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Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2009

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2010 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
117,538 23,508 23,508 23,508 23,508 23,508 5,879
 
Lower limit
(X) (X) 20,450 38,530 61,800 100,000 180,000

Type of residence
 
Inside metropolitan statistical areas
98,379 18,723 18,996 19,424 19,929 21,308 5,507
  Inside principal cities 38,850 9,089 8,091 7,654 7,013 7,003 1,845
  Outside principal cities 59,529 9,633 10,904 11,770 12,916 14,305 3,662
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 19,159 4,778 4,514 4,081 3,584 2,202 372

Region
 
Northeast
21,479 4,070 3,971 4,053 4,199 5,187 1,523
Midwest 26,390 5,117 5,597 5,377 5,609 4,689 1,039
South 43,611 9,620 9,131 8,918 8,404 7,537 1,730
West 26,058 4,694 4,811 5,157 5,300 6,096 1,588

Race and Hispanic Origin of householder
 
All Races
117,538 23,501 23,510 23,505 23,513 23,509 5,879
White A.O.I.C. 96,823 17,519 19,020 19,695 20,059 20,530 5,153
  White alone (1) 95,489 17,218 18,723 19,425 19,820 20,303 5,089
      White alone, not Hispanic 83,158 14,032 15,683 16,858 17,719 18,866 4,809
Black A.O.I.C. 15,212 4,981 3,634 2,866 2,335 1,395 247
  Black alone (2) 14,730 4,843 3,523 2,771 2,260 1,333 226
  Asian A.O.I.C. 4,940 816 731 832 1,001 1,560 492
      Asian alone (3) 4,687 772 688 779 956 1,493 469
Hispanic (of any race) 13,298 3,421 3,302 2,784 2,250 1,542 292

Type of household
 
Family households
78,833 9,815 13,915 16,116 18,623 20,365 5,237
  Married-couple families 58,410 4,198 8,716 11,680 15,291 18,526 4,915
  Male householder,
      no wife present
5,580 953 1,290 1,360 1,188 789 155
  Female householder,
      no husband present
14,843 4,665 3,909 3,076 2,144 1,050 167
Nonfamily households 38,705 13,686 9,595 7,390 4,890 3,144 641
  Male householder 18,263 5,126 4,478 3,856 2,837 1,965 416
    Living alone 13,971 4,605 3,698 2,923 1,706 1,038 227
  Female householder 20,442 8,560 5,117 3,533 2,053 1,179 225
    Living alone 17,428 8,108 4,548 2,794 1,317 661 106

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
92,268 15,663 16,335 18,839 20,260 21,171 5,288
  15 to 24 years 6,233 2,171 1,592 1,331 734 406 65
  25 to 34 years 19,257 3,345 4,019 4,431 4,385 3,077 542
  35 to 44 years 21,519 2,945 3,524 4,490 5,081 5,478 1,352
  45 to 54 years 24,871 3,678 3,644 4,689 5,839 7,021 1,881
  55 to 64 years 20,387 3,524 3,556 3,898 4,221 5,188 1,449
65 years and over 25,270 7,838 7,175 4,666 3,253 2,338 591
  65 to 74 years 13,164 3,194 3,335 2,740 2,167 1,728 470
  75 years and over 12,106 4,644 3,839 1,926 1,086 611 121
Mean age of householder 50 54 52 49 48 49 50
Aggregate age 5,896,276 1,258,438 1,228,386 1,146,252 1,122,274 1,140,926 292,722

Number of earners
 
No earners
26,172 13,727 7,114 3,292 1,416 623 106
One earner 43,712 8,487 11,892 10,937 7,169 5,229 1,279
Two earners or more 47,654 1,287 4,505 9,277 14,928 17,658 4,494
  Two earners 38,302 1,203 4,050 7,946 12,056 13,047 3,282
  Three earners 7,023 77 398 1,104 2,272 3,172 808
  Four earners 2,330 8 56 227 600 1,438 404
Mean numbers of earners 1 0 1 1 2 2 2
Aggregate earners 154,836 11,334 21,923 31,817 41,617 48,145 12,324

Work experience of householder
 
Worked
78,888 8,225 13,525 17,148 19,343 20,647 5,188
  Worked at full-time jobs 65,214 4,897 10,475 14,597 16,920 18,326 4,611
    50 weeks or more 54,135 2,793 8,016 12,119 14,696 16,511 4,207
    27 to 49 weeks 6,520 886 1,387 1,536 1,417 1,293 304
    26 weeks or less 4,558 1,217 1,071 941 807 522 99
  Worked at part-time jobs 13,674 3,329 3,050 2,552 2,422 2,321 578
    50 weeks or more 7,618 1,529 1,729 1,520 1,402 1,438 360
    27 to 49 weeks 2,836 716 654 488 498 480 138
    26 weeks or less 3,220 1,084 668 544 522 402 80
Did not work 38,650 15,276 9,985 6,357 4,170 2,862 690

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
78,779 10,371 13,594 15,643 18,493 20,679 5,331
Renter occupied 37,080 12,437 9,515 7,547 4,855 2,725 518
Occupier paid no cash rent 1,679 693 401 315 165 105 30

 

  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 19.3 19.7 20.3 21.7 5.6
  Inside principal cities 100.0 23.4 20.8 19.7 18.1 18.0 4.7
  Outside principal cities 100.0 16.2 18.3 19.8 21.7 24.0 6.2
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 100.0 24.9 23.6 21.3 18.7 11.5 1.9

Region
 
Northeast
100.0 18.9 18.5 18.9 19.5 24.1 7.1
Midwest 100.0 19.4 21.2 20.4 21.3 17.8 3.9
South 100.0 22.1 20.9 20.4 19.3 17.3 4.0
West 100.0 18.0 18.5 19.8 20.3 23.4 6.1

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 18.1 19.6 20.3 20.7 21.2 5.3
  White alone (1) 100.0 18.0 19.6 20.3 20.8 21.3 5.3
      White alone, not Hispanic 100.0 16.9 18.9 20.3 21.3 22.7 5.8
Black A.O.I.C. 100.0 32.7 23.9 18.8 15.4 9.2 1.6
  Black alone (2) 100.0 32.9 23.9 18.8 15.3 9.0 1.5
  Asian A.O.I.C. 100.0 16.5 14.8 16.8 20.3 31.6 10.0
      Asian alone (3) 100.0 16.5 14.7 16.6 20.4 31.8 10.0
Hispanic (of any race) 100.0 25.7 24.8 20.9 16.9 11.6 2.2

Type of household
 
Family households
100.0 12.5 17.7 20.4 23.6 25.8 6.6
  Married-couple families 100.0 7.2 14.9 20.0 26.2 31.7 8.4
  Male householder,
      no wife present
100.0 17.1 23.1 24.4 21.3 14.1 2.8
  Female householder,
      no husband present
100.0 31.4 26.3 20.7 14.4 7.1 1.1
Nonfamily households 100.0 35.4 24.8 19.1 12.6 8.1 1.7
  Male householder 100.0 28.1 24.5 21.1 15.5 10.8 2.3
    Living alone 100.0 33.0 26.5 20.9 12.2 7.4 1.6
  Female householder 100.0 41.9 25.0 17.3 10.0 5.8 1.1
    Living alone 100.0 46.5 26.1 16.0 7.6 3.8 0.6

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
100.0 17.0 17.7 20.4 22.0 22.9 5.7
  15 to 24 years 100.0 34.8 25.5 21.3 11.8 6.5 1.0
  25 to 34 years 100.0 17.4 20.9 23.0 22.8 16.0 2.8
  35 to 44 years 100.0 13.7 16.4 20.9 23.6 25.5 6.3
  45 to 54 years 100.0 14.8 14.7 18.9 23.5 28.2 7.6
  55 to 64 years 100.0 17.3 17.4 19.1 20.7 25.4 7.1
65 years and over 100.0 31.0 28.4 18.5 12.9 9.3 2.3
  65 to 74 years 100.0 24.3 25.3 20.8 16.5 13.1 3.6
  75 years and over 100.0 38.4 31.7 15.9 9.0 5.0 1.0
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 52.5 27.2 12.6 5.4 2.4 0.4
One earner 100.0 19.4 27.2 25.0 16.4 12.0 2.9
Two earners or more 100.0 2.7 9.5 19.5 31.3 37.1 9.4
  Two earners 100.0 3.1 10.6 20.7 31.5 34.1 8.6
  Three earners 100.0 1.1 5.7 15.7 32.3 45.2 11.5
  Four earners 100.0 0.3 2.4 9.7 25.8 61.7 17.3
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 10.4 17.1 21.7 24.5 26.2 6.6
  Worked at full-time jobs 100.0 7.5 16.1 22.4 25.9 28.1 7.1
    50 weeks or more 100.0 5.2 14.8 22.4 27.1 30.5 7.8
    27 to 49 weeks 100.0 13.6 21.3 23.6 21.7 19.8 4.7
    26 weeks or less 100.0 26.7 23.5 20.6 17.7 11.4 2.2
  Worked at part-time jobs 100.0 24.3 22.3 18.7 17.7 17.0 4.2
    50 weeks or more 100.0 20.1 22.7 20.0 18.4 18.9 4.7
    27 to 49 weeks 100.0 25.3 23.1 17.2 17.6 16.9 4.9
    26 weeks or less 100.0 33.7 20.7 16.9 16.2 12.5 2.5
Did not work 100.0 39.5 25.8 16.4 10.8 7.4 1.8

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
100.0 13.2 17.3 19.9 23.5 26.2 6.8
Renter occupied 100.0 33.5 25.7 20.4 13.1 7.3 1.4
Occupier paid no cash rent 100.0 41.3 23.9 18.7 9.8 6.3 1.8

 

  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
83.7 79.6 80.8 82.6 84.8 90.6 93.7
  Inside principal cities 33.1 38.7 34.4 32.6 29.8 29.8 31.4
  Outside principal cities 50.6 41.0 46.4 50.1 54.9 60.9 62.3
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 16.3 20.3 19.2 17.4 15.2 9.4 6.3

Region
 
Northeast
18.3 17.3 16.9 17.2 17.9 22.1 25.9
Midwest 22.5 21.8 23.8 22.9 23.9 19.9 17.7
South 37.1 40.9 38.8 37.9 35.8 32.1 29.4
West 22.2 20.0 20.5 21.9 22.5 25.9 27.0

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 74.5 80.9 83.8 85.3 87.3 87.7
  White alone (1) 81.2 73.2 79.6 82.6 84.3 86.4 86.6
      White alone, not Hispanic 70.7 59.7 66.7 71.7 75.4 80.3 81.8
Black A.O.I.C. 12.9 21.2 15.5 12.2 9.9 5.9 4.2
  Black alone (2) 12.5 20.6 15.0 11.8 9.6 5.7 3.8
  Asian A.O.I.C. 4.2 3.5 3.1 3.5 4.3 6.6 8.4
      Asian alone (3) 4.0 3.3 2.9 3.3 4.1 6.3 8.0
Hispanic (of any race) 11.3 14.6 14.0 11.8 9.6 6.6 5.0

Type of household
 
Family households
67.1 41.8 59.2 68.6 79.2 86.6 89.1
  Married-couple families 49.7 17.9 37.1 49.7 65.0 78.8 83.6
  Male householder,
      no wife present
4.7 4.1 5.5 5.8 5.1 3.4 2.6
  Female householder,
      no husband present
12.6 19.8 16.6 13.1 9.1 4.5 2.8
Nonfamily households 32.9 58.2 40.8 31.4 20.8 13.4 10.9
  Male householder 15.5 21.8 19.1 16.4 12.1 8.4 7.1
    Living alone 11.9 19.6 15.7 12.4 7.3 4.4 3.9
  Female householder 17.4 36.4 21.8 15.0 8.7 5.0 3.8
    Living alone 14.8 34.5 19.3 11.9 5.6 2.8 1.8

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
78.5 66.6 69.5 80.1 86.2 90.1 90.0
  15 to 24 years 5.3 9.2 6.8 5.7 3.1 1.7 1.1
  25 to 34 years 16.4 14.2 17.1 18.8 18.7 13.1 9.2
  35 to 44 years 18.3 12.5 15.0 19.1 21.6 23.3 23.0
  45 to 54 years 21.2 15.6 15.5 19.9 24.8 29.9 32.0
  55 to 64 years 17.3 15.0 15.1 16.6 18.0 22.1 24.7
65 years and over 21.5 33.3 30.5 19.9 13.8 9.9 10.0
  65 to 74 years 11.2 13.6 14.2 11.7 9.2 7.4 8.0
  75 years and over 10.3 19.8 16.3 8.2 4.6 2.6 2.1
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
22.3 58.4 30.3 14.0 6.0 2.6 1.8
One earner 37.2 36.1 50.6 46.5 30.5 22.2 21.8
Two earners or more 40.5 5.5 19.2 39.5 63.5 75.1 76.4
  Two earners 32.6 5.1 17.2 33.8 51.3 55.5 55.8
  Three earners 6.0 0.3 1.7 4.7 9.7 13.5 13.7
  Four earners 2.0 0.0 0.2 1.0 2.6 6.1 6.9
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
67.1 35.0 57.5 72.9 82.3 87.8 88.3
  Worked at full-time jobs 55.5 20.8 44.6 62.1 72.0 78.0 78.4
    50 weeks or more 46.1 11.9 34.1 51.6 62.5 70.2 71.6
    27 to 49 weeks 5.5 3.8 5.9 6.5 6.0 5.5 5.2
    26 weeks or less 3.9 5.2 4.6 4.0 3.4 2.2 1.7
  Worked at part-time jobs 11.6 14.2 13.0 10.9 10.3 9.9 9.8
    50 weeks or more 6.5 6.5 7.4 6.5 6.0 6.1 6.1
    27 to 49 weeks 2.4 3.0 2.8 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.4
    26 weeks or less 2.7 4.6 2.8 2.3 2.2 1.7 1.4
Did not work 32.9 65.0 42.5 27.0 17.7 12.2 11.7

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
67.0 44.1 57.8 66.5 78.7 88.0 90.7
Renter occupied 31.5 52.9 40.5 32.1 20.7 11.6 8.8
Occupier paid no cash rent 1.4 2.9 1.7 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.5

Race Footnotes

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