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POV27: Source of Income By Ratio of Poverty Threshold For Families And Unrelated Individuals:  2004
       'Families with a householder'        'age 65 and over /10'

[Numbers of families and people in thousands, aggregate income in millions of dollars, mean (average) income and their standard errors in dollars.  For definitions of income
types, see "CPS Definitions and Explanation" at www.census.gov/population/www/cps/cpsdef.html]

                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                            Below poverty level /5                                      Above poverty level /5
                                                        _________________________________   _________________________________________________________________________________
                                                        Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       1.00 and    1.25 and    1.50 and    1.75 and
                                            Total       0.50        0.75        1.00        1.25        1.50        1.75        over        over        over        over
                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Families with a householder
under age 65 /10

Total, families..........................      12,136         281         477         789       1,248       1,853       2,616      11,347      10,888      10,283       9,520
People in families.......................      28,709         777       1,345       2,184       3,359       4,871       6,643      26,525      25,350      23,838      22,066
Total Income
  Aggregate (million)....................     623,821         638       2,393       6,128      12,983      23,581      38,871     617,692     610,837     600,239     584,950
Mean.....................................      51,402       2,270       5,015       7,769      10,401      12,729      14,857      54,435      56,103      58,369      61,446
  Standard error /19.....................         610         201         225         212         176         156         139         642         664         696         742
With zero income.........................          88          88          88          88          88          88          88           0           0           0           0
With negative income.....................          11          11          11          11          11          11          11           0           0           0           0

Wages and salaries
  Aggregate (million)....................     198,518          77         318         640       1,663       2,883       4,481     197,877     196,855     195,635     194,037
Percent of total income..................        31.8        12.1        13.3        10.5        12.8        12.2        11.5        32.0        32.2        32.6        33.2
Mean.....................................      16,358         274         666         812       1,332       1,556       1,713      17,438      18,080      19,024      20,383
  Standard error /19.....................         468          72         119         108         111         111         107         499         519         547         589
Recipient families number................       4,811          25          59         107         220         325         432       4,705       4,591       4,486       4,380
Percent of all families..................        39.6         8.8        12.4        13.5        17.6        17.5        16.5        41.5        42.2        43.6        46.0
Mean amount..............................      41,262       3,111       5,357       6,009       7,557       8,869      10,383      42,061      42,878      43,609      44,305
  Standard error /19.....................       1,081         471         624         527         414         436         452       1,102       1,127       1,150       1,176

Nonfarm self-emplyment
  Aggregate (million)....................      21,134        -178        -177        -130        -134         -30          29      21,263      21,267      21,163      21,104
Percent of total income..................         3.4       -27.8        -7.4        -2.1        -1.0        -0.1         0.1         3.4         3.5         3.5         3.6
Mean.....................................       1,741        -632        -370        -165        -107         -16          11       1,874       1,953       2,058       2,217
  Standard error /19.....................         126         156          93          78          46          41          31         135         141         149         160
Received positive amount number..........         807           4           7          20          25          43          64         788         782         764         743
Percent..................................         6.7         1.4         1.6         2.5         2.0         2.3         2.4         6.9         7.2         7.4         7.8
Aggregate................................      21,570           3           4          73          86         224         304      21,497      21,485      21,346      21,267
Mean.....................................      26,713         859         577       3,707       3,389       5,178       4,741      27,292      27,467      27,930      28,606
  Standard error /19.....................       1,651         919         499       1,791       1,318       1,100         794       1,687       1,697       1,733       1,775
Received negative amount number..........          78          23          23          27          30          34          36          51          48          45          42
Percent..................................         0.6         8.2         4.8         3.4         2.4         1.8         1.4         0.5         0.4         0.4         0.4
Aggregate................................        -437        -181        -181        -203        -219        -254        -274        -233        -217        -183        -162
Mean.....................................      -5,587      -7,883      -7,883      -7,538      -7,270      -7,550      -7,692      -4,559      -4,530      -4,107      -3,821
  Standard error /19.....................         392         723         723         648         553         517         497         443         472         446         419

Farm self-emplyment
  Aggregate (million)....................       5,387         -42         -42         -42         -41         -42         -57       5,429       5,428       5,429       5,443
Percent of total income..................         0.9        -6.6        -1.8        -0.7        -0.3        -0.2        -0.1         0.9         0.9         0.9         0.9
Mean.....................................         444        -150         -88         -53         -33         -23         -22         478         499         528         572
  Standard error /19.....................         203         112          66          40          23          16          13         217         226         240         259
Received positive amount number..........         199           7           7           7          10          11          12         192         189         187         187
Percent..................................         1.6         2.3         1.4         0.8         0.8         0.6         0.5         1.7         1.7         1.8         2.0
Aggregate................................       5,565           0           0           0           1           1           2       5,565       5,564       5,564       5,562
Mean.....................................      28,006           1           1           1         100          89         186      28,966      29,491      29,692      29,781
  Standard error /19.....................      12,078         (X)         (X)         (X)          99          89         192      12,480      12,702      12,786      12,827
Received negative amount number..........          38           4           4           4           4           6           7          34          34          32          30
Percent..................................         0.3         1.5         0.9         0.5         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3
Aggregate................................        -178         -42         -42         -42         -42         -43         -59        -136        -136        -135        -119
Mean.....................................      -4,708      -9,999      -9,999      -9,999      -9,999      -7,504      -7,858      -4,043      -4,043      -4,209      -3,928
  Standard error /19.....................       1,049         (X)         (X)         (X)         (X)       2,478       1,919       1,075       1,075       1,109       1,133

Interest and dividends
  Aggregate (million)....................      61,291         138         217         343         552         741       1,103      60,947      60,739      60,549      60,188

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Based on the June 2006 Weighting Correction.
POV27: Source of Income By Ratio of Poverty Threshold For Families And Unrelated Individuals:  2004
       'Families with a householder'        'age 65 and over /10'

[Numbers of families and people in thousands, aggregate income in millions of dollars, mean (average) income and their standard errors in dollars.  For definitions of income
types, see "CPS Definitions and Explanation" at www.census.gov/population/www/cps/cpsdef.html]

                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                            Below poverty level /5                                      Above poverty level /5
                                                        _________________________________   _________________________________________________________________________________
                                                        Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       Under       1.00 and    1.25 and    1.50 and    1.75 and
                                            Total       0.50        0.75        1.00        1.25        1.50        1.75        over        over        over        over
                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Percent of total income..................         9.8        21.6         9.1         5.6         4.2         3.1         2.8         9.9         9.9        10.1        10.3
Mean.....................................       5,050         490         454         435         442         400         422       5,371       5,579       5,888       6,322
  Standard error /19.....................         167         113          78          61          43          32          28         179         186         196         211
Recipient families number................       7,660          91         150         225         368         557         886       7,435       7,292       7,103       6,773
Percent of all families..................        63.1        32.3        31.5        28.5        29.5        30.1        33.9        65.5        67.0        69.1        71.2
Mean.....................................       8,002       1,519       1,443       1,527       1,500       1,331       1,245       8,198       8,330       8,525       8,886
  Standard error /19.....................         259         317         223         191         128          95          75         266         271         278         291

Rental income
  Aggregate (million)....................      12,410         -77        -173        -158        -162        -157        -118      12,568      12,572      12,568      12,528
Percent of total income..................         2.0       -12.1        -7.2        -2.6        -1.2        -0.7        -0.3         2.0         2.1         2.1         2.1
Mean.....................................       1,023        -276        -362        -200        -130         -85         -45       1,108       1,155       1,222       1,316
  Standard error /19.....................          69         126         102          66          40          32          28          74          77          81          88
Received positive amount number..........       1,059           3           3          16          31          48          80       1,043       1,028       1,011         979
Percent..................................         8.7         1.2         0.7         2.1         2.5         2.6         3.1         9.2         9.4         9.8        10.3
Aggregate................................      13,403           4           4          36          51         105         218      13,367      13,352      13,298      13,185
Mean.....................................      12,656       1,155       1,155       2,180       1,610       2,201       2,720      12,821      12,994      13,149      13,468
  Standard error /19.....................         689       1,209       1,209         820         443         605         507         699         707         717         738
Received negative amount number..........         233           7          17          22          28          41          54         211         206         193         180
Percent..................................         1.9         2.3         3.7         2.8         2.2         2.2         2.1         1.9         1.9         1.9         1.9
Aggregate................................        -992         -81        -177        -193        -213        -262        -336        -799        -780        -730        -657
Mean.....................................      -4,253     -12,361     -10,093      -8,731      -7,717      -6,432      -6,259      -3,783      -3,789      -3,791      -3,654
  Standard error /19.....................         250         533         804         894         789         672         553         239         244         254         262

Social Security
  Aggregate (million)....................     195,620         519       1,755       4,179       8,940      16,355      27,799     191,441     186,680     179,265     167,820
Percent of total income..................        31.4        81.4        73.3        68.2        68.9        69.4        71.5        31.0        30.6        29.9        28.7
Mean.....................................      16,119       1,847       3,676       5,298       7,162       8,828      10,625      16,871      17,146      17,432      17,629
  Standard error /19.....................          85         228         221         199         157         143         130          85          87          91          96
Recipient families number................      10,943          84         236         477         894       1,433       2,153      10,466      10,048       9,509       8,789
Percent of all families..................        90.2        30.0        49.6        60.5        71.7        77.4        82.3        92.2        92.3        92.5        92.3
Mean amount..............................      17,877       6,161       7,419       8,763       9,995      11,411      12,911      18,292      18,579      18,852      19,094
  Standard error /19.....................          76         431         231         172         121         112         103          77          79          82          87

Pension survivor and disability income
  Aggregate (million)....................     114,284          48         127         331         627       1,179       2,193     113,953     113,657     113,105     112,091
Percent of total income..................        18.3         7.5         5.3         5.4         4.8         5.0         5.6        18.4        18.6        18.8        19.2
Mean.....................................       9,417         170         266         419         502         637         838      10,042      10,439      10,999      11,775
  Standard error /19.....................         153          48          62          70          59          54          54         161         167         175         186
Recipient families number................       5,998          19          36          75         129         235         416       5,924       5,869       5,763       5,582
Percent of all families..................        49.4         6.8         7.6         9.5        10.4        12.7        15.9        52.2        53.9        56.0        58.6
Mean amount..............................      19,053       2,502       3,481       4,425       4,847       5,023       5,266      19,237      19,366      19,624      20,082
  Standard error /19.....................         251         340         519         499         385         289         233         253         255         258         264

Mean tested cash-assistance
  Aggregate (million)....................       4,953          97         250         742       1,176       2,005       2,468       4,212       3,777       2,948       2,485
Percent of total income..................         0.8        15.2        10.5        12.1         9.1         8.5         6.4         0.7         0.6         0.5         0.4
Mean.....................................         408         344         524         940         942       1,082         943         371         347         287         261
  Standard error /19.....................          19          83          92         103          79          75          60          19          19          18          18
Recipient families number................         741          24          63         137         206         314         390         604         535         427         351
Percent of all families..................         6.1         8.7        13.3        17.4        16.5        17.0        14.9         5.3         4.9         4.2         3.7
Mean amount..............................       6,681       3,971       3,954       5,412       5,700       6,385       6,324       6,969       7,060       6,899       7,078
  Standard error /19.....................         199         423         461         359         302         289         263         231         248         272         301
 
 
 
 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Based on the June 2006 Weighting Correction.


Poverty Footnotes

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: November 02, 2006
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