiary status, sex and marital status, 2008
Family Earnings (dollars) Beneficiaries Nonbeneficiaries
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 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.7 1.5 0.8 0.9 0.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1–999 3.3 3.5 3.0 2.8 3.1 1.6 3.7 4.1 3.4 0.9 0.6 1.2 0.7 0.8 0.5 1.0 0.4 1.5
1,000–1,999 2.3 1.8 3.2 1.8 1.7 2.0 2.8 1.9 3.7 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.2 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.9
2,000–2,999 2.7 2.5 3.2 2.6 2.3 3.9 2.9 2.8 3.0 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
3,000–3,999 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.4 0.7 0.4 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 1.2 0.6 1.7
4,000–4,999 2.8 3.0 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.2 3.2 3.8 2.6 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.0 1.3 0.2 1.2 1.3 1.0
5,000–5,999 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.9 2.6 2.3 2.4 2.2 0.6 0.4 0.9 0.6 0.3 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.7
6,000–6,999 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7 1.1 1.7 1.8 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.2 0.4
7,000–7,999 1.9 1.8 2.2 2.0 1.8 3.1 1.9 1.9 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5 0 0.6 0.6 0.7
8,000–8,999 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.6 2.4 1.9 2.0 1.8 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.4
9,000–9,999 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.1
10,000–10,999 2.9 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.6 3.3 3.0 3.2 2.9 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.7 0.4 1.8 1.1 0.7 1.5
11,000–11,999 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.3 0.8 0.5 0.7 0 1.6 2.0 1.2
12,000–12,999 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 1.9 2.6 2.7 2.5 1.2 1.3 1.1 0.8 1.0 0.3 1.5 1.6 1.5
13,000–13,999 1.6 1.9 1.1 1.6 1.9 0.4 1.6 2.0 1.3 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.4 1.0
14,000–14,999 1.8 2.0 1.3 2.1 2.2 1.9 1.4 1.8 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.6 1.2 1.1 1.2
15,000–19,999 7.2 7.0 7.6 7.1 7.2 6.7 7.4 6.8 7.9 5.2 4.1 6.8 4.7 3.1 9.1 5.7 5.6 5.7
20,000–24,999 6.7 6.2 7.5 6.6 6.4 7.2 6.8 5.8 7.6 6.4 4.5 9.1 6.4 4.2 12.8 6.3 4.9 7.5
25,000–29,999 4.8 4.3 5.6 4.3 4.6 3.4 5.3 3.9 6.4 5.0 3.7 7.0 5.2 3.8 9.2 4.9 3.5 6.1
30,000–34,999 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.5 5.7 4.9 5.0 4.8 5.1 6.9 7.0 6.9 5.7 5.2 7.0 8.1 9.4 6.8
35,000–39,999 4.4 4.3 4.7 4.8 4.6 5.5 4.1 3.7 4.4 3.9 3.6 4.3 3.6 3.6 3.5 4.2 3.6 4.6
40,000–44,999 3.9 4.2 3.5 4.0 4.1 3.7 3.8 4.3 3.4 4.5 3.9 5.3 5.1 4.6 6.3 3.9 2.8 4.9
45,000–49,999 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.1 4.2 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.8 3.4 4.4 3.2 3.4 2.8 4.3 3.4 5.1
50,000–54,999 4.4 4.7 3.7 4.4 4.8 2.8 4.3 4.6 4.1 5.8 5.7 6.1 5.5 5.5 5.6 6.1 5.8 6.3
55,000–59,999 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9 2.3 2.1 2.5 3.3 3.8 2.6 4.2 4.3 3.9 2.5 3.0 2.1
60,000–64,999 3.4 3.6 3.1 3.9 3.7 4.8 3.0 3.5 2.5 5.0 5.4 4.4 5.4 5.6 4.6 4.7 5.1 4.4
65,000–69,999 1.7 1.9 1.4 1.7 2.0 0.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 3.4 2.9 4.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.8 3.0 4.6
70,000–74,999 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.1 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.9 4.3 4.6 3.8 3.9 4.6 1.8 4.7 4.6 4.7
75,000–99,999 6.4 6.2 6.7 6.4 6.4 6.1 6.4 5.8 6.9 9.6 10.4 8.6 10.3 11.5 7.0 9.0 8.8 9.3
100,000–149,999 6.3 6.6 5.8 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.2 6.8 5.7 11.4 13.0 9.0 13.4 14.3 11.0 9.5 11.1 8.1
150,000–199,999 1.9 1.9 1.7 2.4 2.1 3.4 1.4 1.7 1.2 5.0 6.6 2.8 5.9 7.2 2.0 4.3 5.6 3.1
200,000 or more 2.1 2.3 1.7 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.4 1.6 5.0 7.5 1.5 6.2 8.1 0.8 4.0 6.6 1.8
Median family earnings (dollars) 26,200 28,000 25,000 29,565 29,860 27,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 60,000 40,002 57,500 63,000 35,000 47,000 52,000 44,000
Number (thousands) 11,070 6,945 4,125 5,366 4,300 1,065 5,705 2,645 3,060 3,442 2,054 1,388 1,635 1,210 425 1,807 845 963
 
Family Earnings Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 4.B5 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, 2008
Family earnings (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 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.1 0 0.1 0.1 0 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.3
1–999 2.9 2.4 3.4 2.2 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.4 2.0 2.0 2.1
1,000–1,999 1.9 1.4 2.4 2.8 2.5 2.9 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8
2,000–2,999 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.7 0.7 0.8 0.5 1.5 1.1 1.9
3,000–3,999 2.0 1.7 2.2 1.9 1.6 2.1 1.0 1.3 0.8 1.0 0.9 1.0
4,000–4,999 2.5 2.2 2.8 3.0 2.6 3.3 0.1 0.3 0 1.9 1.4 2.3
5,000–5,999 1.8 1.7 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.3 0 0 0 1.5 1.5 1.5
6,000–6,999 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.2 1.1 1.2 0.5 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.8 1.6
7,000–7,999 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.0 0.6 1.3 0.7 1.0 0.4
8,000–8,999 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 1.7 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.0 0.5
9,000–9,999 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.2 0 0 0 1.6 2.1 1.2
10,000–10,999 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.1 1.7 2.3 2.4 2.8 2.1 1.2 1.2 1.2
11,000–11,999 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.1 0.2 0 0.4 0.9 0.5 1.2
12,000–12,999 2.2 2.0 2.4 2.7 2.8 2.7 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.6
13,000–13,999 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.1 1.2 1.8 2.3 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.2
14,000–14,999 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.4
15,000–19,999 6.7 6.5 7.0 8.4 8.1 8.5 4.1 5.0 3.6 8.5 8.9 8.2
20,000–24,999 6.5 6.5 6.6 7.9 8.6 7.3 4.5 3.7 5.0 8.5 9.4 7.7
25,000–29,999 4.8 4.5 5.1 6.8 6.2 7.2 3.2 2.3 3.9 5.4 6.3 4.6
30,000–34,999 5.6 5.4 5.7 6.0 6.6 5.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 7.1 7.1 7.1
35,000–39,999 4.1 4.4 3.8 5.9 5.6 6.1 4.6 4.4 4.7 6.8 7.4 6.2
40,000–44,999 3.9 4.3 3.4 4.9 3.9 5.5 5.7 4.5 6.5 6.9 8.4 5.6
45,000–49,999 3.3 3.2 3.5 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.2 3.2 5.1
50,000–54,999 4.6 4.6 4.6 5.7 5.3 6.0 5.5 6.7 4.7 3.4 3.3 3.4
55,000–59,999 2.7 3.0 2.5 2.1 3.1 1.4 3.5 4.2 3.1 2.8 2.5 3.0
60,000–64,999 3.7 4.2 3.3 3.2 3.7 2.8 5.4 5.7 5.3 3.9 3.6 4.1
65,000–69,999 2.2 2.1 2.3 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.6 1.0 2.0 3.1 2.1 3.9
70,000–74,999 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.7 2.9 2.7 4.0 3.2 4.7 2.1 1.3 2.7
75,000–99,999 7.1 7.6 6.7 5.9 4.3 7.0 10.2 7.8 11.9 7.4 7.1 7.6
100,000–149,999 7.4 7.9 6.8 4.6 5.4 4.1 14.6 15.9 13.6 7.5 6.8 8.1
150,000–199,999 2.7 3.2 2.1 0.9 1.4 0.5 5.0 5.5 4.6 1.8 1.9 1.6
200,000 or more 2.7 3.1 2.3 0.7 1.0 0.4 7.9 8.3 7.7 1.1 1.3 0.9
Median family earnings (dollars) 30,002 34,500 29,000 28,000 28,000 28,000 58,000 55,000 59,920 35,000 33,000 35,000
Number (thousands) 12,181 6,032 6,148 1,315 541 774 784 325 458 1,357 606 751
 
Family Earnings Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 4.B6 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by quintile of per-capita family total money income, 2008
Family earnings (dollars) Total First Second Third Fourth Fifth
All persons
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.6 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.3
1–999 2.7 5.2 5.4 3.5 1.9 1.1
1,000–1,999 1.9 5.2 3.2 2.5 1.0 0.8
2,000–2,999 2.3 4.7 3.6 2.8 1.7 1.3
3,000–3,999 1.9 4.9 3.5 2.5 0.8 0.9
4,000–4,999 2.4 5.7 3.1 2.6 2.8 0.8
5,000–5,999 1.8 4.2 2.5 1.6 1.8 0.9
6,000–6,999 1.4 3.2 2.8 1.8 0.9 0.7
7,000–7,999 1.6 3.5 3.7 2.1 1.1 0.4
8,000–8,999 1.5 3.4 2.3 2.6 0.9 0.5
9,000–9,999 1.4 2.3 1.2 2.4 1.4 0.7
10,000–10,999 2.4 4.2 3.0 3.1 2.4 1.3
11,000–11,999 1.4 1.7 1.7 2.1 1.7 0.6
12,000–12,999 2.2 2.9 3.4 4.0 2.2 0.5
13,000–13,999 1.4 2.0 3.0 2.7 0.7 0.4
14,000–14,999 1.5 2.1 3.8 1.9 1.7 0.2
15,000–19,999 6.7 11.4 10.2 7.1 8.0 2.9
20,000–24,999 6.6 8.4 7.2 9.7 5.9 4.6
25,000–29,999 4.9 3.7 6.5 6.2 7.1 2.2
30,000–34,999 5.6 5.5 4.5 7.0 8.0 3.5
35,000–39,999 4.3 3.4 4.1 5.9 5.2 3.0
40,000–44,999 4.0 3.4 2.6 3.3 5.8 3.8
45,000–49,999 3.4 1.2 2.3 4.2 3.7 3.8
50,000–54,999 4.7 1.4 4.2 2.7 5.8 6.2
55,000–59,999 2.7 1.0 2.3 2.6 3.3 3.0
60,000–64,999 3.8 2.0 2.5 2.3 4.4 5.3
65,000–69,999 2.1 0.2 1.4 2.0 2.1 3.0
70,000–74,999 2.5 0.2 1.5 1.2 3.1 3.9
75,000–99,999 7.2 0 3.5 4.1 6.2 13.2
100,000–149,999 7.5 0.2 0.8 3.1 6.0 15.8
150,000–199,999 2.6 0 0 0.3 1.3 6.7
200,000 or more 2.8 0 0 0 0.3 8.1
Median family earnings (dollars) 31,000 11,000 15,900 21,140 32,000 65,000
Number (thousands) 14,512 1,535 1,687 2,729 3,737 4,824
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $11,057, $16,072, $23,357, and $37,605.
Family Earnings Income of Persons 65 or Older Table 4.B7 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by number of persons in family and quintile of per-capita family total money income, 2008
Family earnings (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 1.3 13.5 0 0.5 0.9 0.9
1–999 4.3 10.2 22.9 5.7 2.6 1.2
1,000–1,999 4.2 21.5 10.5 9.0 2.6 0.9
2,000–2,999 4.1 5.1 12.7 7.6 4.9 0.9
3,000–3,999 3.3 11.6 5.9 5.7 1.4 2.4
4,000–4,999 3.6 4.5 11.8 6.3 5.2 0.2
5,000–5,999 3.4 9.2 3.3 8.5 4.0 0.7
6,000–6,999 2.4 6.2 11.9 4.5 2.0 0
7,000–7,999 2.2 4.1 0.2 4.3 3.1 1.0
8,000–8,999 1.9 5.5 0 4.6 2.1 0.7
9,000–9,999 2.3 0 0 5.5 3.0 1.3
10,000–10,999 3.2 3.2 2.0 4.3 4.7 2.1
11,000–11,999 2.1 5.4 0.9 3.0 3.5 0.9
12,000–12,999 2.9 0 4.2 6.1 4.9 0.8
13,000–13,999 1.2 0 3.7 1.8 0.3 1.3
14,000–14,999 1.2 0 2.2 1.5 2.7 0.2
15,000–19,999 9.0 0 7.8 9.1 17.6 5.0
20,000–24,999 8.4 0 0 12.1 10.6 8.0
25,000–29,999 6.8 0 0 0 12.1 7.8
30,000–34,999 5.9 0 0 0 9.6 7.3
35,000–39,999 3.9 0 0 0 2.3 7.2
40,000–44,999 2.4 0 0 0 0 5.2
45,000–49,999 2.8 0 0 0 0 6.1
50,000–54,999 2.8 0 0 0 0 6.2
55,000–59,999 1.5 0 0 0 0 3.2
60,000–64,999 1.9 0 0 0 0 4.2
65,000–69,999 1.6 0 0 0 0 3.5
70,000–74,999 1.5 0 0 0 0 3.4
75,000–99,999 3.4 0 0 0 0 7.5
100,000–149,999 2.7 0 0 0 0 5.8
150,000–199,999 0.8 0 0 0 0 1.9
200,000 or more 1.0 0 0 0 0 2.3
Median family earnings (dollars) 18,000 2,889 3,500 7,200 15,000 39,000
Number (thousands) 2,116 93 157 333 570 964
Persons in 2-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.8 5.8 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.2
1–999 3.4 7.6 8.0 5.7 2.7 1.3
1,000–1,999 1.7 6.8 3.1 2.4 0.9 1.0
2,000–2,999 2.7 10.2 5.4 3.1 1.7 1.6
3,000–3,999 1.8 8.6 4.4 2.5 1.0 0.6
4,000–4,999 2.8 10.0 3.3 3.3 3.2 1.1
5,000–5,999 1.8 6.5 3.7 0.7 1.9 1.1
6,000–6,999 1.7 5.9 4.1 2.0 0.9 1.0
7,000–7,999 1.7 4.2 7.1 3.0 0.8 0.3
8,000–8,999 1.7 5.2 4.2 4.1 0.7 0.5
9,000–9,999 1.8 4.5 2.7 3.7 1.5 0.6
10,000–10,999 2.8 5.9 4.2 4.8 2.9 1.1
11,000–11,999 1.7 2.9 3.1 2.8 2.1 0.6
12,000–12,999 2.2 1.4 2.7 5.9 2.6 0.5
13,000–13,999 1.5 1.1 4.3 3.8 1.2 0.2
14,000–14,999 1.9 2.4 5.4 3.4 2.3 0.2
15,000–19,999 6.8 8.2 14.5 10.2 8.2 2.6
20,000–24,999 6.7 2.6 9.8 12.2 6.7 4.5
25,000–29,999 4.7 0 5.5 9.6 8.8 0.5
30,000–34,999 5.6 0 3.9 8.7 10.2 2.5
35,000–39,999 3.2 0 0 3.4 6.6 2.1
40,000–44,999 4.1 0 0 1.6 8.0 3.8
45,000–49,999 3.4 0 0 2.9 4.6 4.0
50,000–54,999 5.0 0 0 0 7.6 7.2
55,000–59,999 2.1 0 0 0 3.3 3.0
60,000–64,999 3.8 0 0 0 4.5 6.3
65,000–69,999 1.8 0 0 0 1.4 3.5
70,000–74,999 2.4 0 0 0 2.4 4.4
75,000–99,999 6.3 0 0 0 0.4 15.0
100,000–149,999 6.4 0 0 0 0 15.6
150,000–199,999 2.6 0 0 0 0 6.4
200,000 or more 2.8 0 0 0 0 6.8
Median family earnings (dollars) 29,000 5,000 10,000 14,000 28,900 65,099
Number (thousands) 7,679 445 694 1,266 2,127 3,148
Persons in families of 3 or more
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.1 0.5 0 0 0 0
1–999 0.9 3.7 0 0.5 0 0
1,000–1,999 1.2 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.2 0
2,000–2,999 0.8 2.1 0.3 1.0 0 0
3,000–3,999 1.3 2.6 2.2 1.6 0 0
4,000–4,999 1.3 3.9 1.3 0.7 0.6 0
5,000–5,999 1.1 2.7 1.3 0.6 0.5 0.1
6,000–6,999 0.6 1.7 0 0.7 0.2 0
7,000–7,999 1.2 3.2 1.6 0.4 0.6 0
8,000–8,999 0.9 2.3 1.1 0.3 0.6 0.1
9,000–9,999 0.5 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.3 0
10,000–10,999 1.6 3.6 2.2 0.9 0.1 1.2
11,000–11,999 0.5 0.8 0.7 1.0 0 0
12,000–12,999 1.8 3.8 3.9 1.2 0 0
13,000–13,999 1.3 2.5 1.7 1.8 0 0
14,000–14,999 1.0 2.2 2.9 0.3 0 0
15,000–19,999 5.6 14.0 7.0 3.1 2.3 1.3
20,000–24,999 5.5 11.7 6.4 6.1 1.9 0.4
25,000–29,999 4.3 5.7 8.5 4.3 0.9 2.2
30,000–34,999 5.5 8.5 5.9 7.0 2.6 2.9
35,000–39,999 6.2 5.2 8.3 10.5 3.9 1.5
40,000–44,999 4.7 5.3 5.2 6.3 4.4 1.6
45,000–49,999 3.7 1.8 4.6 6.9 3.9 0
50,000–54,999 5.0 2.1 8.6 6.6 5.4 2.0
55,000–59,999 4.2 1.6 4.7 6.2 5.3 2.6
60,000–64,999 4.6 3.1 5.0 5.5 6.5 2.2
65,000–69,999 2.8 0.3 2.9 4.8 4.7 0.1
70,000–74,999 3.0 0.3 2.9 2.9 6.3 2.4
75,000–99,999 10.3 0 7.1 10.0 21.3 12.8
100,000–149,999 11.5 0.4 1.7 7.5 21.6 30.2
150,000–199,999 3.4 0 0 0.6 4.7 14.7
200,000 or more 3.6 0 0 0 1.2 21.8
Median family earnings (dollars) 47,000 18,000 35,000 45,000 74,000 122,000
Number (thousands) 4,717 997 837 1,130 1,040 713
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $11,057, $16,072, $23,357, and $37,605.