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PINC-08. Source of Income in 2008-People 15 Years Old and Over, By Income of Specified Type in 2008, Age, Race, Hispanic Origin, and Sex

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

(Numbers in thousands. People 15 years old and over as of March of the following year. Social Security income may include a small number of people who report Railroad Retirement Income as Social Security Income. Retirement Income includes payments reported as survivor, disability, or retirement benefits. Rents, royalties, estates or trusts includes estates and trusts reported as survivor benefits)

  Total with Income $1 to $2,499 or loss $2,500 to $4,999 $5,000 to $7,499 $7,500 to $9,999 $10,000 to $12,499 $12,500 to $14,999 $15,000 to $17,499 $17,500 to $19,999 $20,000 to $22,499
25 Years and Over
Black alone (2)
    Total 9,157 269 208 408 607 581 385 417 326 514
Earnings 6,951 251 169 238 175 320 146 279 200 464
  Wages and Salary 6,624 198 163 210 166 308 139 273 194 434
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 462 111 19 41 18 35 5 18 6 42
  Farm Self-Employment 47 41 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Social Security 1,711 43 64 177 307 350 304 196 124 54
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 507 69 65 106 192 31 19 8 9 4
Public Assistance 70 45 17 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Veterans Benefits 313 44 49 20 10 50 9 29 8 12
Survivor Benefits 60 18 6 7 9 5 2 2 2 3
Disability Benefits 110 11 5 22 26 8 10 3 10 0
Unemployment Compensation 491 190 118 74 52 24 13 5 1 5
Workers Compensation 86 33 8 13 13 3 0 2 8 4
Property Income 2,602 2,175 122 89 46 25 35 17 20 11
  Interest 2,445 2,196 89 51 33 14 27 7 1 7
  Dividends 501 402 21 39 1 6 0 2 0 9
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 287 149 42 31 9 27 11 3 2 3
Retirement Income 811 83 79 83 85 74 48 37 32 31
  Company or Union Retirement 454 49 62 51 50 49 28 16 20 21
  Federal Government Retirement 76 1 3 5 1 5 0 5 0 6
  Military Retirement 90 0 3 3 17 12 10 6 7 7
  State or Local Government Retirement 136 8 6 17 11 10 11 8 4 0
  Railroad Retirement 13 1 1 2 5 0 1 1 0 0
  Annuities 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 7 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
  Other or Don't Know 41 15 2 9 6 4 0 3 0 0
Pension Income 671 56 68 57 61 64 42 32 24 31
  Company or Union Retirement 409 46 59 41 46 43 23 16 16 21
  Federal Government Retirement 62 0 3 5 0 5 0 4 0 7
  Military Retirement 85 0 3 3 13 12 10 6 5 7
  State or Local Government Retirement 118 3 4 11 7 10 9 8 3 0
  Railroad Retirement 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
  Annuities 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alimony 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Child Support 13 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assistance 139 45 37 30 6 5 0 4 0 2
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
50 34 4 2 3 3 0 0 4 0
Other Income, N.E.C. 36 27 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 8,413 249 207 376 439 611 407 454 300 496
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
8,599 253 195 374 426 556 355 405 295 508
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 1,722 45 65 177 311 350 307 197 124 54
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
2,061 76 65 189 309 310 256 158 119 85
  Government Transfer Payments 3,017 287 246 328 522 437 316 237 156 91
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 564 103 81 101 194 31 24 8 9 4
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
2,157 87 101 248 490 393 330 212 136 59
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
1,338 177 157 173 265 97 71 49 37 41

 

  $22,500 to $24,999 $25,000 to $27,499 $27,500 to $29,999 $30,000 to $32,499 $32,500 to $34,999 $35,000 to $37,499 $37,500 to $39,999 $40,000 to $42,499 $42,500 to $44,999 $45,000 to $47,499
25 Years and Over
Black alone (2)
    Total 297 506 277 490 183 428 136 460 145 247
Earnings 210 431 202 442 142 395 127 479 75 248
  Wages and Salary 205 396 199 430 145 361 121 481 78 239
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 6 29 8 14 3 29 2 9 0 4
  Farm Self-Employment 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Social Security 29 37 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Assistance 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterans Benefits 15 0 3 18 25 6 3 6 0 0
Survivor Benefits 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability Benefits 6 1 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Unemployment Compensation 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Workers Compensation 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Property Income 3 19 3 3 6 3 2 2 4 0
  Interest 4 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
  Dividends 0 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
Retirement Income 64 36 17 34 13 35 5 9 2 3
  Company or Union Retirement 31 9 4 10 7 27 5 2 0 2
  Federal Government Retirement 13 0 5 11 2 5 0 0 2 2
  Military Retirement 0 12 2 2 5 1 0 2 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 12 10 6 11 2 2 2 2 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Other or Don't Know 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pension Income 56 35 15 29 13 29 5 9 0 3
  Company or Union Retirement 31 8 4 7 7 21 5 2 0 2
  Federal Government Retirement 8 0 3 8 2 5 0 0 0 2
  Military Retirement 0 12 2 2 5 1 0 2 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 12 10 6 11 2 2 2 2 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alimony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Support 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assistance 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 2
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income, N.E.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 259 476 215 448 142 406 134 473 80 247
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
303 517 255 480 162 438 147 474 103 256
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 30 37 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
91 86 46 53 28 36 17 20 20 7
  Government Transfer Payments 68 59 26 40 26 25 10 19 14 5
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
34 37 1 7 0 0 1 0 2 0
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
64 37 17 34 18 35 9 9 2 3

 

  $47,500 to $49,999 $50,000 to $52,499 $52,500 to $54,999 $55,000 to $57,499 $57,500 to $59,999 $60,000 to $62,499 $62,500 to $64,999 $65,000 to $67,499 $67,500 to $69,999 $70,000 to $72,499
25 Years and Over
Black alone (2)
    Total 146 354 106 158 80 232 73 114 48 114
Earnings 101 354 79 144 54 250 35 93 30 108
  Wages and Salary 97 340 75 142 55 237 34 94 26 104
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 1 14 1 5 0 11 0 0 4 8
  Farm Self-Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Assistance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterans Benefits 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
Survivor Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unemployment Compensation 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
Workers Compensation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Property Income 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Interest 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Dividends 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement Income 2 4 3 2 4 7 0 0 0 6
  Company or Union Retirement 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 2
  Federal Government Retirement 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
  Military Retirement 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Other or Don't Know 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pension Income 2 4 3 2 4 7 0 0 0 6
  Company or Union Retirement 0 0 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 2
  Federal Government Retirement 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
  Military Retirement 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alimony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Support 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assistance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income, N.E.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 102 364 81 146 61 245 40 94 32 107
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
113 365 91 155 69 251 44 100 37 110
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
7 19 9 7 7 8 3 5 3 7
  Government Transfer Payments 17 21 12 5 9 5 2 1 3 8
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
1 4 3 2 4 7 0 0 1 6

 

  $72,500 to $74,999 $75,000 to $77,499 $77,500 to $79,999 $80,000 to $82,499 $82,500 to $84,999 $85,000 to $87,499 $87,500 to $89,999 $90,000 to $92,499 $92,500 to $94,999 $95,000 to $97,499
25 Years and Over
Black alone (2)
    Total 34 107 55 79 32 40 11 59 22 31
Earnings 18 113 19 82 20 36 12 59 6 30
  Wages and Salary 18 118 17 78 20 36 9 53 6 25
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Farm Self-Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Assistance 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterans Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Survivor Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disability Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unemployment Compensation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Workers Compensation 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Property Income 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
  Interest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Dividends 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Retirement Income 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Company or Union Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Military Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Other or Don't Know 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pension Income 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Company or Union Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Military Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alimony 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Support 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assistance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income, N.E.C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 18 117 21 84 19 36 12 60 8 30
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
23 115 32 80 19 41 9 62 12 28
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 3 0
  Government Transfer Payments 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 0 3 0
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

    Median Income Mean Income Gini Ratio  
$97,500 to $99,999 $100,000 and over Value (Dol) Standard Error (Dol) Value (Dol) Standard Error (Dol) Ratio Standard Error B-CELL
25 Years and Over
Black alone (2)
    Total 19 359 28,055 517 36,416 587 0.441 0.0104 1,430
Earnings 8 307 32,214 282 39,935 730 0.412 0.0118 1,430
  Wages and Salary 8 291 32,489 551 40,216 750 0.405 0.0120 1,430
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 0 15 15,281 2,533 23,515 2,000 0.571 0.0475 1,430
  Farm Self-Employment 0 1 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Social Security 0 0 11,878 176 12,565 184 0.261 0.0203 1,430
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 0 0 7,678 175 7,215 219 0.304 0.0356 1,430
Public Assistance 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Veterans Benefits 0 0 11,684 526 15,339 884 0.483 0.0430 1,430
Survivor Benefits 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Disability Benefits 0 0 9,149 597 11,843 1,009 0.372 0.0847 1,430
Unemployment Compensation 3 0 3,681 281 5,767 543 0.546 0.0685 1,430
Workers Compensation 0 0 5,387 1,324 7,363 1,085 0.501 0.1061 1,430
Property Income 0 5 1,496 35 2,390 193 0.538 0.1246 1,430
  Interest 2 0 1,392 34 1,294 123 0.262 0.0932 1,430
  Dividends 0 0 1,558 83 3,083 491 0.609 0.1167 1,430
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 0 2,402 263 5,268 835 0.541 0.1114 1,430
Retirement Income 8 0 12,554 735 17,655 686 0.465 0.0324 1,430
  Company or Union Retirement 2 0 10,788 653 15,050 771 0.459 0.0432 1,430
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 24,487 2,680 27,222 2,244 0.346 0.0940 1,430
  Military Retirement 2 0 15,047 1,919 19,262 1,889 0.311 0.1077 1,430
  State or Local Government Retirement 4 0 17,089 3,972 23,344 2,181 0.452 0.0803 1,430
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  Annuities 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  Other or Don't Know 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Pension Income 8 0 14,248 938 18,975 787 0.456 0.0354 1,430
  Company or Union Retirement 2 0 10,769 698 15,077 829 0.462 0.0461 1,430
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  Military Retirement 2 0 15,425 1,962 19,718 1,990 0.324 0.1092 1,430
  State or Local Government Retirement 4 0 23,232 3,542 25,854 2,383 0.425 0.0847 1,430
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  Annuities 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Alimony 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Child Support 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Educational Assistance 0 0 4,167 482 7,275 1,059 0.570 0.0977 1,430
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Other Income, N.E.C. 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 9 307 27,146 288 35,549 619 0.439 0.0108 1,430
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
16 326 28,612 544 36,444 609 0.430 0.0107 1,430
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 0 0 11,882 177 12,582 186 0.262 0.0203 1,430
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
4 4 13,308 265 17,377 365 0.381 0.0208 1,430
  Government Transfer Payments 5 4 10,721 188 13,666 278 0.423 0.0184 1,430
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 0 0 7,398 291 7,097 308 0.358 0.0424 1,430
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
0 0 10,973 177 11,821 171 0.284 0.0185 1,430
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
8 0 9,020 206 13,694 470 0.000 0.0000 1,430

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