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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 11,406 437 310 661 1,032 897 635 663 507 678
Earnings 8,144 285 224 309 284 480 288 453 380 584
  Wages and Salary 7,935 261 209 290 280 474 281 447 369 572
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 347 119 23 31 11 12 7 10 9 23
  Farm Self-Employment 49 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security 2,395 87 193 377 605 475 332 170 66 40
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 772 144 110 139 293 53 7 8 7 0
Public Assistance 406 224 90 59 18 4 4 1 3 0
Veterans Benefits 73 19 9 2 5 11 18 0 0 0
Survivor Benefits 160 43 20 25 16 17 11 6 8 4
Disability Benefits 124 23 17 17 28 13 4 2 2 7
Unemployment Compensation 501 225 123 51 50 24 6 4 10 4
Workers Compensation 74 26 12 10 6 3 2 2 2 0
Property Income 3,135 2,732 133 92 41 36 16 18 1 14
  Interest 3,000 2,751 80 70 21 28 9 12 2 5
  Dividends 490 420 30 14 1 6 0 2 0 7
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 250 150 29 18 11 12 10 0 0 2
Retirement Income 943 124 108 99 93 104 57 59 53 49
  Company or Union Retirement 470 92 74 51 49 55 17 17 28 27
  Federal Government Retirement 107 0 6 13 9 3 12 14 11 4
  Military Retirement 10 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 2 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 242 10 9 21 13 27 26 25 9 15
  Railroad Retirement 6 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 15 6 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 28 11 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0
  Other or Don't Know 83 12 22 14 16 8 1 0 6 0
Pension Income 703 80 85 66 52 77 46 57 41 35
  Company or Union Retirement 378 70 63 43 35 53 14 18 17 17
  Federal Government Retirement 79 0 4 3 3 1 7 12 12 2
  Military Retirement 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 212 4 8 17 9 21 25 25 9 15
  Railroad Retirement 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alimony 25 7 3 0 6 1 0 2 2 1
Child Support 735 321 183 149 30 29 12 2 1 2
Educational Assistance 385 162 98 40 32 16 19 9 0 4
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
151 75 16 22 14 8 3 5 0 0
Other Income, N.E.C. 47 13 7 3 3 5 5 0 0 3

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 10,170 283 320 626 813 885 588 613 443 629
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
10,448 280 310 608 792 848 571 601 456 667
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 2,401 87 193 377 607 476 332 171 66 40
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
2,819 122 192 375 600 441 320 169 95 88
  Government Transfer Payments 4,055 516 402 514 953 565 381 240 127 68
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 1,118 319 189 191 300 60 23 11 12 0
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
3,244 288 253 492 894 539 362 204 93 47
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
2,014 425 284 279 381 153 80 80 63 56

 

  $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 428 620 385 580 262 472 215 417 132 253
Earnings 345 521 302 575 198 459 159 412 66 246
  Wages and Salary 336 507 302 551 202 448 158 401 66 244
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 10 13 2 24 0 9 4 9 0 2
  Farm Self-Employment 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security 13 16 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Assistance 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterans Benefits 2 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0
Survivor Benefits 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0
Disability Benefits 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Unemployment Compensation 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Workers Compensation 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Property Income 0 17 8 5 8 0 3 0 0 3
  Interest 6 1 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
  Dividends 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1
Retirement Income 31 29 20 22 21 25 4 8 3 4
  Company or Union Retirement 10 4 8 8 9 4 0 1 3 4
  Federal Government Retirement 5 5 5 2 9 7 1 0 0 0
  Military Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 16 14 6 11 4 9 4 8 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
  IRA, Keogh, or 401(K) 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Other or Don't Know 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Pension Income 26 15 21 20 21 21 5 5 3 4
  Company or Union Retirement 5 2 8 7 9 3 0 1 3 4
  Federal Government Retirement 5 5 3 2 9 7 1 0 0 0
  Military Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 16 9 8 11 4 9 4 4 0 0
  Railroad Retirement 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Annuities 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alimony 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Support 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assistance 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Income, N.E.C. 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 372 544 299 574 212 462 162 422 71 249
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
415 588 347 603 230 496 180 435 85 260
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 13 16 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
68 70 56 48 19 34 16 19 13 12
  Government Transfer Payments 68 45 28 27 6 26 16 12 5 5
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
26 19 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
42 35 20 22 21 25 4 8 3 4

 

  $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 179 329 101 128 66 163 73 83 34 108
Earnings 134 320 61 132 28 199 31 87 29 105
  Wages and Salary 131 315 61 134 28 180 33 82 29 103
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 0 3 0 0 0 12 0 3 0 2
  Farm Self-Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social Security 0 15 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
Survivor Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 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 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  Interest 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Dividends 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement Income 4 2 8 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
  Company or Union Retirement 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Military Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 2 2 7 2 2 1 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 2 2 8 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
  Company or Union Retirement 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
  Military Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  State or Local Government Retirement 0 2 7 2 2 1 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 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assistance 0 1 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 134 334 64 134 31 199 31 89 31 102
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
148 338 67 138 35 199 40 90 32 106
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
4 25 2 4 2 9 2 0 0 3
  Government Transfer Payments 5 29 1 4 2 7 0 0 0 0
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
4 2 8 2 2 4 0 0 0 0

 

  $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 35 49 37 70 34 28 10 42 19 17
Earnings 16 49 31 62 15 30 8 42 9 10
  Wages and Salary 13 52 31 62 15 31 7 37 10 9
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterans Benefits 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Interest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Dividends 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Retirement Income 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
  Company or Union Retirement 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 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 0 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 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
  Company or Union Retirement 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 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 0 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 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 16 47 28 62 17 29 5 38 12 15
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
24 51 32 64 18 31 5 37 12 12
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Government Transfer Payments 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
0 2 2 0 0 0 2 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 4 212 22,064 235 28,251 337 0.427 0.0087 1,430
Earnings 4 173 27,105 259 32,076 428 0.385 0.0100 1,430
  Wages and Salary 4 167 27,209 263 32,187 435 0.384 0.0102 1,430
  Nonfarm Self-Employment 0 6 7,547 1,695 16,649 1,455 0.587 0.0457 1,430
  Farm Self-Employment 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Social Security 0 0 9,736 121 10,431 138 0.280 0.0173 1,430
SSI (Supplemental Security Income) 0 0 7,377 253 6,601 174 0.322 0.0280 1,430
Public Assistance 0 0 2,267 134 3,391 209 0.489 0.0504 1,430
Veterans Benefits 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Survivor Benefits 0 0 6,738 768 9,557 985 0.497 0.0830 1,430
Disability Benefits 0 0 7,922 649 9,061 760 0.436 0.0761 1,430
Unemployment Compensation 0 0 3,018 272 4,418 259 0.488 0.0436 1,430
Workers Compensation 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
Property Income 0 2 1,435 31 1,681 136 0.398 0.3924 1,430
  Interest 0 0 1,364 30 1,019 78 0.091 0.0884 1,430
  Dividends 0 0 1,458 79 1,764 266 0.415 0.1422 1,430
  Rents, Royalties, Estates or Trusts 0 2 2,076 157 5,394 1,220 0.634 0.1066 1,430
Retirement Income 0 1 11,127 440 14,616 515 0.460 0.0291 1,430
  Company or Union Retirement 0 0 8,412 667 11,846 702 0.504 0.0459 1,430
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 17,004 1,183 19,149 1,340 0.333 0.0734 1,430
  Military Retirement 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  State or Local Government Retirement 0 0 16,437 940 19,901 1,011 0.350 0.0545 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 6,339 978 7,909 903 0.445 0.1055 1,430
Pension Income 0 0 12,246 602 15,726 617 0.445 0.0338 1,430
  Company or Union Retirement 0 0 8,528 830 12,185 831 0.505 0.0527 1,430
  Federal Government Retirement 0 0 19,301 2,068 22,097 1,556 0.313 0.0825 1,430
  Military Retirement 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430
  State or Local Government Retirement 0 0 17,156 1,362 20,613 1,056 0.334 0.0579 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 1 0 3,137 222 4,219 273 0.484 0.0495 1,430
Educational Assistance 0 0 3,272 299 4,879 335 0.501 0.0533 1,430
Financial Assistance from Outside the
 Household
0 0 2,514 691 5,156 649 0.544 0.0858 1,430
Other Income, N.E.C. 0 0 (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) (B) 1,430

Combinations of Income Types:
  Earnings & Social Security 4 178 22,041 240 28,144 359 0.420 0.0092 1,430
  Earnings, Social Security, or
      Other Retirement
7 188 23,047 368 28,714 352 0.413 0.0090 1,430
  Social Security or Railroad Retirement 0 0 9,740 121 10,440 138 0.281 0.0173 1,430
  Social Security or Other Retirement
      Income or Both
0 3 10,680 180 13,754 249 0.385 0.0191 1,430
  Government Transfer Payments 0 1 9,062 100 10,542 165 0.397 0.0156 1,430
  Public Assistance or SSI or Both 0 0 5,666 262 5,795 153 0.390 0.0245 1,430
  Social Security, Public Assistance,
      or SSI or Both
0 0 9,145 95 9,700 122 0.312 0.0149 1,430
  Retirement, SSI or Public Assistance
      or Both
0 1 7,622 186 10,059 282 0.000 0.0000 1,430

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