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Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2008

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2009 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

(Numbers in thousands. Households as of March of the following year. A.O.I.C. stands for alone or in combination )

  Total Lowest fifth Second fifth Middle fifth Fourth fifth Highest fifth Top 5 percent
 
Number
117,181 23,436 23,436 23,436 23,436 23,436 5,861
 
Lower limit
(X) (X) 20,712 39,000 62,750 100,250 180,000

Type of residence
 
Inside metropolitan statistical areas
97,865 18,605 18,968 19,353 19,815 21,124 5,458
  Inside principal cities 39,065 9,266 8,214 7,771 6,937 6,877 1,894
  Outside principal cities 58,800 9,339 10,754 11,582 12,878 14,246 3,564
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 19,315 4,828 4,473 4,084 3,617 2,312 403

Region
 
Northeast
21,309 4,144 3,782 4,015 4,244 5,124 1,386
Midwest 26,282 5,094 5,557 5,373 5,540 4,718 1,016
South 43,423 9,514 9,449 8,800 8,149 7,510 1,792
West 26,166 4,682 4,652 5,249 5,500 6,084 1,667

Race and Hispanic Origin of householder
 
All Races
117,181 23,434 23,441 23,438 23,433 23,436 5,861
White A.O.I.C. 96,601 17,677 18,869 19,474 20,154 20,427 5,193
  White alone (1) 95,297 17,396 18,597 19,193 19,902 20,209 5,140
      White alone, not Hispanic 82,884 14,190 15,496 16,487 17,906 18,805 4,900
Black A.O.I.C. 15,056 4,759 3,663 3,007 2,157 1,470 235
  Black alone (2) 14,595 4,630 3,557 2,905 2,091 1,411 224
  Asian A.O.I.C. 4,805 789 728 824 971 1,494 432
      Asian alone (3) 4,573 754 690 780 919 1,430 409
Hispanic (of any race) 13,425 3,495 3,367 2,896 2,146 1,522 260

Type of household
 
Family households
78,850 9,491 13,841 16,107 18,927 20,484 5,243
  Married-couple families 59,118 4,232 8,684 11,812 15,805 18,585 4,951
  Male householder,
      no wife present
5,252 822 1,195 1,294 1,115 825 154
  Female householder,
      no husband present
14,480 4,437 3,962 3,001 2,006 1,074 138
Nonfamily households 38,331 13,943 9,600 7,330 4,506 2,952 618
  Male householder 17,694 5,060 4,418 3,870 2,582 1,764 368
    Living alone 13,758 4,673 3,740 2,853 1,553 940 206
  Female householder 20,637 8,883 5,182 3,460 1,924 1,188 250
    Living alone 17,899 8,548 4,681 2,764 1,257 648 135

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
92,346 14,905 16,594 19,228 20,536 21,083 5,285
  15 to 24 years 6,357 1,965 1,826 1,361 830 374 51
  25 to 34 years 19,302 3,223 3,983 4,503 4,443 3,150 566
  35 to 44 years 22,171 2,907 3,587 4,555 5,375 5,746 1,444
  45 to 54 years 24,633 3,366 3,754 4,950 5,743 6,820 1,833
  55 to 64 years 19,883 3,444 3,443 3,859 4,145 4,992 1,391
65 years and over 24,834 8,528 6,847 4,209 2,897 2,353 576
  65 to 74 years 12,842 3,325 3,335 2,493 1,982 1,707 431
  75 years and over 11,992 5,203 3,512 1,716 914 646 145
Mean age of householder 50 54 51 48 47 48 49
Aggregate age 5,831,040 1,273,422 1,200,231 1,125,862 1,100,804 1,130,720 289,094

Number of earners
 
No earners
24,944 13,733 6,544 2,659 1,301 707 105
One earner 43,232 8,338 12,289 10,879 6,899 4,827 1,388
Two earners or more 49,005 1,363 4,608 9,900 15,233 17,902 4,368
  Two earners 39,250 1,259 4,141 8,522 12,226 13,102 3,251
  Three earners 7,245 91 400 1,152 2,304 3,298 738
  Four earners 2,511 13 67 226 702 1,502 379
Mean numbers of earners 1 0 1 1 2 2 2
Aggregate earners 158,498 11,392 22,638 33,317 42,434 48,717 12,097

Work experience of householder
 
Worked
80,627 8,309 14,144 17,803 19,657 20,713 5,160
  Worked at full-time jobs 67,585 5,035 11,385 15,297 17,399 18,469 4,568
    50 weeks or more 56,910 2,900 9,051 12,863 15,291 16,804 4,227
    27 to 49 weeks 6,977 1,011 1,536 1,619 1,522 1,289 262
    26 weeks or less 3,698 1,124 797 815 586 376 79
  Worked at part-time jobs 13,042 3,274 2,760 2,506 2,259 2,244 592
    50 weeks or more 7,179 1,507 1,542 1,415 1,319 1,396 371
    27 to 49 weeks 2,777 718 566 544 474 475 138
    26 weeks or less 3,087 1,049 652 547 465 373 84
Did not work 36,554 15,125 9,296 5,635 3,776 2,723 701

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
78,825 10,595 13,480 15,759 18,415 20,577 5,309
Renter occupied 36,761 12,190 9,569 7,417 4,823 2,762 536
Occupier paid no cash rent 1,595 649 392 262 195 98 16

 

  Horizontal Percents
Total Lowest fifth Second fifth Middle fifth Fourth fifth Highest fifth Top 5 percent
 
Number
100.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 5.0
 
Lower limit
(X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Type of residence
 
Inside metropolitan statistical areas
100.0 19.0 19.4 19.8 20.2 21.6 5.6
  Inside principal cities 100.0 23.7 21.0 19.9 17.8 17.6 4.8
  Outside principal cities 100.0 15.9 18.3 19.7 21.9 24.2 6.1
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 100.0 25.0 23.2 21.1 18.7 12.0 2.1

Region
 
Northeast
100.0 19.4 17.8 18.8 19.9 24.0 6.5
Midwest 100.0 19.4 21.1 20.4 21.1 18.0 3.9
South 100.0 21.9 21.8 20.3 18.8 17.3 4.1
West 100.0 17.9 17.8 20.1 21.0 23.2 6.4

Race and Hispanic Origin of householder
 
All Races
100.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 5.0
White A.O.I.C. 100.0 18.3 19.5 20.2 20.9 21.1 5.4
  White alone (1) 100.0 18.3 19.5 20.1 20.9 21.2 5.4
      White alone, not Hispanic 100.0 17.1 18.7 19.9 21.6 22.7 5.9
Black A.O.I.C. 100.0 31.6 24.3 20.0 14.3 9.8 1.6
  Black alone (2) 100.0 31.7 24.4 19.9 14.3 9.7 1.5
  Asian A.O.I.C. 100.0 16.4 15.1 17.1 20.2 31.1 9.0
      Asian alone (3) 100.0 16.5 15.1 17.1 20.1 31.3 8.9
Hispanic (of any race) 100.0 26.0 25.1 21.6 16.0 11.3 1.9

Type of household
 
Family households
100.0 12.0 17.6 20.4 24.0 26.0 6.6
  Married-couple families 100.0 7.2 14.7 20.0 26.7 31.4 8.4
  Male householder,
      no wife present
100.0 15.7 22.8 24.6 21.2 15.7 2.9
  Female householder,
      no husband present
100.0 30.6 27.4 20.7 13.9 7.4 1.0
Nonfamily households 100.0 36.4 25.0 19.1 11.8 7.7 1.6
  Male householder 100.0 28.6 25.0 21.9 14.6 10.0 2.1
    Living alone 100.0 34.0 27.2 20.7 11.3 6.8 1.5
  Female householder 100.0 43.0 25.1 16.8 9.3 5.8 1.2
    Living alone 100.0 47.8 26.2 15.4 7.0 3.6 0.8

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
100.0 16.1 18.0 20.8 22.2 22.8 5.7
  15 to 24 years 100.0 30.9 28.7 21.4 13.1 5.9 0.8
  25 to 34 years 100.0 16.7 20.6 23.3 23.0 16.3 2.9
  35 to 44 years 100.0 13.1 16.2 20.5 24.2 25.9 6.5
  45 to 54 years 100.0 13.7 15.2 20.1 23.3 27.7 7.4
  55 to 64 years 100.0 17.3 17.3 19.4 20.8 25.1 7.0
65 years and over 100.0 34.3 27.6 16.9 11.7 9.5 2.3
  65 to 74 years 100.0 25.9 26.0 19.4 15.4 13.3 3.4
  75 years and over 100.0 43.4 29.3 14.3 7.6 5.4 1.2
Mean age of householder (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Aggregate age (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Number of earners
 
No earners
100.0 55.1 26.2 10.7 5.2 2.8 0.4
One earner 100.0 19.3 28.4 25.2 16.0 11.2 3.2
Two earners or more 100.0 2.8 9.4 20.2 31.1 36.5 8.9
  Two earners 100.0 3.2 10.6 21.7 31.2 33.4 8.3
  Three earners 100.0 1.3 5.5 15.9 31.8 45.5 10.2
  Four earners 100.0 0.5 2.7 9.0 28.0 59.8 15.1
Mean numbers of earners (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Aggregate earners (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Work experience of householder
 
Worked
100.0 10.3 17.5 22.1 24.4 25.7 6.4
  Worked at full-time jobs 100.0 7.4 16.8 22.6 25.7 27.3 6.8
    50 weeks or more 100.0 5.1 15.9 22.6 26.9 29.5 7.4
    27 to 49 weeks 100.0 14.5 22.0 23.2 21.8 18.5 3.8
    26 weeks or less 100.0 30.4 21.6 22.0 15.8 10.2 2.1
  Worked at part-time jobs 100.0 25.1 21.2 19.2 17.3 17.2 4.5
    50 weeks or more 100.0 21.0 21.5 19.7 18.4 19.4 5.2
    27 to 49 weeks 100.0 25.9 20.4 19.6 17.1 17.1 5.0
    26 weeks or less 100.0 34.0 21.1 17.7 15.1 12.1 2.7
Did not work 100.0 41.4 25.4 15.4 10.3 7.4 1.9

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
100.0 13.4 17.1 20.0 23.4 26.1 6.7
Renter occupied 100.0 33.2 26.0 20.2 13.1 7.5 1.5
Occupier paid no cash rent 100.0 40.7 24.6 16.4 12.2 6.1 1.0

 

  Vertical Percents
Total Lowest fifth Second fifth Middle fifth Fourth fifth Highest fifth Top 5 percent
 
Number
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
 
Lower limit
(X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Type of residence
 
Inside metropolitan statistical areas
83.5 79.4 80.9 82.6 84.6 90.1 93.1
  Inside principal cities 33.3 39.5 35.0 33.2 29.6 29.3 32.3
  Outside principal cities 50.2 39.9 45.9 49.4 55.0 60.8 60.8
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 16.5 20.6 19.1 17.4 15.4 9.9 6.9

Region
 
Northeast
18.2 17.7 16.1 17.1 18.1 21.9 23.7
Midwest 22.4 21.7 23.7 22.9 23.6 20.1 17.3
South 37.1 40.6 40.3 37.5 34.8 32.0 30.6
West 22.3 20.0 19.9 22.4 23.5 26.0 28.4

Race and Hispanic Origin of householder
 
All Races
100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
White A.O.I.C. 82.4 75.4 80.5 83.1 86.0 87.2 88.6
  White alone (1) 81.3 74.2 79.4 81.9 84.9 86.2 87.7
      White alone, not Hispanic 70.7 60.5 66.1 70.3 76.4 80.2 83.6
Black A.O.I.C. 12.8 20.3 15.6 12.8 9.2 6.3 4.0
  Black alone (2) 12.5 19.8 15.2 12.4 8.9 6.0 3.8
  Asian A.O.I.C. 4.1 3.4 3.1 3.5 4.1 6.4 7.4
      Asian alone (3) 3.9 3.2 2.9 3.3 3.9 6.1 7.0
Hispanic (of any race) 11.5 14.9 14.4 12.4 9.2 6.5 4.4

Type of household
 
Family households
67.3 40.5 59.1 68.7 80.8 87.4 89.5
  Married-couple families 50.5 18.1 37.1 50.4 67.4 79.3 84.5
  Male householder,
      no wife present
4.5 3.5 5.1 5.5 4.8 3.5 2.6
  Female householder,
      no husband present
12.4 18.9 16.9 12.8 8.6 4.6 2.4
Nonfamily households 32.7 59.5 41.0 31.3 19.2 12.6 10.5
  Male householder 15.1 21.6 18.9 16.5 11.0 7.5 6.3
    Living alone 11.7 19.9 16.0 12.2 6.6 4.0 3.5
  Female householder 17.6 37.9 22.1 14.8 8.2 5.1 4.3
    Living alone 15.3 36.5 20.0 11.8 5.4 2.8 2.3

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
78.8 63.6 70.8 82.0 87.6 90.0 90.2
  15 to 24 years 5.4 8.4 7.8 5.8 3.5 1.6 0.9
  25 to 34 years 16.5 13.8 17.0 19.2 19.0 13.4 9.7
  35 to 44 years 18.9 12.4 15.3 19.4 22.9 24.5 24.6
  45 to 54 years 21.0 14.4 16.0 21.1 24.5 29.1 31.3
  55 to 64 years 17.0 14.7 14.7 16.5 17.7 21.3 23.7
65 years and over 21.2 36.4 29.2 18.0 12.4 10.0 9.8
  65 to 74 years 11.0 14.2 14.2 10.6 8.5 7.3 7.4
  75 years and over 10.2 22.2 15.0 7.3 3.9 2.8 2.5
Mean age of householder (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Aggregate age (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Number of earners
 
No earners
21.3 58.6 27.9 11.3 5.6 3.0 1.8
One earner 36.9 35.6 52.4 46.4 29.4 20.6 23.7
Two earners or more 41.8 5.8 19.7 42.2 65.0 76.4 74.5
  Two earners 33.5 5.4 17.7 36.4 52.2 55.9 55.5
  Three earners 6.2 0.4 1.7 4.9 9.8 14.1 12.6
  Four earners 2.1 0.1 0.3 1.0 3.0 6.4 6.5
Mean numbers of earners (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)
Aggregate earners (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X)

Work experience of householder
 
Worked
68.8 35.5 60.4 76.0 83.9 88.4 88.0
  Worked at full-time jobs 57.7 21.5 48.6 65.3 74.2 78.8 77.9
    50 weeks or more 48.6 12.4 38.6 54.9 65.2 71.7 72.1
    27 to 49 weeks 6.0 4.3 6.6 6.9 6.5 5.5 4.5
    26 weeks or less 3.2 4.8 3.4 3.5 2.5 1.6 1.3
  Worked at part-time jobs 11.1 14.0 11.8 10.7 9.6 9.6 10.1
    50 weeks or more 6.1 6.4 6.6 6.0 5.6 6.0 6.3
    27 to 49 weeks 2.4 3.1 2.4 2.3 2.0 2.0 2.3
    26 weeks or less 2.6 4.5 2.8 2.3 2.0 1.6 1.4
Did not work 31.2 64.5 39.7 24.0 16.1 11.6 12.0

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
67.3 45.2 57.5 67.2 78.6 87.8 90.6
Renter occupied 31.4 52.0 40.8 31.6 20.6 11.8 9.1
Occupier paid no cash rent 1.4 2.8 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.4 0.3

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