Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2000

 
Poverty Status of Aged Persons Based on Family IncomeTable 8.1By Social Security beneficiary status, age, sex, marital status, race, and Hispanic origin
Age and sex Number
(thousands)
Percentage below
poverty line
Percentage below
125% of
poverty line
All persons
All persons
55–61 17,777 9.2 12.4
62–64 6,007 10.2 13.9
65 or older 32,979 10.2 16.9
Men
55–61 8,481 7.7 10.6
62–64 2,771 8.4 12.5
65 or older 14,179 7.5 12.4
Women
55–61 9,296 10.5 14.0
62–64 3,236 11.7 15.2
65 or older 18,799 12.2 20.4
By beneficiary status
Beneficiary a
All persons
55–61 1,596 18.7 26.9
62–64 3,048 9.9 14.5
65 or older 29,616 8.5 15.4
Men
55–61 692 14.8 21.6
62–64 1,305 8.8 13.7
65 or older 12,689 5.9 10.8
Women
55–61 904 21.7 31.0
62–64 1,743 10.7 15.1
65 or older 16,927 10.5 18.8
Nonbeneficiary
All persons
55–61 16,181 8.2 10.9
62–64 2,959 10.4 13.3
65 or older 3,362 24.6 30.6
Men
55–61 7,789 7.1 9.6
62–64 1,466 8.0 11.4
65 or older 1,490 21.3 25.8
Women
55–61 8,392 9.3 12.2
62–64 1,493 12.8 15.3
65 or older 1,872 27.3 34.4
By marital status
Married
All persons
55–61 12,250 5.0 7.2
62–64 4,127 5.6 8.3
65 or older 18,049 4.5 7.9
Men
55–61 6,333 5.0 7.0
62–64 2,140 5.9 8.7
65 or older 10,246 4.5 7.9
Women
55–61 5,917 5.1 7.4
62–64 1,987 5.4 7.8
65 or older 7,802 4.4 7.9
Nonmarried b
All persons
55–61 5,527 18.4 23.9
62–64 1,880 20.1 26.3
65 or older 14,930 17.1 27.8
Men
55–61 2,148 15.7 21.0
62–64 631 17.0 25.0
65 or older 3,933 15.2 24.1
Women
55–61 3,378 20.0 25.7
62–64 1,249 21.7 26.9
65 or older 10,997 17.8 29.2
Widowed
All persons
55–61 1,118 22.1 29.1
62–64 617 22.4 27.3
65 or older 10,600 15.8 27.3
Men
55–61 237 19.6 26.8
62–64 81 20.1 24.3
65 or older 2,072 13.3 22.4
Women
55–61 880 22.8 29.7
62–64 536 22.7 27.8
65 or older 8,528 16.5 28.5
Never married
All persons
55–61 1,119 19.7 24.2
62–64 238 20.6 29.1
65 or older 1,302 25.6 34.3
Men
55–61 571 20.1 25.2
62–64 133 10.3 20.5
65 or older 600 28.6 34.6
Women
55–61 548 19.3 23.2
62–64 105 33.7 40.0
65 or older 702 23.1 34.0
Divorced
All persons
55–61 2,728 16.2 21.3
62–64 842 16.5 22.5
65 or older 2,325 16.7 24.9
Men
55–61 1,074 13.6 18.9
62–64 343 17.5 25.3
65 or older 930 11.3 21.5
Women
55–61 1,654 17.9 22.8
62–64 498 15.8 20.5
65 or older 1,395 20.3 27.1
By race
White
All persons
55–61 15,191 7.9 10.9
62–64 5,217 9.3 12.8
65 or older 29,123 8.9 15.4
Men
55–61 7,322 7.0 9.7
62–64 2,432 8.0 11.7
65 or older 12,562 6.5 11.0
Women
55–61 7,869 8.7 12.0
62–64 2,785 10.5 13.8
65 or older 16,560 10.8 18.8
Black
All persons
55–61 1,863 18.9 23.6
62–64 537 18.2 25.1
65 or older 2,789 22.3 31.4
Men
55–61 804 13.4 17.2
62–64 228 11.7 20.9
65 or older 1,110 17.1 25.9
Women
55–61 1,058 23.1 28.6
62–64 309 22.9 28.2
65 or older 1,680 25.8 35.0
Hispanic origin c
All persons
55–61 1,393 14.4 20.9
62–64 490 24.0 27.9
65 or older 1,882 18.8 30.4
Men
55–61 677 11.5 17.3
62–64 222 20.1 25.1
65 or older 777 17.6 27.1
Women
55–61 716 17.2 24.4
62–64 268 27.2 30.1
65 or older 1,104 19.6 32.7
NOTE: The family money income of aged persons is compared with the official poverty lines of families in 2000.
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 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 IncomeTable 8.2By Social Security beneficiary status, age, sex, marital status, race, and Hispanic origin
Age and sex Number
(thousands)
Percentage below
poverty line
Percentage below
125% of
poverty line
All persons
All persons
65–69 9,382 8.3 12.6
70–74 8,496 9.6 15.9
75–79 7,290 10.8 18.0
80–84 4,518 11.6 19.5
85 or older 3,292 13.7 26.1
Men
65–69 4,449 6.7 10.2
70–74 3,738 7.4 12.5
75–79 3,000 7.1 12.1
80–84 1,852 8.3 14.9
85 or older 1,140 10.6 17.7
Women
65–69 4,933 9.8 14.8
70–74 4,758 11.3 18.6
75–79 4,290 13.4 22.1
80–84 2,666 13.9 22.7
85 or older 2,152 15.4 30.5
By beneficiary status
Beneficiary a
All persons
65–69 8,031 6.6 10.8
70–74 7,674 7.9 14.1
75–79 6,644 8.6 16.0
80–84 4,215 10.0 18.1
85 or older 3,051 13.0 25.7
Men
65–69 3,811 5.2 8.5
70–74 3,408 6.1 11.3
75–79 2,709 4.9 9.9
80–84 1,696 6.1 12.9
85 or older 1,066 9.6 17.1
Women
65–69 4,221 7.9 12.9
70–74 4,266 9.4 16.4
75–79 3,936 11.2 20.1
80–84 2,519 12.6 21.6
85 or older 1,985 14.9 30.3
Nonbeneficiary
All persons
65–69 1,351 18.4 23.4
70–74 822 25.0 32.9
75–79 646 33.6 38.8
80–84 303 34.3 39.1
85 or older 241 22.5 30.5
Men
65–69 639 15.7 20.3
70–74 330 20.8 25.7
75–79 292 27.4 32.5
80–84 156 31.6 36.1
85 or older 74 b b
Women
65–69 712 20.8 26.1
70–74 492 27.8 37.8
75–79 354 38.7 44.1
80–84 147 37.2 42.3
85 or older 167 21.1 32.5
By marital status
Married
All persons
65–69 6,418 4.2 6.7
70–74 5,135 4.2 7.9
75–79 3,791 4.8 8.8
80–84 1,879 5.1 9.2
85 or older 825 5.0 10.6
Men
65–69 3,521 4.4 6.8
70–74 2,773 4.2 7.7
75–79 2,181 5.1 9.1
80–84 1,202 4.7 8.4
85 or older 569 4.9 10.7
Women
65–69 2,897 4.0 6.5
70–74 2,362 4.3 8.2
75–79 1,610 4.3 8.4
80–84 677 5.8 10.7
85 or older 256 5.2 10.5
Nonmarried c
All persons
65–69 2,964 17.2 25.5
70–74 3,361 17.7 28.1
75–79 3,499 17.4 27.9
80–84 2,639 16.3 26.8
85 or older 2,467 16.7 31.2
Men
65–69 928 15.7 23.0
70–74 965 16.6 26.5
75–79 819 12.5 19.9
80–84 650 14.9 26.8
85 or older 571 16.4 24.7
Women
65–69 2,036 17.9 26.7
70–74 2,396 18.1 28.8
75–79 2,680 18.9 30.3
80–84 1,989 16.7 26.8
85 or older 1,896 16.8 33.2
Widowed
All persons
65–69 1,545 16.0 25.2
70–74 2,111 15.3 26.5
75–79 2,601 16.5 27.6
80–84 2,156 15.4 26.1
85 or older 2,187 16.0 30.6
Men
65–69 311 9.8 19.1
70–74 395 14.3 26.0
75–79 458 13.1 18.8
80–84 447 12.1 24.8
85 or older 460 16.1 23.0
Women
65–69 1,233 17.6 26.7
70–74 1,716 15.5 26.6
75–79 2,143 17.2 29.5
80–84 1,708 16.3 26.5
85 or older 1,726 16.0 32.6
Never married
All persons
65–69 338 21.9 30.0
70–74 345 27.8 36.0
75–79 307 25.0 33.7
80–84 195 27.4 36.4
85 or older 117 28.5 39.7
Men
65–69 165 23.9 28.7
70–74 186 30.7 38.1
75–79 130 21.2 28.1
80–84 83 39.8 44.0
85 or older 36 b b
Women
65–69 174 20.0 31.3
70–74 159 24.4 33.5
75–79 177 27.8 37.7
80–84 111 18.1 30.7
85 or older 81 23.4 37.3
Divorced
All persons
65–69 866 16.4 23.3
70–74 702 17.3 25.4
75–79 465 15.4 22.8
80–84 191 14.0 26.0
85 or older 101 27.8 42.1
Men
65–69 354 15.2 22.8
70–74 280 10.0 18.3
75–79 186 5.8 15.3
80–84 70 b b
85 or older 40 b b
Women
65–69 512 17.2 23.6
70–74 422 22.1 30.1
75–79 278 21.8 27.8
80–84 121 15.8 22.0
85 or older 61 b b
By race
White
All persons
65–69 8,127 7.2 11.2
70–74 7,478 8.1 14.3
75–79 6,466 9.8 16.6
80–84 4,085 10.3 17.7
85 or older 2,966 12.1 24.1
Men
65–69 3,883 5.9 9.1
70–74 3,354 6.8 11.7
75–79 2,643 6.2 10.9
80–84 1,659 6.7 12.1
85 or older 1,024 8.0 14.0
Women
65–69 4,245 8.3 13.1
70–74 4,124 9.2 16.5
75–79 3,823 12.3 20.5
80–84 2,426 12.8 21.5
85 or older 1,943 14.2 29.4
Black
All persons
65–69 888 16.8 24.0
70–74 741 22.6 29.4
75–79 571 22.4 33.3
80–84 336 27.8 39.4
85 or older 253 33.8 48.2
Men
65–69 393 13.5 20.2
70–74 258 13.0 19.4
75–79 224 16.8 25.6
80–84 152 22.6 37.3
85 or older 83 37.1 52.5
Women
65–69 495 19.5 26.9
70–74 483 27.6 34.8
75–79 347 25.9 38.3
80–84 184 32.1 41.1
85 or older 170 32.1 46.2
Hispanic origin d
All persons
65–69 669 18.9 27.6
70–74 484 19.0 29.3
75–79 376 17.6 29.8
80–84 197 22.2 39.2
85 or older 156 15.9 35.4
Men
65–69 287 21.3 27.9
70–74 213 18.6 26.6
75–79 141 12.0 20.9
80–84 79 20.0 38.0
85 or older 57 b b
Women
65–69 382 17.1 27.5
70–74 271 19.3 31.5
75–79 234 21.1 35.2
80–84 119 23.6 40.0
85 or older 98 21.4 41.2
NOTE: The family money income of aged persons is compared with the official poverty lines of families in 2000.
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. Fewer than 75,000 weight cases.
c. Includes persons who are separated or married but living apart from their spouse.
d. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Poverty Status of Persons 65 or Older Based on Family IncomeTable 8.3Social Security beneficiaries, based on family income with and without Social Security benefits, by age, sex, marital status, race, and Hispanic origin
Age and sex Number
(thousands)
Percentage below
poverty line
Percentage
below poverty
line without
Social Security
Difference
All persons
All persons 29,616 8.5 48.1 39.5
65–69 8,031 6.6 36.9 30.3
70–74 7,674 7.9 44.8 36.9
75–79 6,644 8.6 54.0 45.4
80–84 4,215 10.0 56.0 46.0
85 or older 3,051 13.0 62.1 49.1
Men 12,689 5.9 42.3 36.4
65–69 3,811 5.2 31.9 26.7
70–74 3,408 6.1 40.4 34.3
75–79 2,709 4.9 47.6 42.7
80–84 1,696 6.1 50.4 44.2
85 or older 1,066 9.6 58.7 49.2
Women 16,927 10.5 52.5 41.9
65–69 4,221 7.9 41.4 33.5
70–74 4,266 9.4 48.3 38.9
75–79 3,936 11.2 58.4 47.2
80–84 2,519 12.6 59.8 47.2
85 or older 1,985 14.9 64.0 49.1
By marital status
Married
All persons 16,238 2.8 41.4 38.6
65–69 5,547 3.1 32.1 29.0
70–74 4,671 2.2 39.1 36.9
75–79 3,456 2.3 49.0 46.7
80–84 1,776 3.6 53.5 49.8
85 or older 788 3.9 60.0 56.1
Men 9,215 2.9 39.4 36.5
65–69 3,021 3.4 29.1 25.7
70–74 2,560 2.5 35.6 33.1
75–79 1,971 2.5 47.4 44.9
80–84 1,123 2.9 51.9 48.9
85 or older 541 3.8 60.7 56.9
Women 7,022 2.6 43.9 41.3
65–69 2,525 2.8 35.6 32.9
70–74 2,111 1.9 43.3 41.4
75–79 1,485 2.1 51.1 49.0
80–84 653 4.9 56.2 51.4
85 or older 247 4.2 58.5 54.3
Nonmarried a
All persons 13,378 15.6 56.2 40.7
65–69 2,485 14.5 47.6 33.1
70–74 3,004 16.8 53.7 37.0
75–79 3,189 15.5 59.4 43.9
80–84 2,439 14.6 57.8 43.2
85 or older 2,262 16.2 62.9 46.6
Men 3,473 13.8 49.8 36.0
65–69 789 12.4 42.7 30.4
70–74 848 16.9 55.0 38.1
75–79 738 11.5 48.3 36.8
80–84 573 12.5 47.5 35.0
85 or older 524 15.5 56.7 41.2
Women 9,905 16.2 58.5 42.3
65–69 1,695 15.5 49.9 34.4
70–74 2,155 16.7 53.2 36.5
75–79 2,451 16.7 62.8 46.1
80–84 1,866 15.3 61.0 45.7
85 or older 1,738 16.4 64.7 48.3
Widowed
All persons 9,675 14.4 57.5 43.0
65–69 1,308 12.9 51.0 38.2
70–74 1,921 14.1 52.3 38.1
75–79 2,393 14.9 60.8 45.9
80–84 2,031 14.0 58.2 44.1
85 or older 2,021 15.6 61.9 46.3
Men 1,905 12.3 47.4 35.1
65–69 269 7.4 39.6 32.1
70–74 366 14.7 49.3 34.6
75–79 423 12.3 46.0 33.7
80–84 414 10.3 46.3 36.0
85 or older 433 15.1 52.9 37.8
Women 7,770 15.0 59.9 45.0
65–69 1,039 14.3 54.0 39.7
70–74 1,555 14.0 53.0 39.0
75–79 1,970 15.5 64.0 48.5
80–84 1,617 15.0 61.2 46.2
85 or older 1,588 15.7 64.3 48.6
Never married
All persons 1,057 22.5 56.2 33.7
65–69 267 16.5 44.6 28.1
70–74 281 25.8 53.5 27.6
75–79 269 20.0 59.6 39.6
80–84 141 24.5 65.5 41.0
85 or older 99 32.7 72.6 39.8
Men 496 25.9 59.0 33.2
65–69 137 16.4 44.8 28.4
70–74 161 29.7 61.7 32.0
75–79 119 19.4 59.9 40.5
80–84 52 b b b
85 or older 27 b b b
Women 561 19.5 53.7 34.2
65–69 130 16.6 44.4 27.8
70–74 120 20.7 42.4 21.7
75–79 149 20.5 59.4 38.9
80–84 89 14.6 63.8 49.2
85 or older 72 b b b
Divorced
All persons 2,060 15.0 50.0 35.1
65–69 740 14.8 43.9 29.1
70–74 638 16.8 56.3 39.5
75–79 420 12.6 47.5 34.9
80–84 177 11.0 47.5 36.5
85 or older 85 23.0 74.7 51.6
Men 824 9.7 50.0 40.3
65–69 305 13.1 46.2 33.1
70–74 254 9.9 59.8 49.9
75–79 169 4.4 42.3 37.9
80–84 63 b b b
85 or older 33 b b b
Women 1,236 18.5 50.1 31.6
65–69 435 16.0 42.3 26.2
70–74 384 21.3 53.9 32.6
75–79 251 18.0 51.0 32.9
80–84 114 12.8 51.9 39.2
85 or older 53 b b b
By race
White
All persons 26,447 7.4 47.2 39.8
65–69 7,045 5.7 35.6 29.9
70–74 6,831 6.6 43.8 37.3
75–79 5,971 7.7 53.4 45.7
80–84 3,830 8.5 55.1 46.5
85 or older 2,770 11.3 60.7 49.5
Men 11,369 4.9 41.2 36.3
65–69 3,361 4.4 31.0 26.6
70–74 3,086 5.4 39.3 33.9
75–79 2,434 4.2 47.2 43.0
80–84 1,531 4.5 48.2 43.7
85 or older 957 7.3 56.7 49.4
Women 15,077 9.2 51.7 42.5
65–69 3,684 6.9 39.7 32.9
70–74 3,744 7.5 47.6 40.1
75–79 3,538 10.1 57.7 47.6
80–84 2,298 11.2 59.6 48.4
85 or older 1,813 13.4 62.8 49.5
Black
All persons 2,419 21.0 59.6 38.6
65–69 727 13.7 47.2 33.5
70–74 653 20.6 57.5 36.9
75–79 499 20.6 65.8 45.2
80–84 310 28.5 70.0 41.5
85 or older 230 35.5 77.1 41.6
Men 948 16.2 55.5 39.2
65–69 316 12.1 40.0 27.9
70–74 227 12.9 56.3 43.5
75–79 191 13.7 58.3 44.6
80–84 134 23.4 72.3 48.9
85 or older 81 35.8 78.7 42.8
Women 1,471 24.0 62.3 38.2
65–69 411 15.0 52.8 37.8
70–74 427 24.7 58.2 33.4
75–79 309 24.8 70.4 45.6
80–84 176 32.5 68.3 35.8
85 or older 149 35.3 76.2 41.0
Hispanic origin c
All persons 1,473 15.6 55.3 39.7
65–69 481 14.8 47.8 33.1
70–74 383 15.6 54.5 38.9
75–79 322 17.2 59.6 42.3
80–84 166 17.0 67.6 50.6
85 or older 121 12.9 59.2 46.4
Men 629 14.1 53.2 39.1
65–69 212 15.1 43.0 27.9
70–74 179 17.9 55.8 37.9
75–79 124 11.1 54.5 43.4
80–84 69 b b b
85 or older 45 b b b
Women 844 16.7 56.9 40.1
65–69 269 14.5 51.7 37.2
70–74 204 13.5 53.3 39.8
75–79 198 21.1 62.8 41.7
80–84 97 19.2 64.1 44.9
85 or older 76 18.7 59.7 41.0
NOTE: The family money income of aged persons is compared with the official poverty lines of families in 2000.
a. Includes persons who are separated or married but living apart from their spouse.
b. Fewer than 75,000 weight cases.
c. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.