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POV27: Source of Income By Ratio of Poverty Threshold For Families And Unrelated Individuals:  2004
       Unrelated individuals under age 65 /4

[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
                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Unrelated individuals
under age 65 /4

People in families.......................      37,141       4,283       6,056       7,826       9,815      11,362      13,316      29,315      27,326      25,779      23,825
Total Income
  Aggregate (million)....................       (N/A)       4,549      15,678      30,834      52,781      73,694     104,589       (N/A)       (N/A)       (N/A)       (N/A)
Mean.....................................      32,481       1,062       2,589       3,940       5,377       6,486       7,854      40,100      42,216      43,937      46,245
  Standard error /19.....................         224          31          41          45          44          47          50         265         280         293         312
With zero income.........................       2,104       2,104       2,104       2,104       2,104       2,104       2,104           0           0           0           0
With negative income.....................          67          67          67          67          67          67          67           0           0           0           0

Wages and salaries
  Aggregate (million)....................       (N/A)       2,551       7,244      13,971      27,579      40,882      64,531     989,266     975,659     962,356     938,706
Percent of total income..................        83.2        56.1        46.2        45.3        52.3        55.5        61.7        84.2        84.6        85.0        85.2
Mean.....................................      27,012         596       1,196       1,785       2,810       3,598       4,846      33,747      35,705      37,331      39,401
  Standard error /19.....................         213          21          30          36          41          46          52         255         269         282         300
Recipient families number................      28,713       1,078       1,939       2,864       4,246       5,378       7,002      25,849      24,467      23,335      21,711
Percent of all unrelated individuals.....        77.3        25.2        32.0        36.6        43.3        47.3        52.6        88.2        89.5        90.5        91.1
Mean amount..............................      34,940       2,367       3,735       4,878       6,496       7,602       9,217      38,271      39,876      41,240      43,236
  Standard error /19.....................         256          47          54          58          57          58          60         276         288         299         317

Nonfarm self-emplyment
  Aggregate (million)....................      50,197         -85         445       1,031       2,093       2,767       4,079      49,166      48,104      47,430      46,118
Percent of total income..................         4.2        -1.9         2.8         3.3         4.0         3.8         3.9         4.2         4.2         4.2         4.2
Mean.....................................       1,352         -20          73         132         213         244         306       1,677       1,760       1,840       1,936
  Standard error /19.....................          58          16          15          16          16          16          17          73          78          83          89
Received positive amount number..........       2,342         162         283         391         525         600         706       1,951       1,817       1,742       1,636
Percent..................................         6.3         3.8         4.7         5.0         5.3         5.3         5.3         6.7         6.7         6.8         6.9
Aggregate................................      50,991         233         763       1,434       2,497       3,177       4,490      49,557      48,494      47,814      46,501
Mean.....................................      21,770       1,434       2,696       3,669       4,758       5,291       6,362      25,398      26,683      27,451      28,415
  Standard error /19.....................         799         183         176         180         178         187         206         936         998       1,037       1,098
Received negative amount number..........         155          68          70          79          79          80          84          76          76          75          70
Percent..................................         0.4         1.6         1.2         1.0         0.8         0.7         0.6         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3
Aggregate................................        -794        -318        -319        -404        -404        -410        -411        -391        -391        -384        -383
Mean.....................................      -5,137      -4,702      -4,545      -5,108      -5,108      -5,123      -4,879      -5,167      -5,167      -5,152      -5,445
  Standard error /19.....................         409         551         541         629         578         574         558         579         579         585         600

Farm self-emplyment
  Aggregate (million)....................       3,643         -58         -32         -39          27          52          99       3,681       3,616       3,591       3,543
Percent of total income..................         0.3        -1.3        -0.2        -0.1         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3
Mean.....................................          98         -13          -5          -5           3           5           7         126         132         139         149
  Standard error /19.....................          18          14          10           8           7           6           6          23          25          26          28
Received positive amount number..........         446          31          40          50          66          80          92         396         380         366         354
Percent..................................         1.2         0.7         0.7         0.6         0.7         0.7         0.7         1.4         1.4         1.4         1.5
Aggregate................................       3,849          40          66          66         132         157         204       3,782       3,717       3,692       3,644
Mean.....................................       8,626       1,284       1,656       1,321       2,000       1,965       2,223       9,551       9,777      10,078      10,288
  Standard error /19.....................       1,399         386         464         398         521         497         567       1,563       1,625       1,682       1,734
Received negative amount number..........          43           8          11          16          16          16          16          27          27          27          27
Percent..................................         0.1         0.2         0.2         0.2         0.2         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.1         0.1
Aggregate................................        -206         -97         -98        -105        -105        -105        -105        -101        -101        -101        -101
Mean.....................................      -4,808     -12,358      -8,997      -6,496      -6,496      -6,496      -6,496      -3,786      -3,786      -3,786      -3,786
  Standard error /19.....................       1,129       2,572       3,149       2,529       2,327       2,327       2,327       1,046       1,046       1,046       1,046

Interest and dividends
  Aggregate (million)....................      34,439         314         527         711       1,063       1,205       1,421      33,728      33,376      33,234      33,018
Percent of total income..................         2.9         6.9         3.4         2.3         2.0         1.6         1.4         2.9         2.9         2.9         3.0

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
       Unrelated individuals under age 65 /4

[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
                                            _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mean.....................................         927          73          87          91         108         106         107       1,151       1,221       1,289       1,386
  Standard error /19.....................          28           7           7           7           7           7           6          36          38          41          44
Recipient families number................      14,940         597         866       1,187       1,618       1,925       2,380      13,753      13,323      13,015      12,560
Percent of all unrelated individuals.....        40.2        13.9        14.3        15.2        16.5        16.9        17.9        46.9        48.8        50.5        52.7
Mean.....................................       2,305         526         609         599         657         626         597       2,452       2,505       2,554       2,629
  Standard error /19.....................          69          48          45          43          42          37          33          75          77          79          82

Rental income
  Aggregate (million)....................      11,370         -10           6           8         102         190         288      11,362      11,268      11,180      11,082
Percent of total income..................         0.9        -0.2         0.0         0.0         0.2         0.3         0.3         1.0         1.0         1.0         1.0
Mean.....................................         306          -2           1           1          10          17          22         388         412         434         465
  Standard error /19.....................          20           6           6           6           5           5           5          25          27          28          31
Received positive amount number..........       1,234          50          64          84         117         147         175       1,150       1,116       1,087       1,059
Percent..................................         3.3         1.2         1.1         1.1         1.2         1.3         1.3         3.9         4.1         4.2         4.4
Aggregate................................      12,040          45          87         133         236         324         445      11,908      11,804      11,716      11,596
Mean.....................................       9,759         891       1,361       1,577       2,010       2,203       2,540      10,357      10,573      10,783      10,952
  Standard error /19.....................         524         191         242         250         274         263         279         558         573         587         601
Received negative amount number..........         197          13          19          25          29          30          34         172         169         168         163
Percent..................................         0.5         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.3         0.6         0.6         0.7         0.7
Aggregate................................        -670         -55         -81        -125        -134        -135        -157        -546        -536        -535        -514
Mean.....................................      -3,396      -4,185      -4,314      -5,002      -4,706      -4,555      -4,583      -3,164      -3,175      -3,191      -3,148
  Standard error /19.....................         272       1,030       1,003         904         743         730         702         282         288         289         290

Social Security
  Aggregate (million)....................      24,686         339       2,147       6,249       9,350      12,402      14,421      18,437      15,336      12,284      10,265
Percent of total income..................         2.0         7.4        13.7        20.3        17.7        16.8        13.8         1.6         1.3         1.1         0.9
Mean.....................................         665          79         355         799         953       1,092       1,083         629         561         477         431
  Standard error /19.....................          15           9          20          29          27          28          27          17          18          17          17
Recipient families number................       2,617         121         418         950       1,276       1,590       1,769       1,667       1,341       1,027         848
Percent of all unrelated individuals.....         7.0         2.8         6.9        12.1        13.0        14.0        13.3         5.7         4.9         4.0         3.6
Mean amount..............................       9,433       2,806       5,134       6,581       7,325       7,800       8,150      11,057      11,439      11,961      12,109
  Standard error /19.....................         106         149         109          86          76          80          84         145         176         216         252

Pension survivor and disability income
  Aggregate (million)....................      31,239         140         344         666       1,083       1,758       2,651      30,573      30,156      29,481      28,588
Percent of total income..................         2.6         3.1         2.2         2.2         2.1         2.4         2.5         2.6         2.6         2.6         2.6
Mean.....................................         841          33          57          85         110         155         199       1,043       1,104       1,144       1,200
  Standard error /19.....................          28           6           7           9           9          11          12          36          38          40          43
Recipient families number................       1,818          63         112         164         227         315         405       1,654       1,591       1,503       1,413
Percent of all unrelated individuals.....         4.9         1.5         1.8         2.1         2.3         2.8         3.0         5.6         5.8         5.8         5.9
Mean amount..............................      17,188       2,230       3,085       4,066       4,777       5,582       6,547      18,486      18,956      19,619      20,238
  Standard error /19.....................         416         256         239         252         233         229         242         443         456         477         501

Mean tested cash-assistance
  Aggregate (million)....................       9,160         450       2,909       4,915       5,712       6,763       7,325       4,245       3,448       2,397       1,836
Percent of total income..................         0.8         9.9        18.6        15.9        10.8         9.2         7.0         0.4         0.3         0.2         0.2
Mean.....................................         247         105         480         628         582         595         550         145         126          93          77
  Standard error /19.....................           8           9          23          25          20          19          17           7           7           7           6
Recipient families number................       2,315         376         854       1,254       1,435       1,647       1,775       1,061         880         668         540
Percent of all unrelated individuals.....         6.2         8.8        14.1        16.0        14.6        14.5        13.3         3.6         3.2         2.6         2.3
Mean amount..............................       3,957       1,196       3,405       3,919       3,981       4,106       4,128       4,002       3,918       3,589       3,397
  Standard error /19.....................          90          84         112         105          94          91          92         160         181         216         240
 
 
 
 
 
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Based on the June 2006 Weighting Correction.


Poverty Footnotes

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Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: November 02, 2006
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