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

 

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 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 these changes, 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

Table 7.A1 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by age, 2004
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 2.0 1.6 1.4 1.8 1.8 1.1 1.0
1–249 31.9 31.7 27.2 27.2 25.5 25.7 29.8
250–499 8.9 7.9 8.8 8.2 9.3 10.4 7.7
500–749 5.9 6.2 5.5 5.4 4.5 6.7 5.5
750–999 3.4 2.0 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.3 3.9
1,000–1,499 6.4 6.2 5.8 5.1 6.5 6.3 5.6
1,500–1,999 3.7 3.6 4.5 3.6 4.8 4.1 5.3
2,000–2,499 4.2 3.8 4.2 3.7 3.6 4.9 4.7
2,500–2,999 3.4 2.1 2.8 3.0 2.9 2.6 2.6
3,000–3,999 3.8 4.0 4.8 3.9 5.5 5.2 4.8
4,000–4,999 2.5 3.3 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.6 4.1
5,000–9,999 8.7 9.1 10.7 11.5 10.6 10.1 10.4
10,000–14,999 4.7 5.9 5.1 5.0 5.7 5.4 4.4
15,000–19,999 2.4 3.0 2.2 2.2 2.3 1.8 2.3
20,000–24,999 1.5 2.3 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.6 1.9
25,000–29,999 0.9 0.8 1.2 1.6 1.0 1.5 0.7
30,000–34,999 0.5 0.3 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.7
35,000–39,999 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.9
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
45,000–49,999 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.3
50,000 or more 3.4 4.4 3.9 5.0 3.6 3.6 3.1
Median asset income (dollars) 840 1,000 1,200 1,285 1,285 1,158 1,040
Number (thousands) 9,141 2,930 14,797 4,011 3,411 3,131 4,244
 
Table 7.A2 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and age, 2004
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 2.7 1.7 2.0 1.9 2.3 1.9 1.9 0.8 1.4 0.8 1.6 1.2 0.3 0.5
1–249 28.7 26.7 21.3 22.0 20.5 21.5 20.7 38.1 40.5 33.2 36.0 31.4 29.7 34.7
250–499 8.8 8.0 8.5 7.7 9.7 8.9 7.8 8.9 7.5 9.1 9.0 8.8 11.8 7.7
500–749 5.5 6.2 5.0 5.7 4.0 5.8 4.3 6.8 6.2 5.9 4.8 5.1 7.5 6.1
750–999 3.8 2.3 4.2 3.6 4.8 3.6 5.0 2.7 1.7 3.4 4.1 3.2 3.0 3.4
1,000–1,499 5.8 6.5 5.5 4.3 6.4 6.8 5.3 7.4 5.5 6.1 6.5 6.6 5.8 5.8
1,500–1,999 3.9 4.5 4.6 4.1 4.2 4.7 6.0 3.5 2.1 4.3 2.9 5.4 3.4 5.0
2,000–2,499 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 3.7 5.4 4.7 4.5 3.4 3.9 2.4 3.4 4.4 4.7
2,500–2,999 3.5 2.6 2.2 2.3 3.0 1.6 1.5 3.1 1.2 3.4 4.2 2.8 3.5 3.2
3,000–3,999 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.2 4.5 5.5 4.4 2.8 3.6 5.0 3.4 6.7 5.0 5.0
4,000–4,999 2.7 3.0 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.8 5.5 2.2 3.9 3.4 2.7 4.2 3.3 3.4
5,000–9,999 9.6 10.1 11.3 12.4 10.5 9.5 12.1 7.0 7.5 10.1 10.1 10.7 10.7 9.5
10,000–14,999 5.1 7.1 6.6 5.5 7.9 6.8 6.7 4.1 3.7 3.5 4.2 3.1 4.0 3.1
15,000–19,999 2.8 3.2 2.7 2.7 3.1 2.5 2.6 1.7 2.7 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.1 2.1
20,000–24,999 1.6 2.5 2.2 2.4 1.8 2.4 2.5 1.2 2.0 1.5 1.3 2.2 0.9 1.6
25,000–29,999 1.3 1.2 1.9 2.2 1.7 1.8 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.2 1.1 0.2
30,000–34,999 0.7 0.3 1.4 1.2 1.8 0.9 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.6 0 0.1 0.1
35,000–39,999 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.6 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.9
40,000–44,999 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3
45,000–49,999 0.2 0.3 0.5 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0 0 0.4
50,000 or more 3.3 4.0 5.1 6.2 4.4 4.8 4.4 3.5 5.0 2.6 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.4
Median asset income (dollars) 1,000 1,284 1,806 2,000 1,626 1,600 1,902 577 533 800 643 1,000 787 800
Number (thousands) 5,989 1,866 7,357 2,508 1,862 1,518 1,469 3,151 1,064 7,439 1,502 1,549 1,614 2,775
 
Table 7.A3 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by Social Security beneficiary status, marital status, and age, 2004
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 2.9 1.8 1.5 4.4 2.1 2.1 0 1.4 0.8 2.0 1.4 0.9 2.5 1.4 0.9 0.9 1.4 0.9
1–249 38.6 35.0 27.2 34.0 28.4 21.4 47.5 45.9 32.9 31.3 29.2 28.3 28.2 25.5 20.1 37.3 36.1 35.7
250–499 9.4 7.5 8.7 11.7 7.9 8.5 5.1 6.8 8.8 8.8 8.1 10.2 8.6 8.1 8.4 9.3 8.1 11.8
500–749 4.8 4.8 5.6 5.2 5.9 5.1 4.1 2.8 6.1 6.0 7.3 3.8 5.5 6.5 4.0 7.1 8.9 3.6
750–999 3.5 1.7 3.8 3.1 2.1 4.1 4.4 0.9 3.4 3.4 2.3 4.3 3.9 2.4 5.0 2.6 2.3 3.7
1,000–1,499 6.3 7.8 5.8 5.9 9.2 5.3 7.3 5.4 6.2 6.4 4.9 6.8 5.8 4.6 8.3 7.5 5.6 5.4
1,500–1,999 1.6 2.5 4.5 1.9 3.4 4.7 0.9 1.0 4.4 3.9 4.5 3.7 4.1 5.4 4.1 3.7 2.9 3.3
2,000–2,499 4.1 4.5 4.3 4.5 5.1 4.6 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.2 3.2 3.3 4.0 3.2 4.1 4.6 3.3 2.6
2,500–2,999 2.0 1.8 2.8 1.5 2.7 2.0 3.0 0.5 3.5 3.5 2.3 3.0 3.7 2.6 4.2 3.1 1.9 1.9
3,000–3,999 3.2 3.9 4.9 4.0 3.7 4.6 1.7 4.2 5.1 3.8 4.1 4.0 4.3 4.6 4.0 2.9 3.1 3.9
4,000–4,999 3.6 2.9 3.9 4.9 2.7 4.4 1.1 3.2 3.4 2.4 3.7 2.6 2.5 3.3 2.4 2.3 4.5 2.8
5,000–9,999 8.1 8.8 10.6 8.4 10.0 11.2 7.3 6.9 10.1 8.7 9.3 11.3 9.7 10.1 12.2 6.9 7.9 10.5
10,000–14,999 4.0 4.8 5.1 4.0 5.7 6.7 4.0 3.4 3.6 4.8 6.6 4.4 5.2 8.1 5.7 4.1 3.9 3.1
15,000–19,999 0.3 3.0 2.2 0.4 2.7 2.7 0.1 3.6 1.7 2.6 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.6 3.4 1.9 2.0 0.8
20,000–24,999 1.0 1.5 1.9 0.7 1.2 2.3 1.7 2.0 1.4 1.5 3.0 2.0 1.7 3.5 1.7 1.1 2.0 2.2
25,000–29,999 0.1 1.0 1.2 0.2 1.4 1.9 0 0.5 0.4 1.0 0.7 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.5 0.4 0 0.6
30,000–34,999 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.7 0.4 1.4 0 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.7 0.2 2.0 0.2 0 0
35,000–39,999 1.7 0.9 0.9 1.7 1.1 1.0 1.6 0.7 0.9 1.0 1.3 2.0 1.2 1.1 2.3 0.5 1.7 1.6
40,000–44,999 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.3 0 0.3 0 0.1
45,000–49,999 0 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.6 0 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0 0.3 0.1 0 0.2 0.1 0
50,000 or more 3.9 4.4 3.7 2.4 3.4 5.0 6.7 6.0 2.4 3.4 4.4 5.5 3.4 4.5 5.7 3.2 4.2 5.2
Median asset income (dollars) 450 807 1,200 500 1,042 1,806 325 328 813 850 1,042 1,127 1,028 1,634 1,938 577 600 550
Number (thousands) 774 1,263 13,648 510 786 6,813 264 478 6,835 8,367 1,667 1,148 5,480 1,081 544 2,887 586 604
 
Table 7.A4 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by race, Hispanic origin, and marital status, 2004
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 1.5 2.1 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.4 3.0 0
1–249 26.2 20.4 32.1 44.4 34.9 49.3 29.7 28.1 32.5 41.0 28.9 51.9
250–499 8.8 8.6 8.9 9.8 5.6 11.9 8.1 7.1 9.8 7.8 7.3 8.2
500–749 5.7 5.3 6.1 3.3 2.8 3.6 1.3 1.4 1.1 5.4 8.9 2.2
750–999 3.8 4.2 3.4 5.0 5.6 4.6 2.5 3.4 1.1 5.6 4.4 6.7
1,000–1,499 5.8 5.6 6.1 6.4 7.3 5.9 5.5 4.1 8.1 3.4 3.7 3.1
1,500–1,999 4.5 4.6 4.4 3.2 4.9 2.4 6.0 4.0 9.4 3.0 3.9 2.1
2,000–2,499 4.2 4.5 3.9 3.6 4.4 3.3 4.9 5.1 4.5 2.8 4.5 1.3
2,500–2,999 2.8 2.2 3.4 2.7 3.2 2.5 1.4 0.4 3.0 2.4 3.1 1.7
3,000–3,999 4.8 4.5 5.1 4.4 4.7 4.2 5.4 6.1 4.2 3.6 4.9 2.4
4,000–4,999 3.9 4.4 3.5 1.9 2.3 1.7 3.0 2.2 4.4 4.9 5.2 4.7
5,000–9,999 11.0 11.4 10.5 6.4 8.4 5.3 9.4 11.0 6.7 9.4 12.4 6.7
10,000–14,999 5.2 6.8 3.6 2.4 5.2 1.0 5.3 4.3 7.0 2.6 1.0 4.1
15,000–19,999 2.2 2.7 1.7 0.6 0.7 0.5 5.1 6.7 2.4 1.5 1.9 1.1
20,000–24,999 1.9 2.3 1.5 0.9 0.6 1.0 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.5 2.2 0.8
25,000–29,999 1.2 1.9 0.5 0 0 0 1.9 2.7 0.5 1.0 0.4 1.6
30,000–34,999 0.8 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.8 0 0.6 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.9
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.2 1.0 0.5 0 0.8 1.1 1.4 0.6 0.3 0 0.7
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.3 0 1.2 1.9 0 0.4 0.8 0
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.8 0 0.2 0.3 0 0.3 0.6 0
50,000 or more 3.9 5.0 2.8 2.8 5.8 1.2 5.4 7.4 1.9 1.0 2.1 0
Median asset income (dollars) 1,274 1,853 877 365 990 250 1,751 2,029 1,285 486 793 243
Number (thousands) 13,649 6,857 6,792 674 227 446 333 212 121 393 187 207
 
Table 7.A5 Percentage distribution of recipient units, by marital status and quintile of total money income, 2004
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 3.9 1.0 1.4 1.6 0.9 5.9 2.1 1.8 1.5 1.0 2.8 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.6
1–249 53.6 38.4 34.2 24.0 12.6 37.6 33.1 21.8 17.0 9.3 60.2 49.6 35.2 31.9 20.2
250–499 11.3 12.9 9.9 8.9 5.2 13.5 10.8 10.3 6.6 4.9 10.8 13.7 12.4 8.0 5.7
500–749 5.3 8.2 5.8 5.8 3.6 4.8 4.5 7.6 5.3 3.2 5.4 7.0 8.9 6.5 3.3
750–999 3.0 3.9 4.9 3.8 3.1 6.0 5.9 3.5 4.1 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.4 4.3 2.8
1,000–1,499 4.7 7.3 6.5 6.2 4.6 5.3 5.7 7.1 4.7 4.9 3.9 6.2 7.9 6.6 5.2
1,500–1,999 5.6 5.4 4.4 4.4 3.7 4.8 6.3 3.9 5.4 3.3 5.2 4.9 5.8 4.0 3.2
2,000–2,499 2.8 5.3 4.1 4.7 3.7 2.2 6.2 5.5 5.0 3.1 1.6 5.0 6.1 3.4 3.1
2,500–2,999 1.2 3.3 2.8 2.9 2.8 1.0 1.1 2.8 2.3 2.9 1.8 0.6 4.4 4.1 3.6
3,000–3,999 3.1 5.8 6.2 4.8 3.7 5.5 6.1 5.0 4.5 2.9 3.5 4.0 5.9 6.7 3.9
4,000–4,999 2.5 3.3 3.9 5.0 3.2 2.9 4.9 5.9 4.3 2.9 1.3 3.0 3.6 4.1 3.3
5,000–9,999 2.2 4.6 11.7 13.9 12.5 7.5 9.3 11.7 16.2 9.4 0.2 1.1 5.5 14.7 15.1
10,000–14,999 0.8 0.5 3.0 8.0 7.4 2.1 3.0 9.1 9.3 6.6 0 0.2 0.4 3.9 7.3
15,000–19,999 0 0 1.1 3.1 3.7 1.0 0.8 2.3 3.9 4.1 0 0 0 1.1 4.0
20,000–24,999 0 0 0.1 2.0 4.4 0 0.3 0.8 3.4 4.8 0 0 0 0.1 4.5
25,000–29,999 0 0 0 0.3 3.6 0 0 0.4 2.5 4.7 0 0 0 0 1.4
30,000–34,999 0 0 0 0.3 2.5 0 0 0.3 1.9 3.6 0 0 0 0 0.6
35,000–39,999 0 0 0 0.1 3.3 0 0 0.2 1.9 2.5 0 0 0 0 2.8
40,000–44,999 0 0 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0.3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0.9
45,000–49,999 0 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0.1 2.1 0 0 0 0 0.6
50,000 or more 0 0 0 0 12.8 0 0 0 0 19.7 0 0 0 0 8.0
Median asset income (dollars) 195 400 650 1,410 5,860 320 704 1,214 2,584 9,508 122 243 514 900 3,604
Number (thousands) 1,173 2,240 3,096 3,834 4,454 815 1,345 1,572 1,728 1,898 588 920 1,515 1,985 2,432
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 7.B1 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2004
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 2.1 1.4 1.6 2.3 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.1 1.4
1–249 30.0 28.6 25.6 29.5 28.0 23.4 30.5 29.0 27.4
250–499 8.3 8.5 8.6 8.2 7.6 8.3 8.5 9.3 8.8
500–749 6.0 5.8 5.2 5.7 6.4 4.8 6.3 5.2 5.5
750–999 3.6 3.0 4.0 3.9 2.2 3.9 3.3 3.9 4.1
1,000–1,499 6.1 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.2 5.9 5.8
1,500–1,999 3.8 3.7 4.6 3.7 3.8 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.7
2,000–2,499 4.3 3.8 4.2 4.1 3.8 4.2 4.5 3.8 4.3
2,500–2,999 3.1 2.3 2.7 3.4 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.3 2.9
3,000–3,999 4.2 4.1 4.7 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.9
4,000–4,999 2.7 3.5 3.9 2.9 3.6 4.0 2.5 3.5 3.9
5,000–9,999 9.1 9.7 10.8 9.3 10.1 11.3 9.0 9.3 10.4
10,000–14,999 5.3 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.9 6.1 5.1 5.9 5.2
15,000–19,999 2.7 2.7 2.3 2.8 3.4 2.6 2.6 2.0 2.0
20,000–24,999 1.6 2.4 2.1 1.5 2.4 2.1 1.6 2.4 2.0
25,000–29,999 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.7 0.8 1.7 1.1
30,000–34,999 0.6 0.5 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.2 0.6 0.8 0.8
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.6 1.0
40,000–44,999 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.4
45,000–49,999 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3
50,000 or more 3.6 4.8 4.1 3.6 4.8 5.1 3.6 4.8 3.3
Median family asset income (dollars) 980 1,138 1,378 1,000 1,206 1,626 932 1,028 1,176
Number (thousands) 13,998 4,717 21,402 6,792 2,268 9,622 7,206 2,448 11,781
 
Table 7.B2 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and age, 2004
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 1.9 2.0 1.3 1.1 2.0 2.0 1.3 1.6 1.8 1.9 1.2 0.7
1–249 25.2 24.6 25.4 27.1 23.2 22.7 23.9 24.0 27.1 26.2 26.6 29.2
250–499 8.1 9.1 9.3 7.9 7.7 9.0 9.1 7.8 8.5 9.1 9.6 8.0
500–749 4.8 4.5 6.3 5.2 5.1 4.1 5.4 4.6 4.5 4.9 6.9 5.7
750–999 3.7 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.6 4.4 3.6 4.3 3.9 4.4 4.2 4.1
1,000–1,499 5.7 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.4 6.3 6.9 5.6 6.0 5.9 5.4 5.8
1,500–1,999 3.8 4.5 4.6 5.6 4.0 4.4 4.1 5.6 3.6 4.6 4.9 5.6
2,000–2,499 3.8 3.9 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.5 4.7 4.1 3.4 4.1 5.0 4.7
2,500–2,999 3.1 2.6 2.2 2.8 2.4 3.1 1.6 2.7 3.7 2.2 2.6 2.9
3,000–3,999 3.6 5.7 5.1 4.8 4.4 4.2 5.0 4.5 3.0 6.9 5.1 5.1
4,000–4,999 4.0 3.9 3.6 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.5 4.7 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.9
5,000–9,999 11.7 10.7 9.9 10.7 11.9 11.4 9.8 11.8 11.4 10.1 10.0 10.0
10,000–14,999 5.9 5.9 5.9 4.7 5.3 7.0 6.5 5.8 6.4 5.0 5.4 3.9
15,000–19,999 2.2 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.7 2.5 2.3 1.9 2.1 1.7 2.4
20,000–24,999 2.2 2.1 1.7 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.4 2.3
25,000–29,999 1.7 1.2 1.6 0.9 1.9 1.6 1.9 1.4 1.5 1.0 1.3 0.7
30,000–34,999 1.4 1.2 0.6 0.8 1.2 1.5 0.7 1.4 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.4
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.2 0.7 1.1
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4
45,000–49,999 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.1
50,000 or more 5.0 3.6 4.1 3.6 6.4 4.3 5.2 4.1 3.7 3.0 3.2 3.2
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,506 1,400 1,251 1,316 1,812 1,587 1,482 1,643 1,268 1,216 1,068 1,092
Number (thousands) 6,214 5,090 4,553 5,545 3,046 2,351 2,001 2,224 3,168 2,739 2,552 3,321
 
Table 7.B3 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by sex and marital status, 2004
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 2.0 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 2.0 1.1 1.3 0.9 0 2.0 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.4
1–249 21.1 32.7 32.1 35.1 32.0 21.2 30.6 26.7 33.4 34.8 21.0 33.5 33.5 36.1 29.6
250–499 8.3 8.9 9.3 8.1 6.4 8.3 8.3 8.6 8.1 7.1 8.3 9.2 9.5 8.1 5.9
500–749 4.8 5.7 6.1 5.1 3.8 4.8 4.6 5.5 4.3 3.1 4.8 6.0 6.3 5.7 4.4
750–999 4.2 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.4 4.3 2.8 4.3 1.6 1.8 4.1 4.1 3.9 5.1 4.8
1,000–1,499 5.8 6.1 6.6 5.6 4.3 5.7 6.8 8.6 6.4 4.5 5.8 5.8 6.1 5.1 4.2
1,500–1,999 4.7 4.4 4.6 2.8 4.2 4.7 3.9 5.1 1.7 3.5 4.8 4.5 4.5 3.5 4.8
2,000–2,499 4.5 3.8 4.0 2.7 6.0 4.4 3.2 3.5 2.2 5.1 4.5 4.1 4.2 2.9 6.9
2,500–2,999 2.2 3.5 3.3 3.4 5.5 2.2 3.3 3.6 3.2 3.3 2.2 3.5 3.2 3.5 7.4
3,000–3,999 4.6 5.0 5.1 4.8 4.1 4.6 4.0 3.6 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.3 5.5 5.7 4.1
4,000–4,999 4.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 4.0 4.2 3.2 3.0 4.6 3.4 4.4 3.4 3.4 2.4 4.5
5,000–9,999 11.3 10.0 9.5 10.5 13.1 11.2 11.8 11.2 12.9 11.7 11.5 9.4 9.0 9.0 14.3
10,000–14,999 6.7 3.7 3.6 5.1 2.5 6.6 4.1 3.6 6.3 3.2 6.8 3.6 3.5 4.3 1.9
15,000–19,999 2.7 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.2 2.7 2.0 2.0 1.6 2.0 2.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 0.5
20,000–24,999 2.3 1.6 1.5 2.4 1.7 2.2 1.8 1.7 2.1 0.9 2.4 1.6 1.4 2.5 2.4
25,000–29,999 1.9 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.3 1.9 1.0 0.8 0.3 2.8 1.9 0.3 0.2 0.5 0
30,000–34,999 1.5 0.2 0.2 0 0.3 1.5 0.4 0.3 0 0.5 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
35,000–39,999 1.1 0.9 0.7 1.5 1.5 1.1 1.2 0.9 2.0 1.0 1.2 0.8 0.7 1.1 1.9
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3 0
45,000–49,999 0.5 0.2 0.2 0 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 1.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0 0
50,000 or more 4.9 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.7 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.5 4.9 4.6 2.0 2.1 1.7 0.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,828 841 828 800 1,400 1,828 1,127 1,200 1,020 1,216 1,828 772 748 707 1,400
Number (thousands) 13,187 8,215 5,609 1,403 749 7,410 2,212 1,106 540 353 5,777 6,004 4,502 863 396
 
Table 7.B4 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by Social Security beneficiary status, and aged person's sex and marital status, 2004
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 1.6 2.1 0.9 1.8 2.1 1.1 1.4 2.1 0.8 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.1 1.0 1.3 1.1 1.5 0.6
1–249 25.4 21.2 32.3 23.6 21.4 31.0 26.9 20.8 32.7 26.9 20.7 37.3 21.4 19.6 27.0 31.6 22.1 41.7
250–499 8.4 8.3 8.7 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.6 8.3 8.9 9.9 9.1 11.4 9.3 9.4 9.3 10.4 8.7 12.3
500–749 5.3 5.0 5.9 4.9 5.0 4.7 5.7 5.0 6.3 3.4 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.3 3.0 3.6
750–999 4.0 4.2 3.6 3.8 4.2 2.5 4.1 4.2 4.0 4.5 4.2 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.6 4.1 3.4 4.8
1,000–1,499 5.8 5.6 6.0 5.7 5.4 6.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 6.9 7.3 6.2 8.1 8.1 8.2 5.8 6.2 5.4
1,500–1,999 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.7 4.0 4.8 4.9 4.7 3.8 4.5 2.7 4.2 4.6 3.0 3.4 4.3 2.5
2,000–2,499 4.3 4.5 4.1 4.3 4.5 3.6 4.3 4.4 4.3 3.4 4.3 1.7 2.7 3.4 0.4 3.9 5.5 2.2
2,500–2,999 2.7 2.1 3.6 2.4 2.1 3.3 2.9 2.1 3.7 3.0 3.6 1.8 3.6 3.6 3.4 2.4 3.6 1.2
3,000–3,999 4.8 4.6 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.1 4.9 4.4 5.4 4.3 4.5 3.9 3.6 3.9 2.5 4.9 5.3 4.5
4,000–4,999 4.1 4.5 3.5 4.1 4.4 3.1 4.1 4.7 3.6 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.9 2.5 4.3 1.4 1.5 1.4
5,000–9,999 10.8 11.3 10.1 11.4 11.3 11.9 10.4 11.4 9.4 10.5 11.2 9.4 10.6 10.6 10.4 10.5 11.8 9.0
10,000–14,999 5.6 6.8 3.7 6.1 6.7 4.2 5.2 6.9 3.5 5.3 5.9 4.2 5.5 6.0 4.0 5.1 5.8 4.3
15,000–19,999 2.2 2.5 1.7 2.5 2.6 2.1 1.9 2.3 1.6 2.8 4.0 0.8 2.8 3.4 1.2 2.8 4.9 0.6
20,000–24,999 2.0 2.3 1.6 2.0 2.2 1.6 2.0 2.4 1.6 2.4 2.6 1.9 3.0 2.9 3.6 1.8 2.4 1.2
25,000–29,999 1.4 1.9 0.5 1.7 1.9 1.2 1.1 2.0 0.2 1.3 1.7 0.5 1.6 2.1 0 1.0 1.2 0.7
30,000–34,999 0.9 1.4 0.2 1.2 1.4 0.4 0.8 1.4 0.1 1.7 2.6 0.2 2.0 2.6 0 1.5 2.6 0.3
35,000–39,999 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.2 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.7 1.9 1.4 2.1 2.2 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.3
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.7 0 0.1 0 0.1
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.2 0
50,000 or more 4.0 5.0 2.6 5.0 5.2 4.2 3.3 4.7 1.9 4.7 4.7 4.6 6.2 5.0 10.2 3.4 4.4 2.2
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,400 1,806 883 1,626 1,850 1,107 1,200 1,803 810 1,202 1,954 500 1,626 1,804 1,153 926 2,064 400
Number (thousands) 19,333 11,887 7,446 8,670 6,688 1,982 10,663 5,199 5,464 2,069 1,300 769 951 722 229 1,117 578 540
 
Table 7.B5 Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by race, Hispanic origin, and sex, 2004
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 1.6 1.8 1.5 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.2 1.7 2.0 1.5
1–249 24.5 22.3 26.4 42.2 41.2 42.9 30.9 28.3 33.0 37.7 34.2 40.3
250–499 8.5 8.4 8.6 10.3 7.8 12.1 8.0 6.9 8.8 9.4 7.9 10.5
500–749 5.4 5.0 5.7 2.9 3.0 2.9 1.9 1.8 1.9 7.2 6.9 7.4
750–999 4.0 4.0 4.1 5.3 4.3 6.1 1.9 1.7 2.2 4.3 3.5 5.0
1,000–1,499 5.9 6.0 5.8 6.4 7.0 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.8 6.3 5.4
1,500–1,999 4.6 4.5 4.7 3.3 3.5 3.1 5.6 4.6 6.5 3.8 4.7 3.0
2,000–2,499 4.3 4.3 4.3 3.2 3.0 3.3 4.8 2.7 6.6 2.8 3.8 2.1
2,500–2,999 2.8 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.7 2.3 1.5 1.8 1.2 3.0 2.8 3.1
3,000–3,999 4.8 4.5 5.0 4.1 3.0 4.9 4.7 5.5 4.0 3.1 3.7 2.7
4,000–4,999 4.0 4.1 4.0 1.8 2.1 1.7 4.7 5.6 4.0 4.1 5.4 3.2
5,000–9,999 11.0 11.6 10.6 7.0 7.7 6.5 9.5 9.7 9.4 7.6 10.3 5.6
10,000–14,999 5.7 6.2 5.2 3.3 4.0 2.8 5.5 4.0 6.8 2.0 1.4 2.4
15,000–19,999 2.3 2.5 2.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.4 6.8 2.5 1.5 0.6 2.2
20,000–24,999 2.1 2.2 2.0 0.8 0.4 1.1 2.1 1.6 2.5 1.3 1.5 1.2
25,000–29,999 1.4 1.8 1.2 0 0 0 1.4 2.3 0.7 1.0 0.2 1.6
30,000–34,999 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.4 0.9 0 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.8 1.8 0.1
35,000–39,999 1.1 1.1 1.1 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.9 1.9 0 0.8 0.6 0.9
40,000–44,999 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.7 1.5 0 0.2 0.6 0
45,000–49,999 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.4 0
50,000 or more 4.1 5.1 3.3 3.2 5.1 1.8 4.8 6.6 3.3 1.7 1.4 1.9
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,500 1,718 1,246 400 486 365 1,626 2,080 1,297 506 700 434
Number (thousands) 19,678 8,871 10,807 911 385 526 609 273 336 664 283 381
 
Table 7.B6. Percentage distribution of persons in recipient families, by quintile of per-capita total family money income, 2004
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 1.6 5.0 1.5 1.2 1.3 0.8
1–249 25.6 46.2 37.7 26.8 22.9 12.3
250–499 8.6 11.4 13.2 10.2 6.5 5.3
500–749 5.2 4.5 6.0 7.0 5.7 2.9
750–999 4.0 4.8 6.4 3.2 4.1 2.9
1,000–1,499 5.9 5.1 6.3 6.9 6.0 5.0
1,500–1,999 4.6 4.8 5.9 5.5 4.2 3.5
2,000–2,499 4.2 2.5 4.3 5.9 4.2 3.5
2,500–2,999 2.7 1.5 1.5 3.8 2.7 3.0
3,000–3,999 4.7 4.9 5.5 5.6 5.6 2.8
4,000–4,999 3.9 2.9 4.3 4.8 4.4 3.0
5,000–9,999 10.8 4.5 5.5 10.3 16.6 11.6
10,000–14,999 5.6 1.0 1.5 6.1 7.1 7.9
15,000–19,999 2.3 0.6 0.2 1.1 3.5 3.9
20,000–24,999 2.1 0.1 0 0.7 1.9 5.2
25,000–29,999 1.4 0 0 0.3 1.4 3.4
30,000–34,999 1.0 0 0 0.3 1.1 2.5
35,000–39,999 1.1 0 0 0.1 0.7 3.1
40,000–44,999 0.4 0 0 0 0.1 1.3
45,000–49,999 0.4 0 0 0 0 1.4
50,000 or more 4.1 0 0 0.1 0.1 14.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,378 243 417 1,000 1,894 6,891
Number (thousands) 21,402 2,236 3,408 4,601 5,220 5,937
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $9,508, $13,599, $19,120, and $30,199.
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, 2004
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 0.8 3.0 0.5 0.2 1.3 0.3
1–249 31.5 55.6 42.4 32.7 29.9 16.4
250–499 8.4 11.6 14.1 9.6 5.5 5.0
500–749 5.4 5.4 7.4 7.6 4.7 3.1
750–999 3.2 2.3 4.3 2.9 3.4 3.0
1,000–1,499 5.9 3.7 7.1 7.2 6.6 4.5
1,500–1,999 4.7 6.8 6.1 6.0 3.6 3.0
2,000–2,499 4.1 3.1 5.2 6.3 2.6 3.2
2,500–2,999 3.7 1.6 2.5 6.2 3.1 3.5
3,000–3,999 5.4 3.6 4.6 6.1 7.7 3.9
4,000–4,999 3.8 2.5 3.3 4.2 4.5 3.6
5,000–9,999 10.8 0.9 2.2 9.2 19.0 14.4
10,000–14,999 3.9 0 0.1 1.6 5.1 8.4
15,000–19,999 1.8 0 0 0.3 2.6 4.2
20,000–24,999 1.6 0 0 0 0.4 5.5
25,000–29,999 0.5 0 0 0 0 1.9
30,000–34,999 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.8
35,000–39,999 1.0 0 0 0 0 3.5
40,000–44,999 0.3 0 0 0 0 1.2
45,000–49,999 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.9
50,000 or more 2.7 0 0 0 0 9.7
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,000 200 321 701 1,317 5,050
Number (thousands) 5,980 603 1,024 1,326 1,361 1,666
Persons in 2-person families
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 2.1 7.3 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.0
1–249 22.2 41.4 35.3 24.5 17.6 9.9
250–499 8.7 11.5 13.0 10.4 7.3 5.2
500–749 5.1 4.4 5.6 6.7 6.4 2.7
750–999 4.3 5.3 7.7 3.4 3.6 3.2
1,000–1,499 5.6 5.2 5.7 6.4 5.5 5.0
1,500–1,999 4.7 4.0 5.7 5.0 5.1 3.8
2,000–2,499 4.4 2.0 4.6 5.9 5.0 3.5
2,500–2,999 2.3 1.4 0.9 3.0 2.1 2.9
3,000–3,999 4.6 5.8 6.1 5.5 4.9 2.3
4,000–4,999 4.1 2.9 4.1 5.6 5.0 2.5
5,000–9,999 11.1 6.1 7.2 10.8 17.1 10.4
10,000–14,999 6.5 1.6 1.7 8.4 8.3 8.2
15,000–19,999 2.4 1.1 0.4 1.3 3.8 3.7
20,000–24,999 2.3 0 0 0.9 2.5 5.5
25,000–29,999 1.8 0 0 0 2.2 4.5
30,000–34,999 1.4 0 0 0.4 1.2 3.4
35,000–39,999 1.1 0 0 0.2 0.9 2.9
40,000–44,999 0.3 0 0 0 0.1 1.1
45,000–49,999 0.5 0 0 0 0 1.7
50,000 or more 4.7 0 0 0 0 16.3
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,604 258 496 1,100 2,254 8,254
Number (thousands) 12,532 1,267 2,053 2,636 3,001 3,575
Persons in families of 3 or more
Total percent 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Loss 1.0 0.8 2.3 0.9 0.7 1.0
1–249 28.1 47.6 38.0 23.7 30.2 14.7
250–499 8.3 11.1 11.9 11.0 5.5 6.0
500–749 4.8 3.7 4.5 7.2 4.6 3.6
750–999 4.6 7.3 4.4 3.1 7.2 1.4
1,000–1,499 7.0 7.1 7.6 8.3 6.4 6.4
1,500–1,999 3.9 4.2 6.5 6.2 1.9 2.7
2,000–2,499 3.9 3.3 0 5.5 4.2 4.1
2,500–2,999 2.7 1.5 1.7 2.1 4.1 2.4
3,000–3,999 4.2 4.1 4.4 5.3 4.9 2.5
4,000–4,999 3.7 3.3 9.0 3.1 2.0 3.9
5,000–9,999 9.5 4.9 5.0 10.5 11.0 11.1
10,000–14,999 4.9 0.7 4.2 6.1 6.0 4.9
15,000–19,999 2.6 0 0 2.4 3.7 4.0
20,000–24,999 1.7 0.3 0 1.7 2.1 2.8
25,000–29,999 1.2 0 0.5 2.4 0.9 1.5
30,000–34,999 1.2 0 0 0.2 2.1 2.3
35,000–39,999 1.1 0 0 0 1.4 2.7
40,000–44,999 0.9 0 0 0 0.6 3.0
45,000–49,999 0.3 0 0 0 0 1.1
50,000 or more 4.6 0 0 0.5 0.5 18.0
Median family asset income (dollars) 1,155 298 444 1,300 1,017 5,170
Number (thousands) 2,891 366 331 638 859 697
NOTE: Per-capita family total money income quintile limits are $9,508, $13,599, $19,120, and $30,199.