Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2004
(Expanded Edition)

 

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 2005. 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 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

Table 4.A1 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by age, 2004
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 0.5 0.5 1.6 1.4 1.8 1.7 2.1
1–999 1.0 1.8 5.5 3.4 5.5 10.7 8.3
1,000–1,999 0.6 0.5 2.6 1.5 2.9 4.7 3.9
2,000–2,999 0.6 1.1 2.7 2.1 3.6 3.4 2.5
3,000–3,999 0.5 1.8 3.4 2.7 4.3 2.9 5.1
4,000–4,999 0.7 0.9 2.8 1.9 3.6 3.2 4.9
5,000–5,999 0.8 1.7 3.1 2.4 4.1 2.8 4.7
6,000–6,999 0.7 1.0 2.4 1.8 1.9 4.8 3.4
7,000–7,999 0.6 0.9 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.8 4.5
8,000–8,999 0.8 1.2 2.5 1.5 3.5 4.1 2.4
9,000–9,999 0.8 1.3 1.7 1.3 2.0 2.4 2.0
10,000–10,999 1.4 1.7 4.0 3.7 4.0 4.2 5.0
11,000–11,999 0.8 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.5 2.1 1.1
12,000–12,999 1.5 2.4 3.4 3.1 3.6 3.4 4.1
13,000–13,999 0.6 1.2 1.3 0.6 1.6 2.1 2.5
14,000–14,999 0.7 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.4 0.6 1.2
15,000–19,999 5.6 6.3 7.6 8.1 7.2 7.3 6.0
20,000–24,999 6.9 7.4 7.6 8.8 7.5 5.3 5.4
25,000–29,999 6.0 6.6 4.7 5.1 4.2 4.4 4.7
30,000–34,999 6.4 5.2 5.5 6.0 5.5 5.1 3.9
35,000–39,999 5.0 5.3 4.0 4.8 2.9 3.0 4.0
40,000–44,999 5.6 5.7 4.0 5.1 3.6 2.4 1.9
45,000–49,999 4.5 4.5 2.9 3.8 2.5 1.8 1.1
50,000–54,999 4.5 4.6 2.9 3.9 2.2 1.7 1.3
55,000–59,999 3.5 3.6 1.8 2.2 1.4 1.7 1.2
60,000–64,999 4.4 3.7 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.5 1.5
65,000–69,999 3.2 2.5 1.2 1.7 0.7 0.8 1.2
70,000–74,999 3.2 2.5 2.1 2.0 3.1 1.2 1.6
75,000–99,999 11.3 9.3 5.3 6.4 4.2 3.5 6.0
100,000–149,999 10.8 6.5 3.7 4.2 3.5 3.7 1.3
150,000–199,999 3.3 3.1 1.2 1.7 0.7 0.8 0.1
200,000 or more 3.2 2.9 1.9 2.3 1.8 0.9 0.8
Median earnings (dollars) 46,560 37,900 20,000 25,000 16,000 12,000 12,000
Number (thousands) 12,822 3,220 6,324 3,144 1,695 953 532
 
Table 4.A2 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and age, 2004
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 0.5 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.5 1.1 0.4 1.8 1.2 2.3
1–999 0.7 1.0 4.6 3.1 4.7 8.5 7.1 1.6 3.3 7.1 4.0 6.8 13.7 9.7
1,000–1,999 0.5 0.1 2.3 1.2 2.3 5.4 4.1 0.8 1.3 3.2 2.3 4.0 3.7 3.7
2,000–2,999 0.4 0.7 2.3 1.5 3.6 2.8 2.6 0.9 1.7 3.4 3.3 3.6 4.2 2.4
3,000–3,999 0.3 1.5 3.2 2.6 3.9 2.6 5.8 0.8 2.4 3.7 3.0 5.0 3.2 4.2
4,000–4,999 0.2 0.7 2.4 1.3 3.1 3.6 5.2 1.4 1.3 3.6 3.2 4.4 2.7 4.6
5,000–5,999 0.4 1.3 3.0 2.1 4.6 2.1 4.8 1.5 2.4 3.4 3.1 3.2 3.8 4.7
6,000–6,999 0.3 0.1 2.3 1.4 1.9 6.0 3.2 1.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 1.9 3.3 3.6
7,000–7,999 0.2 0.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.2 5.1 1.3 1.1 2.5 2.6 1.9 2.5 3.7
8,000–8,999 0.8 0.6 1.9 1.2 2.2 4.2 0.8 0.9 2.3 3.5 2.0 5.6 4.0 4.2
9,000–9,999 0.3 0.9 1.4 1.0 1.5 2.7 1.0 1.5 2.1 2.3 1.9 2.7 2.0 3.2
10,000–10,999 0.7 1.2 2.9 2.4 3.4 3.1 4.8 2.6 2.7 5.8 6.5 4.9 5.8 5.2
11,000–11,999 0.5 0.5 1.2 1.2 0.7 2.8 0.2 1.2 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.8 1.0 2.3
12,000–12,999 0.7 1.5 3.1 2.5 3.9 3.5 3.9 2.8 4.1 3.8 4.4 3.0 3.2 4.5
13,000–13,999 0.4 0.7 1.2 0.5 1.7 2.0 2.7 0.8 2.1 1.4 0.8 1.6 2.3 2.3
14,000–14,999 0.6 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.2 1.0 1.7 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.6 2.5
15,000–19,999 3.1 5.2 6.6 6.4 6.8 7.8 5.1 9.5 8.5 9.2 11.6 7.9 6.6 7.0
20,000–24,999 4.1 5.8 7.1 7.9 7.8 5.1 2.9 11.4 10.4 8.5 10.5 6.9 5.7 8.3
25,000–29,999 3.8 4.9 4.5 5.3 3.5 3.1 6.0 9.5 9.8 5.0 4.6 5.4 6.3 3.2
30,000–34,999 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.7 4.5 4.9 3.8 8.9 5.2 6.2 6.5 7.1 5.3 4.1
35,000–39,999 3.8 5.0 4.4 5.3 3.2 2.8 5.4 7.0 5.9 3.2 3.8 2.5 3.1 2.3
40,000–44,999 5.0 6.2 4.2 5.4 3.5 2.6 1.9 6.4 4.5 3.6 4.5 3.8 2.1 2.0
45,000–49,999 4.4 4.8 3.8 4.4 3.8 2.7 1.8 4.8 3.9 1.4 2.5 0.5 0.7 0.4
50,000–54,999 4.9 4.9 3.1 3.6 3.2 2.5 0.1 3.9 4.1 2.6 4.5 0.6 0.6 2.6
55,000–59,999 4.3 4.0 2.2 2.3 1.7 2.6 2.3 2.3 2.8 1.1 1.9 0.7 0.5 0
60,000–64,999 4.9 5.0 2.1 2.3 1.8 1.3 2.8 3.4 1.3 1.4 1.0 2.2 1.8 0
65,000–69,999 3.9 2.8 1.6 2.0 1.1 0.8 2.2 2.0 1.9 0.5 0.9 0 0.9 0
70,000–74,999 4.3 3.3 2.4 2.5 3.6 0.8 0.7 1.4 1.0 1.6 0.9 2.3 1.8 2.6
75,000–99,999 15.4 12.4 6.9 8.5 4.9 4.3 8.1 4.6 3.4 2.4 1.8 3.1 2.3 3.6
100,000–149,999 16.0 8.8 5.1 6.2 4.6 3.5 2.0 2.4 2.1 1.2 0.1 1.5 4.0 0.6
150,000–199,999 4.9 4.4 1.5 2.1 1.1 1.1 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.0 0.1 0.3 0
200,000 or more 4.6 4.0 2.5 3.2 2.2 1.2 1.3 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.2
Median earnings (dollars) 63,000 49,000 24,576 32,000 20,000 12,142 12,480 28,600 23,920 14,000 18,000 12,000 10,400 10,000
Number (thousands) 7,957 2,116 4,031 2,120 1,068 555 288 4,865 1,104 2,292 1,023 627 398 244
 
Table 4.A3 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and age, 2004
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 0.9 0.6 1.6 0.4 0.5 1.8 3.0 0.9 1.3 0.4 0.4 1.5 0.4 0.5 2.3 0.4 0.3 0.4
1–999 2.9 4.5 6.3 1.9 2.4 5.2 7.8 10.1 8.5 0.9 0.4 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.8 1.4 0.8 1.8
1,000–1,999 2.0 1.1 3.0 1.6 0.4 2.6 4.3 3.0 3.7 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.4 0 0.2 0.7 0.6 1.1
2,000–2,999 1.2 2.9 3.2 1.0 2.0 2.7 2.3 5.3 4.2 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0 0 0.8 0.4 0.6
3,000–3,999 1.8 2.5 3.8 1.2 3.0 3.5 4.4 1.2 4.2 0.4 1.4 1.3 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.7 2.9 1.8
4,000–4,999 1.1 1.8 3.0 0.3 0.8 2.5 5.4 4.1 4.0 0.6 0.4 1.9 0.2 0.5 1.7 1.3 0.3 2.1
5,000–5,999 2.2 3.8 3.4 1.3 3.3 3.2 6.8 5.0 3.8 0.7 0.6 1.6 0.3 0.1 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.8
6,000–6,999 1.8 1.1 2.8 1.2 0.3 2.6 4.3 3.3 3.1 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.5 1.3 2.3 0.9
7,000–7,999 0.6 1.8 2.5 0.5 1.6 2.2 1.1 2.0 3.0 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.6 1.3 0.7 0.9
8,000–8,999 2.8 2.3 2.8 1.8 1.5 2.0 7.7 4.3 4.3 0.7 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.1 1.1 0.7 1.5 0.9
9,000–9,999 2.3 3.4 1.9 1.7 2.3 1.4 5.1 6.1 2.9 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.1 1.3 1.4 0.7 0
10,000–10,999 2.8 2.8 4.2 1.7 1.9 3.2 8.2 5.2 6.1 1.3 1.2 2.9 0.6 0.8 1.5 2.4 1.8 4.5
11,000–11,999 2.3 1.7 1.6 1.8 0.7 1.3 4.5 4.5 2.0 0.6 0.9 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.8 1.1 1.6 2.5
12,000–12,999 3.7 4.2 3.7 2.9 2.5 3.4 8.0 8.7 4.2 1.3 1.5 2.0 0.5 0.9 1.8 2.6 2.4 2.3
13,000–13,999 0.9 2.0 1.4 1.1 1.3 1.3 0 3.8 1.6 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.8 1.5 0.8
14,000–14,999 1.5 2.2 1.2 1.8 1.9 1.1 0 2.9 1.4 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.2 1.0 1.3 0.8
15,000–19,999 8.4 8.3 7.8 8.2 7.9 7.1 8.9 9.4 9.3 5.4 5.4 6.3 2.6 3.7 3.9 9.6 8.2 9.2
20,000–24,999 9.7 8.0 7.3 10.4 8.4 7.4 6.6 6.9 7.1 6.7 7.1 9.1 3.5 4.3 5.6 11.5 11.6 13.4
25,000–29,999 6.6 6.7 4.6 7.1 8.0 4.8 4.3 3.4 4.3 5.9 6.5 5.0 3.5 3.1 3.1 9.7 12.2 7.5
30,000–34,999 9.1 5.0 5.0 10.9 6.3 4.5 0.2 1.5 5.7 6.2 5.3 8.2 4.3 4.5 8.4 9.1 6.6 8.0
35,000–39,999 5.3 4.5 3.5 5.6 5.5 4.0 3.9 1.8 2.6 5.0 5.8 6.0 3.7 4.7 6.5 7.1 7.4 5.3
40,000–44,999 3.7 3.6 3.5 4.3 4.8 3.9 0.9 0.7 2.6 5.7 6.7 6.7 5.1 7.1 6.0 6.6 5.9 7.6
45,000–49,999 3.5 3.5 2.9 4.3 4.3 3.8 0 1.6 1.2 4.6 4.9 3.1 4.4 5.1 3.7 4.9 4.7 2.3
50,000–54,999 3.8 2.5 2.6 4.6 3.5 2.9 0 0 2.0 4.6 5.6 4.4 4.9 5.6 4.3 4.1 5.5 4.6
55,000–59,999 3.6 1.7 1.5 4.4 2.4 2.0 0 0 0.5 3.5 4.5 3.3 4.3 4.9 3.1 2.4 3.9 3.7
60,000–64,999 2.1 2.6 1.7 2.5 3.4 1.9 0 0.5 1.3 4.5 4.3 2.3 5.1 5.9 2.8 3.5 1.6 1.7
65,000–69,999 2.5 1.7 1.2 3.0 2.1 1.6 0 0.5 0.2 3.3 2.9 1.6 4.0 3.2 1.5 2.0 2.4 1.7
70,000–74,999 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.3 2.5 2.0 0 0 1.4 3.3 2.8 3.7 4.6 3.7 4.7 1.4 1.4 2.5
75,000–99,999 4.3 6.4 4.5 5.2 7.9 6.1 0 2.8 1.5 11.8 10.7 9.3 16.4 15.0 12.1 4.8 3.6 5.8
100,000–149,999 2.4 2.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 4.0 1.0 0.6 1.1 11.5 8.7 6.9 17.3 12.3 11.3 2.5 2.6 1.4
150,000–199,999 1.4 0.6 0.9 1.7 0.8 1.2 0 0 0.3 3.5 4.3 2.4 5.3 6.4 3.4 0.7 0.9 1.1
200,000 or more 0.8 2.1 1.7 0.8 2.9 2.3 1.1 0 0.6 3.4 3.3 2.6 5.0 4.7 4.1 0.9 0.9 0.8
Median earnings (dollars) 25,000 20,500 16,193 30,000 28,966 21,000 9,600 10,550 11,000 48,500 46,000 35,000 67,300 60,000 45,000 30,000 27,000 26,000
Number (thousands) 871 1,064 5,245 723 767 3,433 148 298 1,812 11,950 2,156 1,078 7,233 1,349 598 4,717 806 480
 
Table 4.A4 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by race, Hispanic origin, and marital status, 2004
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 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.8 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.6 0 0.5 0.3 a 0 0 0
1–999 5.8 4.8 7.8 3.2 2.4 3.9 3.1 3.5 a 3.5 3.5 3.5
1,000–1,999 2.5 2.4 2.8 3.4 2.0 4.6 1.1 0 a 0.5 0.7 0
2,000–2,999 2.8 2.5 3.5 2.8 1.6 3.8 0.5 0.8 a 1.9 1.7 2.3
3,000–3,999 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.1 1.0 5.0 3.1 2.4 a 3.8 4.1 3.3
4,000–4,999 3.1 2.6 4.0 1.1 0.5 1.6 1.6 2.1 a 2.6 3.2 1.8
5,000–5,999 3.2 3.1 3.5 1.5 1.2 1.7 3.2 1.8 a 1.4 0.4 3.0
6,000–6,999 2.3 2.3 2.3 3.0 2.1 3.7 3.3 1.8 a 1.3 2.1 0
7,000–7,999 2.0 1.9 2.2 4.1 3.5 4.6 1.2 0.5 a 2.7 1.5 4.6
8,000–8,999 2.5 1.8 3.9 2.3 3.2 1.5 1.9 1.1 a 1.3 1.7 0.8
9,000–9,999 1.7 1.4 2.2 1.7 0.7 2.7 2.1 0.7 a 1.6 2.7 0
10,000–10,999 3.8 2.9 5.4 5.4 3.0 7.7 4.7 1.4 a 5.7 5.3 6.4
11,000–11,999 1.4 1.2 1.6 2.9 0.4 5.1 2.7 1.8 a 1.7 2.0 1.3
12,000–12,999 3.3 3.2 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.8 6.0 0.3 a 6.6 3.4 11.6
13,000–13,999 1.2 1.1 1.6 1.7 2.9 0.5 0.9 1.0 a 0.9 0.8 1.1
14,000–14,999 0.9 0.7 1.2 2.2 3.1 1.3 3.4 4.3 a 2.4 1.9 3.3
15,000–19,999 7.5 6.5 9.5 8.5 7.7 9.3 4.9 5.2 a 15.3 15.3 15.4
20,000–24,999 7.6 7.1 8.4 10.0 9.4 10.6 2.1 3.1 a 11.2 9.3 14.2
25,000–29,999 4.8 4.7 5.0 4.8 4.0 5.5 3.2 3.0 a 3.5 5.1 0.8
30,000–34,999 5.3 4.9 6.2 7.3 7.9 6.8 3.8 5.2 a 6.8 4.8 10.2
35,000–39,999 3.9 4.2 3.3 3.7 4.5 2.9 7.3 10.6 a 4.4 3.8 5.4
40,000–44,999 3.7 4.0 3.3 5.8 7.1 4.6 6.3 7.1 a 4.0 5.3 1.8
45,000–49,999 3.0 3.9 1.5 1.6 2.9 0.3 3.9 2.9 a 2.8 3.9 1.0
50,000–54,999 3.0 3.2 2.6 2.4 3.1 1.8 2.5 2.2 a 4.0 4.2 3.6
55,000–59,999 1.6 2.0 1.0 2.8 3.8 1.9 4.6 5.7 a 2.0 3.1 0.1
60,000–64,999 1.7 1.9 1.4 3.1 4.6 1.7 2.0 2.6 a 0.9 1.5 0
65,000–69,999 1.2 1.6 0.6 1.4 2.5 0.4 1.2 1.8 a 0 0 0
70,000–74,999 2.3 2.5 1.9 0.8 1.5 0 1.2 1.5 a 2.2 1.9 2.6
75,000–99,999 5.6 7.2 2.6 2.7 4.4 1.2 3.1 4.6 a 2.9 3.4 2.0
100,000–149,999 3.7 4.9 1.4 2.3 4.7 0 8.2 12.0 a 0.7 1.1 0
150,000–199,999 1.2 1.5 0.5 0.2 0 0.4 4.0 5.0 a 0.8 1.3 0
200,000 or more 2.0 2.6 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.8 2.5 3.7 a 0.6 1.0 0
Median earnings (dollars) 20,000 24,000 14,500 19,000 28,000 13,000 30,000 38,000 a 18,000 18,000 16,000
Number (thousands) 5,513 3,604 1,908 538 258 279 181 122 60 361 223 138
a. Fewer than 75,000 weighted cases.
Table 4.A5 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and quintile of total money income, 2004
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 17.1 3.2 1.3 1.0 0.8 14.9 3.4 1.2 1.2 0.4 11.0 2.9 0.9 0.6 0.6
1–999 25.1 12.4 9.3 5.0 2.6 18.0 9.3 5.2 3.1 1.9 28.2 15.8 12.7 7.4 3.9
1,000–1,999 8.8 6.6 4.7 3.1 0.9 4.7 5.0 2.9 2.6 0.5 15.4 10.8 5.6 3.7 1.1
2,000–2,999 7.0 8.9 6.6 2.5 0.8 4.0 8.4 3.4 1.5 0.5 10.6 9.8 9.7 4.0 1.1
3,000–3,999 11.5 9.0 6.6 2.8 1.6 9.0 5.1 4.2 3.0 1.4 9.7 14.5 6.9 6.7 0.5
4,000–4,999 5.6 8.6 4.3 3.9 1.0 6.2 7.3 2.6 2.5 0.3 5.9 5.9 8.3 4.1 2.2
5,000–5,999 5.9 7.0 6.9 3.2 1.4 4.6 7.8 4.5 1.7 1.5 9.4 8.1 7.1 6.6 0.5
6,000–6,999 3.2 6.1 4.9 2.7 1.2 3.8 5.2 3.3 2.6 0.6 4.1 1.5 8.1 3.8 1.2
7,000–7,999 0.4 5.9 4.0 2.4 1.3 0.5 4.8 2.4 3.1 0.4 1.1 1.7 8.1 4.1 1.0
8,000–8,999 3.6 5.6 5.2 3.3 0.8 6.3 3.1 4.1 0.8 0.5 4.7 1.7 5.7 5.7 2.2
9,000–9,999 0.7 1.9 3.7 2.5 0.7 1.1 4.1 2.4 0.9 0.4 0 0 2.9 4.5 1.5
10,000–10,999 11.1 5.4 8.2 4.6 1.8 6.9 6.8 4.6 2.1 0.9 0 21.5 5.2 8.3 3.9
11,000–11,999 0 5.7 2.9 1.3 1.0 2.4 1.9 1.2 2.0 0.4 0 5.7 4.8 3.0 1.1
12,000–12,999 0 5.2 5.8 5.5 1.5 3.7 8.0 6.2 2.0 0.9 0 0 6.5 5.5 3.1
13,000–13,999 0 0.3 1.4 2.8 0.6 1.0 1.1 3.3 1.2 0.2 0 0 0 2.6 1.3
14,000–14,999 0 1.6 2.4 1.8 0.4 0.6 3.3 1.5 1.1 0.1 0 0 1.8 2.8 0.7
15,000–19,999 0 6.0 10.8 14.7 3.4 6.9 8.0 14.6 7.1 1.8 0 0 5.8 13.3 9.3
20,000–24,999 0 0.7 9.1 14.2 4.7 5.4 3.7 14.1 10.5 2.4 0 0 0 10.5 10.2
25,000–29,999 0 0 1.9 8.0 4.5 0 3.7 4.9 9.8 1.6 0 0 0 2.8 7.6
30,000–34,999 0 0 0 8.0 6.7 0 0 8.1 9.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 11.1
35,000–39,999 0 0 0 3.1 6.3 0 0 2.7 8.3 4.4 0 0 0 0 5.6
40,000–44,999 0 0 0 3.7 6.0 0 0 2.7 8.8 3.6 0 0 0 0 6.4
45,000–49,999 0 0 0 0 5.9 0 0 0.1 6.6 5.4 0 0 0 0 2.5
50,000–54,999 0 0 0 0 5.9 0 0 0 5.2 4.6 0 0 0 0 4.6
55,000–59,999 0 0 0 0 3.7 0 0 0 2.1 4.3 0 0 0 0 2.0
60,000–64,999 0 0 0 0 3.7 0 0 0 1.0 4.8 0 0 0 0 2.4
65,000–69,999 0 0 0 0 2.5 0 0 0 0.4 4.0 0 0 0 0 1.0
70,000–74,999 0 0 0 0 4.3 0 0 0 0 6.4 0 0 0 0 2.9
75,000–99,999 0 0 0 0 10.7 0 0 0 0 18.4 0 0 0 0 4.3
100,000–149,999 0 0 0 0 7.4 0 0 0 0 13.5 0 0 0 0 2.1
150,000–199,999 0 0 0 0 2.3 0 0 0 0 4.1 0 0 0 0 0.9
200,000 or more 0 0 0 0 3.7 0 0 0 0 6.7 0 0 0 0 1.2
Median earnings (dollars) 1,400 5,000 8,000 15,000 45,000 3,900 6,500 13,500 25,000 67,190 1,300 3,500 5,500 9,600 27,000
Number (thousands) 206 337 890 1,758 3,133 224 430 773 1,083 1,521 86 102 226 591 1,287
NOTE: Quintile limits are $10,399, $16,363, $25,587, and $44,129 for all units; $20,258, $29,437, $42,129, and $68,299 for married couples; and $8,364, $12,000, $16,471, and $26,064 for nonmarried persons.
Table 4.B1 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2004
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 0.5 0.6 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.4 0.7 0.8
1–999 1.0 1.9 3.9 0.8 1.1 3.8 1.1 2.7 4.1
1,000–1,999 0.6 0.8 2.1 0.5 0.4 2.0 0.7 1.1 2.2
2,000–2,999 0.6 1.1 2.3 0.4 0.9 1.9 0.8 1.2 2.6
3,000–3,999 0.4 1.7 2.5 0.3 1.7 2.6 0.5 1.7 2.4
4,000–4,999 0.5 0.9 2.3 0.3 0.8 2.2 0.7 1.1 2.3
5,000–5,999 0.8 1.5 2.4 0.5 1.4 2.6 1.0 1.7 2.3
6,000–6,999 0.5 0.7 2.0 0.3 0.4 2.0 0.7 0.9 2.1
7,000–7,999 0.5 0.8 1.8 0.3 0.4 1.7 0.6 1.2 1.8
8,000–8,999 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.8 0.7 1.8 0.8 1.3 1.9
9,000–9,999 0.5 1.2 1.4 0.4 1.0 1.2 0.6 1.3 1.5
10,000–10,999 1.2 1.5 2.8 1.0 1.2 2.9 1.3 1.8 2.7
11,000–11,999 0.6 0.9 1.3 0.6 0.4 1.3 0.6 1.3 1.3
12,000–12,999 1.0 2.2 2.6 0.8 1.8 2.7 1.2 2.6 2.4
13,000–13,999 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.5 1.2 0.4 1.0 1.3
14,000–14,999 0.7 1.3 1.2 0.6 1.2 0.9 0.7 1.5 1.4
15,000–19,999 4.7 6.2 6.9 4.0 5.4 6.2 5.4 7.0 7.4
20,000–24,999 5.7 6.1 7.3 4.8 4.8 7.2 6.6 7.4 7.3
25,000–29,999 5.2 6.1 5.6 4.8 5.8 5.3 5.6 6.4 5.8
30,000–34,999 5.7 5.1 6.0 5.3 5.2 5.8 6.1 4.9 6.3
35,000–39,999 4.7 5.1 4.8 4.4 5.3 4.6 5.1 4.8 5.1
40,000–44,999 5.5 5.1 5.0 5.3 5.4 5.0 5.6 4.7 5.1
45,000–49,999 4.5 4.8 3.4 4.3 4.6 3.6 4.7 4.9 3.2
50,000–54,999 4.6 4.9 3.7 4.6 4.7 3.6 4.6 5.1 3.8
55,000–59,999 4.0 3.6 2.5 3.9 3.6 2.7 4.0 3.6 2.3
60,000–64,999 4.3 3.4 2.5 4.1 4.2 2.6 4.4 2.7 2.4
65,000–69,999 3.2 2.6 1.9 3.4 2.7 1.7 3.0 2.5 2.0
70,000–74,999 3.6 3.0 2.2 3.6 3.3 2.3 3.6 2.6 2.2
75,000–99,999 13.2 9.5 6.6 14.2 12.7 7.2 12.2 6.4 6.1
100,000–149,999 12.6 8.8 5.5 15.2 9.6 5.9 10.1 8.0 5.2
150,000–199,999 4.4 3.5 1.6 5.0 4.1 1.9 3.9 3.0 1.4
200,000 or more 3.6 3.4 1.8 4.1 4.0 2.3 3.0 2.9 1.3
Median family earnings (dollars) 52,587 42,000 26,310 59,000 48,000 28,200 48,000 35,000 25,344
Number (thousands) 18,973 5,109 12,512 9,264 2,547 5,916 9,710 2,562 6,596
 
Table 4.B2 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2004
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 1.0 1.4 0.7 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.8 0.6 1.3 0 1.2
1–999 3.2 3.9 6.7 3.0 3.0 3.2 6.5 4.0 3.3 4.5 6.9 2.5
1,000–1,999 1.6 1.9 3.2 2.4 1.2 1.9 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.9 2.8 2.4
2,000–2,999 2.2 2.6 2.4 1.7 1.4 2.4 2.2 2.1 3.1 2.8 2.6 1.4
3,000–3,999 2.7 2.9 1.8 2.1 2.4 3.3 1.4 3.4 3.0 2.4 2.2 1.4
4,000–4,999 1.6 3.1 2.6 2.5 1.5 2.4 2.9 3.8 1.7 3.7 2.3 1.7
5,000–5,999 2.5 3.1 1.9 1.7 2.3 3.5 1.9 2.7 2.8 2.8 1.9 1.2
6,000–6,999 1.6 1.8 3.9 1.5 1.4 1.5 3.7 2.8 1.9 2.2 4.0 0.7
7,000–7,999 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.3 2.8 2.1 1.6 2.0 1.3
8,000–8,999 1.2 2.9 2.3 1.4 1.1 2.6 2.9 1.2 1.3 3.1 1.8 1.5
9,000–9,999 1.1 1.4 2.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 2.4 1.7 1.2 2.0 2.2 0.7
10,000–10,999 2.9 2.7 3.4 2.2 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.8 3.2 2.0 4.2 1.3
11,000–11,999 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.9 0.8 2.5 1.9 1.2 2.2 0.7 1.0
12,000–12,999 2.6 2.9 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.9 3.3 2.4 2.7 2.8 1.1 2.4
13,000–13,999 0.8 1.7 1.8 1.3 0.6 2.1 1.6 1.7 1.0 1.4 2.0 1.0
14,000–14,999 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.1 0.7 1.3 1.3 0.3 1.4 1.1 1.7 1.6
15,000–19,999 7.6 7.4 5.6 5.1 6.2 7.4 6.4 3.8 9.2 7.5 4.9 5.8
20,000–24,999 7.9 7.6 5.9 6.7 8.1 7.5 5.3 5.8 7.6 7.6 6.5 7.2
25,000–29,999 5.5 5.0 6.3 5.8 5.5 4.6 6.3 4.6 5.5 5.5 6.3 6.5
30,000–34,999 5.8 5.9 5.9 7.2 6.2 5.2 5.5 6.1 5.3 6.5 6.3 7.8
35,000–39,999 4.9 4.2 4.7 5.8 4.5 4.1 4.3 6.5 5.4 4.2 5.1 5.5
40,000–44,999 5.1 4.7 4.4 5.9 5.6 4.9 3.2 5.1 4.6 4.4 5.5 6.3
45,000–49,999 3.8 3.1 3.0 3.3 4.2 3.4 3.1 2.0 3.3 2.8 2.8 4.1
50,000–54,999 4.4 3.0 3.0 3.9 4.4 2.7 2.8 4.1 4.4 3.4 3.2 3.8
55,000–59,999 2.7 2.0 2.2 3.0 3.0 1.9 3.2 2.5 2.3 2.1 1.3 3.2
60,000–64,999 2.3 2.6 2.5 3.0 2.3 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.4 3.4
65,000–69,999 2.0 1.3 1.5 2.8 2.1 1.1 1.3 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.6 3.4
70,000–74,999 2.3 2.4 2.1 1.9 2.3 3.3 0.7 1.7 2.3 1.4 3.2 2.0
75,000–99,999 6.7 6.6 5.5 7.6 8.2 6.4 5.2 8.0 5.1 6.7 5.8 7.3
100,000–149,999 5.9 4.2 5.3 6.8 6.5 5.6 5.9 3.7 5.3 2.9 4.8 8.6
150,000–199,999 2.2 1.3 0.9 1.4 2.5 1.2 0.9 2.1 1.8 1.4 0.9 1.0
200,000 or more 2.1 2.1 1.3 0.8 2.9 2.2 1.6 1.1 1.3 2.0 1.0 0.6
Median family earnings (dollars) 30,000 23,000 23,000 31,000 33,000 24,000 22,000 26,000 25,000 22,000 25,000 34,000
Number (thousands) 5,277 3,182 2,128 1,926 2,700 1,531 996 689 2,576 1,651 1,132 1,237
 
Table 4.B3 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and marital status, 2004
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 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.5 1.6 1.1 0.6 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.8 0
1–999 3.9 4.1 3.9 5.1 2.5 3.8 3.8 3.8 5.5 0.3 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.8 4.1
1,000–1,999 2.2 1.9 1.6 2.0 4.5 2.0 1.7 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.9 1.6 1.7 6.1
2,000–2,999 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.4 1.9 2.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 0.8 2.7 2.6 2.3 2.8 2.8
3,000–3,999 3.1 1.6 1.4 2.1 2.1 2.9 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.1 3.4 1.6 1.3 2.5 2.8
4,000–4,999 2.4 2.1 2.4 1.8 1.4 2.2 2.4 3.6 2.4 0 2.7 2.0 2.1 1.5 2.4
5,000–5,999 2.7 2.0 2.2 1.6 2.2 2.7 2.0 2.7 2.0 0.4 2.8 2.0 2.1 1.4 3.5
6,000–6,999 2.2 1.7 1.5 2.1 2.7 2.1 1.5 2.0 0.7 3.2 2.5 1.8 1.4 2.9 2.3
7,000–7,999 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.8 1.0 1.8 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.4 2.1 1.6 1.6 2.1 0.8
8,000–8,999 1.7 2.0 1.4 2.3 3.5 1.6 2.4 1.4 1.8 6.6 1.9 1.8 1.5 2.5 1.2
9,000–9,999 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.8 2.8 1.2 1.3 1.3 0.5 4.2 1.4 1.6 1.1 2.5 1.9
10,000–10,999 2.7 2.9 2.7 3.3 3.5 2.6 3.9 4.2 4.0 4.2 2.9 2.6 2.3 2.9 3.0
11,000–11,999 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.9 1.2 1.5 0.8 1.0 1.7 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.0 2.0
12,000–12,999 2.9 2.0 1.7 3.3 2.0 2.8 2.6 1.7 4.4 2.8 3.1 1.8 1.7 2.7 1.4
13,000–13,999 1.3 1.2 1.3 0.6 2.9 1.2 1.5 1.8 0.4 2.8 1.4 1.2 1.2 0.8 2.9
14,000–14,999 1.0 1.5 1.6 1.6 0.8 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.8 0.5 1.0 1.7 1.9 1.5 1.1
15,000–19,999 6.5 7.4 6.9 9.5 7.4 6.4 5.8 4.5 6.6 7.7 6.6 8.0 7.4 11.0 7.1
20,000–24,999 6.6 8.3 7.9 8.6 9.0 6.7 9.1 6.6 9.1 12.1 6.5 8.0 8.2 8.3 6.7
25,000–29,999 4.8 6.7 6.6 6.7 7.4 5.1 6.1 5.7 5.3 7.6 4.5 6.9 6.8 7.5 7.2
30,000–34,999 5.5 6.9 6.7 6.9 6.6 5.7 6.0 5.1 5.4 6.6 5.1 7.2 7.1 7.7 6.7
35,000–39,999 4.8 4.9 5.9 3.5 2.3 4.7 4.0 5.2 3.6 1.9 4.8 5.2 6.0 3.5 2.7
40,000–44,999 4.8 5.3 5.7 4.8 5.5 4.8 5.5 5.2 5.6 6.6 4.8 5.3 5.8 4.4 4.7
45,000–49,999 3.5 3.2 3.5 2.4 2.9 3.8 2.9 2.0 3.3 2.0 3.2 3.3 3.8 1.9 3.5
50,000–54,999 3.5 4.1 3.8 5.2 3.0 3.5 4.3 4.1 5.1 3.7 3.6 4.0 3.8 5.3 2.5
55,000–59,999 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.0 2.8 2.4 2.5 3.5 1.2 2.0 2.5 2.5 2.1 2.7
60,000–64,999 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.9 2.4 2.9 3.5 2.3 4.9 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.6 1.4
65,000–69,999 1.7 2.1 2.5 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.9 3.2 1.0 0 1.7 2.2 2.3 1.6 2.5
70,000–74,999 2.2 2.3 2.6 2.1 0.8 2.2 2.3 2.5 3.0 0 2.1 2.3 2.6 1.6 1.5
75,000–99,999 6.9 6.2 6.8 5.5 4.0 7.2 7.3 9.1 6.9 4.2 6.4 5.8 6.2 4.7 3.9
100,000–149,999 5.9 4.9 5.4 3.3 4.5 6.1 5.0 5.9 4.7 3.5 5.7 4.8 5.3 2.7 5.3
150,000–199,999 1.8 1.3 1.4 0.7 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.7 1.8 0.7 1.9 1.0 1.0 0 2.3
200,000 or more 2.3 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.9 2.5 1.4 1.0 1.0 2.7 1.9 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.3
Median family earnings (dollars) 26,400 26,038 30,000 23,000 24,000 28,400 28,000 30,000 25,000 24,040 25,000 26,000 29,113 22,000 23,000
Number (thousands) 7,572 4,939 3,102 1,083 414 4,606 1,310 586 370 177 2,966 3,629 2,516 713 237
 
Table 4.B4 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by Social Security beneficiary status, sex and marital status, 2004
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 1.2 1.3 1.0 1.4 1.3 1.8 0.9 1.2 0.7 1.0 1.4 0.4 2.0 2.2 1.2 0.1 0.3 0
1–999 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.7 4.6 4.7 1.6 1.4 2.0 1.6 1.1 3.1 1.6 1.7 1.6
1,000–1,999 2.4 2.6 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.5 3.0 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.1 0.2 0 0.7 0.3 1.0
2,000–2,999 2.7 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.5 1.5 3.1 3.2 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.5 0 0 0 0.6 0.4 0.7
3,000–3,999 2.7 3.3 1.8 2.9 3.2 2.0 2.5 3.5 1.7 1.5 2.0 0.8 1.0 1.4 0 1.9 2.8 1.2
4,000–4,999 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.7 2.4 3.0 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.7 2.0 2.2 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.9
5,000–5,999 2.8 3.2 2.2 3.0 3.1 2.4 2.7 3.4 2.1 0.8 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.9 0.3 1.4
6,000–6,999 2.3 2.6 1.8 2.2 2.4 1.7 2.3 3.0 1.8 1.0 0.6 1.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.4 1.9
7,000–7,999 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.3 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.2 1.7 0.6 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.4 2.5 0.6
8,000–8,999 2.1 1.9 2.4 2.1 1.8 3.0 2.1 2.0 2.1 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.1 0.9 1.4 0.6
9,000–9,999 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.8 0.8 1.1 0.5 0.9 1.2 0 0.8 1.0 0.6
10,000–10,999 3.1 3.0 3.3 3.2 2.9 4.3 3.0 3.2 2.9 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6 1.4 2.4 1.5 1.6 1.4
11,000–11,999 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.0 0.6 2.2 1.8 2.2 1.4
12,000–12,999 2.8 3.2 2.2 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.8 3.6 2.1 1.5 1.6 1.3 2.3 2.1 2.8 0.8 1.0 0.7
13,000–13,999 1.3 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.8 1.3 1.1 0.6 2.5 0.9 1.0 0.8
14,000–14,999 1.2 1.0 1.5 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.5 1.1 1.7 1.1 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.3 0 1.3 0.7 1.7
15,000–19,999 7.2 7.0 7.6 6.8 7.0 5.9 7.6 7.0 8.2 5.3 4.1 6.9 3.8 3.3 5.1 6.5 5.1 7.6
20,000–24,999 7.4 6.8 8.3 7.4 6.9 9.3 7.4 6.6 8.0 6.7 5.6 8.3 6.3 5.6 8.3 7.1 5.6 8.3
25,000–29,999 5.7 5.1 6.5 5.8 5.4 7.0 5.6 4.6 6.4 5.1 3.6 7.2 3.1 3.2 2.7 6.7 4.0 9.0
30,000–34,999 5.8 5.1 6.8 5.4 5.3 6.0 6.2 4.9 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.5 8.0 6.1 6.7 5.7 7.4
35,000–39,999 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.4 4.6 3.6 5.1 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.5 5.1 4.7 5.3
40,000–44,999 4.7 4.4 5.0 4.8 4.6 5.6 4.6 4.3 4.8 6.5 6.5 6.6 5.9 6.1 5.2 7.1 6.9 7.2
45,000–49,999 3.4 3.6 3.1 3.4 3.8 2.2 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.7 4.1 3.7 5.4 2.9 2.8 3.0
50,000–54,999 3.6 3.4 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.9 4.3 3.9 4.9 4.2 3.5 6.2 4.5 4.6 4.4
55,000–59,999 2.3 2.5 2.0 2.6 2.8 1.6 2.0 1.9 2.2 3.3 2.5 4.3 3.4 2.7 5.3 3.2 2.3 3.9
60,000–64,999 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.7 2.2 2.3 2.1 3.4 3.2 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.6
65,000–69,999 1.8 1.6 2.1 1.5 1.5 1.8 2.1 1.8 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.4 1.8 1.6 2.0
70,000–74,999 1.8 1.5 2.3 1.8 1.7 2.5 1.7 1.1 2.2 4.2 5.5 2.4 4.1 5.0 1.6 4.2 6.1 2.7
75,000–99,999 5.9 6.1 5.4 6.3 6.3 6.0 5.5 5.8 5.2 9.8 10.3 9.2 11.5 11.3 12.1 8.4 8.9 8.0
100,000–149,999 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.8 4.8 4.9 3.9 3.7 4.1 10.5 12.8 7.2 10.5 12.1 5.6 10.5 13.7 7.9
150,000–199,999 1.3 1.5 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.2 1.7 0.9 2.8 3.2 2.3 3.8 3.6 4.3 2.0 2.8 1.4
200,000 or more 1.6 2.1 0.8 2.0 2.3 1.1 1.2 1.7 0.7 2.4 3.2 1.3 3.3 3.5 2.6 1.7 2.8 0.9
Median family earnings (dollars) 24,000 23,200 25,000 25,000 25,000 25,000 23,000 21,000 25,000 40,200 45,000 37,000 45,000 45,000 44,200 39,000 43,800 35,000
Number (thousands) 10,156 6,199 3,957 4,841 3,809 1,032 5,314 2,390 2,925 2,356 1,374 982 1,075 797 278 1,281 577 705
 
Table 4.B5 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, 2004
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 1.3 1.7 0.9 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0 0 0
1–999 4.2 4.0 4.4 2.9 2.4 3.2 1.0 1.3 0.9 1.6 2.5 0.9
1,000–1,999 2.1 2.0 2.2 2.8 2.6 2.9 0 0 0 0.6 1.0 0.3
2,000–2,999 2.3 2.0 2.6 3.0 2.2 3.4 1.3 0.3 2.0 1.4 1.2 1.5
3,000–3,999 2.7 2.8 2.6 1.6 1.2 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.2 1.2 2.0 0.6
4,000–4,999 2.4 2.5 2.3 1.2 0.3 1.9 1.8 1.5 2.0 1.9 2.3 1.5
5,000–5,999 2.5 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.7 0.5 0 1.0 1.9 2.2 1.6
6,000–6,999 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.9 2.2 1.7 1.8 1.2 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.6
7,000–7,999 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.4 2.1 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.8 1.8 1.6 2.0
8,000–8,999 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.3 3.0 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 1.2 0.8 1.4
9,000–9,999 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.5 0.5 1.1 0 1.4 1.8 1.0
10,000–10,999 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.4 2.5 1.4 1.4 1.4 2.7 3.3 2.1
11,000–11,999 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.4 0.3 2.1 2.1 2.8 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.2
12,000–12,999 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.6 1.2
13,000–13,999 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.1 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.0 0.4 0.5 0.3
14,000–14,999 1.1 0.8 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.9 1.5 2.7 2.3 3.0
15,000–19,999 7.0 6.4 7.5 8.0 6.7 8.9 2.5 3.0 2.2 10.0 8.0 11.5
20,000–24,999 7.0 7.1 6.9 10.2 9.5 10.7 6.5 6.4 6.6 10.3 11.4 9.5
25,000–29,999 5.5 5.2 5.8 7.1 6.9 7.3 4.4 4.6 4.2 5.6 4.9 6.2
30,000–34,999 6.0 5.7 6.2 7.3 6.5 7.8 5.1 6.5 4.0 7.7 7.4 8.0
35,000–39,999 4.8 4.5 5.0 4.8 3.5 5.6 6.5 7.0 6.2 4.1 4.5 3.8
40,000–44,999 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.6 4.4 8.5 7.0 9.7 5.9 4.7 6.9
45,000–49,999 3.5 3.7 3.4 1.8 2.3 1.4 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.6
50,000–54,999 3.7 3.5 3.9 3.1 3.5 2.8 4.3 4.6 4.1 6.1 5.3 6.7
55,000–59,999 2.3 2.7 2.0 3.4 3.2 3.5 4.1 3.4 4.6 3.8 3.9 3.7
60,000–64,999 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 3.2 1.8 4.6 4.9 4.4 2.4 2.3 2.5
65,000–69,999 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.3 1.9 2.5 3.2 2.1 4.0 2.3 2.3 2.3
70,000–74,999 2.4 2.4 2.3 1.4 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.4 0.9 1.9 1.7 2.0
75,000–99,999 6.6 7.1 6.2 5.2 7.3 3.8 8.7 10.0 7.8 5.9 5.1 6.5
100,000–149,999 5.2 5.6 4.8 5.0 6.1 4.3 12.8 10.5 14.6 4.5 4.3 4.6
150,000–199,999 1.6 1.8 1.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 4.7 5.8 3.7 1.8 2.4 1.3
200,000 or more 1.8 2.3 1.4 0.8 1.9 0 2.1 2.6 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.4
Median family earnings (dollars) 26,000 27,000 25,000 24,800 28,000 23,000 44,200 44,200 44,200 30,000 29,000 30,500
Number (thousands) 10,573 5,101 5,472 1,140 460 680 601 266 335 1,026 450 576
 
Table 4.B6 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by quintile of per–capita family total money income, 2004
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 1.1 5.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.7
1–999 3.9 10.1 5.3 4.7 3.1 1.9
1,000–1,999 2.1 5.7 3.0 2.3 2.0 0.7
2,000–2,999 2.3 3.9 6.4 2.7 1.8 0.6
3,000–3,999 2.5 5.3 2.6 4.0 1.8 1.4
4,000–4,999 2.3 3.9 4.0 3.7 2.0 0.7
5,000–5,999 2.4 4.2 4.8 3.5 1.7 1.2
6,000–6,999 2.0 3.5 3.8 2.8 2.3 0.4
7,000–7,999 1.8 2.4 2.6 2.6 2.0 0.6
8,000–8,999 1.8 3.2 2.1 2.9 1.4 1.1
9,000–9,999 1.4 1.3 2.5 2.5 1.1 0.6
10,000–10,999 2.8 3.8 6.3 2.9 2.5 1.6
11,000–11,999 1.3 2.3 2.6 1.1 1.5 0.6
12,000–12,999 2.6 2.7 5.3 4.1 2.2 1.1
13,000–13,999 1.3 1.5 1.1 1.9 1.4 0.8
14,000–14,999 1.2 3.4 2.6 1.3 1.2 0
15,000–19,999 6.9 8.5 8.5 11.1 7.3 3.1
20,000–24,999 7.3 8.7 8.2 9.5 9.1 4.0
25,000–29,999 5.6 4.5 6.6 6.8 7.1 3.6
30,000–34,999 6.0 6.5 3.3 5.8 7.9 5.5
35,000–39,999 4.8 1.8 4.2 4.7 6.8 4.5
40,000–44,999 5.0 2.3 6.0 3.0 7.3 4.8
45,000–49,999 3.4 2.1 0.8 2.1 4.8 4.3
50,000–54,999 3.7 0.9 2.1 3.4 3.7 5.3
55,000–59,999 2.5 0.9 1.3 2.2 2.1 3.8
60,000–64,999 2.5 0.4 0.3 1.8 2.8 3.9
65,000–69,999 1.9 0.1 1.1 1.2 1.6 3.1
70,000–74,999 2.2 0 0.7 0.9 1.7 4.5
75,000–99,999 6.6 0.1 1.0 2.0 5.1 14.0
100,000–149,999 5.5 0.3 0.1 2.0 3.6 12.2
150,000–199,999 1.6 0 0.1 0.1 0.5 4.3
200,000 or more 1.8 0 0 0 0 5.1
Median family earnings 26,310 10,000 12,000 17,580 28,000 55,000
Number (thousands) 12,512 1,238 1,375 2,359 3,272 4,268
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $9,508, $13,599, $19,120, and $30,199.
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, 2004
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 13.1 0 0.8 0.7 0.8
1–999 7.9 33.5 17.9 11.2 8.1 3.7
1,000–1,999 2.9 12.5 7.1 4.5 2.2 1.6
2,000–2,999 3.4 9.8 18.3 4.5 3.6 0.9
3,000–3,999 2.8 10.5 2.1 11.6 1.0 0.6
4,000–4,999 3.8 2.2 7.1 9.5 3.3 2.3
5,000–5,999 3.6 9.5 12.4 7.5 4.7 0.6
6,000–6,999 2.4 3.5 3.2 10.3 1.8 0.2
7,000–7,999 2.5 0 3.6 11.0 2.8 0
8,000–8,999 3.8 5.2 3.1 2.4 6.8 2.6
9,000–9,999 2.6 0 0 6.0 4.8 1.1
10,000–10,999 5.5 0 14.4 5.5 8.8 3.5
11,000–11,999 2.0 0 9.1 3.8 2.0 1.0
12,000–12,999 3.1 0 1.6 2.3 5.8 2.3
13,000–13,999 1.3 0 0 0 3.7 0.7
14,000–14,999 0.9 0 0 0 3.3 0.1
15,000–19,999 9.1 0 0 9.2 16.3 7.0
20,000–24,999 8.2 0 0 0 12.7 9.7
25,000–29,999 5.1 0 0 0 5.0 7.6
30,000–34,999 6.1 0 0 0 2.5 10.9
35,000–39,999 3.3 0 0 0 0 6.6
40,000–44,999 4.0 0 0 0 0 8.0
45,000–49,999 1.2 0 0 0 0 2.5
50,000–54,999 3.0 0 0 0 0 5.9
55,000–59,999 1.2 0 0 0 0 2.5
60,000–64,999 1.3 0 0 0 0 2.7
65,000–69,999 0.6 0 0 0 0 1.2
70,000–74,999 1.9 0 0 0 0 3.8
75,000–99,999 2.5 0 0 0 0 5.1
100,000–149,999 1.3 0 0 0 0 2.6
150,000–199,999 0.3 0 0 0 0 0.6
200,000 or more 0.8 0 0 0 0 1.6
Median family earnings 15,000 1,200 4,000 6,000 11,200 30,000
Number (thousands) 1,742 77 86 245 461 873
Persons in 2-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.5 13.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9
1–999 4.9 22.2 8.4 6.5 3.5 1.9
1,000–1,999 2.6 8.5 5.5 2.8 3.3 0.5
2,000–2,999 2.8 4.9 10.8 3.8 2.3 0.5
3,000–3,999 3.4 9.7 4.3 4.5 3.0 2.0
4,000–4,999 2.7 4.0 7.7 4.9 2.7 0.3
5,000–5,999 3.0 3.8 7.9 4.9 1.6 1.7
6,000–6,999 2.8 7.1 5.8 3.1 3.7 0.6
7,000–7,999 2.3 3.0 4.1 2.8 3.1 1.1
8,000–8,999 1.8 6.1 2.1 4.4 0.8 0.8
9,000–9,999 1.4 2.4 3.6 3.2 0.9 0.4
10,000–10,999 2.8 5.7 8.9 4.0 1.9 1.1
11,000–11,999 1.2 1.5 2.2 1.5 1.3 0.7
12,000–12,999 3.2 2.2 7.6 7.3 2.3 1.0
13,000–13,999 1.5 0.1 1.2 3.3 1.6 0.8
14,000–14,999 1.0 1.9 2.2 1.7 1.3 0
15,000–19,999 7.0 2.9 8.5 16.5 7.5 2.5
20,000–24,999 7.1 0.7 5.2 12.3 12.1 2.7
25,000–29,999 5.1 0 3.2 5.7 9.4 3.1
30,000–34,999 5.7 0 0 5.0 10.6 4.8
35,000–39,999 4.8 0 0 0.8 9.9 5.1
40,000–44,999 3.9 0 0 0.2 8.1 4.3
45,000–49,999 3.7 0 0 0 4.8 6.1
50,000–54,999 3.1 0 0 0 3.0 5.7
55,000–59,999 1.9 0 0 0 0.6 4.4
60,000–64,999 1.7 0 0 0 0 4.3
65,000–69,999 1.5 0 0 0 0 3.8
70,000–74,999 2.0 0 0 0 0 5.1
75,000–99,999 5.9 0 0 0 0 14.8
100,000–149,999 4.0 0 0 0 0 10.0
150,000–199,999 1.4 0 0 0 0 3.4
200,000 or more 2.2 0 0 0 0 5.5
Median family earnings 22,000 3,000 6,640 12,000 23,000 55,000
Number (thousands) 6,425 328 634 1,180 1,711 2,572
Persons in families of 3 or more
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 0.6 2.0 0.9 0.3 0 0
1–999 1.0 3.2 0.7 0.6 0.4 0
1,000–1,999 1.0 3.9 0.1 0.9 0 0
2,000–2,999 1.0 3.0 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.3
3,000–3,999 1.1 3.0 0.9 1.3 0.1 0.4
4,000–4,999 1.0 4.0 0 0.7 0.3 0
5,000–5,999 1.2 3.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0
6,000–6,999 0.9 2.1 1.9 0.3 0.4 0
7,000–7,999 0.6 2.4 1.0 0 0.1 0
8,000–8,999 1.0 1.9 1.9 1.3 0 0.6
9,000–9,999 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.9 0 0.7
10,000–10,999 1.7 3.4 2.7 0.8 1.0 1.1
11,000–11,999 1.2 2.8 2.0 0 1.4 0
12,000–12,999 1.4 3.2 3.5 0.5 0.5 0
13,000–13,999 0.9 2.3 1.1 0.7 0 0.7
14,000–14,999 1.6 4.3 3.2 1.1 0.2 0
15,000–19,999 5.7 11.5 9.7 4.6 3.3 0.9
20,000–24,999 7.2 12.6 12.1 8.4 3.0 2.1
25,000–29,999 6.4 6.6 10.8 10.0 4.6 1.2
30,000–34,999 6.5 9.7 6.9 8.2 5.9 2.1
35,000–39,999 5.4 2.7 8.9 10.9 4.9 0.1
40,000–44,999 7.0 3.5 12.6 7.2 9.0 3.3
45,000–49,999 3.8 3.2 1.6 5.4 6.7 0.4
50,000–54,999 5.0 1.3 4.4 8.5 6.3 3.6
55,000–59,999 3.8 1.4 2.8 5.6 5.2 3.2
60,000–64,999 4.1 0.6 0.6 4.6 8.4 4.2
65,000–69,999 2.8 0.2 2.3 3.1 4.8 3.1
70,000–74,999 2.7 0 1.5 2.3 5.1 3.4
75,000–99,999 9.2 0.1 2.2 5.2 15.2 20.7
100,000–149,999 9.5 0.4 0.3 5.0 10.8 29.4
150,000–199,999 2.5 0 0.3 0.2 1.4 10.9
200,000 or more 1.5 0 0 0 0.1 7.8
Median family earnings 40,440 15,957 26,020 37,080 55,000 95,000
Number (thousands) 4,345 834 655 933 1,100 822
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $9,508, $13,599, $19,120, and $30,199.