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Table HINC-05. Percent Distribution of Households, by Selected Characteristics Within Income Quintile and Top 5 Percent in 2010

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2011 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
118,682 23,736 23,736 23,736 23,736 23,736 5,933
 
Lower limit
(X) (X) 20,000 38,040 61,720 100,065 180,812

Type of residence
 
Inside metropolitan statistical areas
99,266 18,912 19,243 19,676 20,001 21,433 5,578
  Inside principal cities 39,472 9,255 8,291 7,673 7,067 7,187 1,939
  Outside principal cities 59,793 9,657 10,952 12,003 12,934 14,247 3,639
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 19,417 4,819 4,494 4,061 3,737 2,305 355

Region
 
Northeast
21,597 4,223 3,826 4,145 4,232 5,171 1,435
Midwest 26,669 5,289 5,510 5,564 5,511 4,795 1,034
South 44,161 9,666 9,296 8,778 8,569 7,853 1,893
West 26,254 4,552 5,105 5,251 5,426 5,920 1,571

Race and Hispanic Origin of householder
 
All Races
118,682 23,731 23,737 23,737 23,738 23,739 5,933
White A.O.I.C. 97,574 17,614 19,192 19,791 20,285 20,693 5,259
  White alone (1) 96,144 17,280 18,887 19,489 20,028 20,461 5,208
      White alone, not Hispanic 83,471 14,199 15,559 16,770 17,894 19,050 4,949
Black A.O.I.C. 15,613 5,177 3,695 2,958 2,303 1,481 248
  Black alone (2) 15,065 5,013 3,564 2,858 2,234 1,396 226
Asian A.O.I.C. 5,040 773 757 914 1,052 1,543 445
  Asian alone (3) 4,747 735 713 836 986 1,478 428
Hispanic (any race) 13,665 3,363 3,552 2,916 2,306 1,527 271

Type of household
 
Family households
78,613 9,411 13,969 16,162 18,543 20,528 5,231
  Married-couple families 58,036 4,037 8,521 11,587 15,270 18,621 4,888
  Male householder,
      no wife present
5,559 824 1,267 1,414 1,225 829 171
  Female householder,
      no husband present
15,019 4,549 4,182 3,162 2,048 1,078 172
Nonfamily households 40,069 14,320 9,768 7,575 5,195 3,211 702
  Male householder 18,835 5,523 4,501 3,899 2,979 1,933 460
    Living alone 14,539 5,022 3,761 2,910 1,850 996 253
  Female householder 21,234 8,797 5,267 3,676 2,216 1,278 241
    Living alone 18,184 8,355 4,661 2,967 1,525 676 118

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
93,320 15,915 16,779 18,972 20,463 21,191 5,329
  15 to 24 years 6,140 2,214 1,633 1,196 719 378 84
  25 to 34 years 19,572 3,327 4,062 4,620 4,471 3,093 554
  35 to 44 years 21,250 2,807 3,591 4,293 5,104 5,455 1,383
  45 to 54 years 24,530 3,667 3,880 4,588 5,560 6,835 1,838
  55 to 64 years 21,828 3,901 3,614 4,274 4,609 5,430 1,471
65 years and over 25,362 7,816 6,958 4,766 3,275 2,548 603
  65 to 74 years 13,348 3,142 3,291 2,818 2,224 1,872 492
  75 years and over 12,015 4,674 3,667 1,948 1,051 675 111
Mean age of householder 50 53 52 49 48 49 50
Aggregate age 5,951,988 1,266,299 1,227,350 1,164,074 1,135,310 1,158,955 294,064

Number of earners
 
No earners
27,388 14,805 7,037 3,327 1,496 722 91
One earner 44,922 7,845 12,474 11,488 7,853 5,263 1,394
Two earners or more 46,373 1,080 4,226 8,923 14,389 17,754 4,447
  Two earners 37,470 1,020 3,790 7,702 11,700 13,258 3,245
  Three earners 6,705 55 379 1,040 2,112 3,119 776
  Four earners 2,197 5 58 180 577 1,377 427
Mean numbers of earners 1 0 1 1 2 2 2
Aggregate earners 153,237 10,240 21,940 31,595 41,125 48,338 12,352

Work experience of householder
 
Worked
78,542 7,533 13,754 17,137 19,544 20,574 5,228
  Worked at full-time jobs 64,763 4,142 10,599 14,493 17,213 18,316 4,642
    50 weeks or more 54,312 2,232 8,253 12,108 15,148 16,571 4,270
    27 to 49 weeks 6,215 766 1,347 1,444 1,412 1,246 269
    26 weeks or less 4,235 1,143 1,000 941 653 499 102
  Worked at part-time jobs 13,779 3,392 3,154 2,644 2,331 2,258 586
    50 weeks or more 7,408 1,446 1,693 1,483 1,355 1,431 359
    27 to 49 weeks 2,909 732 685 572 484 437 122
    26 weeks or less 3,461 1,214 777 588 492 389 106
Did not work 40,141 16,197 9,984 6,601 4,194 3,165 705

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
78,573 10,340 13,270 15,858 18,367 20,738 5,366
Renter occupied 38,472 12,644 10,107 7,604 5,199 2,917 545
Occupier paid no cash rent 1,637 746 361 275 172 84 21

 

  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 19.1 19.4 19.8 20.1 21.6 5.6
  Inside principal cities 100.0 23.4 21.0 19.4 17.9 18.2 4.9
  Outside principal cities 100.0 16.2 18.3 20.1 21.6 23.8 6.1
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 100.0 24.8 23.1 20.9 19.2 11.9 1.8

Region
 
Northeast
100.0 19.6 17.7 19.2 19.6 23.9 6.6
Midwest 100.0 19.8 20.7 20.9 20.7 18.0 3.9
South 100.0 21.9 21.1 19.9 19.4 17.8 4.3
West 100.0 17.3 19.4 20.0 20.7 22.5 6.0

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 19.7 20.3 20.8 21.2 5.4
  White alone (1) 100.0 18.0 19.6 20.3 20.8 21.3 5.4
      White alone, not Hispanic 100.0 17.0 18.6 20.1 21.4 22.8 5.9
Black A.O.I.C. 100.0 33.2 23.7 18.9 14.7 9.5 1.6
  Black alone (2) 100.0 33.3 23.7 19.0 14.8 9.3 1.5
Asian A.O.I.C. 100.0 15.3 15.0 18.1 20.9 30.6 8.8
  Asian alone (3) 100.0 15.5 15.0 17.6 20.8 31.1 9.0
Hispanic (any race) 100.0 24.6 26.0 21.3 16.9 11.2 2.0

Type of household
 
Family households
100.0 12.0 17.8 20.6 23.6 26.1 6.7
  Married-couple families 100.0 7.0 14.7 20.0 26.3 32.1 8.4
  Male householder,
      no wife present
100.0 14.8 22.8 25.4 22.0 14.9 3.1
  Female householder,
      no husband present
100.0 30.3 27.8 21.1 13.6 7.2 1.1
Nonfamily households 100.0 35.7 24.4 18.9 13.0 8.0 1.8
  Male householder 100.0 29.3 23.9 20.7 15.8 10.3 2.4
    Living alone 100.0 34.5 25.9 20.0 12.7 6.9 1.7
  Female householder 100.0 41.4 24.8 17.3 10.4 6.0 1.1
    Living alone 100.0 45.9 25.6 16.3 8.4 3.7 0.6

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
100.0 17.1 18.0 20.3 21.9 22.7 5.7
  15 to 24 years 100.0 36.1 26.6 19.5 11.7 6.2 1.4
  25 to 34 years 100.0 17.0 20.8 23.6 22.8 15.8 2.8
  35 to 44 years 100.0 13.2 16.9 20.2 24.0 25.7 6.5
  45 to 54 years 100.0 14.9 15.8 18.7 22.7 27.9 7.5
  55 to 64 years 100.0 17.9 16.6 19.6 21.1 24.9 6.7
65 years and over 100.0 30.8 27.4 18.8 12.9 10.0 2.4
  65 to 74 years 100.0 23.5 24.7 21.1 16.7 14.0 3.7
  75 years and over 100.0 38.9 30.5 16.2 8.7 5.6 0.9
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 54.1 25.7 12.1 5.5 2.6 0.3
One earner 100.0 17.5 27.8 25.6 17.5 11.7 3.1
Two earners or more 100.0 2.3 9.1 19.2 31.0 38.3 9.6
  Two earners 100.0 2.7 10.1 20.6 31.2 35.4 8.7
  Three earners 100.0 0.8 5.6 15.5 31.5 46.5 11.6
  Four earners 100.0 0.2 2.6 8.2 26.2 62.7 19.4
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 9.6 17.5 21.8 24.9 26.2 6.7
  Worked at full-time jobs 100.0 6.4 16.4 22.4 26.6 28.3 7.2
    50 weeks or more 100.0 4.1 15.2 22.3 27.9 30.5 7.9
    27 to 49 weeks 100.0 12.3 21.7 23.2 22.7 20.1 4.3
    26 weeks or less 100.0 27.0 23.6 22.2 15.4 11.8 2.4
  Worked at part-time jobs 100.0 24.6 22.9 19.2 16.9 16.4 4.3
    50 weeks or more 100.0 19.5 22.9 20.0 18.3 19.3 4.8
    27 to 49 weeks 100.0 25.2 23.5 19.7 16.6 15.0 4.2
    26 weeks or less 100.0 35.1 22.4 17.0 14.2 11.3 3.1
Did not work 100.0 40.4 24.9 16.4 10.4 7.9 1.8

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
100.0 13.2 16.9 20.2 23.4 26.4 6.8
Renter occupied 100.0 32.9 26.3 19.8 13.5 7.6 1.4
Occupier paid no cash rent 100.0 45.6 22.0 16.8 10.5 5.1 1.3

 

  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
83.6 79.7 81.1 82.9 84.3 90.3 94.0
  Inside principal cities 33.3 39.0 34.9 32.3 29.8 30.3 32.7
  Outside principal cities 50.4 40.7 46.1 50.6 54.5 60.0 61.3
Outside metropolitan statistical areas (4) 16.4 20.3 18.9 17.1 15.7 9.7 6.0

Region
 
Northeast
18.2 17.8 16.1 17.5 17.8 21.8 24.2
Midwest 22.5 22.3 23.2 23.4 23.2 20.2 17.4
South 37.2 40.7 39.2 37.0 36.1 33.1 31.9
West 22.1 19.2 21.5 22.1 22.9 24.9 26.5

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. 82.2 74.2 80.9 83.4 85.5 87.2 88.6
  White alone (1) 81.0 72.8 79.6 82.1 84.4 86.2 87.8
      White alone, not Hispanic 70.3 59.8 65.5 70.6 75.4 80.3 83.4
Black A.O.I.C. 13.2 21.8 15.6 12.5 9.7 6.2 4.2
  Black alone (2) 12.7 21.1 15.0 12.0 9.4 5.9 3.8
Asian A.O.I.C. 4.2 3.3 3.2 3.8 4.4 6.5 7.5
  Asian alone (3) 4.0 3.1 3.0 3.5 4.2 6.2 7.2
Hispanic (any race) 11.5 14.2 15.0 12.3 9.7 6.4 4.6

Type of household
 
Family households
66.2 39.6 58.9 68.1 78.1 86.5 88.2
  Married-couple families 48.9 17.0 35.9 48.8 64.3 78.4 82.4
  Male householder,
      no wife present
4.7 3.5 5.3 6.0 5.2 3.5 2.9
  Female householder,
      no husband present
12.7 19.2 17.6 13.3 8.6 4.5 2.9
Nonfamily households 33.8 60.3 41.2 31.9 21.9 13.5 11.8
  Male householder 15.9 23.3 19.0 16.4 12.6 8.1 7.8
    Living alone 12.3 21.2 15.8 12.3 7.8 4.2 4.3
  Female householder 17.9 37.1 22.2 15.5 9.3 5.4 4.1
    Living alone 15.3 35.2 19.6 12.5 6.4 2.8 2.0

Age of householder
 
Under 65 years
78.6 67.0 70.7 79.9 86.2 89.3 89.8
  15 to 24 years 5.2 9.3 6.9 5.0 3.0 1.6 1.4
  25 to 34 years 16.5 14.0 17.1 19.5 18.8 13.0 9.3
  35 to 44 years 17.9 11.8 15.1 18.1 21.5 23.0 23.3
  45 to 54 years 20.7 15.4 16.3 19.3 23.4 28.8 31.0
  55 to 64 years 18.4 16.4 15.2 18.0 19.4 22.9 24.8
65 years and over 21.4 32.9 29.3 20.1 13.8 10.7 10.2
  65 to 74 years 11.2 13.2 13.9 11.9 9.4 7.9 8.3
  75 years and over 10.1 19.7 15.5 8.2 4.4 2.8 1.9
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
23.1 62.4 29.6 14.0 6.3 3.0 1.5
One earner 37.9 33.0 52.6 48.4 33.1 22.2 23.5
Two earners or more 39.1 4.6 17.8 37.6 60.6 74.8 75.0
  Two earners 31.6 4.3 16.0 32.4 49.3 55.9 54.7
  Three earners 5.6 0.2 1.6 4.4 8.9 13.1 13.1
  Four earners 1.9 0.0 0.2 0.8 2.4 5.8 7.2
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
66.2 31.7 57.9 72.2 82.3 86.7 88.1
  Worked at full-time jobs 54.6 17.4 44.7 61.1 72.5 77.2 78.2
    50 weeks or more 45.8 9.4 34.8 51.0 63.8 69.8 72.0
    27 to 49 weeks 5.2 3.2 5.7 6.1 5.9 5.3 4.5
    26 weeks or less 3.6 4.8 4.2 4.0 2.8 2.1 1.7
  Worked at part-time jobs 11.6 14.3 13.3 11.1 9.8 9.5 9.9
    50 weeks or more 6.2 6.1 7.1 6.2 5.7 6.0 6.1
    27 to 49 weeks 2.5 3.1 2.9 2.4 2.0 1.8 2.1
    26 weeks or less 2.9 5.1 3.3 2.5 2.1 1.6 1.8
Did not work 33.8 68.2 42.1 27.8 17.7 13.3 11.9

Tenure
 
Owner occupied
66.2 43.6 55.9 66.8 77.4 87.4 90.5
Renter occupied 32.4 53.3 42.6 32.0 21.9 12.3 9.2
Occupier paid no cash rent 1.4 3.1 1.5 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.4

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: January 14, 2013